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What We’re About

THE quintessential MAGAZINE is an original new digital publication that focuses on the covetable and creative. Launched in November 2012 and edited and curated by Tracy Lines and Leanne Carter-Taylor, this stunning bi-monthly magazine celebrates all things quintessential by combining an intriguing blend of beautiful photography, interactive features and videos with inspiring stories.

Curator Leanne Carter-Taylor (owner of the much-loved duckeggBLUE stores) and editor Tracy Lines (formerly lifestyle publisher at Murdoch Books and longstanding creative director of Inside Out magazine) head the team of clever collaborators. Leanne’s discerning eye and commitment to quality and Tracy’s in-depth editorial knowledge and design direction make for a great editorial partnership.

What We’re Up To

Enduring style is at the very heart of THE quintessential MAGAZINE. In each edition, we aim to evoke emotion and encourage creativity. We connect the past with the present, share the history of the pieces we covet and treasure, and tell the rich and varied stories – and the occasional secret – of the people we work with and meet. Longevity, integrity and craftsmanship – values that can be overlooked in our busy lives today – are applauded and explored in our regular features.

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What The Design World Is Saying About Us …

THE quintessential MAGAZINE is wonderfully inspiring. It casts a beautiful eye on design, craft and making in a very human, creative way.’ Louise Olsen, Designer, Creative Director, Co-Founder, Dinosaur Designs (February 2013)

‘The timely quintessential MAGAZINE is the future in magazine publishing and e-tail. This smart brand is connecting and building a community of people with a similar lifestyle by producing beautiful photography and writing. Reaching out on a human, achievable level it makes me sit back and rejoice in the original and the non mass produced. The brilliance is how the content and design is focused solely for an online reader’s experience, something large publishing houses haven’t grasped yet! I believe we are going to see great things from this magazine as the talented ‘quintessential’ team reaches their creative flow.’ Amanda Talbot, stylist and author of Rethink: The way you live (February 2013)

‘THE quintessential MAGAZINE is an E-mag curated by the Australian vintage shop quintessential duckeggBLUE. It functions both as a kind of catalog and as a design glossy. The brilliant thing about this little marriage of the two? Loads of inspiration for all those one-off vintage finds that we love but aren’t always so sure what to do with.’ Apartment Therapy (February 2013)

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