Five Things | May 2016

May! My month of birthdays.

I think everyone has one of those months. There’s just one birthday after another, and you end up counting backwards nine months out of gross curiosity to figure out just why everyone’s parents were so excitable then (September is the start of Spring here. I think that explains it.) I have a good 22 friends and relatives — plus myself! — with a May birthday, which makes the whole month feel fun and celebratory. In my mind it’s a holiday month, on par with December (CHRISTMAS!) and March/April (EASTER!).

So I hope you’re having an…

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…

The Middle Aisle: Macrame Workshop

If there’s one thing I really love about Melbourne, it’s the sheer amount of opportunities the city holds for learning, and making, and doing. I’ve mentioned my particular affinity for dabbling before, and the more new things I learn the more I want to learn. More! MORE! Luckily, last weekend I was given the opportunity to sate my learning appetite by going along to The Middle Aisle’s macrame workshop, hosted by owner/creator/macrame extraordinaire Maggie May (which, let’s face it, would make an amazing superhero name on alliteration alone. Wade Wilson? Matt Murdock? Jessica Jones? Maggie effin’ May.)

If you’re not…

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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!