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@grovemade, an industrial design and manufacturing company in Portland, Oregon, uses natural materials to make products for a design-minded workplace. The company started with a focus on iPhone cases, but they've since shifted and expanded to produce mouse pads, key rings, shelves, planters, watches and more. “Tech has such a short lifespan, and we want to make timeless products,” said Ken Tomita, the Grovemade CEO. Ken was born in Japan and grew up in Portland. In 2009 he teamed up with Joe Mansfield, an engraving artist, to create Grovemade's first phone case. Today the company remains small and tight-knit. Hanging on a wall in Grovemade's new workspace are portraits of everyone who's worked there over the past few years. “Some of them aren't here anymore, but we keep them up there because they made valuable contributions,” Ken said. “We're a product of Portland and Portland is a product of us.” Here, two of Grovemade's minimal knives, in aluminum and brass. Inspired by Japanese Higonokami knives, and built from solid blocks of metal, the company calls them “a radical take on the classic friction folder.”
This month in #BehindTheDesign, we’re in #PortlandOregon. Watch our story to see more.
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#portlanddesign #higonokami #肥後守 #madeinportland #handmade #KenTomita #industrialdesign #knifedesign #madeinoregon #portlandoregon #grovemade.

@grovemade , an industrial design and manufacturing company in Portland, Oregon, uses natural materials to make products for a design-minded workplace. The company started with a focus on iPhone cases, but they've since shifted and expanded to produce mouse pads, key rings, shelves, planters, watches and more. “Tech has such a short lifespan, and we want to make timeless products,” said Ken Tomita, the Grovemade CEO. Ken was born in Japan and grew up in Portland. In 2009 he teamed up with Joe Mansfield, an engraving artist, to create Grovemade's first phone case. Today the company remains small and tight-knit. Hanging on a wall in Grovemade's new workspace are portraits of everyone who's worked there over the past few years. “Some of them aren't here anymore, but we keep them up there because they made valuable contributions,” Ken said. “We're a product of Portland and Portland is a product of us.” Here, two of Grovemade's minimal knives, in aluminum and brass. Inspired by Japanese Higonokami knives, and built from solid blocks of metal, the company calls them “a radical take on the classic friction folder.” This month in #BehindTheDesign , we’re in #PortlandOregon . Watch our story to see more. . . . #portlanddesign #higonokami #肥後守 #madeinportland #handmade #KenTomita #industrialdesign #knifedesign #madeinoregon #portlandoregon #grovemade ...

#dogsofdesign 🐾 🐶 “Dogs do so effortlessly what humans try to achieve in a photo: casual confidence,” said the interior designer Casey Keasler of @casework.it. That's the case in this photo of Winston, Casey's 90-pound Great Dane-hound mix, at her home in Portland, Oregon. Casey adopted Winston from the @humanesociety in 2009. “He and his brother were left chained to the fence overnight. He's been my number one sidekick since I adopted him,” she said. For Winnie, nothing's off limits. “My space and style have adapted to a home with a dog,” Casey said. “I make selections that will be pet-friendly for my home because I want to enjoy him by my side, not worry about how the fabric on the couch is going to look after he's wiggled all over it.”
On Sundays, we’re sharing your photos of dogs in beautiful spaces. Because the world needs more #dogsofinstagram.
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#interiordesigner #caseykeasler #casework #portlanddesign #dogsindecor #lifeofadog #somewhereiwouldliketolive #designprojects.

#dogsofdesign 🐾 🐶 “Dogs do so effortlessly what humans try to achieve in a photo: casual confidence,” said the interior designer Casey Keasler of @casework.it. That's the case in this photo of Winston, Casey's 90-pound Great Dane-hound mix, at her home in Portland, Oregon. Casey adopted Winston from the @humanesociety in 2009. “He and his brother were left chained to the fence overnight. He's been my number one sidekick since I adopted him,” she said. For Winnie, nothing's off limits. “My space and style have adapted to a home with a dog,” Casey said. “I make selections that will be pet-friendly for my home because I want to enjoy him by my side, not worry about how the fabric on the couch is going to look after he's wiggled all over it.” On Sundays, we’re sharing your photos of dogs in beautiful spaces. Because the world needs more #dogsofinstagram . . . . #interiordesigner #caseykeasler #casework #portlanddesign #dogsindecor #lifeofadog #somewhereiwouldliketolive #designprojects ...

play_circle_filled For #FollowFriday — known today as #FlamingoFriday — we asked @designmuseumpdx to recommend a few designers in Portland, Oregon. Among their recommendations: @_studiodad_, a creative studio that dreams up whimsical imagery for editorial, print, social and video projects. Watch our story to see 3 other designers the museum recommends: @observationstudio, an architectural design firm; @thegoodmod, a #midcentury furniture gallery; and @studiopetretti, an architecture firm that works with light, material, and experience in mind.
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#portlandoregon #designmuseumportland #flamingo #studiodad #animation #2Danimation #illustration #graphicdesign #portlanddesign.

For #FollowFriday — known today as #FlamingoFriday — we asked @designmuseumpdx to recommend a few designers in Portland, Oregon. Among their recommendations: @_studiodad_ , a creative studio that dreams up whimsical imagery for editorial, print, social and video projects. Watch our story to see 3 other designers the museum recommends: @observationstudio , an architectural design firm; @thegoodmod , a #midcentury furniture gallery; and @studiopetretti , an architecture firm that works with light, material, and experience in mind. . . . #portlandoregon #designmuseumportland #flamingo #studiodad #animation #2Danimation #illustration #graphicdesign #portlanddesign ...

play_circle_filled At @oddfellowstv, most animation projects begin with character.

At @oddfellowstv , most animation projects begin with character. "We always try to use character to instill story into what we do,” said Colin Trenter (@wesleytrents ). He and Chris Kelly founded Oddfellows in San Francisco, where they still have an office, and moved their headquarters to #Portland , Oregon about 3 years ago. One of their key values is life outside of work. “If you have time to be inspired elsewhere, you bring that into the studio,” Chris said. “The goal is to try to be as collaborative as we can,” Colin added. “A great idea can come from anywhere.” Oddfellows has worked extensively with tech companies, as well as brands including @cartoonnetworkofficial and @nike. Most of their projects are narrative. Here, an evergreen video they made for @envoy.inc about that company's vision for a smarter workplace. “We still believe people are at the heart of every great workplace,” they wrote of the piece. “We felt it was imperative to show technology enabling people to do deeper and more meaningful work.” 🎶 + 🔈: @johnpoonme This month in #BehindTheDesign , we’re in #PortlandOregon . Watch our story to see more from Oddfellows. . . . #oddfellowstv #portlanddesign #digitaldesign #2danimation #characteranimation #portland #motiongraphics #color #worklifebalance #meaningfulwork ...

#theworldneedsmorespiralstaircases 🌀 “Staircases trigger conversations,” said @themidwestismyoyster (Miya Daigle), who took this photo in February. With its intricate detailing, this iron staircase is located in the Rookery Building, a National Historic Landmark in downtown Chicago. Completed in 1888, the iconic high-rise was designed by Burnham and Root, then one of Chicago's preeminent architectural firms. The #OrielStaircase, which winds from the second floor to the top of the building, was designed by John Root. Miya is far from the only person who has paused to photograph it. But like so many others, she couldn't resist. “As an architect and interior stylist, I’m drawn to sinuous lines and use of materials,” she said. “The staircase at the Rookery dazzles.”
On Sundays, we share your photos of spiral staircases. Because the world needs more of these.
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#TheRookery #Chicago #BurnhamAndRoot #spiralstaricase #staircasedesign #modernarchitecture #spiral #architectural #archilovers #NationalHistoricLandmark #JohnRoot.

#theworldneedsmorespiralstaircases 🌀 “Staircases trigger conversations,” said @themidwestismyoyster (Miya Daigle), who took this photo in February. With its intricate detailing, this iron staircase is located in the Rookery Building, a National Historic Landmark in downtown Chicago. Completed in 1888, the iconic high-rise was designed by Burnham and Root, then one of Chicago's preeminent architectural firms. The #OrielStaircase , which winds from the second floor to the top of the building, was designed by John Root. Miya is far from the only person who has paused to photograph it. But like so many others, she couldn't resist. “As an architect and interior stylist, I’m drawn to sinuous lines and use of materials,” she said. “The staircase at the Rookery dazzles.” On Sundays, we share your photos of spiral staircases. Because the world needs more of these. . . . #TheRookery #Chicago #BurnhamAndRoot #spiralstaricase #staircasedesign #modernarchitecture #spiral #architectural #archilovers #NationalHistoricLandmark #JohnRoot ...

play_circle_filled For @combedthunder, color is an entry point. “My general inclination when weaving is just to make it look like a rainbow threw up,” she said with a laugh. 🌈 Most of the tapestries she weaves — vibrant and imbued with folklore and mythology — are informed by her background in painting. “Painting was very light and airy, and weaving's very grounding,” said @combedthunder (Natalie Novak). ✨ About 7 years ago, Natalie learned to weave at the Damascus Fiber Arts School, a short drive from #Portland, Oregon. Today, she makes a living weaving and teaching workshops. “I remember how joyful and wonderful it felt for me to discover weaving,” she said. “Sharing that with other people is just a really great way to vicariously experience it, over and over.” Occasionally, she asks her Instagram community to weigh in on her designs. For one recent piece, she took advice from about 80 people around the world. “Whatever they asked to see, I wove,” she said. “It was a really fun way to collaborate and feel like a weaving medium.”
This month in #BehindTheDesign, we’re in #PortlandOregon. Watch our story to see more from #combedthunder.
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#natalienovak #weaving #tapestry #weaveweird #weavingportland #portlanddesign #pdxart #weaverfever #weaversofinstagram #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #madeinportland #handmade.

For @combedthunder , color is an entry point. “My general inclination when weaving is just to make it look like a rainbow threw up,” she said with a laugh. 🌈 Most of the tapestries she weaves — vibrant and imbued with folklore and mythology — are informed by her background in painting. “Painting was very light and airy, and weaving's very grounding,” said @combedthunder (Natalie Novak). ✨ About 7 years ago, Natalie learned to weave at the Damascus Fiber Arts School, a short drive from #Portland , Oregon. Today, she makes a living weaving and teaching workshops. “I remember how joyful and wonderful it felt for me to discover weaving,” she said. “Sharing that with other people is just a really great way to vicariously experience it, over and over.” Occasionally, she asks her Instagram community to weigh in on her designs. For one recent piece, she took advice from about 80 people around the world. “Whatever they asked to see, I wove,” she said. “It was a really fun way to collaborate and feel like a weaving medium.” This month in #BehindTheDesign , we’re in #PortlandOregon . Watch our story to see more from #combedthunder . . . . #natalienovak #weaving #tapestry #weaveweird #weavingportland #portlanddesign #pdxart #weaverfever #weaversofinstagram #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #madeinportland #handmade ...

Casey Keasler comes up with 3 words to guide each of her design projects. For @workandco's new office in Portland, Oregon, she started with Beautiful, Unobtrusive and Utility. “We wanted to create a space that acts as a backdrop to the work,” said Casey, who founded the #interiordesign studio @casework.it. Work & Co’s new space, in a renovated warehouse in Old Chinatown, is 18,000 square feet. The building, from the 1930s, was “a cold, blank shell” to begin, Casey said. Wood panels helped infuse warmth and control the noise in the cavernous space. Custom desks and tables, a stylized library and plenty of greenery pushed it to the next level. 🌿 But the heart of the office is the kitchen. “Kitchens are often tiny and an afterthought. They didn't want this space to be an afterthought,” Casey said. She worked in commercial interior architecture for about a decade before founding Casework. Years later, she's still learning. “A mentor once told me I didn't have to know how to design everything,” she said. “I needed to be able to ask the questions to get the design results that I wanted.” 📸: @neekmason
This month in #BehindTheDesign, we’re in #PortlandOregon. Watch our story to see #workandco's Portland office by #caseworkit.
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#workcospaces #womenindesign #madeinoregon #designdetail #portlanddesign #interiordesigner #customdesign #workplacedesign #portlanddesign #kitchendesign #officesnapshots #nicolemason.

Casey Keasler comes up with 3 words to guide each of her design projects. For @workandco 's new office in Portland, Oregon, she started with Beautiful, Unobtrusive and Utility. “We wanted to create a space that acts as a backdrop to the work,” said Casey, who founded the #interiordesign studio @casework.it. Work & Co’s new space, in a renovated warehouse in Old Chinatown, is 18,000 square feet. The building, from the 1930s, was “a cold, blank shell” to begin, Casey said. Wood panels helped infuse warmth and control the noise in the cavernous space. Custom desks and tables, a stylized library and plenty of greenery pushed it to the next level. 🌿 But the heart of the office is the kitchen. “Kitchens are often tiny and an afterthought. They didn't want this space to be an afterthought,” Casey said. She worked in commercial interior architecture for about a decade before founding Casework. Years later, she's still learning. “A mentor once told me I didn't have to know how to design everything,” she said. “I needed to be able to ask the questions to get the design results that I wanted.” 📸: @neekmason This month in #BehindTheDesign , we’re in #PortlandOregon . Watch our story to see #workandco 's Portland office by #caseworkit . . . . #workcospaces #womenindesign #madeinoregon #designdetail #portlanddesign #interiordesigner #customdesign #workplacedesign #portlanddesign #kitchendesign #officesnapshots #nicolemason ...

#dogsofdesign 🐾 🐶“Pups add such a personal and playful touch to interior design imagery,” said the photographer @lisadieder. Lisa, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, has 2 dogs: Frankie, the #goldendoodle pictured here, and Toby, a cockapoo. They bring her home to life, she said. Frankie and Toby spend their days running around in the backyard and “relaxing to the max” on the couch or in the bedroom. “They really live in our home, making the most of every space,” Lisa said. “Sometimes, life gets so busy we forget to enjoy our home like that.”
On Sundays, we’re sharing your photos of dogs in beautiful spaces. Because the world needs more #dogsofinstagram.
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#interiordesign #dogsindecor #somewhereiwouldliketolive #lifeofadog #nashvilledesign #sundaysarefordogs.

#dogsofdesign 🐾 🐶“Pups add such a personal and playful touch to interior design imagery,” said the photographer @lisadieder. Lisa, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, has 2 dogs: Frankie, the #goldendoodle pictured here, and Toby, a cockapoo. They bring her home to life, she said. Frankie and Toby spend their days running around in the backyard and “relaxing to the max” on the couch or in the bedroom. “They really live in our home, making the most of every space,” Lisa said. “Sometimes, life gets so busy we forget to enjoy our home like that.” On Sundays, we’re sharing your photos of dogs in beautiful spaces. Because the world needs more #dogsofinstagram . . . . #interiordesign #dogsindecor #somewhereiwouldliketolive #lifeofadog #nashvilledesign #sundaysarefordogs ...

Elizabeth Parker's work is not perfect, but it's not meant to be. From her studio in Portland, Elizabeth (@blanche.jelly) makes furniture, hardware and lighting using plaster and bronze. “It's sculptural and a little bit strange,” she said of her work. The name #BlancheJelly comes from Elizabeth's great-grandmother, who she never met. “This work is about experimentation and memory,” she said. “So making it about a person in a place and time that is just outside of my grasp was important to me.” Elizabeth got her MFA from @parsonsschoolofdesign. Her interest in plaster started with her masters thesis on our relationship with irregularities in the domestic interior — like cracks in the wall. “Somewhere there is an apartment in Manhattan where I gold-leafed this carved surface in the wall and I plastered it up,” she said. “It just became this love affair with plaster.” Elizabeth, who moved to Portland about 3 years ago, has been refining her process for a decade. As she puts it: “It really just started out as my belief in the simplicity of trying.”
Here, the Oyyo floor lamp, which is cast in plaster, carved by hand and sealed with lime. 📸: @isaaclkoval
This month in #BehindTheDesign, we’re in #PortlandOregon. Watch our story to see more from #BlancheJelly.
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#minimaldesign #plaster #LEDlighting #handcarved #portlanddesign #madeinportland #madeinoregon #designdetail #minimalmood #handmade #monochrome #interiordesign #oregonmade #floorlamp.

Elizabeth Parker's work is not perfect, but it's not meant to be. From her studio in Portland, Elizabeth (@blanche.jelly ) makes furniture, hardware and lighting using plaster and bronze. “It's sculptural and a little bit strange,” she said of her work. The name #BlancheJelly comes from Elizabeth's great-grandmother, who she never met. “This work is about experimentation and memory,” she said. “So making it about a person in a place and time that is just outside of my grasp was important to me.” Elizabeth got her MFA from @parsonsschoolofdesign. Her interest in plaster started with her masters thesis on our relationship with irregularities in the domestic interior — like cracks in the wall. “Somewhere there is an apartment in Manhattan where I gold-leafed this carved surface in the wall and I plastered it up,” she said. “It just became this love affair with plaster.” Elizabeth, who moved to Portland about 3 years ago, has been refining her process for a decade. As she puts it: “It really just started out as my belief in the simplicity of trying.” Here, the Oyyo floor lamp, which is cast in plaster, carved by hand and sealed with lime. 📸: @isaaclkoval This month in #BehindTheDesign , we’re in #PortlandOregon . Watch our story to see more from #BlancheJelly . . . . #minimaldesign #plaster #LEDlighting #handcarved #portlanddesign #madeinportland #madeinoregon #designdetail #minimalmood #handmade #monochrome #interiordesign #oregonmade #floorlamp ...

One of the core tenets of @meganhounslow's practice is collaborating with local craftspeople and artists. “It brings that human touch that people value,” said Megan, a Melbourne-based interior designer. “It gives everything meaning.” During a tour of @willowurbanretreat — a calm, sprawling space Megan designed as one half of the studio @mememelbourne, with @melaniebeynon_architecture — she highlighted pieces by local artisans, including a crystalline lighting fixture by @christopherboots and poured-concrete stools by @maddiesharrock. Megan combined these custom elements with natural light, hand-rendered walls and a sustainable approach to materials — an attempt to create some respite in an urban environment. Above all, Megan's process is about “digging deep, finding a truth and purpose,” she said. “Through each project that I’ve done, whether it’s a school, a hotel, or a home, there needs to be an element of conviction.” 📸: @shannonmcgrath7 
This month in #BehindTheDesign, we’re in #Melbourne, Australia. Watch our story to see more from #MeganHounslow.
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#interiordesign #mememelbourne #interiordesignmelbourne #australianmade #maddiesharrock #christopherboots  #mdw19 #interiorarchitecture #australiandesigner #melbournedesign #willowurbanretreat #wellnessdesign #minimalism.

One of the core tenets of @meganhounslow 's practice is collaborating with local craftspeople and artists. “It brings that human touch that people value,” said Megan, a Melbourne-based interior designer. “It gives everything meaning.” During a tour of @willowurbanretreat — a calm, sprawling space Megan designed as one half of the studio @mememelbourne , with @melaniebeynon_architecture — she highlighted pieces by local artisans, including a crystalline lighting fixture by @christopherboots and poured-concrete stools by @maddiesharrock. Megan combined these custom elements with natural light, hand-rendered walls and a sustainable approach to materials — an attempt to create some respite in an urban environment. Above all, Megan's process is about “digging deep, finding a truth and purpose,” she said. “Through each project that I’ve done, whether it’s a school, a hotel, or a home, there needs to be an element of conviction.” 📸: @shannonmcgrath 7 This month in #BehindTheDesign , we’re in #Melbourne , Australia. Watch our story to see more from #MeganHounslow . . . . #interiordesign #mememelbourne #interiordesignmelbourne #australianmade #maddiesharrock #christopherboots #mdw19 #interiorarchitecture #australiandesigner #melbournedesign #willowurbanretreat #wellnessdesign #minimalism ...

Kate Stokes and Haslett Grounds of @coco_flip want their products to feel like a part of the family. “We don’t want to create cold, calculated design objects,” Kate said. “We want to create objects with personality.” The couple finds inspiration everywhere, from cartoons to entire countries. At #MelbourneDesignWeek, they launched Honey, a sculptural lighting collection inspired by liquid forms that solidify. To produce the range — slip-cast ceramic stoneware or turned American White Oak paired with handblown glass — they collaborated with a local timber turner, a local glass artist and the 160-year-old Australian company @bendigopottery. All of Coco Flip's products are made in Australia, and most are hand-crafted by local manufacturers. As a result, no two pieces are the same. “We really enjoy the really beautiful imperfections,” Haslett said. 📸: @haydncattach 
This month in #BehindTheDesign, we’re in #Melbourne, Australia. Watch our story to see more from #CocoFlip.
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#lightingdesign #madeinmelbourne #melbournedesign #australiandesign #melbournehandmade #melbournedesigner #melbournemakers #honeylightingcollection #slipcastceramic #turnedtimber #blownglass #mdw19 #interiordesign #minmaldesign.

Kate Stokes and Haslett Grounds of @coco_flip want their products to feel like a part of the family. “We don’t want to create cold, calculated design objects,” Kate said. “We want to create objects with personality.” The couple finds inspiration everywhere, from cartoons to entire countries. At #MelbourneDesignWeek , they launched Honey, a sculptural lighting collection inspired by liquid forms that solidify. To produce the range — slip-cast ceramic stoneware or turned American White Oak paired with handblown glass — they collaborated with a local timber turner, a local glass artist and the 160-year-old Australian company @bendigopottery. All of Coco Flip's products are made in Australia, and most are hand-crafted by local manufacturers. As a result, no two pieces are the same. “We really enjoy the really beautiful imperfections,” Haslett said. 📸: @haydncattach This month in #BehindTheDesign , we’re in #Melbourne , Australia. Watch our story to see more from #CocoFlip . . . . #lightingdesign #madeinmelbourne #melbournedesign #australiandesign #melbournehandmade #melbournedesigner #melbournemakers #honeylightingcollection #slipcastceramic #turnedtimber #blownglass #mdw19 #interiordesign #minmaldesign ...

@coco_flip's designs begin with a brief that includes a material, a process, and a mood or a tone — “some kind of intangible that guides the design process,” said Kate Stokes. “When you've got endless possibilities,” said her partner, Haslett Grounds, “it's quite daunting.” Kate and Haslett, who moved to #Melbourne in 2008, work collaboratively. Kate studied product design and Haslett's background was in biochemistry and architecture; he was still studying when she started @coco_flip with a grant from the Australian government. Today, Haslett runs an architecture firm, and the two work on Coco Flip together, collaborating with local businesses. “There's joy in working with other local manufacturers who are incredible at what they do and highlighting their skills,” Kate said. “That sense of joy when you see your products in a beautiful space, being appreciated.”
Here, their Jolly Single Rod Pendant, produced by @nau_design. 📸: @mikebakerphotographer 
This month in #BehindTheDesign, we're in Melbourne, Australia. Watch our story to see more from Coco Flip.
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#australianmade #melbournedesign #minimaldesign #madeinaustralia #lightingdesign #jollylight #naudesign #australiandesign #lightinginspiration #glasslighting #interiordesign.

@coco_flip 's designs begin with a brief that includes a material, a process, and a mood or a tone — “some kind of intangible that guides the design process,” said Kate Stokes. “When you've got endless possibilities,” said her partner, Haslett Grounds, “it's quite daunting.” Kate and Haslett, who moved to #Melbourne in 2008, work collaboratively. Kate studied product design and Haslett's background was in biochemistry and architecture; he was still studying when she started @coco_flip with a grant from the Australian government. Today, Haslett runs an architecture firm, and the two work on Coco Flip together, collaborating with local businesses. “There's joy in working with other local manufacturers who are incredible at what they do and highlighting their skills,” Kate said. “That sense of joy when you see your products in a beautiful space, being appreciated.” Here, their Jolly Single Rod Pendant, produced by @nau_design. 📸: @mikebakerphotographer This month in #BehindTheDesign , we're in Melbourne, Australia. Watch our story to see more from Coco Flip. . . . #australianmade #melbournedesign #minimaldesign #madeinaustralia #lightingdesign #jollylight #naudesign #australiandesign #lightinginspiration #glasslighting #interiordesign ...

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