Friday, 30 April 2010

Modern Miniatures

Do you remember the movie 'Honey I shrunk the kids', if i could make my self small....I would happily move into this wee little home. Beautiful miniature houses by Annina Gunter more to see here.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Breakfast out

Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day, it is even more enjoyable when someone else is making it for you. Breakfast out is a great looking site that allows you to peruse both Melbourne and Sydney popular breakfast cafes and restaurants. With it's beautiful imagery and insightful reviews, it will have you eating out in no time. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

Just like Odds&Ends being a sister act, Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato create stunning jewelry together under Lizzie Fortunato jewels. How I would love to dress my neck with any one of these necklaces.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Chroma Lab Inspiration

Chroma Lab knows how to use colour and pattern to bring new life to old furniture. They also have a wonderfully inspiring blog. My personal fav is the raindrop bathroom wall treatments.


Great, fun coloured print by Inalluxe available here.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

New Glasses

I'm very excited....I'm getting new glasses next week....after weeks of hunting, I've found the perfect pair by Cutler and Gross, the sales girl said these were a little bit naughty secretary (she happen to have purchased the same pair) I think they are just the right amount of retro styling with a perfect portion of cat's eye. Hopefully I can channel my inner Marilyn and look this beautiful (image via anomalous allure).


If only I had the time (or skills) to knit Charley this awesome rug.
Via Vintage for Kids.

Friday, 23 April 2010

I heart Orange & Black

Orange and black are two of my favorite colours. 

Friday, 16 April 2010

Painted Wood

A recent project, giving new colour and life to a found wooden inlayed picture (Maker and date unknown).

Real Living - May Issue

Another sweet surprise this months Real Living magazine has arrived today.  My 'to read' magazine pile is quickly multiplying.

This months picks are: Young Explorer Kids room ideas & Smoked Salmon Stacks - Yum!,

Craft Hatch - Sat May 8th


It's time again for the Craft Hatch artisan market!  It should be another great day, come by and get yourself some lovely handcrafted wares, including my Odds&Ends.  I will have some beautiful new kids accessories for winter, a new collection of resin rings crafted with antique buttons and of cause more cacti.

Sat 8th May at the City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 11.00am – 4.00pm.

Fresh New Frankie

It is a real bonus having a husband that works in publishing....advance copies of Frankie, thank you my sweet! Again, Jo and her team have brought us a beautiful mag filled with interesting and inspirational articles. I particularly love this issues tea towel collections and editorial picks....hoorah for the new Frankie Sweet Treat recipe book. Check out more here.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tina Kalivas

These pieces are by Tina Kalivas, I love the Aztec inspired prints and patchworked dresses of her Polyrhytms collection.I can just imagine mini pint size versions for little girls, can't you?

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Beci Orpin home photos

Beci Orpin's home is just as lovely as her design work, illustration and clothing lines. Check out the full story via the Design Files and her Kids label Tiny Mammoth. My particular fav is the Ed Templeton (yes, the Pro Skateboarder) illustrated duvet cover by Third Draw Down - going straight to the birthday wish list.

Eames Blocks by House Industries

Since Charley has been interested in block building I've been on the hunt for interesting versions of this classic toy. I've hit the jack pot! House Industries have combined the Eames House with building blocks, so awesome!! But we will have to wait until May 2010 for their release.

This is how I feel today after a long night with Charley.
Via Jeff Hamada