soft under foot

Its getting a little colder, so its time to get cosy at home, but don’t forget about whats underfoot. A rug is one of the best things you can invest in,  your feet will thank you especially in winter, patterned, neural, ethic or colourful theres a rug perfect for your space.

When choosing a rug think about the rest of your space a rug can set the tone of a room, its like an artwork for your floor

Heres three rugs from Early Settler their second collection of rugs called “welcome home”  featuring some current trends Modern Moroccan, Bohemian, Art Deco, Natural, Botanical and Luxe.

Heres three that I have styled up to inspire you to try in your space! don’t underestimate how a rug can transform a space!

Photography and Styling Jason Grant  

Click here to see their entire collection

The best advise when buying a rug, buy the biggest rug you can afford!

Geo Shaded Dimaond hand tufted Rug

Marrakesh Trellis Hand Tufted Rug

Linear Hand Tufted Blue Rug

Ikea INDUSTRIELL Collection

Loving the limited edition Industriell collection in store at Ikea now click here to see the entire collection or head in store

HJÄRTELIG the “wellness collection” from ikea

 

IKEA is to launch a limited edition wellness collection HJÄRTELIG

Designed with a delicate touch, IKEA explores organic materials for a new wellness collection that engages the senses.

In April IKEA Australia will launch a new limited edition range, HJÄRTELIG. HJÄRTELIG will feature a range of furniture, home furnishing accessories and a yoga kit, will all elements of the collection designed to set the ideal conditions for rest, relaxation and gentle exercise.

Designed by IKEA designers Maja Ganszyniec and Andreas Fredriksson, HJÄRTELIG takes inspirations from mother nature and sustainable materials such as cotton, rattan, linen, cork and pine.

HJÄRTELIG is a collection that helps respond to these challenges and remind us about taking moments to re-focus and revitalise at home.

The HJÄRTELIG collection is designed to create a light and peaceful feeling within the home. Made from sustainable materials, the accessories and furnishings are kind to our environment and durable for everyday life at home – all at an affordable price for everyday people. We know that we spend a lot of time being physically present in our home, but we enjoy our homes most when we are mentally present.

The collection includes the very first IKEA yoga bag as well as jewellery bowls, scented candles, bedding, pots and textiles to encourage relaxation and mental presence within the home.

Lets talk about that bed!

The HJÄRTELIG range is available for a limited time in all Australian stores from April 2018.

Eucalyptus by the Beach People

Loving the all white cotton / tencel bedding part of the eucalyptus sheet range from The Beach people

( and so does Sophia )

Photo and styling Jason Grant

also available in other colours click here to see

Bed head Byron Bay Hanging chairs

Click here to read my interview on their journal

 

Loving the all white cotton / tencel bedding part of the eucalyptus sheet range from @thebeachpeople ( and so does Sophia ) photo and styling @mrjasongrant #stylist

Bed head @byronbayhangingchairs

#bostonterrier #thebeachpeople

L O V E T H E S E P L A T E S

Lets FACE it I LOVE these plates from Alex and Trahanas add a little fun to you table click here to buy

still life collection Tiffany & Co

Loving the still life collection from Tiffany & Co., called Home & Accessories, which is the first from the brand’s Chief Artistic Officer, Reed Krackoff

Born out of the notion that beautiful things should not be limited to special occasions, the new collection is Tiffany’s take on modern life where creativity and wit collide with the finest materials. The luxury Home & Accessories collection comprises of silver gifts, objects, leather, home and baby. The collection reaches into the brand’s rich archive for inspiration and incorporates the best quality, craftsmanship and design with a level of functionality that allows you to use these things every day.

The collection will be available in store and to order from Tiffany.com from November until the 15th December 2017 to arrive in time for Christmas.

new from Tigmi

Recently Tigmi Trading teamed up with the iconic Rae’s resort on Wategos beach in Byron Bay to shoot their latest campaign shoot. The Byron landmark has recently had a facelift by renowned interior designer Tamsin Johnson and the result is stunning example of simple, understated luxury. The perfect hideaway for anyone visiting the area. The only problem was leaving….. 
Photos Alicia Tayor

Dinosaur Designs Atmosphere

Atmosphere is the latest collection from Dinosaur Designs

I love visiting their Sydney Studio where everything is created, its a creative, inspiring, magical space and I always leave feeling inspired. Their latest collection is online and in store now click here to shop

Photography Jason Loucas Styling Vanessa Austin

Photographer Alicia Taylor ‘Above & Below’

I have worked on commercial jobs with Australian photographer Alicia Taylor she had hinted at a creative project she was working on… Today I am blown away by these images of ‘Above & Below’ that very creative project she had mentioned.

There is nothing fast about the creative process. Five years ago, Alicia Taylor photographed an incredible storm in Tasmania sparking a desire to use the image as part of an art piece.

“The idea lay dormant until she photographed a woman swimming in Fiji two years ago, and then I decided to merge these images” said Alicia.

For someone who makes a living through the medium of photography she found the leap to creating her own work deeply challenging.

Aware that the ‘fear’, or the ‘desire’ to please another stop us from pushing through our boundaries, Alicia made the mental shift to let go and rely on her intuition. Tuning to something elemental she became aware of how emotion could be communicated through image.

“Life can be volatile just like the weather, hence my using the sky as one of my subjects. Water, on the other hand, can be very calming and by combining with images of people in water a certain tension, a dynamic is created.” Alicia Taylor

Alicia’s work focusses on light and composition, the ability to add colour, depth and creative tension in the positioning of the limbs – sometimes awkward, sometimes fluid and evocative.

Producing this collection of images has pushed her technical abilities as images layer on top of one another to create new dialogues and

relationships between the Australian landscape, sky, seaweed, shadow and the limbs that denote a physical presence.

“It is a remarkable photographic debut drawn out of a desire to marry the different worlds of earth and sky, each with their particular volatilities and energies, merging in a seamless image that finds a link in the human element.” Karen McCartney

In Alicia’s own words, “This series encompasses the complexity that makes the human journey. The change we push through, float, reach or finally ground ourselves in.”

‘Above & Below’ will run from 27th of October to 10th of November at Becker Minty 7/81 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011

Charlie Green Studio

Im loving these designed and made in Australia precision cut, watercolour illustrations of botanical greenery set inside a transparent custom frames from Charlie Green Studio

Stylist Montana Valich / Photographer Jem Cresswell

click here to see more and to preorder