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Life

Moving

We have been in our place for exactly a year and have decided to downsize because lets be real, Sydney is so damn expensive.

I guess if there was one bonus of renting, it would be that you get to flexibly experience different neighbourhoods and can decide which areas work for you and which don’t. Don’t get me wrong, I freaking love where we are right now, but being so close to the city = $$$.

Our last apartment came fully furnished, so when we moved to this place we pretty much had to start from scratch, furniture wise anyway. Challenging as that was, we could finally choose stuff we actually liked and having all our own stuff that represents us made me appreciate this space so much more.

It’s not all doom and gloom though, the new place is in an amazing converted warehouse building in a part of town I love, so I’m sure it’s going to be great – bring on the new experiences.

I’m going to miss this place a lot though, peace out little house!

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Blogging

On niche blogging

I’m just going to say it – sometimes I find blogs that only talk about one topic a little boring. It seems to be a trending topic lately – “If you don’t narrow your blogging focus, your blog won’t succeed!” and my question is why?

I’m a designer and I love design, having worked in the industry for more than 10 years I have lots to share, but is that all I should be blogging about when I am equally passionate about music, travel, food and fashion? My main aim is to produce quality, well thought out content about things that matter to me (I guess that’s my “niche”?). I have added some structure to those topics by splitting them up into a few categories, but there is no one specific topic, I would probably die of boredom if that were the case.

So my point is this: blog about what you makes you happy. Why feel restricted or pigeon holed when you have a variety of passions to share?

Here are a few blogs who’s multi-topic game is strong (and successful!)
Miss Moss
The Veda House
Wit & Delight
The Fresh Exchange
Of Trees & Hues

Dreams + Jeans
And Other Things
The Private Life of a Girl

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Design, Design Heroes

Design Heroes 02: Leif Podhajsky

In my second Design Heroes, I’m featuring the work of Leif Podhajsky. Based in London, Leif is an Australian designer and artist who is most known for the psychedelic, nature inspired artwork he creates for a number of record labels and musicians around the world – coolest job ever? He is responsible for some of my all time favourite album art and I’m sure you’ll recognise a few too. Continue Reading

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California, Travel

Los Angeles Photo Diary

Arriving in Los Angeles after roadtripping down from San Francisco meant this was officially the last leg of our trip. We had 5 days to explore the City of Angels and I loved every minute. LA gets a bad wrap from Australians who have compared it to an oversized version of Parramatta Road here in Sydney. Sure, there are run down parts of Hollywood that look like this, but there are SO many amazing parts of LA too! My only advice is to forget all the tourist traps and explore more as a local. Details on what we got up to below.
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