The Drawing Board

  • Current Converstation | Painter and Illustrator Aki Yaguchi

    Current Converstation | Painter and Illustrator Aki Yaguchi
    Aki we are so happy that the Southwood wall now has your beautiful illustrations on it! We love it and so does the rest of Napier Street – so many people have stopped to take photos and comment on it. It’s the perfect fit for our store and the Fitzroy neighbourhood. We would love to chat about your art with you. So, let’s go to the beginning of your story- you were born in Japan and then came to the Gold Coast with your family when you were a wee two-year-old. Do you think your upbringing and surroundings have influenced and/or inspired your work?
  • Current Conversation | Art Director & Stylist Ruth Welsby

    Current Conversation | Art Director & Stylist Ruth Welsby
    Ruth is a freelance Melbourne-based creative director and stylist. Her style is distinctive, driven by colour, form and story-telling. Her styling looks effortless and functionally elegant. In fact, Ruth somehow makes the whole process of styling (often for major clients including Haymes Paint, Tide Design, The Sunday Age, Southwood Home, Inside Out, Cantilever Interiors, FIGR Architects, WOWOWA Architects, Globe West, House and Garden.) look effortless.