Creative Corner

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PEARL BEACH

Join us for the perfect summer picnic spread out on the golden sands of Pearl Beach.

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THE RIPPLE EFFECT

Take the candy craze to a whole new level with our fabulous hen’s party in a rustic rural outdoor setting.

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BALANCE POINT

BALANCE POINT

A major visual art project provided the perfect antidote to academic rigour for a Brisbane Year 12 student.

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DINNER BY CANDLELIGHT

Host your own candlelit soiree with these top recipes, tips and tricks. Picnic fare and soft florals complete the romance

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PINING FOR PINEAPPLES

Go straight to the point of summer entertaining with this cache of recipes that sums up irrestible tropical style.

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FESTIVE TABLE TIPS

Spread the Christmas cheer with these table setting tips from homeware brand Villeroy & Boch.

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A BUSH CHRISTMAS

Only in Australia will you ever see, a little bush fairy on the Christmas tree …

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Welcome family and friends to your home during the holiday season with a cheerful mixture of store-bought and hand-crafted items.

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A NATURAL NOEL

We’re singing the blues this Christmas with a setting that takes inspiration from nature.

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THE CUTTING EDGE: A UNIQUE JEWELLERY BRAND

THE CUTTING EDGE: A UNIQUE JEWELLERY BRAND

A mini zoo of whimsical and unique creatures is capturing the hearts of jewellery lovers.

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ART WITH HEART

Artist and graphic designer Martine Vanderspuy channels her many talents toward fundraising to help find a cure for a rare genetic disorder.

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A FRESH START

Spring is sprung! Celebrate with a light and bright alfresco lunch.

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INSPIRED COUNTRY CERAMICS

INSPIRED COUNTRY CERAMICS

Though born in Holland, Kim Wallace has emerged as an Australian artist with a talent for creating beautiful ceramics. She is also the founder of Udessi, an online directory of Australian artists.

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OUTBACK ARTISTRY

Outback sculptor Milynda Rogers turns industrial farm waste into installation art

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COUNTRY ARTIST TURNS MUNDANE TO MASTERFUL

At his studio in country NSW, Al Phemister takes ordinary, everyday materials and turns them into extraordinary sculptures.

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A GRAND AFFAIR

Perth interior designer Jacquie McPhee’s country house in WA’s south-west is filled with a kaleidoscope of Aboriginal art.

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A MAGICAL SEASIDE RETREAT

Artist Jo Anderson lives in a creatively chaotic world by the Victorian seaside.

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A BOTANICAL BENT

A BOTANICAL BENT

We chat to botanical artist Janet Hauser about path to paints and love of all things floral.

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VINTAGE VIGNETTES

VINTAGE VIGNETTES

By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ken Brass Jewellery designer Natalie Ness says sometimes she thinks she belongs in another era. Indeed, the pieces she creates across multiple media capture the essence of bygone days. It’s a passion she’s been nurturing since early childhood. “My dad is a restoration architect,” she explains. “At one stage in my [...]

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CLAUDIA AND THE TIN MEN

CLAUDIA AND THE TIN MEN

By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ken Brass Claudia Chan Shaw has few regrets in life, but she admits she boots herself every time she recalls her decision at the age of 15 to sell off her childhood toy collection. Having decided that she was too grown up and way too cool for toys she took herself [...]

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HAPPY DAYS

By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ken Brass Justine McNamara has loved caravans for as long as she can remember. Growing up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula she fondly recalls summer holidays on the road with her family. “We always stayed in caravans,” she explains. “My grandfather actually built a couple of vans when he retired so that was [...]

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WIRED AND INSPIRED

WIRED AND INSPIRED

Story and photography by Jaqui Cameron It wasn’t until Glen Thearle needed an excuse to escape a ladies afternoon tea that he locked himself in the back shed of his Crookwell garden in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands and looked around for something to do. Always artistic and ‘hands on’, Glen picked up a [...]

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