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A Collector at Home in Australia

No matter where she might be traveling to, photographer and prop stylist Kara Rosenlund is guaranteed to find something to bring back home. She is usually traveling in her caravan, Frankie, and her last trip was rather isolating in a remote desert, but yet she managed to find sun-bleached animal bones to bring home with her…

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Australian Artist Beach Retreat

In the ’70s Australian artist Bruce Goold was involved in an art movement called “The Yellow House”, an artist collective in Sydney where the canvas was the house itself and almost every wall, floor and ceiling became part of the gallery. These days Bruce works primarily in lino cuts but his house is still very…

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Sneak Peek: Lisa Breeze

Lisa Breeze, a Melbourne-based architect, has lived in this ’60s apartment for the last five years (with Sebastien the cat). During the day, Lisa’s work focuses on textural, contemporary homes, some of them renovations, but at quitting time, she retreats to a small space filled with vintage finds and nostalgic elements. Because the space is…

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Monday February 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Ingrid Weir

For the past two years, this old schoolmaster’s house has been set and costume designer Ingrid Weir’s country escape from her city home in Sydney, Australia. The house is located high up in the hills, four hours from Sydney, in what was once a thriving late 19th-century Gold Rush town. A town that once boasted…

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Monday February 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Arran Russell and Jacqui Lewis

Arran Russell and Jacqui Lewis live in Five Ways, Paddington in Sydney, Australia. Arran is co-partner in the clothing brand Vanishing Elephant along with Huw Bennett and Felix Chan. He also partners with his wife, Jacqui, and her agency, FOLKE, working on creative and art direction. I suspect working together professionally is great practice for their…

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Monday January 21st, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Paula Kilpatrick of Tuppenny Farm

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During the week, you’ll find Antony Elliott and Paula Kilpatrick in Melbourne, Australia. But on the weekends, they head to this house on a little 20-acre farm 5km from Heathcote in central Victoria with Nelson, a big standard poodle, and Suzi and Lennie, their miniature dachshunds. At the farm, they join Jess the miniature goat…

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Tuesday December 18th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Phil & Ruth de Vos

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Phil and Ruth de Vos spent two years designing this home in Perth, Australia, and then another two and a half years building it before they finally moved just a year and a half ago with their growing family: Aaron (9), Hannah (8), Caleb (4), Daniel (2) and Marcus (two months). To keep costs down,…

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Monday August 13th, 2012

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sneak peek: penny and luke lucas

Luke Lucas and his wife, Penny, bought this industrial building on the northern fringes of Melbourne, Australia, as part of a consortium, which they and some other creative types subdivided into five spaces nine years ago. Built during World War II, the building was essentially a shell when they purchased it, with no gas, sewage or running…

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Monday August 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: catherine and martin southwood

Catherine and Martin Southwood are the owners of two Southwood stores in Melbourne, Australia. They are currently in the process of opening their third store in the trendy inner-city suburb of Fitzroy (329 Napier Street Fitzroy, Victoria 3065). The store is an expansion of their original stores and allows them to showcase a range of Australian…

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Monday July 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: katie graham

I completely fell in love with the wicker furniture of Family Love Tree, which is run by Australian furniture designer Katie Graham, so I asked if we could get a little peek inside her own living space. Katie lives in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, with her husband, Jason, and three kids, Billee, Angus and Wolfe. Katie adores bright…

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Monday June 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: annabelle kerslake, fête magazine

Drawing from her experiences working in a floral shop, for an event styling company and in publishing, Annabelle Kerslake is collaborating on her favorite project to date: fête magazine, where she is co-founder with her friend and creative partner, Jane Cameron. Their combined experiences allow them to do everything — from styling, photography and writing to…

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sneak peek: jane cameron, fête magazine

Jane Cameron worked as a corporate graphic designer before starting her own stationery business, but these days she’s working on her dream project as co-founder of fête magazine. After teaming up with event planner and stylist Annabelle Kerslake, the two created a new online magazine devoted to parties and entertaining for people like them (without huge…

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Monday May 7th, 2012

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sneak peek: luke mortimer

Luke Mortimer spends most of his days working as a visual merchandiser in Melbourne, Australia. But his heart is in a little gold rush town just outside of Castlemaine in Victoria, Australia. It was there that he flexed his interior design muscles and built this little home finished just last year. Luke has dubbed the…

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