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  1. Thanks Smooth. Yes, that’s the idea . . . don’t we all need a bit of inspiration.

    August 3, 2011
  2. Kate Delbridge #

    Hi Kate,

    I recently saw your house on Design Sponge (gorgeous by the way)
    I have that exact same sleepy hollow chair that you covered in felt and would like to get mine done.

    I also live in melbourne (above a shop, rather than behind one!) , would love to know where you got it done and approx how much it cost.


    Kate (yep me too)

    January 13, 2012
    • Hi Kate,
      Thanks. So nice to hear from you. Where did you find your sleepy hollow chair? Mine was an ebay find and covered in light beige fabric that had seen better days. The fabric is Divina 3 by Kvadrat. In terms of reupholstering, the guy I used was amazing, but now is really popular and become so expensive I don’t use him anymore myself. If you find someone, please let me know!
      Warm wishes,

      January 13, 2012
  3. Elisa Nutku #

    Morning Kate. Love your blog and many photos. Any ideas in Melb where I could find the lights or similar as shown in the collage of the Bali restaurant ? Am renovating on the Bellarine Penn and they would be perfect!

    March 20, 2012
    • kate #

      Hi Elisa, Thanks for the feedback. Those lights are amazing. The only ones I know of in Australia are Tom Dixon’s Beat Lights. The Australian supplier is, but they are expensive. WOuld love to see some snaps of your place when it is done. Always looking for inspiring places for my blog.

      March 21, 2012
  4. elisa #

    HI Kate. Thanks for your reply. Have located the TD lights and yes they are a fabulous price and not nearly as fab as those lights in Bali. The ones in Bali have texture to them and are a more organic looking thing. Not slick! Will let you know what I come up with.
    thanks again.

    March 27, 2012
    • kate #

      Hi Elisa, I agree the texture of the Balinese lights are lovely. I might try and see if I can import some. If you are interested I’ll let you know. Also, there is a shop called About Space in Gertrude St, Fitzroy who sell something similar to the TD lights but much cheaper.
      All the best

      March 29, 2012
  5. Salaam Malekoum,
    Just saw your post on Dar Kawa. Thank you !
    Indeed, Australia is far, far away from Marrakech… But we are happy to know you plan to come and visit us … One day.
    Sunny Regards,
    Valerie Barkowski

    April 2, 2012
  6. Lizzie #

    Hi Kate

    As a ex-Londoner, living in Sydney, I’ve been reading your recent posts with interest. I’m also a fellow coffee snob and very sad to hear that you’ve found it hard to find good coffee. My experience on moving to Sydney, was that coffee here on the whole is a little mellower (and weaker) than European’s prefer. It took me a long time for me to find a good maker (or my pallet to adjust). An (Australian) barista told me that he thought European’s made better filter based, and Aussies, milk, and I think that’s possibly true. And there’s also a lot to be said for the water, which changes everything (take it from the girl who still imports her PG tips!)

    For the real London thing, I’d suggest that you head to Columbia Road flower market on Sunday morning and queue for a coffee made by Gwilym Davies who has won awards for his work – in the yard out the back (the egg and bacon rolls next door are great too!) Portobello Road try The Coffee Plant, Covent Garden or in Borough Market try Monmouth Coffee (the filter machine is true European-style coffee) and in Primrose Hill or Hampstead, seek out Melrose and Morgan. In general, Monmouth or City are the best coffee bean brands.

    Anyway good luck with your search – and keep up the good pics – they are making me homesick! I hope you’re getting some good Clerkenwell Design Week fun too!


    May 23, 2012
    • kate #

      Hi Lizzie, Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your tips. I will make sure to check those places out. As I delve deeper into the London coffee culture I am finding a number of independent cafes who are dedicated to making great coffee. For me it isn’t just the strength but also depth of flavour. Does that sound just too *@#@#*(!! for words? I think you are definitely onto something when you talk about water too. My cafe in Melbourne is also constantly adjusting the grinder coarseness depending on the weather and humidity!
      Today I found this site which is full of information for the next time you visit perhaps . . .

      May 24, 2012
  7. Allie #

    i have been looking through your lovely home tour on design sponge. how did you frame the picture of your grandmother at hyde park? it looks like it’s a photo sleeve to me but where did you find one that size?? again… lovely, lovely home and i am happily enjoying your own site right now!

    April 30, 2013

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