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Interview: Benjamin Baldwin

September

The Slowpoke: BENJAMIN BALDWIN // Photo by: Hilary Walker Benjamin Baldwin is a man who opts for time honoured methods over modern shortcuts. He finds beauty in every join and detail and the time and skills required to get there. And as a maker who works only with recycled materials (and machinery!) he knows the value of a decent piece of otherwise discarded timber better than many.
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INTERVIEW: MR + MRS MUNRO

December

The Slowpoke: MR + MRS MUNRO There are the cleverest of bones residing in this resourceful pair. Mr & Mrs Munro, made up of husband and wife team Colin and Brooke Munro, are fast becoming old pros at taking what nature provides (or discards) and turning it into covetable works that are cherished by many. Brooke and Colin began their joint venture six years ago, and ever since they’ve continued to use what they can find in the outskirts of their Burrawang home (shared
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ROYALTY NATIVE

November

The Slowpoke: ROYALTY NATIVE Small-batch and handmade are two values we hold dear here at The Slowpoke. Items for our lifestyles that are made with quality not quantity in mind, with sustainability in mind, and that are perhaps often perfectly imperfect. New online store Royalty Native shares these values. The new store has started its journey with an array of items made in Australia by talented makers. Products range from stoneware cups and vessels made by Takeawei in Melbourne, Vic, to Bahen &
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INTERVIEW: HANDKRAFTED

October

The Slowpoke: HANDKRAFTED There’s something very special about having a piece of furniture in your home that you know someone has made carefully, lovingly and masterfully with their own hands. The culmination of hours of effort and years of skill. Fred Kimel thinks so too (and no doubt has a home filled with said special items), which is why he recently started Handkrafted¬†– a site that puts us in touch with local furniture makers. Filled with ready-made and custom timber pieces
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INTERVIEW: HEARTH COLLECTIVE

September

theslowpoke_hearthcollective1 Nestled away in her studio in Yarraville, Victoria, Alichia van Rhijn is a master of many trades. Where many artisans of handmade products will stick to one material, Alichia is a talent across woodwork, ceramics and metalwork. All of this she throws into her handcrafted brand Hearth Collective. From hand-carved spoons and wooden chopping boards, to ceramic vessels and jewellery stands, Alichia creates a range of items that a lot of love and handmade goodness have gone into.
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