Archive For The “DESIGN” Category

Jewellery on show: Markit@FedSquare

By | July 4, 2012


Markit@FedSquare is a bi-annual event where some of Melbourne’s talented designers come to showcase and sell their homewares, linen, fashion, jewellery etc. DesignMuse visited Markit@FedSquare recently and we wanted to share some highlights with you. So Little Time A light and bright stall caught our eye where friendly designer Kirsty Eckard was happily displaying her […]

Read more »

Quirky Home Decor Delights

By | June 7, 2012

Have you noticed the mountains of replica Home Decor products being sold these days? This recurrent lack of originality really pains us! There are however, a handful of talented Designers who can still “think outside the square” to create wonderfully innovative and resourceful products! Here are some of our favourites: EarthSeaWarrior never ceases to amaze […]

Read more »

Making design clear and simple!

By | May 11, 2012

Glass Box 2

Now transparent objects in interior design is not a new concept. Kartell for example, has made a huge impact on the design world from the 1950s with multi-coloured clear plastic design objects including infamous pieces like Philippe Starke’s Ghost Chair and Ferruccio Laviani’s Take Lamp that were part of a resurgence around the year 2000. […]

Read more »

Giving Gratitude: Thank You Shop

By | April 27, 2012

Thank You | The Thank You Shop

“Can you imagine going about your day with no one ever saying ‘thank you’ to you? Being grateful makes you happy. Being happy makes you productive and helpful. Being helpful will make someone else grateful. It’s a win-win.” So believes talented Adelaide-based designer Melissa Jaine of Thank You Shop, where you can find these bright, […]

Read more »

Sign Fail: Making us Smile

By | April 22, 2012

Sign Fail No Tossing

While watching the news recently it dawned on us that much of our current way of living can carry a great deal of seriousness and angst. Goodness knows that we all need a laugh from time-to-time and with this in mind we ventured off to find something to make you smile.Our search came to a […]

Read more »

Captivating Craniums

By | April 15, 2012

Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts

We have developed a new obsession with skulls as of late, so today we bring to you a collection of our favourite skeletal finds thus far… This work by talented NZ Photographer Ross Brown has really taken our fancy. Brown eloquently exposes the union of both the romantic and the morbid, perhaps depicting a poisonous […]

Read more »

Easter Decorating Eggstravaganza

By | March 21, 2012

Spearmint Baby | Easter Egg Colouring

A particularly treasured pastime of mine is our family’s annual Easter Decorating Eggstravaganza, a day filled with lot of crafty Easter DIYs, great company and delicious Easter treats! Today we share with you a taste of this beloved Easter tradition with a sample of our favourite Easter Egg Decorating ideas for you to try this […]

Read more »

Ice Cube has a Hidden Passion

By | March 13, 2012

Before his killer career in Rap music, Ice Cube studied Architectural Drafting at the Phoenix Institute of Technology. Slightly out of character, yes, but he now openly celebrates the architectural beauties of his hometown, Los Angeles! Ice Cube’s familiarity and respect for design emerges from behind his notorious hard shell in this recording as he […]

Read more »

Colour My World

By | March 7, 2012

Castle and Things | Garland

Autumn has shown its grey face in Melbourne and as the rain and cold set in we reach out for designers offering colour, warmth and something a little quirky…We have been admiring the work of Melbourne-based illustrator and designer Beci Orpin for a while. Her work invokes memories of childhood, a time of intense imagination […]

Read more »

Quotes for the Creative Connoisseur

By | January 29, 2012

Team Design Muse are always on the hunt for new ways to cultivate imaginative thinking and inspire creativity. So, we have rummaged through the masses of somewhat mediocre ‘motivational’ quotes and have unearthed a gem (or two!), which seem to have hit the spot! Naturally we’ve been sharing these precious gems with you – posting […]

Read more »