Beci Orpin – Sunshine Spaces

My Buddy Beci Orpin is the Queen of craft and has released a fourth book with Hardie Grant Books ( go girl!)

Sunshine Spaces its about bringing a little of the outdoors into your home. Inspired by the colour and beauty of nature, Beci shares her ideas and guides you step-by-step through fun projects for indoors, outdoors, party and play.

No surprise Im loving the cute dog house project below for you know who!

Featuring some of Beci’s favourite materials, including wood, fabric, plants and recycled objects, Sunshine Spaces will tell you everything you need to know about bringing the sunshine into your life and home.

in all awesome book stores now!

Photos Chris Middleton

holiday at home out now!

Today is the day Holiday at Home, my second book with Hardie Grant photographed by my good friend Lauren Bamford is out, it is officially available for sale online and in all good book stores today! don’t forget to share your snaps #MJGholidayathome

We had a really great time shooting/making this book here are just a few of my favourite pages hope you enjoy!


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These pics thanks to Grace Cassio


sydney media/vip launch holiday at home

Thanks to everyone who can to the Sydney Media/VIP launch for Holiday at Home, Thanks to Koskela for hosting, Capi for the awesome drinks, Magnum for the limited edition Silver(salted caramel) ice creams  and La Tessa Photograghy for all the photos, it was a great night and I feel very lucky thanks for the support!



sydney writers festival green room

I was asked by my publisher Hardie Grant to decorate the Green Room for the writers and presenters of the Sydney Writers Festival

Thanks to Bludot Australia and Freedom I was able to create a cool space for the Writers to relax in between their presentations.

photo copy 2Get the Look

Everything you see is available in store or online

Bucket Chair in Lido Teal Freedom

Spoke side tables Freedom

Sprout Side Table Coffee Table and Dining Table Bludot Australia

Clyde Sofa Bludot Australia

Hot Mesh Chairs Bludot Australia

Drum Coffee Table Freedom

Signature Modular Sofa in Napa Cement Freedom

Perimeter Floor Lamp Bludot Australia

Henderson Bookcase Freedom



book 2

I am so excited that I can finally reveal the cover and title of my second book with Hardie Grant Books a collaboration with photographer Lauren Bamford

We have sent the book to Print after my dream team and I have been working really hard and I can’t wait to share this book with you!

Set for worldwide release this September book 2 Holiday at Home and Away at Home ( Rizzoli USA) will be all about creating relaxed spaces of your own.

Pre- order signed copies from Booktopia






gelato messina the recipes book

Gelato Messina is something of a phenomenon – Let’s be honest they make some pretty damn good gelato in some fun and unexpected flavours ummm pavlova anyone! ( to name but one) and most of us have queued for the privilege. So they have just released a book with Hardie Grant sharing the secrets to their recipes, including basic recipes, tips and step by step instructions on how to make gelato like a professional at home.

Available now online and in book stores through Hardie Grants Books

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