INSPIRATION :: Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto is an American artist who creates incredibly layered and delicate wall art and installations. The form and the lightness of the repetitive shapes is engrossing and uplifting. Wouldn’t it be incredible to wake up and look up to the installation in the second image?

artist Jacob Hashimoto 3 via the red thread

artist Jacob Hashimoto 4 via the red thread

artist Jacob Hashimoto via the red thread

artist Jacob Hashimoto 2 via the red thread

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INSPIRATION :: Amy Borrell

These watercolours by Australian artist Amy Borrell are whimsical, joyful and simply beautiful. They’d be perfect in a child’s room in a simple white frame.






Do you love them too? You can purchase prints of Amy’s illustrations in her shop.

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SPACE TO CREATE :: Rose Miller – Wolfgang and Rose

I came across Rose Miller’s art on Etsy and was immediately drawn to her considered colour palettes and the combination of beautiful portraits with graphic backgrounds. I fell in love with her “Strawberry Blonde” and purchased a print which now hangs in my bedroom.

It’s lovely to be able to show you Rose’s creative space because it’s so unique and special. All of these stunning paintings are created from her beautiful but compact Tasmanian Oak desk which once belonged to her husband’s great grandfather. Like many of us Rose is juggling being a full time mum with doing something that feeds her creative soul.

Meet Rose…

Rose_Miller strawberry-blonde_-progress-shot_web1 Rose's painting desk

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Win a customised love seat from Freedom

Just in time for Valentines Day… win one of four customised love seats from Freedom! Four Australian artists (including me, eeep!) were given a bench seat from Freedom to get creative with. This is one of those secret projects I hinted that I’ve been working on this month. I started with the theme of a lovers’ secret garden and created a throw/loose upholstery, a huge tassel and did some weaving and wrapping on the love seat with copper thread. The fabric was digitally printed with a photo I took, then I painted on it and added some indigo and copper embroidery. I loved making this!

All you have to do to be in the running to win one of these gorgeous creations is enter the comp on Freedom’s Facebook page.


I was in amazing company with this project. The other three love seats were customised by Emily GreenLynes & Co and Georgia Perry.




I love, love the type on the love seat by Lynes & Co.

freedom love seat by lynes and co


These are some detail shots of the embellished fabric on my love seat.

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What do you think, aren’t they fabulous? Do you have a favourite? Leave a comment – It doesn’t have to be mine! Remember to head over to Freedom’s Facebook page for your chance to win one of these customised love seats.



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LOVING :: New prints at Ferm Living

Gorgeous colours, great style… just like everything at Ferm.

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Visit Ferm Living to buy online and check stockists info.


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