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Object Shop At Home

Object Shop At Home

Last month we collaborated with Custom Mad on a photo shoot in a Sydney terrace house designed by Claire McCaughan.

Taking a range of pieces from Object Shop, designed and made by local Australian makers, shows how beautifully handmade objects can be incorporated into your home.

Creating your home with things that have meaning and value for you is even more important today when we are spending so much time at home during lockdowns. Handmade objects can add functionality, decoration, value and interest to those special places we call our own.

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Object 150 October Maker - Niki McDonald

Object 150 October Maker - Niki McDonald

Using tools of domesticity, textile artist Niki McDonald [aka Tapestry Girl] depicts urban life through her modern needlepoint tapestries. The colours and shapes of the city streets inspire and empower the urban women she expresses in wool, as she imbues them all with a sense of sass and individuality. 

Niki is interested in the contrast of urban life balanced with the pace of needlepoint tapestry. “I’m inspired by the ephemeral and drawn to the mechanical nature of my textile arts practice. Within the repetition and toiling is a space that allows me to connect with my intuition and inspires me...


Object 150 September Maker - Melinda Young

Object 150 September Maker - Melinda Young

Contemporary jeweller Melinda Young takes delight in colour and texture which she uses in combination with other found objects, precious metals and stones. Her work tends to be made from either brightly coloured reclaimed plastics or natural materials collected on the streets and in the parks of her neighbourhood on the south coast of NSW. 

Melinda is fascinated by the potential for unexpected narrative, finding inspiration in architecture, the landscape, and her everyday surroundings. Exploring her culturally rich environment is a constant creative stimulus for a maker who is attracted to the tiny details – the patina and...


Maker Q & A - Jennifer Robertson

Maker Q & A - Jennifer Robertson

Acclaimed internationally for innovative woven textiles, Jennifer Robertson uses a purpose-built digital hand-loom to create a broad range of woven textiles for fashion, interior and sculptural work.