Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  We are off on a little holiday and will be returning in the first week of the new year.  I am super excited about 2011.  It will be a year of new beginnings, exciting business plans and much much more.   See you then!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

House + Heath

House Industries and Heath Ceramics.  Two of my favourites together!  Oh how I wish I was in LA this December.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Le Pixel

We have the doors.  We don't yet have the deck.  However we have cleared the outdoor space so that it's much more inviting and somewhere we actually want to hang out.   We'll be needing a little bit of shade over the coming summer (that's if it actually stops raining and gets hot), and I quite like the idea of a feature umbrella to add a splash of graphic colour.   These pixelated umbrellas by Basil Bangs are quite cool...

Or.....a good dose of '60's black and white with this little Oeke number:

Maybe I'll put them on my Christmas wishlist, and we'll see what Santa brings....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I just stumbled across this great Australian company, RetroModern.  The premise is they source vintage pieces of furniture and give them a loving update.  Don't they look awesome!

Based in both Adelaide and Melbourne, these guys are happy to deliver Australia wide.  You can even pick an original piece and have it customised to your liking.  Doesn't get any better than that.

"retromodern brings classic retro style & design into modern interiors. We source, restore and prolong the life of retro furniture. 

retromodern specialises in the restoration and alteration of  sideboards, buffets and chest of draws. However we purchase and restore many other retro items that appeal to us as collectors.  

Our approach to these items is unique and has become very popular. The demand for retro items is growing and it has become increasingly difficult to find the right piece. We aim to broaden that search by restoring old unwanted items and turning them into something fantastic!  Items that can transform a room!  

We turn a unrestored piece of furniture into your specific design. Choose from one of our unrestored pieces or send us a photo of your mid century find for a quote. Each is restored and altered to bring out the best possible appearance. Retaining a timeless appearance, they are tomorrow's antiques and this is what makes them special.

Items that look new but retain their vintage style, design and feel.

all images RetroModern