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Interior | Aria Penthouse Swanbourne

Getting to shoot with great stylists is an absolute pleasure. Kristie Castagna of Elements at Home is one such stylist. Back in late 2017 Kristie and I decided to combine our service offering of styling and photography to capture the interiors of some beautiful and unique Perth homes. It’s a personal collaboration that provides us the freedom to style and shoot to our own creative agendas and to bring beautiful interiors to a wider audience.

This striking light filled Aria Swanbourne luxury penthouse apartment was designed by Hillam Architects. You can read all about it & a little Q&A with the home owner over at Kristie’s blog Elements on Tour.

Shoot Styling | Kristie Castagna All images | Denise Rix

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Travel | Nusa Lembongan Island

The island of Nusa Lembongan is a quick 30 minute ferry ride off the coast of Bali. It’s a small island, much quieter and definitely more relaxed than it’s bigger Bali brother.

Picture perfect and an amazing place to take a family holiday. We had the pleasure of spending a blissful week here towards the end of 2018. A week which proved too short to take in all that Lembongan & the surrounding islands of Penida and Ceningan have to offer. Which can only mean one thing - we’ll be back!

A selection of Nusa Lembongan images are available to purchase from The Print Store.

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Lembongan provides plenty of activities for all ages, making it a top spot for family time. Boosting world class surfbreaks a short paddle from the shore or a quick boat ride away - beginners to advanced are covered. Hire a boat with a guide for the day and explore the many stunning snorkeling & diving sites. They are spectacular.

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No tropical holiday is complete for me without a slice of good old rustic island charm and Lembongan doesn’t disappoint. The stone walls, thatched roofs, bamboo screening & lush tropical plantings are a reminder that keeping it simple and using what you have at your disposal wins everytime.

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Personally, I don’t think there can ever be enough Strelitzia or Bougainvillea to go around.

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Several images from this trip are available to purchase through my online print store. If there is a particular image that you are interested in that is not online, feel free to get in touch.


Lifestyle | Pottery in a barn

 

Happs Pottery in Dunsborough, Western Australia, established in 1978, houses an extensive and impressive ceramics gallery & workshop. Their long held pottery tradition continues to produce beautiful works on a regular basis, with talented potters in residence at the workshop throughout the year - at the ready to share their knowledge, passion and know-how with visitors eager to witness how humble clay becomes sought after ceramic.

On a blustery spring day in September, we were lucky enough to jag a few minutes with master potter, Gary Hambleton. With 40+ years experience at throwing pots, Gary was only too happy to give us a little first hand tour of the workshop and a quick Pottery 101 between spins.

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