Friday, June 29, 2012

Henri Bendel

Another fab shop to visit in NYC!  I learned of Henri Bendel via Paula Joye at LifeStyled.  Instantly checked out the website and HELLO! Another must-see to add to my list.

All images Henri Bendel

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hello Naomi

I was flittering around the blog-o-verse the other day and saw a post on Hello Naomi on the The Red Thread.  I can't believe how simple and beautiful all these cakes and other goodies are!  So so ridiculously pretty.  If only we lived in Newcastle!

All images Hello Naomi

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Angelucci Slimline

Loving the Angelucci Slimline Lounge....

Based on George Nelson’s timeless 1952 design, the Slimline Lounge system comprises 3 standard pieces – sofa, armchair and ottoman.  Available with timber legs, fixed or loose cushion seat, latex or foam cushion seat, with a multitude of variations that can be made to order to suit any living space.
Other customizations include colour matching timber legs, “gallery” bench, “L-shaped” corner suites and attached side tables.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

House + Herman Miller

Why couldn't they wait a few more weeks until I'm in New York???

Join House Industries and Metropolis at the Herman Miller Pop Up Shop Finale.
We’ll be sharing some of the artwork and artifacts from our Eames, Girard and Herman Miller projects. Metropolis will be paying tribute to the relaunch of Alexander Girard’s textiles.
The first 200 people through the door can screen print their own custom tote on site with help from The Awesome Dudes and their mobile screen printing rig!

Friday, June 29, 2012
6:00 – 9:00PM
Herman Miller Pop Up Shop
68 Wooster Street, New York, NY

RSVP no later than Wednesday, June 27

Friday, June 22, 2012

Velvety goodness

I clearly have a thing for cosy looking beds at the moment.  Probably because the mercury is hovering somewhere between -5 and 10 degrees each day at the moment. Boooo! Over winter already.

This is a new release of velvet bedding by Castle & Things.  Can only imagine how cosy it is!

It's a velvet explosion!  Our new quilt covers (yes you put your big puffy doona inside) are heaven.  They are the warmest, softest, snuggliest, closest thing to a hug.  In yellow or split panel yellow/blue and yellow/watermelon they go back with all the cotton sheets and are completely machine and tumble dry friendly.   Just try getting out of bed, it won't be easy!
ps. the new paintings are part of a show at Koskela in Sydney from mid-July onwards.


 Images via Castle & Things

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Love this cosy image from the latest issue of Fete Press - featuring pillowcases from Shannon Fricke, Frank & Mint and Dunlin.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beaumaris Real Estate

Beaumaris, a suburb of Melbourne, always seems to come up with the modernist goods.  Check out this current listing on

All images via

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Deco by Catherine Martin

Check out the new range of Deco inspired rugs by Catherine Martin for Designer Rugs.  They are so awfully grown up!  I don't feel grown up enough to own one of these.....but I do think they are beautiful, particularly used in unison with her amazing range of wallpapers.

Leading Australian manufacturer, Designer Rugs, is proud to announce the launch of the ‘Catherine Martin Deco Collection’, an exquisite range of hand knotted rugs.

The ‘Catherine Martin Deco Collection’ is the second range created in collaboration with this Academy Award winning designer and multi-skilled visionary who, on this occasion, has crafted a superb series of five designs, each of which pays homage to the romance of the unique period that is ‘Art Deco’, while remaining imbued with a fantastical quality of their own that is undeniably the signature of Catherine Martin herself.

The Catherine Martin Deco Collection features four designs at a (standard) size of 2.4 x 3M and a fifth design at 2.4 x 2.4M. All designs can be custom sized and custom coloured to suit.

Hand knotted from Tibetan wool and silk, the colour palette  - which includes exquisite combinations such as steel blue, amethyst and champagne, alongside dark chocolate, topaz and tobacco - are as subtle as they are sumptuous…evoking both a magical nostalgia and sophisticated modernism in equal measure.

Friday, June 8, 2012

ABC Carpet & Home, NYC

Another shop I've heard so many wonderous things about is ABC Carpet & Home.  Six floors that you can get lost in for hours so I have heard.  Can't wait!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

That little blue box

A good friend turned 40 this week.  When thinking about what to get, I thought - is there anything more exciting than receiving that iconic little blue box, tied with a white ribbon?  It really is hard to beat for such a special occasion.

Monday, June 4, 2012

S&B at home

The girls from Sass & Bide fascinate me.  Heidi Middleton & Sarah-Jane Clarke are two of the most original, edgy and stylish women I can think of.....and how awesome is it that they are Australian?  I am always intrigued by what they wear and their designs for S&B.  Anyone who knows me is very aware of my obsession with their clothes, I definitely own more of their stuff than any other label.

So it was with delicious delight that I came across this blog entry by American stylist Natalie Joos.  A little peek into Heidi's world, and her home in Palm Beach, a very northern suburb of Sydney.  I just feel so ordinary after looking through these pics.  Heidi is so confident of who she is and is unashamed in her style, she just puts it out there.  I love that.  So inspiring.