Conversations

Beth

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Beth

As one of the four founding directors at Makers of Architecture, Beth Cameron has played a fundamental part in the design of our new workroom, and our flagship store opening early next year. We met with Beth to learn the myriad of things that influenced her career. Story photographed by Yoan Jolly.     Tell us about your upbringing and background... My parents brought my sister and I up on a beautiful lifestyle block on the Geraldine Downs, South Canterbury. This land of rolling hills, bush clad pockets, flat plains and scenic mountains provided a framework for a semi-rural lifestyle,...

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Caroline

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Caroline

Evocative feminine shapes and subtle colours of Melbourne based artist Caroline Walls' body of work first caught our eye in July 2017. With our common aesthetics embracing minimalism and a streamlined colour palette, we launched the process of a collaboration to adorn our Building Block basics. The concept is simple yet powerfully universal: in a world where women's bodies keep on being mistreated, we wanted to inspire confidence and empowerment by showcasing the works of an artist who puts the female body in focus. Story photographed by Tasha Tylee.   You have a beautiful home which also doubles as your...

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Megan

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Megan

For Megan May, growing up in a family that helped pioneer the organic food movement meant food and nutrition was always going to play an important role in her life. After studying environmental science, Megan followed her dreams and started Little Bird Organics. We met Megan at her renowned café, The Unbakery to discuss her latest recipe book, organic food and healthy habits. Story photographed by Neeve Woodward.     Tell us about Little Bird and how it started: Little Bird started in 2009, at a time when the conversation around raw food was almost non-existent. During the conception of...

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Arabella

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Arabella

Arabella Peterson doesn’t have a lot of spare time, but she uses it wisely. Between working two jobs and freelancing, she also volunteers as the editor in chief at The Ladies Network and plays board games in the weekends. We talk to Arabella about gender equality, work/life balance and kindness. Story photographed by Hannah Roche.     Tell us about The Ladies Network and how it started: The Ladies Network started as what was meant to be a little exhibition in Surry Hills, Sydney in 2015. It ended up being not so little, with over 500 people showing up to the...

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Michael

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Michael

Micheal McCabe is an architecture graduate creating furniture, installations and public art work. For his thesis, Micheal explored the relationship between queer identity, nightclubs and politics of homonormativity. We meet Micheal in his workroom to discuss sustainability in the built environment and queer identities in architecture. Story photographed by Greta Van Der Star. How would you describe your design style? Something I say to my students is "make sure you are having fun designing", for me that is about being playful and doing things that aren't very architecturally traditional. For me this always gets expressed in a deep fascination with...

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