Sad Girls Zine

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17 September, 2014

Sad Girls is "a zine featuring work by girls who make things and have lots of feelings". As a girl who sometimes makes things and always has feelings, I was pretty sure that this was a zine after my own super emosh heart. Contributors include the likes of Leah Goren, Caitlin Shearer and Jen Collins. The zines feature a mix of illustration, photography, and text. I missed the boat when Issue 1 came out a while back but I checked into the Sad Girls Etsy before I headed overseas to find all three issues in stock (spoiler alert: only Issues 2 and 3 are currently available). As such, they ended up being a little bit of a homecoming present to myself. I'm not sure if it's a proven cure for jet lag but browsing through my Sad Girls zines made me feel 100% better. Hurrah!

Go: Dusun Bambu, Bandung

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11 September, 2014

Since I went to Indonesia to visit family, I hadn't planned on doing many touristy things while I was there. I was in that position of not being a tourist but not quite being a local either. While I did end up doing a few touristy things, most of the time I was just hanging out with family, going to cafes, and going shopping. So pretty much what I do back home in Australia. One of the first places I trekked out to was Dusun Bambu, which is a leisure park located in north Bandung. As the name suggests, there are a lot of bamboo-related things around. There's also a restaurant, gardens, villas, and a marketplace of sorts. I went on a weekday afternoon when it was relatively quiet, but I heard it can get pretty busy on weekends. I had drinks on the deck at the Burangrang Cafe and explored the grounds before heading back into the city (in peak hour - not fun). After a few days of adjusting to the smog and pollution, the trip up to Dusun Bambu was a welcome respite from the nitty gritty of city living.

Shoot: Indonesian Instagram Diary

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03 September, 2014





Hello again! I mentioned in my last post - some 3 weeks ago - that I was off to Indonesia for a holiday of sorts. I was visiting family so was largely based in Bandung. While I had intended to update the blog with travel posts while overseas, the internet situation was much worse than I had anticipated. I was mainly limited to mobile internet - namely Instagram and Snapchat. Plus, who really wants to be sitting at a computer when on holiday? Now I've just got to sort through and edit a tonne of photos while also recovering from a stupid post-holiday cold. I'll be back with photo diaries and travelling tidbits in the coming days but in them meantime these are just a few of my favourite shots that you may or may not have already seen over on my Instagram


Love: Lovestar Sacré-Coeur Vase

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06 August, 2014

I've been obsessed with Lovestar vases for some time now. I first bought one for a friend's birthday last year and almost immediately regretted not buying one for myself while I was at it. Luckily for me, though, I have super amazing friends who bought me this Lovestar Sacré-Coeur vase for my birthday a few months back. The Sacré-Coeur vase is a glorious, glittering beauty and definitely takes my flower arranging game to the next level. It's currently available for pre-order  from the Lovestar online shop and I'd also suggest having a look at the other designs because, well, amazing. You'll want them all.

In other news, I'm off to Indonesia tomorrow for a couple of weeks. If I was more organised I would have set up some scheduled posts but instead I'm going to wing it. In the meantime you can keep up with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

See: Harvest at GoMA

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25 July, 2014


Last weekend I trekked it over to my happy place aka the Gallery of Modern Art. Their latest showcase exhibition 'Harvest' is a celebration of food in art. An art exhibition focusing on food? It's like these guys can see into my mind (and stomach). The collection features pieces from GoMA's extensive collection as well as major new acquisitions. I did recognise a few pieces from past exhibitions like Xu Zhen's ShanghART Supermarket installation which, by coincidence, is another manifestation of one of my happy places - Asian supermarkets. My favourite pieces included Shirana Shahbazi's Still life: Coconut and other things and the absolutely bonkers Pineapple Express! display by Fallen Fruit that featured an assortment of pineapple-y items from local contributors. The exhibition is free and runs until September 21.