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Open House Hobart, 2016

Hobart, Australia: I still live here. This small city at the ends of the earth has been my home for five years now, and I feel a deeper connection to it every year. Stronger relationships, deeper knowledge of the town and its history… I’m invested, damn it, and I love getting to stickybeak at unexpected corners during Open House Hobart.  Continue reading »

View of Hobart, Tasmania

Open House Hobart 2015

Hobart, Australia: my current hometown and a place I don’t talk up often enough. It’s known for its dramatic natural surroundings and sandstone heritage buildings, but we got to check out some unexpected architectural delights earlier this month. Heritage, meet modern.  Continue reading »

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My loves and hates: current home trends

It’s never been easier to find photos of beautifully styled interiors, much less drown yourself in them, and when you do you see certain trends appear again and again. That level of ubiquity sometimes makes me wonder where my taste ends and collective consciousness begins.  Continue reading »

House differences: USA + Australia

Moving from the US to Australia is not exactly moving to the moon. In fact, to use another figure of speech, comparing lifestyles in Australia vs. the USA is like comparing Granny Smiths to Red Delicious. There’s marked differences in appearance and taste, sure, but they’re essentially the same thing.  Continue reading »