My favourite brownies


Bittersweet brownies.
Chewy edges.
Deliciously moist centre.
10 minutes to whip up.
15 – 20 minutes in the oven.
The embodiment of a perfect brownie awaits you right here.
Go on.
Treat yourself.


Some other food posts you may have missed:
+ fika – a beautiful cookbook
+ latte art
+ cooking with ash
+ desserts by Hidemi Sugino

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four favourites: donuts


one: mouthwatering s’mores doughnuts
two: donut art
three: diy donut balloons
four: free printable donut birthday card

Hooray for donuts! (no explanation required)


Some other food posts and DIYs you may have missed:
+ peanut butter
+ sweet tooth
+ diy cocktail party
+ diy hand lettering

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Yuniko Studio


My recent fascination with all types of ceramic wares and handcrafted treasures has led me to discover the elegant pieces by Anthea Carboni of Yuniko Studio. From birds going around in circles to cute and clever cats, each piece is of pure organic beauty and utterly charming.

 Anthea is heavily inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, the acceptance of that which is imperfect, with the aesthetic sometimes described as a beauty being found in the “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” This is prominently seen in so many of her creations and is what draws such a vast following to her work.

Based in Perth, these exsquisite ceramics can be found at Nell’s Emporium & Cafe in Mosman Park or at her etsy store.


{such a perfect amount of whimsy}


{indigo dyed fabrics + sweet clay buttons}


05YunikoStudio{this one is my favourite!}

For more information on Yuniko Studio, head over to The Design Files or Style and Focus for a read up on their interviews with Anthea Carboni.

Hope you’re having the perfect amount of whimsy where you are today.


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Some other design and dècor posts you may have missed:
+ holiday home
inspiration: intricate mouldings
+ geometry
+ in the office: pencils

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inspiration: calligraphy


…amidst the pleasing sight of freshly cut roses, the aroma of humble pumpkin soup and the sound of laughter on the front porch on a late, balmy evening, this weekend has passed in a whirlwind of activity and we find ourselves at the beginning of a new week. So let us begin this day with some lovely calligraphy, some of it elegant and traditional, others modern and striking.


Whimsical hand lettering from Jaymee at JayAdores Design Co.


Fancy flourishes by Crystal Kluge


Navy lettering by Michigan based illustrator, designer, and calligrapher Molly Jacques


Printable recipe cards from Design Eat Repeat, found on How About Orange


Old World lettering by Stephanie Fishwick

Happy Monday!


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Some other inspiration posts you may have missed:
+ beautiful type
+ create your own gallery wall
+ spring
+ pink

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In the Office: Scandinavian Inspiration


Just this week, I have purchased a large wooden kitchen bench in the palest of shade available and have ikea-hacked it into a magnificent desk for my piano studio. With the tall black piano striking such a presence my room, I have decided to keep all things clean and simple by gathering items neutral in colour, from the most fragrant white roses to the stacks of boxes in different hues of grey. With it still looking a bit empty, my search for inspiration brings you these lovely Scandinavian rooms and offices.








What do you think? Lovely and open or do you prefer more pops of colour?


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Some other design + décor posts you may have missed:
+ Beautiful Type
+ Skylights
+ Holiday Home
+ Hidden Spaces

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First Comes Love 2013

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On a lovely Spring morning, Susan and I had the chance to visit the First Comes Love fair, held on the beautiful grounds of St Georges College. Upon arrival, we were greeted with the most delightful goodie bag containing not only the information of all businesses who took part but also a selection of letterpressed goods too. Walking through the grand rooms of St Georges College, we were greeted with friendly faces, all eager to show us their goods and talents. From fragrant floral arrangements to elegantly styled dinner tables to a wide selection bow ties, everywhere you looked was a filled with magnificent styling.

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For more amazing photos of the event and perhaps even some inspiration for your own wedding or party, have a look at the lovely stills taken by the Angela Higgins and Le Fanciulle.


Happy Monday


After a whirlwind of a week, only now I am able to sit down for the shortest of breaks and indulge in a quick post for you. Amidst the sounds of students picking out singular notes on the piano, too many versions of Somewhere Over the Rainbow for auditions and a to-do list so long that it’s a sight for sore eyes, here are a few things that have caught my eye this past week:

The Pencil Light, designed by Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson

Post it notes on the back of your phone. Yes? No?

The sweetest bedside table

An inspiring post on whether to go to design school or not

(I think a hot air balloon ride needs to go on the list of things I have to do in the next five years)

With things finally settling down, posts will hopefully be back on a daily schedule.

Happy Monday!


Top image: Installation by Gabriel Dawe

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diy: cocktail party


With the promise of warmer weather comes the time to clean up your outdoor patio and dust off those cocktail glasses as you prepare for the many parties that are sure to be held at your humble abode. And so here is a compilation of a few diys to make your party the talk of the town.

one | fancy flamingo invitations

Paper Leaf Wreath
two | fancy (but simply) decorations for guests to ooh and aah over

three | the perfect cocktail

four | a bit of party food {ok, so this isn’t a diy, but you can find a few of my favourite icecream recipes here}

five | the perfect muslin bags to fill with dainty gifts for your guests to take home

Any other ideas?


Top image by style me pretty via this is glamorous

{Perth locals: don’t forget to find me on facebook to get the know all on local events}

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