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Category Archive: Sydney

Happy Garage Sale Trail Day!

One of my favourite days of the year has arrived. It’s Garage Sale Trail Day here in Australia, and it’s a veritable nation-wide feast of trash and treasure. Head over now to the Garage Sale Trail website and search for local sales in your area. Looking for something specific? Easy. You can search by object! […]

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Australian Design: Lisa Tilse

Today I’m excited to introduce you to the stunning new work by multi-disciplinary maker Lisa Tilse. This collection of delicate porcelain, fibre and mixed media vessels is part of a group show at Sydney’s Gaffa Gallery, called ‘Intimacies and Dichotomies’. Lisa is no stranger to the online and design worlds. Her popular blog, The Red […]

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Win! Tickets to Grand Designs Live Show

Watching other people build the home of their dreams is something of an obsession for many people, who like me, get a kick out of these overly-ambitious projects that inevitably run over-time and over-budget. We can attempt to dream, just like them, as they stand in their hard hats in the middle of a field […]

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My Secret Sydney with Mr Jason Grant

Welcome to a brand new series on Wee Birdy, “My Secret Sydney”. I launched My Secret London back in 2008, asking local insiders and taste-makers to open their little black books and spill their favourite secret London shops, cafes, restaurants and places to relax. Not surprisingly, it’s one of the most popular series on Wee […]

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Shopping in Sydney: VFNO

Have you been to Vogue Fashion’s Night Out before? I went to the very first one when I was living in London, and had a grand old time shop-hopping, champagne sipping, canape-nibbling and gallivanting around the West End in some kind of retail frenzy. Fast forward five years and one major move, baby and two […]

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Airbnb at IKEA: The ultimate sleepover

When you were little, did you ever wonder what it would be like to get locked up in a shop for the night? On Sunday night here in Sydney, three families did exactly that at IKEA’s Tempe store. Can you imagine? The families applied after spotting a rather unique listing on Airbnb, which apparently caused […]

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