Leaving a Footprint on Rundle Mall

Spendless Shoes has relocated to Rundle Mall.

Officially opened last Thursday (June 1), Spendless Shoes‘ former James Place store has moved to Rundle Mall’s western side (directly across from Uniqlo).

A facelift from the former CBD store, the Rundle Mall location is bigger with a more spacious fit-out, which is expected to bring new shoppers to the space.

Now employing more than 1000 staff across 210 stores nationwide, Spendless Shoes is investing in
a number of new shopfronts.

Spendless Shoes Chief Operating Officer Jaimee Charlton says they’re excited about the new
look and feel shopfront for its Adelaide CBD store.

“We’ve had our eye on this location for a while, and we’ve invested to ensure our customers get the best in-store experience,” she says.

Spendless Shoes began with just one store in Glenelg in 1988. The Adelaide CBD store is one of the oldest Spendless Shoes outlets.

What’s On This Weekend

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! Here’s what’s on to kick off June.

Matt Corby | Hindley Street Music Hall | June 3

Things are looking more than fine this weekend, especially if you head along to Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby’s Aussie tour for his upcoming album titled Everything’s Fine. On the day Corby planned to begin writing the album, his home was inundated with floodwaters. His family moved into Rainbow Valley Studios where he juggled familial responsibilities with his creative pursuits. Firmly fixed on seeing the best of things, Corby says: “I’m at a really beautiful point in my life… sometimes I have those moments when you realise: well, I’m still breathing, you still have the gift of life, so everything is fine I guess?”

Find out more.

Oz Comic-Con | Adelaide Showground | June 3–4

Whether you’re a Muggle, a Mashmallow, an Earper, a Jedi, a Whovian or someone who doesn’t understand a single word that was just said, if you love pop culture, Oz Comic-Con is the place to be this weekend. Dress up as your favourite character, browse exhibitor stalls and rub shoulders with local and international guests from film and television, as well as authors, illustrators and cosplayers.

Find out more.

FlameFest | Port Adelaide | June 3–4

Winter may have officially started, but things are getting hot in Harts Mill in Port Adelaide. From flamethrowers to fire sculptures, beer and BBQ festival FlameFest turns up the heat. Cool off with a bevvy in the beer hall while footy fanatics catch the on-field action on the big screen while digging into a flame grilled feast.

Find out more.

High Tea & Fashion | Clare Valley | June 4

Glam up for a Sunday afternoon to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in the Clare Valley. A high tea and fashion parade by local boutique Moda Bella will raise funds for the RFDS. Enjoy bubbles when you get there, nibble on homemade treats as you browse and spoil yourself with a piece or two of jewellery to take home with you.

Find out more.

What’s Trending: Tones and Textures

Terrace Floors + Furnishings give us the lowdown on how to get our space looking and feeling cosy this season.

Muted tones and plenty of texture make for warm and inviting interiors as the cooler weather hits. Here are just some of the pieces you can find at Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ Eastwood showroom to help you achieve the ultimate cosy vibes.

Combine Warmth and Texture

The sky may be grey, but it’s all about the rebirth of warm colour palettes this season. Think warm whites, soothing taupes, and rich, earthy tones.

Pair earthy colours with layers of richly textured fabrics to add another dimension to your home. The use of complex textures and a multitude of materials in any room adds both a visual and physical warmth to the space.

The Armadillo Winnow rug, shown here, offers the perfect level of tactility and softness with its crosshatch weave and thick wool pile, while the L&M Home Palermo Rectangle Cushion (see Steal the Style below) will add another layer of comfort to your sofa or bed. Woven on a traditional handloom in the finest European linen, the handmade nature of this textured design means each piece is totally unique.

Mix Old with New

From the resurgence of fully curved sofas to more subtle details like rounded or sloped chair arms, chair backs, and tables, rounded shapes soften a space and create flow. The Ethnicraft Barrow Lounge Chair is a perfect example of this. It’s the time of year to cosy up with a good book, so pick one off the bookshelf and sink into this beautifully comfy, vintage-style chair inspired by the 50s. Add the GlobeWest Axel Bench Seat (see below) with its rounded bolster pillows for a contemporary – and even comfier – look and feel to your home.

Black is back

The easiest way to play with modern pieces and to make statement pieces pop is by adding a black accent piece to your space. For example, the Ethnicraft Black Bok Side Table (left) allows you to start small, and it works well in compact spaces which can easily be overwhelmed by too much black. The Ethnicraft Blackbird Sideboard is another great addition as it’s sleek oak and black finish can easily adapt to a range of interior styles, from modern to mid-century. Try teaming it with the GlobeWest Lorne Canopy lamp to bring even more cosy warmth and a soft glow to your interior.

Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ tip is to invest in a single piece of black furniture and decide how you like it before you add more black to your home decor. If you love the look, you can add a single black accent piece to every room in your house — the colour will become a thread that ties all your rooms together. And because black is a neutral, it pairs well with a variety of colour schemes, particularly alongside neutrals like olive green, taupe and other earthy colours.


1. Ethnicraft Barrow Lounge Chair, $1540; 2. GlobeWest Lorne Canopy Table Lamp, $380; 3. GlobeWest Axel Bench Seat, $1605; 4. Ethnicraft Black Bok Side Table, $795; 5. Armadillo Winnow Rug, from $1350; 6. Ethnicraft Oak Blackbird Sideboard, $4305; 7. L&M Home Palermo Rectangle Cushion, $110

Terrace Floors + Furnishings
51 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood

Pre-loved Fashion Hub Opens on King William Road

Two Hyde Park fashion stores have joined forces to create the ultimate shopfront for sustainable and affordable clothing in an area previously untapped for pre-loved fashion and dress hire.

+One and Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion now trade side-by-side on King William Road, with the latter selling high-end, second-hand clothes and +One offering outfits-for-hire in a range of sizes, particularly for pregnant women.

Better Together owner Eden Hansen says their beautiful boutique space makes for “a new way of shopping pre-loved and focuses on marketing to a higher-end market”.

“We want customers to feel they’re shopping at a boutique; we provide a feel very different to the average op shop,” Eden says.

“One of the main reasons I began Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion was because fast fashion is run by big companies producing garments in bulk for low prices, with no care for the people making the items, or the environmental impact both whilst making the products.”

+One owner Eli Doyle (left) with Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion owner Eden Hansen.

Both businesses began their journey in 2021, with the King William Road location providing a second home for Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion after their Payneham store in March this year.

+One owner Eli Doyle created her business from the spare bedroom of her house when she was five months pregnant after seeing a gap in the market for pregnancy-friendly dress hire.

“It’s a time when women’s bodies are changing so quickly you shouldn’t have to feel the need to commit to buying,” Eli says.

“I had pregnant friends borrowing my clothes frequently, and one day thought, there is room for a great service for women going through pregnancy and into postpartum.”

Better Together Pre-Loved Fashion (Open seven days a week)
+One (By appointment only)
74–76 King William Road, Hyde Park

What’s On This Weekend

Enjoy the last weekend before winter.

1. LAND OF THE LONG LUNCH | Across Clare Valley | MAY 27–28

To mark the end of Clare Valley Gourmet Week, indulge in an unrivalled afternoon of fabulous food and world-class wine during Land of the Long Lunch. Tables upon tables will be set across the Valley as chefs and their teams prepare feasts for the masses. The hardest part will be picking which long lunch to treat your senses to: Skillogalee’s Wine and Swine, Slate’s South-East Asian themed long lunch or maybe Ragu & Co’s long-table celebration of the best Italian food in the heart of the Clare Valley.

Find out more.

2. ROUND SHE GOES | Goodwood Community Centre | MAY 28

The time has come around again! Browse some 50 handpicked pre-loved fashion stallholders who will pack Goodwood Community Centre for the Round She Goes market. From vintage and retro pieces to handmade jewellery, the all-day event features unique wardrobe finds from the 1940s onwards.

Find out more.

3. A WALK CAN WORK WONDERS | West Beach | MAY 28

Grab a friend and enjoy a leisurely walk before winter well and truly hits. Held by Walking SA, wander West Beach along the Adelaide100 trail in this event to mark the beginning of Reconciliation Week. Join Ngarrendjeri/Kaurna Elder Uncle Moogy Sumner to Walk for Reconciliation and be a Voice for our Generation. Uncle Moogy will start the event with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve.

Find out more.

4. WINTER WHALE FEST | Various locations across Victor Harbor | FROM MAY 28

With winter upon us, there’s no better time to witness majestic marine mammals in their natural habitat than during Winter Whale Fest. There are more than 25 events held during the month-long festival which celebrates the arrival of the Southern Right Whales on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Learn how to whale-spot, unwind during an ocean sound bath or admire work in water-themed art exhibitions.

Find out more.

5. ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE FESTIVAL | Various locations across Adelaide| UNTIL JUNE 4

Life might be a cabaret, but so is Adelaide at this time of year. Starting this week, annual open-access arts event the Cabaret Fringe Festival is back to entertain audiences with performances ranging from comedy and burlesque to political satire and music. Every ticket sold supports independent artists and metropolitan venues during winter in South Australia.

Find out more.

Kick Starting Fashion Trend to End Period Poverty

South Australian fashion HOUSE Sunset Lover has teamed up with not-for-profit organisation KickStart for Kids to raise awareness for young women living without access to feminine hygiene products.

The local fashion brand, which uses compostable fabrics in its designs, will run a fashion parade showcasing its new collection at KickStart for Kids’ inaugural period poverty fundraiser at the Belgian Beer Café (27–29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide) on Friday, May 26, from 12.30pm.

The Sunset Lover collections are designed in collaboration with the South Australian Museum and
Botanic Gardens of South Australia, drawing inspiration from various species of flora
and fauna.

Featuring prints from South Australian botanical illustrator Gilbet Dashorst, Sunset Lover’s luxury pieces donning the runway are part of its latest mythological gardens collection.

Sunset Lover creative director and founder, Melanie Flintoft, said: “We love KickStart for Kids and all
they do for our state, so I didn’t think twice when considering partnering up for this incredibly
important fundraiser.”

The fundraiser will include a silent auction, live music from DJ Ashie, and inspiring speeches from KickStart for Kids founder Ian Steel and KickStart for Kids ambassador and SAFM breakfast host Rebecca Morse.

Period poverty has been highlighted as a real issue in Australia after a 2020 report by the Commissioner for Children & Young People revealed more than half (51%) of school students reported not having access to feminine hygiene products. In fact, 26% had missed school because their families couldn’t afford sanitary items.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to KickStart for Kids’ period poverty cause. Guests are also encouraged to donate sanitary items.

Tickets are still available here.

Terrace Floors: Unmissable Once-a-Year Sale

Mad March may be done and dusted, but the madness continues into May with Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ epic once-a-year sale, from May 20–27.

In-store only, this unmissable annual event is highly anticipated; the luxe South Australian showroom doesn’t have any other sales throughout the year. So, now is your chance to secure a beautiful piece of furniture or a luxurious rug at a heavily reduced price.

With up to 60% off a huge range of furniture and rugs, and brands including GlobeWest, Ethnicraft and Armadillo, there’s never been a better time to refresh your interior.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new lamp to bring warmth to your home or looking for a stylish new bed spread, there’ll also be a range of homewares, lighting, and bedlinen to get your hands on.

There’s more massive news; it’s not just floor stock on sale. You can also order brand new rugs and furniture at 25% off, if paid in full on the day.

Here’s just a sneak peek of the stylish pieces you can find in the showroom at this in-store-only event.


Ethnicraft Oak Nordic Bed and Bedside Table.


Ethnicraft Oak Bok Dining Table, Chairs and Bench.




Armadillo Malawi rugs.


Terrace Floors + Furnishings is one of SA’s premier destinations for all things interior. Lending an expert eye to interior projects, the store has helped re-invent living spaces from the ground up since 2000. The showroom stocks an expansive collection of luxury rugs, carpets and furnishings to curate your dream home.

Don’t wait another 365 days – floor it to Terrance Floors + Furnishings before it’s too late!

Terrace Floors + Furnishings
51 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood

Boho Bar returns for one-night-only

This June 2, The Unley is returning to its roots and throwing a Boho Bar-inspired bash…

Before The Unley became the now beloved city fringe hotel, it was the Boho Bar – a glittering burlesque bar where Adelaide would let loose and dance the night away. Before it underwent renovations and a name change in 2015, the venue was known for its late-night entertainment, where performers would dazzle in the circus-like bar and restaurant on weekends. 

This June 2, The Unley is returning to its roots for one night only with its new event, Boho…But With A Twist. From disco balls and drag queens to cocktails burlesque dancers, the evening is a flashback to the venue’s late ‘90s and noughties party era. 

From 8pm, the hotel will transform into a glamorous hub of entertainment. Guests will be greeted with a free shot on arrival. From there, the fun begins. Enjoy an evening of high-energy performances from drag queens and burlesque dancers, who’ll captivate crowds with their top-tier talent, charm and style. 

The Unley’s house DJs will soundtrack the event, getting you grooving with their sets of dancefloor anthems. As for food and drinks, the hotel’s range of bespoke cocktails, small plates and mains will be available. Enjoy Fruit Tingles and Margaritas in-between rounds of entertainment, or share tasty tapas (think Wagyu sliders, halloumi chips and croquettes) with your girlfriends. 

For those who miss the Boho days or want to start their weekend in style, this event isn’t one to miss! Visit The Unley for Boho…But With A Twist on June 2 from 8pm. Book your tickets here. 

Interior Change for TAFE SA Graduate

Up and coming interior designer Lisa Katsikitis is making waves. The recent TAFE SA Graduate shares her passion points and future aspirations.


Lisa Katsikitis helps turn people’s interior dreams into reality, designing bathrooms and kitchens that are functional yet beautiful.

The school-teacher-turned-designer wanted a change in career pace and to work in a field that creatively fulfilled her when she enrolled in the Diploma of Interior Design at TAFE SA.

“I was looking for a program that was practical and hands-on. The TAFE SA lecturers are really well-connected to the industry, and I love the possibilities of [interior design],” she says.

“The course was comprehensive in skills that weren’t just drawing, but also the many forms of communication you need.”

Since graduating, Lisa has been employed as a design specialist for leading renovation company, Brilliant SA. Her passion is designing accessible spaces that are also dignified, modifying kitchens and bathrooms with mobility fixtures that don’t resemble a stark, aged-care facility.

“People should still be able to have beautiful homes,” she says. “I had a client where grab rails also doubled as towel rails. [Products] don’t have to be hospital blue or chrome – they can look gorgeous.”

A sweet spot for Lisa is the nexus of relationship-building, problem-solving and flexing creative muscles. The interior designer enjoys gleaning clues from clients’ homes as to what colours, finishes and materials they like, solving their structural household woes while reflecting their personal taste throughout the design.

“It’s lovely getting swept up in the excitement of seeing the vision come to life,” she says. “If you can tap into something that reflects the personality and interests of the client, that’s going to give you the perfect inspiration. I get personal satisfaction solving a problem creatively while making clients happy.”

Lisa also naturally gravitates towards biophilic design, drawing inspiration from nature and interweaving outdoor elements into interior spaces to promote wellbeing. Outside of work, she does illustrations of native botanicals and finds her love for Australia’s landscape – its colours, shapes and textures – organically infiltrate her design mind. In 2023, she predicts more people will use native shades and natural materials in their homes.

“People want that beautiful Australian colour palette,” she says. “Green and raw timber is a total winner. What we’re creating inside isn’t replicating the outside, but it’s sympathetic to and pays respect to the landscape.”

While she only graduated in 2021, Lisa has already started to make her mark in the interior industry. She was a finalist in the 2022 Kitchen Bathroom Design Institute of Australia National Design Awards and received an Executive Officer’s Special Mention Award for her accessible undergraduate work. She was tasked with a complex brief for her final TAFE SA subject, which saw her create a kitchen space for a retired couple where the wife was wheelchair-bound.

“The [design] brought together every skill I learnt across two years,” she says. “It was a labour of love.”


Colour your world with an exciting career in interior design. This nationally accredited Diploma from TAFE SA will help you to understand the furnishings, finishes and aesthetics that are integral to creating outstanding interiors.

Learn about colour schemes, lighting, the principles of design, project documentation, creating 2D and 3Dforms, and producing digital models.

The wide range of subjects can be tailored to suit all design interests. Refine your design skills, build your business abilities and graduate ready to join this in-demand industry.

Course Code: MSF50218

Duration: Up to two years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery: Tonsley Campus

Course Admission Requirements: Nil

To better understand the link between construction and design, Interior Design graduates may also consider Certificate IV in Residential Drafting [CPP40121] or the Diploma of Building Design [CPP50921]

Visit tafesa.edu.au to learn more.

When Old Meets New



Pottery is one of the oldest inventions in history, a skill utilised by the Ancient Greeks, the Egyptians and in the Japanese Jōmon period. In awe of pottery predecessors, South Australian ceramic artist Holly Phillipson champions the ancient techniques of the craft when creating her award-winning contemporary designs.

TAFE SA graduate and South Australian ceramic artist Holly Phillipson.

“The whole [pottery] process is fascinating to me,” Holly says. “There are so many skills involved at different stages.”

The artist says she hadn’t thought about a career in ceramics until she discovered the JamFactory Associate Program. Holly had been completing a short wheel-throwing course at TAFE SA when she met some glass artists employed as associates. Meeting them encouraged her to enrol in a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) – delivered concurrently by TAFE SA and Flinders University – with the hope of landing a coveted JamFactory associate position.

“I could see a clear pathway for myself as a ceramicist,” says Holly, and in 2018 she began the three-year undergraduate course at Adelaide College of the Arts. She says her biggest takeaway was the in-depth education she received.

“It’s so rewarding to create forms you envision and fire them into permanent, durable objects,” she says. Here, the degree touched on all aspects of ceramics, from mixing glazes to firing kilns and how to manage a studio. But being a part of a vibrant community of creatives, learning from industry lecturers every day, is what set the degree apart for the ceramicist.

“I felt so supported and had a profound sense of belonging.” Her thorough education led Holly to landing a place in the JamFactory’s Associate Program – her dream role. She has since been accepted into the Helpmann Academy Elevate Mentorship program, where she’ll work under her ‘ceramic heroes’ Kirsten Coelho and Peter Andersson.

“They’ll help develop an exciting new body of work and some new glazes,” she says.

In appreciation of the historical significance of pottery, Holly points to the ancient forms in her contemporary ceramic designs. She references timeless pieces from all over the globe in her range of wheel-thrown tableware. Her recent collection, Peplum (2022), featured wheel-thrown platters, bowls and candelabras, all with the signature frilly design.

Dipped in a white satin glaze, the pottery range was partially inspired by doughnut-like Russian Skopin ceramics.

“It’s fun to challenge myself to create similar forms, but with my contemporary style,” she says.


A dual award degree delivered by TAFE SA and Flinders University, the Bachelor of Creative Arts [Visual Arts] delivers a comprehensive grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary visual arts studio practice. You will be required to undertake the TAFE SA Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts [CUA51120, CUA60720] concurrently with the Bachelor of Creative Arts [Visual Arts].

Duration: Three years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery: Adelaide College of the Arts

Course Admission Requirements:

• Any Certificate III or higher

• Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

• Successful completion of SACE (year 12) results (or equivalent) achieving an ATAR of 60 or above


Ideal for beginners, this course teaches the fundamental skills of wheel-throwing. Various dates, starting in May 2023.

Delivery: Adelaide College of the Arts

Visit tafesa.edu.au/visualarts to learn more.