Nadine wrote the travel story in this issue, p188. Who/what have been enduring creative in uences? My grandmother and mother, my childhood in Sri Lanka, nature, travel, and the arts and crafts of different cultures. Where is home and what do you love about it? A small, sunny apartment in Cammeray, Sydney, overlooking bushland on the top oor of an old duplex with a balcony that runs the length of one side. I love small space apartment living, being close to the city and having neighbours. Favourite local haunts? Charlie Parker’s, Paddington; Kindred Restaurant, Humming Puppy Yoga Studio and The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, all in Redfern; Marta Osteria, Rushcutters Bay. Ultimate travel escape in 2018/19? To explore Sri Lanka’s north and the Maldives. Design item you are coveting? Jewellery from Momoko Hatano’s new Shinju Collection. On your reading/viewing list? I just read The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer; the new Queer Eye TV series.
MATT L OWDEN