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At home with Christie from The Slow Drift

At home with Christie from The Slow Drift

Christie lives in the south-west coastal town of Denmark with her husband Dave, two boys and the family kelpie. Knowing that friends and family would be flocking to visit for a seaside getaway, they started renovating their shed to accommodate visitors. Three years on, they've created the Slow Drift for us all to experience the slower pace of country life – that beautiful balance of salt and earth that is Denmark. 

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holding recycled clay

Do you believe in signs?

When you’re stumbling along and not sure what path to take. And you're looking for that little nudge from the universe, that tells you you’re on the right track. When it feels like the whole world's against you and you’re drowning in buckets of soggy clay. Ok, that probably hasn’t happened to you exactly. But that was my situation a couple of years ago when I was questioning everything. Then the universe gave me a sign, in the most unexpected place.

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Eva Cassis holding a Winterwares ceramic bowl filled with broccoli salad

At home with Eva Cassis – fashion design with a slow living ethos

Eva Cassis is a fashion designer who is passionate about the idea of buying less but buying well. She exquisitely handcrafts sustainable keepsake pieces for everyday wear in her Sydney studio. Seasonal collections are released in small batches to stay true to Eva's philosophy around maintaining slow manufacturing and a low environmental impact. 

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Journey to Onta – the ancient Japanese pottery village

Journey to Onta – the ancient Japanese pottery village

Onts is a hidden gem, tucked away on the southern island of Japan. Along winding mountain roads I found the tiny village, where ten families have been creating pottery, using the same humble techniques for more than 300 years.
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At home with Sophie Cottrell, editor of Sceen'ry magazine

At home with Sophie Cottrell, editor of Sceen'ry magazine

Join me for a conversation with Sophie about creating a community around you and the stillness that home brings.
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At home with Laura Wortlock from Once was Lost

At home with Laura Wortlock from Once was Lost

This week I'm chatting with Laura Wortlock. She's the Mum of two sweet young boys, a lover of cosiness and home – and owner of Once Was Lost. The ethical and sustainable apparel label she created with her husband, Andy.
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Dee Tang from Kawa Heart studio, drinking tea from our Winterwares stoneware mug

At home with Dee Tang, at the Lady California

Dee Tang is a freelance designer and content creator. She lives with her family in Fremantle in their Californian-style bungalow affectionally know as the Lady California, I chatted with her about cultivating space to be creative at home. 
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Illustrator, Flora Waycott, at home in her light filled dining room with a tea and a bowl of porridge

At home with artist and illustrator Flora Waycott

Flora welcomes us into her home to share how she's been taking comfort in simple pleasures and rediscovering old hobbies, like knitting the sage pullover she wears in this photo #soimpressed
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Table set with beautiful handmade serving dishes and an autumn menu

A seasonal menu for your autumn gatherings

It’s the end of autumn here, so pears, figs and pomegranates are abundant and mushrooms are hearty and flavourful, see how you can enjoy them too in my autumn-inspired menu.
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Slow Living in the time of Coronavirus

Slow Living in the time of Coronavirus

Here in Perth, we’re luckier than most. Our remoteness gives us an advantage over controlling the pandemic compared to other major cities around the world. After a few short weeks of life grinding to a standstill, we’re...
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Meatballs with soba noodle soup

Bowl food – beef meatballs & soba noodle soup

As we’re retreating indoors to the safety and sanctuary of our own homes for self-isolation, here in Australia the weather is also cooling down. Nurture yourself with our favourite hearty bowl food recipes.
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Tactile calm, the Winterwares pottery studio

Tactile calm, the Winterwares pottery studio

Leigh-Ann Gemson is an interior designer with a passion for creating and finding spaces that enhance well-being through conscious design. She came to visit the Winterwares studio and chat with me about my story and how my space informs...
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