13 October 2015

Western Cowboy themed bedroom for Eli, age 6

Amy from Happy As Larry Designs has a way with rooms for her boys; and lucky for them that she can incorporate her own felt ball rug designs, made in collaboration with artisans in Nepal. Her son Eli loves the Western/Cowboy theme and Amy's Aztec-style navy and white felt ball rug brings it all together. Read on for Amy's tips on how to create a great space for a 6-year-old boy...

Room: Eli's bedroom
Age: 6 years old
Designed by: Amy Eaton (Happy As Larry Designs)
Location: Perth, WA

9 October 2015

Get organised with personalised 2016 stationery from Hippo Blue

So it's less than twelve weeks until Christmas. Crazy right? If you're looking to get a head start on the gift-giving season, it's worth checking out these great personalised stationery designs from Australian designers and Bondville sponsors Hippo Blue. It's such a nice touch to receive a present with your name on it; and they make great gifts for grandparents, teachers, partners, sisters, brothers, or children who love to be organised (or need to be!). I'm sure we all know one of those.

8 October 2015

Lilly & Lolly Sydney store tour

Bondville sponsors Lilly & Lolly moved premises this year to a gorgeous space in Rosebery, right around the corner from Koskela. I headed over to capture some shots of this beautiful store, filled with Australian-designed products and Lilly & Lolly's own quality furniture for children's interiors. Here are some of my favourites:

Black and white with yellow looking great together with the Upholstered bed (Diego Nero) and Scoop bedside table (PS look at those windows!):

7 October 2015

New metallic kids' beds from Incy Interiors

Metallics are hotter than ever, and Bondville sponsor Incy Interiors has two delicious new bed styles to add a touch of glamour for kids - the Louis Bed and the Ivy Cot in shiny nickel. With adjustable heights, rounded corners and sculptured side rails, these are as functional as they are good looking. The nickel colour is right between silver and black which works well for both boy's and girl's rooms. Or both!

It's a little bit outer-space and a little bit Hollywood glamour; here are my picks from Incy Interiors' excellent range of Australian kids' interiors products to go with the Louis Bed and Ivy Cot:

2 October 2015

In my shopping cart: girl's nautical summer outfit for Miss 8 from e3-M

My 8-year-old daughter has always been independent, and I've learnt that the best way to make sure that she wears her special clothes, is to give her the opportunity to choose them. When we're selecting from Bondville sponsor eeni meeni miini moh/3-M she loves to go through the lookbook and check out their instagram feed to see real kids wearing the clothes. Smart cookie, I think! Here are her choices from the SS15 collection for girls:

30 September 2015

Halloween by Tutu du Monde

Spookalicious! If you're looking for the most glamorous girls' Halloween costumes ever, head straight to Tutu du Monde to check out their amazing tutus, capes, onesies, shorts, masks and hairclips in black, silver, white, and bleeding heart red.

25 September 2015

Adam Liaw Asian Cookery School masterclass + Win a cooking class

We've got a well-used wok in our kitchen, a steamer I have used only once, and all the right condiments for Asian cooking; but I find myself falling back onto the staples - fried rice, stirfry, and sometimes wonton soup. Lucky, then, that my cooking inspiration has been given a big boost with a private masterclass with Adam Liaw at the gorgeous Williams-Sonoma Sydney Cooking School kitchen at Bondi Junction.

Ten of us eagerly absorbed every word, then were put to work creating Steamed Ginger Chicken, Rice Paper Rolls and Nuoc Cham from Adam's new book Asian Cookery School. So fun! Read on for photos and your chance to win a spot at a masterclass with Adam Liaw to experience for yourself.

The place-settings were gorgeous, with calligraphy by Anastasia (The Articulate), sitting on denim napkins.

18 September 2015

My Freedom Spring Summer 15 Style + Win $100

The challenge: using just a brick-wallpapered background and the Bonnie sofa, pick any products from the new collection at Freedom and pull together a living zone you'd like to relax in. Fun, I know! I was invited by Freedom to visit their Alexandria store recently and choose my favourite items from the new Spring Summer 2015 catalogue to style up a corner of the store. I started with the 3-seater Bonnie sofa in River Charcoal against a great brick-wallpapered wall, and went to town with the accessories. Read on - you could win a $100 Freedom gift voucher!

Mini ceramic vases by Paper Boat Press

For anyone that has ever received a little gift or offering foraged by a small person, these mini handmade ceramic vases with magnets by Paper Boat Press in Brisbane are absolutely perfect. Pop the tiniest of blooms in and stick on the fridge for both you and your wee one to admire. I love them Kylie!

17 September 2015

Armadillo and Co Origami Project rugs auction

This year Armadillo&Co are auctioning ten beautiful one-off rugs designed by the preschool children of Anganwadi #11 in India and Jackie Jardine of Armadillo&Co who explored folding paper and colouring in together. Each rug has been hand woven in 100% fine wool by Armadillo&Co’s own team of skilled artisans in India.

All proceeds will go directly to The Anganwadi Project – an inspiring Australian grassroots charity that builds preschools for young children in the urban slums of Gujarat, India. All bids will close on Monday 21 September, 8am AEST. If you are looking for a beautiful rug, this is an opportunity too good to refuse.

Head to the Armadillo&Co website to bid now.

Image: Armadillo&Co
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