Common Ground opening night

common-ground-13common-ground-1-2 common-ground-5common-ground--2 common-ground-6common-ground-12 common-ground-8common-ground-2-2We were among the lucky ones who RSVPed quickly enough to Common Ground‘s opening night party. Previously located in the Many 6160 complex in Fremantle, Common Ground has now broken free of its confines and found itself a new home in the previous New Edition building on High St. And to celebrate they threw a party with 20% off all stock, live DJs AND a free lolly bag! What a bunch of legends. (I love Chico babies, who doesn’t?)

Common Ground is a collective of independent Western Australian streetwear brands and womenswear brands, as well as terrariums and art for your home. They even have a collection of highly sought after Mekel works, and we had the pleasure of bumping into the very talented Kelly (with her boo in pic number 5)! Common Ground showcase, support and springboard all the little brands in this fair city that are hoping to make it big. If you’re ever in Fremantle, I urge you to check out the store and see what the fuss is all about.

(Oh and what am I wearing? Darling, I thought you’d never ask…Gorman jumper, Saba leather skirt (similar), Christian Louboutin pumps, Freckle & Co earrings, Chanel handbag)

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Takeawei

We stumbled across a collection of these cute-as-pie ceramics during a visit to Mr Sparrow. Every single piece as adorable as the next, it’s an absolute miracle that I left the shop with just the polka dot wombat planter in my happy possession. Next in line? To continue along a theme, it’ll probably be the bigger version with the paint-splattered ears. Yes you. I’m comin’ for you.

Chela Edmunds is the talented person behind Takeawei who manages to inject so much personality into these ceramic works. Currently based in a studio in North Melbourne, you can find her online store here.

For us Perthians, Takeawei is exclusively stocked at Mr Sparrow in Subiaco. Get them before I do.

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I dream of cactus

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Wearing – Gorman dress, vintage coat (similar), Muji tights, Madewell boots (similar), Freckle & Co earrings, Naomi Murrell resin & rose gold ring, Alister Yiap ring, vintage handbag

A groovy cactus print.

A pick-me-up coffee at a new found hotspot.

A toasty vintage coat picked up for a bargain that comes with authentic old lady smell. (Need to sort that one out)

Red lipstick.

These are a few of my favourite things.

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Kinfolk Gathering – L’Esprit De La Mer

kinfolk-l'esprit-de-la-mer-1 kinfolk-l'esprit-de-la-mer-2 kinfolk-l'esprit-de-la-mer-3 kinfolk-l'esprit-de-la-mer-4 kinfolk-l'esprit-de-la-mer-5Put plain and simply, Saturday night’s Kinfolk gathering was holistically perfect. Not a single piece was out of place, all expertly and lovingly orchestrated by the inimitably talented Stacey Clark. Hosted in Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle, the food and wine and conversation flowed freely and effortlessly. What an amazing night – a room full of inspiringly creative people, all so happy to be together, many for the first time. The joy and optimism was tangible.

This is a sign of great and wonderful things to come in Perth and wider Australia.

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A massive high five to all who contributed. What an extraordinary bunch of people you are.

To Stacey. You encourage us with your talent and tenacity and make us all want to push our creative boundaries.

Stacey Clark Stylist

Laura Moseley

MAYDE

Kidogo Arthouse

Kent Street Deli

Custard & Co

Still Love

Poach Pear

Micrology Coffee Roasters

Oriss Films

Bread In Common

Eucalypt Homewares

Fox and Rabbit

Chicho Gelato

Lush

Type Hype

Eagle Bay Brewing Co and Vineyard

Bahen & Co

The Articulate

Home Inspiration – Waverley St

Our quest for home inspiration has taken us to the amazing home of Sam Klopper from Klopper and Davis Architects. This beautiful inner city gem is the perfectly formed marriage of original 1920’s worker’s cottage and modern vintage extension. I’m a big fan of the neutral palette with those splashes of colour, and those mid-century touches. This is a family-centric home and makes great use of space and natural materials – exactly what we want our future home to have.

Brew

keep-cup-vanishing-elephant-8Wearing – Vanishing Elephant top (similar), Neuw jeans, Donelli shoes (unattainable or affordable), Zara bag, Naomi Murrell resin and rose gold ring, Lazy Oafs cat ring (similar)

Say hi to my new friend who keeps me warm, happy and caffeinated on my way to work everyday. There are many children and colleagues out there who should thank this handsome guy for keeping cranky-pants-morning-Sarah at bay. You really don’t wanna see that.

KeepCup has recently introduced their latest series, Brew, featuring glass coffee cups coupled with their signature customisable coloured bands and lids. So you can’t fling this one around as much as their plastic cousins but they feel and look so good. Throw in the limited edition cork band and I’m in hipster heaven. But at the end of the day, the message is the same and still rings true. Sustainability underpinned by practicality and an awesome aesthetic.

Get your own here. Fancy the limited edition cork band? Snap it up here.

Find out more about the KeepCup ethos here.
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Spunky banana bread

banana-bread-3Everybody loves a good banana bread. Somewhere in between a dessert and a savoury, and labelled as bread to make it a valid “healthy option”. Win win.

The reason why this one is so spunky, however, is due to the addition of dark chocolate and a few handfuls of toasted flaked almonds. The original recipe called for hazelnuts but it was 11:15am, my shift was due to start at 12pm, and I had to make the executive decision to use the already ready almond flakes over my non-toasted non-chopped hazelnuts. It was a decision that I did not regret! Yes, I was a wee bit late to work – but I came bearing freshly baked cake and soon all was forgiven and forgotten…!

Ingredients 

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 175g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed banana
  • 70g toasted almonds (flaked or slivered)
  • 90g chopped dark chocolate
  • 255g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate powder (baking soda), sifted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 115g golden syrup

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC.
  2. Prepare a 26cm x 11cm loaf tin.
  3. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract together until well combined and creamy.
  4. Add the eggs one by one, beating well in between.
  5. Finally, add the banana, almonds, chocolate, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate powder, cinnamon and golden syrup and stir to combine.
  6. Spoon mixture into your loaf tin.
  7. Bake for 75 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  8. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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