Gapuwiyak Unwrapped

…. And I’m back!
I’ve just spent a month trotting through Europe for a much needed design fix!
A fruitful adventure filled with culinary delights, design festivals and museums,
I have finally conquered my jet lag and dived back into my design projects!

I’m very excited to announce my latest collaboration with
Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation !
We will be releasing a series of collectible greeting cards,
with all proceeds going towards various donations and funding for the art centre
and the local Indigenous community.

By purchasing one of the ten cards, you will be contributing to the
preservation of one of the oldest living cultures on the planet,
sustaining the wonderful art and cultural practises,
as well as supplying much needed resources for the artists and children of Gapuwiyak.
With Christmas being just a month away, these will make meaningful gifts to loved ones.

More details to come soon, here is a sneak preview!

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Nikuya Japanese BBQ and Tonkatsu Restaurant

M&A Lane welcomes another restaurant in their precinct:
Nikuya Japanese BBQ & Tonkatsu House!

Brought to us by the owners of Bamboo Basket, Jujuba and Ginga
Nikuya dedicates itself to high quality meat, thus the name translates directly to “meat house”!


A spacious fit out with interesting booths and rope details,
Nikuya also specialises in yakiniku in their upper level… can’t wait to try that next!


Love the traditional Japanese art!


These sauces were amazing!


Ahhh my favourite beer on tap! Loving the samurai sword haha


we were so so excited to see berkshire pig (kurobuta) on the menu!


The hire fillet – delicious and succulent!


Grind your own sesame to go with the sauce!


Kurobuta tonkatsu lunch special mmm.

All this makes me miss Japan!!


100 MacLachlan St, Fortitude Valley

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Sol Natural Foods review

Recently Sol Bread has sprinkled their flour magic over to the Valley
with the launch of Sol Natural Foods !

DSCF4607 Sol Bread was realised by a group of bread enthusiasts in 1998,
with aims to bring traditional artisan bread baking to Brisbane!
Their beautiful loaves are all handcrafted from certified organic stone-ground flours,
using natural fermentation techniques.
Due to popular demand they have expanded across 2 retail spaces in West End and Toowong,
as well as online shop & home delivery service,
ensuring that bread lovers all get their dough-fix!

DSCF4610A wonderful, lofty space with high ceilings, I was instantly revitalised by the abundance of natural light
and all the fragrant aromas wafting from their ovens!



Funky pineapples pay tribute to Queensland’s iconic fruit!


Was thrilled to see a huge list of organic wines available!





It was difficult to chose between their breakky/lunch/dinner list,
organic pizzas or seductive fresh offerings in the glass cabinet!


With heaps of vegetarian friendly options available,
as well as gluten and dairy-free meals on request- it’s a food haven for all!

In the end we settled for the breakfast options, and it was scrumdiddlyumptious!


Butter beans, truss tomatoes & poached eggs


Asparagus, smoked salmon, dukkah & eggs


Must come back for a dinner run!

Sol Natural Foods
Shop 8, 826 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley