8 Awesome Australian Design Stores That Ship to You!

Julia Millay Walsh

It's no secret that we love Australia. It seems like Aussies are born with a design gene (and if they aren't, they do a grand job of faking it). In addition to some of our favourite design blogs (The Design Files, Absolutely Beautiful Things) and magazines (Belle, Vogue Living), the island nation is also home to some truly dreamy design shops. Better yet, many of them ship to the internationally. Discover a few of our favourites below and shop our top product picks -- these gorgeous finds are worth every shipping fee.


Famed for their sculptural, handmade textures and inimitable painterly resin products, Dinosaur Designs, run by designers Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy,  has been a fixture in the Australian design scene for nearly 30 years. We're currently love the studio's colourful bone-inspired servers, splattered resin side tables, and graphic greeting cards.

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Bones Servers, $100, Dinosaur Designs Liquid Moon Side Table, $2800, Dinosaur Designs Modern Tribal Greeting Card, $8, Dinosaur Designs

With high-quality, hand-printed fabrics inspired by Antipodean history, Utopia Goods' home linens -- including tablecloths, napkins, placemats, pillows, and more -- combine Australian bush references with a contemporary aesthetic. We're smitten with the brand's botanical honeyeater bird and psychedelic koala prints.

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Flowering Gum Classic Cushion, $75, Utopia Goods Koala Revolution Napkin, $17, Utopia Goods Quilt Free Form, $489, Utopia Goods

Sparkk is truly innovative. The textile company focuses on contemporary printed fabrics for interior design professionals and consumers, offering an array of sprightly and colourful pattern designs. Printing on demand, the company allows customers to customise their colour palettes, so each product is personalised.

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Crystals Fabric, Price Upon Request, Sparkk Fruit & Veg, Price Upon Request, Sparkk Narrow Stripe Black, Price Upon Request, Sparkk

Online homewares boutique Table Tonic, founded by former magazine creative director Louise Bell, stocks a beautiful collection of trend-forward and affordable handmade and vintage items, including textiles and soft furnishings, as well as exotic pieces from distant destinations like Morocco, South Africa, and Turkey.

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The Charmer Large Rajasthani Pompom Tassel, $19, Table Tonic Indian Kantha Bedspread, $199, Table Tonic Indian Kantha Cushion, $59, Table Tonic
_header5 Run by celebrated interior stylist and product designer Sibella Court, who's worked with the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, Jo Malone, Domino, and Vogue Living (to name a few), The Society Inc. is a wonderland of spirited curiosities, from handmade arrows to embroidered napkins to designer surfboards.
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Sibella Court x McTavish Surfboards, $2100, The Society Inc. Hello Sailor Mug, $20, The Society Inc. Handmade Swing, $320, The Society Inc.

Owned by renowned Australian interior designer Anna Spiro (and blogger behind Absolutely Beautiful Things), Black & Spiro offers a hand-selected collection of beautiful homewares from all over the world. With antique, vintage, and handmade pieces like blue and white ginger jars, batik pillows, washi tape, and block-printed table linens, it's full of absolutely beautiful things.

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Vintage Bust, $145, Black & Spiro Colourful Patterned Cushion, $169, Black & Spiro Vintage Portrait Oil Painting, $875, Black & Spiro
_header7 When we first discovered Cultiver's collection of modern and colourful flat-weave kilim rugs, designed by Mariella Lenna, we stopped dead in our tracks. Soon enough, our shopping cart was full with the perfect linen bedding, vintage silk velvet cushions, and fragrant soy wax candles. This Aussie shop has nailed it through and through.
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Maison Balzac Candle, $43, Cultiver Linen Bedcover, $277, Cultiver Vintage Silk Velvet Cushion Cove, $83, Cultiver
_header8 Primarily a fashion brand, Gorman has debuted a modern homewares collection that is full of personality and colour. We can't help but smile at artist Connie Lichti's winking ceramic king and queen bowls, and Miss Moresby's one-of-a-kind quilts are cooler than cool.
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Connie Lichti King & Queen Bowl, $299, Gorman Tin & Ed Colouring Book, $39, Gorman Gorman Quilt, $299, Gorman

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