Friday, June 29, 2012


A couple of weeks ago, Sydney experienced a bit of a rainy and windy spell. I'm not a big winter person, much preferring the summer warmth, but there was one little plus too the weather - all the stuff that gets blown around and then found - especially  those of the branch variety. I found this beautiful, sculptural, wiry one on way home one evening and being freshly inspired from our recent trip to Indonesia, had an idea. I loved how the tips of this tree in my Jakarta post were pink and looked as though had been dipped in paint.
Below are some photos of my own interpretation of what I saw in Indonesia. Mixing some acrylic paints, I made one of my favourites and the current colour du jour - mint green - which looks great on the medium brown branch colour. It's a very quick, cheap and easy little project that has affective results and looks pretty sweet up on a wall. It would also look great in a vase or even sitting on a nice clean surface, depending on the shape.
What do you think?

the branch
my little helper
mixing a nice minty green
I painted approximately 10-12cm of the branch tips

the finished product!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

black + white x10:

1: Sun Chaser by Andrew Holder
2: City of Silence by Lorenzo Linthout
3: via Rumforta
4: via Letter Cult
5: Breathing Room by Antony Gormley
6: Earth by Dinosaur Designs
7: Black Lodge by Jagnefalt Milton
8: listen/watch 'Myth' by Beach House on Later with Jools Holland
9:  Tiny Triangle Ring via Need Supply Co
10: via Lilainen Parketti

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


And it's here, the slightly re-vamped line x shape x colour! So I will admit it is not quite the drastic change I first envisaged, but it is still a nice change. I've updated the about and travel pages, and - here's the exciting part - added a new one. DIY. Yep, things are going to get all creative and crafty around here.
As we're not travelling much anymore, I've thought it was time to bring the blog back to what the words, line, shape and colour are all about - and for me, that's the creative world - whether it be interiors, art, travelling, food or music. So the plan is to be posting regular projects that I get involved with - making and experimenting, plus inspiration from various sources and lots of my own photography. I'm working on a few other ideas too, so I'll keep you posted on that front.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


graphic: Gemma Cagnacci
Exciting times! Line x Shape x Colour is currently being re-vamped with a new look and all new content that I promise will be really good! If all goes to plan, all will be revealed next week. So check back, and if there is anything you'd like to see more of, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!

Monday, June 4, 2012

surfing, indonesia:

I'm very excited to be having my amazing man, Andrew, doing a bit of  guest post for you all! He's going to share all about his surf adventure in Sumatra, with photos* of perfect waves, palm trees, sunsets and all that nice stuff!

Take it away Andy!

Well after so much travel without surf, I decided to take a quick break to the islands of Indonesia with a friend, leaving Gemma and her sister to explore northern Sumatra, while we explored the isolated southern Sumatra for uncrowded waves.
A quick flight from Jakarta was contrasted by a windy six hour drive to a surf camp, started  seven years ago by two guys from Australia. Our arrival was met with a perfect sunset over what looked to be some pretty fun waves.

It had been ten years since I first visited Indonesia for a surf adventure, and it was much the same as I had remembered it. The locals were very friendly and welcoming, the food was great and the waves did not disappoint.
The waves around this area are more suited for bodyboarding, so I left my longboard and other boards at home. 
The area that we stayed in was really uncrowded, with no airport or any real infrastructure for travellers apart from the surf camps and a few home stays. The beaches were beautiful and quiet, with the locals coming out at low tide to collect seaweed off the reef and to fish. Apart from that, the beaches were desolate, and the views from the water were so serene with dense jungle, volcanoes and beautiful sunrises.
There are many reasons to go to the islands of Indonesia, especially if you surf or enjoy the ocean, it's a great place to be. Gemma and I look forward to exploring some more of it's wild tropical beauty in years to come.


*a little apology for the quality of some of these images. some are film grabs from a gopro.

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