DREAMWEAVERS :: Jodie Cooper

“C: I read in another interview that every item in your house is one that you love- that you’ve carefully curated it to reflect the way in which you see the world. How important is it to you that the objects you surround yourself with tell a story?

 J: Everything we own has a story attached- when, where and how are the interesting facts when you acquire something unusual. I have been fortunate to travel to amazing places, and I always try to purchase something that is unique to the culture. I avoid tourist shops, seek out smaller artisan markets and ask for the oldest piece they have. In Uzbekistan and Bukhara where I purchased the amazing embroidered Suzanis hanging in the villa, they were surprised that I wanted the oldest they had rather than the new machine-made versions. I have learnt so much from the people of the villages, and they are only too happy to share stories when you are interested.

DREAMWEAVERS :: Reyes Beard

C: How did you get there- did you follow a traditional grow-study-work path, or was there another way?’

R: Werk, werk, werk, werk, werk… it’s the only way.

DREAMWEAVERS :: Elise Cook

“C: If you got to create an itinerary that would show off the most beautiful, underrated parts of Australia, what five places would make the list and why? 

E: Exmouth, WA – It’s a literally a little diamond in the rough. Amidst a dry barren landscape, there’s this vibrant little town that oozes good vibes, with the most incredible coastline and an ocean that feels so alive! It’s got everything travellers want to experience, without the crowds.”