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:…

The Pie Project: momofuku crack pie

Recipe adapted from Momofuku Milkbar

This pie has been on the list for a long time. Even in the days before the project, my Momofuku-loving boyfriend had this recipe flagged for a rainy day. It was actually quite a lovely, sunny Spring day when we decided to finally give it a go last week — but luckily I think crack pie tastes pretty amazeballs in any weather.

It’s a pretty lengthy recipe, but doesn’t actually take that long to complete — you can even make each component separately and combine later if you don’t have the time.

According to this —…

Five Things

Happy Friday, pretty people! I hope you’ve had a good one — I know I certainly did!

I had a blast at the Day of the Dead Warehouse Project on Saturday, scoring two VIP tickets for Halloween, and I’ll be headed to a super schneaky Schweppes for some underground London-themed fun this weekend too. Watch out for a post on that later this week!

No matter how your week has turned out, I have five little things to share with you that will hopefully make it even better:

01. | These stunning images of Alex May’s trip through Scotland, via Ignant…

Day of the Dead Warehouse Project

Hey, have you heard of this “Halloween” thing?

It’s not — supposed to be — that big in Australia. Most years I get surprise trick-or-treaters at my door, which sees me rummaging through my kitchen trying to find anything remotely sweet to give these poor kids, most of whom have probably worked on their costumes for weeks only to be turned away from most of the houses they visit. I remember those days well (sorry, Dad).

This year I got to get fully into the Halloween spirit when some extra special VIP tickets to the Day of the Dead Warehouse…

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.

Threads: chambray shirts

Oh my god you guys, chambrays amiright?

It’s not exactly a secret that I’m a big fan of the ol’ chambray — I could probably live in them and them alone for the rest of my life. Screw pants!

If you’re not familiar, chambray is a lightweight, denim-looking, woven fabric. The word usually refers to an item of clothing made of the stuff, such as a dress or (my favourite) a shirt. Now that the weather is warming up my love of layers is getting harder to hang on to, but I think that’s the beauty of the chambray —…

The Curse of the Serial Dabbler

Ah, the curse of the serial dabbler. I know it well.

No, it’s not a B-grade 70s horror movie, although that would be interesting. It’s a term I’ve come to use to describe myself, and you may find it relates to you too.

When asked “So what do you do?”, I never really know what to say. I do lots of things. By trade (and degree) I’m a graphic designer — which is actually a fairly broad term and covers a lot — but it’s not all I do, even in just my day job. I’m also a web designer, although…