Brendan McKnight Interview

After 25 years in the business (older than some of its readers), desktop magazine is in for a reboot, so to find out more about this exciting development, and what the future holds, we spoke to its editor Brendan McKnight.

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02.03.11. filed under Interviews. No Comments →

Eamo Donnelly Interview

If Chuck D is the Epitome of Public Enemy then Eamo Donnelly surely is that and much more of Australiana, So take a fair shake of the sauce bottle, watch out for the raw prawn, put on a pair of thongs, and lets head on down to Eamo’s Milkbar.

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21.02.11. filed under Interviews. 4 Comments →

Alex Grigg Interview

Ozanimate is a webhub keeping  students and practicioners up  to speed on everything in the Australian animation community. Showcasing great local work, plugging events, interviewing industry players and just generally keeping tabs on the whole scene, Ozanimate is doing it for the kids. One of the contributors, Alex Grigg, a 3D animator, is doing just fine down in Adelaide making things move for your viewing pleasure. We caught up with him to hear the ins and outs of Aussie animation.

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24.01.11. filed under Interviews. No Comments →

Ruby Chew – Masquerading With an Adelaide Rose

Walking through Ruby Chew’s Adelaide is like following the Queen of Hearts through her Wonderland. As we pass a vintage shop she likes, she uncurls her arm in a fling, like a burlesque dancer unburdening herself of a gratuitous item of clothing, “You should really check it out, they have the loveliest things upstairs,” and throws another arm around a beaming friend who we bump into in the street, “Well hey, you!”  As she leads our motley crew to dinner at her favourite Chinese joint in the CBD’s Gouger St she notices a long line-up out the front of the restaurant. Turning smartly on her heel, she instructs us to follow her to BBQ City instead and with a note of finality announces, “Oh, it’s just the same.” Read the rest of Estelle Pigot's Interview with Ruby Chew →

19.01.11. filed under Interviews. 1 Comment →

Queenie Chan Interview

In the parallel universe of manga , one young, Australian artist is creating a KAPOW! with her illustrations and leading the groundswell of interest from local creatives in the Japanese-inspired style.  Queenie Chan ditched a career in IT during the to pursue comic illustration, her debut series The Dreaming was released by US comic publisher TokyoPop and the 30 year old artist hasn’t looked back. DF caught up with Queenie to kick off 2011.

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11.01.11. filed under Interviews. 2 Comments →

Natalie Faber-Castell Interview

In our last interview for 2010, Design Federation catches up with the wonderful Natalie Faber-Castell from Faber-Castell (yes that really is her last name!), about all things related to the brand that has been going strong for 250 years.

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21.12.10. filed under Interviews. 4 Comments →

Dagmar Cyrulla Interview

Some paintings hold your attention for a few seconds and then they are gone to make way for the next infobyte, other work stops you and pins you down while you try to solve its wonderful puzzle, which is exactly what the work of Dagmar Cyrulla does. Hip-Hop might be dead, but painting in Australia is still alive with talent like hers giving it oxygen. Read the complete Dagmar Cyrulla Interview →

09.12.10. filed under Interviews. 1 Comment →

Yeojin Bae Interview

Her subtle tailoring, elegant lines and chic fabrics come together with a unique panache that has seen Yeojin Bae garner a loyal following for her distinguished design signature internationally. There’s a sophistication of style in Bae’s modish collections which see her standing alone (or, at least, among a very select group) on the Australian fashion design scene.

The charming designer was the youngest student to ever attend Whitehouse Institute of Design Melbourne, at just 15 years old. Her star has continued to rise since then with awards and stints working for illustrious fashion houses such as Mark Jacobs, Anna Sui, Saba and Charlie Brown.

She was almost unknown in Australia in 2006 when New York department store, Barney’s, bought her entire collection launching the young designer well and truly into the limelight. Today, her lovely pieces are sold at her boutique in Melbourne and Myer in Australia. Her boutique is not the splashy, large glass-frontage high-street shop one would expect, but rather a secluded salon open only a few days a week. It’s this element of exclusivity that has seen her label survive the brutality of the economic downturn by maintaining a trusting, and no doubt, discerning clientele.

Between whirlwind tours, this jetsetter took the time to speak to Design Federation.

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10.11.10. filed under Interviews. No Comments →


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