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Meet Mrs Peterson

Mrs Peterson Pottery is a Blue Mountains based business that create some very divine pieces.

A stunning range of hand-made porcelain jewellery and homewares that have me smitten with their charming irregularities, wonky forms and cute impressions. I really am a sucker for anything that shows the mark of the maker and the process it is created with!

Tell me I’m not alone, aren’t they just beautiful?

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Flower Power

Just thought I’d share with you this adorable flower-pot lamp I just brought for my daughter for her 3rd birthday. Pretty sure they are the cutest night lights I’ve ever seen for a girl!

Available wholesale through Missi Missi, the lamp arrives as a flat pack. The flower and pot are made from polypropylene which is thin sheets of strong plastic. I found the lamp pretty easy to assemble, the sheets fold and clip into each other to form the shape of the flower, sometimes this required a little patience and gentle persuasion though! I may have sworn a couple of times ;) But it was totally worth it!

Once assembled, the lamp requires a small bulb (E14 25W) and will emit a soft glow perfect for reading bedtime stories! Do you love them too?

 

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La Lune

Last night was a little bit fun, I went to see La Lune: Energy Producing Art at Long Reef!

It is a great free art initiative by Warringah council in conjunction with the Environmental Research Initiative for Art, College of Fine Arts, and University of New South Wales located along a beautiful seaside walk on Long Reef Headland in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The event is curated by Allan Giddy and features light sculptures by local and international artists in response the surrounding environment.

“La Lune further explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Allan Giddy.

It is a great event for the whole family, the trail walk is 2km so if you are bringing little ones pack the pram so you can easily traverse the full event. The event runs from 5pm to 9pm each night until May 18. We arrived at 5pm and getting to watch the full moon rise was pretty spectacular, I only wish I remembered to bring my SLR to capture it properly for you! So please excuse the iPhone pics…

 

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“La Lunefurther explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Mr Giddy. – See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/38521BA1918B11049DA62BF56E72400E80C28478?4105xxx1395659167#sthash.S0CQM4wR.dpuf
“La Lunefurther explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Mr Giddy. – See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/38521BA1918B11049DA62BF56E72400E80C28478?4105xxx1395659167#sthash.S0CQM4wR.dpuf
“La Lunefurther explores the idea of energy in art, expanding from purely solar, to energy as it is incident on site in any form. Our fantastic venue on the northern beaches is heavily impacted by energy systems, specifically tidal, solar and wind. Most of the artworks installed physically produce energy, and in these small energy systems the balance of production and load is crucial. In many ways they mirror larger scale energy production in our society, in individual homes, urban centres and countries, as all can be considered closed systems of production and load,” said Mr Giddy. – See more at: http://www.noodls.com/view/38521BA1918B11049DA62BF56E72400E80C28478?4105xxx1395659167#sthash.S0CQM4wR.dpuf

Glitter and Vegas

Obsessing over these amazing artworks by Johnny Niesche shown recently at Minerva, Sydney as part of his ‘Vegas Can Be’ exhibition.

Jonny Niesche is an Australian painter who studied at Sydney College of the Arts, completing his BVA in 2008. This body of work is a crazy mix of minimalism with kitsch elements, it is crafty yet so refined.

Believe it or not, the paintings I have featured below are actually made from graduating layers of glitter! Their surface sparkles and shimmers attracting the viewer like a bower bird, while mesmerizing them by creating an optical illusion. I am also digging that neon edging, the combination of the two is all so Vegas in the most spectacular kind of way!

 

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Clever Storage

Clever design pieces are always a winner here at Hermit and the latest one to take our fancy are these Nordic style circular draws.

The Bellantonio Rotating draws are handcrafted in Italy from bent sections of beech wood. The creamy natural wood tone is perfect for achieving that Scandi look in your home and will complement most existing colour schemes.

The draws are divided into five rotating sections with a larger bottom draw which conceals hidden castor wheels so the piece can be easily moved when needed. It is a elegantly minimal design which has been beautifully crafted and will smartly hide away a multitude of things in your bathroom or bedroom.

The Bellantonio Rotating draws are available in Australia through Plyroom and retail for $1,020.00

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Marbled Ceramics

Another recent discovery is the work of ceramicist Helen Levi.

Hailing from Brooklyn New York, Helen’s work has a fresh approach to this very traditional art. She has a sense of playfulness with the materials which allows her to create pieces which are unique and interesting, ranging from the quirky to lovely combinations of textures and colours. I am especially in love with her marbled collection featured below with its rustic, raw appeal and unpredictable patterns. So pretty.

Other than making functional objects, Helen plans to stem further into sculptural work, creating on a larger scale and having a little more creative freedom from the practical. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!!

If you are interested in purchasing some of her beautiful pieces you can do so via her web store.

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