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Future Beauty

Future Beauty-001
At the end of last year I went to the Future Beauty exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. I’m only getting around to posting about it now because… laziness? The exhibition explores the innovation of Japanese designers from the 1980s onwards. A host of designers are covered in the exhibition but some of the most notable names include Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, and Junya Watanabe. Being able to observe garments up close, as well as seeing some laid out flat, gives you a greater understanding of how intricate the pieces really are and the kind of mastery required to be able to manipulate seemingly simple pieces of fabric. Technically you’re not supposed to take photos inside the exhibition but I took a few sneaky snaps because I am a delinquent. Complementing the exhibition throughout the gallery are works by Japanese artists like Yayoi Kusama and the return of the Obliteration Room. I also couldn’t resist revisiting the Pip & Pop dioramas in the Children’s Art Centre because they are my favourite. Future Beauty ends on February 15 so if you haven’t seen it already I’d suggest you get a move on.

Future Beauty
Future Beauty
Future Beauty


Photos taken on an iPhone 6 and edited in VSCO cam

Summer Whites



Head-to-toe white outfits can be hazardous. Especially if you’re fond of things like ice cream, coffee, red wine, chocolate, beetroot, and basically food in general. However there’s something so appealing about a light white outfit, especially in the middle of a sticky, sweaty summer. They scream “So fresh! So clean! I swear I’m not sweating bullets right now!” And if you choose garments made from breathable fabrics then you’re onto a winning combination. These are a few lovely looks I’ve spotted recently, all courtesy of some fantastic Australian labels.
Clockwise from top left: 
– Zulu & Zephyr
– SIR the label
– bĂșl
– Vege Threads

Raspberry & Pistachio Friands

Raspberry and Pistachio Friands

Sometimes I become obsessed with certain foods. Earlier this year my friend held a high tea and one item on the menu that I took a particular fancy to were her raspberry and pistachio friands. Then I was about all of the raspberry and pistachio friands, all of the time, until I would eventually collapse into a sugar-induced coma. The version she made were gluten-free, however, these ones I made were adapted from a Donna Hay recipe as I didn’t have any gluten-free flour mix on hand. While the original recipe called for the raspberries to be folded through the friand mix, I opted to place the raspberries in each individual friand – about 5/6 raspberries layered through each friand – as I was worried about the raspberries breaking up and bleeding through the mix (I was using frozen raspberries). Sidenote: how fantastic are these hand-painted napkins by Fazeek? If you answered with “pretty darn fantastic” then you would be 100% correct.


Raspberry and Pistachio Friands
Raspberry and Pistachio Friands
Raspberry and Pistachio Friands
Raspberry and Pistachio Friands

2015

2015 Wall Calendar
2015 Wall Calendar
Hello! I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front over the past month, mainly due to a lack of internet at home (thanks a lot Telstra!) While frustrating, it has allowed me to have a nice break from the blog and think about the direction I want to take this year. I’m rubbish with goal setting so instead I’m  finding great satisfaction in filling out calendars for the year ahead as it’s making me feel a lot more organised than I probably am. Here’s to a productive 2015!
2015 Wall Calendar
2015 Wall Calendar

(For those who want to know, the wall planner is a lift out from the most recent issue of frankie magazine, the lamp is a cheapie from Kmart, and the vase is by Lovestar).

Vessel and Vine Cone Planter

Vessel + Vine cone planter
Ever wanted to show off your indoor plants in a way that resembles an ice cream cone? Yes? Then say hello to the cement cone planter from Vessel and Vine. I picked up this pretty cone planter at the last Finders Keepers Markets in Brisbane and finally got around to finding a suitable place to hang it. Yes, those are antlers suspended by fishing wire. Vessel and Vine make a range of handmade homewares, planters, and jewellery, and if you’re in Brisbane you can usually find them at the BrisStyle markets (their Etsy shop seems to be empty right now). I hastily put this little succulent in my cone planter but the end goal is to replace it with something that looks a bit more like a scoop of ice cream. Any ideas?

Vessel + Vine cone planter
Vessel + Vine cone planter
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