Maybe together

Sometimes it’s hard for me to get out there and meet new faces. Growing up, I don’t think you could have met a more silent child than me, I was the product of being the youngest of a bevy of siblings and cousins who were more than happy to speak and think for me and a self-esteem so low that it often felt like social…

Meet Alina – artist, Tussie Mussie maker and flower whisperer

Equal parts art and dream job combined, Alina Tang has been popping up around town with a cart brimful of flowers bringing cheer and bright bouquets to the streets of Perth. Tussie Mussies is a unique art project by Alina commissioned by the City of Perth for Transart Experimental 2015. It explores the culture of gift-giving, the meaning of flowers, interwoven with the art…

Patricia Fernandes Ceramic Artist

She’s the mother of an incredibly beautiful and tactile handmade dinnerware range, the aptly termed “Functionality” collection. She rules with a firm but fair hand and affectionately bestows her creations with names such as the Sir Mix-a-lot bowl, the Plattertastic and the Lady Baker. It was with equal parts of excitement and awe that we joined Patricia Fernandes in her home studio for a workshop with a bang….

Penny Likes Paper

Penny likes paper. And we love Penny. A beauty in person and a beauty at heart, what a pleasure it was to finally sit down and share toasties and tales with Penny, illustrator, animator and visual storyteller. What started as a yarn about travels and dream projects with a detour into daring stories about midnight crimes, finally descended into a lengthy discussion of the human condition and the pursuit of…

On turning 32

Wearing – Ryder shirt dress / Flowers – Fox & Rabbit If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in my not-very-extensive existence of 32 years, it’s that things generally don’t go as planned. I’m not saying that there is no plan, because most certainly with the eye of hindsight I can see that all things, the highest of highs and the deepest of heartaches, have…

Arrival Hall

Stare longingly at that Scandinavian homewares website that doesn’t ship to Australia no more – Arrival Hall is here. With her previous experience in fashion (interning in New York City – hellz yeah!) and an eye honed by travel, Lisa has created and highly curated a space exuding that desirably minimalistic chic aesthetic we all want. Sleek marble pieces nestle and contrast perfectly next to matte home accessories…

Fox & Rabbit + Type Hype turn 1!

I’ve long been an ardent admirer of the marvellously and perfectly undone floral arrangements created by Rebecca from Fox & Rabbit. I’ve even had the pleasure of attending one of her workshops and seeing her in full flight. Like many wondrously creative people, she seems to ponder for a little while, then after finding that sparkle of inspiration, makes a few quick deft movements, maybe a…

Meet Kelsie – K Gets Organised

I have quite a number of character flaws, but one of my major ones (and my mum would totally agree) is my messiness. I’ve completely lost count on how many New Year’s resolutions I’ve made and that proverbial new leaf has been turned over time and time again – but to no avail. I love articles such as this one that legitimise my cluttered desktop…

K Gets Organised at Beau Est Mien

Get  yourselves down to Beau est Mien whilst the lovely Kelsie from K Gets Organised is the artist in residence. She has a great range of stationery and paper products to help all of your disorganised needs (if you’re anything like me!). She is also holding a workshop on Sunday 19th October where she will let you in on her secrets for a productive…

Maeker Studio

More and more I’ve been learning the importance of living better and living bigger. And by bigger and better I don’t mean more luxurious or more expensive or more exclusive. I mean taking your life and your intentions in your own two hands and resolving to live, for want of a better term, as a good human being. Not necessarily always taking the easy road…