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 }

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

Daisy is Electric | October 04, 2013

Inspired by Gatsby's Daisy Buchanon, the white label Fall 2013 collection from Wildfox Couture is just a bit of sparkly fun, ain't it?

XO
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posted under: Fashion

FREE "Read My Lips" Notecards | October 03, 2013

Recently, (somewhere in between wolfishly tearing through self-improvement books and multiple failed attempts to curb a sugar addiction), I designed these mini lip-shaped notecards. The seemingly ubiquitous 'lips' motif, sported in many a fashion collection these days, finally snagged me and, as trends have a tendency to do, refused to let go. And so I was hopelessly compelled to design these little smoochies. Well, they are pretty freaking cute, aren't they? 

It's as easy as pie to make: Download, Print, Cut. Fold. Write a fabulous message inside. 

Oh, and I've also included gift tag versions as a bonus. Mwah!

Continue to download your freebies...

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Valentines Day

Free Printable "Sweet New Year" Calendar 2014 | September 30, 2013

Hey Folks, due to the popularity of last year's 'Sweet New Year' Calendar and requests from readers, I have updated it for 2014!

It would make a cute birthday or Christmas gift... or you could just keep it for yourself! :)

Continue to download your freebie!

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posted under: Christmas, Desserts, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Illustration, Stationery

Bits of Happy... | September 27, 2013

I am excitedly developing maybe 3 or 4 party-related projects for this blog concurrently. If my head was to explode (from sheer creative overload), there would be a glorious mountain of confetti, glitter and noisemakers in the middle of our home. Hmmm.. that actually sounds like fun.

Meanwhile, the anticipation of Christmas, and all the dazzling creative possibilities that it carries, slowly insinuates itself into my overly-wired mind, leaving an even greater trail of confusion and anxiety in its wake. 

Every so often, this happens. (Um... once a month). My impatience to see all my ideas come into fruition immediately, leaves me overwhelmed and, subsequently, paralysed.

I am then reminded- take things one step at a time. As much as you would love to rush headlong into every project and have everything done and dusted in one fell swoop, this is simply not possible. Take a break from looking at the big picture. Focus solely on the task at hand. It may be just a tiny, simple detail but it's a crucial one and it needs to be completed before you can move onto the next.

Sound advice. Wish I didn't keep forgetting it.

Much like the multitude of projects currently making noise in my head, I have recently been amassing a vast collection of props and craft materials. Currently homeless, they create one giant, albeit colourful, mess across my work/dining tabletop. I did, however, have the bright idea of storing my sequin collection in Happy Lab test tubes. Well, that's something at least. One step at a time...

Have a happy weekend folks! :)

XO
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posted under: Bits of Happy, Craft, Happy Workspace, storytelling

Miss Mexicana by Mister Zimi | September 25, 2013

Loving the bright, summery patterns in this festive, Mexican-inspired collection from Mister Zimi. Don't the pics make you smile? You just can't go wrong with an over-abundance of pineapples.

Be sure to check out the cute video.

{ via: Broadsheet | photos: Mister Zimi }

XO
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posted under: Fashion

Julia Kostreva iPhone Covers | September 23, 2013

I get a tiny thrill everytime I find an email in my inbox from Julia Kostreva. This is because I know this means she's got some new goodies to share and they're always blog-worthy! Loving her chic iPhone covers. My fave is the white marble- what's yours?

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Happy Workspace, On the Town, Tech Accessories

Candy Greetings for 'Oh Happy Day' | September 17, 2013

So I mentioned my recent obsession with pink and red right? Check out my latest project for Oh Happy Day!

XO
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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Oh Happy Day, Parties, Stationery

On the Town... | September 17, 2013

I seem to be in a bit of a pink and red mood of late. I haven't the faintest idea why, especially since we're nowhere near Valentine's Day, but it is what it is...

If I had a spare $560 dollars and the ability to balance on an upright pencil, I would get these shoes.  Who am I kidding, I would probably never wear them. I would just put them on display in our living room and gawk at them all day. Or perhaps eat them for dessert. They look like candy. Speaking of candy, I'm currently coveting this super cute 'Candy Shop' nail polish by Deborah Lippmann. It's sparkly and colourful. What's not to love.

Lips, lips, lips. Lips are everywhere these days and how genius to make them into a cosmetic pouch....

I know cupcakes have been done to death. I think we may have moved onto donuts... but they're still a pretty gosh darn tasty accessory. Mark and I visited Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle a couple of years ago. Check out their Black Forest number and salivate accordingly. (By the way, do you know they have a book out?)

lips pouch | dress | personalised pencils | shoes | iPad case | cupcake | nail polish

XO
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posted under: Desserts, Fashion, Food, Gift Ideas, On the Town, Stationery, Tech Accessories

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.}

XO
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posted under: Home Décor

Glacier Ball | September 11, 2013

Isn't this awesome? A silicone mould that creates a 2.5" slow-melting ice ball. So elegant! You can also create them in different colours to accompany your various drinks. Comes in a pack of 2. Grab it here!

XO
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posted under: Drink, Entertainer Delights, Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Parties

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

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

Happy Friday + Free Wallpaper! | September 05, 2013

Hey Folks! I've whipped up some goodies to brighten up your phones... Happy Friday everyone! :)

Continue to download your freebies...

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posted under: Free Stuff, Happy Workspace, Tech Accessories

Clutch and Pouch | September 04, 2013

You may have noticed the semi-recent explosion of adorable clutches and pouches. There are simply too many to list! However, I couldn't resist putting together a little round-up of some of my faves. They're all a little reminiscent of candy, don't you think? My hands down absolute favourite is the Lulu Guinness perspex lips clutch! In fact, I'm loving this recent trend of transparent bags. 

Make sure to also check out- Falconwright pouches, more awesome Lulu Guinness clutches, all the pretties from Baba Souk, the entire collection of iPhone pouches at Blackbird and the Owl and pouches from Melbourne's own Georgie Cummings...

Oh, and if you discover any other gems, let me know! :)

lips | glitter bug | pink stripe | triangles | apple | round | glitter

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, On the Town, Tech Accessories

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

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

Paper Goodies from Lagom Design | August 28, 2013

Hey folks, sorry for the disappearing act. Been a tad under the weather lately...

Today I thought I'd share with you some delicious paper goodies from Lagom Design. In particular, I'm loving their gift wrap but I also adore these greeting cards (below) which are part of the Postco collection designed by Kelly Hyatt. Aren't they cute?

As you can see, I'm just a big sucker for gold foiling! :)

{ photos: Lagom Design }

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

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

true dat.

(via)

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Illustration

Out and About... | August 20, 2013

If you're crazy about bright colour (with a touch of quirk), you may enjoy these happy-vibe accessories I've rounded up for you! :)

I'm ready for winter to be over now, thank-you.

keyring + clutch (via) | notebook | earrings | pen | scissors (via) | rings (via) | sunnies | phone case | outfit

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Jewellery, On the Town, Stationery, Tech Accessories, Travel

Mara Hoffman Resort 2014 | August 19, 2013

Completely in love with the stunning patterns and vibrant colours in Mara Hoffman's Resort 2014 collection. And those shoes!!

XO
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posted under: Fashion

Party Mix... | August 16, 2013

I don't know about you but I'm not a huge fan of occasions overflowing with too much elegance and formality. My ideal party consists of mixing sophisticated elements with a whole lot of colour and whimsy... 

brass trivet | DIY surprise ball | tea glass | sparklers | DIY escort card | trolley bar | cocktail stirrers | decanters | crystal sticks

XO
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posted under: Drink, Entertaining, Parties, Party Mix
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