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Life Instyle is first and foremost about discovery - a place where you can source from some of the world's best curated collections of well designed, well intentioned products. But it's also about more than that. It's about connections.

Enjoy our Life Instyle Stories celebrating and elevating the brilliant minds of our industry doing brilliant things.
Check back often as new stories are added. 

 

Meet the Maker: Becci Fowler, The Tea Collective

We sat down with Becci Fowler, Founder of The Tea Collective, a beautiful eco-conscious tea merchant based in Newcastle, Australia. In our chat we learn all about the timeless tradition of tea and the story behind the brands signature blends!

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Meet the Maker: Sonya Michelle , Dog&Boy

Life Instyle sat down with Sonya Michele, Founder of Dog&Boy to discuss hard lessons learnt as a small business owner, and her new collection Dog&Boy THE LABEL.

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Meet the Maker: Stefano Seletti, SELETTI

Life Instyle sat down with Stefano Seletti, owner of SELETTI to discuss how he inherited the family business from his father Romano, and shaped it into the radical design and homewares store we know and love.

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Meet the Maker: Silvia Sanchez - Menorca Sandals

Life Instyle sat down with Silvia Sanchez - founder of Menorca Sandals to learn more about her Spanish roots and the inspiration behind her  comfortable and stylish sandals!

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Meet the Maker: Pip Smith - LoveMerino

Life Instyle caught up with LoveMerino founder, Pip Smith, to chat about what makes this incredible brand that was 120 years in the making so unique and blissfully Australian.

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Meet the Maker: Alicia & Jacinta - Little Potion Co

Life Instyle sat down with the dynamic sister duo behind Little Potion Co to discover the stories behind their unique brand and what they're most looking forward to at their first trade show. 

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Meet the Maker: Ella & Georgia Walker - Etikette Candles

Life Instyle sat down with Ella Walker, one half of founding sister duo, Ella & Georgia Walker, to discuss what makes Etikette Candles special and unique. 

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Meet the Maker: Thomas & Sureen Gouws

Life Instyle sat down with the Melbourne 2020 New Breed Scholarship Winners, Thomas & Sureen Gouws from Too Designs to discuss originality and personalisation in art. 

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Meet the Maker: Leanne Murner - 5 Little Bears

Life Instyle sat down with Leanne, director of 5 Little Bears, to discuss all things design, inspiration and being a first time Life Instyle exhibitor.

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Meet the Maker: Lara van der Berg - Dusky Robin

Life Instyle sat down with Lara van der Berg, creator of Dusky Robin Leather to discuss all things business, inspiration and the future!

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Meet the Maker: Karina Jambrak

Life Instyle sat down with Karina Jambrak, winner of the inaugural New Breed Scholarship to discuss all things art, inspiration and being a first time Life Instyle exhibitor.  

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Meet the Maker: Carl Ludwig - Fibre For Good

Life Instyle sat down with Carl Ludwig, co-creator of Fibre for Good to discuss how he ensures his products are environmentally sustainable.

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Meet the Maker: Tamara Kahn - MAINE + MARA

Life instyle sat down with Tamara Kahn, creator of MAINE + MARA, about her inclusive jewelery range that celebrates uniqueness!

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Meet the Maker: Kristina Lindhe - Lexington Company

Life Instyle sat down with Kristina Lindhe, Founder of Lexington to discuss how they brought a Scandinavian twist to the classic new England style and American tradition of superior craftmanship.

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Meet the Maker: Sonya Michele - dog&boy

Sitting down with dog&boy creator Sonya Michele, Life Instyle found out how one small idea turned into timeless and sophisticated pieces for the everyday!

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Meet the Maker: Sue Hennessy - Love Friday

Life Instyle sat down with Love Friday co-creator, Sue Hennessy to talk lunch boxes, accessories and fabrics. 
 

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Meet the Maker: Vittoria Hall - Allegro Australia

Life Instyle sat down with Vittoria Hall, creator of Allegro Australia, about bringing Italian fashions to the Australian shores! 

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Meet the Maker: Sarah Howe - Summer Salt Body

Life Instyle sat down with Summer Salt Body and spoke all things natural beauty and skincare.
 

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The Christmas Edit

Gifts can be tricky to get just right. Explore our top picks for Christmas from a few of our favourite exhibitors, for anyone on your list! 

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