Tag Archives: Sydney

life lately / august 2014

Walking around a new neighbourhood on my lunch break (Ashby). Creeping on people’s backyards and taking shots for my own garden inspiration and planning. Writing lots of notes. Taking a Lynda.com class on Access 2003. Watching Planty LaRue grow in millimetres. Mondays … Continue reading

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my new job! at Horizon Achievement Centre

So I can finally! tell you all! about this new job! Can you tell I’m excited? Yeah. Just a little bit. I’ll lay off the exclamation points from here on out, I promise. Especially since I think I used my … Continue reading

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“Green With Envy” Family Hair Salon

It feels a bit like cheating on my longtime hairdresser to see another one, but I really wanted to check out this new business in Sydney! I had met Ann and Chris, the proprietors, at the Women in Business dinner … Continue reading

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local design, part 1

Last week I had to be in downtown Sydney for an appointment and I was early. So I took a walk around. As I’ve mentioned before, when you’re a designer and studying it every day, and focussed on it so … Continue reading

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Q+A: Angelo Spinazzola

 I’ve known Angelo for over ten years now, ever since I used to work for Deanie Cox when she ran her shop “Shape Shift” in North River. My best friends Will and Claire and my brother Mat worked for Angelo … Continue reading

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“this did not start off fancy” – Growing the Creative Economy

So as I’ve said, NSCC (the school I attend) graciously paid for myself and my fellow Graphic Design students to attend a conference last week. Brilliant move on their part. As it was for anyone who attended the conference, really: … Continue reading

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Let’s go beyond buzzwords!

Let’s go beyond buzzwords to the real stuff of life. To food, to happiness, to being able to make a freaking honest living here on the island we love. OK, you say, that’s a dream, but how do you get there? … Continue reading

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