When we were in Bali to catch some much needed sun and sea, we managed to sneak in a visit to Indonesian ceramic artist Sekar Puti's quaint studio and caught up with her over some delicious Balinese coffee and instagram-worthy views.
If you are an 80s or even 90s kid, there's a high chance you will remember seeing little community gardens popping up in certain housing estates. Interestingly, these gardens were usually locked and I remember not being allowed to enter these exclusive gardens even when it was unlocked! We had to resort to peering through the metal gates.
With our Australian trip filled to the brim with all things ceramics such as meeting potters and buying products, a trip to the Daylesford Sunday Market was a much-needed veer from our agenda. Unlike the previous two markets that we wrote about (Emu Plains Market and Rose Street Artists' Market), we actually did not know about this market nor had the intention of even dropping by!
Psst, we are about to show you Melbourne's worst kept secret.. the Rose Street Artists' Market! Have we already mentioned that it's our favourite market in Melbourne?
This is our second time here - the first being in the summer of 2015 when we first bumped intoAmelia Kingston! We recalled very distinctly that there was a major heatwave then and it was so sweltering hot(yes, hotter than Singapore!).
I think it's safe to say that most of you would know Australian maker Kelly Murphy by now. But if you've been hibernating and still don't, she is the maker behind the tableware line that has crazy yet aesthetically-pleasing colour combinations - way different from your usual plates and bowls! Check out her tableware collectionhere!