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Home Stories: Rowan Marsh-Croft

Going over to Rowan’s home in Cook was like visiting a museum of interests; both his and mine. Knowing that he is a graphic designer and DJ, I was expecting a nice cup of tea while we remarked on his latest poster designs and colour-coded collection of records …but no, instead we covered: art exhibitions, […]

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Home Stories: Kate Fenning

Sometimes when you first meet a stranger, something clicks and you just get them. Kate’s hugely popular Yorkelee Prints business started on a chance encounter and I found Kate’s styling work on Instagram by fluke, so perhaps this alignment of great coincidences just follows her around. In looking at Kate’s aesthetic, it’s probably not a […]

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Home Stories: Kristen Henry

Do you ever wonder how I find people to cover in these Home Stories? Well, once I placed an ad in the local newspaper with a headline reading ‘subjects wanted for intimate home photography’ …but let’s just say that tactic delivered mixed results. Nowadays, I reach out to people I know, have heard of through […]

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Home Stories: Andrea Hutchinson

Standing in the doorway of her home in Braddon, Andrea Hutchinson put her hand on her hips. In her Swiss accent, she apologised; “Ash, we may have to do this all again another time, because the home is not really set up, sorry.” You would be surprised of how often I hear this from the […]

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Home Stories: Myles Chandler

Well it’s about time I came out the workshop closet …yes, it’s true; I have a thing for bikes. My love doesn’t extend to all bikes though; my loves are those with a more classic or vintage look, which I’ve saved from somewhere, fixed up and now feel as though they’re a part of me. […]

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Home Stories: Emma Batchelor

To get to Emma’s place in Harrison, I followed the construction path of the light rail project from Civic right to the doorstep of the apartment. Canberra is changing and seeing all the new developments along the way is testament to that (we just need to turn that Mitchell landfill into some kind of flower […]

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Home Stories: Emma Macdonald

I actually hadn’t met Emma until the moment she opened the door. Victor and I were half-way through saying ‘wait, are you sure we’re at the right place?’. To many of you, Emma needs no introduction. After more than two decades as a journalist at the Canberra Times and various other ventures, Emma is a […]

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Home Stories: Dave Caffery

Instead of a home visit, I decided to catch up with Dave Caffery at the office of his cultural consultancy Dionysus, nestled at the bottom of the Hotel Hotel Building in New Acton. Now before you say, “but hang on Ash, your series is called ‘Homes Stories’ not ‘Work Stories’… why mess with the superb […]

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Home Stories: Sarah Kelly

I knew my visit to Sarah’s home was going to be something special. Not because I had arrived early for the first time in my life (and didn’t make Victor wait for me like a loyal servant), but because her home exemplified an incredible contrast of styles right from the start. From the outside, Sarah’s […]

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Home Stories: Phillip Jones

I have a book at home called ‘I Am Dandy’, which is devoted to elegant gentleman who take finesse in style to the extreme. The book reminds me a lot of Phillip—while I wouldn’t label him as ‘extreme’, there is certainly plenty of finesse in the home he shares with his gorgeous wife Edwina and […]

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