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!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Feeling Fresh Today

We're feeling a little fresh today after receiving a lovely blog-makeover by the very talented Katrina Chambers.

I hope you like our new look? I'm totally loving it and can totally recommend Katrina's services. She's one very talented and super-efficient lady.

Thanks Katrina! And thanks A-M over at Cape Cod Designs for the recommendation.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

More lovely lilac...

I'm in love with this new art print from our new quirky and whimsical range.

Wouldn't it be a perfect finishing touch for the lovely lilac room I posted about earlier?


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lovely lilac for lovely girls of any age

An elegant and charming room for a girl of any age 

Wouldn't this lovely lilac coloured room be perfect for a girl of any age? It's a wonderful combination of vintage, girly charm with a few modern touches thrown in for good measure. My favourite part is the ruffle curtains on the big sash window. I think they are so beatifully romantic and combined with the wallpaper the room definitely has an air of elegant sophistication. What little girl, tween or teenager wouldn't love jumping into that sleigh bed every night to snuggle up with her mink blanket!  


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thank you Peekaboo!

Recognise this handsome fella? It's my very own darling son, Alexander Xavier, and now famous cover boy for the fabulous Peekaboo magazine

My little darling, Peekaboo's first ever cover boy!

Don't you think he looks so happy and perfectly serene in this photo taken by the very talented Naomi Vasington of Naomi V Photography? It captures him to an absolute tee as that is exactly what he is....a little ray of sunshine in our lives. He's the most positively optimistic child who always looks on the bright side and is rarely anything but smiley, happy and keen to please. His teacher tells me he has a beautiful caring nature. What more could you ask for in a son? I feel so, so, blessed to have him.

And here is the story about us inside the magazine. Thank you so much, Bianca, Wendy and Naomi for putting together this wonderful article and including us in your fabulous magazine. It has been such an honour!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Not Just for Kids

My all time favourite Sarah Jane print from our range is Little Artist.

I love it so much I have it framed and on display in the bookcase in our living room. I love it because it reminds me of my daughter who, like this little girl, loves to lie for hours on the floor drawing and writing little stories and notes to her friends.

Looks like I'm not the only grown up fan of Sarah Jane! Interior stylist, Alice Flynn has our This Much, Freedom, Make a Wish and Friends prints on display in her ultra-stylish home, which was featured in 'Shop til Your Drop' magazine earlier this year.

Our Sarah Jane vintage prints feature in interior stylist's Alice Flynn's home 
as seen in Shop til you Drop.

Don't you just love Alice's style? A mix of modern and vintage glam with lots of arty typography thrown in. What else would you expect from an expert in this area. Alice is also the co-creator of screenprinted artworks, Print Dolls, which specialise in typographical artworks that are inspired from destination scrolls of old buses and trams. Here is one of her famous and very cool designs.

An Alice Flynn artwork.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Coming Soon...

After two and half years we have outgrown our current website and are in the process of making some much needed changes, mainly to accommodate all our fabulous new products. Including our new range of art prints. I thought I would show a sneak preview of one of our new 8 x 10 inch designs for boys, which we will be available for $20. It looks very stylish in a white coming soon too.

I can't wait to show you all our new art prints for boys and girls rooms and our other lovely new things on our revamped website. Even this blog is having an overhaul. Exciting times. 

Stay tuned. Hopefully it's not too far off.