We Heart Books

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things…The only problem is, this isn’t actually mine! It’s a present I bought for a friend’s little boy. I was so excited when I found this Charley Harper Memory Game, but when it arrived in the mail from We Heart Books, …

Creepiosity

Creepiosity is a laugh-out-loud (because it’s so true!) book I’ve just stumbled across. From guys with beards but no mustaches, to animal mascots who want you to eat their kind and little kids with old-people names, this is a brilliant chronicle of 100 unintentionally creepy things we’ve all experienced. You can even get in on …

‘Homemade is Best’ by Ikea

Images: Forsman & Bodenfors Who would have thought that the publisher of one of the most visually inventive baking cookbooks, would be none other than Ikea?! ?! Styled by Evelina Bratell and photographed by Carl Kleiner, Homemade is Best features pristine arrangements that focus on ingredients rather than the finished cake or biscuit. Inspired by …

American Fashion Designers at Home

Oscar de la Renta’s home in Kent, Connecticut. Ralph Lauren’s ranch. Johnson Hartig’s home in Los Angeles. Tory Burch’s home in Manhattan. Jenni Kayne’s home in Beverly Hills. Francisco Costa’s Murray Hill Manhattan home. Donna Karen’s home. Milan this week. London last week. It’s hard to escape the fact we’re in the middle of Spring/Summer …

Become Idea Prone

I often return to a book I read a few years ago called How to Get Ideas by Jack Foster. I have highlighted, dog-eared and marked many of its pages. One section that often calls out my name demands that you get out of your rut. Although no one likes to admit it, it is …

Judge a Book by its Cover

Image: Harlequin The Vintage Collection from Mills & Boon Be still, my beating heart! Sure, many publishing houses have re-released their classics over the last few years, but this gorgeously retro boxed set from Mills & Boon is seriously making me swoon. Maybe it’s the fact that they remind me of my beautiful nanny, June, …

Finders Keepers

COOKBOOK All of my Christmas presents are wrapped – bar one. You see, originally I bought COOKBOOK for one of my nearest and dearest, but now I’m not so sure I can part with it! COOKBOOK is a letterpress printed collection of recipes from famed Melbourne chefs including Frank Comorra (MoVida), Andrew McConnell (Cumulus Inc) …

Blown Away

Launch of A Picture Book First and Foremost You know how you get that rush of adrenalin – that flutter in your heart, when you see something that just blows you away? Well, I was blindsided by that last night. I’ve never been a huge fan of Australian pop artist/artist entrepreneur, David Bromley. So, it …

By the Book

I bet you’re saying, ‘Enough already! Surely she isn’t still banging on about that bloody trip to Bali.’Well I am – but I promise this will be the last time! As holidays are the only time my attention span allows me to read an entire book, I merrily devoured three while I was away, and …

Little White Book

Last Friday was an absolute diamond of a day. After whiling away the afternoon at the phenomenal Salvador Dali exhibition at the NGV and daydreaming beneath the stain glass roof of the Great Hall, I picked up a little book brimming with big ideas. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want …