Hepburn on Life

I decided, very early on just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, Yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without me ever seeking it.
- Audrey Hepburn

Chelsea Baby Club 1937

(1937) A baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high-rise apartment block window. These cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who had no gardens.

Embracing Rain…

Whether it cleanses your soul, or just plain annoys you, rain is here to stay it seems, always has been, and there’s not much we can do about it.

Personally I love the rain, I’m about ten thousand times more productive when it’s cold and miserable outside, and I’ve learnt of late to embrace rain by donning a rain jacket, and surrendering to the fact that I will very possibly arrive home sodden wet and shivering, but isn’t that what hot showers are for?

I’ve been walking my dog along the beach of late, even when it’s pelting down. It’s something I’ve actually grown to like, a deserted wild beach all to myself, crazed crashing waves, dark skies and a feeling of freedom, even self-importance in being the only brave one to venture out in such conditions. My dog doesn’t agree with my newfound approval of rain.  He tries to shelter himself as close as possible to my legs but I’m sure he’ll get over it.

This post is dedicated to the beauty of rain, and the feelings it evokes in us, let that be joy or frustration.
You are missing from me...

The French Connection

The French Connection is an exclusive one-off designer piece featuring:

  • Vintage equestrian buckle circa 1930.
  • Antique newspaper.
  • Antique ornate brass crucifix from Rome, circa 1950’s.
  • Old furniture cabinet key from France.
  • Cowry Shell from East Timor.
  • Vintage lace cutting from England.
  • Knotted, plaited and waxed cotton with brass beading.

Skate Boarding

I live in a small and breathtakingly beautiful beachside town on the far east coast of Australia. It is famous for its pristine surf beaches, alternative lifestyle and the bohemian gypsies who flocked to the area in the 1970s and never left.

Every evening at sunset, local skaters gather at the beachfront car park where hippies beat at drums to call out the closing of another day in paradise. Tourists gather to watch the sun setting over the distant mountains, and skaters of all ages, who have devised their own unspoken dusk ritual of sharing the car park with the coming and going of holiday makers, and locals in cars as constant as the waves that crash on the shoreline.

Continue Reading →

For the Lovers of Rock

Our latest Rock n Roll inspired pieces feature wrapped and knotted leather, skull beads intricately hand carved from buffalo horn, antique pectoral crucifixes from 1930′s France,  layers of chain and old Indian coin pendants from Nepal.

Each necklace is an exclusive one-off piece guaranteed never to be repeated.

Gypsy Spirit

Introducing our gorgeous new 'Gypsy Spirit' boho cowry shell bracelet featuring old coins and bell pendants from India - AUD $89.