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Look who’s launching a store!!

Hello friends!

Just letting you in on some very exciting news, Hermit Homewares blog will be closing to make way for my new venture The Design Curator an online homewares, design and art store!

The Design Curator is all about leading a life less ordinary. We are building a space where art and design collide to create a unique shopping experience and are searching for the hottest new items on the market.

We are huge supporters of original ideas and concepts and are searching for the innovative thinkers, the creators of fresh new designs, to partner with. We only want the real deal!!

If you are a designer or creative who makes things for the ordinary everyday in an extraordinary way please contact  The Design Curator to discuss us promoting and selling your wares email:  info(at)

And don’t forget to stay social with us!! We can be found on the following SM channels… Facebook as TheDesignCurator and Instagram  –  Twitter  –  Pinterest  – as @designcuratorAU




One Month of Makers on Instagram!

Hello lovely followers!

Just letting you know even though I am not back to blogging yet, I am taking part in this really great campaign by Interiors Editor and Stylist Vanessa Coyler Tay.

The campaign is called One Month of Makers and will run on Instagram across the month of August. The idea is to post an image daily of Australian creatives to show them some support, get them some more exposure and encourage those who are coming up with original ideas and kicking goals creatively.

So because I think this is such an awesome idea, and love supporting local talent, I will be sharing some of my creative crushes too! You can find me on Instagram under @hermithomewares so tune in for plenty of new creatives I haven’t yet featured on the blog and a couple old faves that are pumping out awesome new products.

If you would love to get involved too you can! Just post an image and the creators details on insta and hashtag #onemonthofmakers #supportyourmakers you can also use these hashtags to view all the images that everyone is posting as I think this campaign has gathered quite a following already! So pumped to share and also discover some new Aussie talent 🙂

Hope you can join in the fun!




Maine Beach

Hey guys!

Interrupting my break to bring you these gorgeous products by Aussie Company Maine Beach! I discovered them yesterday while indulging in a little retail therapy (as you do!!) and I can vouch for the fact that this range is truly divine.

Main Beach is a range of body care products such as bath gels, moisturizers, lip balms and soaps available in four collections – Organic Ligurian Honey, Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus, Organic Macadamia and Organic Olive Oil. They all smell amazing and the exquisite embellished packaging is just next level.

What a beautiful gift for someone special… or yourself!!












Ciao for Now

Hello all,

It makes me very sad to announce that I will be taking a break from the blog indefinitely. Unfortunately due to other work commitments and my young family, I am currently finding myself very time poor so I’m afraid, this blog is the one thing I can let go of at the moment.

I would like to say thank you so much to all of my followers for their dedication and lovely comments throughout my blogging years, you have been a blessing! I do love the blog so, so, so much and really love bringing all the beautiful design works to your computer daily so I hope that this is only a temporary glitch and that Hermit will return in the not so distant future.

So lets just say ciao for now and I hope to see you all again soon.

All the best



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Mister Moss Homewares

Have you heard? Mister Moss has stemmed into homewares!

From the makers of those amazing hanging plants bundled in bright string comes a new, equally colourful range for your home. The debut range is made up of rugs, planters and stools designed by Jenna Spence, who is the founder and senior designer of Mister Moss. The new homewares range captures that same sense of fun and vibrance that we have come to associate with the company, incorporating plenty of colour, geometric prints and clever design concepts.

My favourite pieces are the stool which can also be turned upside down to create a planter, how clever is that?! It is available in four different patterns in a whole rainbow of colour choices. But the side table and coat stand are my absolute picks of the bunch, more of a minimal, Nordic design style then the rest of the collection they just ooze class and sophistication. LOVE them!

With prices starting at just $32 I suggest you pop on over to the Mister Moss website and get shopping!















Street Smarts

My current creative crush is Brisbane based artist Matt Stewart.

Matt is a self-taught artist that creates amazing street art style works using a combination of mediums from aerosol cans, acrylics, charcoal and pencil. All his works are edgy and raw, but I love the pops of bright colours he brings to some of his pieces!

Matt’s artworks have now morphed into various other incarnations, he has designed a series of wallpaper patterns for Wallpaper Republic, smartphone covers for The Dairy, or you may spot one of his many corporate murals around Queensland in places such as NOVA 106.9 FM Brisbane or the Novotel Brisbane to name just a few. Impressive stuff!

I personally discovered Matt’s work through Fenton & Fenton, who stock some of his large artworks as part of their curated collection. I just LOVE that first Indian girl artwork!









Original artwork by Australian artist, Matt Stewart. ‘Untitled 104’ Aerosol & Acrylic / Stretched linen on pine frame Dimensions: 0.9m x 1.2m – See more at:
Original artwork by Australian artist, Matt Stewart. ‘Untitled 104’ Aerosol & Acrylic / Stretched linen on pine frame Dimensions: 0.9m x 1.2m – See more at:

Original artwork by Australian artist, Matt Stewart. ‘Untitled 104’ Aerosol & Acrylic / Stretched linen on pine frame Dimensions: 0.9m x 1.2m – See more at:

Original artwork by Australian artist, Matt Stewart. ‘Untitled 104’ Aerosol & Acrylic / Stretched linen on pine frame Dimensions: 0.9m x 1.2m – See more at: