Gifts Curated - Give the best in Australian art and design

Since opening our doors in 2011, we’ve made it our mission to champion Australian art and design. Today we find ourselves on an endless trek, searching far and wide to bring you the best in established and emerging Australian talent. So we welcome you to discover our latest curation of homewares, gifts and objects, and give the best in Australian art and design. 


Gifts Curated - By Sly Pony

It's been fun this year to invite our favourite designers to curate their own Modern Times wish lists. Scarlet and Penny of Sly Pony have put together an elegant and feminine selection. These girls make great jewellery so it's no surprise they have great taste too. According to Scarlett and Penny, "It's all about simple glam. We love a bit of metallic and a bit of neutral."


Gifts Curated - Exclusive to Modern Times!

These beautiful pieces were crafted with you in mind. We’ve invited some of our favourite Australian artists, designers and makers to create one-off pieces exclusive to Modern Times. These limited edition pieces were created by Sly Pony, Katia Carletti, Sophie Moran, Sharon Muir, Hello Polly, Sarah Kelk, Tanda and Pop and Scott – and they won’t last long


Gifts Curated - By Billie Justice Thomson

This decidedly tasteful edit is curated by artist Billie Justice Thomson. Billie says, "I think it's important to give something that can be used everyday, but with a little more luxury than what you might buy for yourself. That's what these simple and well made gifts represent to me.” And we couldn’t agree more. Give the best in Australian art and design this Christmas...READ MORE


Gifts Curated - By Sarah Kelk

With a wealth of choice, deciding on that perfect gift can be a little bit tricky - so this year we’ve invited four of our favourite local artists to curate their own selection from Modern Times. Sarah Kelk, Billie Justice Thomson, Sly Pony and Ellie Malin have reviewed our latest finds, in store and online, and chosen their top picks.


Sarah Kelk says, “These gifts are timeless, but also fun…and they're pieces that I would love to be surrounded by. I’m constantly inspired and drawn to pieces with both pattern or texture, and this edit is no exception.”...READ MORE


Gifts Curated - Ceramics Haul

We have curated an impressive collection of hand-crafted ceramics just for you this Christmas. From our newest arrivals - ceramic faces by Louise Kyriakou to our oldest favourites - tablewear from Brooke Thorn, there is plenty to choose from!


Chain Vase by Nicolette Johnson

Nicolette's ceramic pieces are made individually by hand in small batches. Each piece is unique in this respect. Following simple and modernist lines her works are both functional and sculptural.