Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Can't get you outta my head....

Think back, think waaaaaaay back to when I posted about how I'm a bit of a magazine junkie and love finding different decorating and design magazines from around the world. Can't remember that far back? That's okay...I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning. 

Anyways, in that post I professed my love for Hus & Hem a Swedish design magazine that so far, I've only been able to view online. Apparently no stylish ex-Swedes live in Winnipeg...

Though sad that I can't actually leaf through a copy of Hus & Hem (there's just something about actually flipping through a magazine that can't be replicated online), I'm more than happy with the international titles that I have been able to get my paws on - including my absolute favourite which just so happens to hale from Australia.

When I say "Australia" what's the first thing that pops into your head?

Kylie Minogue?


The Sydney Opera House?

What about great interior design?

Yah....I'm guessing that interior design wasn't your first pick - but seriously, Australia as far away as it is (from Winnipeg that is...), is a treasure trove of amazing design. I love the way that Aussies decorate their homes - there's a certain sense of formality, but loads of playful elements.

Figuratively speaking, Australians are more laidback, they know how to relax, how to have fun, how to enterain - and the homes that I've viewed online and within my go-to Australian mag - Australian House & Garden are reflective of these characteristics.

I stumbled across this gem of a magazine while wandering around Chapters a few years ago and have been buying it sporadically since. At $14.95 CDN per issue it's not the cheapest read out there, but it's so worth it. After flipping through an issue I find myself dreaming of packing up everything and moving to Sydney. If I were to pick my favourite issues to buy they'd definitely include the 'top 50 rooms' issue, the 'annual kitchen & bath' issue and my absolute fave - the 'renovation' issue.

Regardless of how few or how many copies one chooses to pickup, they're keepers. The pictures are beautiful, the shopping pages are fun (even if I can't actually buy anything shown....possibly a good thing) and the recipes are awesome! I strongly suggest, rather I command you to wander down to your nearest magazine stand or bookstore to see if you can hunt down a copy - you'll thank me!

I leave you with some more of my favourite shots from Australian House & Garden - be inspired!


All lower images - House & Garden

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, Sydney is amazing, I was lucky enough to live there for a few months, but from what I could tell, all of the style resides in Melbourne! That is an inspiring city!

    I recently discovered a magazine here in Spain called Interiores that I instantly fell in love with. I've flipped through this edition about a billion times already! Hope you enjoy it!




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