Whenever I see “flea market” on the cover of a book or magazine I instantly become giddy like a school girl. Lisa and I are HUGE suckers for flea markets and thrift shops so when our stylist/photographer friend emailed us about a new magazine called he and his thrifting pal put together, we were stoked to get our hands on it. It arrived while I was on holidays and what a treat to come home to. I devoured it the first chance I got and I love it. Anyone with a passion for thrifting should run to their nearest bookstore and snag a copy. Anyone with a passion for crafting and turning ordinary flea market junk into beautiful and handy objects for around the house should do the same. The ideas are SO fun and creative – like turning a side table into a dog bed, 8 ways to decorate with your fav dishes and a bunch of uses for vintage funnels (who knew?) and your granny’s old lace. There are some really gorgeous spreads – one of a 1933 country-modern decorated farmhouse, a girly playhouse, a beachy garden shed, a stable given a 1950s retro facelift and more. I snapped a few shots of some of my favourite photos from the mag (90% of which were shot by Matthew himself) to give you all a bit of a sneak peak. Check out the set up for the magazine for more info. (Thanks Matthew!)
I had such a blast in Mexico that I thought I’d share some more photos that I took. These are again from some of the shops ( a couple extras) in the town of Sayulita. I was so in love with all the ethnic/global/wordly items that I was devastated knowing I had only part of a suitcase to fill instead of a shipping container.
With a degree in fine arts it’s easy to see where the sculptural influences in interior designer work come from. It’s about volume and form, about material and finish. It’s also about the art and the art of living. Clean lines with minimalism tempered by luxury. Think contemporary interiors complimented by contemporary art. It’s his trademark. Had to include the toilet roll wall. Clever but I’d be a little too obessive about keeping it full.
I am trying REALLY hard to get back into the swing of things but I’m fairly certain a large part of me didn’t board the airplane. I can still smell the ocean and hear the crashing of the waves and feel the intense heat on my sizzling skin. But, I MUST keep blogging and get my brain back in reality. I thought I’d start with the of a British stylist, Kate Morris. Simple spaces styled and photographed beautifully.
And it’s all about the outside. A simple, minimalist interior in a house that throws open its walls and plays second fiddle to the great outdoors. What a pool. Those palm trees… swoon. Gently sloping green green grass and the star of the show, rainforest hemming in on all sides. All this anchored by stone walls and gravel courtyards. I’d quibble that the house needs a few more personal touches, some spectacular art but then how can you argue with that view. And all of this is in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Byron Bay, Australia. Sometimes real estate stalking takes my breath away. while the link lasts.