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Experience & Shop Japanese Locally

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Newcastle has an array of beautiful items inspired by Japanese design and some great Japanese experiences. These are a few of our favourite things…

the ‘wanderlust dress’ by Wanderlust Clothing



sweet earrings from Short Story available at Blue Star Element

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cute cards and pop up boxes by Purple Paper Card Creations

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handprinted swooning crane cushion by Plumtart exclusivly available from Monsoon Living

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Ambiente Cross floor lamp avaliable from InsideOut

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experience authentic Japanese food at Asa Don…(this has been tried and tested way too many times)

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be apart of traditional drumming sessions with Tyke-Oh Japanese Drumming





Meet Jodie

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Jodie Duddington

Jodie Duddington is a local interior designer in love with Newcastle, it’s art and it’s culture.

Jodie works on a wide range of projects including luxury yachts, commercial fit outs, residential interior design and furniture design. 

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She also loves music, contemporary figurative art and cooking. 

Jodie Born

Now that she has returned from Borneo after trekking 106km through the Jungle to retrace the steps of her Great Uncle in WWII, we have the privilege of Jodie joining us to help train our design students.

See Jodie’s portfolio at duddingtondesign.com.au


One Sketch a Day by Charmon Deen

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Having previously studied illustration, I started the year long challenge of ‘One Sketch A Day’ to get back into drawing.

I came across the ‘One Sketch A Day’ Visual Journal on Instagram and was inspired by all of the different approaches people took to the challenge.

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Inspiration for my sketch’s usually come from nature and my surrounding environment, whether it’s in a book, a photograph or out in the field.

To challenge myself, I have a time frame of 10 to 30 minutes to have it completed although some take a little longer.


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After completing study at the UON and HDS and now working in the design industry, my ‘One Sketch A Day’ has been a great way to continue to explore and expand my creativity.


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To see more of Charmon’s work, find her on facebook or instagram


Inside Industry with Mokum

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Mokum is know for having a fresh and orginal designs in wallpaper and textiles. They have over 30 years experience in design, development and distribution in delivering a comprehensive collection.

We are excited to annnoce that they will be sharing with us new fabrics and trends that we are all going to love!

Plus a second suprise speaker who will share their love for colour and adding it into their interior design jobs.

Come join us on Monday 26th March
555 Hunter St Newcastle

Please RSVP to hello@hunterdesignschool.nsw.edu.au as seat numbers are limited.