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[ EVENTS ] SUMMER STORE - ALANA WILSON, ELISSA MCGOWAN, JESSICA GIBSON


SUMMER STORE

Ceramicist ALANA WILSON, along with Womenswear Designer ELISSA MCGOWAN and Visual Artist JESSICA GIBSON have come together to present, for a short time only, SUMMER STORE...

Summer Store will offer a selection of photographic prints, fashion and ceramics. The store explores the synergy across the work of Gibson, McGowan and Wilson; recurring elements of light, water and natural textures. Aligned with the beginning of the Australian Summer, Summer Store will be open December 1st - December 11th, 17 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney - SUMMER STORE


You'll find SUMMER STORE AT:

17 Oxford Street, Paddington | OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 11th

Friday - Wed: 9am to 6pm | Thursday: 9am to 9pm


PHOTOGRAPHY | VICTORIA ZSCHOMMLER

POST | Kara Town

[ EVENTS ] AN INTIMATE NIGHT OF DINING WITH BLURB BOOKS


Last week I was fortunate enough to sit down with Blurb as they hosted an intimate night of dining at the Penny Royal, located at the Palladian Hotel in downtown Seattle. If you aren't familiar with Blurb, it's probably a good idea to familiarise yourself - in short, they are a platform that makes self-publishing and marketing truly accessible and attainable to everyone. There is a true sense of innovation when a platform like Blurb empowers, supports and makes progression accessible to the creative, the artists or the maker; allowing them to take their craft to the next level within their means and independently. 

Currently Blurb is on the road '#blurbroadshow' promoting their platform and connecting with creatives in different communities. For their Seattle stop we were treated to an evening of lessons in pairings, plates + fine cocktails. It was enlightening learning about pairings and the importance of not only balance amongst the flavors of dish and drink, but also how each can enhance the other. Such a treat then to have all our learnings followed by plate after plate (and drink after drink!) to truly experience the coming together of all these flavor pairings for ourselves. 

A list of our pairings can be found below and my two favorites pictured above! 


N E G R O N I  

+ paired with beef tartar, fermented chili rhubarb sauce, black garlic and a quail egg. 

D A I Q U I R I

+ paired with roast foie, peach mustarda and toast.

T E Q U I L A  D A I S Y

+ paired with roast pork lion, grilled corn, new onion, squash blossom and goat cheese.

O L D  F A S H I O N E D  B O U R B O N  [ pictured above ]

+ paired with dry aged ribeye, roast carrot, cayenne vinaigrette, feta and hazelnut.  

O L D  F A S H I O N E D  R U M  [ pictured above ]

+ paired with roast apple, local Beechers' cheese and molasses caramel. 


HOST | Blurb @blurbbooks #blurbraodshow

WORDS + IMAGES | Sanam Miremadi [ ChloeTouran ]

DRINKS | Penny Royal 

BITES | Shaker + Spear 

[ EVENTS ] NEST TERRARIUM CLASS

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Our first ever pop-up was held this past December at Seattle's Land Management. I had the pleasure of kicking off the event by teaching a terrarium class to a handful of talented NW photographers. We focused on building and maintaining a healthy succulent|cacti garden, in our unlikely Seattle climate. 

I've always been quite content with rolling up my sleeves and getting lost in gardening or terrarium building. It was an entirely different experience teaching and observing, but just as rewarding. So inspiring to watch everyone's creativity extend past the camera lens and into the terrariums they were building. 

I prepped for the event by making each attendee their own hand made concrete and glass open terrarium. I also spent some time gathering some of my favorite succulent|cacti specimens from local nurseries.  

[ TERRARIUM BUILDING TIPS WHEN WORKING WITH SUCCULENTS|CACTI ]

  • Make sure to work with an open vessel. This will help prevent the build up of condensation and allow your cacti to dry.
  • Before adding soil to your vessel, make sure to start with a layer of rock that will act as drainage.
  • Gardening charcoal is key to keeping your little eco-system clean and healthy. The charcoal will act as a filter, either layer it over your drainage or mix into the soil. 
  • Cacti will remain much healthier when using succulent|cacti soil vs. potting soil. Your plants will get the nourishment they need from the soil and the added agents (sand|stone|pearlite) aid in pulling excess water away from your plants root structure.

 

WORDS | Sanam Miremadi [ ChloeTouran]

PHOTOGRAPHER | Kara Mercer