Smooch this

October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

After delightfully receiving my November party issue of Gourmet Traveller magazine, I stumbled across a lovely little write up on Canberra-based silversmith, Alison Jackson. Her Smooch Bowls are just the sweetest; snuggled up close to each other, the bowls have a rounded base and are made from sterling silver with oxidised finishes. With an online shop to boot, hop to and browse through her extensive hollowware homeware collection.

Smooch Bowl

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The Jewellery Broker

January 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Launching… The Jewellery Broker!

After 10 years working for major jewellery houses such as Bulgari and Fairfax & Roberts, and working behind the scenes bringing extraordinary masterpieces to life, Ruggero Pirrotta has launched The Jewellery Broker – a shopfront-free service which brings the jewellery designing and manufacturing process direct to the customer. Catering to the luxury bespoke market, The Jewellery Broker sources diamonds from the same diamond dealers that supply the world’s biggest jewellery houses, then works with the client on creating custom-made, handcrafted jewellery pieces. Creating everything from engagement rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces with conflict free diamonds sourced from Belgium, Canada, India, Africa and Australia, The Jewellery Broker is the go-between for discerning customers who want to be involved in the creation process from start to finish. While based in Sydney, The Jewellery Broker works with clients around Australia and offers a Skype service when needed. For more information or to get in touch with the master, Ruggero, head to or call 0459 100 055.

Ruggero Pirrotta

Featherstone PR goes live

June 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

Very pleased to let you know my Featherstone PR website is now up and running, thanks to the amazingly talented Katie Sorrenson, Featherstone’s resident graphic designer. If you’re after PR representation and operate within the design and lifestyle realm, please do get in touch.


Totes Amazeballs

June 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

For the Australian locals, check out today’s fabulous Sunday Style magazine. Aside from the smokin’ hot cover, flick to the beauty pages and see Christopher Hanlon’s foray into “Australia’s biggest glossy”. His Papaya + Truffle creme really is, TOTES AMAZEBALLS!

Christopher Hanlon, The Strand Arcade, Level 2, 193 Pitt Street Mall, Sydney NSW Australia

sundaystyle - cover


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The Fash Pack

June 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

Now I’m no ace of spades when it comes to playing cards, but I reckon I could shape up if I had this fashionable pack of cards to play with. From the minimalist specialist Joe Doucet, the ‘Iota’ set of cards are sleek, super fine and would make the chicest of side table accessory.




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Shop up a storm @ Story North

February 9, 2013 § 2 Comments

I stumbled across this great site which is a market place for all things Nordic and cool and the best part? All of it is available for purchase and can be shipped to Australia. The brainchild of Samantha Ósk Denidóttir, an interior designer and founder of design blog LoveNordic Story North stocks products from Scandinavian and European designers and their mantra? Only sell pieces which stand the test of time. Love. Stocking everything from furniture to accessories and baby gifts, and with brands such as Muuto, By Nord Copenhagen, iittala, Pia Wallen, Vitra and Marie Laanga, Story North could well become an addiction. My loves? The Miffy lamp and the Eames Elephant by Vitra. Oh, and love the Moose head tea towel.

Story North,




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My friend Chris

January 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

For those that know the true essence of beautiful skincare, if you haven’t heard of Christopher Hanlon before I dare say you’ve been living under a rock (although he likes to fly under the radar, so we’ll let it slide). Chris has been operating on the top floor of the Strand Arcade in Sydney just next to Alex Perry for I don’t know…maybe 5 years, and has been quietly making a mega name for himself as the man of skincare. Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue are fans, so are the skincare buyers of premium department stores in Hong Kong and the Middle East – to name a few. As the first true pioneer to tap into the world of men’s skincare, Chris is a force to be reckoned with. If you haven’t ventured past the second floor of the Strand, do yourself a favour and pop into Chris’s boutique skincare abode. You won’t leave disappointed.

Christopher Hanlon, The Strand Arcade Sydney, Boutique 110, Lv 2, 193 Pitt St Mall Sydney.



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