Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Samantha Robinson creates the most delightful porcelains. My current obsession are the super cute takeaway cups, available in a range of lovely powdery colours and textures. Samantha's porcelains will be available on her website shortly, until then she sells at the Paddington Market every Saturday and Bondi Market every Sunday.
Posted by Claire Larritt-Evans at Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thanks to London based designer Nina Tolstrap I now know how to turn unloved and discarded palettes into showroom worthy furniture. Tolstrap sells (for only 10GBP) downloadable instructions from her studiomama website, as part of her sustainable and socially conscious design practise - Palette Project. Tolstrap notes in her instructions that the use of palettes in industry is on the rise between 2o-40% a year. Apart from the obvious green bonus points in re-using existing materials, the best part is if you keep an eye out, the palettes won't cost you a thing, they can often be found abandoned on the side of the road.
I have instructions on hand - and with the Easter long weekend ahead I am keen for a bit of DYI (and to finally have some outdoor furniture).
Posted by Claire Larritt-Evans at Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The utterly amazing Miss Megan Morton has just launched her blog Home Love, in conjunction with the release of her first book Home Love this week. Megan's blog will be full to the brim of up to the minute goodies. As Megan says "There are too many good things out there - new colours, new ways to do things, new solutions to old problems - and it seems unfair not the share them". This is definitely one to bookmark peoples!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I have been trawling the Urban Outfitters website and have just learned they do ship to Australia - brilliant news. Here's just the tip of the iceberg from my wish-list. Of special note is the Trompe L'Oeil Distressed Timber Rug, a photorealistic reproduction of a distressed floor, printed on woven rug. Genius.
Posted by Claire Larritt-Evans at Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
It's always lovely to collaborate with Fleur and co at Market Lane. Today I spent the afternoon styling up the Espresso and Slow Bars for the Earthly Abundance Gala Dinner as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The entire Prahran Market was transformed into an edible leafy, luscious paradise for the evening for 600 lucky guests. Listen out for Fleur on 3LO radio tonight as a special guest at the broadcasters table chatting about all things coffee.
Posted by Claire Larritt-Evans at Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
One of my most favourite UK stores would have to be Toast. I never really got into it while I was living in London, but the past few years they've really stepped up. The new Toast outpost in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, the latest project of Jamie and Jessica Seaton, founders of Toast. Orchestrated by Niki Turner, a theatrical set designer, the shop occupies an entire Regency townhouse and stocks both the interior and the fashion collections. Turner stripped the walls to reveal the original plaster finish, affixed wood crates to the walls as shelving, and styled the store with vintage curios and a row of vibrantly colored Jielde wall lights. "We revealed texture and the patina of age, and used lots of recycled elements to introduce the atmosphere found in Toast catalogs," Turner says. There's also a cafe on the first floor where you can sample Toast jams and take part in bread making and tea tasting workshop.
Apart from the lovely homewares (and clothing) - the Toast brand itself is a visual treat. I subscribe to their catalogues and file them in my reference library - inspiration from cover to cover. The Toast website is one to bookmark, apart from product catalogues they have cute little travel notes, videos and photos.
Posted by Claire Larritt-Evans at Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I was very lucky to spend four days in Rutherglen, Victoria this week shooting the portraits of 19 winemakers who form the Winemakers of Rutherglen. Big thanks to SwearWords for putting Tony and I forward for the job. Despite very long days and a hectic schedule we were energised by the huge array of characters that we met at each stop. I'll share the photos once they are released, as a teaser here are some shots from my camera whilst we were setting up.
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Posted by Claire Larritt-Evans at Thursday, March 11, 2010