Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Texture, White and Pillows Please!

I'm feeling a wee bit tired!
All I can think about is an all white bedroom
And a touch of warmth and texture
Maybe something like this...

Or this...
Or perhaps this...?
And loads of stacked white pillows please

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Goosie, Goosie

Here's a "feather light" feather pendant light!
Natural, circular and illuminated!
These lights are completely hand-handcrafted with up to
4000 individually selected (and cleaned I trust) goose feathers.
And apparently they don't get dusty!
I think they're pretty fantastic!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Baby Jacob's Chair

My darling friends welcomed little
Jacob Clarrie
to the world on Friday.
I think they should get this chair for his nursery.
The teeny model here is just the perfect sales tool!
Oh and I love the choice of upholstery!
Happy little child plus orange and olive combination equals

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pretty Parcels, Presents & Packaging

I think that the presentation of a present is as important as the present itself!
I always try to make an effort when wrapping
parcels, presents and packages.
I also love it when I receive a present that seems too pretty and perfect to unwrap!
How about these "first impressions;"

I wonder what type of sporadic surprises hide within!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hello Birdie!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Floor Lamps Might Take Over the World :o)

Here's a fabulous image for you!

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Old Spindly Trees {+birds}

You may remember when I told you about
Well... I have stumbled upon this...
Birch Tree Silhouettes + Birds + Yellow!
All of my favouites!
I can't believe my eyes;

And the screen printed fabrics are available in these colours too;
All from Ink & Spindle

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Origami meets Tea

You might remember my post about origami
Well, I would have liked to have added these tea bags to the post


Plus I love tea!
See them here

PS... sorry about the lack of post yesterday... I went to Beyonce (with Jessica Mauboy and Flo Rida) Loved It!

Monday, September 21, 2009

For all of the bookworms

I think these are pretty great!
And you can really use them {to write, to draw...etc}
I'm one of those people who always has a notebook handy...
in my handbag
in the car
by the phone
by my bed
post-its everywhere!
Who would have known that one necklace could solve the problem!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dresses that glow AND float

Well isn't this delightful...
if not a little spooky!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Blossom, Blossom Everywhere!

I can't help but surround myself with flowers with all the blossom out there at the moment!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's on its way... all the way to Cali!!!

Today clothcake had it's first international sale! I am feeling pretty chuffed!
I made a custom striped pink and white onesie for Joy's little one...

The process stared with a jumpsuit selection and then decisions on which clothcake Joy wanted...

Joy chose a version of my Vanilla Bean clothcake...
and this is how it turned out...
Sorry about the lighting... taken at night so that I can pop it straight into the post tomorrow!
Thank you Joy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pendant Light

How fabulous is this pendant light? The "Bendant Lamp" is a flat packed metal shade with a series of fragments which you can bend as you please to create the pendant shape to your own liking and also influence the shadow patterns.

They're made from lazer cut steel, are around 76cm long and 84cm wide and come powdercoated in silver, white and {my favourite} chartreuse!

Bend as you please...

and how they are shipped...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Party Food

Here's some of the goodies we provided for the Body Shop at Home party on Sunday...
What a fabulous day!
{images: by me}
{catering by my sister and I}
{blue container sweets by Emily - thanks for the cupcake surprises}

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oh I would love this desk!!!

This leaves me speechless...
I have nothing to say...
Except that I wish this was mine and at my fingertips...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ready for the weekend?

It's a beautiful spring day - 25 degrees already and it's not even 11am yet! Today will be spent preparing for the bodyshop at home party that my sister and I are throwing at my place tomorrow - there will be cupcakes and champagne {hence the cooking... we've got to make the cupcakes and purchase the champagne}
The party starts at 2:00pm tomorrow so I'm hoping to drop into the Rose Street Market in the morning before we begin setting up {it starts at 9am so there should be time; mainly to check out the cute shoes and to see whether clothcake would fit in there}

And tonight we'll cheer on our team the crows who are playing in an elimination final - "Carn the Crows!!!"

Friday, September 11, 2009

First real taste of spring

Today was a gorgeous day. We had the french doors open at the office to let spring in. I pulled out a brown, lime green and white summer dress and teamed it with a brown cardi and it got me thinking about spring/summer dresses... I really love this first one {it's oh so bubble-bee} but they're out of my size... probably a good thing otherwise it may have been on a plane to Australia! Dresses I'm dreaming about...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Green Fitout

A little while back I went to visit a carpet tile manufacturing factory and this is how their tiles have recently been used.

There's quite a bit going on here in this image... various colours appear on the floor and the upholstery on the ottomans and the wall and there's exposed brick and services and an "out-of-character" plant but I still like how it all comes together. I think my main problem is that we see all of these things in the one shot. I think each design feature would have looked spectacular if each was photographed with "breathing space" away from everything else.

Still, I really wanted to post this image because I especially love the white oblong drum pendants with the fabulous internal "park" images.

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

peeling {rather cutting} the onion

Paper cuts are gorgeous but imagine if we had the patience
to do this with all of our fruit and vegetables;

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I have to tell you about my family friend Dudley Siviour! My family and I lived across the road from Dudley and his family for around 15 years. Quite a few years ago, Dudley stated making corrugated iron sculptures in the shed in his backyard. Dudley started teaching students to make the sculptures during his technology classes at a local high school and now he has started his own business called Corrugations. You can read more about Dudley and Corrugations here. Incidently, Dudley was MC at our wedding!

Anyway... you may have read (or seen) recently in the news that Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce presented two Kangaroos to the President of East Timor during the 10th anniversary celebrations of Timorese Independence - well they were Dudley's sculptures!!! So, Dudley's Kangaroos are now residing in the the Presidential Palace gardens!!!

Here's a few Kangaroos;

Here's the President, the Governor-General and the Corrugations Kangaroos on the 30th of August 2009;

And here are a few more of Dudley's fabulous sculptures;

Well done Dudley!
From Barrington Street to the Presidential Palace in East Timor!