this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I’ve raved on and on about my love for Stone Inspired coasters before – and when I saw they were having a sale on these scrabble-inspired ones this week, I just had to grab a few. This ‘D’ is a pressie for my Mum and I just love the simplicity of the design. Typography is such an easy way to personalise your space – and what better way than on a coaster?!

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a squiz at the september issue of inside out

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My obsession with clocks was taken to new heights when issue 106 of Inside Out Magazine hit my mailbox this week (you really need to get a subscription!). The styling from Jessica Hanson and photography by Amanda Prior in the shot above is a clear standout from the September issue. The hard part? Choosing which clock is my fave! And on a side note, how cool is that wall pattern?

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which-are-you-wednesday: bedding

I think bedding is one of those things you don’t fully appreciate the importance of until you sleep in something of quality. This happened to me recently when my parents purchased me a winter quilt. Good Lord it is magical. It inspired this week’s Which-are-you-Wednesday: Bedding! I actually have one of the below sets. Let’s see if you pick it as your fave!

I call this one BRIGHT BOHO because it reminds me of the store, Tree of Life. I also happen to absolutely adore that purple crochet throw and the patterns on those pillows are to die for!

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I am going to marry miss paperie’s new range

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Clockwise from left: Geo Hearts, Mirror Aztec Pines, Starry and Origami Elephant

It seems like just yesterday I interviewed Melissa Leung from Miss Paperie – my first interview for The Life Creative. It was, in fact, six months ago, and boy has she been a busy gal between then and now! The creative mastermind has gone from producing geometric stationery to launching a full-blown, breathtaking range of cushions and phone covers. They’re all stamped with her signature style, of course, and I for one am going a bit gaga over them. Alert the authorities: I am about to swoon!

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review: mr jason grant’s a place called home

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I was eagerly awaiting the launch of A Place Called Home by Sydney stylist Mr Jason Grant for quite a while – and for many reasons. Firstly, how refreshing to see a home decor book my a male! Secondly, I had seen the front cover of the book splashed over social media and it alone had spoken to me (I have that storage box, I love decorating with red and I adore using pegs to display photos!) Lastly, he’s uniquely Australian; what’s not to love about a local lad whose spent years working with popular magazines, now releasing a book that chronicles his favourite things?

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pimp your office with typo’s new releases

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Typo is hands down the place to go for affordable stationery, giftware and decorative pieces. It also happens to make me feel rather youthful and so very on-trend every time I visit the store. They’ve blended the right amount of form and function (with a dash of hipster chic) and their latest releases for your office are no different. Let’s pimp it out!

Typo May Product - Black and Gold

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my low budget, low maintenance garden

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Plants are that demanding sometimes that I just lose interest in trying to keep them going all the time. Short of having a courtyard that resembles a cement museum, I had to find some low maintenance greenery to give my garden a low-budget pop. Half-an-hour in Flower Power was all it took to get these hardy babies a new home (and they’re still alive!). Total spend on plants and soil was around $60.

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the kikki k maja and max collection

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I’ve said it numerous times; I have one foot in ‘crazy cat lady’ territory and the other is about to step in at any given moment. Being an owner of (or slave to) two cats has definitely impacted on my interior decorating choices and I am always on the lookout for cute cat accessories for my home. It was a glorious twist of fate, then, that Kikki K has just released a dog and cat collection titled Maja and Max – The Best of Friends.

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decorator heaven at oz design moore park

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Where does one start when it comes to¬†describing¬†Oz Design? While it’s been around as long as I have (30 years and still doesn’t look a day over 25!), in recent times it’s multiplied its amazement factor. When I walked into the Moore Park store for my exclusive tour, I almost needed the store manager, Joe, to slap me across the face to wake me out of my design-induced coma; the current range is that phenomenal.

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i made my very own cushion

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I finally made the treck out to Mum’s place this week and got to work on stage two of my sewing machine training – making an actual cushion. I did have visions of needles going through fingers and a blood-stained cushion adorning my couch. But surprisingly, the end result was actually nice!

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