Daily Inspiration

The LANE's handpicked selection of brands & services

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

World Class Dishes.

When planning a wedding, we look for caterers who serve menus reminiscent of the world’s top restaurants. We love degustation dishes and unexpected ingredients, flavor combinations that surprise and plating that inspires. Now, one of our favorite names in Melbourne catering, Fred & Ginger will soon be serving dishes inspired by some of Australia's top culinary talent.

Selected by the renowned Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to produce their House of Food and Wine event series, the Fred & Ginger team is working with the likes of Maurice Terzini (Icebergs), David Moyle (Franklin, Hobart), Paul Carmichael (Momofuku), Scott Pickett (Estelle), Christine Mansfield, Jacques Reymond, and John Susman.

As part of this exclusive pairing, the Fred & Ginger team will be taking inspiration from a range of the recipes produced to add to their wedding and event catering repertoire. Get a first taste of the dishes at the MFWF’s House of Food and Wine series which runs until Sunday April 9, or get in touch with Fred & Ginger on their website

Monday, April 3rd 2017

Soft Focus.

Like waves slowly rolling onto the shore, Paris Hawken’s photography washes over you, subtley immersing you in her hypnotic aesthetic. Based in the picturesque Margret River region, Paris draws inspiration from her natural surrounds to capture intimate portraits and wild landscapes with a signature softness that seeps from each frame. Director of the just-launched publication, The Elements Journal, expect dappled light and dancing shadows; each shot a blissful concoction of beautiful moments quietly captured.

Take a look at Paris' portfolio or get in touch via her website

Friday, March 31st 2017

Made for Dancing.

Silhouettes that hang from the body and pool at the feet in seas of liquid silk and antique lace… the latest collection from Alexandra Grecco has us dreaming of languid nights spent celebrating under the stars. Shot in the vibrant streets of New Orleans, these are dresses made for dancing. Infused with movement and a visual fluidity, we love this collection for gowns that are effortlessly wearable. 

Discover the full collection on the Alexandra Grecco website

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

Antique Romance.

Authentic vintage pieces, antique heirlooms and contemporary designs inspired by treasure troves of centuries past… Trumpet and Horn offer an eclectic collection of elegant, fine, and one-of-a-kind jewels. Beautifully handcrafted and carefully sourced, expect diamond-encrusted bands balanced by magnificent center stones and clustered jewels. A brand with a deep appreciation of time-honored design, we love Trumpet and Horn for impossibly beautiful engagement rings and unexpected wedding bands. 

Trumpet and Horn offer a uniquely personalized online service, with free shipping and ring sizing. Shop the incredible collection here

Tuesday, March 28th 2017

Soul Stirring.

Evocative memories of formative years and the anticipation of what’s yet to come – Gillian Bell’s cakes are infused with an essence that reaches far beyond flavor. The Brisbane-based artisan cake maker collaborates with couples, using handpicked ingredients and carefully chosen organic produce to draw connections between families, the past, the present and the future. Gillian is the kind of indescribable creative whose work could never be picked from a shelf or chosen from a book. We were honored to host Gillian recently at The LANE office, where she made us the most delicious passionfruit buttercream cake we’ve ever tasted and explained how and why wedding cakes became her life (there were tears). Keep an eye on The LANE for the full article, coming soon.

To find out more about Gillian Bell Cake and to see some of Gillian's creations, visit her website.

Friday, March 24th 2017

Intricate Details.

In a sea of emails and group texts we find ourselves romanced by modes of communication often forgotten. Think handwritten letters and scribbled postcards, envelopes addressed in looping scrawl and faded postage stamps that curl at the corners.

Intricately detailed and mindfully created, we love The Little Press for stationery that’s impossible to replicate with a mouse and keypad. The company has an ethos of inimitable quality and understated luxury and each invitation is designed and made by hand in a creative collaboration between artist and client. Beginning as hand-penned illustrations and bespoke typography, every piece is then fed through a manual letterpress and printed onto textural swathes of handmade paper.

Discover The Little Press’ newest collection on their website

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Get Adobe Flash player