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Polaroids from The Pass

Okay, so these are technically Instax Mini photos, not Polaroids, but how else am I supposed to incorporate some alliteration into the post title? I took these photos on a trip to Byron Bay a few weeks ago and it was so nice to just chill out and enjoy the lazy beach days. It's taken me some time to upload these photos as scanning them has been the biggest pain. For some reason or another I couldn't get the colours right or there was too much glare or dust/scratches/other gunk from my scanner would show up on the photos. I also tried a few photo scanning apps on my iPhone but wasn't too impressed with them either. After playing around with a few settings on my scanner these were the best I could manage. If anyone has any tips for scanning/digitising Instax photos (apart from "clean your scanner Soph") please help a sister out!

California Dreaming by Stephanie Kloss


When I first saw these images from the California Dreaming series by photographer Stephanie Kloss I immediately thought that they were vintage photographs. I mean, just look at all that classic mid-century modern architecture. Not to mention the era-appropriate 'living sculpture' who brings interest and intrigue to every shot. Imagine my surprise, then, when I realised that these photographs weren't taken in the fifties and sixties aka the golden era of mid-century modern design but much more recently. The photo series features iconic examples of mid-century modern architecture including (from above) Case Study House #10, Frank Sinatra's residence, and Palm Springs City Hall. You can see more of the series and Kloss' work online at LUMAS Gallery and purchase prints here.

A Look At Obus' Winter Collection

  
  
It could be argued that some parts of Australia never truly experience winter, so autumn/winter collections are superfluous. Personally, I look to autumn/winter collections as a lesson in layering and transeasonal dressing. And right now I'm really feeling Obus' new Forgotten Isles collection. Inspired by the Hebrides region in Scotland, the collection features an array of muted tones as well as the exclusive Obus prints that we've come to know and adore. There's plenty of slouchy knitwear for layering as well as boots and accessories to complete your look. Whether you're rugging up in Tasmania or dealing with a cool breeze in the tropical north, Obus has got you covered this winter.

You can shop and see more of the collection over on the Obus website.

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Other Things

Hello? Anybody still here? It's admittedly been a while since my last post. Sometimes blogging funks creep up on you like that. You'll go to write a post but then feel like there's already so much similar content out there. Or things just won't come together in the right way so you end up abandoning an idea. Or you're hit with cyclonic weather that isn't really conducive to taking photographs. Then the next thing you know it's been weeks since your last blog post. Oops. That's not to say that I've been absent from the internet because, reader, I am still falling into as many internet rabbit holes as ever. These are some things that have piqued my interest lately.

- I love me some glitter earrings and for the month of April Each to Own  will be donating all profits from the sale of their 'Bright Day' earrings to the Tweed Mayoral Appeal Fund to help those in Northern NSW affected by floods in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

- Did you know that millenial pink is a thing? While this colour trend has been on the radar for some time, I only came across this phrase the other day. Whatever you want to call it, I'm totally down with it.

- Autumn finally seems to have arrived and I've embraced wide leg crop pants for the season. I found a pair at Uniqlo and every time I wear them I get compliments (i.e. the ultimate litmus test that you have made the right purchase).

- There's just something about motels that make them ripe for photographing. This collection of photographs of mid-century modern motels by Tyler Haughey is no exception.

- Anyone else listened to the S-Town podcast? I kind of missed the boat with Serial but I found myself hooked on this. So many feels/things I need to be resolved.

- Want to know what the best time to go to sleep is? There's a sleep calculator for that.

- I'm always on the lookout for chocolate cookie recipes and I really want to try this Double Chocolate Cookies recipe from Plate Got Ate.

Image: Tyler Haughey via frankie magazine

3 Colourful Ways To Update A Plain Straw Hat

The straw hat is a staple in any summer wardrobe. Not only is it sun smart, but it's also pretty stylish to boot. Most incarnations of the straw hat involve the classic combination of natural straw and a black ribbon band, either in a fedora or boater style. While you can't beat a classic, sometimes you've just got to inject a bit of colour into your life. Luckily, you can easily give your tired straw hat a complete makeover in just a few short steps. From switching out the ribbon band to the addition of a raffia trim, these are just three colourful ways to update a plain straw hat.
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