Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Bonnie And Neil

I can't resist a good textile, or a bit of Australiana; Bonnie and Neil have given me both here with their handmade textile range. The real life partners have pooled their talents to come up with these gorgeous textiles. Now I just have to decide which will look best on my couch!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Put Spring In Your Step

Spring is just around the corner. I can feel it. We've just gone to daylight savings time, the weather yesterday was gorgeous and melted a big chunk of that pesky snow, and my instagram feed is littered with photos of blossom and daffodils. Happy days are coming. Nike's getting into the spirit of things with this range of spring flower patterned shoes. Air Max, USD$180, available from April 11, more details online. 

Monday, 9 March 2015

CJ Hendry

This Aussie lady has some pretty mean pen skills. Her black-and-white pen ink drawings are quite incredible. She's working for a lot of high-end fashion brands, and I love the work she's doing for Hermés with this series of food on Hermés plates. Follow her Instagram feed, or see more of her work in The Cool Hunter's article
CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper from rob norton on Vimeo.

Friday, 6 March 2015


It's snowing. Again. Just when it was all starting to melt away nicely we had a big dump of it Sunday night, bit more Tuesday, and now another blizzard again today. I love snow; but the dusting kind that melts in a day. Or a lot of it on top of a mountain, where it belongs. Not on the streets; as I try and push the stroller through it, being careful not to slip on the hidden patches and send myself into early labour. I took these photos today from our roof terrace, and below, of our drive way before I shovelled it clean, the neighbours yard with their garden chairs up to their eyeballs in snow, and our street. Ok, so it's pretty. But you've had your fun, snow, so be gone with you.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Miffy Turns 60

And doesn't she look fabulous? Our fluffy white rabbit will have a limited edition production run by supreme German toy makers, Steiff, in celebration. Deluxe Miffy could be your for a mere USD $255. Yep, she doesn't come cheap these days. Steiff doesn't mention the quantity they're producing, but does state this is not a toy, and intended for collectors. Seems a bit at odds for Dick Bruna's beloved childhood character, but there you have it.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Frank Underwolf

Genius parody of the Three Little Pigs by Sesame Street.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Cloud Shadow

James Naughton is back on Tiny Showcase with this lovely work. Only a handful left, so chop chop. USD $40, unframed.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Banquet Workshop

The simple things in life are often the best, right? Take this little garland by Banquet Workshop, for example. A string of flora and hey presto, convert any drab little door, wall, window, or nook into a happier place. Which in this gripping winter my NYC friends keep apologising for and trying to tell me is not normal, I could really do with a splash of spring in my home right about now. Spring is just around the corner, right guys?!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015


Some fun little paper puppets from Mr Printables. $8 a pop, construct them yourself. Once Oscar gets older enough to play and not just destroy these I can't wait to start putting on some puppet shows. Fun times.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Jungle Room

Leopard wallpaper to die for by These Walls of Queensland, Australia. I'd love so have some of this on a wall or just framed in Oscar's room. Too cool.