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Weekend In Pictures

© Kara Rosenlund Happy Monday! Here we go… Weekend in Pictures…. let’s just say this weekend flew past.. I didn’t get up to my usual cooking or recipe experimenting, or even hanging with the girls bad chicken muma… It was just a ‘Wham Bamm, Thank You Mamm’ kinda of weekend….with lots of loads of clothes washing from our last road trip…. On Saturday I attending my friend Lulu Lucky’s debut calligraphy class at the upstairs studio of Anna Spiro’s shop ‘Black and Spiro’… it was divine…. there was one moment where I swear I felt like I was up in a roof top studio above Paris, in the 5th arrondissement, circa 1940 and all the ear could hear was metal inky calligraphy nibs scratching on heavy weight paper….practising and writing letters to loved ones… while perfecting our kerning along to the musical talent of Edith Piaf ….. what a joy Saturday was….. I came home with my calligraphy tester sheet and shot this image….. let’s just say I’m much better at photography than I am at calligraphy…. Come Sunday morning Timothy O and I had a pot of tea in bed… we never do this….. and how much of a luxury it felt……. … we discussed my driving route for Monday morning’s today’s road trip down to Melbourne to host my ‘Vignette Class’ with The School….. If you are in Melbourne you should totally come along! My new friend from Sydney James Gordon and his dog Bob made this amazing paper rose for us while we were there last week…. I am absolutely in love with it…. I found the perfect place to hang it….. he is a paper genius…. I walked into my local secondhand book shop while waiting for my coffee Sunday afternoon and I found this book…. I only just recently discovered this book after staying with a good friends’ mother in Tamworth, enroute to Brisbane last week….. (more to come of this story soon)…. am in love with this book G.E. xx Late Sunday afternoon I built up this pretty vignette…… I drew upon my pressing road trip for inspiration…. I can’t tell you how exited I am to get back out onto the open road and witness all the beautiful colours and landscape once again! Melbourne I am so exited to meet you all this Thursday and Friday in St Kilda! If you too would like to come along to one of my Vignette workshops you can book here.…. tickets are $120 and I promise you it will be a night filled with inspiration, laughter and joy! The best kind of cocktail. Kara xxx


Frankie Does Sydney

©Kara Rosenlund I can not wait! Timothy O and I are just about to leave for the road trip from Brisbane to Sydney with Frankie the Caravan….. I feel so exited and a little nervous … everything has been packed and wrapped for this weekend’s market pop up at The School….. I have had some amazing help this week to put the finishing touches on the trip…. my wonderful mother has been my assistant this week – thank you Mum, I couldn’t have got it all finished without you… The sewing guru Sally O from Studio Sixty lent a had to sew me up a storm and I also had the craft queen Lulu Lucky stop by and craft up some last minute crafty bits for the trip. I’ll be updating the blog with ‘Postcards from the Road’… you can also see the trip unfold over on instagram and our Facebook page. And here is a little sample of some of the music on our ‘Road Trip’ playlist. You can listen and download if you click here. See you soon Sydney! K x


Weekend in Pictures

This is what we got up to over the weekend…. We had a market at the Powerhouse…. in the sweltering heat…. ohmygosh was it hot Lots of new bits, large and small… Love this glass dome… The sweet fragrance of fruit wafted through the hot air… Our friend Kat from Belle and Boheme came to visit and had a very kind gift for Frankie… so thoughtful… And then Lulu Lucky came by the market with homemade icy iced tea… We were all having a mini party at the market! Came home to this causality …. hydrangea didn’t make it… too hot this is actually how i felt after the market myself… too hot Stayed close to this… Sunday morning clocked around and Timothy O and I hit the road to look at some exciting new stock… Then came back home and hung out with the girls and did some gardening. That was it…. how was your weekend? K x


Weekend in Pictures

Yes, I’ve been a bad blogger… again.… let’s just say that when I’m absent from the blog I am actually out in the real world working on secret beautiful projects to spoil you with. It’s like I am ‘banking beautiful’ for later on. I owe you two Weekend in Pictures don’t I… so let’s just call it ‘Week in Pictures’ as I actually shot a little bit in between the weekends… K x We had to cancel our last market at the last minute due to Frankie having a flat tyre… it was a shame as I only discovered it at 9pm Friday night as I was packing…however we did get to have a sleep in and a day off which was very much overdue. It was an overcast and moody day, perfect for not doing much. Timothy O and I hit the fish market and ‘caught’ ourselves some whiting to put in the wood fire oven for dinner. Gathered some bits from the backyard to light the fire. Sat and watched the fire roar while listening to the rain come down. I was up bright and early for Sunday. Megan Morton’s The School  came to Brisbane (at Anna Spiro’s Black and Spiro to be exact)  and I photographed Lulu Lucky’s paper chandelier class. Beautiful paper mess at Lulu Lucky’s class. I came home and rearranged bits around the house (do you do that? I love doing that) Look at this amazing basket which I am currently borrowing from a girlfriend of mine. Can you believe it was the basket she used to carry her baby girl around in 30 years ago. Such a beautiful handmade object. I am a bit in love with it Sunday evening I cleaned up the wardrobe also known as the clothes pile and found an old friend….my zebra scarf…. If you have seen me lately I’m sure you would of seen this scarf too…. it’s been on my head, around my neck, tied on to my handbag and used as a keyring (it was a bit bulky as a key ring, that phase didn’t last long). Through the week I hit the open road to do a delivery out of town. I love small country towns. I spent a lot of time in small country towns about ten years ago, I feel very much at home the further I drive away from the city. Found myself a Panama hat in a little country shop on the road trip…. it came in an old brown faded box which had the word ‘Summer’ written in old handwriting. It’s probably the stiffest hat I have ever touched… it might just live on the hat rack. Saturday morning came around and Timothy O and I hit the road to do some sourcing… we drove into some rain which always makes for an interesting drive. We had the music up loud as we belted out words to songs we knew and made up the words to others we didn’t know…. Came home with some great stock for this week’s market. My favourite find was this marble egg encourager for hens. I decided to keep it for the girls. Timothy O’s new keyring. Found this old Pyrex coffee pot. When my girlfriend Sally O comes to visit I only ever have tea for her  tea does not impress Sally. Hopefully this classic little number will do the trick. Come the afternoon I changed the sheets and did laundry – yup, the fun stuff. Sunday morning I made an old breakfast favourite from when we lived in London – Toast with cream cheese, honey and cinnamon. Decadent and delicious. Found Coco almost camouflaged upstairs. Her cackling gave it away. Coco much prefers the indoors than the outdoors. Funny little chicken. Bettina on the other hand got into something and ended up covered in sap which turned her into a walking sticky ‘post it note’. Not good when you are covered in feathers, We have a pigeon problem…. I am truly over pigeons. The entire harvest from our blueberry tree… Then we finished off Sunday with an easy dinner of fresh prawns. That was it for another week. I’ll be more regular this week,  I promise. K x


Last Week’s Weekend in Pictures… late… ohmy

Shoe Lasts A GoGo Stock on the trestle tables Spring has Sprung Timothy O with a lamb! Me with a lamb! Love at first sight! Hugo the poodle! Gardenias have come out Painting the deck Lulu Lucky’s Hmong Clutch! I know, I know…. where have I been. I have felt terrible. I’m sure so many of you have been here to vistit with high hopes and have left feeling disappointed that I hadn’t updated anything. I am so sorry! Trust me, I have been feeling really guilty! The only upside I can offer you is that I have been working on something really really exciting, which I will be able to tell you about later in the year. Though for now things are back to normal! Weekend in Pictures from two weekends ago….eeek Well, it was a market weekend, so we had the pleasure to see all of our ‘Market FriendFolk’. Our friends Tillari Trotters brought in a lamb to the market! Too many cuddles to count! Timothy O and I then both fell completely in love with Hugo the farm poodle. Ohmygosh. I just wanted to run away with him in my arms. Hugo I think is our dream dog. We came home and I noticed that the gardenias are out – so fragrant. We then painted the deck…. and it was all hands on deck to get it finished in time…. I then opened up a gorgeous birthday gift from my girlfriend Lulu Lucky who came by the market! To my absolute joy it was one of her Vintage Hmong Clutches which I had been lusting after for some time. Hello New Bag Love! That was it. Again I am so sorry fo the absence. It won’t happen again. K x



Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, storyteller, adventurer and author.

Her love for authenticity and adventure is celebrated through her photography. She is passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast landscape. Kara photographs and shares her visual stories from her adventures, inspired by the everyday people and landscapes she encounters.

Her first hardcover interiors book, Shelter - How Australians Live, will be published in October, 2015.

Above all else Kara is a lover of all things real. She shares her humble life through her Blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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