Sunday, 25 December 2011

merry christmas

teapot terrarium

Christmas gift from my brother and his girlfriend.

comme des garçons

Christmas gift from my parents.

coconut panna cotta with mixed berries

  • 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
  • 1 ¾ cups coconut cream
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups thick cream
  • ¼ cup caster sugar

  • Sprinkle the gelatin evenly over 3 tablespoons of cool water in a small bowl. Set aside to soften.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut cream and coconut milk over medium heat until the sides begin to bubble. Lower the heat and whisk in the softened gelatin, stirring to make sure it is completely dissolved.
  • Fill a large bowl with cold water. Strain the coconut mixture into a bowl that will fit easily into the bowl of water. Set into the bowl of water to cool, stirring every few minutes with a rubber spatula until the mixture starts to thicken. If the mixture starts to set, remove it immediately.
  • Remove the bowl of coconut mixture from the bowl of water. Empty out the water and wipe the bowl dry. In the dry bowl, stir the cream and caster sugar together until the sugar is dissolved. Stir into the coconut mixture.
  • Divide the coconut mixture evenly among 6 custard cups or ramekins. Chill until firm, at least 4 hours.
  • To turn out, dip the panna cotta moulds, one at a time, into a bowl half-filled with hot water. Leave for about 5 seconds. Invert each panna cotta onto a serving plate.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

harold & maude

found object, recycled, remade, renewed
studio 204 - 37 swanston street

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


i discovered this little melbourne haberdashery treasure when in search for the melbournalia market, which was conveniently closed for business on mondays. when you step in to this shop, you instantly feel like you're in a little cottage full of vintage-like haberdashery goods. it being the days leading up to Christmas, l'ucello has a gorgeous range of ornaments and festive décor. couldn't leave without taking something away, so i picked up a matryoshka tape measure and some tag labels. i'll definitely be visting this little gem again in the not too distant future.