Home life

Wearing – Topshop dress (similar), Gorman cardigan, Muji socks, Apartamento magazine via Kate + Abel An orange couch. An orange cardigan. An orange cat armrest. What more do I need this day. Advertisements

Sandringham House

We came across this delightful house on Desire To Inspire the other day. Designed by Techné Architecture + Interior Design, it is a wonderful conversion of a double-fronted weatherboard house into an amazing and inviting space full of colour and energy. I love how the street frontage is subtle, with only a cheeky bright blue door and a small amount of metal cladding visible to…

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…

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…

Home Inspiration – Maylands Additions

We’ve finally decided to take the plunge and start planning a home extension! We live in an old 1930’s california bungalow which is a great size for the two of us, but far too small to function as a family home. Because of our large block size, our idea is to extend backwards, adding more living space and bedrooms in a modern, contrasting style…

The best things

I instantly fell head over heels in love with these handmade teacups from Mr Sparrow – the feel of the rough clay against the palms of your hands, the cheerful irregularity in size and shape of the cups compared to each other, the cheeky glint of gold on the gorgeously rudimentary handles. Essentially, I was completely enamoured by how individually cast by hand they all…

Bits and bobs – The Schnooks Edition

As usual, this week has been super busy (when has it ever not been?), especially having to sort out loads of things before the big move to Broome in February. Couple that with a full-on work roster, and suddenly it’s just two short weeks until I move. Our favourite housemate Schnooks has had a pretty big week himself. We hereby present a special edition…

New year, new wall!

With the advent of the new year, there is no better time to spruce up a tired looking wall. We experienced a considerable influx into our mini (but growing!) collection of art and prints during our quest to visit as many museums and flea markets as we could on our trip to New York last year. We bought so many, we still haven’t gotten around to…

Christmas carols + camels!

Every year the little church in our neighbourhood organises the most awesome street party for us all to enjoy! The promise of real camel rides draws many people, young and old, as well as the good ol’ sausage sizzle and Christmas carol sing-a-long. Our little section of street was completely closed off to traffic and the kids let loose upon the bouncy castles, face painting…

Bits and bobs + it’s almost Christmas!!!

The week before Christmas is always a tad “cray cray” (cue pumping Jay-Z and Kanye music). This year’s been a bit different as I’ve been working pretty much every single weekend this month, causing me to miss out on all the usual pre-holiday shopping rush, which means I’ve not even seen a single department store Christmas display (bristling with armies of Santas, Rudolphs and…