Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rani Blue Quilts, Books and Friendship

Rani Blue Queen Size Quilts
A few weeks ago we received a new shipment of our Bungalow Quilts. Some styles have sold out already!  This one is my current favourite - Rani Blue queen size, I just love it and the reverse stripe is absolutely gorgeous.  Our hand block printed quilts are so soft, perfect for snuggling up on a Winter's afternoon with a cup of tea and a great book.

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Speaking of great books, I received my copy of Holly Becker's divine book Decorate a few weeks ago.  If you don't already have your copy you need to buy one, Holly's wonderful design book has even made it to the New York Times Bestseller list - what a star!

Decorate by Holly Becker.  Neem Yellow Tea Towel

Sunshine print from the fabulous Annechovie

The 'Sunshine' quote print from Annechovie was given to me as a gift from my beautiful and amazing friend Amanda.  It sits in my dining room and is a constant reminder of how precious our friendship is.  It makes my heart sing.

Hope you are having a wonderful week.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Est Magazine

Est Magazine 1st Edition April 2011
Back in April a refreshing new online design magazine hit the inboxes of Australia and no doubt around the globe.  Apart from the crisp, fresh cover featuring a stunning shady old tree, lush green grass and pops of red, it was their masthead that made me inhale and exhale with a sense of belonging 'Global Living With An Australian Twist' ' Welcome home to the heart of Australian style'.  Instantly I felt like this magazine was calling my name.

Editor Sian Macpherson and her team have created a magazine worthy of global recognition featuring 'the best that global design has to offer with an Australian twist'.  I loved every single page but highlights for me were the atelier of Danish artist Lisa Marie Frost, her darling studio (pictured below) is on my 'must have' list for my future home.

Studio perfection of Lisa Marie Frost image via Est magazine

Lisa Marie Frost in her studio.  Image via Est magazine

The 'Style Nomad' article was another winner encouraging us to 'surround yourself with things that only make you feel good - not weigh you down' and a personal favourite quote from Sian 'collecting memories not just designer furniture'.  I found myself dreaming and longing over the photography by Colin Doswell and styling by Deb McLean.  This is a magazine to lose yourself in.

How fabulous are these giant scissors! Oh and I really want to eat those apples. Image via Est
What a cosy little nook.  Image via Est
A nomadic gypsy caravan - how fun! Image via Est
All I can say is, I cannot wait for the next refreshing edition of Est Magazine.  It's a winner from start to finish.