Thursday, July 29, 2010

Posters and Prints

Sharilyn at Lovely Design recently posted about the collection of prints that she has framed and hung around her beautiful little home.  She has such an eye for colour and display.  I just love all of these.

All images via Lovely Design

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tongue and Groove - Lighting

Tongue and Groove Interiors in Melbourne have some cracking goodies.  Check out some of the lighting in their product range:

I actually gasped out loud when I saw this beautiful light by Kate Stokes of Coco Flip
The Coco pendant light is produced in Melbourne from turned Victorian Ash timber and spun aluminium and is available in white or black.  600mm diameter. $1,500

Protea 1 by Western Australian designer Tim Whiteman.   Available in both laminated European Beech timber and 100% recycled polypropylene. 

Cable Jewellery by Volker Haug

Wow Shade by Volker Haug.  Spun Aluminum Shade, custom stenciled inside. 520mm diameter, RRP $984.50

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shareen Joel Collection for Lockwood

Hard to get excited about door hardware, I know - but just came across these handles by Shareen Joel for Lockwood.  I have a squillion doors to paint and find hardware for.  These are no doubt out of my price range when you add up how many we need, but still.........I likey.

Via Lockwood Australia

Monday, July 19, 2010

Vintage girls room

So pretty. Marimekko wallpaper rocks.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I am planning a re-do of our bomb-site study.  Loads and loads of storage is required, so I no longer have an excuse to stand at the door, throw and run.   I'm toying with the idea of a dark, statement wallpaper with a few floating shelves as a bit of a 'Hey! Look at me!' as you walk through our front door (it's the first room you walk past).   Is that loopy?  Will I want to put rocks in my pockets and throw myself into the nearest river when I wake up the next morning and wonder what I've done?

Check out this from Skona Hem.  It's from the same house as my dream kitchen inspiration.  Not sure if dragon wallpaper (this one is by Osborne and Little) is a bit to asian-y for me....but I do like the feel.  And the timber shelving.

 How about some cockatoos by Catherine Martin?

Or something more subtle, like Woods by Cole and Sons?

Shown here with white floating shelves, a la our study.

I also like Bindweed by Ferm Living.  Currently on sale for $80 per roll! Tempting.

 I am also contemplating something a little different on the lighting front.  Maybe the St Paul Belle Light by Lightly?

A cluster of globe lights from Koskela? (apologies for dodgy image)

The Criss Cross by Bernabeifreeman?  In white.  Or yellow?

Or a Nelson Bubble wall lamp from Spence and Lyda.

Ooooh la la.  So many decisions.  So much fun!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Eckersley Garden Architecture

How's this for a totally hot Aussie garden?  So in love with it.  Now I guess I just need to move somewhere that it actually rains, so I can have a schmiko green lawn like this one.

Oh, and a couple of those butterfly chairs too, please.

Eckersley Garden Architecture are the dudes responsible.  If only they could work their magic on my little piece of dead earth.

All images Eckersley Garden Architecture

Real Estate

A cruise around always provides a little inspiration:

I like some of the exterior details of this home in Ashurton, Victoria. No swearing cab drivers unable to find the house number here!  I'm particularly sold on the timber  clad garage - we despo need to do something like this out the front of our place. 

 Same dark charcoal I want to paint the exterior of our place, and a timber clad garage door.  Noice.
 Every time I see a David Trubridge coral pendant light, my lust for one gets stronger and stronger....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Felt Flower Pillows

Ooooh ahhhh.  Just stumbled upon this gorgeous felt flower how-to on Purl Bee.   On the must do list!

Friday, July 9, 2010


I love this look.  A silver version of my Copper Shades with luscious sheers as the backdrop.  If only I could justify the cost of these in my kitchen!

Via Remodelista