About James + Steph

A bit about us

We got together in the summer of '10, after knowing each other since we were 15 or so. Fast forward almost a decade and we live in a tiny house on 5 acres outside of Brisbane, Australia. Our tiny house is a 1979 caravan that we affectionately named Rexann. Like most people, we adore travelling. Instead of flying to countries overseas, our desire is to continue exploring Australia in more depth. In fact, in mid-2016 we spent a month driving 10,000 kms around Australia.
We also enjoy living simply at home. We live, work and sleep in a 1979 pop-top caravan. Our caravan is surrounded by lots of space. We find the space lends itself to fuelling our creative inspiration. The trees sway. The sun rises and sets. Everything feels connected when we're at home. We're into designing, photographing and working with brands that beat to the rhythm of their own drum. Thank you so much for reading. — James and Steph

Frequently asked questions 

How do you create your imagery for your blog?
Most of the content on our site has been created by us. We shoot wherever we go — whether we're at home, travelling or somewhere in between. We shoot all of our images with our Nikon D7000 with a 55mm lens. Occasionally, we will use our iPhone 5c. We then process all of our images in Lightroom using a filter that we created. Depending on the post, we then add typography in Photoshop. For typefaces, we use a mixture of our own typeface, existing typefaces and hand lettering. To create our original typeface, Viscount, we drew all of the letters by hand, edited them in Photoshop, then put them into a piece of typeface software that ensures the kerning, ligatures and spacing are accurate. Our hand lettering is drawn on paper, scanned and then edited in Photoshop. If we are shooting on our iPhone we use VSCO CAM for editing images.
How is your blog built?
Our blog runs on the WordPress platform and is a custom designed site by us.
Can I hire you to design a similar site for me?
We no longer build websites (outside of maintaining our own). Though we've enjoyed building websites for clients in the past, it isn't something we are able to focus on any longer. If you'd like a web developer recommendation from us, please email us here.
Are you married?
Yes we are. We first met at 15 and got married at 20. You can see photos from our spring wedding here.
Where do you live?
We live in a 1979 caravan on 5 acres of land about an hour outside of Brisbane's city in Australia. You can tour our tiny home here or learn more about why we love living in a tiny home here.
What are you doing when you are not blogging?
When we're not creating content and writing articles, we are running our creative consultancy, experimenting with tasty slow-cooker recipes, travelling around Australia, posting photos on Instagram, hiking in the bush nearby, recording music (that one's all James!) and watching Netflix.
If you have any questions, queries or comments, feel free to say hello via the form below. Or email us at ourlifeblood@gmail.com. Please allow up to 48 hours for us to respond to your message.
We love working with brands and businesses and are happy to create partnerships of all shapes and sizes. Please email Steph at ourlifeblood@gmail.com.
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