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happy monday!

I hope you had an ACE weekend! We had a nice taste of summer here in Sydney – until the sun went in!

Here are a few of my favourite things – including  Sophia of course!

My Sofa in Belgian linen from Scout ( it’s seriously ridiculously comfortable! )

Print Lauren Bamford from one of my happy places The Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs if you haven’t been you must!

and yes Miranda I still love this indian quilt!

heres to an exciting week ahead – Lets do this! JG

Photo Jason Grant taken on Canon

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grazia and co featherston (re) launch

Featherston’s iconic chair designs are back in production! (re)launched recently in Melbourne Featherston 2016 is reintroduction of a range of chairs from the Grant Featherston archive. The collection is sold exclusively through Grazia and Co manufactured by long-term featherstone maker Gordon Mather Industries the range includes a variety of pieces designed from the late 1940’s to mid 1970’s. My favourite (I LOVE!) the b150 obo chair it’s a flexible high density moulded polyurethane foam ball with reflex memory and a removable upholstered zipper cover c. 1974 ( seen below in green, that was a very good year)

Click here for more information

Photos Lauren Bamford Styling Stephanie Somebody

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on the rock(s) with lee boom

Ok I am OBSESSED with these cocktail glasses by UK cook kid Lee Broom It’s no secret I love a good cocktail but a cocktail is only as good as the glass its served in! I love how Lee has mixed lead crystal with solid Carrara marble to create these ultimate vessels, a champagne coupe, wine glass and martini glass CHEERS to great design!

Click here to see more of Lee’s work

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the strand celebrated its 125th birthday

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Iconic shipping destination the Strand celebrates its 125th Birthday this year! check out this amazing Balloon Installation by The Bespokery

As part of the 125th birhtday celebrations the Strand, together with Balvenie, will be hosting special masterclasses where craftspeople will be taking guests through a 30 minute class on the specifics of how they produce their own unique works. Learn how to bind a book by Cali Anderson, build a guitar by hand with Allan Tomkins and watch Mark Riley share his secrets on making a solid balsa wood surfboard. There are also other Masterclasses by Strand Retailers, where Andrew McDonald will show how he creates his Shoes, Cinnamon Lee from Courtesy of The Artist will explain how she fashions her jewellery and Robert Carroll from Strand Hatters will advise how he handcrafts his hats.

Each master class will be followed by a toast from The Balvenie whisky specialist where guests will enjoy 2 whiskies from The Balvenie range.

Timetable as follows-

Thursday August 25th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 3:30 PM – Andrew McDonald, Shoe Craftsman (in store, Level 2)

· 5:00 PM – Cinnamon Lee, Metal Worker, Courtesy of the Artist (in store, Level 2)

Friday August 26th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 3:30 PM – Robert Carroll, Hat demonstration, Strand Hatters (In store, Ground Floor)

Saturday August 27th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

Click here to register 

Flat lay images styled by Meg Gray

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new sofa

Im so excited to have received delivery of my brand new sofa from favourite store Scout

Yes its a little more sophisticated and grown up, I love its classic shape and its super comfortable. Made in Australia, I chose a handsome grey Belgian Linen (Yum)

Its time for a fresh start and a sofa really sets the mood of a living room, its one of the pieces you should really invest in, nothing beats a good quality and super comfortable sofa!

click here to see more or head in store to take a look for yourself

Scout 161A Fitzroy Street St Kilda

Prints Gone to Sea (ocean), Pampa ( Bull) and Lauren Bamford (Icebergs and car)  framing Forman Picture Framing

Photo Mr Jason Grant taken on Canon – loving the self timer!

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use your illusions new from page thirty three

Theres no denying that local design team Page Thirty three are super dynamic, I love there fresh unique approach to design. Their new collection ‘Use Your Illusions’ explores future worlds from the past. They are inspired by primitive form, ancient ritual, and modern living. Slipping into a parallel universe they are drawn to utopian ideals about living a simple existence which is more connected to nature.

Page Thirty Three’s objects are playful, they encourage a tactile response, or aesthetic equation to master in order to nish the piece. Primitive and geometric forms slide, collide, and interlock to form functional objects.
While many objects involve the user piecing the components together to make large simple puzzles or personalized equations, others which come assembled tell this story visually, as construction lines stay visible. There is a basic childish satisfaction felt from ‘solving the puzzle’ which enhances the bond between human and object.

Each piece in the collection has a sculptural aesthetic which seeks to evolve the cultural hierarchy from utilitarian object to artwork, in order to give more meaning and importance to the act of daily ritual. Just as ancient cultures realised the importance of enhancing the human and earth bond, Use Your Illusions seeks to assimilate this into our modern world.

I love that Page Thirty Three are inspired by historic space age design, and visions of the future, from the past. Define sci reference can be seen which I love! There is a definite retro modern feel to everything they create.

“ I love looking at how the future was forecast 50 years ago, and comparing it to how we live today.
In most cases I like the alternate space age visions that I saw on the big screen, and dreamt up as a kid, much more.
I think a lot of what we design comes from these childhood obsessions and play time.
For so much of the day, the mind wanders along creative paths of new worlds and parallel universes, where you build your own life and space.
Primarily ‘Use your Illusions’ has grown from these daydreams.
The objects which appear now, stem from this brain play. They accessorize the dream world.
The most ful lling part of design is pulling these ideas out of the aether and bringing them into existence.”
Ryan Hanrahan, Creative Director

Click here to see and learn more

 

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changes

This sideboard is going to a new home. Its time for an update at home, change is coming! – I’ll be sure to keep you updated here and on Instagram…

Print from my friends at Aquabumps

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r.m.williams

Im excited to partner with iconic Australian brand R.M.Williams It’s taken me a little time to fine tune my own aesthetic and style ( for the home and in fashion ) when asked to describe my signature style I like to think it is relaxed, laid back, casual and quintessentially Australian. I love to travel overseas as much as I can but I always love to come home.

It doesn’t get much more Australian than R.M.Williams founded in 1932 the classic Australian clothier still produces a collection of hard wearing clothes and footwear made here in Australia. For this project I proudly doned my pair of classic boots and styled up some of their classic mens garments and what better location than on a classic Aussie backyard clothes line!

R.M.Williams is as Australian to me as vegemite! a traditional and iconic part of our country, I think its important to embrace where you are from. Im alway proud to call Australia home!

Photos Jacqui Turk

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Chalmers Pyjamas

I love this cheeky and fun collection of printed PJs from Chalmers Pyjamas created by Byron Bay artist Nick Chalmers. perfect for those lazy weekends click here to see more (launching real soon)

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paul smith sydney

Iconic English fashion designer Paul Smith has opened in Sydney, I have long been a fan of this brand –  I love his traditional style but always with a twist! and not just for that (famous) pink wall of their Store on Melrose in LA!

Paul Smith Sydney now Open Westfield Sydney 188 Pitt Street Mall Level 3 shop 3053 Sydney

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