Tuesday, 24 September 2013



To celebrate the opening of Australia's second dose of West Elm, this time in Melbourne, I thought I might dedicate a post to it.

Boasting an amazing range of luxuriously gorgeous home-wares and furnishings, and not to forget that AMAZING living wall by GSky, this is one shop you can't afford to walk past.. after all, everyone needs to splurge a little sometimes, right? ♡

Now unfortunately, being a broke ass waitress/ student in little Adelaide... I haven't yet had the opportunity to experience first hand, the wonderful magic that is west elm. BUT, that hasn't stopped me from doing a little online stalking! So I present to you..

An easy way to spend $500 in this home decorating kingdom!

Love the minimalistic look of this range. The font reminds me of 'Where the Wild Things Are', which let's face it, is a great childhood memory for most!
Now the mortar and pestle, and also the measuring jug aren't available in the Australian online store - these can be found on the American one.

A scandinavian style tea party anybody?

Not only is this range have absolute wow factor... its on sale! ♡
(love the deep navy/ inky colour)

Can't go past a comforting, fluffy, Mongolian sheepskin cushion for those cuddly nights in!

The images below bring the budget over $500, but I'd still like to feature them as they're pretty great!

I've actually had my eye on this set for a while now (as perhaps have you?) Unfortunately when I tried to hunt it down, it's again, only available on the American website :( Big thumbs down there.
But they absolutely still deserve a mention here!

If you're going for that coastal feel in your home, then don't look past this linen. cute + sailor.
I could get naughty-cal in these sheets! - get it.. heh.

Well there you have it, as if you didn't need further encouragement to check out this goldmine!
And if you're down in Melbourne - well, you're a lucky little chicken then!


Sunday, 22 September 2013


This is what I'm sure rings true with every budding designer.. I know I certainly feel like this! ♡

Thursday, 19 September 2013


Free your mind of restrictions and who knows what you could achieve? ♡

Monday, 16 September 2013

Saturday, 14 September 2013



I am sure everybody has heard by now, but i thought i'd do a mini post anyways to share my own excitement! Now, i have to say the iPhone 5C is kind of cool, pretty colours and everything, but not too appealing to me. It's the champagne or gold 5S that has my eye! i had previously seen some RIDICULOUSLY expensive custom gold iPhone 5 (the previous model) pics floating around tumblr, and this new release reminds me of that, at a much more affordable price. 

One of the most exciting things? The new fingerprint scanner! It recognises you and only you, so your device becomes useless to any pesky thieves! And how spy-like is it? Haha! it reminds me of futuristic movies.. so i guess you could say the future is well and truly here!

This feature can be used for unlocking your phone, and also to make purchases, eliminating the need for time consuming passwords!

I do understand the skepticism linked to this though. What if it doesn't read my print properly? Will i still be able to get it fixed cheaply and quickly if it breaks? What if it malfunctions and i cant enter my phone? - It has all crossed my mind, but to be honest, i think that a company of such high status would surely have put A LOT of research and refining into this feature, so I'm not entirely worried.

Now, i wasn't too big a fan of the normal iPhone 5, for it's flimsiness, so i do hope that this model will be an improvement, and not just grabbing my attention for it's swanky new looks.

But the looks are certainly gorgeous! Even the interface has had a makeover! I think that will be refreshing. The camera is also said to have big improvements, incorporating the filters and square photo options we all know and love from instagram and other photography apps. It also has panoramic mode which is good for me as i live on the coast! There are of course other improvements, but we'll leave that to the techy people!

With this model Apple have also taken it upon themselves to release their own line of cases especially for these 2 new models. The 5S cases are keeping in with the luxurious theme using soft leather on the outside and microfiber for the lining. I'm not entirely sure how they'll hold up against the outside world that your 'life in palm' device stands against each day, but we'll see :)

So September 20 is the day we'll see this little baby released. I think i'll be waiting for mine though. I expect the stores and phone lines to be a little cray cray that day! haha.

check out more on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C here


Wednesday, 11 September 2013


I think in this modern world of ever evolving technology and materialism we must remember this now and again. 


Home Beautiful Oct '13

Every month I look forward to my favourite indulgences - home design magazines. If you love decorating, then you know the feeling of gasping in delight at every turn of the page. The kind of excitement that makes your partner wander what the heck is causing you to make those weird ooh, ahh noises over there, snuggled up in your comfy little corner! ...Don't worry though, nothing suss going on here. It's just a design thing. This post is on Home Beautiful's October '13 issue which I picked up today. 

Inside the Home Beautiful October Issue 2013

One of their better issues In my opinion, they feature a very lust worthy section on spaces awash in pastel hues. Now, this has been done many a time before, but we certainly haven't had our fix yet. Some great products featured here, majority of them being new labels or designs for me, which is always refreshing! 

This issue also introduces a new app. Now I am a SUCKER for a good app! This one is netpage. I think the concept is great, and I do believe it will progress to include a wider range as more attention is called to it. It enables you to scan pages, and buy items displayed on said page by directing you to the product's webstore. You are also able to save favourite pages for later, which in the future, may eradicate the destruction of treasured magazines. (Oh how bittersweet it is cutting them up!) It, like all other apps these days, is linked with all the social stuff so sharing isn't an issue here. The downfall though, is that only a bare minimum of pages were linked to the app! Like i said, great concept, but for now I would have liked it to be linked to more products!

I think the real homes featured in this issue didn't wow me all that much, bar a few pages, and the street spotlight wasn't too enticing, but I definitely have some new online retailers to add to the ever expanding list!

Another great section was the 'LITTLE WONDER'S' - a segment that delves into small bathrooms (like my own!) and how to make the most of tight spaces. There are some great space saving tips in there that'll make you wonder why you didn't think of that yourself!

Inside the Home Beautiful October Issue 2013

I have indeed saved my favourite part of the magazine for last. And it is SUCH good news.. 

So... Planning a Melbourne trip is now on the agenda. (No one ever graces Adelaide.. Not ever..) not to worry, this event is going to be a winner! After missing the lifeinstyle show that left me a little sourpuss for a few days, I am pumped again to make it to this one. 

It will feature 4 zones, building, interiors, bathrooms and kitchens and outdoors. It is based around an Eco approach to living and a green footprint. This means lots of cool new designs and gadgets, hopefully some gorgeous scandi styled spaces, and guest celebrities such as Kevin himself! 

I've been tuning into grand designs UK for the past year and a half now, and I am captivated. It's very exciting to see everyday peoples dreams be put into practice and made a reality. After just having discovered that the Grand Designs Australia magazine I've been eyeing off recently, is actually Australia's version of the same thing, it wont be long until I'm hooked on that as well!

And for $30 a ticket, this is one not to be missed! On ya' Kevin ya bloody guru!

So a great jam packed issue, with a little something for all tastes. I already can't wait for next months! Good job HB!

Hot tip: speaking of taste, pick up your copy from Woolworths to score a free mini entertaining recipe book, with some great styling advice and devilishly decadent meals to wow when you host your next occasion!

Inside the Home Beautiful October Issue 2013

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


sea you at dinner

Round platter
$110 - hardtofind.com.au

Kate spade home decor
$44 - bloomingdales.com

Dome napkins - blue on white linen
$55 - hardtofind.com.au

Large Salad Servers
$49 - hardtofind.com.au

Cruet - Mouflon
$45 - hardtofind.com.au

LOADS OF FISHES Plywood Placemats x 2
$44 - hardtofind.com.au

Stella Trio Votives
$27 - hardtofind.com.au

Loads of Fishes - Linen Tea Towel
$22 - hardtofind.com.au

Woolworths Online
$2.17 - woolworthsonline.com.au

Tuesday, 3 September 2013



After my last post for blacklist studio, i was inspired to head on over to the minimalist.com, and funny thing, they actually sell blacklist prints! a good sign right off the bat! Haha so i guess there's a little theme ringing in here... but anyways, here's a post on one of my favourite stores at the moment! :D 
"The Minimalist
 We source unique, limited edition and designer made product from around the  globe. The Minimalist isn't about buying less but buying better."
that is the description you will see when you navigate to this site, and i think it rings true when you look at their products. 
here you will find wares ranging from Eco and minimal to on-trend patterns and striking statement pieces.
i will feature a selection of my favourites and let you head on over and do the rest of the exciting treasure hunting for yourself!

This is my pick of the body products available on the site. I especially love the fresh look of the toothpaste. The Salus body soak would probably be my first buy (if i was with bath) though. Lavender and black salt sounds divine!

Stop the water while using me / Mint toothpaste

Grapefruit and Jasmine / Body Cleanser  Organic lavender and black salt / Body soak
TOP : Stop the water while using me - toothbrush, toothpaste
BOTTOM : Salus - body cleanser, body soak

Tiger says Meow / PrintShapes/ Postcard set

Circles / Print Layered Hearts / Print

The iconic tiger print is unfortunately sold out, but you can buy it here


Faceture Vase / White Brass paper weight

the vase is available in a number of pastels such as yellow, pink and turqoise.. also a great matte black! The gold paper weights are so gorgeous. Love the hexagonal prism!

Skull votive / Black or white Porcelain coffee spoon / Black

These skull votives are a steal at only $29! And the perfect alternative to the whole wax skull version which are all the rage right now. Not only are they cheaper, but you can actually light them and they will never melt away! Superb value for money :D
The perfect scoop with style. I tend to drink a lot of loose leaf tea, and have been on the hunt for a great scoop for a while now, i may have found 'the one'.

Ish 03 mint / Tea Towel  

The minamalist.com have a great range of colour co-ordinating tea--towels, collect every one and you have a. aesthetically pleasing display with a double use!

Bali Nights / Peach / Linen throw    Fest  Blanket / Black and off white

The focus here is of course on the throw blankets. The first gorgeously dubbed Bali Nights/ Peach, and the  second a great monochromatic,with neon trim,geometric beauty. The fest blanket in black and off white..

Storage sack / Peaches

 There are TONS of different designs for these storage baskets! Check them out!


Faceture Pendant / White  Chestnut origami pendant / White Plumen bulb

The first matches the vase featured further up, and then, there's that AMAZING origami shade again! this time in the chestnut. I need to get my hands on one of these pronto!
How genius are these light bulbs? I'm astounded somebody hadn't thought to design them like this earlier! I think they'd look great hanging on their own from a single cord as pictured.

Handmade earrings / Various
Last but not least are these gorgeous 'BOXY' earring studs! The hardest part would be choosing which colour to buy first! I think they're just so cute and girly!

Well there you have it. A pick of my favourites from this incredible store! Do yourself a favour and head on over. There are so many more treasures to compliment your home, you won't be disappointed!