City of Sydney Christmas

So I can finally reveal these images! So excited to be asked to style Christmas for City of Sydney for a special lift out in Timeout Sydney 

Its not everyday you get to set up and style Christmas with two of Sydneys most famous Icons as the backdrop – all in a days work!

with thanks to many wonderful suppliers

Sofa/ table and bench Bludot.com.au
On sofa cushions and blanket Koskela.com.au
Chair and stool thonet.com.au
On table
Ceramics Plates and bowls by studioenti.com.au
Table ware ( jug,platter and bowl dinosaurdesigns.com.au
Glassware Riedel from davidjones.com.au
Vintage Cutlery Mitchell road antiques
Napkin and Table cloth http://majorminorsydney.com
Presents wrapped in brown paper with string, Stars and circles on gifts and tree ( all made by Jason) paper and string all from paper2.com.au
Boat Balmain boat company from www.vertdesign.com.au
Christmas tree theflowerdrum.com.au
MJG wears jacandjack.com shirt academybrand.com shorts
Scissors and envelope paper2.com.au
Trays hay shop.com.au
Photography Daniel Boud

Bassike Paddington

 

The bassike Paddington terrace Store has undergone its first transformation since opening in 2009. The store design reflects the bassike evolution having grown from the original organic cotton jersey collection to including women’s & men’s ready to wear, japan made denim, accessories & fine jewellery, and bassike mini collections.

Bassike’s Deborah Sams & Mary Lou Ryan have partnered with Akin Creative on the store design which elevates the spatial experience through contemporary furnishings & premium design details.

On the ground floor a blending of materials sees hand-selected silver travertine worked across point of sale bench tops, soft grey Italian leather upholstered display plinths, and flax linen fitting rooms carpeted with sisal and finished with artek stools. A central staircase in powder coated steel leads to the lower ground which is anchored by tonal woven rug and Hans Wegner occasional chairs which open out onto a quiet rear courtyard with a teddy-bear magnolia tree & a circular steel planter framed by white concrete plinth stools, cultivating a relaxing environment for shoppers.

“We’ve enjoyed creating the new space in which we have continued to evolve with the brand. Each of our stores have subtle points of difference while always feeling familiar and true to the bassike DNA.” – Deborah Sams, co-founder & director – bassike.

“Redesigning bassike Paddington has allowed us to align the Paddington flagship with the bassike brand as it stands today, but also how we envisage the brand growing over the coming years.” – Mary Lou Ryan, co-founder & director – bassike.

 

bassike Paddington
26 Glenmore Road, Paddington NSW 2026
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Fenton and Fenton – Home away from home Sydney event

Fenton and Fenton have travelled from Melbourne to Sydney for a week long exhibition/showcase of their furniture and some of their favourite artists, including Jai Vasicek, Emma Gale, Arly Williams, Dianna Miller, Louise Kyriakou, Dion Horstmans, Stan Piechaczekand Billie Justice Thomson,Its an interiors lovers dream! and the best part everything on display is for sale . This one off event is on until next Sunday at ‘The Studio’ 2/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, NSW October 20th – October 29th, 2017

Photography Jason Grant

 

Design Made Event

Mud Australia

Stylecraft Home Paperclip Collection

Tom Skeehan Hoshi Collection

Marz Designs from Catapult Design

 

Here is something new for fans of original design, the team behind Authentic Design Alliance and Factory Design District have announced  DESIGN-MADE a there day event celebrating Australian design and will span over three days from October 27–29 and focus on original, accessible and sustainable design pieces.

Cor o-founders Kobe Johns and Anne-Maree Sargeant, the market has been some time in the making. They have each been in the sustainable design scene for years, both in various capacities. Johns is the one-woman show behind Factory Design District, a three-day exhibition of new and established Aussie designers which has formed the basis of DESIGN-MADE  Sargeant, a designer herself, has been attending and curating design events since 1987. In her position as director of the Authentic Design Alliance, she’s a strong advocate for originality in design and the ADA is also attempting to outlaw the grossly prevalent counterfeit trade that is hamstringing the Aussie furniture design scene.

The event will be held across two venues — SUNSTUDIOS and the Fisher and Paykel Experience Centre — and is more than just a market. While the phrase ‘a celebration of Australian design’ is a little cheesy, it’s probably more accurate. You can expect educational talks, book signings, workshops, installations and ‘meet the maker’ forums. Of course, there will also be craft beer, organic wine, yum cha and food trucks to fuel your browsing.

Exhibitors include: CULT, Dinosaur Designs, Hava Studio, MUD Australia, Spence & Lyda, Archer Objects, Fresh Prince, Ilanel, Jonathan West, Tom Fereday and Tom Skeehan, along with installations from LOCAL DESIGN and Interpretations V, a design collective created by Andrew Simpson featuring eight leading Australian designers.

Over the three days there are numerous workshops ands I am excited to announce my Instagram master class where I will share all my tips and tricks for what works for me on my favourite social media platform

Instagram hacks workshop Sunday  29 October 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm click here for tickets 

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

shop dog

The only thing better than a beautiful shop is a beautiful shop with a beautiful shop dog. Meet shop dog George” from Water Tiger he’s a Jack Russ cross Wolfhound – they sell a collection of beautiful things from far away places….

Water Tiger 75 mary street st peters NSW

Pretty in pink new Jardan Sydney Store

Jardan have unveiled their brand (rather impressive) new Sydney showroom designed by If Architecture
As you can see the centre of the store is amass of blush sculptural shapes within the central staircase.
Jardan new store now open 42 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021

Photo Jason Grant

vivid and canon 2017

On Sunday I joined the Canon Collective for a walking tour of Vivid Sydney (the annual festival of lights)

The walking tour part camera workshop gave a unique perspective of the lights around the harbour -yes they light up the Opera House! on the tour you get to loan a Canon camera (you get to keep the memory card and print some photos)

Heres my favourite shot from the night ( yes a clever double exposure)

Vivid is on until the 17th of June more info on the Canon Collective Walking tours here

paul smith sydney

Iconic English fashion designer Paul Smith has opened in Sydney, I have long been a fan of this brand –  I love his traditional style but always with a twist! and not just for that (famous) pink wall of their Store on Melrose in LA!

Paul Smith Sydney now Open Westfield Sydney 188 Pitt Street Mall Level 3 shop 3053 Sydney

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my Australia

Recently Condé Nast Traveler declared Australia THE place to travel to in 2016 devoting many of its pages to our sunny shores, we may have known this already but as in all things its always great to be validated! I will share every now and then a few of My Australia (home) favourites right here, these mostly favourite swimming spots below are all walking distance to home, yes we ARE the Lucky Country!

All Photography Mr Jason Grant
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