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Our stores are currently full of amazing ceramic treasures which have been hand-made with love in Sydney by The very talented people at the Fortynine Studio. funkis was recently lucky enough to meet with some of the creative kids (Sarah and Harriett) who very kindly came by to give us some insight in to their beautiful ceramic creations we also asked them some questions about who they are and what they do. 


What is the forty-nine studio and who’s involved?  
The Fortynine Studio was founded by five members and is built on the concept of collaborative design. Designers Ben Elbourne, Sarah Spackman and Harriet Watts continue to design, develop and make work across a range of materials and disciplines including ceramics, textiles, paper and metal, generally at a human scale, to wear, or for the home.


How did you guys all meet? 
We all studied Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney. We worked together, became great friends, developed our practice alongside one another, and came to respect each others work and design process (in various permutations of that order)!


Where do you get your artistic inspiration from? 
Probably our most significant source of joy, rejuvenation and inspiration is the natural world, and the Australian landscape in particular. Though it's mostly enough to put us in a room together with a pencil and paper and the conversation gets filled with inspiring and some times ridiculous possibilities. We all have rich experiences to draw from and a strong sense of purpose, so we're never short on ideas.


What's your best advice for creative people who want to run their own business? 
Creativity is only one small aspect of running a business. It's hard work and you sacrifice a lot, but if you can make it work it's really rewarding. If you're going to do it, be organised, make deliberate decisions about what you're doing and why, and get people on board to help you with planning outside your areas of expertise.


What music do you listen to in the studio? 
Oh, all sorts of things. Actually, we often work without music. This week when we've been in making mode we've been listening to Koori radio.


Which is your favourite ceramic piece from the fortynine studio collection? 
Our Flip Flop Slip pasta bowls are an all-time favourite. We all have sets of these at home and eat off them every day.


Studio images © Jacqui Turk

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Shelter 7

27/10/14 11:09 AM

We just adore this photoshoot featured on SF Girl By Bay for Shelter 7 featuring some classic funkis clogs! 

• all photos by tara pearce with styling by stephanie somebody for shelter 7 




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We would like to send out a very big WELCOME to our new Sydney Strand Store Manager -Jane. We are super excited to have you as the newest member of the funkis family. 



Name: Jane Elmgreen

What’s your favourite pair of clogs from the funkis range?

I love the 950’s in black nubuck, but I think the 949’s will be my next purchase for the warmer weather.

What do you like the most about working at funkis?

The people. Both the staff and the customers are all really lovely, and share a real appreciation for the Funkis brand and aesthetic. It’s great to be a part of such a unique Australian brand.

Where is the best place to eat in Sydney? 

Ohhhh so hard! At the moment for me its ‘Lentil As Anything’ in Newtown. This has a great ethos behind it and supports the local community, plus its delicious!

What’s your favourite colour? Red

What’s your spirit animal? 

Unicorn!? Haha or something nocturnal like a bat

If you had a super power what would it be? 

To never feel tired! And also fly! haha

What’s your favourite quote? 

I have so many, but  I like this one:

“chaos, leave me never. Keep me wild and keep me free, so that my brokenness will be the only beauty the world will see.” – R.M Drake

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We had an absolutely fantastic day at our latest workshop making indigo shibori tie-dyed pieces with Dyehaus Textile Studio 

Here are some of the beautiful results from the day. So many amazing patterns and designs!




If you are interested in making your very own Shibori pillowcases, scarves or beach throws,  Dyehaus have their next workshop scheduled for the 15 Nov in Mt Irvine.

Contact Dyehaus to book 

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New Arrivals - SS 14

15/09/14 4:46 PM

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16/08/14 10:45 AM

funkis for the tablefunkis for the table

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Instagram to win a pair of clogs of your choice from the NEW funkis spring collection!
Show us “How do you wear your clogs?” by posting your clog-style on Instagram using the following #funkisclogcomp and @funkis
Not on Instagram? Email your entry to
3 lucky winners will be announced on August 31st
The new styles will be available for pre-order soon! Until then, shop the latest funkis collection here


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funkis x net-a-porter

14/08/14 12:36 PM


We are pleased to announce that funkis is now a featured brand on NET-A-PORTER - the worlds premier online luxury fashion retailer. 

We recently interviewed Ida Petersson who is the head footwear buyer at Net-A-Porter and asked her how she wears her clogs. 

Give us a brief description of your role at NET-A-PORTER.COM and what is your average day like?
The best thing about my job is that no two days are ever the same! I can be in Milan, Paris or New York for appointments with our brands, to selecting products from next season's collections, to analysing our sales with my merchandiser in the office and preparing company presentations.

What’s the best thing about working for NET-A-PORTER.COM?
I get to work with shoes – my favourite category and travel across the globe and work with an amazingly talented in-house team.
What’s your favourite style of clogs from the new FUNKIS x NET-A-PORTER collection and why?
I particularly love the light tan sandals. They are extremely comfortable and the neutral colour goes with everything in my wardrobe.
How do you wear your funkis clogs?
For a chic dressed-up look, I’ll wear them with my Valentino or Dolce & Gabbana mini A-line dresses. If I’m being super casual, I’ll pair them with my Frame Denim dungarees and a slouchy white J.Crew tee.
What is your idea of the perfect weekend outfit?
Ideally spent by the seaside in a Melissa Odabash or Talitha peasant blouse, denim cut offs and my funkis sandals.
Finish this sentence ‘real style is…?'
Someone who is not afraid to experiment but always stays true to who they are.
What do you think is the top footwear trend for next season?
We have seen a lot of late 60s and early 70s inspiration – they’re my favourite trends. Chunky platforms, gogo boots and clogs are dominating, so I’ll be wearing my Funkis throughout next season.

Favourite Blog? 
I follow so many it is hard to choose just one, but I really enjoy Sofis snapshots as I can read it in my native language- Swedish. 


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Happy Midsommar

18/06/14 4:41 PM

Midsommer is a traditional Swedish holiday celebrating the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, This is known as the summer solstice. 

The successful midsommer never-ending lunch party formula involves flowers in your hair, dancing around a pole, singing songs while drinking unsweetened, flavoured schnapps and downing a whole load of pickled herring, sill served with delightful new potatoes, chives and sour cream.


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