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A Beautiful Beading Artist's Composed + Rhythmic Practice

Behind an innocuous shopfront on Johnston Street, Collingwood, artist Camille Laddawan threads coloured glass beads methodically along a wooden loom, to create small patterned tapestries. She’s 18 months into this precise and rhythmic practice, spending her days considering colour, pattern and even her own alphabet in the designs for new pieces.

Camille’s current body of work, her first one, is dedicated to her family. By collecting personal documents spanning three generations from as far and wide as Perth, Thailand, Vietnam, Iran, Nepal, Greece, London and Melbourne, she has enshrined messages and fragments of letters into her colourful beaded artworks.

See inside her beautiful, composed world below (which you might recognise from our feature a few years ago).

A Personal Guide to Venice's Art and Culture

As Head of Art at Leonard Joel auction house, Sophie Ullin is one lucky woman who has the job of frequenting the world’s premier art fairs, exhibitions and biennales. Yet, of all her incredible experiences (we’re feeling the #FOMO!), the city that has captivated her the most, and inspired her own personal guide is… Venice!

After being part of the Australia Council tour group to the City of Canals for the past two decades, earlier this year Sophie decided it was time to release The Venice Book.  For this hardcover, she’s also enlisted an awe-inspiring band of creatives, travel editors, art aficionados and philanthropists to open their own ‘black books and memory banks’ and offer up the best of the city, from fabulous artworks, churches and museums to authentic eateries and artisanal treasure troves. There’s also a solid-gold guide to navigating the Biennale, the ‘Olympics of the art world’, which is on now.

Today, Sophie gives us an insight into her Venice highlights – get your itinerary app ready!

A Rare Look Inside Fitzroy’s Iconic 1930s Cairo Flats

Melbourne is home to some truly incredible apartment buildings you just have to know where to find them.

One of the city’s best known and most admired early apartment complexes is the 1930s Cairo Flats. Designed almost 90 years ago by architect Acheson Best Overend as 36 ‘bachelor’ apartments (26 studios and 10 with a separate bedroom), this apartment complex is beloved among Melbourne’s architecture community as a prime exemplar of well-designed, medium-density, minimal housing in Australia.

We recently spent the day capturing the complex and two of its current residents; author Jennifer Down and creative director Anna Fullerton. 

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