11 November 2016

Bondville Aussie Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Well, there are six weeks to go until Christmas and it's time to get cracking. To get you started, I've put together four fun gift guides this year with forty products from Australian designers, makers and Aussie online stores for kids. Choose from kid's room gift ideas, toys you will both love, my picks for mini fashionistas and some favourite Christmas essentials. Go ahead and click on all those links to support Aussie entrepreneurs - most of whom are parents with their own small businesses. Keep it local this year so the money goes into the pockets of the makers and the shakers. I hope you find some great ideas for your family...

29 September 2016

Loving right now - Kip and Co cutlery, Australian bird art, free Bonnie and Neil tea towels

The weather is trying to warm up and I've got colour on my mind. Here are a few beautiful pieces by Australian artists and designers that I'm loving right now:

17 September 2016

Wanda shelving for kids by Cantilever

A few years ago I made a study space for my daughter using a pegboard from Bunnings with painted IKEA spice racks that has been my most popular post on Bondville - ever. If you love that look but would like something much more sophisticated and design-led, check out the Wanda shelving system by Cantilever in Melbourne.

1 August 2016

New Eeni Meeni Miini Moh and e3-M SS16

A trip to France and Italy was all the inspiration that eeni meeni miini moh creative director Libby O'Connor-Cowley needed to design the fantastic SS176 collection. These are fun prints, classic stripes, cool grids in all the colours of a lolly shop. Let's take a look at some of my favourites:

1 July 2016

24 top picks from the eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M AW16 Sale - on now

Real winter has only just started, so it's perfect time to take advantage of the Autumn Winter 16 goodies in the eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M end of season sale. Kids 0-12 years have it made with current season dresses, tops, t-shirts, shirts, pants, leggings, sweaters, jackets, enfant wear and a range of accessories on sale.

Here's my pick of the sale items. There are so many to choose from (see my favourites here from this season), but these 8 picks each for girls, boys and enfant have me sold...

19 June 2016

24 Hours in San Francisco with Kids

We usually stop off in LA on our way back from visiting family in the US, but this trip, we decided to stay overnight in our old stomping ground, San Francisco, instead. It's a pretty special place for us; we met and started our married life in the City of Love, and wanted to share some of our favourite spots with our girls - now six and eight years old. Read on for how we managed 24 hours in San Francisco with kids...

7 June 2016

Bondville Does "USA: Seattle 2016

It's been kisses and cuddles all week visiting my new 4.5 month-old niece in Seattle. We've been to Seattle a few times before and ticked off some of the touristy activities, so this trip we were happy to stay fairly close to home in Redmond, WA with the bub. Here are some of the fun things we got up to with our 6.5 and 8.5 year-olds girls...

19 May 2016

Whimsical Monique L'huillier collection for Pottery Barn Kids

Goodness, Pottery Barn Kids sure knows how to create dreamy spaces that children adore. My girls are mad for all the looks created in collaboration with Monique L'huillier - it's a world of whimsy and elegance that stands out from the more graphic looks that we've been seeing in kids' interiors lately. Come along with me to the launch of the Monique L'huillier Collection with Pottery Barn Kids in Sydney recently...

7 May 2016

Maryanne Moodie rugs for Arro Home - yeah!

Arro Home has nailed it with these gorgeous rugs designed by Aussie weaving expert Maryanne Moodie, now living in New York City and owning the loom over there too. These pieces are gorgeous - I want both the Adamas and Desert Storm rugs - and look fantastic with Arro home's signature cat and eye cushions and range of bedding.

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