Monday, August 27, 2012

our very first Etsy sale...


I am SOOOO excited - our crocheted and knitted lamp sold on our Etsy shop this morning! 

I posted it off this afternoon, and hopefully tomorrow there will be a very happy lady on the Northern Beaches!

Thanks oh lovely Etsy buyer - we love you!

Monday, August 20, 2012

in the studio today...


A small collection of works in progress, and a few nice additions found around and about...


These beautiful maple branches I cut just before the spring buds had started to swell. 

I really love their rosy colours, even as bare twigs.


This woven lovely I found at the ever-eventful Dapto Markets. I also found a light-up globe, which is something I've been searching for everywhere, for a VERY long time! I must post a photo...


These are up-cycled t-shirts... destined for the "Home is Where the Art Is" exhibition opening on Friday night... If you're near Wollongong, then stop by! 



As the days are lengthening, the sun is becoming really delightful, something the felines in the family soak up on Mr Fixit's sun seat.


And the ever-creative small person has been busy too.. 101 uses for toilet rolls...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

LEtrees...



While Nina, Amanda and I photographed this project last week, we took the opportunity to shoot Mr Fixit's gorgeously unique LEtrees in a home setting...

This shelf, behind the dining area at Amanda's house, was perfect for styling the lights, with some glass and agave leaves...


And my crocheted and french knitted lamp cord got shot in front of this beautiful black and white print - I'll have to check with Amanda who the artist is and let you know! 


Friday, August 3, 2012

the garden house...



Finally!! I've photographed a house I designed an addition to way back in 2009... Phew!

Thanks to the ever patient clients, Amanda and Rich, we had a sparkling house to shoot to match the sparkling winter's day.


My great and super creative friend Nina Kourea, co-Creative Director of Studio 19, was the photographer, whilst yours truly styled each space - with Amanda's beautifully sourced bits and pieces filling out the shots.




A prime motivator to buy the original house was the large park-like block, with lush green trees surrounding the garden. 

Amanda's favourite aspect in the house is from the elevated kitchen, looking down over the dining area and across the lawn to the magnificent tree in the northern corner.

This love of garden and landscape design has prompted the development of Amanda's new company, Urban Gardenista, which is about to launch.

You can choose garden designs carefully curated into different collections, then download plans and order the plants you need to recreate the design in your own outdoor space, whether it's a garden or a balcony. Everything is shipped to you, and voila, follow the directions and care instructions, and your inner Urban Gardenista is released!

Do pop over to see Urban Gardenista's landing page, which is running a great give-away! Yes, not even launched yet and already they are sharing the love!