GUEST BATHROOM | CONCEPT UPDATE

19/01/2017

tara tapware by dornbracht - via SHELF/LIFE Early last year I pulled together a mood board for our guest bathroom and posted it on my old blog. I thought now that we’re partway through our renovation it might be fun to revisit what I envisaged all those months ago, and compare it to what is becoming our reality. In this post are the main images from that mood board, all of which I still love, but it’s interesting to see what has endured and what has
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CRUSHING ON | CALENDARS, SCULPTURE, YUZU & HEELS

02/01/2017

kristina krogh 2017 calendar - via SHELF/LIFE   Kristina Krogh 2017 Calendar First blog post of 2017, and I’m starting with a rather self serving one. I’ve been completely restrained with the Boxing Day sales this year while we attempt to stick to our renovation budget, so I’m hoping this post of my most recent crushes will allay some of that consumerist desire that inevitably builds up at this time of year (without actually spending any real money). Wishing you a happy, exciting, healthy and memorable 2017.
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FOR THE LOVE OF TERRAZZO

19/12/2016

Happy Place by Fiona Lynch | for the love of terrazzo - via SHELF/LIFE Like a lot of people these days, I enjoy keeping abreast of all the latest interiors trends and, of course, have noticed that terrazzo is having a bit of a moment right now. It’s a material that has been around forever and hasn’t always been regarded as particularly cutting edge, but right now its application in some amazing spaces has elevated its status. With our current renovation, I have been really hesitant to use any materials that are
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ILANA KOHN | AW16

11/12/2016

ilana-kohn-aw16-4 These days I am all about simple shapes, clean lines and comfort. Running around with a toddler all day is not conducive to wearing restrictive or fussy clothing, and besides, that has never interested me much anyway. I have always loved Ilana Kohn’s collections for their boxy yet feminine silhouettes and simple, striking patterns. Her (Northern Hemisphere) AW16 range doesn’t disappoint, with a great range of jumpsuits, dresses and super comfy looking pants – I would happily wear
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KERFORD ROAD HOUSE | CLARE COUSINS ARCHITECTS

08/12/2016

kerford-house-clare-cousins-1 If you spend time on Australian design blogs, I’m sure you’re well aware of the brilliance of Clare Cousins Architects. The projects coming out of this Melbourne-based practice are highly diverse, combining interesting materials and considered use of spaces and landscape. I think I’m in love! Kerford Road House brings a touch of Scandinavian charm to this newly renovated brick cottage. Being halfway through my own renovation, I am acutely aware of kitchen and bathroom details as I
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LINDA HSIAO | PORCELAIN INLAY SERIES, KNOTWORK LA

12/11/2016

knotworkla-linda-hsiao-porcelain-inlay-3 Linda Hsiao is one half of Knotwork LA, an online shop filled with pieces that Linda has made herself, and some in collaboration with Kagan Taylor. “Knotwork LA was created as an outlet to identify the work we do in our spare time, it began as evenings and weekends spent in the shop and studio, precious pieces of wood saved from other projects or found while hiking, ideas that came to us in the middle of the night,
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CH-CH-CHANGES

21/10/2016

shelf-life-changes-2016 I have never been a particularly big believer in ‘things happen for a reason’ and have gone through much of my life not really questioning and mostly just doing. However, this past year has been a challenging one and at times when things were maybe not the rosiest, I’ve had to look at the positives in order to keep chugging along and not get swamped down. I don’t mean that in a dramatic way, all ‘woe is me!’,
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