Thursday, 30 August 2012

ferm favourite.


Spring is only two days away here, but before bidding goodbye to winter I thought it would be wise to take a peak at Ferm Living's Autumn/ Winter 2012 collection. I must confess I love it all, every cushion, strip of wallpaper, tea cup and candle holder - those danes can't put a design foot wrong. I am sure you will be equally enamoured. Take a look at the entire catalogue here.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

i do wedding tea towels part two - kate bordessa.

more tea towels from the i do wedding tea towels range

  Q & A with  Kate Bordessa of i do wedding teatowels, wallallure and my wooden heart.

How would you describe yourself?
Determined, awkward, funny, considerate and brave.

What was your childhood dream?
To be the exact opposite of what my parents wanted me to become.

What led you done your current path?
Exciting times, holidays and yo-yo dieting.

What do you love most about what you do?
Drinking a perfect coffee while working. 
tea towels from kate's my wooden heart label
When do you feel most inspired?
When I'm happy :)

Who do you admire?
People who manage to do more than I do! 

What challenges have you had to overcome?
Everyday is a challenge one way or another.... The only way past them is usually through them. 

What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment?
The very first time I sold something that I had made with my hands... other than food!! It was a painting of leaves for $50!

What is your idea of happiness?
When my little boy all of two and a half touches my face with his filthy pudgy little hands and tells me he loves me! 

What’s next?
World domination baa haa haa!

When the weekend rolls around what do you love to:
Read - the daily what (tumblr)
Watch - my weight.
Cook - every single night!!
Create - everyday.
Listen to - Silence whenever I can.
Dream About - Going to America.
Look Forward To - waking up in the morning!! 

Monday, 27 August 2012

profile leesa + kate - i do wedding tea towels.

kate with one of the i do wedding tea towel range
leesa with one of the i do wedding tea towel range
kate and leesa playing wedding dress - dressups
I do wedding tea towels was born out of case of one-upmanship by tea towel devotees Kate Bordessa and Leesa Gordon. Kate is the talent behind Wallallure and new company My Wooden Heart, while Leesa owns and runs Lamington, a beautiful homewares store in a prime position on Hastings St in Noosa.
In addition to their love of tea towels both are equally obsessed with weddings and by way of compensating for their less than elaborate 'big day' the pair decided to launch, i do wedding tea towels, which combines their passions.
A new take on wedding invitations, brides and grooms can customise their very own tea towel to create a memorable and handy invite. Available in a range of colourways and designs, the screen printed tea towels are a wonderful keep-sake and also look great framed. Check out the range here.
As both Leesa and Kate are an incredibly talented duo, I've split their profile across two posts. Read about Leesa below and stay tuned for part two tomorrow.

How would you describe yourself?
Sarcastic, generous, foodie, wino, lovely (my son Charlie told me to write that one).

What was your childhood dream?
To become Miss Australia but when I got to about 12 years old I realised I wasn't the most beautiful girl in the world like my parents had always told me.

What led you down your current path?
Choosing which fork to take when opportunities arise.

What do you love most about what you do?

Where do you seek inspiration?
In front of my Apple Mac.

Who do you admire?
My son's school teacher - Tania. The most genuine, lovely woman ever.
What challenges have you had to overcome?
There is always challenges to overcome. I just plough through them to get to where I need to go.

What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment?
Giving birth but it was a bit more than a pinch.

What is your idea of happiness?
Monday night magazine - either Woman’s Day or New Idea - whichever cover looks like it has the most gossip.

What is next?
To conquer the world one tea towel at a time.

When the weekend rolls around what do you love to:
Read - Gourmet Traveller magazine
Watch- Noosa Film Society movies.
Cook- Scones with my son, Charlie.
Create- Window displays at my shop Lamington.
Listen to- Gotye, Lykke Li, Fleetwood Mac.
Dream about- Relaxing but never do.
Look forward to- Collectorama Antique Fair every 3 months.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

new citta moda barcelona.

Citta Design's new Spring Summer Collection Moda Barcelona has just been launched. Inspired by the warmth, vibrancy and eclecticism of Barcelona, the collection features a palette of hot floral tones, muted citrus hues and the warm greens and blues. Bright and cheery it makes you want to pour yourself sangria and kick your heels up.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

profile jaynie johnson - blacklist studio prints.

nathan and jaynie johnson of blacklist studio prints
Created by dreamers (Jaynie and Nathan Johnson)for dreamers, the lastest collection from blacklist studio prints - Young Hearts, is all about love. It is easy to see their inspiration is heavily influenced by a love of great design, typography, a little boho chic and lots of music. Who knew lyrics could look so good! One of their older prints below always makes me smile. If your walls are in need of a little love check out their entire collection here you'll be smitten. 
How would you describe yourself?
Dreamer, spontaneous, kind, relaxed and driven.

What was your childhood dream?
To have a family.

What led you down your current path?
Meeting my husband Nathan was the catalyst for all the lovely and good things in my life....and then becoming a mother led us on this current path.....

What do you love most about what you do?
Doing it with the one I love.

Where do feel most inspired?
In the garden and when we travel.

Who do you admire?
Definitely a load of people.

What challenges have you had to overcome?
The fact that there are never enough hours in the day, so learning to delegate certain roles....having amazing people around us helps us to be able to do this....asking for help...that's been the biggest challenge to overcome.

What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment?
Oh boy.....for us our everyday, the mundane, comings and goings of life seem very surreal to us....we get to live in the most amazing area, with the most wonderful people, being able to make a living doing what we love. The fact that our family is involved in the adventure makes it even sweeter. 

What are your top creative resources?
hmmmmm.....blogs: design sponge and the selby (always those two)
Book: Palms and also my Sister Corita gets referenced often....
Music: Bob Stamper.

What is your idea of happiness?
Loving the ones you live with. 

What's next?
A holiday....and then a new range will be out in February 2013.....between then and now, we will be releasing a bunch of small edition screen prints....and hopefully an exhibition of Nathan's paintings somewhere soon too.

When the weekend rolls around what do you love to:
Read - magazines and papers.
Watch- Million Dollar Listings New York.
Cook- Soup and choc chip cookies.
Create- T-shirts for our daughter.
Listen to- Beach Haus.
Dream about- Renovating our house, holidays and new ventures.
Look forward to- friends stopping by.

Monday, 20 August 2012

tasty classics.


If you've read Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations now it is time to get your hands on a few more classics... Lantern's Cookery Classics. Featuring some of Australia's most celebrated chefs, the books are filled with timeless recipes which no doubt will become dinner and dessert staples. Yumo! Stacked on your kitchen shelves, the little orange classics will also make you look like a literary, foodie aficionado. Available soon, you can get a taste of the whole collection here.

Friday, 17 August 2012

inaluxe love.

Is it too early to start compiling a Christmas wishlist? Definitely not, these prints by inaluxe have just gone straight to the top of my list. I LOVE them! Some of these have already sold out, so I think it is best to snap up a few quick smart. Hint hint, nudge nudge...

atlas 59 by inaluxe 
atlas 39 by inaluxe
duchamp by inaluxe
blossom 9 by inaluxe
blossom 4 by inaluxe
flora by inaluxe
midnight lovers by inaluxe