handmade rugs with heart – I’m in love!

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I’ve said before on the blog that rugs are the new cushions; often mass produced and a dime a dozen. That is entirely true until you lay eyes on the pieces produced by local company Pampa. Vicky Aguirre and Carl Wilson – the couple behind the brand – travelled to Argentina and met with local artisans, who hand wash, spin, thread and dye the rugs by hand, resulting in some one-of-a-kind floor coverings you really need to nab.

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temple & webster’s handmade markets

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At this very moment, I’ve pressed 00 on the phone and am about to press the final 0 to get the ambulance to my home; these images of the goods available at Temple & Webster’s Handmade Market are positively heart racing! This long weekend, the online homewares haven will present their second Handmade Markets Event in partnership with Jacqui Fink of Little Dandelion and I am going bananas over the entire scenario!

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top notch textiles from a local creative

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I do love me a soft furnishing (guilty as charged), so I was rather delighted when I discovered local Creative Shakira Lima during my online travels. Her store, Shakiraaz – a celebration of handcrafted and Indian-inspired gems – was established in 2011 after she spent a few years prior developing and creating products out of her Melbourne home.

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my new distressed coasters from stone inspired

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I’ve been through my fair share of coasters over the years. Not only because some of them fall apart, but because it’s hard to hone in on a style that feels timeless as well as working from a practical perspective (a cork coaster is a one way ticket to Absorption City). I was a bit overcome when I got my hands on these bad boys from Stone Inspired, then – with a personalised gift inside just for me!

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tlc at the east is east night markets

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I love to bag a bargain. And when there’s a local, handmade find in the mix, I’m like a kid in a candy store. This past Thursday night I hit my kind of lolly shop – the East is East Night Markets at the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst. What I uncovered on my adventure was a stack of local Creatives who’ve made some fabulous homewares and accessories (some of which you’ve seen on the blog before). On with my photo diary from this very fabulous evening!

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the nookroad story with creator keren moran

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You know I love supporting local creatives who are out there doing amazing things. So when I stumbled upon Nookroad, a website that not only showcases amazing handmade items that you can purchase, but explains the story and process behind them, I was onto creator Keren Moran to find out more about this inspiring endeavour.

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | The world is intent on feeding my desire to turn into a crazy cat lady with 45 felines running around. And who am I to put up a fight? This week I had the pleasure of stumbling across the amazing Cloudy Apple website, where I laid eyes on this amazing Amelie gift pack. These easy-to-assemble decorative boxes – in all their kitty cuteness – are the best way to display a gift, if you can part with them yourself!

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a chat with melissa leung from miss paperie

Creative Cuts Range“There’s definitely something special about handmade products,” says Melissa Leung, creative mastermind behind Miss Paperie, the stationery business that’s been making hearts flutter since its creation in July this year.

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