Archive for June, 2012
June 18, 2012
After designing jewellery for the last 12 years I felt like I had hit a wall. Nothing in the jewellery world was inspiring me, everything felt like same, same, same. Pieces no longer were produced with a soul or a spirit just in high quantities and a ready for a fast turn over. They were just more possessions to be thrown out than beautiful designs to be treasured and kept. Finally, I have stumbled upon these beautiful dream catchers by Tini Courtney. I am so excited to find this jewellery. It is a free spirited line of jewellery you should check out HOWL (Handle Only With Love). It has a soul and it has meaning and I find it really motivating and refreshing to see jewellery produced with a passion.
“Tini’s intention behind H.O.W.L is to bring positive and symbolic energy to each one of a kind piece and its owner. Every piece is handmade by Tini and created with naturally healing gemstones, charms and a mix of vintage and contemporary chain. Inspired by the mystic power of the Native American “Dream Catcher”, Tini integrates her treasures found traveling to produce her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. H.O.W.L has received notable press from Style, People, Haute Living, and recent editorials in Vogue Latin America. Tini’s “Dream Catchers” have been worn by many celebrities including, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Juliette Lewis and Edward Sharpe to name a few.” HOWL
I’ve just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the dream weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooh dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light
Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget todays pain
There still may be some time
Fly me away to the bright side of the moon
And meet me on the other side
June 16, 2012
I am trying not to hunt for goodies on the weekend. However, I came across these little ceramic bird bowls on etsy by Prince Design UK and I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.
You can keep these beautifully handmade ceramic dishes by the sink or next to your bed and keep all your rings and little things safe. I think it would be a sweet gift for a friend to treasure. Each little bird is unique. Its features are individually stamped and shaped uniquely. Click here to check out Prince Design UK shop online.
Below is an update on some of the fun things I found this week:
June 14, 2012
I am so excited I have tracked down these bags. Aussie designer Brenda Harvey is creating some beautiful accessories. Benah bags are perfect. The colour combinations are subtle and easy to use all year round I love her use of both leather and canvas in her bags. My favourites are the Alex Ipad case. It is big enough to use as a clutch and I could load it up with all my handbag essential paraphenalia. I also love the messenger bag by Benah. I am looking forward to placing my order asap.
photos from livefastmag and style bubble
FIND IT: http://www.thebenah.com/shop/
June 14, 2012
JETSAM BIFOLD WALLET
These nifty wallets are crafted using reclaimed vintage plaid shirts, suit coats and vintage ties. Such a clever way to create an awesome accessory and recycle at the same time.
Originally all products were manufactured in-house by designer and founder Laura Skelton. ”After nearly four years of growth, the new Jetsam line continues to embody a commitment to sustainable and socially responsible practices, sourcing vintage and end-run materials and recycled packaging in addition to keeping production close to home, so you can feel good about what you keep in your pocket.” Jetsam
June 12, 2012
“This is what happens when Asian zen philosophy is crossed with the sleek elements of Scandinavian design? The result is a teapot with a beautiful aesthetic and flawless function. The MENU Glass Kettle Teapot stimulates all senses during tea time, with a linear Japanese form and supreme clarity. To get a perfect steep for every type of tea, the pot has an easy-to-use egg that lifts above the water line. No bitter tea, no burnt finger, and no dripping on the tea table. Zen, indeed. Packaged in branded gift box. Not for use on stoves.”
June 7, 2012
“Decent production is the basic principle behind the Munio brand. I find it quite remarkable, really, that so much production takes place improperly and anonymously that working properly has become something special. Of course, it is always possible to take ideals too far – of which I suspect the gentlemen at Munio – but it is actually a reassuring thought. After toying with a number of ideas, I realised that production in faraway countries is largely determined by schooling and access to capital and goods. A pencil sharpener is probably the cheapest tool in the world and can be used by practically everyone, which is why I came up with the sharpener collection: baskets, organisers, serving trays, clocks and a stool. We will be presenting the first models, which will be available later this year, at the trade show.” written on the Piet Ein Eek sight. I could not say it any better than he has!!! Fairtrade is so crucial in our society. We need to enjoy all these amazing products however it is essential they are produced ethically and with high moral standards. I think these baskets are beautiful and would be a superb gift.
FIND IT http://www.pietheineek.nl
June 7, 2012
Amazing, creative, stunning vase.
Love it!!! Want one !!!
June 7, 2012
My nightly tea ritual is a precious time for me. Sitting down and sipping a delicious cup of hot tea is the perfect way for me to wind down. I treasure this time! I become very attached to my tea cups so I am always on the look out for fabulous tea cups!
I am now going on a tea cup gift sourcing mission for me! Here is what I have come up with so far….
SCANDINAVIAN PORCELAIN TEA CUPS
Trine Weng’s porcelain tea cups combine a clean simple design with vibrant colours subtly decorating the pieces. Her style and shapes are simple and tasteful. I can picture myself sitting down with my husband on the couch and sipping on these delicate handmade porcelain teacups. SO ROMANTIC…
The whole collection is beautifully made, click on the link below to find out more.
FIND IT: http://www.casalinga.dk
MAITEE TEA CUPS
These amazing ceramic tea cups are hand made in Vienna…with love from the extremely talented Talia Ysebastian. These tea cups have a lovely organic form and they are available in fabulous colours. However, that’s not all!!! , they have alternating single and double walls to keep your fingers from burning and your tea from getting cold… so clever, these are definitely going to be added to my wish list.
CAFE STYLE AT HOME
This Café Style Tea for One, is an ingenious design. It has a stainless-steel tea infuser built-in teapot and cup. it is designed for simple and clean way of making your own cup of tea. Now I can just chill out and let my tea brew. Too easy.
June 7, 2012
One of my favourite hobbies is being sent on a product sourcing mission. My sister has given me a brief and it is to track down some beautiful bed linen. So here is what I came up with sis, I hope you l like them. x
I adore this Mega Dot quilt by HAY. All the big round dots in the stunning colour ways make this quilt such a beautiful piece. The modern design combined with the traditional quilting techniques makes the quilt style so timeless. It is made of 100% cotton. If I owned this bedspread it would be moving daily, night time on my bed and daytime on the couch!
To have a closer look check out the link below.
I keep being drawn towards dotty bedding! Wierd! I am not sure why? I think this collection by designer Anne Rosenberg is fabulous. The colours are great and the linen and throws compliment each other perfectly. All the textiles are printed and coated in Denmark at a family-run factory that has been in business for more than 120 years. All fine cotton items are printed on 100% organically grown cotton. Throws are made of 100% merino wool and woven in the EU. Ann states on her website. “ Our ambition is to unite beauty, quality, and respect for the environment.” It is an amazing product and it is great they are environmentally conscious. Now, you can really sleep in peace!
To see the whole collection check out there website on the link below.
FIND IT: http://www.rosenbergcph.dk
CASTLE AND THINGS BEDDING
This one is my favourite collection by Rachel Castle. Not only is it all Australian made, it looks like it has been made with so much love and care. All handmade artworks are sewn by Rachel Castle and her very patient and loving mother, Jillian Patching. Definitely worth looking at all her creative designs by clicking on the link below.
FIND IT: http://www.castleandthings.com.au