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Food Design

An Open Letter to Bryce Longton at KTCHN13…

Dear Bryce, I know you’re probably very busy being the Shop Editor & Stylist at Provisions for the very fabulous Food 52. It’s a seriously beautiful site – so please know your styling is much appreciated! And, I know Provisions only launched in July. And, I also know your wonderful Kitchen Letters – where recipients receive letters…

November 28, 2013
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Design New Zealand

Boskke Does it Again…

If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push ’em closer. (Lewis Black) Lewis, you’re a very funny guy, but I don’t think I agree with you on this matter. There are some people from New Zealand who seem to…

November 27, 2013
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Design Sydney

Stumbling Across Planet of Surry Hills

I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there’s no rational life here. (Robert Anton Wilson) Sometimes, I wonder what planet I have been on. Two or three of weeks ago, I was picking up some fabric from the lovely Tessuti for a wee haberdashery project I’m playing with. A couple of…

November 26, 2013
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Australia Design

Bespoke Letterpress Christmas Shop is Open…

Following on from yesterday’s post on ‘Modern Day Snail Mail’ – and, my pledge to make the time to handwrite more often in this modern, digitised world we now text in; it seems timely that today I bring you the very lovely Bespoke Letterpress (and news that their Christmas Shop is now open for business…)…

November 12, 2013
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Australia Design

Pony Rider for Christmas…?

I like creating a set of rules because generally I’ll break them.(Kelly Searl of Pony Rider) You gotta’ love a designer who creates rules simply so she can then break them, I think… I have started thinking about Christmas. I know its only the beginning of November. Believe me, LM thinks I’m crazy (but then,…

November 5, 2013
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Design Dogs

M.Pup – Designing for You AND Your Four-legged Companion

I just love dogs, and there really is no better companion than an animal. (Rita Rudner) I know this blog is called This Sydney Life. And, I know I said I would be focusing on Australasian stuff. But, I saw this wonderful couch by Korean design-house M.Pup and I just loved it. It made…

October 4, 2013
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Australia Design Sydney

I’d Love Bright Beads of My Very Own…

I find great lighting and a squint of the eyes makes anyone look better. (Cat Deeley) Just how gorgeous are the Bright Beads pendant lights from Marz Designs, huh? Established by Coco Reynolds in 2010, Marz Designs is a young Sydney-based design company. Its aim is to create timeless and innovative designs, with both functionality and quality. Inspired to push the boundaries of…

March 13, 2013
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