ISSUE #10

July 2013

Its been a busy time here at Est with lots of changes underway and new team members joining the fold. Our recent reader survey shows that our readers are exactly who we thought you are and the very people we design the content in Est Magazine for. Established, discerning and sophisticated, you, our valued reader are what makes Est uniquely Est. Fresh, contemporary, time poor, and trend aware rather than a trend slave, you are ahead of the pack in recognising Australia’s best kept design secret, Est Magazine.

In this issue we take a tour inside the country retreat of Penny and Ben Collins in the spa town of Daylesford. A blend of vintage pieces with Danish design, and some photogenic children to boot, Plonk is the idyllic rural retreat for a winters weekend, and is open to anyone looking for a country getaway. We are also thrilled to share with you the home of Liz Leuchars, one of our dear friends, and my old partner in styling crime, from homewares and fashion emporium, Pond. Unwavering in commitment to a muted palette and subtle adornment whether it be homewares or fashion, Liz’s home is an exact reflection of the way she dresses. Understated and elegant.

This months trend report looks to the great outdoors for style inspiration, while an artists residence in the fields of Holland leaves us spellbound by the beauty of organic shapes and tactile fabrics.
In the upcoming months, we will be revealing exciting new collaborations with friends from overseas and closer to home. With new content coming in daily and weekly mini mags hitting inboxes every Friday, we along with our new contributors and new style editors, will be working hard to bring you the best homes from around the world, along with the best products and designs that furnish them. We are casting our net far and wide for like minded souls to join us in spreading the word of good design. We’d love to hear from you if you have something to share.

And in the spirit of sharing, this month we have a fantastic giveaway from Bedouin Societe. We have done the research for you and found the most stunning Hamman bathroom towels that we promise you will fall in love with as much as we have. Share the secret of Est by inviting a friend to sign up to the Est Mini mag and enter into the draw to win a set of 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels - you’ll be glad you did.