That Friday Feeling: Japan.

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You know when you get closer to the weekend and have more time to daydream? Not that I don’t spend all week daydreaming as well…

I’m calling it ‘That Friday Feeling’ and starting with my favourite subject of reflection – Japan.  My talented friend Sarah Jade Cousens, who I know as an amazing interior stylist, also has a knack for collage. I asked her to have a play with some of my images from Japan.  Here’s a beautiful little creative moment with Japanese imagery to inspire your weekend daydreams. Stay tuned for more!

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Collage by: Sarah Jade Cousens for The Transcontinental Affair

For more of Sarah’s style, check out her instagram

Fruit shaped bus stops in Japan.

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As if I need another reason to daydream about a trip to Japan.  Ebony Bizys of Hello Sandwich has just introduced me to the adorable fruit shaped bus stops in the town Kyushu about 2.5 hrs outside of Tokyo by train. There are 16 of them in total (I would definitely need to see them all!) and pictured here are strawberry, watermelon and apple. Omg. This is totally the kind of obscure thing I would need to add to my itinerary.

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Photos: @hellosandwich

Nest.

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Adam Powell is an incredible stylist & art director, while quietly carving out his name as an installation artist as well.  He also happens to be my very dear friend, always sharing with me his colourful and lofty ideas; the end results of which constantly exceed my expectations.  He thinks big and large scale projects do not intimidate him at all.  When I heard he was crafting an oversized egg and giant nest out of driftwood to shoot ‘just because’, you know that sounded like some kind of wonderful to me.  I love creativity for creativity’s sake and this project on top of Easter being one of his favourite holiday scenes to shoot, for him comes from a very inspired place.

Being the boy from the bush that he is, he’s harboured a lifelong fascination with nature and beachcombing, with the luminescent colours of vintage fishing floats being a favourite find.  He’s used that as inspiration to create some on a massive scale; whittling away at branches and painting them in fluorescent colours.  I was intrigued to learn a bit more about this stunning creation.  Read More

See Through Pictures.

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There is nothing new about photographs shot through glass, but there really is something old-worldly about the way the that technique makes an image feel. The depth of shooting through glass adds a layer of charm…or something you can’t quite put into words. I just love the voyeuristic aspect of capturing a fleeting moment from behind a window.  It feels like a little secret shared with only you and the photographer.  Read More