Roped In book by Gemma Patford

Congrats to Gemma Patord on her first boom with Hardie Grant Roped in – filled with heaps of crafty ideas – including her signature material rope – of course I am loving a number of the dog inspired projects!

Out now in all good book stores

Style Sourcebook

You can never have tool many tools when you’re renovating or decorating a room.

Style Sourcebook is a new Australian product sourcing and styling destination that has been developed to help you renovate, decorate and create different mood boards. Featuring more than 700 brands including MJG and 30,000 products, the site allows you to search for finishes, fittings, furniture and homewares all on the same platform, and then digitally style them via a mood board tool. For those looking for inspiration, the site also enables you to view product styling ideas and expert advice from interior designers then contact them directly if you would like to discuss a similar project.

Style Sourcebook was founded by Lisa Cousens who, after renovating her home and spent hours searching separate websites and driving around to collect samples and swatches from individual retailers. Lisa wanted to create an online destination that helped simplify this process to make it more time efficient and enjoyable. The objective is to bring all the products, tools and inspiration together across different retailers to help you create your perfect space.

here’s a couple of mood boards I have created

check it out here

“New Paradise” my tile collection with Di Lorenzo

Have you heard the news! I have just launched my first encaustic tile collection “New Paradise” with the awesome team at Di Lorenzo

I love colour its a part of who I am as a designer and stylist you see plenty of it in my work, my books and my home. I’m always constantly inspired by nature, be it the lush bushland riverside or magical ocean pools and beaches “ New Paradise” is my debut encaustic tile collection and is inspired by my life and love between Bondi and Byron Bay (Paradise -my happy places) You will find subtle, muted pretty shades and neutrals all my favourite shades, the tiles come in 7 beautiful shades and 4 shapes –  ash ( dark grey) leaf (green) peonie (soft pink) deep sea (indigo blue) sky fall (pale sky blue) sand (light silver grey) quartz (steely grey) in square, hexagonal, mini brick and diamond shapes.

These tiles are all handmade and are perfect for any space, great for your kitchen or bathroom walls and floors. They are available in multiple shapes allowing the specifier to create endless colour and pattern combinations or you can play it safe in one shade, really you’re only limited by your imagination.

click here for more

Photos Jacqui Turk 

 

favourite corner at home

Im really good a snapping away on my iPhone ( If I say so myself!) But Im trying to improve my skills on a “proper camera” Thanks to my Canon GX9 and a little persistence I’m getting there, here is a favourite corner I snapped this week.

Artwork Matthew Kentmann

Tiered Console and Marble and Glass Sculptures West Elm

Ponytail Palm ( a new favourite plant) from The Plantarum  in  Uashmama

Beci Orpin – Sunshine Spaces

My Buddy Beci Orpin is the Queen of craft and has released a fourth book with Hardie Grant Books ( go girl!)

Sunshine Spaces its about bringing a little of the outdoors into your home. Inspired by the colour and beauty of nature, Beci shares her ideas and guides you step-by-step through fun projects for indoors, outdoors, party and play.

No surprise Im loving the cute dog house project below for you know who!

Featuring some of Beci’s favourite materials, including wood, fabric, plants and recycled objects, Sunshine Spaces will tell you everything you need to know about bringing the sunshine into your life and home.

in all awesome book stores now!

Photos Chris Middleton

Ultimate Byron Bay Escape

Everyone knows I LOVE heading to Byron Bay so why not come join me!

Love shopping? Love Byron Bay? Need to getaway? MJG and Taste Byron Bay present Our Ultimate Byron Escape

We have created the ultimate getaway, Terase from Taste Byron Bay and I have teamed up for your perfect Byron Escape.

We have partnered with our favourite place to stay in Byron The Atlantic for an awesome 3 days 2 nights adventure.

Byron Bay is a magical place ( it’s like my second home) a creative hub, where many artists, designers and other creatives call home, its a special place with some of the best beaches and natural beauty and of course heaps of unique shopping destinations, it really is Paradise!

We have created an amazing unique getaway experience with two whole days devoted to showing you the best (transport is sorted) showcasing the best on offer in Byron and its surrounds.

We will be heading to amazing stores, meeting clever people, sharing tips and secrets and eating great food and most of all having heaps of fun!  Terase from Taste Byron Bay and I will be on hand as your guides in this unique experience – we have your days and nights sorted and have taken care of just about everything so come along with a friend and Escape – Accommodation, transport meals (excluding alcohol) shopping tour and workshops all included – book now as places are strictly limited also included is goodie bag with some of our favourites inside!

Come by yourself or bring a friend

Be prepared to Instagram up a storm!

Click here for more in and to book now

Photos Alicia Taylor

 

Soul Safari Sydney 2017

Im so excited to join the amazing creative line up of speakers for Soul Safari – thanks for having me Vanessa Holden !

Soul Safari is returning to Sydney for the second year, over two inspiring days.

Join me and the likes of Lianne Rosler, Megan Morton, Tracy Deep, David Clark, Louise Olsen, Lee Matthews, Dion Horstmans, Henry Wilson and a heap more!

Soul Safari is a gathering for people who believe in the power of creativity to fuel massive change in the world. Come together at The School  on May 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2017 to connect with your creativity, connect with each other, find fuel for your ideas, and spark the conversations that make big things happen. Tickets are on sale now and friends of MJG can use a special discount code JGTRIBEVIBES  

Read a little Q & A I did here

click here to book your tickets

Vogue Living 50

Last week I was thrilled to be invited to celebrate Vogue Livings 50th Birthday celebrations in Sydney.

It was a fabulous evening – heres a look inside the party with the who’s who of the design industry with the likes of Editor in chief Neale Whitaker and his team from Vogue Living, Collette Dinnigan, Sibella Court, Stephen and Louise from Dinosaur Designs, Tim Ross and wife Michelle, Justin Hemmes, Darren  Palmer and special guest (performer) Tina Arena and plenty of more people

It was a night to remember!

 

WEST – Photographs of LA + Vegas by Derek Swalwell

Everyone knows I love LA and a good dose of Palm tress so its no surprise that Im loving this!

“WEST is a new series of landscapes by super cool architecture and interior photographer, Derek Swalwell a collection of photographs captured from Los Angeles to Las Vegas moments and urban impressions of Los Angeles to LasVegas, effectively his own take on the Californian mood and topography. It features dated buildings, low-rise cityscapes and a sun bleached 80s colour palette.

Take a look of the exhibition online here.  www.west-lalv.com or if you happen to be in Melbourne head in to JCP Studios 51-57 Cubitt St Cremorne Melbourne until 11 May.

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good vibes only

Life is an adventure its never easy or as easy as it seems, but I have a knack of always seeing the good ( I cant help myself) its not all swimming pools, palm trees and cute dogs all the time ( well actually a lot of the time it is) Its about stepping up to challenges thrown your way. I always think its not what happens to you but how you react to it. Create the life you want to live, take a deep breath you got this! heres to good vibes only! Cheers Jason

All Photos Mr Jason Grant