Artist Profile: Katie Ravich

Written for Art Edit Artist Katie Ravich spent much of her childhood exploring the beach and bushland close to home. “I loved to [make] miniature worlds with mosses, leaf litter and sticks and house cicada shells and Christmas beetles beneath these creations,” she says. “I think this is where my fascination with studying the miniature landscape beneath… Continue reading Artist Profile: Katie Ravich

Wear Your Star Sign Around Your Neck With Skin Studio’s New Double-Sided Zodiac Pendants

Written for Broadsheet Skin Studio, a jewellery label started by Melbourne-based designer Chi Mai in 2018, makes nine-karat gold-filled necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Gold-filled jewellery is made by bonding a thick layer of gold to a base of jeweller’s brass and sterling silver (which is different from gold plating, where metals are simply dipped… Continue reading Wear Your Star Sign Around Your Neck With Skin Studio’s New Double-Sided Zodiac Pendants

Australian Intimates Label Nico Debuts a Leisurewear Collection, With Soft, Sustainable Fabrics

Written for Broadsheet Australian intimates label Nico first launched in 2012 with its signature range of high quality, minimalist underwear. The label has since established itself as a go-to for organic basics made from premium, sustainable fabrics in soft colours such as lilac, lemon and rose. This month, the label makes its first foray into leisurewear with a capsule collection of… Continue reading Australian Intimates Label Nico Debuts a Leisurewear Collection, With Soft, Sustainable Fabrics

Five Gateway “Hard Pants” to Soften Your Re-Entry to the Workplace

Written for Broadsheet I wore tight jeans for the first time in months recently. Had I missed the jig required to pull them into place? No. The way they tighten around my knees when I bend, or sit, or stretch? Not really. But did I feel a sense of achievement? You betcha. After months working… Continue reading Five Gateway “Hard Pants” to Soften Your Re-Entry to the Workplace

Sephora Pitt Street Launches an In-House Blow Bar for Affordable and Quick Hairstyles

Written for Broadsheet In her twenties, The Blow founder Phoebe Simmonds spent a lot of time in the US for work. She was a marketing manager for Nude Skincare (which is part-owned by Bono’s wife Ali Hewson) and then for Benefit Cosmetics across Southeast Asia, before moving to Sydney as the Australian marketing director. “I noticed that… Continue reading Sephora Pitt Street Launches an In-House Blow Bar for Affordable and Quick Hairstyles

20 to Buy: White (and Beige) Sneakers of the Season

Written for Broadsheet “Never trust a man wearing white shoes,” a friend’s mum once told me. She never explained why, but it stuck with me. And for a long time I found myself deliberating her words. Is it because he’d be afraid to get his hands dirty, and therefore afraid of hard work? Or is… Continue reading 20 to Buy: White (and Beige) Sneakers of the Season

Released From Love Is a Sydney Jewellery Label Turning Recycled Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Into Classic, Everyday Pieces

Written for Broadsheet Hannah Roche and her husband LD Malone spent a year learning to craft fine jewellery at one of Australia’s oldest craft institutions, the Sturt School in New South Wales, so they could each make the other’s wedding ring. In the process, they fell in love with jewellery making, going on to launch Released From… Continue reading Released From Love Is a Sydney Jewellery Label Turning Recycled Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Into Classic, Everyday Pieces

First Look: One of Melbourne’s Best Pie Shops, Wonder Pies & Deli, Arrives in Collingwood

Written for Broadsheet Collingwood’s hole-in-the-wall gnocchi joint Good Gnocchi was around for a good time, not a long time. After its lease expired in December, the Langridge Street shop lay dormant. But as of March, pillowy potato pasta has been swapped out for buttery, golden pastry as Wonder Pies & Deli moved in. It’s by… Continue reading First Look: One of Melbourne’s Best Pie Shops, Wonder Pies & Deli, Arrives in Collingwood

Melbourne’s Cannoli Bar Is Now Selling DIY Cannoli Kits

Written for Broadsheet Cannoli Bar came to be when friends Carlo Mellini and Anthony Calenda decided to sell cannoli and biscotti in the suburb where they grew up – Avondale Heights in Melbourne’s north-west. The name is a nod to the mid-century milk bar the cannolificio has operated in since 2018. It’s on a quiet residential street, but… Continue reading Melbourne’s Cannoli Bar Is Now Selling DIY Cannoli Kits