On Sunday I joined the Canon Collective for a walking tour of Vivid Sydney (the annual festival of lights)
The walking tour part camera workshop gave a unique perspective of the lights around the harbour -yes they light up the Opera House! on the tour you get to loan a Canon camera (you get to keep the memory card and print some photos)
Heres my favourite shot from the night ( yes a clever double exposure)
Here’s a few out takes from Holiday at Home / Away at Home taken when we stayed at Jonah’s at Whale Beach Located right on the cliff top in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We spent the night whilst shooting and it’s an awesome place to stay and to eat and yes you get to dine and wake up to that view! The location is amazing!
Sydney Indesign took over Sydney this past week and weekend were all the showrooms turned it on some showing brand new spaces, collections and collaborations, as well as a special showcase space called Galleria at Technology Park – here’s my highlights – so much design so little time!!
One of my most favourite Menswear labels Vanishing Elephant has finally opened it’s very first Sydney store and lets just say it was was the wait. The stores fit out by AKIN CREATIVE is simple and honest – a timber framework to showcase the clothes and accessories – you will find the mens and womans collections in store.
Home wares store I Like Birds in William Street Paddington is a cute and cosy store with an eclectic and fun mix of old and new – with a strong focus on the decorative. Owner Tamara has an eye for vintage finds (regularly scouring markets) mixed with new pieces creating a treasured layered look. MJG first met Tamara in her previous incarnation as a florist when he first moved to Sydney. Tamara first opened her store on William Street just over a 2 years ago and recently moved into a new space across the street for the improved window space – in which you will always find fun, eye catching displays. MJG loves to pop in and visit often – so be sure to pop in and take a look the store is constantly changing with new things all the time.
West Elm – finally opened their first Australian store this week in Bondi Junction – the long awaited, much anticipated arrival has finally come – Creative director and Aussie Vanessa Holden was on hand for a media preview and store tour – here is a little look inside…
West Elm at the Exchange Building 427 Oxford street Bondi Junction (opposite Westfield)
Make Me Iconic is a Melbourne based design company who creates home wares that brings to life some very iconic moments mainly from Melbourne – MJG is loving this cheeky cushion (its reversable)
The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney is well known, each city having its own personality and distinct charms MJG is fortunate to spend his time between these two great two cities.
Growing up in Melbourne where he also started his styling career before moving to Sydney and Bondi. It’s true they are two of the best cities in the world – which is better? MJG is calling this one a draw!