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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.
Interview: Benjamin Baldwin
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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
INTERVIEW: HANDKRAFTED
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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.
INTERVIEW: HEARTH COLLECTIVE
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THE ASSEMBLY

September

theslowpoke_theassemblyhome1 Getting together with friends or family to share – whether that be a meal, a cup of tea, a sweet something, or laughter – is one of the essential moments of community, and of living a slow and happy life. With this very ethos, The Assembly was born. Started by a trio of friends, Johan, Nia and Scarlet, The Assembly is a collection of handmade and environmentally-aware homewares that are simple and beautiful in both their function and
THE ASSEMBLY
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