Jill Ricci

3 Jan

I find Jill Ricci‘s work to be beautifully dramatic and nostalgic at the same time. The overlay of patterns and shapes instantly grab your eye. But while you continue to look at it, the faded colours and sense of layering give the feeling like a great hidden history can be retold by peeling away each cut-out. It’s as if behind each pattern is a story and window to a different memory and emotion. Based on our own narratives, we can approach each collage with different interpretations and feelings.

The last piece is my favourite. For me, it evokes romanticized visions of vintage Parisian walls with bold patterns of the fashion houses peeking out. What stories can you interweave together from the works below?

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artwork by Ricci


A New Year

2 Jan

I find the start of a new year to be refreshing and full of potential for bigger and brighter things. It’s a reminder to look back on what we did, what we loved and what we still hope to accomplish. This year promises to be a great adventure! I will be moving to Japan in a few weeks which rings all sorts of exciting bells and I hope to share in all my discoveries. Cheers to a great 2013!atelieriji


Phoebe Rudomino

10 Dec

I can’t help but be completely drawn in to Rudomino’s underwater photography. The use of props, lighting and body angles are just spot on and really solidify the compelling narrative in each photo. The pieces pull you underwater to see things that are at once familiar but foreign, poignant and beautiful.



Leap of Faith

9 Dec

How would you feel if your morning started off with a near vertical fall off the top of a Ziggurat with sharks swimming at the bottom?leap-of-faith

This is definitely an experience that will get your adrenaline running. Once you step off the 27.5 m high slide, you are launched down a see-through chute that runs through a shark filled lagoon. If your eyes aren’t closed shut, you can wave hello at the bow mouth sharks , white and black tips, guitar sharks and grey reef sharks going about their business. Aptly named The Leap of Faith, this water slide is not for the faint of heart. 

Atlantis, The Palm via Entertainment Designer

Rugs designs to make the heart grow fonder

26 Nov

Tis the season for cozy rugs and Loom knows how to design some beautiful pieces for the home.


Sunday Brunch

25 Nov

Sunday brunch calls for savoury and baked goodness. After a quick rummage through the fridge, the verdict was Cheddar Cheese & Spinach Quiche.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 lb cheese
  • 1 medium onion
  • 10 ounces of spinach

Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Enjoy with a mimosa for a take charge day or a tall glass of milk for a snuggly Sunday!


For the full recipe, see here.

Inner child. Inner artist

24 Nov

These bring a huge smile to my day. Many of us encourage kids to be creative and fearless about art. Perhaps it really is only a matter of time then that we see the next Andy Warhol piece produced by a 4 year old. 

via Oh Happy Day

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