Love: Lovestar Sacré-Coeur Vase


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


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.

Shop: Botanical Charts


17 July, 2014

In today's edition of things Soph is obsessed with, I give you botanical charts. I quite like the look of wall charts and I think I'm that far out of high school that they don't remind me of science classrooms. Although most of my high school science memories (biology only, chemistry can GTFO) seemed to involve hi-jinks so it wouldn't be so bad if they did. Whether you prefer cutesy illustrations or vintage reproductions, these botanical charts would look much better displayed in the home than in a classroom. Click on the pictures or the links below to go to the source.

Wear: Floaty Tops + Floppy Hats


08 July, 2014

It may be winter, but it's barely sweater weather here in Queensland. The mornings and evenings are chilly at best, but the days are still full of sunshine and clear skies. Which is quite excellent as it means that I can still get away with wearing lightweight, summery tops like this lightweight number from Front Row Shop. Now, while my wardrobe flip flops between minimalist basics and over the top prints, one thing you wouldn't expect to find in the mix is a floaty, bohemian-inspired top. But for some reason I was drawn to this top. Maybe it was the boxy cut and subtle cut outs that sealed the deal. Or maybe it was all the Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks records I've been listening to lately. Either way, team it with some classic blue denim and a floppy hat and you're good to go (your own way).

Top: c/o Front Row Shop
Jeans: ASOS "Farleigh" Jeans
Hat: Sportsgirl Wide Brim Panama (similar here, here, and here)

Decorate: Arro Home


03 July, 2014

I've long been a fan of Beci Orpin's work so when I heard that a homewares range was in the pipeline, my inner homebody squealed with excitement. Arro Home launched earlier this week and it doesn't disappoint. The designs are in keeping with Beci's aesthetic and feature her signature use of colour and pattern. I have so many favourites I don't know where to begin! The debut collection is currently available for pre-order via the Arro Home website.