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Hollie Martin is back at it again with her second solo show hitting up the walls of China Heights Gallery in Surrey Hills, Sydney. Once again there is her trade mark geometry and amazing use of colour. I’d definitely skip down for a look when it opens this coming Friday 5th of October.  

The Southern Lakes region of NZ is not at all renown for it’s street art scene, something I can vouch for having lived down here for six years. So when I was forwarded the link (thanks Norwood!) of this AMAZING piece of work by travelling Australian artist RONE recently completed in Queenstown I got super excited. I think it’s incredibly beautiful and whats more, take a look at the detail in the words….they are formed by scrubbing off the dirt and moss using a wire brush!

The mother/daughter team behind Ink & Stitch offer an awesome example of the power of presentation. Their bags are simple and functional with minimal but beautiful detail BUT they went all out armed with creativity for these campaign shots! Instantly they have added attitude and fun to a very simple product and I find myself looking for the “add to cart” button.      

It’s Monday. What a better thing to do than look a pretty watercoloury girls by Caitlin Shearer. Her blog is just packed with one off commissions and they are all beautiful. If you like her style you should drop her a line and get your own watercoloury version of yourself!  

The pic above is one I snapped a week or so ago, looking across Lake Wanaka on a hazy winters day. I am almost at the end of the first week of the ski season at Treble Cone -Murphys Law has struck me down with a mean cold/cough/temp/gross thing to coincide nicely with the busy time and my managers departure. Uptown problems my friends but nonetheless it has been a challenge to tick all the boxes and yet again the blog seemed to slide. All health boosters are out so

Apologies for the radio silence everyone. I just dashed off for a 4 day sales trip around the lower South Island for work and between laziness on Sunday night and lack of internet on Monday night I have’nt done much blogging! So if you have a second this morning, nip of to the SH Facebook page and check out the album of shots I snapped from my car as I skipped over the Southern Alps to visit the West Coast, then back again to get home. Hope it conveys what

I actually should have said “hair magician, DIY renovator extraordinaire and genuinely gorgeous girl” – but hey, it would have messed with my formatting. Although I may be slightly biased due to the friendship I have with Kat, I think if you took a browse through her new blog Love + Ginger and gave your locks an hour in her salon you would agree wholeheartedly. Pushing through the upheaval of the Feb 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Kat and Guy moved on to totally overhaul their little corner of the city into

Well after admiring (and www. stalking ) Alex Fulton and her rainbow bright world from afar, I finally got to meet her in the big pit of revellers at this years Rippon Festival in Wanaka. She was as sparkly as I had expected and promptly grabbed my wrist and slapped on her brand new Disco Beads, saying she totally thought I should have them instead! So lovely and spritely, just like the home she shares with her family. WHAT: My spaces involves my whole house.  I use this space to express

I thought I would just share a couple of pics with you from our magical Saturday afternoon. It just so happened to be my dear friend Andy’s birthday and mother nature declared a crystal clear winters day in celebration. We clambered aboard the sturdy “Hannah Mary” and proceeded at a graceful “chug” around Lake Wanaka. Some celebratory bubbles were broken open and we sucked up the crisp snowy mountain air. Living in a small lakeside town sure has its benefits.

Sorry! It’s been a little long between these sneaks peeks so I am very pleased to get you back in the swing of things with the farm cottage inhabited by my cousin Tim and friend Camilla Stoddart, the super awesome photographer who I have blogged many a time. Enjoy. WHAT: The 1930’s farm cottage where I live and now call home. I work, play and live here. It is my nest. WHERE: It is on my boyfriend Tim’s high country merino farm in Tarras, near Wanaka New Zealand WHO: I am fortunate

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