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    A certain kind of joie de vivre

    ‘The Normal, Daily Things We Fall in Love With’ an interview of Maira Kalman by Krista Tippet at On Being. With an abundance of honest ideas and a refreshing outlook on finding the positive, this interview was by far the best podcast I listened to last year. Since I first heard it in September, I …

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    Living with design

    In July this year we were fortunate to end a few weeks of travel by staying at an architecturally designed Masseria in the heart of Puglia, Southern Italy. Designed by Andrew Trotter, editor of the beautiful Open House magazine, Masseria Moroseta (MM) sits like a mirage among a valley of hundred year old Olive Trees. …

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    From Padua to Prague

    In the peak of a European Summer we made our way from Padua in North East Italy to the Czech capital Prague. We stopped along the way to visit notable tomb sites, swim in glacial waters and discover the local design. Here tracks our journey from Padua to Prague. Upon first landing in Rome, a …

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    The Garden of the Nezu Museum, Aoyama Tokyo

    A collection of images from a morning spent walking the garden at the start of Summer, 2017. No matter the season, if visiting Tokyo make sure you allow time for the Nezu Museum.  www.nezu-muse.or.jp

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    Pop Up Store / April 2017

    This being the first pop up store for Vaughan Baker, it was hard to have any expectations of what to expect in the three weeks we set up shop in Sydney.  Our time at The Old Clare was filled with so many lovely conversations with old and new friends. The space allowed us a place to meet …

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    For Mothers

    one / Butter Knife / Japan / Nousaku / $99 Handmade by craftsmen who’ve been refining their techniques for over a century, this butter knife will make any morning spread feel special. The brass handle gives this knife a most pleasing weight and will slowly show a lovely patina from all who’ve used it. Suitable for butter, …

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    In the studio: Nina Roberts Ceramics

    Out the back of a well lived in home in Melbourne’s North, Nina Roberts creates her handmade ceramic vessels. The backyard studio is filled with glazes, tools, clay, experiments and a kiln, nestled next to home grown vegetables and unassuming chooks.  Nina has a calm manner, reflected in the warmth of her work. Forms are organic and alluring, they give the …

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    Kappaya Soul Food (Melbourne)

    This cafe feels secret. Nestled within the Abbotsford Convent, it’s not easy to get to, which makes it all the more charming. Quiet, slow mornings with the Autumn sun. 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

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    Summer in the city (Melbourne)

    Summer isn’t quick off the mark in Melbourne, which makes it feel all the more glorious when it arrives. Late December through to mid February is when the sun is at it’s brightest and living outdoors at it’s fullest. Productivity slows, while the streets, parks and pools start to hum. We’ve spent more time than …

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    The ‘dialogue’ of a craftsmen

    “Ask any artisan why he has chosen such a time consuming profession, and he will struggle to explain the complex relationship between himself and the object on which he works; he will tell you about the ‘dialogue’ that happens between the two, and the heart and soul that he pours into the result. However, in …

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    How is your heart?

    Every year, at the end of December, the promise of new beginnings is always imminent. We finish the year, often in indulgence, and create vast ideas of the way next year will be better, how we will be healthier, happier, travel more, drink less. I enjoy the energy that a change in year brings, or any …

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    ITO Bindery

    I first came across Ito Bindery through a simplistic, yet striking photo of their drawing pads on the vast landscape of the internet. So taken by the appearance of these minimal pads I investigated further and found that each one is handmade by a team of 6 men out of their bookbinding factory in Tokyo, Japan. …

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    A life lived visually

    The selection process for Vaughan Baker has been a long and thoughtful one. And whilst our opening selection is a humble offering, it is one that has taken time to edit and refine. We want to take things slowly and set a clear path of who we are and what we are trying to say. …

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    Visiting Morocco earlier this year was an experience, one I think you could never properly be prepared for (although you will receive plenty of ‘warnings’ from people who have been, and many who have not). Being in North Africa for the first time was a complete awakening to the senses – dusty golden skylines scattered …

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    Our nations capital

    “We eat light, drink it in through our skins. With a little more exposure to light, you feel part of things physically. I like the power of light and space physically because then you can order it materially. Seeing yourself seeing is a very sensuous act—there’s a sweet deliciousness to feeling yourself see something.” – …

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