11 May 2017

Be inspired by Proteas

My Instagram feed has been full of proteas over the past two weeks! Yes, these lovely blooms are in season, but I've seen them in art and fashion too.

Many of us think they are native to Australia but they're actually from South Africa, where they are also known as Sugarbushes, and according to local tradition, they represent change and hope. They are so well suited to our climate, and work so well with other natives, it's no wonder we've seconded the protea for ourselves.

Here are some of my favourite spottings of proteas in Australia this week:

6 May 2017

8 more Australian-designed Mother's Day gift ideas

I couldn't resist putting together another Mother's Day gift guide full of Australian-designed goodies. If edgy is more your style, check out my Gift Guide for Minimalist Mamas. But if you've also got a softer side, like me, here are eight more ideas to pass on to your other half:

8 Australian Mother's Day gift ideas for a minimialist Mama

Mother's Day is really all about cuddles and kisses from little ones and precious time spent with our own mothers. If there's a gift you need to get or a wishlist you're compiling, be inspired by these eight Australian-designed gift ideas that a minimalist Mama would love:

16 February 2017

Last chance and 50% reductions on eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M SS16

For one week only, eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M are offering 50% reductions on all SS16 clothes for kids 0-12 years. These are seriously quality clothes that your children will reach for all the time; a great combination of style and comfort that makes them super-wearable.


I think it's always interesting to see which pieces people actually have in their shopping cart, that their children wear (as opposed to those we wish our children would wear). These are the e3-M clothes that our girls (seven and nine years) have had so much use from this summer, all heavily discounted until 21st February 2017.

10 February 2017

Bondville's Tutti Fruiti 7th Birthday Party

My youngest celebrated her seventh birthday recently and with Summer in full swing, she requested a Fruiti Tutti. Both girls were excited to help organise and decorate the party, and we had plenty of bits and pieces that we could reuse from other events. The key here was to have one large focal point to set the scene for the party - in our case it was the honeycomb fruit decorations. Then it was easy to just serve up as much fruit as the girls could eat!


Party: 7th Birthday Party
Location: Sydney, NSW
Theme: Tutti Fruiti
Organised by: Me (Steph Bond-Hutkin, Bondville)
PhotographySteph Bond-Hutkin for Bondville

5 February 2017

Cosy up with brand new eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M AW17

There's not a season that goes by that eeni meeni miini moh and + e3-M doesn't delight with great design, interesting colour palettes and exceptional quality for kids. New season AW17 is a mixture of warm and cosy fabrics, muted colour combos with bright accents, cool graphics, and a firm focus on fun.


The eeni meeni miini moh stable caters for all ages from newborns, babies, young girls and boys to size 5, and e3-M which extends the label from 2 to 12 years.

27 January 2017

The most divine Australian dolls

If you are looking for a special gift for a special Miss, look no further than our own Australian designers for beautiful handcraft dolls. These are three of the best designs with incredible attention to detail, beautiful fabrics and embellishments.

26 December 2016

eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M SS16 end of season sale

Sale time! Snap up some beautiful quality clothes for kids 0-12 years from eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M in their end of season sale. Enjoy savings on current season dresses, tops, t-shirts, shorts, skirts, playsuits, leggings and enfant wear.


Girls and boys 0-5 years are covered with pastels to mix and match with neon brights and fun prints:

20 December 2016

Carry On Watson art suitcases

I met Catherine Bell, founder of Carry On Watson, at a friend's Christmas party recently and was so impressed with her beautiful suitcases featuring artworks that are real head-turners. Why own a boring suitcase, when you can carry one of these beauties. And never again wonder which luggage is yours at the baggage collection!

19 December 2016

Laura Blythman kids' backpacks, duffles and caps for Little Renegade Company

If you love Laura Blythman's whimsical collage-style artwork, you'll be just as thrilled as I was to discover Laura's collaboration with the Little Renegade Company. What results are super-cool caps, duffle bags and backpacks for kids in the Moonscape and Sugar Mountains prints.

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