Sunday, April 06, 2014

instagram inspirations

since i have been more on instagram than blog nowadays thought i'll share with you few of my fave instagramers for styling, interior and general photography awesomeness (not in particular order):

cindy chen // melbourne, australia // @mrpaddingtonbear

emily // tucson, az, usa // @yesterdayssweetheart

alice gao // new york city, usa // @alice_gao

they make me want to revamp both my wardrobe and my house! who's your fave on instagram?

Saturday, March 15, 2014


it's here, it's finally here! jo and i have come a long way and finally put together a new portfolio site that we're proud of! if you have any creative ideas, any questions, anything at all - we're keen to see opportunities on how we could collaborate with you :) 

come and visit us at
or keep in touch on facebook

hope you are all well!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

the WANDERLOVE collective

a friend of mine launched this site late last year, pretty place to combine your love for travels and creativity. as quoted from their site:

"the WANDERLOVE collective is an online resource for travel-loving kindred souls in the creative industry, made with love, by an artistic travel nut.

Thus the aim of the WANDERLOVE collective is to encourage open dialogue between creative nomads, and push our artistic boundaries beyond our own wildest expectations."

visit their site here or participate and submit what you've got here

Monday, January 20, 2014

walter mitty

i started this year with an inspirational, feel-good, warm-hearted movie: walter mitty

have you seen this movie? what did you think?

thank you for those of you who left me comments on my previous post, i am surprised (good surprise!) that you stick around and i really appreciate it. at times i feel uninspired to post anything at all but other times i miss it. hopefully i have some more interesting things to share with you here this year?

stay cool.

all photos from walter mitty movie's instagram.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

happy 2014!

i'm starting of the productivity of the year by downloading new desktop wallpaper. they have a pretty good selection over design love fest, one of my fave design blogs, and you can download for free! 

a few good links:

unravelling the year ahead by susannah conway (via much love anna)

join january cure by apartment therapy. i've done this last year and it's on my current to-do-list too.

quoted from tarde o temprano, "this is the year of getting shit done.

hope your 2014 is off to a good start!

Friday, December 27, 2013

black / white

just posting a few last shots from sydney awesomeness earlier this year. 

daphne on her vintage floral hat and dress at the fifties fair 2013.

reflection pool
reflection pool, auburn botanic gardens. one of the places in sydney that i think is a bit underrated. they're good as is but a bit of love and little maintenance to upgrade would be even better for them.

japanese garden
japanese garden, auburn botanic gardens. note to self: should visit this place again next time during cherry blossom season.

the duck
the giant rubber ducky from sydney festival earlier this year. way overdue photo post.

how are you enjoying your break so far? i ate way too much and start to worry about my weight. heck it's still holiday so let's worry about that next year shall we! i'll leave you with this post how to keep the spirit of christmas all year long and see you in 2014 :)

camera: ricoh 35 EFS / film: lucky 100

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

tis a season to be jolly

i just want to wish you all a merry merry christmas!

i have not been here much but i am still here so i hope you do stick around, i'm just more active on instagram these days :)

happy holidays, enjoy your break with loved ones x

photo from kinfolk

Sunday, December 01, 2013

just a minute in december

♥ reading... darling magazine

♥ visiting... etsy christmas pop-up in sydney cbd

♥ drinking... kopparberg swedish cider, i tried elderflower & lime cider flavour, it's yum!

♥ listening... half/half playlist at spotify, we have a whole lot of music added at

♥ questioning... where is my blog spark these days. but looks like i'm not alone here. jennifer also asked to blog or not to blog, adeline posted blogging seems to be a dying art which could be a good forum discussion, amanda is moving on to the next chapter. doodle by the notebook doodles above sums it up? 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

the planthunter

need something new to read? a new cool online magazine about life with plants has been born: the planthunter. their very first issue 1 is out with the theme death. congrats on the launch georgina!

Friday, November 08, 2013

lombok in black and white

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

finally developed my first black and white lucky 100 film from lombok trip. these are mix photos from pasir pink in east lombok as well as snorkelling boat trip at gili trawangan, gili meno and gili air earlier this year. posting this brings back the smell of the ocean, that tropical heat and humidity, the clear water and the fish, the yummy food and the friendly locals. 

you might have noticed i post less here? find me elsewhere: i'm around on instagram more these days, my account is @lauratj. it just seems a lot easier and mobile whereas i have to sit down in front of my computer to blog. also trying to keep up and be more active on half/half projects. hope to see you there!

camera: ricoh 35 EFS / film: lucky 100