currently vibing earthy minimal spaces


Whilst recently deep in a Pinterest/ Inspiration spiral I stumbled across this image, I like to call this Earthy Minimalism

Im totally space crushing, I love the tones texture and oh of course the Cactus Garden! The space feesl calm but warm and oh so comfortable – the ultimate place to relax! with a little investigating I found out this property is the Philip Dixon House in sunny Venice and that this giant sofa is on steps away from an outdoor private pool – total perfection!



Image via Fashion Gone Rouge

lola berry’s happy place

Author/Nutritionist Lola Berry and coffee mastermind, Salvatore Malatesta (of St. Ali) have joined forces to launch “Happy Place” juice bar and café within the heart of South Melbourne Market. With the ultimate goal to deliver a sense of health and happiness to each and every customer, the aptly named “Happy Place”

The design for Happy Place reflects the brand’s philosophy for raw and organic yet playful a health food product. Raw and organic elements are reflected through a mix of earthy and ‘monolithic’ concrete and stone materials, which have been used in bold but playful ways through their curved, organic form. Striking pops of colour against softer subdued tones, a featured transparent glazed cool room and reflective ceiling elements together highlight a healthy and playful experience for the Happy Place customer. Energising crystals will be structurally placed throughout the space to create an atmospheric energy that will encourage feelings of happiness and self-connectivity. The project was made possible thanks to super clever interior designer Fiona Lynch

Happy Place is open 7 days a week, opening 7am-5pm. Stall 56 – South Melbourne Market, Cecil St, South Melbourne

Photo Credit Armelle Habib

HappyPlace01 HappyPlace02 HappyPlace10 HappyPlace11 HappyPlace12 HappyPlace13 HappyPlace15 HappyPlace21

winter is here

Winter is here (In Australia) suddenly it’s all about keeping warm and about texture and layers in our wardrobe and our homes.

Iconic Australian fashion Brand Sportscraft have moved into homewares with their beautiful Harlow cable Knit Blanket.

click here to buy

Photo and Styling by MJG


a look inside the new dolphin hotel

The new look Dolphin Hotel opens early June 2016

The highly anticipated new look Dolphin Hotel is scheduled to re-open early June 2016. Maurice Terzini and his team have built on the iconic venue’s heritage, adding an exciting new layer to its history by repurposing and transforming the space with a modern perspective and offering quality food and beverage.

Regarded for decades as a Surry Hills institution synonymous with good times, The Dolphin Hotel now features three distinct spaces, a Dining Room, Wine Room and a Public Bar with an open-air terrace.

A simple philosophy behind the project, authored by George Livissianis, [Apollo, Cho Cho San, Billy Kwong], is a pop-up approach of re-use and re-adaptive design principles. If the elements have integrity they are preserved, if they can be stripped back to raw they are stripped and if they aren’t suitable, they’re wrapped in a Christo inspired installation process. The spaces are punctuated with artistic highlights by friend and ‘artist in residence’, Beni and sculptor / installation artist, Tracey Deep.

Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic is focused on quality, provenance-driven modern Italo- Australian food. He leads a team that includes Dan Medcalf [Icebergs Dining Room and Bar] as head chef of the Dining Room, Sam Cheetham [ex-Becasse / Victoria Room], head chef of the Wine Room and a kitchen team of more than 30 chefs.

Dolphin Hotel re opening  early June click here for more details

Photography Tom Ferguson

The Dolphin Hotel Surry Hills - 1 The Dolphin Hotel Surry Hills - 2 The Dolphin Hotel Surry Hills - 3

new from henry wilson

Im totally loving this new lighting piece from local designer Henry Wilson The Surface Sconce is an ambient, sculptural light cast in two halves from solid gunmetal.

click here to buy and see more

Sconce_2_grande Sconce_3_grande Sconce_5_grande Sconce_6_grande