Author: lj

Enter Neighbour: Upcycling Creates Friends, Not Just Clients

Upcycling creates relationships and transforms design practices.  Enter Neighbour, a café in Camberwell is a perfect example. After many years working in hatted restaurants in Melbourne, including Sofitel, Matteos, Garden State Hotel and Tansy as a chef, Kestrel Urban decided to start his own business. In 2016, UpShop started working with him on turning a little […]

Thoughts on a Plane

The workshop @ Upshop is a fascinating place to visit: so many tools, all arranged neatly (at least, on a good day). I can’t recognize what many of them would be used for so they have a kind of magical ambiguity; they make me curious. These tools exist in the kind of dual state that […]