Theo Hassett of Roberts & Hassett

The co-founder of Melbourne's bespoke leather goods company discusses his craft

Kangaroos aren’t usually associated with bespoke footwear. Yet according to Melbourne-based craftsman, Theo Hassett, leather from the iconic jumping marsupial is “one of the strongest around.” Originally from New Zealand, Hassett relocated to Melbourne six years ago and a chance meeting with James Roberts at the launch of the latter’s Captains of Industry space led to the creation of Roberts & Hassett, a leather footwear …

Interview: Rone at Pow Wow Hawaii

The Melbourne-based artist on making collaborative murals in Honolulu's Kaka'ako district

by Vivianne Lapointe Last month we traveled to Honolulu to join the bursting community of artists that migrates there every February as part of Pow Wow Hawaii. The exciting event founded by Jasper Wong has turned into a month-long art festival with so much happening that it could hardly be taken in during the short week we intended to stay there. The city’s Kaka’ako commercial …

Melbourne Metal Collective

Australian jewelry designers band together to creatively promote their works

More than an online boutique, Melbourne Metal Collective is an artist-run retail concept for Australia’s up-and-coming jewelry designs with a strong focus on the community of craftspeople who make them. MMC hosts exhibitions, pop-up shops and more to highlight the fresh roster of bright minds currently making up their site, which includes Estelle Deve, Hamish Munro, Henson, Polly van der Glas and Young Hunting. Alchemy—MMC’s …