In case you haven’t heard, my friend Jane’s new online store Velvet Lane is up and running here. This is just one of the to-die-for, one-off pieces in the furniture collection. Do you love it? Me too. Velvet Lane is about high quality designer fashion – 36 collections in total, cutting edge art and furniture, home ware and luxury items. Douglas and Hope, Megan Park cushions, Pedro Garcia shoes, Juliette Has a Gun fragrance, and much much more.
It’s a gorgeous site – easy to navigate, inspiring design, eye candy galore. There’s lots to lust after.
Remember, you saw it first at My Pink Door.
(photos by Megan Cook)
It’s so long since I last posted that I almost forget how. I wasn’t sure I’d ever do it again to be honest, but here I am. Inspired by the work of Australian artist Pia Blair, I just had to share. I’d seen some photos of her work lately but couldn’t pin down the source or artist, so was delighted this morning when I stumbled upon this feature on Design Files.
Apart from the fact that they are gorgeous, aren’t these artworks so much fun? Pia lives in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, lucky woman, and has recently resigned from her full time job as art teacher to concentrate on her art. She explores the city on her motorbike sourcing goodies for her works, and it sounds like she is having some serious fun. Read more on her blog.
I’ve been doing a few collages lately, very basic mind you, as part of the design course I’m studying and it. is. so. much. fun. If I could tear pictures out of magazines and stick them on paper all day long, I would.
Fun. There should be more of it.
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I received these beautiful note books in the mail recently as a birthday present from my dear friend Jennifer. I was overjoyed. Apart from the fact that they are so gorgeous, it’s extra special to receive something handmade with love.
Jennifer is a talented surface designer and quilter. For as long as I have known her (nearly thirty years) she has been creating beautiful and inspiring things. These days she works from her studio on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, in Canada, where I would love to be hanging out. Why do my special friends live so far away?
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Old stool + white paint + new cushion = joy
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It’s yet another rainy day here in un-sunny Queensland, but this beautiful recycled creation by artist Ida Overby – found at Room and Serve – has brightened up my day.
Last weekend the teenager decided it was time for a new look and removed all traces of childhood from his bedroom. Fair enough, he’s a teenager. But how could he get rid of these precious things – his first shoes, a photo of him as a baby with his brothers, and a painting he did years ago when we were holidaying at the beach? In the blink of an eye as it turned out.
Actually I’m rather pleased about this turn of events. His loss is my gain. The lovely painting is now sitting on top of the white meat safe in the living room and I think it looks rather fabulous.
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A few weeks ago when son number two and his girlfriend Wei were visiting from China, Wei decided to treat us with a sumptuous Chinese feast, featuring homemade dumplings. It was such a fun night. God I love having my babies home, they sure liven up the joint. I would show you my photos of the night, but seeing as my sister Jess is the photographer, I’m sure you’d much rather see hers over at Where My Heart Is.
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May the year bring you joy, peace and enlightenment.
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