Thursday, March 29, 2012

And the winner is: Crashmat ipad bubble

...Congratulations Amanda Bradley!

Well done you have won the Crashmat iPad bubble in Rainbow!

The offish draw

Well done and enjoy Amanda!
Please contact me and I will send it out asap.

Thank you all for entering.  You all rock.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Shop it up: LeeAnn Yare's Collected

After months of colourful slog LeeAnn's shop-in-a-shop concept store has been born!

And what a beauty it is...

Images vis LeeAnn Yare

Located at BLOC (Mt Eden, Auckland)

Well done LeeAnn and good luck for URBIS Design Day this weekend.  I'm not able to make it this year but it's shaping up to be a good'n.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Giveaway: Bubble ipad pillow from Crashmat

Urban Chill - the people that import the Crashmat range are giving me one to giveaway!

Yay - I love doing this!

The Dealio:  Go to the Urban Chill website and choose which 'Bubble' you would like to win. 

Let me know in the comments below which-one-you-choose and I will put you in the draw. 

 Extra entries for 'liking' my facebook page and Urban Chill's facebook page.   Just let me know in the comments section

 The Bubble is the wee bag that you can 'ipad' from when you are chilling out on your Crashmat beanbag.

Happiness is...

There are four funky colours to choose from.

I will collate and draw this prize on Thursday the 29th March - just in time for Easter blobbn'.

Good luck my design bunnies...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Good Cop, Bad Cop: Bathroom

Hello, In todays "Good Cop, Bad Cop" post we have two bathrooms.  

Both contestants choosing a checkered bathroom floor tile and a lovely accent of blue.

I'm looking forward to seeing our two looks, so come with me and see who is our 'good' and who is our 'bad'.

It's no surprise this is the 'good'

Zoe Murphy's Bathroom found over at The Design Files - you gotta see the rest of this house!

The over sized marble tiles in a diagonal format make this spacious bathroom feel even roomier.  It's mono-chromatic scheme is spear-headed by an insanely bright blue, enhanced further by it's high gloss finish.  This bathroom is sophisticated, elegant with punches of whimsey and light.

And to our 'bad'.  

Found here and lucky for all concerned it is a 'before shot'

It's shit and made my eyes fall off.

Well that's all for today, but please come back next week when we explore more into the heady world of "Good Cop, Bad Cop" design...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New prod on the block: Crashmat

Beeeionks.  The Crashmat has landed!

NZ now stocks an alternative to the stock-standard beanbag.

Patterns, plains, floral and stripes!  There is certainly something to suit everybody (particulary me).  I pick the Ice cream stripe.

My fav the Ice cream!  $139 AUD (not filled)

And you can get a weeeee mini for your phone or ipad... Awww.

Mini-me!  $49 AUD (filled)

  Urban Chill imports The Crashmat products and are available all over NZ - stockists here and online here

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Good Prods: Fredericks & Mae Arrows

My eye has been spying arrows.

Colourful, intricate and unique (just like me really).

Hang em on a wall or stick em in a vase.

Two jokers (Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredricks Cohen) who share a love for feathers, thread, gold and paper (as you do)

That collab also made these

Worry beads

I found them at Flock in Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand and Third Draw Down in Melbourne

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Check me: Lil'Magoolie and Homestyle Magazine

Forgive me while I toot a few of my own horns.

I was asked to give some tips for the article "Don't move, improve" in the Feb/March 2012 Homestyle Magazine.

Images from Homestyle Mag Blog

It also featured my latest re-upholstered chair!

Also my March post is now up at Lil'Magoolie and I'm talking wallpaper.

She's also getting readers to write in with interior questions so fell free to go nuts.  
The hairier the better!

That's all.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Home of: Jessica Folcker and Daniel Heckscher

Dream home alert - and surprise surprise it's in Sweden!

This couple has channeled Frieda Kahlo (another design inspiration of mine) and designed their home with superb results.

Good design for me absolutely has to involve the unexpected and the amusing and this house has it in spades.

Watermelon inspired bedding
Baby pink basins
Could chairs
Bright yellow metal exterior to the kitchen island
Shiny blue wooden floors

I don't live there

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shopping: Ganims (Melbs)

Good god you are one good looking shop.

And look what else they sell:

Beci Orpin canisters

Sunday Ganim blankets

I may even visit you very soon.

You can find them web-side here.

Found via my clever buddy Ju at Studio Home

Friday, March 2, 2012

Gotta go to: Ellerslie International Flower Show

Last year that darned earthquake foiled our plans for garden design domination but this year it's back and bigger than ever.

Yuss - the Ellerslie International Flower Show right here in little ol' broken Christchurch.
7th - 11th March 2012.

Now don't be fooled - I'm still an 'inside' gal and really don't know my Azaleas from my Alstroemeria's but I do enjoy colour and design (no shit shirl), sooooo I'll be going.

I might even ride my garden there...

Found over at Incredible things and you can buy at Etsy

Green fingers for friday design bunnies!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just found: Johanna Flyckt

There's good shabby-chic and there is not so good shabby-chic.

Trust me this the good one.  Possibly the best.

Just look at everything going on.  So good.  Those floors, I mean, go on.

Johanna Flyckt has created a haven from a once run-down shack to a homely and lived in home.  Nothing beats that.

Surprise surprise she's Swedish and her blog is a real gem.  Go there and get your Nordic on!

Can't read a thing but did find these images.

Cracking stuff.