Mimco: Take to the road

This behind the scenes video from Mimco: Season 2, 2012 landed in my inbox over the weekend. Shot on location at the amazing Parker Palm Springs, I love the styling and choice of location. The preview collection 'When Pablo met Coco' is; 

Inspired by the thought of a meeting between Pablo Picasso and Coco Chanel, we imaginged a collection that comes about over lunch one day in Paris.

Australian cast including model Jessica Gomes, photographer James Geer and cinematographer Mandy Walker, with styling by Cathryn Wills, Mimco Creative and Commercial director.

Montreal Memories - Jean Paul Gaultier

One of the surprise highlights of our trip to Montreal was the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. I snapped only my favorite looks, but there was sooooo much to see from this amazing designer. Even the Mister was impressed!

[all images by Tea with Mary]


I pinned this some time ago, and there is something particluarly poignant about so many of these words at the moment.

I've just been to visit my family in Perth to celebrate the 30th birthday of a very special person to me, my sister. In two weeks I'm be headed to the US to explore the cities of Chicago, Quebec, Montreal, Boston & New York. I have just resigned from an 'OK' contract role to take an exiciting permanent position, which I start the day after my holiday...jetlag, please be kind!

2011 as a year has been very good to me so far, but I do at times feel like I've bloody well earnt this happiness. In short, it's a work in progress this life of mine. 


Weekend Wanderings

Today we took in 'Vienna' at NGV International - which was an amazingly diverse and inspiring exhibition. Follows of course by a quick coffee which stretched to a lovely lunch.

The Archibald Prize on tour at Tarra Warra

We went out to the Yarra Valley this morning and viewed the finalists and winner of this year's Archibald Prize.

Now in its 90th year, the Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. JF Archibald’s primary aims were to foster portraiture, support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians.

The winner, Ben Quilty's portrait of Margaret Olley.

And my favourite; Del Kathryn Barton's Mother [portrait of Cate] of Cate Blanchett & her sones.

[Images via the Art Gallery of NSW]

This is the story of a charming girl

this is the story of a charming girl
she laughs out loud, sings off key and believes in taking chances
she is quick and curious and playful and strong
she lets her imagination run away with her
she has never been one to stick to convention
she is fond of daydreams that take her places
she can order a cocktail in six different languages
she feels that understated is overrated

a film by kinga burza for kate spade new york

Contained Colour

Us Melbournites certainly need an injection of colour every now and then! I discovered this amazing project via the talented Virginia at Blue Fruit Design last week. It made me smile - both from the insane use of colour [in a good way :) ] and the clever use of shipping containers. I've seen shipping containers used for unique achitectural solutions before, but never like this. View more of the spectacular images over at Virginia's blog here.
Images & Credits via Blue Fruit Design:
Project: Decameron
Architecture Co-Author: Mariana Simas/ Oswaldo Pessano
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler/ Mariana Simas

Beci Orpin @ Harvest Workroom

From today, you can check out Beci's pop up residency at Harvest Workroom, opening hours are below;

Wed 22 - Friday 24 June, 12- 4
Sat 25 & Sun 26 June,closed (workshop participants only
Mon 27 June - Sun 3 July, 12 - 4 Everyday

Get down to 512 Lygon St, East Brunswick...I won't be able to bet there until next weekend, but I'm really looking forward to it :)

Apparently there are still a few spots left in the mobile making workshop on the weekend, more details here.

[images via Beci's Blog]

New York, I love you [already]

I've watched this more than a couple of times since I discovered it via the inspirational Galadarling.

I'll be visiting New York for the first time in just under a couple of months, and I CAN'T wait! More on the trip soon, we're still in planning...nothing like leaving it to the last minute huh?  :)