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Category Archive: Books

Make & Do by Beci Orpin: Pompom Baskets

Beci Orpin is back with her third amazing book, Make & Do, and I’m delighted to give you a sneak peek in this very special excerpt on Wee Birdy today! I’ve chosen to feature her pompom baskets project, because they are really easy to make and you can give them a festive touch for Christmas. […]

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Just Out: Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting away from it all and hiding out in your very own (architect-designed) cabin, you may very well find inspiration in this utterly beautiful new book from Berlin-based publishers, Gestalten. Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs follows on from where predecessor and best-seller Rock the Shack leaves […]

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Book: Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant

Mr Jason Grant is Mr Stylist Extraordinaire. He’s also Mr Bondi. And his second book, Holiday at Home, is an homage to Australian living. A veritable feast of inspirational ideas on how to give your home a holiday makeover, it’s a fantastic angle for an interiors book. After all, who doesn’t want to capture that […]

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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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