a time to pause

After almost five and a half years and more than 700 interviews it's time to press pause on Daily Imprint. It's time for new adventures in creativity. 

I have also taken leave of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest too.

Thank you wholeheartedly for your support, enthusiasm and kind words over the years - readers and interviewees alike.

For now, you can still read my work in various interior...

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scotland island house

It says something about the Scotland Island weekender that belongs to Craig and Leigh that shortly after I visited for a third time to produce a feature for Warnes & Walton, I booked a holiday to return. There is so much to enjoy about this place - not just its location, but also the way it has been transformed into a place to rest and relax. And that's just what I did on my return visit. I read...

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the home of "elvis et moi"

The home of Emilie Austin of Elvis et Moi is every bit as stylish as she is. It's also where the designer creates her jewellery. Emilie has also just released a range of leather goods, too.

The feature on her home, in the latest Christmas issue of Real Living, was shot by Warnes & Walton.

Read an interview with Emilie here.

images courtesy of real living, warnes & walton (photography chris warnes,...

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festive table settings

There are always new discoveries to be found when styling for a large studio-based shoot. Like black keyhole cutlery from Seletti - via the Wedding List Co. And a matt gold set from the same brand and company too. Also Ornamenta had a great range of tasteful decorations. 

Ideas sometimes manifest after a rummage through the props store room. Hessian coffee bean sacks became rustic placemats. And...

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leah robins's surry hills apartment

There are some people who talk the talk. Then there are those who walk the walk. You've met Leah Robins previously - when I interviewed her here. She spoke about simplifying her life and de-cluttering. Well, her home - shot by Warnes & Walton - in the latest real living magazine shows just how she did that - going from a three-bedroom house to a one-bedroom apartment.

When I interviewed Leah she...

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kym elphinstone's potts point home

Foyers and lifts are usually places that people pass through in apartment buildings. Rarely does anyone stop to talk, and laugh - especially with strangers. But every time I passed through these communal spaces in the apartment building of Kym Elphinstone, someone stopped to chat or offer bon mots. There was the older lady - as she was dressed to fit the word, with painted lips and nails - who...

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chippendale loft feature

One day I was walking through the streets of Chippendale and came across a warehouse conversion. The building used to be a sweets factory for Menthol-Lyptus, but in 2004 it was transformed into 14 apartments. Many of the original features were maintained, including wooden and steel production lines used to carry sweets to the packaging areas.

The building's residents had created a community spirit...

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aussie homes in new york

Just over a year ago I headed over to the USA on a big adventure. I saw virtually none of the "sights" this time but I did get a great insight into how people live. Part of it I shared here. However, here is another series of shoots from that trip, which were published earlier this year in Australia's marie claire.

All the homes belong to Australian expats in New York. The first is the Chelsea...

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"amazing style" on the cover

The latest issue of real living features the Melbourne home of Ursula and Hans van Schoonhoven from House of Orange. Both their home and business have a strong European influence thanks to the couple's connections there. Ursula's family is Finnish and Hans is from Holland. They have also just launched the HK Livingrange in Australia. Everything they do celebrates simplicity and their philosophy...

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my home in inside out magazine

It's always a slightly surreal experience to see your home in a magazine. It looks so complete, somewhat final, and, well, tidy. I have to add quiet to that equation, too. Anyone who knows my tribe, knows that it's never that. But it is a home, and a humble one at that.

It is an apartment in BondiBeach, Australia. It is a place that I moved into some years ago and saw its potential, even though it...

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