Nature

Travel through a designer’s lens! Sharing natural beauty and inspiration from mother earth, discovered on my global journeys. Featuring flora, fauna, natural wonders and landscapes that inspire.

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Colours of Cuba
March 30, 2017
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Colours of Cuba
The colours of Cuba are a palette of vibrant pastels faded under the Caribbean sun, maybe a metaphor for the country itself. Sorbet hues of tropical sea inspired green-blues and blue-greens shine alongside blushing pinks, terracotta oranges and mellow yellows. While admiring this seemingly idyllic, multi-hued haven – it pays to keep in mind the […]
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Duende on the Darling Downs: An Adventure at Home
February 2, 2017
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Duende on the Darling Downs: An Adventure at Home
Living in a country different from the one you grew up in gives you a whole new perspective on your homeland. It’s easy to get lazy when you’re at home and put off exploring new places to another day, because they will always be there right? Then a time comes when you might move away […]
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Art by Nature: Tropical Flowers Southeast Asia
November 17, 2016
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Art by Nature: Tropical Flowers Southeast Asia
Some like it hot – myself included! As the weather cools down I’m dreaming about my former life in the tropics, so I have curated a little garden of tropical flowers I photographed all over South East Asia. Looking at these pictures it is so easy to see how artists like Roberto Burle Marx found duende […]
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Style Profile: Roberto Burle Marx
August 18, 2016
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Style Profile: Roberto Burle Marx
I first discovered Roberto Burle Marx on a quest to learn about Rio’s mosaic sidewalks. What a superstar I found! He’s not only responsible for those gorgeous decorative mosaics, but over two-thousand garden designs across twenty countries. Not to mention the inspired jewellery collections, theatre sets and costumes, art and tapestries he designed or created […]
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Art By Nature: West Virginia
April 21, 2016
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Art By Nature: West Virginia
“Almost heaven, West Virginia” John Denver begins, setting our expectations high for a weekend in the Appalachian Mountains. Admittedly until now all I knew about West Virginia was that song I’d learn’t in 3rd grade, and the ginseng hunters of Appalachian Outlaws. The former talking it up as a paradise and the later not doing much […]
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Art By Nature: Ice and Snow
February 21, 2016
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Art By Nature: Ice and Snow
I grew up in the sub-tropics of the Australian east coast and spent the last 3 years living on the equator, then I moved straight into a Midwest U.S. winter! I was dreading the acclimatisation phase; getting out of bed early on frosty mornings to shovel my driveway; and having to drive on the other side […]
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Textures of Tokyo
February 11, 2016
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Textures of Tokyo
While Tokyo’s colours are subdued when compared with many other parts of Asia, the city is full of wonderful forms and textures. I recently spent two weeks discovering autumnal Tokyo. From the wandering around imposing stone walls of the Imperial Palace, to sitting down to a bowl of tender tuna sashimi at the Tsukiji fish […]
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Even Samurai Grow Flowers – The Story of Japan’s Chrysanthemums
November 6, 2015
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Even Samurai Grow Flowers – The Story of Japan’s Chrysanthemums
Often overlooked for its world famous cherry blossoms, autumn sees Japan’s chrysanthemums, a powerful cultural symbol, bloom into radiant glory. Even fierce samurai warriors planted particular varieties of chrysanthemums or in Japanese, kiko, to practise discipline. Let’s face it, we are talking about Japan, clean and neat as a pin! You don’t just plant and water, […]
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Art By Nature: Boracay Sunsets
September 17, 2015
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Art By Nature: Boracay Sunsets
Blissful Boracay. Three exquisite days of eating; drinking cocktails; wandering the soft white sands and swimming in the azure waters; soaring above in a parasail; and getting lost in the back streets looking for another scrumptious meal. Of all these wonderful things, by far what struck me the most were the magical sunsets. The billowing […]
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Art By Nature: Amazonian Butterflies
August 20, 2015
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Art By Nature: Amazonian Butterflies
A small collection of winged beauties that I photographed in the forest around Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian and Argentine border. I was blown away by the variety and abundance of tiny dancers that fluttered around me. I only wish my photography skills could keep up! I have done my best to identify each species, […]
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5 Reasons To Check Out Gardens By The Bay
July 30, 2015
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5 Reasons To Check Out Gardens By The Bay
Stopping over in Singapore? Looking for a unique attraction to visit? Honestly, don’t bother with the Botanic Gardens, you’ve probably seen it all before. Gardens By The Bay is where it’s at! Whether you are a nature lover, admirer of art or more of an architecture enthusiast, Gardens By The Bay will satisfy them all. The […]
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Art By Nature: The Cook Islands
July 16, 2015
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Art By Nature: The Cook Islands
Lush tropical islands surrounded by the cerulean South Pacific, I can’t think of anywhere closer to paradise than the Cook Islands. These quiet achievers were formed through volcanic activity, and have all the natural beauty of their better known Polynesian cousins, minus the hordes of tourists. Accessing the captivating Cook Island atolls is slightly more awkward, […]