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The CBR Home

So may of our wonderful designers are based right here in Canberra. With our unique climate, our homes need to cater for the hot Summer days and the long cold Winter nights, so the Canberra homewares designers have all this in mind when creating their collections. Here’s our list of who is aiming to style your home from our capital.

Lumi Candles (above right) was created to bring high-quality, affordable soy candles to the market, so that the luxury of a candle can be enjoyed more often. All Lumi products are hand poured in Canberra with 100% soy wax and quality fragrance oil. Lumi products are all hand packaged with a focus on fresh and clean packaging, making them the perfect gift. For a range of scents in ceramic jars with oak lids that would grace any coffee table, The Little Flame Co (above left) is your destination. Hailing from Goulburn, these are also premium soy candles.

Canberra is also a centre for stunning textiles. Blue Radish hand prints homewares and table linen in unique, modern designs. Drawing heavily from nature for inspiration, all designs are based on original photographs and drawings created in house. Individually handcrafted bags and totes are made in Murrumbateman by Second Dimension. Constructed with pockets, zips and leather handles for comfort and durability, the only parts of these bags not biodegradable are the zips – a nice little bonus after you have loved them to death. Emby Love creates modern, family sized picnic blankets, all triple-layered, featuring a comfortable and durable 100% cotton canvas top layer, an absorbent inner core, a waterproof under layer and a carry strap. In stylish modern fabrics, these are great to take to the park, sports match or even bring comfort on your romantic picnic under the stars.

Textile products from locals Blue Radish (left), Second Dimension (centre) and Emby Love (right).

 

Canberra is also a centre for excellent repurposed furniture. Dave Kingsberg salvages preloved furniture and uses recycled materials to create bespoke pieces that meet his customers specifications. Kingfish & Co‘s collection is eclectic and inspired by the materials that offer form, function and an edginess that is not found in conventional furniture. For furniture made out of pallets for your home or hired for your event, boyandgirlco is a lifestyle company with sustainability and the environment in mind. Chat with both of these wonderful designers at the market so they can design you a bespoke piece of furniture.

Beautiful repurposed furniture from Canberra. Left: Kingfish & Co. Right: boyandgirlco

 

Beautiful homewares in the form of ceramics can be found at Canberra business, bopdotz, with ceramic accessories inspired by minimalist design, Scandi interiors, simple spaces and clean lines. If you like your homewares made from glass, have a look at the colourful collection from Batemans Bay designer, In My Element Glass Design. Each piece of glass is hand cut and fused in a special kiln, and then cold worked with a range of methods to further shape and enhance its appearance. Crafters, head to One Tree Hill Alpaca Stud, which focuses on 100% Australia grown and produced yarn and fibre. The range includes 4 and 8 ply – natural and hand dyed yarn and roving.

We’ll see you at the market on 16 & 17 September, where you can truly shop local

Callie

Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.

MARKET DATES 2019

  • 23 & 24MARCH 2019
  • 29 & 30JUNE 2019
  • 7 & 8SEPTEMBER 2019
  • 6*, 7 & 8DECEMBER 2019
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM
  • ENTRY IS FREE

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