The Lust List.
1. Brisbane-based rebel designers FIFTEENTHIRTYEIGHT are one of our favourite new finds! This talented duo are creating furniture pieces with some serious cred. Case in point: The Modernist. It’s not just a coffee table, it’s a geometric gem. All pieces are made to order. Check them out and give them some local love! fifteenthirtyeight.com
2. Designer and stylist Emma Elizabeth has put her cross-disciplinary approach to design into the NATURAL PROGRESSION collection, as part of Designer Rugs designer collaborations.The three designs – Plumage, Medusa and Pisces – can be customised to a square, rectangle, circular or triangular rug form. designerrugs.com.au / emmaelizabethdesigns.com
Emma Elizabeth Designs
3. Working from homes in Sydney and Byron 2 Bay, LYN & TONY create beautiful images, objects and installations.Their ‘Scented Intoxication’ exhibition featured objects made from stretched salvaged calf leather and wax canvases, and jewellery of leather and stone. Then there was the sensory element – two custom scents by Elise Pioch Balzac of Maison Balzac, L’Obscurite (darkness) and L’Etrangete (strangeness). lynandtony.com
6. Juxtaposing street and pop art with fine art, MAGNUS GJOEN creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, questioning the correlation between religion and war, beauty and destruction. His skull works are incredibly dark yet distinctly romantic, while his more colour saturated pieces like ‘The Girl Who Wouldn’t Be Pop’ shows his lighter side. magnusgjoenart.com
8. Italian designer PAOLA LENTI’S latest collection for her series ‘Travel Notes’ was created in Gavi, Italy. With beautiful, contemporary designs showing the perfect combination of quality materials and craftmanship, it has the Lenti signature all over it. paolalenti.it