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One of my favourite things about Instagram; aside from my besties whom I have never met in LA and mind-blowing daily access to my homeland [India] via creative contemporaries – is that I get to experience design from countries that I may never visit. This is sad but also makes me feel very grateful for progress.
Over the weekend I was gripped by the Instagram feed of design-guru and inspiration Amanda Talbot and her visit to the Australian Interiors Fair Life Instyle, it was so refreshing to see new brands and products that we dont have any access to here in the UK.
Previously Associate Editor for Elle Decoration and Homes Editor for Living Etc in the UK, Amanda now lives on much warmer shores in Sydney, Australia where she works as a freelance writer and trend forecaster. Amanda has very recently published her first book Re-Think The Way You Live, which is a tome of beautifully photographed homes from across the world and explores reuse, recycling and reappropriation in our homes, showing how people are re-assessing their lifestyle and ideals with a fresh vision of living.
Amanda very kindly allowed me to share her pictures from the Life InStyle show with you.
Amanda said of the Australian design scene, “In the short time I have been here, Aussie design is going through a little awakening. It’s as if designers and crafters have gained confidence and instead of looking overseas always for inspiration they are beginning to look in their own backyard. This is giving the Australian design scene a unique look and feel to it.
I think us Aussies use to cringe about our culture and aesthetics an suddenly we are binging on it. Well something like that.” : )
You can follow Amanda on Instagram here.
I love these re-purposed lamps from textile brand Walter G made using vintage Indian water flasks and shades covered in their lovely textiles.
A lovely display of objects from lifestyle brand Have You Met Miss Jones which specialises in unusual white bone china objects.
Tableware made from biodegradable bamboo powder by Pipduck Australia
Brass Nelson + Co mirror
Very cute Baggu purses at the Vincent2 stall.
Great piping designs on these Bonnie and Neil cushions.
Stool from Nelson + Co
Bonnie and Neil collaboration with Robert Gordon – these are now available at Anthropologie UK
Pillowcases by Cote Provence
Clay buttons from Cloth Fabric
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org