Friday, September 30, 2011

a new print?

A new print? Maybe.... or it could be the beginnings of a long lingering idea.
Been thinking about this for a while and have had requests for a certain type of print, so maybe it's time.

Stay tuned.

Happy Friday!  xx

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

loving my... emily green necklace

I purchased this little number a few weeks ago, and have to say I love it! I bought it, so must of liked it, but I can't stop wearing it. And the colours are gorgeous. They make me happy. And what is so cute, is that both the boys love looking at it and playing with it when I wear it.
It was so hard choosing just one, I may need to pop another on my birthday wish list....
Emily Green is a Melbourne based designer who makes artworks, brooches and necklaces. I am sure you have seen her work around town, and now she is selling her wares in the equally stunning Obus stores. Shopping heaven. xx

Friday, September 23, 2011

uimi.... oh wow!

So I have discovered this gorgeous brand while floating around online... uimi how did I not know about them? The colours, the materials are all so amazing. Here are some great Summer scarves, (see more here) but there are also Winter ones, and beautiful things for babies and kids and blankets for the home. What a great find at the end of the working week. Happy now. xx

Thursday, September 22, 2011

new posters... modern aussie aminals

A little sneak peak at our new poster range. They are coming.... now that we have our lovely uncoated paper sorted, they are being printed as we speak. hooray. These little beauties by Nick, are part of a new set of Australian Animal posters. A new spin on our national treasures, and they work nicely with a modern interior.
More sneaky peaks soon.... alphabets, and more animals.  And they will all be for sale on our site in the next few weeks. (hopefully) Things can take longer than we hope sometimes.  fingers crossed. xx

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

my beach boys

I was flicking through my iphoto pics today and found this shot from our beach holiday at the start of the year. Hasn't this year flown by.... that feels like it was only the other day and here we are in September! Bring on Spring and bring on Summer holidays.....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Styling with: Penguin News

1. Stockholm Cushion, Black, White, Ikea
2. Ribba Frame, Black, Ikea
2. Penguin News Art Print, Printspace
3. Kajsa Träd Cushion Cover, Black, White, Ikea
4. Replica Poul Henningsen Ph4 1/2 - 4 Pendant Lamp, Matt Blatt
5. Enzo Sofa, Jardan
6. Wild & Wolf Orange Trim Phone, Illustrated Living
7. Ceramic Vase No.3, Ferm Living
8. Cushion, Chevron In Orange, Bonnie And Neil

Our Penguin News Print is a lovely shade of orange. A great colour to decorate with, and being a lover of all things for the home, I thought, why not give this little print it's own room?
 And a good excuse to visit some of my favourite brands and be inspired too!
Happy decorating. x

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Colour Heaven... The Pantone Hotel

Colour. It's such a huge part of every designers day (and life). And Pantone is king of colour. I stumbled across this little gem on FB the other day and thought, hmmm, it deserves further investigation. You will find this stunningly designed hotel by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, in Brussels. With a canvas on white, the colours POP.  Yes there is a Pantone Hotel. Brilliant, brilliant idea. Who would ever think to do this, and yet now that you see it, well why wouldn't you? Inspired,  oh I think so.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Designer Pop Up Sale!

Our very first Pop Up Sale..... on this week.
Mixed in with some lovely brands, (I think I'll be doing some shopping too!)

We are clearing the last few season's stock: discontinued paper, discontinued sizes.
Lots of designs available.
All stock will be on SALE!!! Yay.

NB. The current range as seen on our web site will not be on sale.