this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | When the courier delivered this bad boy to my house a few days ago, I ripped the package open like a kid on Christmas morn. Once I opened New Zealand Interior Style, things just got better. This release from Penguin Books gives you a good squiz into a variety of NZ homes, from the calm to the kooky – and celebrates the notion of embracing your individual style. I’ll have a full book review coming your way on the blog this week (it’s magic!).

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taking in the beauty at indigo love

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A few weeks back, I hit the road to Jervis Bay for the weekend in search of sun and sand (and a drop of Savvy B, of course). I knew all about Indigo Love prior to going as I had the pleasure of visiting this Huskisson store on my last trip down the South Coast of Sydney a year or so ago. This time was different; this time I had my camera in hand so I could snap the store in all its glory.

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let’s drool over some nz homewares, shall we?

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I love supporting local Creatives, but one must acknowledge the fab things our brothers from another mother are doing over in New Zealand. The decor gods listened to my cries for stunning imagery this week as these snaps from new Auckland store, Indie Home Collective, hit my inbox. If you’re a lover of earthy, eclectic or industrial homewares, have your bib at the ready as we begin the drool-fest. If someone can fly these pieces over to me on the red eye it would be very much appreciated!

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creative finds reloaded: my 10 fave discoveries

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1 | I went gaga for these washi tape candles from The Tealight Co earlier in the year. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the nicest ones and putting six glorious washi tape designs on tealights is a perfect example of this. The black snowflake tape was my fave back then and still is now. I got these through Superking Australia (and you can too).

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my fave pages from issue 107 of inside out

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Nothing gives me greater pleasure than dashing to the mailbox, seeing that my Inside Out mag has arrived and ripping open the plastic like Amanda would a man’s shirt on Melrose Place (wasn’t that the best 90s show ever?). This time around, there was even more excitement as the front cover revealed that copper was on the agenda for issue 107 – the ultimate metal of the moment! Let’s take a little squiz inside and drool my fave pages!

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industrial framing and furniture – I’m there!

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Perhaps it’s stating the obvious to admit that I’m a bit in love with rustic and industrial furniture. But to know that it’s crafted by a local family who’ve spent the past 20 years building it from its humble beginnings in a backyard shed into something spectacular, is altogether more warm and fuzzy! This is the story of Mulbury; an Aussie homewares and furniture business that not only makes breathtaking pieces, but does it with heart. I sat down with manager Ryan Melder to find out more about this rustic treasure trove.

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a tour of tlc headquarters – my humble home!

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I did a bit of a clean up on Saturday and thought it might be a good opportunity to show you inside my home. After all, the cats were behaving, the sun was shining and I was busy killing time trying to avoid doing homework for my course (procrastination is something I’ve become very skilled at). So here you go, Creatives, it’s not the stuff magazines are made of – but nobody lives in the magazines anyway – so take a squiz and let me know what you think.

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so I just discovered koskela (omfg!)

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I must start this post with an apology; Koskela, I’m sorry it took me so long to discover you. However, now that I’ve experienced the magic of your store, I’m declaring my love for you and intend to serenade you with that John Mayer song, Your Body is a Wonderland. Because, truly, that’s how I feel after having walked around the space last weekend. Creatives, have a medic on standby for this store tour. It’s colourful, it’s quirky and it’s a whole lotta lovely!

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two hot trends from the new ikea catalogue

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Nothing gave me greater pleasure this past week than receiving a sneak peek into the upcoming 2014 IKEA catalogue. Not only are there some glorious new products on the horizon and a real focus on spending time at home with loved ones, but there’s two hot trends that caught my eye in particular – and they’re very different decor looks indeed!

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I love a local set of Creatives making some uniquely Aussie products and the team from Kitchen Ink have not disappointed this week. Get a load of my brand new Mr & Mr pillow case set in all its black and white glory. It’s playing particularly well with my polka dot bedspread and you’ll notice little Oswald there having the time of this life too. They’re also available in Mrs & Mrs and Mr and Mrs sets – too good!

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