December 20, 2011

Crisis in the Congo

I have started to watch documentaries whilst in the studio on many topics i have been wanting to learn more about. One of which is the CONGO. I have flipped over articles briefly without really gaining a full understanding of what is going on there - this documentary is quite insightful into the conflict and to the reasons why not much is being done to help the people...

Be warned, you have to be in the mood for this - however, education on this region of Africa should shared...

December 16, 2011

tUnE-yArDs - Bizness

Everyone just seems like they are having fun in this video...

December 14, 2011

The tallest man on earth

I may have listened to this song countless times on my travels - but it is one of my favourites, thought i'd share...

December 3, 2011

Its all goo-goo-ga to me!

Once you hit your 30's - gone are the days of catching up with your girlfriends over boozy wines. Now, it is over cupcakes, glitter and fairy costumes.

Recently, I have returned to Brisbane, and have begun the catch up of babies. I thought i would get some puff paint and give them a little tree drawing of their own x

November 11, 2011

Rökkurró - Sólin mun skína

I recently spent 10 days in Iceland and 1 of them spent in a little grungy music store in Reykjavik. After explaining my folk-indie-tranquil musical taste, the guy suggested I listen to this band - Rokkurra. I have no idea what they are singing about, but this video really does showcase their beautiful talent and the landscape of Iceland. Just beautiful...

I am breathless just watching...

Not sure if i think this guy is either crazy or brave but he is definitely talented...

October 23, 2011

Getting Lost in Austria...

2 nights in a tiny town called Gruenau, and my habbit of wondering off lead me to beautiful forest just west of my accommodation.
3 days later and i'm en route to Italy, and the morning fog created an this image...

Cinque Terre

At the end of every season for the past 3 years, my path, unknown to me, leads me to Italy. This year, i stayed 3 nights in Riomaggiorre where I got lost in vineyards and the coastal towns of Cinque Terre. This image captured the moment i arrived in the last town, Monterosso...

May 3, 2011

History documented...

Recently I have come across the work of Albert Khan and have been both moved and inspired. Not a photographer himself, but a financier in the early 1900s, who funded photographers to travel the globe documenting the diversity of human existence. His aim was to promote understanding and peace by documenting varying cultures.

The BBC have put together a documentary showcasing his works alongside an insightful commentary of the Balkan Wars 8 October 1912 – 18 July 1913.

Here are links to the 3 parts which can be watched via you tube.

...and if you get really hooked on his photography, like i have.

You can see his work at the museum in Paris.
Albert Kahn, museum and gardens
10-14, rue du Port
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

April 25, 2011

The most important commission of all...

My brother's wedding bands...
Made from 18ct Pd White Gold for Theo and Elsa's wedding on 16th March 2011.
Photo by Michael Comninus

April 19, 2011

Words to be inspired by...

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

— Maya Angelou

April 18, 2011

A quote to live by...

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

— Maya Angelou

April 4, 2011

Elvie's Charm

Two of my favourite clients have found me again to commission a charm for their daughter's first birthday.

The petals at the front slide across to reveal Elvie's name.
HAPPY 1st Birthday Elvie x

March 29, 2011

Tweety's Ios Heart...

Recently a friend I met in Greece, lets call him 'Tweety', sent me a little parcel in the mail to do with what i like. It was a pebble in the shape of heart which he found on the Greek island of Ios during his summer of 2010. Found amongst the abundance of rocks on greek beaches, this was special because of its shape and the moment of discovery was shared with someone special he also found on the beaches of Ios.

Tweety's Ios Heart...

February 15, 2011

New Jewellery works available online...

New Encha works are now available via my online store

January 22, 2011


Dear friend Monique Germon has launched her new online store, entitled STORY: a tale in 2 parts.

In her words...
S T O R Y is the curation of ideas through product, word & the exploration of a new kind of narrative.

We take pleasure in exhibiting the work of individuals who make a significant contribution through the production of exceptional art & design.

We also take great pleasure in exhibiting the brands of like-minded others that produce items that transcend conventional market standards.

S T O R Y reveres authenticity above all & pays homage to this as a style unto itself. In other words, were born rural and remain so.

Most importantly, we honour the act of storytelling as an art form.

You will find some of my work in the jewellery category!