Pink bag with my name Martina crafted in there
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Staying cool in Sydney

I am excited to be back in Sydney, escaping the British winter. Staying cool in my white dress, designed by EuropeanCulture in Italy.  Adding some colour to my look with a pink bag, customised with my name on it.  The bag is designed in Sydney by Fern.Works, selling both at Glebe and Paddington Saturday markets and I just love it that they can add any name to your chosen bag within minutes.  Shoes are made by British-Dutch label United Nude.  Finishing my look with one of my favourite necklace created by Greek Designer Christina Brampti.  Hat of course, my own trilby design.

Martina Bohn at Carriageworks in Sydney

Martina Bohn inside an art installation by Katharina Grosse at Carriageworks, Sydney.

Necklace by Christina Brampti

Necklace by Greek designer Christina Brampti.











Photographed at Carriageworks inside their current installation by German artist Katharina Grosse.  On show until the 8th April 2018.

Martina Bohn at Mona inside the James Turrell

Immersing myself in Mona, Tasmania

I had a fabulous day at Mona, the Museum of old and new in Hobart, Tasmania.  Its one of these museums I would place in the ‘best 100 museums of the world’ category.  Both for the curation of the shows as for the experience.  Currently showing until the 2nd of April 2018 is the amazing collection of the Museum of Everything, celebrating outsider art.

Mona, designed by Melbourne architect bureau Fender Katsalidis and privately owned by David Walsh, is largely built underground and sits on the waterfront at the river Derwent.  The building is best appreciated when arriving from the water. Mona operates a ferry, which leaves from Brooke Street Pier in central Hobart and for the view, it’s worth paying extra for the water ride.  Book the ferry through Mona and enjoy the company of sheep and cows.

Share your journey to Mona with some sheep on the ferry.

Share your journey to Mona with some sheep on the ferry.

On the ferry to Mona

On the ferry to Mona











One of the highlights for me at Mona is the James Turrell light installation, Amarna, which starts at sunset.  The installation is outside the museum so you don’t need a ticket – just pop by when the light show starts at dusk.

James Turrell show turning yellow at the Mona show

Enjoy the view of Hobart from the James Turrell installation.

James Turrell lightshow at Mona

James Turrell’s installation in pink and purple.











I treated myself to the Golden hour experience, a communal dining at Mona’s Wine Bar, which includes a special tour to the James Turrell light installation.  Mona sits within a vineyard, so you can also book wine tastings combined with art tours.    The food created by Chef Vince Trim was divine and great to pair it with the wine from the Moorilla Estate, also owned by David Walsh.   And of course, if you do want to go for the full Mona experience, you can stay at the adjacent Mona Pavilions.  Indulge!

Moo Brew Dark Ale glazed scotch fillet, smoked spring greens & tomato Soffrito at Mona

Moo Brew Dark Ale glazed scotch fillet, smoked spring greens & tomato Soffrito.

Compressed BBQ Cos lettuce with 64 degree egg yolk, pancetta, capers & pangritata served at the Wine Bar at Mona.

Compressed BBQ Cos lettuce with 64 degree egg yolk, pancetta, capers & pangritata served at the Wine Bar at Mona.

Sally McGill porcelain dish
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Pure porcelain indulgence!

I can’t get enough of my favourite ceramicist artist in London, Sally McGill.  Her sense of aesthetics is pure indulgence to me.  I love her colour combinations of splashing a little orange onto porcelain plates mixed with fine black lines. Or turquoise circles on plates.   Her pieces are all handmade and beautifully crafted.  She recently moved to a new studio at Regent House,Thane Villas, London N7 7PH but catch her this week at the Three Day Designer-Maker Sale at Craft Central, 33-35 St Johns Square, London, EC1M 4DS running from 9th to the 11th August, opening hours from 12-6pm (Thursday till 8pm).

Sally McGill large ceramic plate with orange

Sally McGill’s large ceramic plate with three orange circles.

Sally McGill blue circle plate

Sally McGill plate with blue circles.


Orange vase handcrafted by Sally McGill.

Top by Australian label Gorman.
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Shopping in Clerkenwell

Martina Bohn shopping in Clerkenwell

Martina Bohn hunting for more independent designer-makers in a pop-up shop curated by Creative Clerkenwell.

Creative Clerkenwell curate beautiful pop-up shops in London showcasing a great mix of designer-makers.  This shop is open until Sunday 5pm, 23rd July 2017, stock up on cushions designed by Georgia Bossom or ceramics by Sally McGill and Ikuko Iwamoto amongst other independent designers.

Blending in perfectly with the colours, Martina wears United Nude shoes, a Dutch-British shoe-retailer known for their architectural approach to shoe design.  The top is from Australian brand Gorman, rain jacket by Danish label Ilse Jacobsen and beret designed and made by Martina Bohn.

Find the shop at Craft Central Gallery, 33-35 St Johns Square, London, EC1M 4DS.