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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

SPACES : : Annabelle Kerslake : :

Drawing from her experiences working in a floral shop, for an event styling company and in publishing,
Annabelle Kerslake is collaborating on her favorite project to date: fête magazine, where she is co-founder with her friend and creative partner, Jane Cameron. Their combined experiences allow them to do everything — from styling, photography and writing to design and ad sales (Jane even shot the images for Annabelle’s sneak peek). Annabelle lives in Balhannah, a small town in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
AND she has an Australian Mastiff called Griswold.
. L . O . V . E .

Friday, 26 April 2013

FRIDAY FADS ++ the iPhone Telescope ++

For those of you who don't know us very well... basically we're nerds at heart.

AND ... we have a weird obsession with gadgets...

Anything new, anything we can add to something we use everyday to make it work better or differently
and anything to do with technology. Yes we are suckers.
So it was a natural progression for us to add this section to our blog...

Our first Friday Fad is a little contraption that we came across on our trip to Bali ...

Let us set the scene for you :
It was a beautiful afternoon, we were sitting at a cliff top bar having a couple of cocktails and enjoying the sunset. Naturally one thing came to our mind ... INSTAGRAM.
There was a little balinese boat sailing along in the ocean, sun was setting, ocean was blue. It was perfect.
The only problem was ... our iPhone wouldn't zoom in enough to capture it!

Cue in the lady at the table next to us, who had attached to her iPhone (and who we nearly tackled for...)


I know, right.
- Instantly converts your iPhone 4 / 4S into a telescope
- 6x optical zoom, 18mm lens
- Great for taking pictures from a distance
- New design to run of rays effectively avoiding the contortion of image
- Take super wide angle pictures with large luminous flux

You can get one for under $15 including shipping to Australia here!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

PLACES | St Tropez

This hill-top villa located in the exclusivity of the private Estate of
Les Parcs de St. Tropez boasts uninterrupted views of sea, the South Alps and the sky.
If we win the lotto anytime soon, you'll know where to find us...

The clever play of extravagant space and intimate seclusion. Outdoors, there are countless places to retire, to read, to relax. Each of the four en suite bedrooms has a private garden, while an inner courtyard offers further sanctuary. 

Beyond the fountain, pond, flexi-pool, manicured lawns and shady porches, a grove of olive trees is set against that ever-changing view. Inside, it is size that counts. The vast entertainment spaces will impress and the bespoke details delight, from the towering mantelpiece to the four-metre-long dining table, destined to be filled with friends.


More info here, images via Leo Trippi

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

PEOPLE { Charlotte Perriand }

C H A R L O T T E  P E R R I A N D

One of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern movement,
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND (1903-1999) introduced the ‘machine age’ aesthetic to interiors in the steel, aluminium and glass furniture she created at Le Corbusier’s architectural studio in the late 1920s and 1930s. She then continued her experiments with different materials.

When the 24 year old Charlotte Perriand strode into Le Corbusier’s studio at 35 rue de Sèvres, Paris in 1927, and asked him to hire her as a furniture designer, his response was terse. “We don’t embroider cushions here,” he replied and showed her the door. A few months later Le Corbusier apologised.

After being taken by his cousin Pierre Jeanneret to see the glacial Bar sous le Toît, or rooftop bar that Perriand had created in glass, steel and aluminium, for the Salon D’Automne exhibition in Paris, Le Corbusier invited her to join his studio.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Love Blankets

Known as Moroccan wedding blankets, handira are woven out of sheep's wool, cotton and linen by Berber women in the Middle Atlas mountains of Northern Morocco. 

Berber wedding blankets are woven in anticipation of, a wedding, by the bride's female relatives. It can take many hours — even weeks — of work to attach those hundreds of mirrored sequins once the weaving is complete; it is thought that during this collaborative task, the bride's relatives teach her all about the birds and the bees, among other marital duties and expectations. After the wedding ceremony, the bride wears the blanket tied around her neck as a kind of cape. It might be associated with her trip to her new marital home, which could be a chilly ride.

For Berbers, objects and visual motifs contain myriad meanings and purposes. The process of hand-weaving, itself, when undertaken mindfully, is thought to endow the textile with baraka, or blessings. 

When complete, the wedding blanket serves not only as warmth and decoration for the bride, but also to ward off evil and to bestow fertility and good luck upon the newlyweds.

We are personally obsessed with them and love that they can be used in so many ways!
The detail, pattern, texture and colours on these blankets is so beautiful and they are an amazing addition to any room. As well as being a blanket they can be used as wall hangings, rugs and couch throws.
They also make for a very unique and original wedding gift!

If you are interested in purchasing a Moroccan wedding blanket 
we have some beautiful ones for sale in our shop.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Mum love!

Head over to our facebook page, like it and comment on this pic to win this
super cute gift pack for your mum, valued over $90!

You can also head straight to the picture via this link!