Most Wanted List: George Byrne Photography

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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

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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.

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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