Ten Australian Exports That Are So Quiche
Fight the coming winter with these quirky-cool finds from Down Under.
The foliage is dwindling, it's dark at 4:30, and we're about to get our butts handed to us by winter. Australia, on the other hand is currently drenched in warm sun and mild temps and heading straight for summer. Rather than scowl bitterly in the general direction of the Southern Hemisphere, we decided to share 10 of our favorite lines, finds, and tastemakers that are trending Down Under right now.
1West Australian designer Poppy Lissiman's outrageous keychains and clutches feature cool, cartoony evil eye motifs perfect for warding off the winter blues. Better yet, all her products are ethically manufactured and vegan. They're also the perfect price point for gifting your favorite edgy photo editor this holiday season. (Hi, Mom!)
2The inspiration behind Greg Natale's furniture designs—the late fashion designer Halston, the great Colosseum, and Studio 54—are immediately apparent his designs, which feature repeated architectural motifs balanced with the perfect touch of golden glamour.
3Sydney-based SunnyLife, purveyors of all things beachy and cheeky, had us going crazy for their pink flamingo pool float this past summer, and they're continuing to feed our addiction long past beach season with this perfectly carved pink candle.
4 Lonny girl crush Gigi Hadid is the face of Aussie swimwear line Seafolly, and we couldn't think of a better blonde to represent the sporty, sun-kissed feel of endless summer. Their recently debuted "Jungle Out There" bikini has hints of Dorothy Draper's cult-classic Brazilliance wallpaper.
5With over a million Instagram followers, street style and social media star Nicole Warne has proven that Sydney is a driving force in the fashion sphere. Her blog Gary Pepper gives readers an inside look at the luxurious world of travel, beauty, and fashion down under and beyond.
6Stylist Jason Grant is no stranger to Lonny; he had a hand in creating our most liked Instagram image to date in zhuzhing the New York home of KleinReid. In his most recent design tome, he shows how to apply his savvy skill set to beautifying your everyday.
7Melbourne-based Laurel & Hector create clothing for the unconventional babe. In their latest collection, they incorporate Marimekko fabrics in lush colors and 1960s-inspired shapes. Each piece is one-off and truly is wearable art.
8The Memphis Movement is continuing its comeback in and around the interior design world. Fashion, however, is feeling the primary color love, too. Just take a look at Doodad and Fandango, a Sydney accessories brand dreamed up by Nikita Margarita and influenced by costume jewelry of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
9Because no one wants to be the girl on the beach with a bath towel! Speaking from experience, it's far more chic to have a Maslin & Co. zebra hide towel in your arsenal. Toting their new mint green color, you'll be hotter than Bondi in February.
10Home-Work is a Melbourne textile and design studio headed by too-cool chicks, Lara Davies and Jess Wright. Together they create bold prints for the home (like this scarab pillow case), stationery, and accessories. They also host Brunswick-based, screen printing and macrame workshops.