Entries by Kristin Buesing

Bondi, my love

If there is anything I regret about moving to Sydney, it’s that we didn’t move right to Bondi Beach! I just love it! But then, at least I live in this very beautiful city  and the beaches are just one of the many cool things that Sydney has to offer. Beginning of Winter I was […]

Sydney’s rock pools

Sydney is such a beautiful city known for its beaches but I am not sure if many people know about the wonderful rock pools which adorn many beaches here in Sydney. The most famous surely is the Bondi Icebergs Rock Pool but there are so many more. This video was filmed by cinematographer Jason Wingrove at the […]

Seriously funny – SRSLY

SRSLY is Alexandra Fiber and Danielle Gibson: Two NY-based actors, writers, producers, and full-time BFFs, who met during their senior year at drama school. They started their blog and videos SRSLY in 2011 to show their own acting and writing skills, and to support fellow talents in the NYC comedy and filmmaking communities. They say on their own […]

The Most Powerful Arm for a Good Cause

My husband Tim has worked on this campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This disease affects mainly boys and they suffer from progressive deterioration of their muscles. The kids lose the ability to use their arms and for example sign their name very early in their life. This is why […]

Happy Easter

We wish you all a very Happy Easter! Enjoy the long weekend, no matter what the weather will bring! And here is a little crafty idea which doesn’t cost much time but is very cute. Select egg cartons and remove all the stickers and labels. Get some acrylic paint and paint the cartons. Let dry. With another […]

Greek Easter Biscuits

A while ago, we visited Martha from Crave Good Food  and we asked her for her favourite recipe. Having a Greek background she sent us the recipe for these beautiful Greek Easter biscuits – perfect for afternoon tea. The dough is easy to make and fun for the kids too. The traditional shape is a […]

Culinary Misfits – Berlin

Recently we came across these remarkable two women who founded “Culinary Misfits – eat the whole crop!” in Berlin. A movement to save vegetables that is far from looking perfect (at least in the eyes of supermarkets) but still taste the same, if not even better as it has so much more character . Approximately half of the daily […]

Snap Up a Suburb

Reprinted in Sydney and delightfully affordable – a must have for all Sydney aficionados. This first collection available at The Common Store is sourced from the City of Sydney Archives, who have diligently kept a thorough archive of Sydney’s short but vivid history. The collection comprises of lots of Sydney suburbs from circa 1896-1899. Originally lithographed by […]

Off the Hook

For everyone who would like to start knitting those big loops but don’t know where to get the needles for it. We found them at Koskela in Rosebery. They also sell wool and Zpaghetti yarn there too. Happy knitting!

Illustrations by Brauntown

I met up with a fellow German from Hamburg who is travelling through Australia with his wife  for four months – lucky them. Dieter is an illustrator and has had his work published in lots of German magazines. I am especially fond of his characters for the children book series “Nukka & Isi”. So far the books […]

Happy Australia Day

This weekend on the 26 January is Australia Day, the national public holiday day in Australia. It commemorates and celebrates the arrival of the first fleet when eleven ships from Great Britain first landed in Sydney Cove (now Circular Quay). There are lots of activities you can do Australia-wide but the funniest activity I think […]

Push Bikes with that Extra Boost

Push bikes have become quite en vogue so if you want your photo look cool just add a bike to it. In Germany I had a Holland bike and I still miss it. Mind you I wouldn’t be able to conquer any hills here in Sydney with that. With only three gears it’s made for cruising […]

Festive cards for Xmas

I just posted about spring and we are all waiting for summer now but there is also the silly season coming up. If you want to find that extra special card check out upon a fold. Upon a fold is an online paper shop with beautiful cards and paper you hardly find in shops.

Spring has sprung in Sydney

Spring is finally here! The colours, the smell the buzzing sound of all the busy bees – it’s just so beautiful. The mornings and evenings are still quite chilly but as soon as the sun peeks out, it’s getting very warm. Couldn’t resist but to share a few impressions of the beautiful spring in Sydney.

Spring time at QVB

If you happen to be in Sydney this month (September) head to the iconic Queen Victoria Building to gaze at this beautiful installation by paper artist Benja Harney. Can’t believe it’s paper!

Designer knives by Cédric Ragot

I am not sure if I love these knives because of the beautiful styling using paper art and photography or for their own simplicity. So beautiful! The pocketknife got transplanted to the dinner table by Cédric Ragot for the Henri Mazelier collection. Inspired by the traditional Aveyron knife of southwestern France.

Staple City or Peter Root’s Ephemicropolis

Do you feel a little bored sometimes in the office? Need some input on what can be created using the simplest things? Artist Peter Root built an entire little city of staples – an ephemicropolis!  He worked 40 hours on the installation in the lobby of a building, using solely stacks of staples that were split into […]

Handmade Marcue shoes

These shoes, mostly brogues, are absolutely gorgeous. They are designed and made by Marina Roorda under her label Marcue in Sydney. I first spotted her shoes at the Finders Keepers Market back in June at Carriage works and totally fell in love. They can also be ordered, and shipped everywhere, through her website and Etsy store. The […]

Fashion helmets from Yakkay

One comment I read recently on Pinterest said that every photo looks better with a bike in it too. I agree, there is definitely a noticeable trend towards push bikes and bike attire. But what about those not so fashionable helmets people have to wear in Australia (including me)? I came across these cool helmets a while ago. Such a simple […]

Toms — Shoes and Sunnies

Toms are not really new but I love their concept that needs to be supported. With every pair you purchase, Toms will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. On top of being a good and caring human being they are also quite comfortable yet trendy. If you are […]

Elk Accessories — Melbourne

There is this one designer from Melbourne who creates beautiful accessoires and now also clothes and shoes. The style is sometimes bold but simple yet trendy. The name is no coincident the designs could also come from Finnland or Denmark as they carry this Skandi look that I like very much.

bRainbow laser cut-outs

If you want to add a little fun or retro chic to your wardrobe check out the Sydney designer-collaboration bRrainbow. All their products are created using laser-cut and pieced together by hand at their Sydney home studio. You will find them at the next  Young Blood: Designers Market at the Powerhouse Museum, Friday 27 – Sunday 29 July […]