in inside out magazine

Inside Out is an Australian shelter magazine that I would love to get my hands on. Trouble is it is next to impossible to get up here in Canada. However that hasn't stopped me from admiring it from afar. You can imagine my surprise when I heard that they wanted to do a small shout out to The Marion House Book. janfeb2013lowrescoverTurns out they were doing a little feature on blogs to watch and mine was one they wanted to highlight. We even made it to the top of the page!

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Did I mention that they wrote this article back in January of this year...sometimes it takes me awhile to get around to mentioning these things! Oh well, the summery garden cover looks perfectly seasonal for our Northern climate right now.

the friday files-mark+louella tuckey

Do you ever think of switching careers? If so, what would you do? Ever since I discovered Mark & Louella Tuckey's home in Melbourne, Australia (back in InsideOut magazine in 2006) I've been following their lives and their homes with great fascination. Mark and Louella design, make and sell solid timber furniture along with a selection of handpicked textiles, ceramics and homewares in multiple retail locations throughout Australia.

It's the kind of place I can imagine myself owning. I love the Bemboka linen quilts, the simple Anatolian kilims, the Anne Ronjat ceramic bowls and the solid timber drum coffee tables. And don't even get me started on the twig and wire lights! Wouldn't it be fun to create the vision of your ideal world and then share it with other like-minded people? I imagine there would also be a couple of enjoyable buying trips a year to far-flung places! It's good to's where all journeys first begin. What would your ideal career switch be?

In the meantime, let's take a look at their Melbourne home which was recently shot by Mikkel Vang for Australian Vogue Living's Before and After issue. I could walk right in and call it my own!


Image credits:
Store photos from Mark Tuckey website
House photos: Mikkel Vang for Australian Vogue Living Before & Afters