Yaaaassss! I am so stoked on this new DIY! Early last year I had a solo show called Wish You Were Here, which was all about tropical holiday souvenirs and ephemera. As part of this I created a couple of felt indoor plants and really fell in love with the process and the finished look. I've always been really obsessed with the concept of creating every day things out of unconventional materials, so this project just really does it for me!

Kitiya Palaskas - DIY Felt Monstera
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I have so many indoor plants at home (it's actually becoming a bit extreme), and I think I'm a pretty good plant mum, but sometimes you just get a stubborn jerk of a plant that won't stay alive no matter how much love you give it. Enter this DIY! Now you can create some forever foliage that you'll never be able to kill. I had so much fun putting this together and styling the lil' shoot, and hope you have a blast making your own. Don't forget to post your finished product on Instagram and tag @kitiyapalaskas and #KPForeverFoliage  so I can see your amazing creation! Happy "gardening"!

Kitiya Palaskas - DIY Monstera Deliciosa
Kitiya Palaskas - DIY Monstera Deliciosa
Kitiya Palaskas - DIY Monstera Deliciosa

Life Stuff



A few weeks ago me and Spencer Harrison (aka Spenceroni) - my studio buddy of over 3 years -moved out of our shared artist warehouse in Clifton Hill into a beautiful light-filled new studio on the top floor of an old zip factory in Brunswick East. It feels so good to be slowly settling in to this awesome space, unpacking all my colourful junk, and getting back to work. We're planning on filling the entire space to the brim with plants, which is already coming along pretty well if I do say so myself! My favourite parts about the new studio are the parquetry floors, huge windows that let in heaps of warming light (excellent and highly necessary for our cold Melbourne winters!), and the large walk-in storage cupboard where I can hide all the ugly things like my hideous industrial shelving and the many "random bags" of stuff I've been intending to sort out forever but realistically never will. Here's some glimpses at the space so far!

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All images: Kitiya Palaskas

All images: Kitiya Palaskas