Andrew Christie – A Good Looking Man

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As I was browsing the archives for locally produced furniture for my studio, I came across the amazing works by Andrew Christie of A Good Looking Man. Creating amazing furniture out of wood (most of which is recycled), Andrew wears many hats and is a truly talented being. He is currently the anchor tenant at the Production Floor at the newly opened MYRE Building in Fremantle. For more information about his works and workshops, visit his website here. Or if you have some time on your hands, click here to read an interview with Andrew Christie on We Love Perth.

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-T.

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Some other talented Perth locals you may be interested in:
+ ceramics: Yuniko Studio
food: fortysevenkirwanstreet
+ house & dècor: Mr Sparrow

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Happy Weekend

Amidst polished pianos, piles of beautiful thick paper and the recent weather heating up so much it seems to have caught everyone by surprise,  the week is at an end. With the weekend beckoning at us, there are talks of trips to the beach, early coffees on our patio and picnics to be planned as we take advantage of the pleasant temperature that still remains, at least until the intense heat of the summer invades our city. But until then, here are a few weekend links from around the globe:01.ACupOfJo.ChristmasParties

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one | a fantastic idea on taking photos are Christmas parties
two | what a brilliant idea for a birthday present
three | I think these glasses were made just for me
four | a scratch and sniff wine book. Yes, I said scratch and sniff
five | a sweet print of blueberries in a bowl. Speaking of blueberries, they taste amazing brownies. Especially these brownies. I tried it this morning.

And Perth locals, don’t forget about the following events happening this week:
+ Carnaval Macabre (25 October – 03 November)
+Italian Fireworks Night {sounds amazing!} (8 November)
+Festival Batizado (02 November)

Have a lovely weekend.

–T.

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Yuniko Studio

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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.

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{such a perfect amount of whimsy}

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{indigo dyed fabrics + sweet clay buttons}

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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.

T.

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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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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.

-T.

Perth holiday events

Happen to have some free time this week? Why not check out a few of the events below?

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onefree letterpress workshop for under 25s. [ 8 October 2013]
two | learn a few new tricks with this cocktail masterclass at Wolf Lane [8 October 2013]
three | Anna Gare, judge of australian junior masterchef, invites you to sample recipes from her new book, eat in [10 October 2013]
four | swing by Marcel for a one night only exhibition, featuring quite a line up of talent [11 October 2013]

Holiday Home

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With summer approaching, I can’t help but think how wonderful it must be to have a holiday home, a house by the beach where you can escape the bustle of the city and just take your time as you bask in the warm rusty sun and breathe in the fresh air.

On the way to a small breakfast outing this morning, I couldn’t help noticing an inconspicuous sign indicating a store in the higher levels of the building. Looking into it, the sign belonged to the Corner Store who stock not only lovely gifts and creations, they are the exclusive distributor for La Maison furniture. And so in my mind, two and two came together – a beachside holiday home filled with La Maison furniture would be so perfect. Oh, a girl can dream.

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Have a lovely day.

-T.

Images: clock | bedside table | union jack trunk | wooden tray | lawn bowls set

All items (and much more) available at La Maison or at the Corner Store

Some posts you may have missed:

fortysevenkirwanstreet

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On an early Sunday morning, J woke me up and insisted that we go out for a sweet breakfast date. Reading a few posts the night before, I quickly chimed that we go visit fortysevenkirwanstreet in Wembley. And with no hesitation, we were off to the food and coffee that awaited us.

Upon arrival, the first thing that J said was that he wished we had a cafe down the road from our house. Fortysevenkirwanstreet is nestled in the suburbs, just off the busy main roads and would be the perfect place to get your hot coffee or a quick bite to eat before the day begins.

His: grilled mushies on parmesan brioche, caramelised onions, goats cheese, basil and endive (+ a side of hollandaise)
Hers: corn and ricotta fritters with avocado, roast cherry tomatoes, jalapeno sour cream (+ a side of bacon)

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The service was great, the food fresh and well proportioned, and the coffee wasn’t too bad either. No complaints from me. The only slight thing that J wanted to point out was that his side of hollandaise was a touch thicker than he preferred. Other than that, we would be more than happy to have another meal here.

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-T.

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Happy Weekend + Perth weekend events

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With hours spent at the piano learning meticulous notes and ensuring accuracy in preparation for concerts, little time has been left to go out and enjoy the spring weather (however, now that I think of it, the heavy rains and wailing winds have made it a tad difficult to do so. Perhaps between you and I, that can be my pitiful excuse). Unfortunately, writing too has been off the agenda. But do not despair, here I am offering you a few events to check out if you happen to be in the area or are planning a delightful weekend:

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BarDeHalcyondiscover: explore what Chinatown has to offer and come along to the City of Vincent’s Chinatown Discovery Tour this Saturday morning (21 September 9.30am – 11.30am)
festival: pick up some freshly cut wildflowers as a part of the Kings Park spring festival or if you have young ones, bring them along to the Fantastic Faraway Festival, a spring festival just for them! (21 September 10.30am – 02.30pm)
art: take a peek at how artists view our city and visit the Black Swan Prize Art Exhibition (20 – 30 September)
music: get your music fix at this free Appalachian Spring Concert by featuring of Perth’s top classical musicians (Sunday 22 September 3.30pm – 5.00pm)
eat: visit newly opened small Bar de Halcyon (read a great review here)

Have a great weekend!
-T.
PS. Don’t forget to check out these fantastic art exhibitions while they’re still on