Give Emma Gallagher an old junk store and you’ll lose her for days. The artist behind Ex Collection loves combining the old with new, and is inspired by friends, family, and finding pattern in the everyday. Her limited edition collections and one of a kind pieces are created by hand from her home studio in Melbourne, Australia. “I usually work quite impulsively on one idea to start with, until I get the right feeling for a particular kind of work," she says, and likes to play around with beading, and collect ropes and different kinds of fabrics – linen and denim especially. Reminders of change within our fixed daily repetitions, like the seasons, are important to Emma.