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Thursday, 10 June 2010
As I was skimming through Home Beautiful magazine I saw these gorgeous handmade tiles by The Red Thread. These vibrant, graphic birds are created from Japanese papers nest on stylised background patterns inspired by nature. The white line work illustrations are hand painted on solid natural timber, and each element of the SushiBird is lovingly cut by hand from carefully combined paper colours and patterns, creating a stylish, elegant work of art with a contemporary feel. SushiBird Tiles are made in a limited edition of 50, and each tile is personally signed and numbered by artist Lisa Tilse. As they are individually created by hand, no two will ever be the same. Finished with a semi-gloss varnish for protection, the piece has a luxurious sheen that enhances the natural grain and warmth of the timber. Available at Udessi from $150.00 each. Inspiring!
Thursday, 20 May 2010
The brainchild of Chicago based designer John Christensen, Nuzzles are custom designed, handmade wooden letter puzzle, that can spell out the word or name of your choice in its own unique typographic style. Between 4-5 inches tall and about 3-4 inches deep, you can have any name up to 12 characters long created just for you at around USD$12 per letter ($2 extra for colour or stain and + shipping). Love, love, love :)
Monday, 10 May 2010
Ever since I first had dinner at 'Dish' in St.Kilda Road Melbourne, I have wanted to create a Plate wall in my Kitchen. It seems that I am not the only one who sees the beauty in plates. Angela Hardson and Lisa Congdon have both created a beautifully colourful example (courtesy of Design Sponge). Now that I have a house of my own I am no longer constrained by the rental rules. Finally I will be able to make my Plate wall dreams come true. When I do, I will be sure to post it :)
Monday, 3 May 2010
Another great find thanks to Daily Candy. Refreshingly modern and at the height of fashion right now, Amor Jewlery is handmade in New York by Sandee Shin is inspired by battle wear. These scuptural ready to wear peices make a statement and are sure to be a talking point.
I discovered BeeGee bags through Daily Candy, and they are so beautiful they would be sure to add elegance to any outfit. I love them all, so much so that I cannot decide which one I want more (I cam currenly on a shoes and handbag diet, so I can only have one!). They are all reasonly priced (around US $80) and available via www.beegeebags.com
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Those awesome retro red cups are back, and better than ever! They are made from stainless steel and a free from the residual chemical taints that come from many plastic items. They also do our landfill a favour, providing a safe, durable (and virtually indestructible) alternative to plastic and polystyrene. If you do manage to ruin one, they're 100% recyclable, as well as being manufactured in a carbon neutral environment. I feel a picnic coming on! Sold as a set of 6. Packaged in a cute red, zippered neoprene case. Available at Collection of Cool for $39.95, yay!
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
I found this lovely photographer and stylist through Bespoke Letterpress. Sweet Paul does a Christmas Countdown each year, showcasing some of the lovely interiors he has created. These are my favourites, Merry Christmas everyone!
Thanks to the Cool Hunter for putting me onto London-based graphic designer and illustrator, Nikki Farquharson. Her ongoing project, Mixed Media Girls, gives the viewer a lot to look at. The collages appear innocent and sweet but at the same time sharp and edgy.