Monday, 31 May 2010

Vintage Cards

My sister Renee makes the most amusing greeting cards, with her clever eye she collages imagery from vintage magazines and combines them with fitting wordings. Here is just a teaser...oh, and each card is a one off, she doesn't replicate them by making copies, so your giving a piece of art as well as a card

Weekend holiday's

We had a wonderful time away this weekend in Portarlington. Ah the serenity! We left feeling so very relaxed and super excited with our farmers market purchases and gorgeous softies that we found at the Drysdale Community Craft store. 

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Etsy Lovey's

Just added these and more wonderful new brooches to Etsy for Odds&endS. Check them out here.


I think these handle bars by Design Kug are pretty impressive.
Via Design Sponge.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Blog roll loves

Gosh I love the internet, last night I got on the best blog roll....and found some exciting new favourites. Take a look at these wonderful sites by fellow design lovers and young mothers. Go team!!

Mel Bombardeire, Sydney blogger and mother, nice collection of inspirational interiors, and snippets of her family life.

Black, White and Yellow, New Orleans Texan, Jessica loves these three colours (as do I), she posts almost daily with her interior based findings and visual treats.

The Seventy Tree, London Blogger Kerry has a lovely all round nice site.
My Funny Eye, Another English site, with wonderful photography and fun content. This recent feature of work by Robert Ryan was a real treat!
A Merry Mishap, So many talented new mum's creating delightful blogs, here is another.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Black and White is Alright!

If I could remodel our house, I would consider a black and white canvas, just as Suki of Varpunen has done here in her Helsinki apartment. Of cause, I would have to leak in a little bit of orange and brown....maybe some red and yellow too :) just a little!

via Remodelista.

Vivian Maier - A Mystery

There is so much appeal in the Mystery that is Vivian Maier, an unknown French born New York photographer her life work was purchased from an antique auction by John Maloof. For 40 years (1950-90's) Vivian documented the city, and it's people.  Her journalistic style of imagery is fascinating, almost as intriguing as the mysterious woman her self. There is little know about Vivian, however in the some 600 undeveloped rolls of film left in the collection, Hopefully John Maloof will be able to share a lot more with us.  

Triian - blinging!

Oh boy, how cool are these pieces by Triian. I love that they look like bejeweled wooden treasures! But they are in face resin cast, and hand painted.

Eley Kishimoto

I fell in love with Eley Kishimoto in one of those rare fashion moments, finding a silk printed Kishimoto top for $1 at a thrift store! Her use of color and print is enchanting, just like her AW '10/11 collection.

Monday, 24 May 2010

What A 'Fine Little Day' it is.

Fine Little Day, I am so exciting to see the new site by Elisabeth from Sweden featuring more of her fun products. Check out her blog for its beautiful photography here. Images are: vintage book covers featured on her site, cute cutting boards and wall papers she sells.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Patterns that make my heart flutter

Lovely patterns don't you agree? Thank you, Dear Ada, for your inspirational blog, sure to be a weekly site to visit! Images from Elanor McCain, Peter Green, Qiang HuangBetty Parson, Alyoisus

Friday, 21 May 2010

Original icon

A belated mothers day tribute, I come across this cool page by Urban Outfitters....I must agree, I consider my mum to be an original icon, an amazing woman, with timeless beauty! Have a look at these great blogs, My Mom, The Style icon and My Parents Were Awesome.  Love you mum!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Winter Woollies

Brrrrr, it's getting cold here, time to dig out the winter woollies! I have been making some beanies, so Charley doesn't get cold. They are super soft, Mohair, Cashmere and Angora, recycled from jumpers. I hope to list them on Etsy soon!

Lucky Boy Sunday

I am smitten by these cute dolls by Lucky Boy Sunday, available at Kido Store. via LMNOP

Monday, 17 May 2010

Cat Rabbit

I came by Cat Rabbit at the recent craft hatch markets, her work is a lot cute and a little sinister (check our the zombie softies). Her range is very sweet with nice wooden jewellery, knitted mittens and her signature Cat Rabbit softies. Hobart grown, she's here in Melbourne for a few months....I look forward to seeing more!