13.06.2019

Perfect Match – Together Journal X An Organised Life


When an editor of an international wedding publication meets a boutique stationery designer and organisation expert, what do you get? The most stylish, well-considered wedding planner, that’s what.

Greta Kenyon (celebrated wedding photographer, turned founder and editor of Together Journal) and Beck Wadworth (founder and designer of An Organised Life) first got together over a year ago to discuss creating something that would help lovers plan their big day with maximum sophistication but minimum stress. They pushed each other creatively, refining and pushing and refining their concept some more, ultimately producing a wedding planner of both style and substance.

 

The planner is split into tabbed sections, including: Important Info, Checklists & Calendar; Dream Plan; Budget; Guests (includes seating plan pages) Venues; Food & Drink; Music; Photo & Video; Flowers & Styling; Attire & Rings; Beauty & Grooming; Wedding Party; Our Big Day (one place for all the details of the wedding day – key contacts, information, vows, speeches, pack in/pack out info pages, run sheet pages and more.) Reflect, and Notes.

At the start of each section, there’s a full page with tips and tricks dedicated to organising that part of your wedding, and there’s also a back pocket for keepsakes and loose notes. Rest assured, Greta and Beck have thought of everything.

The Wedding Planner is available in two classic colours – black or ecru – and comes in a gold-embossed box, with the intention that you can preserve it as a keepsake, to look back on in years to come. You can also have your names or initials (or anything you want, actually – maybe the wedding date itself) monogrammed on the front, in a choice of five foil finishes. So lovely.

Pre-Order here.



 

09.06.2019

Spaces


LOVE what they’ve done with the sink here – just a recycled table with a sink dropped in, and that industrial-style copper faucet (with the matching shower faucets). Add some rendered walls and a smidge of patterned floor tiles and you have the perfect Californian desert vibes for this homestead cabin Airbnb.

Brick archway nook. That is all.

One for my Travel Wishlist: International icons of design Menu, together with their friends at Norm Architects, have converted a 101-year old Copenhagen boathouse into The Audo – a hybrid boutique hotel, concept store, restaurant, café, creative co-work and event space. The Audo’s 10 guest suites are all decorated uniquely, showcasing Menu’s furniture, lighting and homeware. See loads more images here, or visit The Audo website here.

Ideas to steal: tone-on-tone grey: soft grey walls, with a slate-grey painted sideboard and smokey grey glass. Also, autumn leaves as an impermanent sculpture. Also, soft grey walls in living spaces, then deep blue-grey in a bedroom.

The Thomas is a new boutique accommodation you can book in Melbourne’s beachside St Kilda.
Very elegant – I especially love those wide, dark floorboards. See more over at Est Magazine

Is it obvious yet that I’ve been daydreaming about a holiday? This beauty is Casa Sa Mar, a señorial townhouse in the centre of Sóller, Spain. The home dates back to 1896, and while it’s now a modern residence, many of the original features have been kept and restored. The exterior, courtyards and pool are breathtaking – go here to see.

If I can’t go on a holiday, I at least want to re-design my workspace. Something like this would do nicely.
Designed by the very inspiring Anne Sage – one of the OG content creators and founder of Rue Magazine.

Meaningful art and photography on the walls

Concealed turntable for the work soundtrack – YES.

Structured but soothing, with organic textures and the softest tones

I had to include this pic because of that blush leather Day Bench by Perigold (with a custom corduroy bolster on it – love)

 

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05.06.2019

New Zealand Designer – Natasha Mead


Stopped by the portfolio sites of one of my favourite New Zealand designers – Natasha Mead – and found a bunch of beautiful work I’d not seen before. A freelancer for a number of years, Natasha is now also part of a boutique but full-service studio, 1/1  (1 of 1 Studio – great name) with fellow designers Joe Swann, Natalie Thomson & Patrick Daley.

Natasha’s work (brand identity, packaging, printed assets and more) for organic skincare line, LESSE. 

Beautiful e-commerce for NZ store Everyday Needs

Modernity, simplicity and blind-emboss-beauty for architect Daniel Boddam

Packaging for one of my favourite brands, Sansceuticals

More blind emboss loveliness and a signature mark for J Hannah (See much more here)

Brand identity and packaging for My Chameleon 

See more of Natasha’s work on Natashamead.com
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See 1/1 Studio’s recent projects here

02.06.2019

Spaces


Today’s Spaces is an ode to one interior design team, Avenue Lifestyle. It’s been a while since I went
a-lurking on their website, and Holly and Hedda have a bunch of inspiring new projects.

Here’s a bedroom they designed for Holly’s daughter Lola – see more here. I love seeing more grown-up pieces in kids’ rooms (here: the rug, bentwood-style chairs and the framed artwork, as some examples).  Pieces like this age well and won’t be outgrown. And when they get to the i-hate-everything stage, their loss is your gain, because they’ll work just as well anywhere in the house.

Part of Holly’s own home reno – more images here. You can see Before and Afters (and Durings) on the Avenue Lifestyle Instagram in Highlights, under Project Delft. One of my favourite things about this space is the layering of all the soft and warm elements (linen curtains, linen sofa, paper lanterns, chocolate sisal rug, beautiful toasty floorboards), and then BLAM – the contrast of that Memphis-style (80’s) solid marble coffee table.

 Finally, this kitchen! Fave details: Firstly, that deep brown cabinetry – with its organic, minimalist feel and delicious depth. I especially love the full-width linear pull handle detail. (This cabinetry is from Ask og Eng, who just make doors and doors only, in an I-want-them-all variety of styles to fit standard IKEA kitchens.)  OK, moving on – those walnut bar stools up there, and more specifically, how good the dark walnut timber looks against the pale oak floorboards… who knew! What else? The ceramic wall light above the sink; a door with glass panels leading into the kitchen (makes me want to put glass panels in 75% of the doors at my place); the burnished brass kitchen rails (these ones, to be exact) which are the perfect choice of material with the darker timber; the light oak tall cabinetry in the corner – because there’s no rule saying you have to stick with either light or dark timber and not both. See more of this kitchen here.

 

See more of Avenue Lifestyle’s work over on their website, or follow them on Insta here.

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