Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Marimekko Eve print

Marimekko has just reintroduced one if their prints from the 1970s. It's called Eve and it's completely beautiful!

Designed by Katsuji Wakisaka in 1972, it "tells the tale of blooming cityscapes".

Below: Marja silk shirt and Mex skirt in Eve print.

Velda dress in Eve print:

Marja silk shirt in Eve:

Kreeta tunic in Eve. Fabric printed in Helsinki.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

A little bit of home renovation

A little bit of a change to our loungeroom this weekend at Casa Guedes. We changed the wall colour from plain old white to a deep blue. I love it; the whole mood of the room has changed and all of the artwork, as well as the wood, really pops against the blue. 

Colour: Taubmans daring indigo 



Thursday, 15 September 2016

Skateboard deck

My lovely artist friend Silvana Mello has designed these amazing skate decks, featuring her original artwork.

They are currently available here > www.ameeloja.com.br/pd-392dc1-shape-collab-silvana-mello-7-75-e-8.html?ct&p=1&s=1

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Millinery: Laura Apsit Livens

These beautiful hats are all over Pinterest at the moment. They are so very lovely. 

www.lauraapsitlivens.com for more information and for online ordering.

Orla Kiely RTW 2017

Beautiful clothes, as always, from Orla Kiely. I'm a fan. I really love that burgundy floral fabric. 

All images via vogue.com and wwd.com

Monday, 12 September 2016

Ulla Johnson Summer 2017

Lovely clothes from Ulla Johnson's Summer 2017 ready to wear collection.
all images via vogue.com

Monday, 29 August 2016

The animals observatory AW 16/17

Beautiful children's clothing from The Animals Observatory. So in love with these clothes! 


My favourites:


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

A shared space in Amsterdam

I just wanted to share this gorgeous shared room in Amsterdam. It's shared between two brothers and the colours are just beautiful.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Dean's Fairytales Books

When I was small I had a Dean's Fairytale book and I remember reading it, but in particular, spending hours gazing at the illustrations. Yesterday I saw on Pinterest that one of Milk magazines new shoots features an image of a little girl wearing an almighty paper hat and reading a Dean's fairytale book.

Image via www.milkmagazine.net

The image, shot by Gemma Booth photography, really took me back, so I started searching more of the lovely illustrations from those books. I think my copy may have been a 1971 edition. Here are some beautiful images from various Dean's Books, all via Pinterest.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Marimekko for Target arrived!

Such a happy day: my Marimekko for Target loot finally arrived from the USA!

A friend of my husband's kindly let me ship it to his house in California, as Target don't ship internationally. (Target Australia, you should really rethink a collab with Marimekko).

Everything is amazing and such beautiful quality that I really wish I'd bought more. I tried to stick to practical and light to ship stuff, which meant no hammock, boogie board or tents unfortunately!

The best things are the tea towels, I'm so glad I bought four. They are great quality, thick cotton.
The bag is also lovely - and HUGE! It'll be great for Summer.
I love the flip flops, or thongs, as we call them in Australia, although the print will be hidden underfoot when I wear them. Boo. 
The platter is nice but probably the only thing I don't loooooove. I'm glad I didn't buy more platters, as I was definitely considering buying lots of these pieces. They are melamine, which is great for picnicware, but the print isn't super great quality. I don't know, it looks a little faded. Don't get me wrong, I like it. It just doesn't seem as good quality as the other pieces, which are very impressive, considering the Target price tags.

I'm a very happy camper all in all though! Yay Target for Marimekko, an overall thumbs up!

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