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 following my friend around with my camera in hand on her morning surf (before going to work) and it was magnificent. The morning started not very promising actually.

It was grey and foggy when we got to the beach, and still very dark. But we got lucky, my friend took to the waves and I waited for the sun, and she came.

Gloomy Bondi
Paddle boarding and surfing in Bondi
Paddle boarding and surfing in Bondi
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Riding the waves
Riding the waves
Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach
Surfer are happy people
Happy surfer

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 the firm of Higinbotham & Robinson in the late nineteenth century, each map shows the boundaries of the municipality, with the main streets, railway lines, wharves, parks and reserves.

Some suburbs are already sold out but hopefully will be reprinted soon.

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.

Maya Muse — Sydney

Ever wanted some beautiful tea towels that are not checkered or striped? Look no further! Maya Muse Textiles is a Sydney based textile designer who creates beautiful hand screen printed tea towels amongst many other products. Her range also includes cushions, wheat bags, eye pillows, napery and much more. All products are designed and handmade in Sydney by Maya. Here some of the products we love.

Finders Keepers Market in Sydney

The Finders Keepers Markets are a free bi-annual event that showcases the work of emerging designers and artists from all around Australia and New Zealand! The first markets were held in December 2008 at CarriageWorks in Sydney, followed by Markets in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Art, prints, stationary, fashion, pottery and much more, there is so much on offer at this beautiful market created and organised by the duo behind the Follow Store in Surry Hills who have been advocates of supporting emerging design since their first beginnings in 2007.

Today is the Finders Keepers market in Sydney at Carriageworks in Eveleigh. Check out more dates here.

Vivid Festival in Sydney

Vivid Sydney is in its fourth year and I think this year will be quite a highlight of international artists and showcases. There are two acts I am most excited about and I admit in both cases I am biased because one is done by an artist collaboration called Urbanscreen from Germany and the other act is performed by MPU, which my husband has helped bring to life.

Here is an interview with Urbanscreen talking about their project ‘Lighting the Sails’ of the Sydney Opera House, launching the Vivid Festival this Friday, the 25 May. In the video you’ll see some of their other remarkable projects in Germany. Das geht! Check it out!

The other project I am looking forward to is “Snake the Planet’ an interactive digital art piece produced by Sydney collective Mobile Projection Unit (MPU). It takes the game of “Snake” which most likely will ring a bell for all ancient Nokia users (like myself), and projects it onto any city building. The players then play on that surface and windows, doors, signs all become obstacles as you writhe down the game.

I got commissioned to follow MPU around The Rocks looking for great spots and photograph their installation which you can see in Time Out (see below).

MPU will set up ‘Snake the Planet’ at different locations throughout The Rocks so no game will be the same. Keep your eyes open if you want to join in the fun.

Fabric-a-brac Market this Weekend

When flicking through the Inner West Courier today something caught my eye: There is a so called fabric-a-brac market taking place this Sunday, May 6, 10am-3pm at Petersham Town Hall in Crystal St. So, if you in need, or just want, more fabric, buttons or all other things for sewing head to Petersham. The money raised goes to charity.

Sounds like a nice afternoon with the girls…but to make it even better, Chris The from Black Star Pastry will be selling his famous cakes and pastries at the market too.