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May 29, 2014

A to Z: Made in South Australia

Welcome in winter with some new bits and pieces to keep your fireplace friendly. Daniel To and Emma Aiston pull on their Rossi Ripples and head out across the state to curate this list of SA’s best-made things.

  • Curated by: Daniel To and Emma Aiston
  • Images: Andrè Castellucci

A – Adelaide’s Symphony Orchestra continues to make the most timeless and contemporary music sound superb. Become a “friend” of the ASO for just $35.

B – Beer of the stout variety by Coopers Brewery is a must for every fridge this winter.

C – This Crank bottle opener by Steve Soeffky will make short work of even the firmest crown seal.

D – Do yourself a favour and double your dollop with Tweedvale’s nationally-awarded cream available from your local IGA.

E – Eye cream made in Mount Barker by Jurlique.-

From left to right - K, V and I sit upon T. Then M, G, X sits upon T, R and S.

From left to right – K, V and I sit upon T. Then M, G, X sits upon T, R and S.

F – Flower designs by The Tenth Meadow’s Morgan Allender evoke a simple sentiment for the colder

G – G.N. Works bag. A simple but durable carryall with a firm nod to classic styling. Manufactured in country South Australia, these bags are impossible not to fall in love with.

H – Haighs Chocolates of course and for the best result, a shiny-foiled Murray Cod!

I – Isopogon Trilobus is the Latin name for this bushy shrub colloquially known as a Barrel coneflower. Available from State Flora, in Belair National Park.

J – Janice Vitkovsky fashions heavy duty and delicate glass objects.

K – Krix kit out cinemas with surround sound from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi. Every SA home should house a Krix system.

From left to right: B, C, D, N, O, W, L, P, U, Q and H

From left to right: B, C, D, N, O, W, L, P, U, Q and H

L – Lenswood apple pies from Providore in The Central Market are as tasty as they look.

M – Mish Mash chair by Daniel • Emma is designed by none other than CityMag’s own intrepid collectors and curators. This beautiful signature piece is available on enquiry.

N – Nero D’Avola by Brash Higgins winemaker Brad Hickey is going gangbusters interstate.

O – Old Style soft drinks by Bickfords are, quite simply, better.

P – Pickle in the Middle makes your sandwich leap for joy! Karah Hogarth pickles with the best of them, so look out for her new sandwich shop opening soon.

Q – Quan. John Quan helps you get a bottle of wine and some beetroot pickle from kitchen to table with this delightful platter.

R – Rossi Boots come with a lifetime guarantee on their manufacturing.

S – Steve Salvi makes guitars on George Street, Thebarton. This beautiful example is the Deniz Tek “DT signature” custom and will soon make its way to a buyer in Texas.

T – Tripod and Steel Loop table by Justin Hermes Design. Justin Hermes makes timber float. 

U – Udder Delights’ goats curd lives well with stout as a staple in any fridge.

V – Is for vase, why of course. This lovely purple flower holder is the perfect size for those cheeky camellias that tend to pop up around this time of year. 

From left to right: J, Y, A, Z, E and F

From left to right: J, Y, A, Z, E and F

W – Wine by Frederick Stevenson means more. Hand-labeled and sealed with wax by the winemaker in our very own postcode 5000.

X – Xenia selects the art of Amy Joy Watson . Buy this young lady’s art before the rest of the world finds out about her. 

Y – Yakka is another word for a grass tree, which is another word for Xanthorrhoea. True story. Available from State Flora.

Z – Zu Design, in the upstairs part of Gay’s Arcade, is a must visit. They represent some of the finest local jewelers in the state.



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