Most Wanted List: George Byrne Photography


I popped into the Olsen Annexe today to check out the work of George Byrne – an Australian photographer living and honing his skills in Los Angeles. A collection of his work appropriately titled ‘Colour Field’ is currently showing at the Sydney gallery until the 17th of June. If you’re in the area, you must check it out – his images are so much more dramatic on a large scale. I was naturally drawn to the rich colours and celebration of the seemingly mundane. Of course, I’m now adding a print to my wish list for our new art collection that I am imagining for our place. I just can’t quite choose a favourite, can you? Read More

At home with: The Johannessens of Marlowe’s Way


Clarissa and Marty Johannessen have long been friends of ours, even before the additions of their boys Marlowe (6) and Hopeton (4) and their ultra cool Sydney city café – Marlowe’s Way. An ex-florist and musician respectively, they both have great style and personality that shines through in their home and work. The café is a really charismatic, urban space in a little lane way in the Sydney CBD. It feels like a bit of a home away from home when I visit, there is such a cozy feel. Not unlike their home which is a beautiful inner-city character home filled with gorgeous architectural details, like a variety of flooring, from hardwood to coloured concrete, decorative arched hallways and (at least) 4 tiled fireplaces, plus has the cosiest touches of a lived-in, loved-up abode. Read More

Lending a hand at home.


Today on the blog, Jess gets a little handsy…and I like it…

Of all the things I collect and display on my shelves, my group of hand-shaped sculptures are my favourite. Elegant digits carved into timber or shaped in clay, I love the presence of them in my home. Our hands are our greatest tool and they symbolise making and creation. Something handmade has more soul than something produced by a machine and the outreaching of hands in human contact can convey a myriad of emotions- just think of the hand emojis you use on a daily basis! Read More

Europe feels.

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I still can’t believe it’s been 3 years this month since I was last in Europe. I seriously wonder how much time I’ve spent between then and now daydreaming of being back. The withdrawals are at a fever pitch today while looking through trip photos from Tuscany and the South of France, so I have gathered a few special beauties that made my heart go ‘aflutter. Mostly textures; flowers, food and seaside feels. Europe is always a good idea. Read More