Handsom S/S 2013 | September 24, 2012

Stripes, pleats, striking colour and pattern combos, a touch of quirkiness... This spring/summer collection from Handsom ticks all my boxes. Love it!

{ spotted in Frankie mag }

XO
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posted under: Melbourne Chic, Fashion

Weekend Projects | September 21, 2012

The weekend is almost upon us and the first project for me to tackle is catching up on some much-needed sleep! I've recently found myself trapped in a ridiculous little ritual. Each morning at some dark, god-forsaken hour, I wake to an onslaught of thoughts and project ideas for this blog and for our home.... It then takes me hours to get back to sleep.

Speaking of ideas, I recently came up with this cute and simple little DIY project... 

Believe me, nobody hates the idea of hacking up magazines more than I do but there is so much seriously beautiful photography going on in cooking mags these days (the rustic textures, the vibrant colours, the scrummy styling...) that I thought it would be great to turn fragments of these images into gift tags. Or, perhaps more fittingly, tags to attach to cutlery for table-setting decorations. 

Cut out some visually interesting segments from your magazine (in a uniform size), then stick them onto thick kraft card and cut to size. Punch a hole at the top and attach some twine. Voila.

I find the best mags are the ones that use thick, rough-textured, matte stock. Jamie Magazine is a great example.

Of course, If you're super lazy like me and don't mind spending a little extra money on the project, you can cheat and get these awesome heavy-weight kraft tags and just stick the magazine cuttings directly onto them.

Oh, and if you really hate the idea of hacking up your mag, just buy a second copy to keep!

There's a weekend project for ya.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the weekend. Apart from catching up on sleep and tackling some decorating projects I'm also intent on spending some quality time with Sukie in our (newly tidied up) backyard. She has a new toy that has actually survived an entire week. It's still fully intact and functioning. We're so proud. 

Happy Friday! xo

{ photos by Amy Moss }

XO
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posted under: Our Home, Sukie, Stationery, Home Décor, Do It Yourself, Entertaining, storytelling

Mixed Bag... September 19, 2012 | September 14, 2012

{ Artwork } from Castle

Yellow Jielde Signal Table { lamp } from Daedal

Small { bowl } from By Joost

Zulu Ilala palm { basket } from Baskets of Africa

{ Seed packets } from The Balcony Gardener

{ Outfit } from Spring/ Summer 2012 collection by Gorman

{ Succulent } tea lights from Leif

{ Thanks } folded note cards from Sugar Paper

{ Hello } speech bubble stamp from Wit and Whistle { via Papercrave }

Calvin { leather chair } from DwellStudio

XO
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posted under: Mixed Bag, Stationery, Home Décor, Tableware, Artwork, Fashion

FREE Printable 'Let's Do Ice-Cream' Cards | September 13, 2012

Here are those "Let's Do Ice-Cream" cards that I promised. Print them out and use them to make Ice-Cream dates with your friends!

Read on to download your freebie!

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posted under: Stationery, Free Stuff

FREE Desktop Wallpaper | September 11, 2012

Top of the morning to you all! Looks like another beautiful spring day in Melbourne. Hope you enjoy this appropriately colourful desktop wallpaper I've whipped up.

Read on to download your freebie!

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posted under: Digital Wallpaper, Free Stuff

Crystal Bulb Pendant Lights | September 07, 2012

How STUNNING are these crystal bulb pendants?!  From Lee Broom.

{ via The Cool Hunter on Pinterest }

 

XO
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posted under: Home Décor

FREE Printable "Let's Do Coffee" Cards | September 03, 2012

Ahhh... coffee. I gave up caffeine a number of years ago because I found that it did strange things to both my mood and my stomach. When I say 'strange', I don't mean in a good way.

I deeply miss coffee.  Especially that first cup in the morning that provides you with the all-important ability to function as a normal human being. In truth, I find the ritual of it more compelling than the actual taste. Also the social aspect-  sharing a cup of coffee over a deep and meaningful (and oftentimes, not so deep and meaningful!) with a friend.

So, for all you lucky coffee drinkers out there, (as envious as I am of you all), I've designed these "Let's do Coffee" cards that you can use to make coffee dates with friends. They are business card size which means that you can carry them around in your wallet. 

Furthermore, I was inspired to create a series of "Let's Do" cards. Above is a sneak peek.... I will be releasing the other two soon!

Read on to download your freebie!

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posted under: Free Stuff, Stationery