Sophia

heres a little story about my dog Sophia

Just about everyone thinks the Boston terrier on my Murobond paint tin is Sophia, truth is I have had the paint collection way longer than I have had Sophia, I guess I manifested her right!

I have had Sophia for just over 5 years, she was rescued by a lady in Sale Victoria, she fell in love with Sophia (of course) but Sophia needed to be rehired as the other dogs didn’t like her ( yes she can be a diva and more into the humans) So I drove 9 hours from Sydney to collect her, as I stepped out of the car, Sophia ran across the yard and into my arms and straight into my heart!

PS loving the light in the studio

click here to view my entire paint collection with Murobond

 

tonight makes tomorrow

Sweet dreams as the sun sets, Tonight makes tomorrow…

My evening ritual includes my morning ritual (making the bed) there’s nothing  better than getting into a freshly made bed, its one of my favourite luxuries. In the evening (as my days are super busy) I try to have an hour before bed with no screens, usually a pod cast, I’m either on or off there’s not really an in between mode. Im a night owl so I usually stay up late, its often a time of thinking and ideas, I like the energy of the evening theres a sense of calm and creativeness different to the day, I like to get everything prepared for the next day, if this is a physical or even just a mental list (its always better to write things down) Im so not a morning person.

When Sheridan Australia  ask you to shoot something special you up the ante and call in someone who gets your crazy ideas

Organic, natural creativity over just styling 

Making magic with Jessie Prince 

We had a plan, but nothing over thought, threw some things in the car, found a nice spot, Jessie climbed a tree whilst I made the bed and we got the shot nothing too tortured!

summer styling

Heres some new styling work of mine ( in paradise) creating some magic for Sheridan

How about that view! oh yeah and that house! sunrise and sunset on shoot day was awesome!

Read more here about styling your home for summer here

Photos Felix Forest

 

Bondi wash Paddington store

Bondi Wash have opened a second Sydney store located in the heart of Paddington

Head in store to see and smell all of their awesome products

Store Design by Mr and Mrs White

Bondi Wash 

396 Oxford St Paddington

02 8018 9883

Photos Josh White

green is great

Adding greenery to any space is always a good idea, especially en masse – heres a picture from todays install at Ikou opening tomorrow in Byron Bay.

hay x sonos collaboration

Hay have collaborated with Sonos to create 5 limited edition colours available for a limited time online and in store at Hay store Sydney and Cult Design (here in Australia) be quick!

Photo and styling Jason Grant

beach babe

Sophia knows how to beach siesta well (her first swim for the season today)

ch ba

summer is coming

Summer is coming YIPPEE!

here is some recent work wearing many hats producing, styling and shooting Rachel Castles awesome beach towels

Oh and how awesome is May the EK  she’s available for hire

Buy them here

process

Im never one to say no to a project just because I don’t know how to do something, case in point I have working on my next (second) tile collection with Di Lorenzo tiles

Working this time in a slight new direction, on something a little different, I have not only created new tile designs but also created the process be it slightly more low fi, stay tuned

New tiles coming in the new year

MJG x Surface Society x Nikau

All about last night

We joined forces to showcase my “New Paradise” tile collection (created partnership with Di Lorenzo Tiles) in Byron Bay with Surface Society at Nikau Store

Drinks by Brookies Gin and Concrete sinks by Slabshapers

Thanks friends new and old for all coming along and showing your support and making for an awesome evening

Thanks JG

Photos Jason Grant