Close up of East Timorese tais weaving process. Photograph by Amy Ripley

Tais of East Timor

Dili Tais Market is an unprepossessing place – just two narrow alleys of tin-roofed shacks. But once you step off the hot, dusty street and into its secret, shady lanes, you arrive into a world of colour and creativity. Tais are … Continue reading

Tiara (1990) by Fiona Hall, who was recently selected to represent Australia at teh Venice Biennale in 2015. Hall made the tiara from aluminium sardine tins.

A Fine Possession

Our love of personal adornment is universal. It was born of the delight in the visual and sensory pleasures when humans began decorating their bodies with natural materials. Soon we realised that wearing jewellery could change us in the eyes of others: jewellery could make us more attractive or … Continue reading

Makerspace RoboDojo at the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photograph by Daniel Green

The future is now

This year Sydney Design Festival explored how the borders between designer, producer and consumer are being dissolved by new design technologies and practices. New forms of design thinking are democratising design and increasing collaboration across diverse domains. Via co-creation, participatory … Continue reading

Tom Fereday

Tom Fereday

As winner of the Space+Moooi Residency, Sydney-designer Tom Fereday is currently in an enviable position, immersed within one of Europe’s most acclaimed design brands. Fereday recently travelled to the Netherlands to undertake his two-month residency at Moooi’s headquarters in Breda. … Continue reading