Blog

Meet The Ockers Behind Our Favourite Socks

Meet The Ockers Behind Our Favourite Socks

Kelsey Holding & Hilda Boden, Co-Founders of Ocker Socks Urban Dictionary's illustrates an ocker as a stereotypical Australian - a beer in one hand, BBQ tongs in the other, thongs on their feet, watching footy on the TV. Ocker Socks, emblazoned with its quintessential Aussie fauna, meat pies and beer glasses, is just that: so bloody Australian.  Kelsey Holding and Hilda Boden are the heels of the business, part of the UQ community themselves, operating the budding startup from their bedrooms. We sit down with the duo to see what first knocked their socks off. When and why did you start Ocker Socks?  Kelsey: I've always...

Read more →


Meet Lizzy: The Illustrator Behind Our Forgan Smith Collection

Meet Lizzy: The Illustrator Behind Our Forgan Smith Collection

Brisbane-based (but Kiwi at heart) illustrator and graphic designer Lizzy Anderson captures the world's most notable personalities in watercolour portraits inspired by her day dreams. You might recognise her signature style pop up on your TV screen in The Block's latest room reveal, with many of her pieces available in The Block Shop.  With the relaunch of our Forgan Smith Collection, we sit down with the illustrator behind immortalising UQ's most iconic sandstone building to chat all things design, career and art. What was the process for creating the Forgan Smith Collection illustration?  I visited the building in person and used...

Read more →


Introducing the Reconciliation Collection

artist collection

Introducing the Reconciliation Collection

A Guidance Through Time created by Quandamooka artists Casey Coolwell and Kyra Mancktelow for The University of Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has now inspired a range of gifts and accessories.

Read more →