On a journey with Julie Smeros

On a journey with Julie Smeros

 Delicate, airy, and refined.

There's a real resolve present in Julie Smeros' work. The pieces feel at once childlike and sophisticated. Her handling of clay is masterful, resulting in an almost buoyant, paper-thin appearance. Her vessels are reminiscent of the origami paper boats we played with as children, gliding and bobbing down streams, or floating in puddles after the rain had subsided. Unexplored terrain was at the forefront of our mind, imaginations bursting with the possibilities of discovery.

 

 

 

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LIVYOURMARK - Supporting South Africa

LIVYOURMARK - Supporting South Africa

In support our South African brothers and sisters during this time of unrest, we’re taking 10% off our entire napery range, and donating 10% to LIV Durban, a village for orphaned and vulnerable South African children.
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25 Questions with Andrew

25 Questions with Andrew

Andrew lives by the motto, ‘enjoy what you do’, and the nature of his work makes it possible to do so. For twenty-one years has worked consistently in the Barrett Group with an inclusive approach to all projects, working tirelessly to create his clients desired vision and explore untapped opportunities. Andrew brings this versatility, eye for excellence, and deep enjoyment for life and work to the Markian essence.
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Introducing... Kim Aitken

Introducing... Kim Aitken

Organic, captivating, and functional. If you've visited the Markian showroom, you may have noticed Kim's beautifully sculpted pieces. With vases that are reminiscent of the Australian paperbark trees, and bowls that were inspired by the Vieira scallop motif
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25 Questions with Chris

25 Questions with Chris

Chris McKenzie is a design entrepreneur. An entrepreneur at heart, Chris merged his two careers into one blurring the lines between art gallery and graphic design. He met Roz through his involvement with the Design Institute of Australia and together they launched Unlmtd Agency. From their studio in Brisbane, Unlmtd work ranged from design, to furniture to art, and their work followed a consistent conceptual path; relationship, task and legacy.
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In The Studio With... Roman Longginou

In The Studio With... Roman Longginou

We caught up with Roman to ask him a few questions and discuss his current inspirations, find out what he's been working on in the studio, what he's reading, and what's next for him.
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25 Questions with Justin

25 Questions with Justin

With more than twenty years of hands-on experience and a solid team to rely on in the Barrett Group, Justin confidently lives by the motto ‘everything will be ok’.
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Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design is centred around community and the diverse people that are a part of it. It's about designing with all abilities in mind, considering elements that have often been overlooked in the past.
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25 Questions with Roz

25 Questions with Roz

Meet Markian's design director, Roz de Waal. French-South African born, Roz is the perfect mix of left and right brain. Roz brings the design inspiration, the classic elegance and surprising contradiction that is the Markian essence.
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