Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas gift ideas and discounts

Enjoy 30% off selected Gelati Art canvases + free shipping Australia-wide
Well it's not long now until the Big Man comes down the chimney. Excitement is reaching fever pitch at our place as I'm sure it is at yours.

Now, if you are still doing some last minute Christmas shopping please pop by my store...there are some really great gift ideas and discounts on offer between now and Christmas Eve, including 30% off selected large and small girls and boys canvases + free shipping Australia-wide on all canvases. Wait there's more...I'm also offering free shipping on all our contemporary, quirky and whimsical and vintage girls and boys art prints.

Enjoy free shipping on all Gelati Art art prints
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my customers, stockists, and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a big thank you for making 2010 Gelati Art's best year yet!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some more new large prints

Our new large sized Count Your Blessings and Numbers prints are proving to be one of our most popular new designs. They're so bright, happy and fun...perfect for adding a touch of a colour to a nursery or boys' bedroom. I wanted to show you how they look framed up, however please excuse the poor photography. I hope to have these professionally shot soon..

New Gelati Art prints 11x14 inches $30 each.

I've also photographed the beige version of our new Dream Big print in the large size. I'm really loving this new colour. It's perfect for those neutrally coloured nurseries and bedrooms.

New large sized Gelati Art print $30

I hope you like these new additions.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New large prints for girls and boys and a little update

A lovely customer in Hong Kong requested some photos of our 'Dream Big' and 'What are Little Girls Made of?' prints framed so I thought I would share the images I sent her today with you.What do you think? I definitely love these prints in white frames.

My poor little blog has been even more neglected than usual these past few months - life has been busy but I have to admit enjoyable. I had a fabulous family trip to Dubai in September and since returning it has been non-stop. Christmas orders have well and truly started streaming in - thank you to all those super-organised people who do their Christmas shopping nice and early! I did my last Mathilda's Market for the year on Saturday in Brisbane. I decided to go out in a big way with a large stall and although it was a big job getting everything ready and setting up it was well worth it in the end as it was the busiest market of the year. Thank you for everyone that came by and said hi and purchased from me. My gorgeous new products were a big hit so these will eventually make it online...stay tuned. I will sign off here with a few photos from our wonderful time in Dubai...

Night camel riding in the desert, Dubai
Belly dancing in the desert, Dubai

Window shopping at Dubai Mall
Living it up at The Burj, Dubai with a 7-course, decadent afternoon tea!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When elegance is required

I have to admit my wardrobe contains a lot of Witchery. I tend to shop there quite frequently (far too frequently actually). I was in my local store on the weekend and was hoping to check out the new kids' range but sadly there was nothing in store (I ended up buying a beautiful silk dress for myself so not a complete waste of time!). I had spotted this very smart blazer for Master 5 earlier online and was hoping to snare it for our upcoming trip to Dubai.

An elegant yet casual jacket - a must for every jett-setting 5 year old boy's wardrobe

It would have looked perfect at the Burj Al Arab - the 7 star hotel we are going to for afternoon tea - which has a strictly "elegant" dress code.

The Burj Dubai here we our finest "elegant" attire

I also found these great suede shoes from Mini Me Sydney that will look perfect teamed back with it...

I love the tan and navy ones...

 Elegant yet casual shoes - a must for the small-set this season

And the navy ones...

And the tan and aqua ones...

Yes, I think the tan and aqua ones are my favourite. Very Gucci. Very gorgeous! And oh so perfect.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Red and blue - a perfect combo for boys

I stumbled across this image in blog-land a little while ago and had to look twice as the big "A" canvas on the wall reminded me so much of the 'My Very Own Initial' design in our canvas art range. Our canvases are not so large but they are very, very similar. The colours are almost identical. Isn't weird how this happens sometimes? Here's our Gelati Art one below.

I designed this in 2007 and it is still one of our most popular designs for boys. Since then I've also added in the co-ordinating Play, Laugh, Dream canvas set in this colourway. And of course our fun Red Racer and Beep, Beep, Zoom collection also comes in these colours.

Stumbling across the top image reminded me what a great colour combination red and blue is for boys' bedrooms. It's one of those classic combinations that never goes out of style. I've noticed it's also becoming a very popular colour scheme for girls' rooms.

I love the cushions on this window seat and the stripey walls. What a fantastic kids' playroom.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Almost swimming weather...

I'm so looking forward to Summer and the warmer weather that I have already got my children their first new swimmers for the season (yes, we are only 7 days into Spring, I know). I've chosen beautiful pieces from my friend, Ali's new range - a Little Blossom full piece swimsuit with matching sunshirt (pictured above) for my daughter and the Rugger red and navy sunshirt with a navy trunk (pictured below) for my son. I'm loving the Euroleg trunk for my son - it so smart and much more practical for swimming than boardies.

If you like these new designs check out Ali's website - Babes in the Shade - but don't delay as I know she is selling out fast. Her sunshirts are the best  - long-sleeved, UPF 50+, chlorine resistant and stylish!

Look out Summer here we come!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Look...(part two)

And now for the new Red Plum Linen bedding for boys...
Gorgeous navy!

I love navy for boys' rooms so I'm very excited to see Sura has added in a new navy lattice print fabric to her range.

Here's a first look at it...
New bedding for boys from Red Plum Linen

I think it looks so fresh teamed with these crisp white sheets. It's definitely a sophisticated and smart look for boys.

Sticking with navy theme I think our new Vintage Car print (just in this week) would look very smart in this room.
Or perhaps our new and white and navy Play, Laugh, Dream set of three canvases, which are coming soon and will be available early September.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

First Look...

My good friend, Sura, at Red Plum Linen has kindly given me a sneak preview of her stunning new bedding fabrics and I'm very excited to be able to share these images with you over the next few days.

Here is the first collection featuring her new Vintage Rose and Candy Lattice fabrics.

 New bedding for girls from Red Plum Linen

Aren't they absolutely beautiful? And fresh? I love how Sura combines all her different fabrics here how she has added the Sage Polka Dot sheets and Sage Lattice throw cushion to create a truly individual look. 

I think our Sarah Jane Danse Avec Moi prints would be a perfect addition to this setting.

We have these available now in two sizes: 8x10 inches and 11x14 inches. And in five different colour ways. Please email me if you are interested.

There's some gorgeous new fabrics for boys too. I promise to share these with you tomorrow.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The countdown to Summer...

Last night we booked our Summer holiday and so with Summer and holidays on my mind I thought I would share with you a couple of lovely things I have my eye on for the coming warmer months...

 Must-have beach bag for Summer 2010 available at Seed

Okay, here's the must-have beach bag for little girls this Summer. Isn't it delightful? I love the gelati theme and the chunky rope handles!

Must-have tee for Summer 2010 available at Seed

And the gorgeous matching tee. Can't wait to see what other sweet things are in store for us this Summer!


Friday, July 23, 2010

In love...

The recently unveiled new Black and Spiro shop and showroom. 
All images courtesy of Anna Spiro.

On Wednesday night I had the absolute pleasure of attending the opening of Anna Spiro's new Black and Spiro shop and showroom in New Farm, Brisbane. Anna Spiro is an interior designer-extraordinaire and lover of all things colour (if you read the Peekaboo article I posted about a little while ago you may recall she did a stunning makeover in my home).

If you live in Brisbane or are in town visiting you simply must pop in to her new shop and soak up some of her unique style. I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. It is truly amazing.

I'm drooling over quite a few of her new furniture pieces, including the white Stuart Membery Royal Palm chairs pictured above and the white round Tangier Table pictured below...

 Table love...

Art love...

My friend, Liz, fell in love with these paintings and lamps...

 Chest love

And finally, my dark love, the very sexy, gloss black chest of drawers tucked away in the corner...

I'm definitely feeling another makeover coming on...


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fun, holiday share-room

Image courtesy of Pottery Barn.

If I had another daughter and son and a fabulous beach house I'd love to re-create this nifty idea.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New darling dolls for you to create

Aren't these softies simply adorable? My daughter and some of her friends spent a fun afternoon making these Sweetie Petite dolls at our place one school holdiays. My 7 year old sewing novices got a real kick out of making their very own doll to take home and tackled the activity with great gutso. I can highly recommend these gorogeous kits for a child's first sewing project. And why should girls have all the fun? Now there's even one for boys too...

 I think cheeky-faced Freddie would have to be my favourite!