There is perhaps nothing more beautiful - literally and philosophically - than the skill of turning something that was used for warfare, for death, for genocide, into a symbol of beauty, a message of hope and a means to provide for one's family.Read More
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In just a few weeks time the Wanderlust People family will grow again! I am getting ready to welcome baby boy #3 to the WP tribe so it goes without saying that I've got a million things to do, no time and do it and a list as long as my arm. I mean I should know what I'm doing (having done it twice before) but there still seems to be a significant amount of selective memory, missing crucial items (I probably donated a whole bunch of nursery items in one of my ruthless clean outs) and just plain EEEEEEEEKKKKK-what-am-I-doing-I'm-about-to-have-a-third-child?!?! factor. Actually, if I am completely honest, it's probably mostly from line item 3.Read More
I love giving gifts! Picking out that perfect gift and then seeing the joy and excitement on someone's face when they unwrap it? Priceless! But I also know finding that elusive, "perfect" gift can be incredibly difficult.
So we're here to help! We have inspiration for everyone in your world and if you've got a list in your hand of gifts to buy and no ideas, we have got you covered. Orders placed by midday AEST on Tuesday the 19th of December will automatically be upgraded to express postage.Read More
Mostly having Elissa live on the other side of the world [read: the Pacific, I have a flair for the dramatic] sucks. Having your wing-woman/business partner/red-wine-sharing/kitchen conversationalist/life and world problem solver MIA is mostly the worst. But there is the occasional perk. Like the on-location photo shoot opportunities.
Some of this product isn't even online yet but I couldn't resist giving you a sneak peak into this dreamy island boho shoot. Our gorgeous wanderlust-inspired pieces certainly looked right at home in the Pacific.Read More
If you live in Queensland like me, or the South Pacific like Elissa currently does, winter is a bit of a novelty. It seems to make a brief but dramatic appearance. You know, the kind - insanely overhyped and strangely dealt with in this confused, eclectic mix of - oh my goodness we must bust out the fires and the beanies and the winter jackets and extra blankets but we could still totally walk in the beach in a singlet if we felt so inclined? If you're from a place with a legitimate winter like Alaska or America or heck, even Melbourne, you probably won't get it, what with your heated flooring arctic winter winds, but here on the coast we do everything "casually".
So when you catch even the glimpse of a winter day, you make the most of you. You definitely bust out your winter woolies and crank the fire to enjoy the cosy vibes for the fleeting time they appear. At the moment we have had a few (I mean very few) hints of dropping temperatures. So to make the occasion, I thought I would share some of my favourite winter warmers from our store. So snuggle by the fire, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy browsing through some of these beauties - all fairtrade, handmade and sourced from around the world Wanderlust People style.Read More
There few places that inspire creativity and ooze colour, culture and charm quite like Rajasthan. You can't visit this northern state of India without falling head over heels for the ancient architecture, the beautiful people and of course the rich craft traditions.Read More
Every year Baptist World Australia releases their annual Ethical Fashion Report to shed light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation. Along with their report they provide FOR FREE an accompanying Fashion Guide that grades 106 companies (330 brands) based on their ethical performance. As consumers we should absolutely be grabbing hold of this valuable information and using it to help us make informed purchasing choices.Read More
Since we renovated our home, I've been super non-committal with my decor. For a multitude of reasons - not wanting to put unnecessary holes in the walls, not want to invest in any new, costly pieces, feeling like a lot of our old art doesn't really match the new look of our home and just not wanting to deal with any more projects after what felt like a mega-long season of renovating. But one thing I have become obsessed with is house plants. These green beauties tick all the boxes in my current decor crisis - they are relatively cheap, they are beautiful, they freshen up a space without putting holes in any walls and they suit any style. And you can't deny that a pop of green looks absolutely divine against a freshly painted white wall, am I right?
There are also a plethora of reasons why plants should be our go-to-decor fix. Here are some of my favourites:
1. Plants have the amazing ability to impact the air in your home. Some plants help to clean the air we breathe by eliminating toxins (the spider plant and rubber plants are particular good at this) while others like the snake plant is one of the few plants that releases oxygen into the air at night (most plants do this during the day).
2. Plants are also very clever at either releasing or retaining moisture. Plants are responsible for about 10% of the moisture in the air we breathe. Some palms are really good at releasing moisture which makes them the perfect addition to your home during the drier winter months while succulents and cacti are good at retaining moisture - so bump up your home supplies during the wet/hot seasons.
3. Plants can legitimately improve your general wellbeing and even productivity! Studies have shown that having plants in your home or office can reduce stress. Amazing right?!?! Other studies have even shown that hospital patients who have plants or flowers in their room or who look out onto a garden are more likely to make a faster recovery.
And if that's not enough to convert you - you can't argue with the fact that they just look damn pretty! And they honestly don't have to be difficult to keep. These few simple tips should keep your house plants feeling loved and looking gorgeous all year round.
1. Make sure plants have well drained soil. If they don't have good drainage most plants will eventually get root rot and die. And then you will be a plant murderer.
2. Put them in a suitable position. Some plants like full sun, some like shade. Take note of what each individual plant likes and place them to suit. They will flourish if you put them in a place they love.
3. Water - suitably! All plants need water to survive but some more than others. Succulents and cacti need very little while tropical love frequent water.
4. Occasionally fertilise. I've been giving my indoor plants a semi-regular liquid fertiliser treatment over summer and it's like a beauty treatment! They love it and the leaf colour is a noteworthy reward for my efforts.
So go forth and plant! If you need some more inspiration, here are some of my current favourites.
One of the things we love most about who we are and what we do, is that we get to partner with some amazing producer groups around the world who are the creative genius behind our product range. Sasha is a not-for-profit organisation working with more than a hundred artisans and craft communities all over India. Since its inception in 1978, Sasha has worked towards developing craft communities so their skills and creativity find expression, recognition and fulfillment.Read More
Well 2017 is in full swing! And that can only mean one thing - the feet are itching already. If you're like me you've already been lusting over airlines sales and photos of exotic beaches. So keen!
So just to make sure you're ready for your next adventure, we have the perfect travel companion. We are totally obsessed with our gorgeous charcoal and leather travel bag. It's a Wanderlust People exclusive design, produced by our artisan partners in Nepal. Made from hard wearing, handwoven cotton with super unique "village" leather straps, base and detailing, this bag is made to go anywhere and do anything - and look good while you're at it. It's fully lined and features four external zipped pockets and a centre zipped section inside.Read More