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RUSSH round-up: going offline, seeing green and the music to soundtrack your weekend

The great outdoors, everything we’re buying in the lead up to Christmas and all that’s caught our eye. This is what the RUSSH editors are sharing this week.

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

I’ve always had a very mild obsession with emerald green accessories but over the past month or so the number of saved posts has increased ten-fold. The green old Céline slides I own thank you to a near daily trawl of The Real Real some years ago, and the ring that doesn’t leave my finger. But here are a collection of images currently furthering my obsession; a vintage Fendi baguette in all the right kinds of gaudy, Repossi jewels will always fill my wish list (maybe it’s also just the way their campaigns make you feel), a case for the kind of high-voltage vs natural makeup I wish I could achieve, and lamps, again

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

I’ve always felt I was doing OK in the ‘smartphone addiction’ department, but it turns out that leaving your phone unattended for a while to go on a hike or enjoy a meal with friends doesn’t quite mean you’re off the hook. In the context of being on the cusp of 2020-modern-day life, I’m doing all right. But in the context of ‘life’, the reality is that I am reliant and yes, probably (definitely) addicted. It’s not impossible to live without my phone, I’d just really, really prefer not to.

I recently found that photographer Dafyyd Jones is releasing a new book this month called Screen Time, proving we’re all on the same wavelength in acknowledging there is at the very least a pattern here. Something we don’t often stop and get off our phones to think about. Sure, we’ve gained so much from the evolution of tech but what are we lacking as a result? Are we even missing anything at all? Or have old behaviours simply been replaced with a new way of living and connecting. I can’t claim to know the answers nor can I firmly come to the conclusion that we’re doomed at the hands of tech. All I am saying is I really want to read this book. In the meantime I’ve been sneaking some teasers via Instagram, and therefore on my phone, again.

And now for a contradiction, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this Paco Rabanne bag which will just about fit your iPhone and absolutely nothing else.

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

I’ve always felt I was doing OK in the ‘smartphone addiction’ department, but it turns out that leaving your phone unattended for a while to go on a hike or enjoy a meal with friends doesn’t quite mean you’re off the hook. In the context of being on the cusp of 2020-modern-day life, I’m doing all right. But in the context of ‘life’, the reality is that I am reliant and yes, probably (definitely) addicted. It’s not impossible to live without my phone, I’d just really, really prefer not to.

I recently found that photographer Dafyyd Jones is releasing a new book this month called Screen Time, proving we’re all on the same wavelength in acknowledging there is at the very least a pattern here. Something we don’t often stop and get off our phones to think about. Sure, we’ve gained so much from the evolution of tech but what are we lacking as a result? Are we even missing anything at all? Or have old behaviours simply been replaced with a new way of living and connecting. I can’t claim to know the answers nor can I firmly come to the conclusion that we’re doomed at the hands of tech. All I am saying is I really want to read this book. In the meantime I’ve been sneaking some teasers via Instagram, and therefore on my phone, again.

And now for a contradiction, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this Paco Rabanne bag which will just about fit your iPhone and absolutely nothing else.

Andréa Tchacos

Deputy Editor

Routined exercise has never been my forte – but my dependence on Peaches Pilates is such that I’ve actively avoided moving house to stay within walking distance of their studio. When recent travel plans elicited similar separation anxiety, it seemed like a good time to try their online program. Not that there’s anything wrong with alternating long lunches with coastal slumbers but a ‘Booty Camp’ or ‘Pilates Corset’ class between can make the spanakopita (/ carbonara / steak frites) taste better. Easy portability, targeted exercises and 20-minute sessions render excuses hard to come by – which is always what you want. Also, it gives me regular opportunity to wear my Gil Rodriguez bike shorts.

Now I’m back home all I really want is to keep that holiday feeling alive – which means swimming on the weekend, wine on a Tuesday and working through my reading list. I’ve just finished Zadie Smith’s On Beauty and I’m anticipating awe when I catch her at the Opera House in November (it’s always the writers that have me star struck). Tickets are still on sale, if you’re keen.

Megan Nolan

Designer & Creative Services Manager

I couldn’t get enough of Mary Hoang’s World Mental Health Day advice on the RUSSH Instagram this week, and it’s inspired me to get out of the city in the name of my mental health. A short walk (which I’ll casually refer to as a hike to anyone who asks) through Sydney’s Royal National Park to the Karloo Pools is the perfect level of commitment for me. Add a packed lunch, this super cute Simetrie tote, your swimmers and of course a killer playlist and let your worries literally and figuratively wash away.

My current weekend playlist of choice is this one by RUSSH friend Ollie Henderson. Whilst it’s labelled For cleaning, baking and other household chores, it coincidently works well for hiking and general Friday afternoon office antics as well.

Megan Nolan

Designer & Creative Services Manager

I couldn’t get enough of Mary Hoang’s World Mental Health Day advice on the RUSSH Instagram this week, and it’s inspired me to get out of the city in the name of my mental health. A short walk (which I’ll casually refer to as a hike to anyone who asks) through Sydney’s Royal National Park to the Karloo Pools is the perfect level of commitment for me. Add a packed lunch, this super cute Simetrie tote, your swimmers and of course a killer playlist and let your worries literally and figuratively wash away.

My current weekend playlist of choice is this one by RUSSH friend Ollie Henderson. Whilst it’s labelled For cleaning, baking and other household chores, it coincidently works well for hiking and general Friday afternoon office antics as well.

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

At the recommendation of Ilkin and Elle, I started (and have nearly finished) A Little Life. I am consumed. Someone check on me in five hours because I guarantee I’ll be sobbing on the sidewalk somewhere.

I’m currently enamoured with Bella Clark’s new La Dolce Vita fine jewellery collection, notably her selection of signet rings. Christmas is coming sooner than we think …

The passing of time has also brought with it an insatiable desire to own candlestick holders, specifically these brass ones from New Zealand-based atelier Fourth Street. I repeat, Christmas is coming …

From top: @repossi; @slowroads; @billieiveson; @caroline_brasch; @blancamiro; @dafyddjonesphotographer; Dafydd Jones, Screen Time; @dafyddjonesphotographer; PACO RABANNE bag; Aformentioned long lunch, PHOTOGRAPHY Andréa Tchacos; Gil Rodriguez, PHOTOGRAPHY Drew Escriva; Zadie Smith, White Teeth; RUSSH Issue 78, PHOTOGRAPHY Rahel Weiss; SIMETRIE bag; Karloo Pools, PHOTOGRAPHY Megan Nolan; FOURTH ST candlesticks; BELLA CLARK JEWELLERY ring; Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life.