this roadside find became my bedside table

P1070202P1070420

I think there are two types of people in the world; people who think that finding furniture on the roadside to refurb is dirty, disgusting and the things horror films are made of – and then, there’s me. Call me crazy, call it gross, but I love nothing more than slamming on the car brakes when I see a piece on the side of the road and hauling it back home to do over. Case in point – this amazing now-bedside table!

Continue reading

loving decorate by holly becker & joanna copestick

P1090157

Some books are your coffee table books (you know – you look at the pictures but you’ve never read a word in there) and others are ones you deem a little more educational because they offer actual ideas to make your home amazing. This book by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick is just that; a practical source of inspiration from some of the globe’s top decorators!

Continue reading

creative finds | this weekend’s (supa centre) top five

The Australia day long weekend just occurred Down Under and despite the wet weather, herds of people hit the shops. I (foolishly?) was one of them. But I had to go scope out what all the sales fuss was about at the Supa Centa Moore Park. Who else can you rely on to bring you this weekend’s top five?

P1090288

1 | This little piggy definitely went to market! Howards Storage World stocks these very cute rubber piggy banks. The great honking snout comes right off so you can dip into your savings when you’re down to your last glass of wine (I didn’t say that). There are cow versions too – and both come in an array of colours – so you can add some whimsy and playfulness to even the most adult home.

Continue reading

the antique magic at the bronte tram

P1090235

It’s not often I wish for a red light when driving, but every time I go past The Bronte Tram I pray to the homewares gods to give me the red! When I’m lucky enough, they answer my call and I get to sit there long enough to take in the beauty that is this amazing antique, homewares and collectables store. This time around I parked the car, braced myself for oncoming heart palpitations and went on in – camera in hand.

Continue reading

i refurbed a second-hand stool

IMG_3063P1080385

Turning this $15 stool that i found at Vinnies into a cute piece for my place was easier than I thought it would be. And surprisingly, it was pretty cheap too. I’m absolutely in love with this stool now (should there be a fire this might be the first thing I take). And the best part, when I get sick of the fabric on top it’s a cinch to change up! Check out how it all came together…

Continue reading

things i’ve learnt about stylist mason browne

7thwonder 4

Sydney stylist Mason Browne is the ultimate slashie; with a career that spans 14 years in the entertainment and hospitality industries, the self confessed Instagram addict and now-stylist – among other roles in writing and production design – has certainly had his finger in many pies. Drawing inspiration from just about everywhere, he finds solace in books when he’s in a rutt. “There is nothing better… just grab a heap of really heavy art, design, fashion and photography books, camp out and just absorb the imagery”. Here’s a few more things I learnt about this man about town.

Continue reading

so i’m a bit in love with bird ornaments

So I only recently realised I have a fair few bird ornaments about the place. I also realised I had named a few of them. Call it sick and twisted but it’s a reality. I’ve also snapped a lot of them in homewares stores. Am I following them or are they following me? Who knows. Check out my feathered collection…

P1090040

Continue reading

i made anzac biscuits for australia day

P1090185

To prove that the Young Divas weren’t the only amazing collaboration to come out of Australia and New Zealand, I took to the kitchen recently and made choc-dipped Anzac biscuits (it is Australia day this week after all!). Lord knows I am no whiz in the kitchen, so rest assured that these bad boys are really easy to make and actually taste pretty stellar.

Continue reading

creative finds | this weekend’s top five

Duo Love Bird Keyring Holders

1 | There’s nothing better for a creative than when someone buys you something you actually like (it’s rare, right?) and when my mother got me these duo bird keyring holders, she was on the money! They double as a whistle too, which is random, but at least I have something to attempt to train the cats with.

Continue reading

brighten up your space with a citrus splash

Lemon and Orange with iPhone on Table

At a friends place recently, I saw a rogue orange and random lemon scattered on her kitchen bench. The iPhone got put down soon after and in a moment of genius I realised what great colours these are to brighten up a space (especially during summer Down Under). Check out some yellow, orange and green decorating inspiration:

Continue reading