Blog

Gift ideas to cultivate joy at home

Gift ideas to cultivate joy at home

If you’re looking for gifts that are beautifully designed and sustainable look no further. Our artisan made ceramics will cultivate a sense of calm and joy in any home.
Read more
Chopping strawberries into her Winterwares handmade Lagom bowl.

At home with Imby Langenbach

Every year for her sisters birthday, Imby Langenbach would post her something she made. One year it was a soft leather clutch, the design was so well loved, she kept being asked to make more. That's how Karmme (pronounced calm) was born. She now makes leather clutches in her studio in Sydney, focusing on small batch production and collaborating with other creatives.
Read more
At home with Kirsten Jenkins

At home with Kirsten Jenkins

Take a peek into the home of Food Stylist Kirsten Jenkins. Her impressive CV includes a list of Australia's most loved food magazines – she's been a stylist for Donna Hay, Delicious and Mindfood. (She's done TV too, working behind the scenes on the first season of Masterchef Australia). I love her philosophy around cooking and styling, Kirsten co-authored a book of sweet pie recipes where "spillages really are just an opportunity for more caramelisation and a misshapen pie just adds to the rustic feel".
Read more
Winterwares handmade stoneware ceramics

Object, Place, Space

Whether we're conscious of it or not, we all make design decisions every day, and those decisions affect our lives in subtle and profound ways. The DesignFreo exhibition Object, Place, Space was created to explore this idea. I was so honoured to invited by the curator, Pippa Hurst, to answer the questions of how our decisions as consumers affect our lives, the legacy our choices leave for future generations and the pleasure we can take in quality design.
Read more
Lessons from Kyoto's ancient zen gardens, with Andrew William

Lessons from Kyoto's ancient zen gardens, with Andrew William

Andrew Williams is a humble expert in zen garden philosophy and design. Originally from the Washington D.C area, he has called Japan home for the last 10 years. He lives in Kyoto with his wife and two beautiful young kids. Before coming to Japan he was a professional garden designer, designing and building large-scale residential gardens in Denver, Seattle, and Kauai. I was so thrilled he agreed to share his knowledge of Japan with me, you're going to love our conversation. 
Read more
Luisa browsing one of her cookbooks, enjoying lunch from winterwares bowls

At home with Luisa Brimble

"The answer is not to ask the question about what you want to do in the future but rather asking yourself what do you love to do right now." I talk to Luisa about what brings her joy, what inspires her and how she got to be doing what she loves.
Read more
Hot cup of hot chocolate on a cozy couch surrounded by knits, jumpers and socks

Embracing winter

When we can embrace the season we’re in, life is easier. Lean into winter and give yourself what you need to be comfy and cosy. Winter is a reminder to turn inwards and go a little slower. It’s a welcome reminder that it’s OK to have a change of pace. The rain keeps me indoors and the cold keeps me bundled in layers of woollen knits and blankets. Slower days to contemplate, to reflect, to grow stronger and plant roots. 

Read more
At home with Sally from Simmer & Boyle

At home with Sally from Simmer & Boyle

Simply calling Sally a recipe developer and a food photographer doesn’t capture the joy in what she does. Scrolling through photos of her baking adventures, I’m transported into a romantic world of pastel hued cakes and fluffy chocolate puffs. Her recipes have descriptions like vanilla and passion fruit sponge with pistachio butter cream and sticky gingerbread with lemon marscapone frosting. Sally's creations most definitely bring me joy, I was delighted to chat her about what brings her happiness (aside from baking).
Read more
Autumn gatherings

Autumn gatherings

The change in season from summer to autumn inspires me to retreat indoors. I love easy dinner nights with friends and family, playing card games and sharing plates laden with crisp grapes, local cheeses and fresh baked sourdough. It's food that can prepared within minutes and left on the table for grazing all through the evening.
Read more
Jason Grant creates a casual grazing platter with Winterwares

At home with Jason Grant

This week I'm chatting to Australian stylist Jason Grant, "Home is my creative space, my sanctuary and a place to hide away. The way we live and decorate our home has never been more important. I like my home to be comfortable and creative with a focus on natural style."
Read more
Holding a Winterwares stoneware mug

At home with Sarah & Emma

I chat to Sarah and Emma from Read & Hall about their daily rituals and the small things that bring them joy. "Slow living to us is prioritising your own needs and is about making the everyday things you do as nice as possible. Feeling good in what you wear, making lovely food for yourself and drinking from a nice cup. All enhances your experience of each day."
Read more
For your Christmas table

For your Christmas table

After a monumental year I'm aiming for a low stress Christmas, focusing on the little things that mean the most. Being grateful I can be with my family, the sweetness of fresh seasonal fruits and of course, the table looking gorgeous with Winterwares plates and bowls. 
Read more
48 results