casually curated

My home/studio as seen in the special decorating special of Real Living Magazine

Cosy retro cafe

A cosy (retro) moment spotted at a favourite cafe Flock Espresso Mullumbimby, head here for great coffee, food and awesome vibes.

cart

Loving this cool cart from the Beach People perfect to lug everything around, including Sophia.

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Photo and Styling Jason Grant

light it up

Take a look at this fun and super easy DIY I created at home.

Using LIFX smart lights I have created an awesome feature on my console ( a great place for a display)

Attaching the LIFX Beam LED kit to the frame around the print ( super easy as the all connect together and attached with removable strips) really sets the (any)mode, the system is operated by their app on your phone and the colours are endless what a lite idea!

Photo and Styling Jason Grant

ikea podcast – the future of design

Recently I joined a panel of experts in Sydney in conjunction with IKEA Australia including  Tiffany Buckins, IKEA Australia Head of Interior Design,  Dr Thea Brejzek, Professor of Spatial Theory UTS and Seamus McCartney, Head of Product and Strategy and Place at Lendlease at the MCA a gathering of leaders in interior design, sustainability and innovation to talk about future design all part of Vivid Ideas. During this we discuss the future of design and explore new approaches to creating future communities, delve into how we can create adaptive, local communities and what the community of the future will look like it was a great discussion and the best part if you weren’t able to be a part of the full house on the day you can listen to it here on their podcast

luggage – put your name on it

I love making things easier, just by having your name on something makes things so much easier right! just like this custom suitcase from The Daily Edited super easy to spot with my name on it after you land at the airport!

winter

winter vibes wearing McTavish

change

CHANGE

We can’t rely on our government here in Australia and sadly in many other countries across the globe

We need to be the change 

Let’s get woke and whist we are at it let’s all be a little kinder to each other, despite all of our differences we are all human and all equal

Let’s stop being so destructive 

I’ve always been one to focus on solutions rather than problems

Let’s all do more, learn more and care more!

Action is required 

Plant a tree or a million

Eat less meat or better still become vegan

Be more thoughtful about what you consume

Try to reduce what you buy and your waste

Invest in things that last quality over quantity

Stop using single use plastics

Put it in the bin especially your dirty cigarettes!

For fuck sake sit down and have your coffee or bring your own cup

Mining, fishing, farming, logging and poaching are altering the world at unprecedented rates

Let’s be considerate to all that inhabit the earth

Small changes matter and add up if we all band together – we can be resilient

It’s time be be disruptive

I don’t have all the answers but im looking for solutions to make a difference

It’s time for us all to do our best

anniversary

Time flies it’s been 5 years today with Sophia since we drove all the way from Sydney to Sale in Victoria (9 hours!)

She is the best dog ever!

less

Not everything needs to cost a lot, some of the best things are found treasures, case in point these branches I have collected recently usually on a Sunday walk in my neighbourhood.

Found, collected, thoughtfully but together no over stying here! less is more so keep it simple!