old-world wares at moss nest in berry

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I went on a road trip to Jervis Bay recently and drove through the quaint and charming town of Berry to get there. The best part of Berry, I have to say, is a gorgeous store by the name of Moss Nest on the main strip of the suburb. Filled to the brim with eclectic homewares, it’s a must-see for both locals and out-of-towners alike. I made a pit stop and wandered through this little haven, snapping some photos of the most charming – and interesting – items!

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | When the courier delivered this bad boy to my house a few days ago, I ripped the package open like a kid on Christmas morn. Once I opened New Zealand Interior Style, things just got better. This release from Penguin Books gives you a good squiz into a variety of NZ homes, from the calm to the kooky – and celebrates the notion of embracing your individual style. I’ll have a full book review coming your way on the blog this week (it’s magic!).

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photo diary: my morning at grand designs live

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This weekend saw the landing of Grand Designs Live in Darling Harbour and I had to jet on down to take in all the interior and gardening goodness. And goodness there was; the place was full of local Creatives doing some amazing things with furniture, homewares and lighting in particular (well, there was loads more, but that’s what took my fancy). Read on to take a look at some of my fave stalls and moments – and feel free to share what you loved in the comments below!

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my homewares adventure in lovely lane cove

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I love nothing more than connecting with local Creatives, so I was beyond chuffed when In the Cove‘s Jacky Barker invited me for a tour of the most marvellous homewares stores Lane Cove has to offer. In the space of a few hours we managed to squeeze in many gasp-worthy moments across three great stores – each of which was uniquely different from the other!

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a chat with interior designer kelly ross

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As the creative director behind The Gentry – a design business that has undertaken a slew of well-known interiors projects – Kelly Ross also happens to be my teacher at the International School of Colour and Design. Having travelled for 13 years as a set, props and scenic creative for theatre, she’s had quite an artistic journey so far. I sat down for a chat with this Sydney-based Creative to find out more about her business, her role at iscd and what she considers to be her finest moment.

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real rooms: nicole fiedler’s bachelorette pad

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Located just five minutes from the water in Warriewood on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is this colourful apartment; the self-named bachelorette pad of Nicole Fiedler. Purchased last year, it was her first out-of-home experience, “So I was very fussy and particular about how I wanted to style the place,” she tells me. “Being a visual person, I need to have different shapes, textures and colours to look at and enjoy”. Trust me, Creatives, she certainly has it in this dreamy space!

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I’m all over the new opus design website

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Fabulous news just in, Creatives! The masterminds behind one of my fave brands, Opus Design, are launching a brand new e-commerce website today. What does that mean for you? Online Shopping! I had the pleasure of touring the Opus Design Co store in Paddington back in April and not only will goodies from this store feature on the website, but the other two stores (Opus Paddington and Octopus) will also be showing off their wares!

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a morning at the horses birthday fete

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This morning I finally decided to check out The Cannery in Rosebery, which is right beside the amazing Koskela and The School of Megan Morton. After I grabbed a bacon butty and coffee, I was delighted to discover that on premises was the stunning Horses Birthday Fete. Running all weekend from 10am to 4pm, it was a marvellous, magical and featured the extraordinary Megan Morton and a stack of other Creatives. What more could you ask for?

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I love a local set of Creatives making some uniquely Aussie products and the team from Kitchen Ink have not disappointed this week. Get a load of my brand new Mr & Mr pillow case set in all its black and white glory. It’s playing particularly well with my polka dot bedspread and you’ll notice little Oswald there having the time of this life too. They’re also available in Mrs & Mrs and Mr and Mrs sets – too good!

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tlc at the east is east night markets

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I love to bag a bargain. And when there’s a local, handmade find in the mix, I’m like a kid in a candy store. This past Thursday night I hit my kind of lolly shop – the East is East Night Markets at the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst. What I uncovered on my adventure was a stack of local Creatives who’ve made some fabulous homewares and accessories (some of which you’ve seen on the blog before). On with my photo diary from this very fabulous evening!

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