Hello lovely beautiful and bizarre folk,

Since many of us are still in lockdown, or slowly coming out, and others have transitioned to working from home permanently, creating a safe and inspiring space for ourselves, that expresses who we are, what we love, and what is important to us has become a priority. Hence, I thought I would share my ‘Lust Haves’ list with you each month. A list of 10 wonderful things I have found on Instagram, which I would personally love to own! As you know the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine brand encompasses: Art, Culture, Couture. So these lists will of course include visual art, some of which I have recently added to my collection, and some which I would love to acquire, plus fashion, jewellery, ceramics, home wares, garden and pet related goodies, music, books and whatever else is on my ‘Lust Haves’ list at the time. All the goodies that feed the mind, body and soul.

I hope you find some inspiration from my list to update your look, feed your soul, and create your own sanctuary. One which expresses your unique individual style, brings you comfort, and joy, and inspires you each day. I personally advocate for shopping local where possible both for environmental reasons, and, of course, to support local makers and brands. However, my lists will include both Australian and international artists and brands to cater to our special international community.

I will be collecting all my ‘Lust Have’ ideas via my personal Instagram account @danijelakrhapurssey, so please join me there, and feel free to suggest some amazing products via DM to my Instagram account.

Exciting! Take a peek at my November 2021 Top 10 ‘Lust Haves’ below. You can check out my previous Top 10 ‘Lust Haves’ lists here for even more inspiration.

Much love xo

Danijela Krha Purssey // Editor-in-Chief, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

November 2021 // Editor’s Top 10 Lust Haves

I adore Nicolette Johnson‘s handmade ceramic vessels! The curves and swerves are so feminine and right on point. Nicolette is an Australian ceramicists who exhibits her work regularly – I really need to get on a mailing list or two so I can get one of these enchanting creations.

I can’t go past velvet for its depth of colour and its wonderful textural qualities. But how to choose a colour? Each of the above Canvas + Sasson bed covers is divine, I can see myself snuggling on the lounge wrapped in one of these beauties!

Canvas + Sasson is an Australian wholesaler who curates gorgeous collections of both furniture and home wares for the retail market.

Troy Emery is an Australian sculptor who creates these magical creatures made of colourful thread. I have wanted one of these puppies since I first saw his tactile, playful work in person at the Sydney Contemporary art fair some time ago. A definite wish list item for me!

 “small sweet pink lump”, polyester, polyurethane, pins, adhesive, 40 x 44 x 39 cm.

A pair of these enchanting handmade mules have been on my wish list for some time! Joanne Fleming sources exquisite antique fabrics from Europe and beyond to create her couture footwear – each an artwork in itself, and a future heirloom.

Pavilion Parade is a cherished project of UK designer Joanne Fleming, working in close collaboration with South African shoe designer Caryn Wilensky to create a custom collection of exquisite artworks for the feet, available exclusively via the Pavilion Parade online store and the Joanne Fleming Design showroom in Brighton. Each pair of Loungers (the backless mule style) and Promenaders (the high back style) from the Signature Collection is a real labour of love and as a deliberate consequence of the use of antique textiles no two pairs are ever identical.

I am obsessed with House of Hackney‘s romantic maximalist wallpaper! Particularly the blush ‘Artemis’ – I can envisage it covering the walls of my office, cocooning me in floral femininity. I have a large swatch that I ordered from London, to see if it would suit the 100+ year old original wooden doors and skirting boards in my home, and yep – its perfection! This wallpaper is on my MUST have list! They also have curtains, cushions, rugs, furniture, bedding and lots more in their exquisite patterned designs.

Founded by husband and wife team Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, House of Hackney is a luxury British interiors, fashion and lifestyle brand that reworks tradition for a new generation, with stores in London and New York.

Made of Australia create beautiful unique tableware for individuals, and the Australian restaurant industry, and you can see why! They are both evocative of the earth and the flame, and are visually beautiful. They would make a gorgeous serving plate, or even better a full set of dinnerware. Yes please!

Made of Australia is a handmade ceramics business conceived by artist & designer Anna-Marie Wallace. Everything from the Australian clays to the foraged indigenous flora used in the Saggar firing of their ceramic art is derived directly from the unique Australian landscape. This means that each and every piece they make is not only made in Australia, but Made of Australia.

The Little Lyndoch Flower Farm is based in the Barossa Valley in South Australia and sells tubers, seeds & beautiful bouquets, including these gorgeous peachy pink ranunculus. I’m already on their mailing list hoping to get my hands on these beauties for the next bulb planting season! You really can’t go past these easy to grow long flowering Spring bulbs.

Vipoo is a Thai-born Australian sculptor who creates super fun, whimsical little ceramic sculptures that truly capture my heart and bring a huge smile to my face every time I see them! I would love to add one of his wonderful creations to my growing sculpture collection.

His work is a playful blend of European historical figurines and Asian decorative art practices with a healthy dose of contemporary culture, often exploring cross-cultural and migration experiences. If you dont yet know his work I highly recommend you check him out!

If you have read my previous Lust Have’s blogs you will know that my husband and I recently bought our forever home in regional NSW, Australia. As you can imagine, with a new home often comes new furniture for the different and new spaces.

We recently ordered this wonderful outdoor lounge from Australian retailer Early Settler, for our back porch. I can’t wait till it arrives!

Speaking of new outdoor lounges, how fabulous would these beautiful hand woven cushions be on that lounge! Yes please I’ll take three.

Pampa is an Australian based company that is rediscovering threatened cultures and reviving lost traditions. They support skilled artisans in remote Argentina and beyond to produce home wares and accessories that are woven works of art. Pampa connects talented weavers with the global community.

I hope you enjoyed this little journey into my personal aesthetic. Stay tuned, my next Top 10 ‘Lust Haves’ list will be published in December.


About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.


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