Weekend Babes x Tessy King

by Gabrielle Antonette and Tessy King

Tessy King is an Australian ceramicist worthy of endless admiration. Her work embodies wabi-sabi, making perfectly imperfect vases, planters, art. She has shared with us one of her weekends in Australia, including a camping trip to the beautiful Wilsons Promontory National Park. I'd love to go there myself someday, but for now this will do. See more of her ceramics on her site and Instagram! All content below courtesy of Ms. King.

1. Isabelle pointing at the fog at Wilsons Prom. We hiked for three hours in the rain to go to 'Prom at the Prom'. Some friends of friends do it every year. I wore a dusty pink dress that I love, but forgot to take pictures. This was my first trip to Wilsons Prom, it's magic.

2. The clothes line in my backyard. These socks my housemate bought me for christmas and that's my Ken Done doona cover.

3. Keegan at Rubicon River. We went camping with my dog Roo. It's a state forest I think. I tried to go for a dip in the river but it was too late in the year. Freezing. 

4. Roo in the lane behind my house. Sometimes I use this wall as a background for taking photos of my work.

5. Roo inside my house and an image of a street nearby. We live in Brunswick, which is close to the city. There's lot's of great bars, cheap food, quiet pubs and parks. It takes about 20 minutes on the tram to the city. 

6. The wall I mentioned in #4.

7. Keegans backyard. They had that kids pool going in summer. His housemate has started brewing beer in the shed and it's apparently very good. 

8. A prom dress on the hike back after the prom. We all had a little rest here. I ended up with a huge leech in my jeans after playing with rocks in that creek. 

9. Our bathroom with fake vine.

10. The view from my table in the shed. I make ceramics so I have a huge table that I work on in front of this window. One of my housemates is a jeweller and she works in there too. Our shed is gigantic, it's a real surprise when you walk in. People are always jealous.  

11. More Prom.

12. Keegan at night at Rubicon River. We cooked a veggie stew on there and it was all smokey and delicious from the fire. 

13. Weeds in the driveway.

14. Roo and I at Rubicon River. She loves camping but because she isn't a very friendly dog its only good to take her where there aren't other people around. This place was perfect. She only fell in the water once.

15. Leftover ice on the fire at Rubicon River.

16. More Wilsons Prom.

17. The closest town to Wilsons Prom. We ate pizza across the road from this pub. 

Posted on July 17, 2016 .

Weekend Babes x Jujumade

by Gabrielle Antonette and Juliana Hung

As much as a Weekend Babe loves minimalism and packing light, a Weekend Babe also loves finding the most beautiful gear. Juliana Hung, our girl behind Jujumade, is an artist who makes fashionable & functional pieces for everyday or for travel (her duffel bag is killer). She's shared with us photographs from her recent trip to Merida, Mexico, during which she stayed at Hacienda Sac Chich. We can't wait to see how the places she visited inspire her future work. Shop the latest here and follow along on her Instagram. All photos below courtesy of the artist.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Weekend Babes x Satsuki Shibuya

by Gabrielle Antonette and Satsuki Shibuya

Satsuki Shibuya is a painter I admire quite a bit, and her message resonates far beyond her delicate, pretty brushwork. Satsuki intends on living a balanced and mindful life, and through her art, she teaches us how to appreciate subtleties and detail--to be more mindful as well. She has shared images and thoughts from her recent trip to Japan. More of her paintings can be found on her site , shop, and Instagram. All work below courtesy of the artist. 

A recent trip to Japan whisked me away on a journey, far from the everyday, into what life could be if one were to let go and be.

Snippets of moments, when catching my breath, reminded me of the beauty in being in touch with others from foreign countries, only to find the gap between us is created are placed not by actual separation, but through our minds.

Whether young or old, each person met radiated with spirit, having a story to share or a dream being brought into fruition. Those who might have veered off onto another path continue in search of their existence.

You, me, we.

The dreams we see,

are not much different,

as we come from the same tree.


Posted on May 28, 2016 .

Weekend Babes x Annu Kilpeläinen

by Gabrielle Antonette and Annu Kilpeläinen

This statement is so universal that it's basically meaningless, but still, art and travel are my favorite things! If you are a WB reader, you may feel similarly. Annu Kilpeläinen has combined these worlds for us in a brilliant--both clever and literally bright--way, and my heart won't stop exploding. I've been a long-time fan of Annu, currently based in Finland, and you can see more of her work on her site (she sells prints) and her Instagram. All content below courtesy of the artist.

Three days in Sydney was obviously way too short but I did see things and next time there I can actually just spend time figuring out the everyday life stuff, spots outside the city, art studios and small shows. Though I wouldn't mind my everyday being spent at the Icebergs pool either. Looking at the photos now surrounded by snow in Finland feels absurd.

1.Bondi beach with 'The Bather'. 

2.'The Greats - Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland'  at Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Opera house. 

Always amazing to see old masterpieces but the 90's Nokia type recordings really made it. A great alternative music video for Hotline Bling, 90's phones, slow moves, powerful art of love and problems of humanity.

From the ferry the Opera House looks like a face.

3. Grayson Perry at Museum Of Contemporary Art Australia. Street Findings and Grayson Perry again.

'A weed is just a plant in the wrong place.' quoted Grayson Perry in one of the videos. 

4. 'On The Rocks' and Bondi Icebergs Pool.

'On The Rocks' was done half in Byron Bay half in Melbourne. Sitting at the Icebergs Pool watching the waves bash the swimmers was exciting. That little girl scream made it feel half Jaws half Shining.

5. Sol LeWitt at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Ken Done at The Ken Done Gallery.

Sol LeWitt - Non-geometric form (splotch) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6. With a quote 'If it turns out to be beautiful, I don't mind'. There was also extra bits of info for kids like these sculptures took three coats of undercoat, four coats of coloured paint and eight coats of varnish. And I have been a fan of Ken Done for years so it was amazing to see his work in real life. And he was in the gallery too !

6. The Bondi Icebergs and 'Burning Cliffs'

Posted on March 28, 2016 .