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The Australian porcelain brand loved by Gwyneth, Nigella and David Chang

After nearly three decades of building her porcelain homewares business Mud Australia into a globally recognised brand, Shelley Simpson still loves pottering around.

  • Lauren Sams
Black Diamondz luxury property concierge owner Monika Tu. Illustration by Sam Bennett.

TV realtor wants party to remember but not ’til she’s 105

Monika Tu is the owner of Black Diamondz luxury property concierge and appears on Luxe Listings Sydney. She wants to go out in serious style.

  • Lauren Sams
Wallpaper by de Gournay in the workshop, known as the Goat Shed.

This Aussie’s hugely successful brand confuses venture capitalists

Australian Richard Christiansen has built a wholesome brand inspired by his LA hilltop home. Now, Flamingo Estate is rolling out Moroccan rugs.

  • David Meagher

How to immerse yourself in the Nordic food scene

Merivale’s Ben Greeno serves up a smørrebrød of tips from his travels to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.

  • Jill Dupleix
Sheila Hicks at her studio in Paris in August.

‘Wake ’em up!’ This legendary artist is coming to Melbourne

Textile creator Sheila Hicks is bringing a giant blue-hued installation Down Under for the NGV Triennial.

  • John McDonald

This Month

This jewellery brand began with a love story

Marie Lichtenberg left her magazine job and her relationship for a fresh start making pieces inspired by her Creole heritage.

Want to stand out from the crowd? Ditch your bag and get a bilum

Australian textile designer Caroline Sherman is making a difference by taking holdalls from communities in PNG all the way to the Oscars red carpet.

  • Eugenie Kelly

From women’s prison to unmissable one-off boutique hotel

A WWII-era jail in Berlin has been liberated to create accommodation that’s a monument to heroines, a luxury urban retreat – and a home for modern art.

  • Ben Fajzullin

The first Rolls-Royce built just for two costs $10m-plus per seat

The luxury car company harks back to the coach building days with its bespoke Droptail, even more exclusive than its usual luxury vehicles.

  • Tony Davis

Yoga with the Central Himalayas as backdrop? Watch out for Ramani

A hiking, yoga and meditation luxury lodge being built at serious altitude by family-owned Shakti will be a no-nonsense eco retreat.

  • Fiona Carruthers

Want to look fashionable? Buy some shiny clothes

If the beginning of this year was defined by quiet luxury, then the end will be characterised by high-octane, brilliant, gleaming gloss.

  • Lauren Sams
Serrat was photographed at Sydney Living Museums’ Vaucluse House.

A cosmetics queen reveals what she really values

The effortlessly chic Violette Serrat talks make-up, Murakami and a maison d’art, while discussing some more of her favourite things.

  • Lauren Sams

Meet the Melbourne surgeon who collects rare six-figure watches

Hearing about a coveted, hand-crafted timepiece is always music to the ears of Tony Prochazka.

  • Bani McSpedden


The French fashion house turning fabric into jewellery

From the Scottish Highlands to high jewellery fantasy, Chanel’s Patrice Leguéreau reveals the glittering virtues of tweed.

  • Divya Bala
Seared scallops at The Source Restaurant, MONA.

Exactly what to eat in Tasmania, according to a Michelin-star chef

This year, Ana Ros of Slovenia’s groundbreaking restaurant Hisa Franko discovered a small island she says is the future of gastronomy – and it’s right here.

  • Ana Ros

Before a $30m refurb, El Questro is making history – at $5.5k a night

The settlement of one of the largest land claims in the Kimberley spells a new chapter for this already historic lodge.

  • Fiona Carruthers
Pip Edwards. Illustration by Sam Bennett,

This fashion designer has already set the dress code for her funeral

Pip Edwards knows the best part of skiing is the après-ski. Après her life? She has plans for that, too.

  • Lauren Sams

This French château restoration has reached its final stupendous stage

Ten years ago, a Perth couple bought a château in the Pyrenees. Now their castle is finally a home.

  • Susan Gough Henly

A first look at Paul Bangay’s dream English cottage garden

The landscape designer created one of Australia’s most famous enclosures, then moved on. Now, he opens the gate on his latest passion project.

  • Hans van Leeuwen
“I personally like to underdress sometimes, especially if I’m not working,” Troye Sivan says.

Troye Sivan’s favourite art gallery may surprise you

For the Australian pop star, there’s nothing like a former Berlin nightclub that’s been transformed.

  • Matthew Drummond

The Porsche Australians will go nuts for – if it’s ever made

The radical new Mission X concept sports car is primed to break records should it go into production.

  • Tony Davis

Giddy up for this season’s runway look (which you might already own)

Dolly Parton once said it takes a lot of money to look this cheap, but the new spin on country is rhinestone-free.

  • Lauren Sams

Sleep in a billionaire’s bedroom at Getty’s refurbished Roman villa

Jean Paul Getty spared no expense on La Posta Vecchia, located just outside Rome. It’s newly revamped, and you can even stay in his former suite.

  • Josephine McKenna

Australian men need to dress better (and this designer wants to help)

From Colombia and Switzerland comes Belance, a menswear brand with a distinctive voice, as expressed by co-owner Oscar Leal.

  • Lauren Sams


Love of shopping leads to Australian Fashion Week debut

Leo Lin’s pursuit of perfection is paying off as his emerging brand becomes one of the hottest in the country.

  • Lauren Sams