Mod Pieces Vintage Lamp Bases- Sale! | June 20, 2015

If you have a thing for vintage lamps, you might want to check out the eclectic collection of bases which are currently on sale at Mod Pieces. Hurry up though, 40% off sale ends June 21st!! I kinda want them all...

posted under: Home Décor, Vintage Style

Plum and Ashby | June 17, 2015

San Francisco is meant to be one of the most dog-friendly cities in the world.

And in many cases, it is.

I've witnessed many a dog casually wander into a boutique with their owner- sometimes even cafes and house inspections! A stroll on 24th St in Noe Valley any given Sunday morning will deliver the frequent canine encounter.  Outside the Farmer's Market a multitude of panting pups eagerly await their owners who are picking up their fresh produce for the week. And, of course, beautiful dog parks abound and are usually rife with activity.

The city is seemingly perfect for us and our massively spoilt furkid, Sukie.

The only way San Francico kinda misses the mark on the dog front is their rental property policies. Many properties will claim that they are dog-friendly. It's the usual riff- "We love dogs!"  which will then be followed by these oh so-common caveats- "Small dogs only", "Pets have to be under 40 lbs", or "No 'aggressive' breeds".  Sometimes you'll simply get a long and, oftentimes, baffling list of strictly forbidden breeds.  I mean, Dalmations? Really?

Considering the overt fido-friendliness of this town, the vast challenges we face as owners of a large dog of mixed breed seem strikingly incommensurate. :(


BUT... we are slowly and steadily navigating these confusing new waters and will hopefully secure our next home in this city soon. Fingers crossed!! 

So, enough with the griping and onto happier pooch-related matters! Here's an adorable find for all the dog lovers out there...

Plum and Ashby is a stunning UK-based home accessories brand by Vicky White. I'm simply loving the products inspired by her gorgeous pup Bertie- especially the ceramics! Way to combine perhaps my two favourite things in the world- homewares and dogs!

Take a gander at the whole collection here.

( photos: Plum and Ashby )

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Pet Chic, San Francisco, Sukie

Party Mix... | June 11, 2015

So apparently this is Summer in San Francisco, huh? It's a bit hit n' miss in terms of the California sunshine we've heard so much about!  I'm hoping, however, that whatever the season and wherever you may be, these colourful finds will put you in a Summer party mood! :)

flowers | napkins | cake stand | bowl | pillow | dress | platter | party horns | elephant candle

posted under: Entertaining, Fashion, Home Décor, Parties, Party Mix, Tableware

Holiday Ornaments | November 12, 2014

Here's a quick round-up of some of my favourite holiday ornaments that I've come across so far this year...

'Face Paint' paper ornaments from Kate Spade Saturday.

Elegant, geometric brass ornaments from Kristina Krogh.

Letterpress paper ornaments from Banquet.

Polygon ornaments from Land of Nod.

posted under: Christmas, Holidays, Home Décor

Mixed Bag... | November 10, 2014

So, my weekend ended up being unexpectedly eventful. Among the highlights was some shopping and a yummy lunch at Mighty Boy Eatery, a trip to the Melbourne Design Market at Fed Square, a slow perusal of the awesome books at Metropolis Bookshop, some homemade dumplings from a stall at the Sunday Market at The Arts Centre and a brief stop at the NGV to see the supremely colourful and kooky "Express Yourself" exhibition by Romance was Born. How was your weekend?

cushion | lamp | ring | ceramic herb markers | outfit | cup | table | face mirror | scarf | bow tie

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Jewellery, Melbourne Chic

Mixed Bag of Curiosities... | November 05, 2014

Cute, quirky colourful curiosities. Perhaps unique gifts or treasures for your own collections...

evil eye | toy police cruiser | soap |  stickers | beaded doll | crescent moon | vase | lemon card | kids shoesslug

posted under: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids

Mixed Bag... | November 02, 2014

Hope everyone had a happy weekend! Here's a jumble of colourful goodies to kick-start the week...

lamp | tree decoration | artwork | clutch | cat candle | vase | eyewear (via) | shoes (via)

posted under: Artwork, Christmas, Fashion, Home Décor, Mixed Bag

Styling the Acrylic Tray from West Elm | July 29, 2014

When West Elm recently sent me their clear, rectangle acrylic tray and asked me how I would style it, my mind was flush with all the possibilies! I've secretly had my eye on it for awhile so was thrilled when presented with the opportunity. I love mixing different materials when I style and as the decor in our home is predominantly wood and ceramic, the clear acrylic adds a wonderful new element to the mix.

My first thought was that it would be great as a drinks tray, perfect to accommodate my brand new acrylic Baci Milano champagne flutes (a recent purchase from Terrace Outdoor Living) and also my growing spoon and stirrer collection. I added a festive touch with colourful pom poms from Fenton and Fenton.

Secondly, I'm hopelessly addicted to collecting pretty stationery items, (some, admittedly, that I never actually use but just like to gawk at!) and the clear tray provides a beautiful way to display some of my favourites.

Finally, I had an idea to simply use the tray to stack large coffee-table books. I think it creates a nice alternative to bookends without blocking view of them and it also neatly separates them from other styled elements on display on a sideboard. 

Think of any other creative uses? Let me know!

posted under: Entertaining, Happy Workspace, Home Décor, Parties, Stationery

Teil Duncan | June 16, 2014

The gorgeous colours, the brilliant compositions... lots to love about the Beaches series by Teil Duncan. Although most are of her artworks are already sold, I thought I'd share them here because I find them so inspiring!

Psst.. she also has some prints available in the series!

posted under: Artwork, Home Décor

Mixed Bag... | June 03, 2014

Today's 'Mixed Bag' was inspired by the colours and clash of patterns in this particular outfit from the Spring/Summer collection mentioned in my previous post. I do enjoy a good pattern clash, don't you?

shoes | david lynch iphone wallpaper | tote | dog bowloutfit | cushion | lamp | lips clutch | salt n' pepper shakers | dog leash 

posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Tableware, Tech Accessories

Mixed Bag... | May 26, 2014

So recently, I lost my mind a little and went all housewife-y. Of course, not just ordinary housewife-y but full on Martha because, you know, '10' is my only gear.

Apart from going into psycho-organiser mode- cleaning kitchen cutlery drawers and the like- I started making extensive wishlists for each room. The goal- to improve efficiency, tidiness, functionality, comfort and beauty of each room. (Hello, my name is Amy and I am a nerd.)

In addition, I started making a wishlist for items for a fictional dinner party that may never actually eventuate.  

Now, this may all seem eerily akin to the refined art of procrastination, however, I have definitely found that having a house that is in order, results in a much clearer mind (and, yes, a much prettier house).

Speaking of pretty house things, here's a round-up of some beauties I've had my eye on recently:

lamp | artworkshopper |  ceramic plates |  amber abode sculpture | ceramic tumbler | chair or replica  | planter | dog bed 

posted under: Artwork, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, storytelling

Organised Chaos | January 08, 2014

Just a random jumble of happy snaps to kick off the new year...

Organised Chaos- the state halfway between a complete mess and perfect order- is an acceptable place to reside... 

My 92 year old grandmother unexpectedly attended our Christmas family do. Still a twinkle in her eye...

Prep for a holiday 'Oh Happy Day' project shoot...

A rug for the wishlist. From Weylandts...

Christmas decorations for a family do at ours...

Organised Chaos...

A much needed post Xmas-day nap...

Tasty meal at the Weylandts Kitchen...

Organised Chaos...

Organised Chaos...

Our living room- still a work in progress...

Another event (Xmas) brings forth yet another Sundae Bar. Naturally...

Organised chaos. (Yes, I have a lot of stuff)...

Happy New Year! x

posted under: Bits of Happy, Christmas, Entertaining, Happy Workspace, Holidays, Home Décor, Our Home, Parties, storytelling

Mixed Bag... | December 02, 2013

earrings | mug | shoes (via) | pot plantsbag | mug 2 | cushion | soap | iPhone | bedding | planter

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Jewellery, Kids, Mixed Bag, Tech Accessories

DIY Hexagon Candy Box for Oh Happy Day | November 18, 2013

Find out how to make these cutie-pie Hexagon Candy Boxes on Oh Happy Day. My very first holiday project for 2013! Hope you like :)

posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Home Décor, Oh Happy Day

All of a Piece | October 09, 2013

Really loving this beautiful and oh-so-clever modular tableware

By Earnest Studio and Dana Cannam Design.

P.S. Make sure to watch the video to see it in action!

{ photos All of a Piece website }

posted under: Entertainer Delights, Entertaining, Home Décor, Kitchenware, Tableware

Kip and Co. SS13 | September 11, 2013

Love, love LOVING Kip and Co's latest bedding collection for Spring/Summer. So many bright + gorgeous + super-colourful patterns! Currently fantasising about which items to get. Which are your faves??

Below are my favourite patterns in the collection...

Aaarrgh. Can't decide!

{ photos: Kip and Co.}

posted under: Home Décor

Party Mix... | September 10, 2013

This pastel-toned Party Mix came about when I stumbled upon Kelly Wearstler's bar accessories. Yes, they are a tad pricey...  but they are gorgeous! Particularly her Rose Quartz Wine Stopper and Bejewelled Brass Bottle Opener. Ooer! Would some one like to buy these for me? 

Also, have you seen Jonathan Adler's latest fall collection? Worth a peek.

confetti | chair | cupcake liners | coaster | boxes | glitter hearts | lolly bag | stopper | bottle opener

posted under: Drink, Entertainer Delights, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties, Party Mix, Stationery, Tableware

Spring Fever! | September 02, 2013

We're getting our first taste of the warmer months ahead! Sunshine is forecast for the next few days... the first hints of colour have sprung up in our garden... Sukie has returned to her favourite pastime of having a snoozy afternoon sunbake on our backyard deck. Very excited for the return of Spring! :)

folders | iPhone case | clutch | sandals | pencils | flower art | hammock chair | earrings

posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Outdoors, Stationery, Tech Accessories

Without Ice-cream... | August 20, 2013

true dat.


posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Illustration

Geometric Delights | August 16, 2013

No doubt you've noticed the current trend of geometric shapes, pastel hues and gold accents...

Here are a couple of my favourites in this area:

These coasters by Rissa Sandman...

...and this unique wedding styling concept on 100 Layer Cake with Concept and Art direction by Indie Wed and Photography by Amanda Megan Miller Photography  (see post for full list of credits and pics)... so beautiful!

posted under: Entertainer Delights, Entertaining, Food, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties, Tableware, Weddings
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