five things

I truly believe there are two types of people in this world. First, there are those who keep their browsing habits simple. They have a couple of tabs or windows open at a time, and they close them when they’re done. It’s very neat and makes a lot of sense.

Then there are people like me. Those who like to open up absolutely everything that looks even remotely interesting, then leave it there. Why? I don’t know. I might like to look at it again in a few days. Bookmark it? Too much effort, I’ll forget it’s there.
This leaves…

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!

Hobart Food Styling + Photography Workshop

You know how sometimes things just all line up and work out perfectly? The stars align and everything falls into place?

Dividing my time between Vic and Tas is actually pretty fun — I get to fly around lots, which is less glamourous than it sounds — but it can be tricky to arrange events around jet-setting. Usually when I spot something cool coming up I’m inevitably in the wrong state at the wrong time.

But not this time!

I’ve been a huge fan of Dearna’s food and photography over on her blog To Her Core for a long while now, and…

Trunk Town Garden Drinks in Summer

Do you like gardens? Pretty lights? Eating and drinking in gardens with pretty lights?

(Of course you do, who doesn’t? What a silly question)

If you’re Melbourne-bound and looking for a place fitting the above description — you’re in luck. Trunk just happens to have the biggest Beer Garden in Melbourne, and it’s right in the heart of the CBD. It’s also home of some delicious Mediterranean food and insanely spectacular cocktails, which we happened to discover on our visit there last week.

It’s the kind of place you might head to in the middle of the afternoon for a late lunch……

Threads: backpacks + rucksacks

Ermigerd you guys, latest obsession.

I do an awful lot of plane-hopping for work, and since my post on thisispaper’s bags back in November, I can’t get the thought of them out of my head. I’m pretty sure I finally need to invest in a good quality (and super sexy) backpack to take on my travels. Luggage with wheels is so 2015, amirite?

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The Hood Food Guide + Colonel Tan’s

Attention fellow Melbournians, Australians and food-lovers. There’s a super cool new thing in town, and you’re going to love it.

(I apologise in advance for making you hungry)

The Hood Food Guide is your new staple for eating in the city. They publish entertaining, honest, and short videos of the best food in Melbourne, as decided by the suburb’s top chefs. Who better to take you on a virtual tour of the area than a local — and a professional foodie at that!

The first episode is out, and it’s totally fantastic. Nick Coulter, co-owner of Hanoi Hannah, Saigon Sally &…