McFancy | January 29, 2010

Last year I was approached by The Cool Hunter to style some photos for a pitch to McDonalds for an upmarket pop-up restaurant for fashion week. The concept was to give McDonalds food a complete makeover and re-brand the fast food giant with an aesthetic suitable for a 5 star restaurant. (Read more about it here). I designed packaging that incorporates familiar high-end fashion branding and worked with photographer Marija Ivkovic to create some wonderful shots!

Above are the various concepts we came up with including Paul Smith Sundaes that incorporates a gorgeous cupcake wrapper design by The Cupcake Wrapper Co. Just in case you're interested, the cutlery used in these shots are Seletti disposables that we spray painted white.

We also did a whole series of a black packaging alternatives but I think the white ended up being the most effective.

McFancy is such a fantastic concept and I felt extremely honoured to be a part of the team that brought it to life. It was also amazing to meet talented photographer Marija Ivkovic whose enthusiasm and constant positive energy made her a real joy to work with. Check out her amazing Photobooth for event hire.

posted under: Photography, Food, Fashion

Paris Style | January 28, 2010

Loads of colourful inspiration in a series of visual books depicting various aspects of Paris lifestyle. By family run Japanese publishing house Paumes. I'd love to collect them all!

posted under: Interiors, Food, Home Décor

Exotic Colours | January 27, 2010

Top: Lovely flowers in an assortment of colourful asian product bottles in Craft Hotel, Buenos Aires.

Bottom: Bold and cheerful colours and patterns in the 'Mexico meets Morocco' fabric collection from Katherine Ireland. Love her style.

posted under: Home Décor

Elizabeth Dye Bridal Spring 2010 | January 25, 2010

Love the simplicity and elegance in all of Elizabeth Dye's Bridal Spring 2010 collection! (My personal favourite is Giselle!) via A Cup of Jo.

posted under: Weddings, Fashion

Greg Hatton Furniture | January 22, 2010

I want. I want. I want. Handmade furniture by Greg Hatton.

posted under: Interiors, Home Décor

Catimini Summer 2010 | January 21, 2010

Currently swooning over the circus themed photo-styling in Catimini's Summer 2010 catalogue! Superbly crafted photos of beautiful children's wear.

posted under: Photography, Kids, Fashion

Brevity Jewellery: Horo Necklaces | January 20, 2010

An oh-so-stunning set of 24k gold-plated 'horo' necklaces based on clockhands. Brevity jewellery designed by Anna Corpron. Love the added detail of the little gear charm. I'll take them all, thanks!

posted under: Gift Ideas, Jewellery, Fashion

Sanna Annukka Tin Designs | January 19, 2010

I've long been a fan of Sanna Annukka's gorgeous folk art inspired illustrations. I'm really loving her tin designs for Marks and Spencer's biscuits (top) and Paulig Coffee (bottom).

posted under: Illustration, Food, Drink

Polka Dot Love | January 18, 2010

Big, bright polka dots and so much more in Akira Isogawa's vibrant Spring 2010 Collection.

posted under: Fashion

Tea and Chocolate | January 15, 2010

A hand-blended combination of two of my favourite things- belgian chocolate and gourmet teas- what could be better? I love the pretty water-colour illustrations on the packaging too. Choclatea bars from Smile Chocolatiers

posted under: Gift Ideas, Food, Chocolate

Found Object: Quirky Eggcups | January 14, 2010

Meet Mr and Mrs Egghead. An impulse purchase that was the combined result of sifting through cheap kitsch in touristy beachside shops and a kind of crazed frivolity that comes with finally being on holiday. Maybe it was just a little too much sun, I don't know, but I thought these eggcups found in Phillip Island, Victoria were the most adorable little things ever and I instantly had to have them. And now I do.

The Penguin Parade was AMAZING, by the way.

posted under: Food, Home Décor, Tableware, Found Objects, storytelling

The Specialty Coffee Aesthetic | January 13, 2010

I'm really loving the current aesthetic trend in specialty coffee houses and roasteries in melbourne. A mix of factory and science lab. Stainless steel, wooden crates, army greens, amber jars... The juxtaposition of cold, clinical metals and warm, comforting woods. I swear, if not for an unavoidable caffeine aversion I would be hanging out at these places all the time.

Above: St Ali's Outpost at 9 Yarra St, South Yarra. Designed by Hecker Phelan Guthrie Interior Designers, whose impressive portfolio is definitely worth a perusal or two. I love everything they do! (Photos by Thom Rigney)

Below:  Market Lane Coffee in Shop 13 Prahran Market- 163 Commercial Road. Designed by Claire Larritt-Evans. Check out more pics of the project on her blog. I just love the attention to detail.

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posted under: Interiors, Melbourne Chic, Drink

Graphical Tights | January 12, 2010

Dress up your legs with these quirky little numbers. Les Queues de Sardines tights.

posted under: Fashion

Lorick Spring 2010 | January 11, 2010

Finally back after a lovely break. Happy New Year to all!

I'm loving all of Lorick's Spring 2010 collection with a spectrum ranging from sleek and sophisticated to cutesy, bright colours and patterned fabrics like these shown above.

Great to be back!

posted under: Fashion