Jun 28, 2010

Morning coffee

Loving the look of these Afogatos & Cookies on Sunday Suppers! The styling is beautiful as well. Soon I will be working from home rather than in an office close to a number of coffee shops so my morning coffee will be a little harder to obtain. And somehow I don't think instant is going to cut it with my coffee addiction! Drastic action is needed to find the perfect percolator I think.

Jun 27, 2010


I love how photography has the ability to make you feel a certain way. Looking at Garmonique's photography I almost feel lost in their emptiness, if that makes any sense. I can see one of his images being used as a cover for ambient electronic group Milieu. Found via ISO50.

A room to sew

I'm sure all sewing enthusiasts would love a room like this where they can hide away and sew to their hearts content. Artemis Russell transformed a little backyard shed into a country-style sewing and weaving room filled with all the tools and materials required to create and construct crafty things. Found via Lushlee.

Jun 24, 2010

Blog love

Good friend Catherine Conroy passed on this very yummy food blog called What Katie Ate and I'm very excited by its contents and photography. Katie is a professional food photographer from Sydney and her blog is very cute. She also has another blog called What Katie Saw which is filled with all things inspiring. Definitely adding them to my morning coffee reads.

Byron sunshine

This next week is going to an exciting one for us. Tomorrow we head down to beautiful Byron to spend two nights in a funky Airstream Caravan. Then mid week we find out if we receive a green card for the US or not. We applied for it many months ago now and have had our fingers crossed for quite sometime. If we're not lucky in getting one then we are hoping on a city change of some kind. I also finish up working on Rodd & Gunn next friday and start my next chapter of doing some study and practicing a few new skills. But for now, we are looking forward to enjoying some Byron sunshine.

Vintage industrial

It seems it's the week for vintage finds. A good friend sent me a link to Factory 20 and it is filled with pages of vintage industrial treasures. I think if I was setting up the interior of a shop I would have a field day here. I've always liked the industrial look and a piece here and there mixed with some softer textures would look pretty cool. Worth a look.


I came across froufrouu today and not only love the photography but Nadia is one very stylish lady. After scrolling through her blog I'm thinking my wardrobe could do with a bit of a makeover! Found via mustard & sage.

Jun 23, 2010

Sadie Olive

Another good vintage find. Sadie Olive has some really nice pieces for sale.

Jun 20, 2010

Vintage find

I love a good vintage find. Etsy store Ethanolie has some very cool items for sale, some which will be featuring in Country Living Magazine. I ended up making a little purchase from the store and bought the vintage bread tins shown above. Found via (oh, hello friend) you are loved.

Jun 19, 2010

Saturday night sweets

I have eaten my way through this weekend so far. Dinner with friends last night, brunch with girlfriends this morning and sushi followed by Italian hot chocolate and cake tonight with Reid. Talk about food overload. After the hot chocolate I had to take my apple tart home with me as fitting it in wasn't going to happen. We had desert in a little cafe called French Twist. There are a few of them in Brisbane and the one we went to on Petrie Terrace is decorated quite beautifully. Checker tiled floor, rustic timber furniture, old wrought iron doors, glass chandeliers and plenty of little private nooks to sit in comfortably.

Jun 15, 2010

Mikkel Vang

Another photographer whose rustic style graces the pages of Donna Hay and other food and lifestyle magazines is Mikkel Vang. He has a beautiful portfolio of work showcasing a collection of food, people and interior photographs. For those familiar with Donna Hay's latest book Seasons, Mikkel's photography features on the cover as well as within.

Jun 13, 2010

Colour therapy

I'm loving pale peach at the moment. Photo by Marie Forsberg from Le voyage créatif.

Rony Shram

I came across photographer Rony Shram tonight and couldn't wait to share. His style reminds me a little of Kalle Gustafsson who I have previously posted about here and here. Something I'm drawn to in photographs is the blending of colour and Rony Shram uses it beautifully. Found via simple blueprint.

Jun 10, 2010

Blog love

I stumbled across this little blog this morning called Le voyage créatif and love it! It's so nice and clean and the content is really sweet. Found via Pia Jane Bijkerk.

Brisbane sunset

Driving home from work yesterday I had to pull over and take a photo. The sunset was so beautiful. One thing I really love about Brisbane is this time of year when the temperature begins to drop and the skies are clear and crisp. The sun is quick to disappear but when you look up at the skies at the right time it's pretty spectacular.

Jun 9, 2010

The Society Inc.

I've just started reading the book Etcetara etc. by Sibella Court and I'm loving it. It took me some time to stop feeling the pages and actually start reading it as the book is beautifully designed and printed. Sibella's knowledge and experience as a stylist I find really inspiring and it's made me start to think about the whole idea of creating a museum within your home with all your treasures and things you find in your travels on display (hence the antler post below!). Sibella also has a shop in Paddington NSW called The Society Inc. which she changes the theme of four times a year. The shop specialises in textiles, furniture and homewares and is presented like a little gallery filled with treasures.

Jun 8, 2010

Con Poulos

For those who are frequent readers of Donna Hay you're probably familiar with the work of photographer Con Poulos. He has a beautiful rustic style which I'm sure is envied by many food and lifestyle photographers worldwide. I love the way he captures details in a raw and candid form.