Sunday, 24 November 2013

Bravo to Courteney Cox for her Malibu Home.

Today I am dreaming of spending summer on a beautiful deck just like Courteney Cox in Malibu. Wow it would be the perfect place to relax on a beautiful sunny day. Here's some pics from Elle Decor

Both the interior and exterior of this house have beautiful finishes from natural timbers, linen and stone. I just love the crazy paving used both on the outside and the inside of the home. It adds so much texture and adds an interesting organic pattern. Both these elements give it a relaxing feel.

And the eclectic art collection is perfect for again signalling this home is a home. Bravo Courteney!

More pictures can be found here:
Photos by Simon Upton

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Happy 1st birthday!

When I look back over the first year of starting my little surf lifestyle business I can honestly say that one of the nicest and most inspiring people I've met (and we haven't actually met yet!) is Jacqui Fink. She's the creative fingers behind all the beauty of Little Dandelion. She knits the most amazing creations with the biggest knitting needle you could see. Her products have graced the pages of nearly every magazine cover you could image and for good reason. They are simply divine. Here are a couple of images showing her lovely blankets beautifully styled by Glen Proebstel and photographed by Sharyn Cairns.

(pics are styled by Glen Proebstel and taken by Sharyn Cairns)

Jacqui and I 'met' on Instagram. We were mutually 'liking' each other's creative work. I was so honoured when she asked me to take part in a collaboration she was working on with Australia's premier online home wares shopping site Temple and Webster. Here's the blog post from Jacqui.

It really is refreshing to meet people who gives you their time and truly are interested in inspiring others starting out. 

Temple and Webster's favourite products board on pinterest. 

As I grow my little business into the vision I have in my heart and head I will always remember how it felt for me to have someone extend their hand in support.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Winning with Mid Century Modern Design

For those that know me, they know that I love mid century modern design and architecture. There's just something about it that just makes me swoon. I love the light, the windows, the flat roof and the connection it offers between the indoors and outdoors. 

When I lived in Sydney recently for a short stint I was lucky enough to rent a little mid century modern home in the suburb of Hunters Hill which is on the North Shore. After moving in we discovered it was a famous little house as it was the first ever Wilkinson Award winning house for the NSW Chapter of the Australian Architects Association. It confirmed everything for me about mid century modern design and more. Here's a couple of pics.

It was certainly hard to leave!