21 Jul, 2022 ·
As Seen In ~ slow. journal
21 Jul, 2022 ·
SLOW journal is an independent Australian magazine about slow living and sustainability.
"Within these pages you will find stories about ocean and wildlife conservation, ways to live more sustainably, slow travel stories, artist and photography galleries, education on holistic and alternative health modalities, a marketplace for slow fashion and eco conscious brands and so much more.
We believe in the freedom of speech and our articles will always remain uncensored.
We encourage readers and contributors to always question what they know, how they know it to be true to them and to always endeavour to keep an open mind and heart.
As an independent magazine we welcome a wonderful community of contributors who share their real life stories, art, photography and life craft with the goal of inspiring a kinder and slower approach to living.
You won't find any celebrity goss or boring propaganda here, no siree. Just the good stuff, real stuff and stuff to make you ponder."
Creating a lived in, beautiful home.
Nothing beats kicking your shoes off after a long day and walking through the door to a place that feels like 'home’. Creating your own space that serves as a retreat from the outside world, a place where you can relax, be creative and share memories with friends and family has many benefits on our emotional and physical wellbeing. Founded by Jacqueline Duemmer, The Au Fait Living collection includes unique rattan chairs, bed heads, tables, lighting pendants and many more thoughtfully crafted homewares.
Earth friendly materials, particularly rattan have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Tell us about your own style and why you fell in love with these sustainable hand made treasures?
"Though I didn’t realise it at the time of starting Au Fait, I can see now that rattan was always around me growing up. I am a very nostalgic person and I love having pieces in my home that have a story or history, creating a business that reflects a modern version of that has been a major motivation behind my range. Rattan is one the fastest growing natural materials, it grows like a vine up to hundreds of metres long maintaining an even diameter making it perfect for manufacturing furniture. Our family owned & run manufacture directly oversees the wellbeing of their staff with pay rates above the industry standard. Well paid and well cared for staff means happy generational long relationships and a great sense of pride in their workmanship of each and every piece."
.What is your best tip for making a home feel like ‘home’?
"Physical or extrinsic items within your space set the ‘stage’ for creating the emotive intrinsic feeling of home. I believe that the physical items around you become a vessel for core memories to be formed around and this then enhances that sense of connectedness & warmth not just for ourselves for anybody that we invite into our space."
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