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    An ‘original plum torte’

    The past few months, more than ever, we eat in more than we eat out.  If I reflect, it has probably taken me up until my 30th year to learn to slow down (and I still have a lot more learning to do). Furthermore, it’s probably taken having a child to really stop trying to …

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    Three weeks ago my laptop stopped turning on – the result of an unfortunate incident with a cup of tea 6 months ago. For someone whose work is almost entirely executed ‘online’ this was at first a fairly challenging situation, taking away my ability to complete work (and make a living) from any place at any …

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    Writing as Ritual

    As we swing into the new year we have fresh energy and new beginnings on our mind, and so I thought I’d share one of my own intentions for the year ahead.  For the past 6 months or so I’ve been following the journey of Self Practice – a website (and excellent instagram account) created and curated …

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    Transitioning with grace

    There are many ideas currently turning over for Vaughan Baker, but my time and presence has turned towards motherhood – to nurturing and nourishing our daughter. At times this drastic and immediate shift in my focus can be very challenging. The lack of time and energy for my own projects something I have never before experienced. Daily I …

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    Winter / Sacred Spaces

    This Winter we have spent more time ‘hibernating’ than ever. While a large influence on this has been the fact we have a new little life within our lives, we are so appreciative of the beautiful change this slower pace of life has brought. The more time we have spent at home, the more it has become our own little …

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    Kontex Towels

    It was almost one year ago that I made the spontaneous decision to get on a plane and spend 5 nights in Japan looking for products, meeting with suppliers and observing the Japanese way of life. I deliberated on whether or not to go, and it was due to the unwavering support and encouragement of …

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    The Brion Vega Tomb by Carlo Scarpa

    When resources and time do not allow, a moment spent lingering over pictures from past adventures can evoke the same sense of wonder and excitement as a trip itself. Recently we found ourselves reminiscing over the travel we did last year through small towns in Northern Italy, Slovenia and Austria. – Our journey to the …

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    Speaking of a ‘sea change’

    We’ve had a lot of conversations recently with people wanting a change from life in the city. As life continues to speed up, the appeal to slow down flourishes. To have nature on your doorstep and the opportunity to buy and settle into a house of your own. Friends, baristas, colleagues and family have been speaking of charming towns about an …

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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.

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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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