8 Awesome Australian Design Stores That Ship to You!
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|The Charmer Large Rajasthani Pompom Tassel, $19, Table Tonic||Indian Kantha Bedspread, $199, Table Tonic||Indian Kantha Cushion, $59, Table Tonic|
|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.
|Vintage Bust, $145, Black & Spiro||Colourful Patterned Cushion, $169, Black & Spiro||Vintage Portrait Oil Painting, $875, Black & Spiro|
|Maison Balzac Candle, $43, Cultiver||Linen Bedcover, $277, Cultiver||Vintage Silk Velvet Cushion Cove, $83, Cultiver|
|Connie Lichti King & Queen Bowl, $299, Gorman||Tin & Ed Colouring Book, $39, Gorman||Gorman Quilt, $299, Gorman|