Laurie Melia Ceramics

yes those are what you think they are. Australian Laurie Melia’s ceramics are so popular that in the two minutes it took me to open her Etsy shop and browse through some of her latest wares – they sold out. Laurie is very active on Instagram, and she announces when she’ll be…

Caves Collect

a funny thing happens when you have a baby. besides the whole gaining weight and weird postpartum tummy deal, you just dress differently. well – i did. i can honestly say that for the first 10 weeks of his life i wore leggings, nursing tops and oversized checked shirts. that’s ALL. i…

Caitlin She

i was so surprised & delighted when i received an email from Caitlin Shearer introducing her eponymous clothing label Caitlin She. i have been following her illustrative work for years and years, before i even started the blog! Caitlin heralds from Australia and is an illustrator, seamstress, curator and clothing and textile designer… We’ve…

Pampa

i have been receiving Pampa’s newsletter for the better part of a year, but am yet to blog about them – time to remedy that! Pampa was co-founded by photographers Victoria Aguirre from Argentina and Carl Wilson from Australia, who source handwoven products directly from the hands of indigenous Argentinian weavers. Every year we explore some of…

William James Broadhurst

when looking through the photography of William James Broadhurst all i could think was the light! THE LIGHT! they really are extraordinarily beautiful photos, even though the subject matter is seemingly pretty mundane (actually my favourite kind of photography, and the mark of a great photographer). William is Australian, and very…

Hearth

i did something unusual when i looked through the website of Australian interior design firm Hearth… i saved the pics to my desktop. ever since the advent of Pinterest i hardly ever save stuff to my actual computer anymore. i used to have folders upon folders of ‘inspiration’ lurking around…

Jane Heng

Jane Heng is an Australian designer who splits her time between Melbourne and her country of heritage Cambodia, where she works closely with artisans and fair trade partner workshops to create fine jewellery, silk and ceramic pieces. i looooooooooove these little ceramic stacking vases, perfect for holding single blooms AND your…

Spaces Volume Two

Frankie Magazine just restocked Spaces Volume Two and to celebrate i’m sharing my personal favourite space in the book, as well as giving way two copies to some lucky readers!

Julie White

i knew Julie White was Australian before even really knowing it, just from taking one look at the beautiful illustrative depictions of her native country’s flora. these prints can be found on limited edition clothing pieces and newly launched scarves on her website & online shop.

Nancybird SS15

i can always count on the Australians to be on the same wavelength as us. weather wise, at least. i often get emails from overseas people who then round off with, “hope you’re enjoying the summer!” well it’s winter here, actually. hope you’re enjoying your summer, though! the Aussies and…

YEVU

i love the internet for just this reason: discovering a Ghanaian inspired fashion label, started by an Australian print lover, thanks to a recommendation from an Aussie internet friend, who i have never met, and now lives in London. YEVU was started by Anna Robertson who, after a year of living…

&Attorney

&Attorney is an Australian shoe brand that, upon browsing through their website, made me say out loud – “i want that one, and that one, and that one, and that one…” from their classic loafers, to their sweet clogs and unique stacked sandals (love the mint!) i can honestly say…

Gorman

i love Aussie brand Gorman – their prints just scream S U M M E R. and since us south africans, and our counterparts in the southern hemisphere, are going into spring i feel like this is the kind of stuff everyone should be wearing. at the moment we are…

Kristy, Marky & Kuwaii

photographer Kate Berry recently snapped the lovely Melbourne home of creative couple Kristy & Marky. Marky is a musician, currently touring with his band Monnone Alone, and  Kristy is the talented lady behind fashion label Kuwaii. i just had to include scenes from her cool little shop (also photographed by Kate) and…

Bumper Fashion Special No. 19

you know, i’ve been skimping on the bumper fashion specials lately, mostly because i haven’t come across a lot of summer stuff that i find very inspiring (especially since at least 90% of what we’re exposed to fashion wise is from the north, where they are now settling into deep…