Frankie Magazine out of Australia has recently gave us their second installment of Spaces. This 260-page book chronicles some of the coolest spaces throughout Australia with a focus on the resourcefulness and individual style of Australian designers, photographers, foodies, musicians and artists. From the wilds of Tasmania to the East coast capitals to the Adelaide Hills, the editors left no stone unturned in their search for creative homes in Australia. Not that unique a concept in itself, but here’s its point of difference: the homes are real. They are real and raw and quirky. These are not fancy, picture-perfect houses. These are places that take time and energy to put together because they are just as individual as their owners. They actually feel lived in and not staged, displaying travel finds, keepsakes and mementos passed down through generations of families.

The images are beautiful, but it’s everything put together that makes this book so impressive: the typography, the layout and the interviews and essays that accompany the images. What I love about Spaces is its distinctly Frankie aesthetic; there’s no gloss or bells and whistles here. It’s that effortlessly cool, gritty, left-of-centre interiors vibe – present on every page – that appeals to me the most. Spaces makes a great addition to any coffee table or bookshelf.

This book was sent to me by my friend Ingrid Weir who’s countryside cottage is one of the beautiful homes featured in the book. Her cottage was once the school masters residence during the 19th century gold rush in the little Australian town of Hill End. Watch Ingrid transform and restore her cottage on her website: More on Ingrid’s cottage coming soon.

Frankie Magazine:
Spaces Volume 2:
Ingrid’s personal website:
Old School Master’s House:

Interior photos provided by Ingrid Weir

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