Local is lovely – Brisbane makers in store K-M

Katrina Johnson Katrina Johnson is a versatile Brisbane based creative, possibly best known for a stint with her husband Mark on (the TV show) The Block a few years ago! More recently, Katrina creates a varied range of handcrafted products and homewares, including ‘Himmeli’ – traditional decorative hangings from Finland, individually handmade using wheat straw and string. From her Brisbane studio, Katrina creates her own contemporary versions of … Read More

Local is lovely – Brisbane makers in store – A-J

We love local.  We are grateful for the incredible talent in our local community who trust us with their beautiful hand made wares.  Here are some of them (in alphabetical order): Aqua Door Designs Aqua Door Designs is Angela Richardson – a textile designer based just down the road (actually).  Angela is committed to creating unique and colourful home wares the … Read More

Our 15 minutes

Peppermint magazine is a beautiful and substantial magazine based in Brisbane and we were so grateful to be included in Issue 34! Here is what we said:   Name(s) of the store owner(s)?  If multiple, are you any relation to each other? As the name suggests, it’s just me: Lijean Beier (spelling nightmare!)   How did the store come about? … Read More

Go Girls (You got this!)

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), an occasion not unnoticed by our all girl team here at Onegirlstudio. Despite our title and our size, Onegirlstudio is not a one woman show.  Along with our lovely shop girls Sally and Kait, all our class teachers and all the makers we represent happen to be female and we believe it is their … Read More

Pepe Heykoop + Tiny Miracles Foundation

The paper vase covers designed by Pepe Heykoop for Tiny Miracles have been with us from the start. The paper vase covers, lamp shades and wallpaper leaves that we stock in store, are made by women of the Pardeshi community in Mumbai as part of a ten year project which aims to have the community self sufficient and flourishing.  Here … Read More

Our new(s) paper packaging

We opened this year with some long awaited items that support our belief that good business combines creativity, entrepreneurship and contributes to a making a better world. So, in order to make meaning of the significant spend on packaging, we have been communicating with various charities in developing nations who supply handmade newspaper bags, providing an income for some of … Read More

We are open | Happy New Year

As we re-open in this new year following our first full year of trading, we have so much gratitude to our clients, customers and colleagues (YOU!) for a wonderful year of collaborations, custom and conversations.  THANK YOU. A little business like ours can only exist with the support of mindful shoppers who value the heart made work of artisans and craftspeople … Read More

Corporate Gift Giving with Heart

In case you haven’t done the maths, it’s already less than 100 sleeps until Christmas! We hope you’ll forgive us talking Christmas in September once you learn how helpful our inaugural gift catalogue could be in the countdown. Our collection of gift packs have been lovingly sourced from some of our favourite Australian artisans and businesses that are based on … Read More

Shop Well. Change Lives.

AMPFLY.  GREAT SOUND.  INCREDIBLE CAUSE. AMPFLY hand build portable bluetooth speakers (with a radio + USB port) from mostly recycled electronic waste diverted from landfill.  Parts re-purposed include: computer batteries, switches, wiring, computer fan grills, speaker drivers, radio/bluetooth antennas, bi-cycle tyres, terminal blocks (from traffic lights) and ex-army ammunition cases. This recycling also enables the sourcing of high quality components which would otherwise be too expensive … Read More

The Everyday

One Girl Studio, Interior Design, Shop

Hello and welcome to our very first blog post. Here in Brisbane, Australia, it is presently the Easter school holidays and for many, the days are full of fun times at the beach or in the bush. But what about when routine resumes and the schedules of work and school overtake the calendar? It is in this transition that we … Read More