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Let’s be adventurers

Let's be adventures

I know that things in these parts have been quiet, too quiet, but despite the silence much has been a brew.

What little time I’ve had outside of my freelance & family commitments I’ve spent on home tours over at Our Gathered Home, which has been a resounding success. 4 months in and we’ve already been featured in/on key interiors blogs and hit over 20,000 page views. Thank you for all your support!

Outside of all of this we’ve been also preparing to make a rather large move, across the ocean, to Sydney, Australia. We’ll be arriving in November as Kathy has accepted a job offer there from 1st December.

My free time has been filled with paperwork, and more paperwork (175 A4 pages and counting!), putting our home on the market, auditing what we’re taking and getting rid of, meetings with relocation officers, the list goes on. Emigration is not for the faint of heart.

We are extremely excited about starting this new adventure together and have earmarked the suburb of Surry Hills as our base, though these things are subject to change, but we wanted to make a break from the suburbs and enjoy inner city life for a bit.

I’ve already been planning our new apartment, which will have a more muted palette and a heavy Nordic influence, a ‘less is more’ approach to living. I’ve been keeping up to date on local trends through Real Living and Inside Out magazines and following key stylists and store owners in Sydney and can’t wait to share them all with you.

The best way to keep in touch for now is via Instagram, or over on Pinterest, if you’re looking for a daily dose of decor inspiration.

School Of Innovation

School Of Innovation

Image courtesy of School Of Innovation

Tonight I’ll be starting my month-long journey at the School Of Innovation.

The brainchild of conceptual artist, Nix Davies, the school was conceived as a way to learn from each other, providing a judgment-free environment undefined by goals and the destination, simply a way of being able to fully engage and enjoy the process of creation.

As children we tend to play naturally, but as we grow up and develop expertise and experience we often forget how to play, simply by following our intrigue.

School Of Innovation Concept Box

Image courtesy of School Of Innovation

To kick-start the process each member receives a Concept Box as a starting point. Each Concept Box has 20 items that aim to spark an initial direction and journey, guiding the creative process into making something, anything.

Each member can opt in or out for workshop times at the studio, something I’ve chosen to do as it provides a space where members can question; explore; discuss skills, processes and expertise.

At the end of the course an exhibition titled “Slice of Time” will be held at the studio, showcasing each project’s journey.

If you’re interested in attending the school or want to find out more visit, School Of Innovation.