Lately we’ve been out enjoying the warmer weather in Abbotsford and checking out the new Mpavilion, wondering whats behind the beautiful doors of No.74 Collins Street, exploring the bright playful Emily Floyd exhibition at the NGV, falling in love with my new funkis clogs, hanging out with my adorable nephew who came over from Perth for fun times in Melbourne, watching asparagus bubbling in the warm afternoon sunlight and treating the hubby to a hot towel shave and beard trim at Men’s Biz for his birthday.
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Congratulations to Tracey M and Jocelyn R, you are the lucky winners of a copy of frankie magazine’s second volume of SPACES! Woo hoo! Enjoy and Happy Friday!
A little bit crafty surprise in the mail from the lovely peeps at Frankie Magazine, a Short Stop on Friday for some donuts, new street art laneway discovery in Windsor, sunday lunching at Little Big Sugar Salt, cheese boards and sunny afternoons on the balcony and replenishing the garden with some new strawberries, basil and coriander plants from The Little Veggie Patch Co.
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Back in June a special delivery arrived on my doorstep: frankie magazine’s second volume of SPACES - an exploration of creative homes and studios in Australia.
Thanks to the lovely peeps at frankie magazine I have two copies of the second volume of SPACES
to giveaway! Want to win? Leave a comment below and tell me about your own favourite creative space. Two winners will be drawn at random and announced next Friday. Good luck!
Below are few beautiful photos from one of my favourite stories in the edition, the beautiful New South Wales home of artist Laura Jones. I’ve always dreamed of having an art studio in the countryside, sigh. One day!
- Words by Kate Veling | Photographs Carine Thevenau -
P.s To prepare for the lead–up to Christmas, Frankie Magazine are also offering free postage within Australia for people who buy a copy of SPACES from the frankie website. Copies will also be re-released in newsagents and bookstores this coming Monday.
“I think studios are often really private spaces, I don’t care
who comes to my house but I get a bit protective about who
visits my studio. I think a studio is like a mirror or an
open diary of someone’s brain.”
Laura’s cottage is part of a larger property with two other houses
on it and she has access to the whole lot. “I’m free to wander around
and pick flowers. It’s like a park! The garden seems to have been
very well thought-out. There is almost always something flowering
no matter what the season, which has been great for my paintings.”
She’s kept her space simple – it’s fresh and peaceful,
with personal touches in the form of patterned textiles,
artworks and an abundance of floral arrangements
adding warmth, colour and character.
This is an extract from Frankie Magazine’s second volume of Spaces.