Today marks my 25th Birthday, and my second birthday spent in Sydney. I love birthdays. 2014 is shaping up to be a super exciting year for me, I have dubbed it the year of Jenna. I've so far been presented with some pretty exciting opportunities, some of which I cannot wait to share given I have been sworn to secrecy. 

Speaking of 'secrets', my housemates are planning a surprise birthday party for me tonight [not quite sure why we are still calling it the surprise party given I saw the facebook event with the event picture as a giant image of my face on it left on the ipad on the sofa 2 weeks ago], then a catch up with my uni crew who have also migrated to Sydney tomorrow night - and then I am looking forward to celebrating with all of my Hobart friends and family next weekend upon a short visit home.

Is this when I am supposed to launch into a quarterlife crisis? I already have the same haircut that I had when I was 5, so I think I'll survive it. 



I have previously blogged about the work of Danish graphic design consultancy Homework, however have recently come across their new project for Danish brand Custommade; inclusive of logos, symbols, shopping bags, lookbooks, folders, preview invites etc etc. 

Aesthetically, it's as though the branding from Acne Studios had a love child with the branding for Chloe - can anyone else see that or is it just me?!


building block.

It's no secret that I adore the work of Building Block, I have blogged about them a few times over the course of maintaining this little blog. 

Building Block have today released their Spring Summer 2014 styles - I adore the cut of the Pocket Tote; hello straight to the birthday wish-list! 

monday mix_sixteen.

1| Only Me Ft. VCS_Elizabeth Rose
2| Song For Her [Audiojack's Dub for Ra]_Chris James Ft. Ria Moran
3| Pulsing [Ft. Nina K]_Tomas Barfod
4| Klapp Klapp_Little Dragon
5| Cavalier [The 1975 Remix]_James Vincent McMorrow
6| Your Face_Minorstep
7| Pretty Thing_Broods
8| Still [Minorstep Remix]_Daughter
9| Bloodflows_SOHN
10| Open [SOHN Remix]_Rhye

Listen here.

This iteration of Monday Mix includes quite a few new favourites, some from my old favourites [Little Dragon namely! ah so good, I can't wait for their new album to come out in May!]. Remixes of other favourites by the likes of Minorstep, SOHN, The 1975 - lots of which I have found via the hours I spent trawling through Soundcloud [addicted]. 



lotta agaton for aspen.

Lotta Agaton for Aspen. These images are actually marketing the Swedish company Aspen's modular joinery units, however I am rather distracted with the greenery and very tempted to string up some plants and hang them from the ceiling right now...


building block vs book/shop.

Given it is less than a month until my birthday I have begun my annual non-stealth blog posts aiming to help my mum/sister assist in choosing the perfect gift for yours truly.

Okay okay just kidding - but this is supremely beautiful and reminded me of my bookworm little sister. This brass bookmark, with leather tassels is a collaboration between one of my utter favourites - Building Block, and Book / Shop. Love.


Aesop Kyoto.

Well given I have decided I should become a non-slack blogger again, I'm going to slowly work my way through my ridiculously extensive 'to-blog' folder.

Most of you may have already seen this lurking around the likes of Pinterest - but I still love it. The above project is the Kyoto Aesop store designed by Simplicity. It combines my love of quite a few things a] Aesop [yeah yeah I never shut up about Aesop but can you blame me?] b] copper detailing and c] white interiors. 

The black translucent fabric with bottles of Aesop goodies fixed in vertical columns is also a feature of this particular fit out, and is described as a reference to vertical Japanese calligraphy.   

I'm also quite fond of the change in floor finishes.