While driving through New Zealand, Geoff and I listened to Jonsi (of Sigur Ross ilk) more than a few times.


Holidays Life Photography

Yesterday proved the discovery of something alarmingly enjoyable. Twitter announced ‘Finders Keepers‘ and their first Melbourne market and the day was unusually empty of other activity, so I roped in a friend and went along. Having being a little disappointed with the ‘State of Design’ festival… I was hoping for something at very least better (and with the Frankie mag endorsement I figured it might be pretty safe) It was quite frankly(sic), amazing. If you like are addicted to Etsy it was basically etsy in a physical venue. (Etsy perhaps you should hook up with this crew?!) Indie art and design at it’s best.

I took my friend Sam and after walking in (‘oh golly, I’m about to combust this looks so fantastic’) we decided to do ‘the loop’ before making any purchases. We did in the end do several loops and make several purchases. It was incredibly interesting and inspiring and also useful to be able to actually pick up the stuff, lots of which I’ve looked at similar pieces online and done the hmm hmm’ing. If I hadn’t just been to New Zealand I would’ve almost certainly spent more than I did. As it was, I got several Christmas presents and a really beautiful bird print from a whole lotta love.

Finders Keepers was very accessible in terms of price and variety with quality art/design pieces, a few ridiculously priced items were lurking but on the whole it was very reasonable. People were friendly, store displays were creative and the place was buzzing. I will indeed be doing my utmost to make it to any future Finders Keepers and I will be bringing with me a hoarde, rather than just one.

sorry no photos I was sans camera… NZ photos to come.

Culture Design

James Burke Photography

Geoff and I have been married about 2 and half years now and marriage is truly excellent… but I can’t say I’ve really gotten over looking at wedding things. I actually enjoyed planning our wedding, despite all the odds (not being very girly etc). It must the whole thing where there is an opportunity to play with colour, creativity and lovely things. Who knows what I’d do if I had to have another go at it (with Geoff naturally).

Anyway since my little sister has just gotten married and I have a few friends with weddings in the pipeline (one of which I will be second photographer, one of which I will be in and doing invites for…) I have decided that I have a wealth of most excellent wedding blogs up my sleeve and wish I’d known about them when I was looking around for vintage/indie/diy/creative/different/non-traditional ideas.

In no particular order:

Wedding Bee

Perfect Palette

Once Wed (Just waiting for the pro-photos to submit my sister’s wedding here fingers crossed)

Green Wedding Shoes

The Knot – Real Weddings

Style Me Pretty

And some beautifully different photographers (where I still think is one of the best places to look for wedding inspiration) – something I wouldn’t mind getting into a bit one day.

For You Love Me

Shannon Leith (this link goes to my friend Claire’s wedding…)

I do (sic*) hope these are useful for someone out there.

*sic also could equal sick (which consequently makes me a dag for saying such – yes American friends, look up that word or let me help you… definition here)

Create Design Wedding

…so I am going to keep my photography over here: http://curiousephemera.com/ still adjusting to how I should use the site, whether I keep it really specific or treat it more like a general photo blog. Thoughts welcome.

Design Experiments Photography