Each week we shine the spotlight on some of Australia’s best designers, artists and stylists and have them share with us what’s making them tick; anything from the best advice they’ve ever received to their favourite holiday destination. Today we chat to Kara Rosenlund, photographer, stylist and author of Shelter — How Australians Live.
1. What is your favourite cafe?
The Sourced Grocer in Teneriffe, Brisbane. It is quintessentially QLD with a mix of indoor and outdoor dining, and I can never go past the smashed avo on toast.
2. What is your favourite holiday destination?
Satellite Island, Tasmania, which features in my new book, Shelter — How Australians Live. I just love its remoteness. When I go on holidays I want to feel alone and have a moment to be at one with my thoughts.
3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Cut once. Measure twice.
4. What’s your go-to recipe?
It’s a chicken and leek pot pie. The recipe is from artist Anita Mertzlin, whom I met when visiting her home for Shelter, hidden away in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. There is lots of thyme which gives the dish an incredible flavour and it makes you look like you’ve tried harder than you really have!
5. What is your piece of furniture you own?
A glass display cabinet which is an old Australian piece I picked up in rural Victoria whilst on the road. It has pride of place in my home and is filled with my ceramics. It’s a piece which has already travelled many miles.