Monday, November 26, 2012

New work for a good cause

I am thrilled to be involved and am sitting amongst a stella line up of artists with everyone from Numskull to Andrea Innocent. The exhibition opens December 6th in Sydney, details on the flyer below.
The piece in the top left is the signed A2 print of mine that will be for sale, and as a special treat I've included a snapshot of one of my working files for this project. If you're in Sydney be sure to check it out xxx 


Thursday, November 22, 2012


I'm always boasting about the amazing people I work with - and here's another opportunity for me to do it again. Matt Dunne and Dan Hatcher are two of the nicest, talented guys around. I get to work with them day in and day out as they make up an important part of the Cotton On Design team. Matt and Dan are part of a group show they have curated and created work for, Multiply.
The show opens tomorrow night in Geelong. Details from the gallery website here:

60 Little Malop Street Geelong
(Cnr Gheringhap and Little Malop Streets)

November 23 – December 3, 2012
(Opening Night Nov 23, 6-8pm)
This up-coming exhibition is a culmination of creative minds aimed at exploring and reflecting upon the theme ‘multiply’. This diverse group of young local designers and artists intends on exciting the Geelong art scene with their variety of design skills, personalities and aesthetics.
The seven designers showcasing in the exhibition consists of, Steve Abbott (Sherwood gutterz), Matt Dunne (Cotton On), Beck Fletcher (Pardon Peg Vintage) Dan Hatcher (Cotton On), Scott Leonard (The Leonard Bros), Phil McDonald (McDonaldPhil) and Mat Turner (Sherwood Gutterz).

Thursday, November 15, 2012


As much as I love lounging around in front of an open fire in my ugg boots during Winter, nothing beats the Australian Summer. Long, balmy nights with jugs of Sangria on the rooftop, beach walks, picnincs, salads... and not having to worry about whether I'm wearing enough layers.
In my excitement for the pending season, I've collated some of my favourite things that are going to see me through the sunny days.

Clockwise from top left:
- The most amazing perfume ever, Aesop's Marrakech. As soon as I step out of the shower I reach for this bottle. One of the favourite parts of my day.
- Dallas and Carlos Vinnie Bracelet. My friend Katherine's amazing accessories label keeps getting better and better. I'm a sucker for black and gold.
- Country Road cushion. I bought this a couple of months ago and it's made itself right at home on my couch.
- Seed glitter polish. I raided the kids section at Seed for this nail polish. It's SO cute. Big, colourful chunks of glitter. It's like wearing jewels on your nails. Cute as.
- Orange Blossom Water. OH MAANNN.... obsessed!!! I was at the cute little cafe Luncheonette opposite at my house a while back and ordered their homemade Orange Blossom Lemonade. It was the best drink I've ever tried, EVER. I found the recipe and this is a key ingrediant. I'll find the recipe and post it - it will change your life!
- Acupulco chair. I don't have one of these, as I've already got enough chairs going on at home, but this will be a ready addition to our next house. Possibly not the most comfortable chair on earth, but it sure is pretty. I feel tropical just looking at it.


*This is NOT an endorsed post. I'll tell you if it is. I genuinely like these things.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Music I'm working to right now...

Someone asked me the other day what I listen to when I'm working - I'd never given it a whole lot of thought - I just chuck on whatever I feel like. From Dean Martin through to Slayer, I've got most bases covered in my collection. Here's a round up for what's been on repeat this week. If Jolene isn't the best song ever written then I guess I just don't know what's good anymore. xxx

Metal Magic Graphs for Cotton On!

It's been a while between posts - I've been in QLD having a mini holiday / celebrating my Grandpa's 90th Birthday (With my Grandma by his side in their 67th year of marriage!) and then rushing back home to have several lengths of wool surgically removed from one of my cat's intestines (which wasn't cheap or fun). Needless to say I've banned knitting in our house for the moment but things are beginning to return to normal. I'm working away busily on some of my own work that I'll be posting about soon - in the mean time here's a Black Magic tee that I did for Cotton On - it's just dropped in store & I'm loving it siiiick xxx