Roksanda Resort 2016 | June 23, 2015

The colourful, geometric / graphic awesomeness of Roksanda Resort 2016. Check out more pics here!

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posted under: Fashion

Let's Get Silly | October 30, 2013

We're heading into the time of year that Australians commonly refer to as the 'Silly Season'. The Christmas and holiday season is when everything goes a wee bit pear-shaped.. but in a good way. It's my favourite time of year. Something about the mass festivity provides ample heart cockle warm-age. I find even the uber-tacky tinsel laden shop windows and garish clashes of red and green not only tolerable but, strangely, endearing.

I feel a particular kinship with the season. The truth is, I'm actually one big, fuzzy ball of silliness. Some may say, on occasion, a full-blown nut-job. If you ask why our marriage is successful, both Mark and I would wholeheartedly agree that it's the 'silly' factor. Mark and I are, basically, two over-grown children. 

However, I only really show this part of myself to my nearest and dearest. To others I resort to ridiculously unsustainable perfectionism in an effort to avoid criticism or confrontation. I have a pathological fear of making mistakes, especially publicly. You know, because then you won't like me and I won't be invited to your party.

One of my favourite apps ever is Unstuck- it's a brilliant little resource that, strangely enough, helps you get 'unstuck'. They also have an awesome newsletter which I find endlessly helpful and inspiring. This morning I watched this cute video on their blog where kids answer the question 'What does it mean to fail?'. First of all, WOW, some of them were remarkably insightful for their age. Secondly, it got me thinking about how all of us 'serious adults', especially those pursuing a creative path, should really just let it all go and simply be children again, especially in our professional lives!  By setting an atmosphere of sheer silliness could we possibly remove the expectation from others for constant perfection and remove the stigma against public failure? Failure is such a crucial part of our creative process, it should be accepted, and perhaps even applauded, just as much as our successes. After all, it's when I am at my most 'silly' and free from ego that I am at my most creative.

So I'm hoping all this sudden, uncharacteristic disclosure will somehow open a door for me to being a little more 'silly' in my work and more forthcoming about my creative process- during this silly season and, hopefully, beyond.  As I am writing this, I feel that familiar pang of doubt from the commitment it poses. However, I've putting it out there... and, well, if I fail at being publicly silly, then I suppose that's ok too. :)

In the meantime, check out this batch of holiday silliness.

posted under: Christmas, Holidays, storytelling

Random Lovelies.. | June 21, 2013

I haven't tackled one of these posts in awhile.... you know, the random mish-mash of details from our home. So I figured it was probably time :)

Firstly, my obsession with bowls has gone a tad out of control. What you see above, is not the complete collection, mind you. They're just so dang pretty. I can't resist.

I just need to find a creative way to display them all.

My latest weakness, however, is for pot plants. A growing collection currently inhabits the top of our bar.

Ok, let's face it, this is merely an excuse to collect interesting planters and feed my insatiable hunger for pretty ceramics. Shh... don't tell anyone.

I went to The Collectors Corner at Gardenworld earlier this week with the intention of buying an airplant. I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer variety. Who knew? I waded through hundreds of succulents, cacti and airplants and eventually (whilst on the brink of a head explosion) settled on the succulent below and the prettiest airplant I could find (far right on the bar).

Gardenworld is a plant-lovers paradise. For a mere dabbler, such as myself, it can be a tad overwhelming but still very much worth the visit!

And in other random lovelies...

Saturday lunch. Boiled eggs, spring onion, Simon Johnson mayo, spelt toast. Yum.

Oh, and my gift tag obsession continues... This time I'm using images from an old Ted Baker catalogue.

And it just wouldn't be right to not include a little 'Sukie' in here...

It's funny, the unique vernacular that starts to develop within a household. For example, Sukie takes meds each morning. To make these more palatable, we thickly envelop them in peanut butter. Mark has nicknamed her meds "Scooby Snacks". The mere mention of those words and Sukie becomes a frantic mess. Probably because he also lets her lick the spoon when she's finished!

Sukie, like most dogs, understands the word 'Walk'. So, to avoid any premature paw stamping, circular jumping, and tail wag action,  Mark has started to get creative when discussing the activity. Each time, he uses different code words. It started with "Are you ready to monkey the monkey?" but, in recent times, I'm pretty sure I caught him saying "You ready to hand-crochet the alabaster?". Go figure.

Do you remember when I bought this lovely print by Mia Oatley? I forgot to mention that I got it framed. Wowsers. How is it that the framing is about a zillion times more expensive than the artwork itself? Looks pretty though. I have yet to decide where to hang it...

And that's all the news! If you like this kinda jazz, visit Sundayland.

Happy Friday everybody! :)

posted under: Home Décor, Our Home, storytelling, Sukie, Sundayland

Collier Campbell | May 30, 2012

Stunning hand-painted designs for silk scarves, cushions, mugs, totes and stationery from Collier Campbell.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Fashion

Collected | February 10, 2012

I have a particular weakness for homewares...such as, colourful bowls and interesting glassware. Shown above are the current state of my collections in the aforementioned areas. Not shown above are my vast collections of teapots, teacups, bottles and jars.

There are only two things I know for certain in this life- Firstly, that all these collections will continue to grow at an alarming rate, despite having run out of excuses for why such growth is necessary. Secondly, that I have absolutely no willpower whatsoever.

{ photos by Amy Moss }

posted under: Home Décor, storytelling, Tableware

Triangular Mugs by Sonodesign | December 08, 2011

Pretty mugs with pretty triangles in pretty colours. By Sonodesign

{ via carnival }

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Tableware

Mixed Bag... October 20, 2011 | October 20, 2011

Sydney Vintage Table Lamp from Mod Pieces

2012 Watercolour Calendar from Terrain

Piano Nobile Pocket Notebooks from R&L Goods

Huge Party Cards by Hazel Stark

Tatler Sofa from Oz Furniture Design

Typographic wood artwork by Jordan Metcalf

Small Arrows Bowls from Deep Dark Africa {via The Style Files}

Small Knit Colour Cozy Mug from Leif

Get the Hint Stickers from Urban Outfitters

Cute photo of Audrey Hepburn

Spira Pomerans Pink Swedish Cushion from Hus and Hem

First Kiss Tea towel from Satsuki Shibuya

Payton Restyled Vintage Table Lamp from Mod Pieces

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware, Mixed Bag, Stationery

Country Road Spring 2011 | August 12, 2011

I'm really loving the beautiful hues in Country Road's spring 2011 collection that encompasses both fashion and homewares...and that pleated maxi dress is just stunning- the colour just screams springtime!

posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Tableware

Giveaway!! Badge Set from Tea and Ceremony | July 29, 2011

Talented UK designer Sandra Igbodo of Tea and Ceremony is generously giving away this gorgeous Happy Badge Party Pack (which I featured recently) to a lucky Eat Drink Chic reader. Sandra designs some very cute and colourful goodies that are all handmade with love so go check them out in her shop!

To enter, simply leave a comment at the end of this post. A winner will be randomly selected from the comments. Only one entry per person and please make sure to include your full first name and first initial of your last name as well as a valid email address. Competition closes on Thursday August 4th at 9pm (Australian EST). The winner will be announced the following day! Good luck and thanks Sandra! xo

posted under: Giveaway, Parties, Stationery

New York Stories by Citta Design | July 14, 2011

Loving these picks from Citta Design's latest season of homewares inspired by New York.

posted under: Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Tableware

Fab Four... May 9, 2011 | May 09, 2011

{ 1 } Tea Towel from H&M

{ 2 } Urban graphic mugs from Big Tomato Company

{ 3 } Cube cart side table from Orson and Blake

{ 4 } Hand-printed rag kit from House Industries

posted under: Fab Four, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Tableware

A Cool Palette | March 02, 2011


01.  'Everybody on the Floral' necklace from Make Believe

02.  Card and envelope from Specklefarm

03.  Mr & Mrs Muse mugs from Jonathan Adler

04.  Retro Fridge from Smeg

05.  Cayenne Dress (grey) from Kling

06.  Turquoise 'Le Versha' chair from Anthropologie

07.  Harlequin socks from Kate Spade

08.  Ruffle pillow from H&M

09.  Heart cup and saucer from The Spoon Sisters

10.  Postcards from Specklefarm

11.  Megan Miller 'Caribbean' nail polish from Anthropologie

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Moody Hues, Stationery, Tableware, Vintage Style

Mixed Bag... Jan 18, 2011 | January 18, 2011

01 Valentine's Balloon Card by Rifle Design

02 Spade Bon Shopper bag from Kate Spade

03 Looks like the making of a great typeface by Evanmade

04 Mug by Lisa Stickley

05 Rainbow ballpoint pens from Kikkerland.

06 Areaware Jack Russell Cushion spotted at Smallable

07 Heart stamp as part of Valentine's Mailing Set at Cavallini and Co.

08 Pretty photo by Stefania Paparelli

posted under: Mixed Bag, Valentines Day

Citta Design | December 10, 2010

Loving the bright and colourful, Mexican inspired homewares from Citta Design.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware
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