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I’m a little in love with these Strap Baskets which are a collaboration between American companies byAMT and Mimot Studio.

An elegant, minimal storage solution for your home with a multitude of uses. Beautifully combining leather straps secured by a mixture of copper plated rivets and wire cross stitch. But these baskets aren’t just pretty, they are built for strength and can withstand quite heavy loads from magazines through to firewood!

The Strap Baskets are available in two sizes, small and large, and don’t miss the soon to be released Strap Tote to complete the collection, it’s bound to be amazing too.

Check their website to find your local stockist.






Magic Mobiles

I was walking through The Rocks Markets in Sydney on the weekend and stumbled across a little stall selling these amazing stainless steel mobiles. They were so beautiful to watch as they turned in the breeze, catching and reflecting light and seemingly changing in size as they did so. Quite hard to explain the effect really, I wish I had a video to show you but trust me, they were seriously hypnotising!

I discovered The Geo Mobiles are made in Australia by Botten & Bouwman. There are three designs and sizes in the range, all made with marine grade stainless steel so they can be used indoor or out and when they require a clean you can just pop them in the dishy! How great is that!






Biennale of Sydney 2014

Good morning!

Today I would love to share with you some of my pics from a recent trip to the Biennale of Sydney 2014. I admit, I really only saw a small fraction of the event featured at the MCA and Cockatoo Island, but it was enough to re-ignite my love of art and creativity! So many intriguing works and oh my gosh, how great was Cockatoo Island as a choice of venue? That place is truly spectacular all on its own! I found myself photographing my setting just as much as the artworks, it was so fun to get the old SLR out snapping again.

So please enjoy my mini tour as a teaser of this fabulous international art event. The Biennale of Sydney runs until the 9th June 2014, so go and check it out for yourself if you are in Sydney. I’m hoping to get back at some stage to take in the full spectrum of venues and works too!



“You imagine what you desire” one of the numerous illuminated text on scaffolding works by Nathan Foley featured at various Biennale venues.


The bright artworks by Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie “Zobop” were a huge favourite of mine, so fun for all the viewers to interact with and become immersed in – Vinyl Tape and Varnish



Then off the stunning Cockatoo Island!



Airstream love! A cool little cafe set-up to relax and enjoy the surrounds at.


…and meet some of the locals!



“You create what you will” by Nathan Foley – illuminated text on scaffolding



“Street, Play, Way” by Ulla Von Brandenburg – mixed-media installation with HD video


“The Hollows” by Dwyer Mikala – Plastic and Air Sculpture Installation

Mikala Dwyer



Lovers in front of “I am the River” video installation by Eva Koch



“Spectra VI” by Ross Manning – a fun kinetic sculpture made from fluorescent lights, acrylic, wood, wire, rope and electrical cables

fluorescent lights, fans, acrylic, wood, wire, rope and electrical cables – See more at:



A detail shot of “Trophy” by Eva Rothschild – polystyrene, modroc, glass beads, paint and steel




All images © Yasmin Gimellaro / Hermit Homewares



Happy Easter!

Hello all!

Well it is time to indulge in some continuous chocolate eating so Hermit will be taking a wee break over Easter to deal with the impending food comas and hypo toddlers! Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter and we will see you back here in a couple of weeks.

Taking inspiration from the Easter bunny we leave you with this particularly Eastery (not sure that is even a word, but you get my gist) note. I bring you the adorable, undeniable cuteness of Miffy in lamp form. Isn’t she the best?! Created by Mr Maria, Miffy is available in three forms, seated in XL or small and floating on a cloud. To double the cute factor you could also purchase her dog Snuffy! My little girl would adore these!









Falcon Enamelware

If you are looking for some items that are classic, timeless and durable to add to your kitchen than look no further then the fabulous Falcon Enamelware range.

These iconic products have been baking mouth-watering meals since the 1920s! Traditionally they were only available in that classic white and navy combo but now Falcon has plans to extend the colour range starting with a brilliant red. These pieces will last the test of time, you can use them in the oven or on the stove top, hell, you can bring them camping if you wish! Picnics, parties or just everyday meals this range is a staple for any kitchen and gains extra brownie points for being dishwasher safe (We ALL love that !)

A recommended addition to any home and a true design classic.

Readily available through many stores worldwide, for Aussies I found Peters of Kensington to have the best prices 🙂








The Bedroom Society

Often on the blog I feature hand-made items of beautiful quality but generally this comes with a hefty price tag, this is due to the time needed to create items by hand compared to commercially made goods pumped out of machines. I know price can be a sticking point with many of us and that many items I feature will require a wee bit of saving for before they can become a treasured addition to your home.

So today I am very happy to share with you some beautiful pillowcases from new Aussie label The Bedroom Society that are not only screen printed by hand but also very affordable. Check out the super cute prints and patterns that Lauren has created in her debut range of pillow cases, LOVE!!Watermelons, pineapples, stripes, polka dots and chevron, this range has little something to please all ages.

The perfect addition to your basic plain colour sheet sheets and doona covers, The Bedroom Society pillow cases are a fun way to brighten up your bedroom with the latest of trends without spending a fortune. A set of two cotton pillow cases will set you back a mere $49 and are available to purchase through I Love Linen.

The watermelons have stolen my heart, whats your fave?