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Ally + Me: Scandinavian Style in the Heart of Hobart

If you’ve ever walked down Liverpool St in the Hobart CBD I guarantee you’ve at least lingered in the doorway of Ally + Me, a boutique store beautifully curated by Di Kelly and her daughter Ally. Wander inside and you’ll find a space with an intrinsically Scandinavian aesthetic — natural fibres, colours and textures, all of the highest quality and all ethically made. It’s hands down one of my favourite stores in Hobart!

I was lucky enough to be allowed a little peek into the store with my camera, and learn a little about the store, the style, and the…

Merchant: Ode to Sunday

Ode to Sunday online: website / Instagram
 
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It’s no secret that I’m an enormous fan of linen, even if my SO has an annoying habit of groping every linen shirt, dress, or doona we find in stores to watch it crinkle.

As Ode to Sunday pust it, “when left to its own devices, it wrinkles like a smile.”

Isn’t that lovely!

Ode to Sunday is a gorgeous, new independent fashion studio, creating effortless style through socially conscious methods. The pieces are made with linen woven by the oldest flax…

Merchant: Sweet Gum Co

Sweet Gum Co. online: website

 
Featuring a collection of vintage and handmade items from Tennessee and the South, Sweet Gum Co. is a gorgeous little homewares shop of found and handmade goods.

The store aims to feature products that tell a story, do good work, and look amazing doing so. It’s a true celebration of the people who care enough to work with their hands to build objects of beauty and function, that make the mundane realities of scooping, cutting, sipping, and all the other choreography of home life handsome & holy.

Love!

Merchant: woodfolk

I always enjoy stumbling upon something new and great to share, and it’s even more exciting when that thing also happens to also be socially and sustainably great!

Woodfolk is a creative accessories brand by Australian jeweller and designer Julia Denes, in collaboration with artisans from Nepal. Sustainably-grown Nepalese hardwood is used, along with natural or non-toxic dyes, to create the most gorgeous jewellery, bags and scarves.

The collaboration with these small family-run businesses is fantastic; creating opportunity, self-determination, support and hope through social entrepreneurship, and it definitely makes this one inspiring label to keep your eye on!

 
woodfolk online:…

Merchant: thisispaper bags + rucksacks

 
thisispaper online: website / facebook / twitter / instagram
 

Aw yis, I love me some quality bags. Thisispaper is a gorgeously minimal, high quality Polish brand with a strong focus on simplicity, function and sustainability.

The bags are designed and hand-crafted at the Thisispaper studio in Warsaw, with 100% natural materials all produced by Polish manufacturers. I adore the simple lines and fantastic build quality of these bags, and the colour palette of natural off-white, denim and black is just magical! One of each, please.

Merchant: Blackbird goods

 
Blackbird Goods online: facebook / instagram
 
The merchant I’m sharing today holds a bit of a special place in my heart.

Blackbird Goods opened their doors just four days ago over in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, but I’ve been following the journey of owners Gemma Adams and her husband for a few years now on the Blackbird blog. Gem is a true creative polymath — stylist, photographer, maker, blogger and DIY extraordinaire.

Blackbird is one of a small handful of blogs I visit regularly, and one of the few that inspired me to create my own little corner of the…

Merchant: one fine print

One Fine Print online: website / facebook / twitter / instagram / pinterest

Those that know me know my love for simple, natural, minimal goodness.

They also probably know my love of prints, although my rented walls aren’t the really the best canvas for hanging things. It certainly makes finding spectacular things such as One Fine Print upsetting to say the least!

One Fine Print work with talented Australian photographers to produce a range of artwork perfect for covering your empty (owned or rented) walls. It’s a perfectly curated collection of organic and abstract images that make absolutely stunning prints.

The range is…