Artists and creatives from Australia and around the world.


Celeste Watson

Melbourne based graphic designer Celeste Watson has created this illustration as a means to point out the ridiculous cost printer ink. If you have bought an inkjet printer in the last few years you will have rejoiced in the amazingly low prices they are available for. However, you have probably quickly been shocked to find the price of the ink cartridge refills reaching almost the same cost of the printer itself. 

We're getting ripped off to say the least. According to a report made by The Guardian, the cost of printing ink is the lowest it has ever been, only a couple of dollars per litre. However, when we buy it in the form of print cartridges it is costing more than $4000 per litre, almost double the cost per litre of the world's most expensive perfumes. 

Watson has 're-branded' some Hewlett Packard Ink Cartridge packs in the form of Chanel No. 5 perfume bottles to highlight the devious sales tactics. Watson claims "I like throwing design back in the face of its expected audience, but in unexpected ways."


Beach Towel Giveaway

The Home Journal has a gorgeous giveaway this week... and since I'm a contributor and not allowed to enter the competition myself, I thought I should share so one of you could possibly win it!
Up for grabs is a Beach Candy cotton turkish towel in mandarin. It's so lovely!
The competition is open until midnight on Friday (24.1.14), so hop across here to enter.


Isabel Lundah's Swedish home

This gorgeous Swedish home belongs to Isabel Lundah, marketing manager of Iittala and owner of clothing label RAH. The combination of old and new is carried out perfectly to create a warm and homey, yet artistic and contemporary feel. I love the mix of neutral colours with bright yellows as well!

Photos by Sara Svenningrud for Residence Magazine

Peter Jensen SS2014

If you know me at all you will know I like big t-shirt style dresses. I just like sleeves... And these designs by Peter Jensen are so so great. The Diana SS2014 collection is full of desirables...

Photos by Paul Bliss


Art-filled Chelsea Apartment

Allan Schwartzman, 54 is an art collector. Even before owning a space to that could display his art, Schwartzman amassed exactly the right pieces that he'd need one day in his dreamed-of New York apartment. He explains "before I started buying art I thought I'd collect it. I knew someday I would move, and just hoped it fit whatever place I moved to."

When Schwartzman found his luxury Chelsea high-rise 11th Avenue Residence designed by Jean Nouvel, he started over with all that he had in storage - modern Brazilian furniture and his collection of art. What was originally a three bedroom apartment was converted into what he calls "a deconstructed one-bedroom."

The windows within the apartment which are of various size and are strategically positioned offer a panoramic view of the Hudson River and cityscapes to the North and East. These windows dictate how the furniture and objects were placed.

Despite the density, the apartment is not the obstacle course that it first appears. Thanks to Schwartzman's installation skills, the eye can easily take in the whole or focus on one object without another intruding.

All photos by Jason Schmidt and found here.