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Category Archive: Books

Happy 90th Birthday, Janet Frame

Happy birthday, Janet Frame! Today marks the 90th birthday of my favourite author. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, Janet Frame is one of the most significant writers of the 20th century. I was first introduced to her work as an undergraduate by my New Zealand-born lecturer, Dorothy Jones, and I was instantly hooked, going on […]

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Book: Men In This Town

Photography by Giuseppe Santamaria, Men In This Town. Street style photography isn’t a new thing. Led by the likes of bloggers such as The Sartorialist and Garance Dore, it exploded into our collective cultural consciousness a few years ago, creating a new genre in itself and instantly hooking into our innate sense of voyeurism to […]

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A wee chat with Megan Morton

This is the book that I’ve been excited about for months. And it’s here – at last – and just in time for Christmas. Megan Morton in one of Australia’s leading stylists, but really she’s much more than that – she’s actually pretty amazing. She recently opened The School, offering a super-fresh take on craft […]

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A wee chat with Beci Orpin

I know I’m not the first bird to have a bit of a lady crush on Australian design wunderkind Beci Orpin. I’ve been a long-time fan of Beci from her fashion label Princess Tina days, and in the past I’ve blogged about her beautiful bird collage (see below), as well as her sterling silver cloud-and-raindrop […]

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How to make Beci Orpin’s giant confetti wall

How amazing does this giant confetti wall look? It’s just one of the superb DIY projects you’ll find in Beci Orpin‘s fabulous new book, Find & Keep. Published by the super-cool Hardie Grant peeps (also publishers of Meet Me at Mike’s books), this book is definitely a find – and a keeper. Check out the […]

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Don’t miss: Maggie Alderson

Australians all, let us rejoice, for the marvellous Maggie Alderson is in town. She’s here to launch her latest book, Everything Changes But You, which is her seventh novel to date. Like so many others, the ladies in my family are devoted Maggie fans, and I can recall many conversations over the past decade that […]

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