Saturday, 28 January 2012

Pottery About.

Over Christmas I made a big, big bunch of vintage cacti, many of which have now gone on to find new homes. I managed to snap this picture of the beautiful ceramics all laid out on my work table. I absolutely love the colours and textures, don't you!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Ouch Flower + Arabia + cacti = Super Cute.

A lady with a list of passions close to my own, 1.Cacti 2.Succulents and 3. Macramé, our crafts were destined to come together. Pippa, runs the clever label Ouch Flower, the phrase coined by her son when describing the not so touch friendly cacti in and around her home. She makes the most beautiful Macrame plant hangers and other knotted and embroidered delights.

Succulents and Air Plants in their Ouch Flower Handmade Macramé hangers.

Pippa asked me to make her an Arizona cacti for a very sweet Arabia Finland ceramic sugar bowl that she thrifted. Can you believe someone gave such a cute little piece of retro treasure away. I think it's worked out to be a happy ending for this little bowl, I hope Pippa and her son enjoy his soft woolen goodness.  A xx

House Hunting

I've decided to get a pad, I've been dreaming of the day when i can wake up one morning and say, I think today I will paint the bathroom in Chevrons" It's significantly harder than i thought with a competitive housing market here in Melbourne. Fingers crossed the perfect little house will find it's way to my decorator hands and I can create spaces like these (well, in my dreams along with Chevron bathrooms).

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Retro Villa

Book me the next flight to Copenhagen, how adorable is this little shop Retro Villa, pattern heaven!! Look at that wall of vintage wallpapers, and beautiful retro fabrics and oh so pretty handmade ceramics.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Why not! polka dot your house!!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Everywhere I go at the moment, I am seeing pink, from pretty pastel shades to 'my goodness...cover your eyes' Neon Brights. I'm loving it so very much!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Shop Till you Drop!

What an awesome way to start the week...I was over the moon to see my Albino Trio Ball Cacti hand picked by Fashion Designer Jamie Blakey of One Teaspoon as her pick for best gifts under $100! in this months Shop Till You Drop Magazine. Best Monday I've had all year! A x

Friday, 13 January 2012

Hillary Walker - Photography

I admire photographers and how they manage to capture a simple moment, and turn it into something precious. Hillary Walker's photography has popped up in several magazines that I have admired, including Frankie's Book SPACES, often I have exclaimed "oh what a nice shot" but not taken note of the person behind the camera. She is a Melbourne girl, which makes me like her even more, and has photographed some awesome people and places (see just a small snippet below). I do hope one day I get to meet her, and for her camera lens finds it's way to my place. x A

The Peanut Vendor

Lizzie Evens, SMUG

Donna Wilson

Emily Chalmers

The Vintage Emporium
More about these people and places here.,,,
The Peanut Vendor
Emily Chalmers
Donna Wilson
The Vintage Emporium

oooo Pretty! Pia Desgins - Stacking Vessels

3 Beautiful vessels come together to create this perfect piece, I love the concept that each vessel hand crafted to sit within the next. From Pia Designs. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Loving the light!

...let the light in!....

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Piece By Piece by Renee Broders.

There was no disguising the delight of budding artist Jacob Rudman-Reeves (left) when the mosaic Piece By Piece was formally unveiled in Warrnambool. Creative director of the project, Renee Broders, fellow artist Michael Hilder and member for South West Coast Denis Napthine shared his joy.

I am so proud of my big sister Renee, she is such a wonderful person, she is truly one of the most talented people I know. In November she unveiled the most amazing public art project titled, Piece by Piece. The massive mosaic was unveiled in the CBD of Warrnambool. It not only shows Renee's creative talents, but her beautiful ability to inspire and encourage others. As the creative director, Renee's vision was to create a  project that empowered people with disabilities, she guided over 100 participants, spending endless hours working together to achieve an amanzing result. I am so proud of her achievement, I think the people of Warrnambool are too......

It's beautiful - I really, really love it. So great that it has those 'local' elements like the FJ water tower and tower hill, etc. Please.... more public art that is produced by our own local artists? Congratulations and well done to all of you who have been involved in this wonderful community arts project.
Posted by je, 21/11/2011 9:23:14 AM, on The Warrnambool Standard

Now that's public art! Beautiful work!
Posted by jennifer, 21/11/2011 1:09:42 PM, on The Warrnambool Standard
 Mural looks beautiful, congratulations to all artists and project participants. I am very proud to see this in my town.Posted by BB, 21/11/2011 11:56:51 PM, on The Warrnambool Standard

Ginny & Jude

Oh so pretty, beautiful accessories by the very sweet lady Rabia Lockwood of Ginny & Jude. We had the pleasure of meeting at the Melbourne Finders Keepers....she was a hoot, we had many lovely chats and giggles. I am in love with her recent Summer collection Paper Hearts. Divine!