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Print Shop Update

©Kara Rosenlund Hello There! Sorry about the lapse in blog posts I actually locked myself out of my blog admin page and couldn’t remember the password…worse than being locked out of home,  eeeek, modern times, modern times…. Anyway, thought I would share some of my new prints with you; I’ve updated a few more on the shop with some new work from my recent travels around Australia. My favourites are the Brumby in the bottom right and the Ghost Gums in the middle left! We are still shipping all over the world in time for Christmas, though will be cutting off international postage soon. There is also a little shipping special over on the shop too. Talking about brumbies – I found myself watching the film ‘The Man From Snowy River’ last night, ahhh, if you haven’t seen it in a while you should revisit it…. so beautiful! K x  

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Kitchen Special – Inside Out Magazine

Giddy Up! Our ‘Wild Horses’ print is featured in this month’s October issue of Inside Out Magazine…… also featured is our kitchen here are home – with handy tips on how you can achieve my look…. fancy fancy! Here is the link to the print shop with the ‘Wild Horses’ – Christmas is coming… Giddy Up, wink wink, nudge, nudge. K x

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Sydney Vignette Classes

©Kara Rosenlund Just thought I would give all you Sydney Siders a heads up to let you know that I will be in town next month for my Vignette Class with Megan Morton’s The School. There are two classes on Saturday the 4th of October – a morning and an afternoon. The morning class has already sold out, so if you would like to come along to the afternoon class than you better hop on board quick sticks! I take you through my own personally methodology when it comes to creating and building vignettes! It is truly such a fun way to spend 3 hours. Morning session is from 10am til 12.30pm and the afternoon session is from 2pm til 4.30pm. $120 a head. Visit The School for all booking details. K x  

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Hamilton Island – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

©Kara Rosenlund I’m very lucky that I’m invited to work on Hamilton Island regularly; last week I was invited up to capture all the excitement, glamorous events and anticipation of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – an annual week long regatta where yachties, spectators and racegoers from all around the globe embark on Hamilton Island to race and soak up the atmosphere…. whenever I pack my bags I always know I’m in for such a great time up on the island….    … when I fly I always pack a bit of work to do on the plane, however when I fly to Hamilton Island I never do this too many distractions out the window… I can always guarantee that somehow a bubbling conversation is always ignited with the stranger next to me….the flights are always filled with such great atmosphere….I think it’s because it’s a really easy destination to get to and who doesn’t love palm trees, sunshine and the fragrance of coconut oil…   … Coming in over the islands…. the colour of the water gives me goosebumps every time…. …. I hit the ground running, checking into The Beach Club, a quick glance out to the swimming pool, ohmy,  see you soon pool…. quick outfit change and I then made my way to the first of many luxe events to cover for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week….   … First up was the Charles Heidsieck / Mr Porter Champagne Lunch, a three course menu by qualia’s executive chef Alastair Waddell in the Long Pavilion of qualia overlooking the perfect blue waters of the ocean and taking in the balmy Queensland sunshine….   … The place cards – I squealed with delight to the see this little anchor, it was designed by my friend – artist James Gordon… clever man Jimmy! … The soiree then moved from The Long Pavilion down to qualia’s Pebble Beach for a more relaxed pool party afternoon vibe…. ….Yes, if I was stranded on an island I too would want to have my travel trunk full of Charles Heidsieck, the finest champagne in the world with me….   …. This is Jimmy Niggles… I met him at lunch; he has been growing his beard for four years in a pursuit to raise awareness and conversation for having regular skin checkups. This all came about when Jimmy lost a dear friend of his to melanoma, so long story short Jimmy has taken it upon himself to spread the word to have regular skin check ups through his ‘conversation starter’ of a beard it worked for me, I started a chat with him based on his beard….. this is his website too – beard or no beard, I think what Jimmy is doing is pure good – what a dude!   …. Ah, the beautiful folk having a grand time…. …. Then as the sun went down the party kept rolling loooong into the evening…. …. Come day break my room was bathed in glorious morning golden light…… … Took my new nautical espadrilles out for a spin….have to fit in you know, ‘When in Rome…..’   …. The extremely comfortable room at The Beach Club….. also known as home for the next three days….   …. Accompanied by the best croissants this side of Paris…… … After breakfast I decided to head down to the marina to have a look around and see what was kicking down there…. it was here I ran into my soon to be new friend Ian – a yachtie… I was chatting to Ian and I said how I really wanted to get out onto a boat to shoot things from a different perspective… Ian said, ‘Well, Kara – Can you swim?’ – me – ‘Yes’…… Ian – ‘Do you get seasick?’…… um….. silence…me – ‘uh.. No, never’ ….. I lied, I soooo lied, I get sea sick on a pontoon let alone a boat. Ian – ‘Well, I have a boat, why don’t you come out with us?’….. me – ‘Great…..great… what are the chances’…. …. ah the kindness of strangers, so this was me for the next few hours….. aboard the stunning Mista Gybe….hoping that in fact that maybe my seasickness had just always been in my head….   … Before we set off from […]

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Roadtrip – The Northern Territory

 ©Kara Rosenlund Thought I would share my latest road trip with you, straight down the centre of the Northern Territory, Australia…. I couldn’t believe how fast and dramatic the landscape changed along the three day journey….. I have always wanted to visit the NT and of course Uluru, though flying into Alice Springs and driving out just didn’t feel right for me, I wanted a longer journey which made the reward – being Uluru, feel deserved….. If you have the chance to make the trip I would strongly recommend the drive from Darwin. There is just something silencing about a road trip; you set off with your head ablaze with city stresses and before long the landscape dissolves all the pressures….today’s post is a lengthy one, make yourself a cuppa and settle in….  … I arrived in Darwin and was welcomed by the winter heat in the air… I was keen to hit the road, so I headed straight out of Darwin down the Stuart Highway to Katherine for the night…. watching the landscape change in the light as I drove…  … passed many a ‘road train’ on the highway; some of the longest I have ever seen with numerous dogs – dogs is trucker talk for trailers – impressed? Some empty, some full of cattle. I found the truck drivers to be very considerate on the road, indicating and waving when it was safe to overtake and giving a friendly ‘Hoy’ hello when passing in the opposite direction, in actual fact there was so much ‘hoying’ happening on the highway my index fingers were feeling the strain of the kindness….  …. what I love most about road tripping is when you see something you want to take a shot of or take a closer look at you just can pull over – hence this herd of curious brahman lining the highway in parts….     … driving into Katherine on dusk; the ghost gums almost glowed against the back burnt scrub… … and then on to Tennant Creek…. old gems like these make my heart sing; original old establishments lost in time…  … back on the road for sunrise…. watching the electric colours of the dry grass alight whizz by, framed by the car window….  … I like looking out for quirky things along the way; something unexpected, something that makes you realise that within the vast open country activity is happening…     … then after three days of driving the colour palette of the land intensified and I realised I was in the heart of Australia, in the red desert… I had arrived…  … I was very fortunate to stay at Longitude 131; I had always wanted to stay here, for years and years. I would see shots in magazines of the luxury tents nestled in the sand dunes of the desert and rip out the pages and stick them onto my mood boards. Their timeless nature really stayed with me, immersed in the wilderness with views of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. I had promised myself that if I ever had the chance to make the journey to Uluru I would make the most of it by staying at Longitude 131… who wouldn’t want to wake up to Uluru… … each tent plays a visual narrative; homage to a notable pioneering Australian who has had a significant impact and challenged Australia’s vast interior; either through exploration, anthropology or indigenous rights, including Edward John Eyre, John O’Hara Bourke and William John Wills, John McDouall Stuart, Ernest Giles, William Christie Goss, Sir Sydney Kidman, John Flynn, Jane Webb, Bill Harney, Len Tuit, EJ Connellan, Ian and Lyn Conway, Peter Severin, Olive Pink and Bill King… impressive line up…  … the interiors of the each of the tents are very considered…. lots of framed handwritten letters and paper ephemera matching the unique person of whom the tent is named. This particular tent was named after Ernest Giles, the Australian explorer…. and given the style and layout of Longitude 131 you really feel as though you are a little bit of an explorer – discovering the undiscovered… … nothing was overlooked at Longitude 131…. even the colour palette of the furnishing and […]

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Print Sales Launch

©Kara Rosenlund I’m extremely happy to announce that I have made available a small selection of my favourite recent photographs available for purchase…. including the above print a personal favourite  ‘Wild Horses’…. which is about to be hung in my hallway at home. If you are interested head on over to my shop click here. They are available in two sizes – 20x30in and 11x14in, signed and handled by me, unframed for easy postage and printed on archival rag paper. Enjoy K x  

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SA Vignette Class THIS SUNDAY

©Kara Rosenlund South Australia friends…… The School are in town in Adelaide with their Road Show consisting of lot of exciting classes which I am part of. If you would like to learn the language of Vignettes then please come along. I share all I know doused with my tips and tricks to build a beautiful and strong still life. There are still a couple of tickets left for Sunday from 3pm til 5.30pm at The Props Department, 12 Logan street Adelaide, SA. To book please pop on over to The School’s website www.theschool.com.au See you there K x P.S This has now sold out – thank you very much x

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The Design Files

….. What a day…… I’m featured on The Design Files today….. Australia’s most popular design blog you know… and to me TDF is my loyalist and most loved friend when it comes to blogland; you know the girlfriend who is always ahead of the pack, the cool chick with the great haircut, the one that tells you where we should eat lunch today and whether or not your shoes really do look weird with your new jeans…. well, to me The Design Files is that girlfriend… and I am beyond delighted to be featured today… It sure is a Good Friday! K x

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Postcards from the Road – How and Where Australians Live

  ©Kara Rosenlund Postcards from the Road – ‘How and Where Australians Live’….. thought I would stop in and say ‘Happy Easter’ and share a few new shots from my adventures on the road travelling around Australia. I’m actually spending  Easter on a remote sheep station in the Flinders Ranges and then into the dessert…. ohmy, can’t wait! I’m still looking for all sorts of interesting forms of authentic or unusual Australian shelters to visit for my project (click here for more information)  – huts, shacks, cottages, stations or just plain damn beautiful interiors. If you have seen it, I would love to see it too! Email me Happy Easter and you can follow along here on the adventure through instagram K x  

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Vignette Class SYDNEY

  ©Kara Rosenlund Sydney…. I’m coming to visit you this week to share all I know on the subject of the ever popular Vignette….. throwing bits and pieces together is never as easy as it looks and I will share with you how I build my vignettes and let you in on all my tips and tricks to the perfectly balanced image! Come along to Megan Morton’s The School which is the venue for the two classes this week = one am and one pm! Spaces are limited – so get in fast. $120 per ticket. Visit www.theschool.com.au to book or click here :: 10th April 2014 6.00 pm til 8.30pm at The School, 85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery :: 12th April 2014 10am til 12.30pm at The School, 85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery Be there or be square! K x  

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Tasmania

©Kara Rosenlund Thought I would check in with a quick little post. I’m still here in beautiful Tasmania; shooting interiors for the project I’m working on and loving every second… one thing I can’t believe is how hot is has been… move over Queensland, hellllloo ‘Sunshine State’ Tasmania…. so much so I had to nip out to buy some new sleeveless tops seriously… and I now have a ‘truckers arm‘ suntan on my drivers arm… autumn you are crazy! More soon! K x

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Zaza Part Two

  ©Kara Rosenlund AH, Zaza… a lot of people have been wondering what ended up happening with the little lost chicken I found a few weeks back which I called Zaza perhaps Tina Turner would of been more appropriate with her feathers. Click here if you misses the tale. Well, after the social media frenzy on Facebook and instagram and here on the blog, the husband Timothy O printed out old school posters and stuck them to lamp posts in the area where I found Zaza…. still nothing… then the local paper called up to do an interview about the lost chicken ohmy, I felt a little embarrassed about that… though still nothing… Then after a few days of the article going out we heard. Zaza’s parents were found and she was reunited with her folks and chicken sisters….. what a tale…. Thank you to all those who helped spread the word! Much Love, K x  

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Kara’s love for authenticity and adventure is celebrated through her photography, styling and travelling wares retail experience. She is passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast landscape. Kara photographs and shares visual stories from her adventures inspired by the everyday people and landscapes she encounters. She has a unique little caravan shop called Travelling Wares, where she shares utilitarian objects for the home sourced locally. Above all else Kara is a lover of all things stylish and beautiful. She shares her humble life through her blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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