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July 25, 2013 0

warehouse conversion

This beautiful warehouse conversion features in the August Issue of Australian House & Garden. The architect on this job was Yuri Dillon from Liquid Blu in Newstead, Queensland.  The story was superbly styled by the style master extraordinaire herself, Kate Nixon.

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July 23, 2013 0

winter warmers

Just when you thought it was starting to warm up, BANG the cold snap hits again! In this month’s Real Living magazine you will find the perfect winter recipes created by the uber-talented Ali Irvine & styled beautifully by Erin Michael. Why don’t you give this Moroccan Lamb Shank recipe a try?

 

Morrocan Lamb Shanks

 

 

SLOW-COOKED MOROCCAN LAMB SHANKS

Ingredients

2 brown onions sliced

3 garlic cloves minced

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tbsp smoked paprika

400g tin tomatoes

1 tbsp sugar

2 bay leaves

1 sprig rosemary

2.5 cups beef stock

4 large or 8 small lamb shanks

800g sweet potato peeled and cut into wedges

2 x 400g tins chickpeas, drained & rinsed

handful chopped parsley & mint leaves

1/3 cup pistachios roughly chopped

 

1. Place onions, garlic, spices, tomatoes, sugar, bay leaves, rosemary, stock, slat & pepper in slow cooker, stir & combine.

2. place lamb shanks & sweet potato into liquid and gently stir together. Cover with lid and turn on low for 8 hours.

3. When lamb is cooked remove shanks from liquid and place on serving dishes.

4. Make sauce by blending half of the chickpeas & 2 ladles of liquid and a few wedges of sweet potato. Stir sauce through shanks with remaining chickpeas and some parsley and mint. Season to taste.

5. Spoon sauce over shanks and garnish with pistachios and remaining herbs.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 20, 2013 0

interior therapy by Brendan Wong

Sydney based interior designer Brendan Wong’s beautiful interior work appears in the current issue of Modern Home Volume 7, issue 7.  In the past couple of years I have photographed several of Brendan’s projects and this home below would have to be one of my favourites. I just love how Brendan brings a sense of  sophistication & calm to a room through his distinct choice of style and tonal palette. Brendan sources amazing one-off pieces for each job leaving his indelible trademark style. To see more of Brendan’s work visit http://brendanwong.com/

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July 17, 2013 0

Real Living August issue

Here are some pics from the August issue of Real Living which is on sale now. Beautifully styled by the lovely Lynsey Fryers.

Hope you like them!

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July 10, 2013 0

behind the scenes with stylist Vivien Walsh

I look forward to my shoots with Viv as we chat non-stop and laugh the entire time. Here are a couple of behind the scenes shots of a few stories we shot for The Knot, out now.

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Viv sourced some beautiful blooms for this shoot

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(below) me on the computer checking with live view that it all fits within the magazine page size- love my live view!

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as you can imagine there is a lot of packing and unpacking behind the scenes..the not so glamorous part of the job!

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Viv styling the cake story, it all came out rather well in the end!

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July 8, 2013 0

August House & Garden cover

In this month’s Australian House & Garden I luckily scored the cover which is of a beautiful home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. This story was styled by my dear friend Kate Nixon. This home was filled with the most amazing art photography by the likes of  Bill Henson & Stephen Dupont.

 

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May 1, 2013 0

Home Beautiful Magazine

In the May issue of Australian Home Beautiful check out Amanda Blair’s home. Amanda is co-founder of bespoke stationer’s Corban & Blair http://www.corbanblair.com.au/

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April 21, 2013 0

Brisbane Apartment

This Brisbane apartment in the current issue of Australian House & Garden, was shot last year with my dear friend and stylist Kate Nixon.
It was the only day of my trip up to “sunny” Queensland that it actually wasn’t sunny but rather grey skies and rain.
Kate and I were a tad worried about the weather and shooting small spaces can be tricky at the best of times. We were both grateful that the verandah was under cover otherwise we would of had to re-schedule due to the bad weather.
The homeowner Wendy had an amazing collection of hand bags and luggage- check out the Prada trunk under the coffee table. My personal favourite was her yellow Hermes shoulder bag. Wendy was so lovely she even made us home made brownies. So despite the inclement weather it didn’t turn out to badly. We even scored the cover- who’d a thought?

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March 3, 2013 0

British Homes & Gardens

Some pics of Lynda Kerry’s house you didn’t see in British Homes & Gardens….bathroom taps

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January 7, 2013 0

Queensland House

Sometimes I will shoot a house and it may not be published for a few months and in some cases up to a year later. This all depends on what other homes the magazine maybe running; how many houses they have on their books and what season they think the house would suit best. So this house in the January’13 issue of Australian House & Garden was actually shot over a year ago on one of my regular jaunts to sunny Queensland.
The location was idyllic and the house was beautifully designed. Stylist Kate Nixon played up the view with her splendiferous styling of the jetty. Magnificent!
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