30 September 2013
Well it was a hot one in Sydney this weekend and it seems the hours spent outside are about to increase dramatically. Bust out the sunglasses because picnics, BBQ's and general splish splash by the pool are about to get a little brighter if the new summer range from Freedom is anything to go by. Today I have paired the colourful outdoor range with the flirty illustrated textiles of Mozi's new Tropicalia collection. Is it not just a match made in alfresco heaven?
1. Pear Cactus | 2. Hamilton Pot Stand | 3. Melamine Dinner Plates | 4. Macrame Pot Hanger | 5. Moloko Occasional Chair | 6. Pineapple Door Stop | 7. Tropicalia Scarf | 8. Pineapple Cushions | 9. Coin Purse | 10. Tropicalia Cushion | 11. Deck Chair | 12. Demijohn Vessel | 13. Pineapple Lantern | 14. Paper Napkins | 15. Colour Palette Tumblers | 16. Finger Cactus
25 September 2013
Some of you might not be aware, but my parents recently upped and left Sydney to start a new life in the south west of France. It's a hard life for them; wining and dining, scouring brocante markets for vintage treasures, making their own jam and slowly stocking their wine cellar (slowly only because Dad is drinking it as fast as it is stocked), but it seems they do still get a little home sick.
So last weekend I ventured out into the sunshine to shoot some of my favourite spots in our sparkling city of Sydney so I could send them a little piece of home. The images above include views across Sydney Harbour from Cremorne Point, the secluded beaches and trails of my home suburb of Clontarf as well as the waves at Avalon on the Northern Beaches.
And if you're interested in what kind of a lifestyle on the other side of the world could have dragged them away from THIS, check out their own blog Rustique France (yes, i've taught the old folks how to blog) and read all about la vie française!
24 September 2013
And it's a double dose of Mister Zimi this week as I thought i'd also share Zoe and Jimi's new villa in Umalas, Bali which is available for holiday rentals.
I love the tiles in the bathrooms and the little accents using fabric's from past Mister Zimi ranges, but most of all I love the colour of that garden gate - fluro yellow, hello!!!!
For rental enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
23 September 2013
I know it was only a month or so ago that I posted about Zoe Paul's label Mister Zimi - but she's been at it again with a new collection and I just had to share these look book images for Miss Mexicana shot at Bali's super cool Motel Mexicola! My heart has skipped a beat.
22 September 2013
'A La Plage' is a series of aerial beach shots by photographer Gray Malin.
"From above, a simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art. People and objects become patterns creating repetition, shape and form. These photographs are a visual celebration of colour, light, shape - and summer bliss"
While they instantly give off that care-free summer holiday feeling, what I find interesting is the difference between how we 'beach' across the globe. See if you can guess the locations for each of the images without reading the answers below...
1. South America | 2. St Tropez, France | 3. Coogee, Australia | 4. Southampton, USA | 5. St Tropez, France | 6. Bondi Beach, Australia | 7. Lisbon, Portugal | 8. The Caribbean
19 September 2013
Inspired by my recent birthday gift - this rockin' Rebels With A Cause wall flag (i'm a lucky gal) - Rebellion mixes classic iconography with contemporary lines and all shades of black.
1. LITTLE LOVE CUSHION COVER - PONY RIDER | 2. TATTOOED MAN CUSHION - HOLY KITSCH | 3. WATCH - MARC JACOBS | 4. REBELS WALL FLAG - BLACKLIST STUDIO PRINTS | 5. CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA | 6. PADDY WACK - TYPO | 7. REAL GOOD CHAIR - BLUDOT | 8. BEOLIT PORTABLE STEREO - BANG & OLUFSEN | 9. SHAVE CREAM - TRIUMPH & DISASTER | 10. FACE SCRUB - TRIUMPH & DISASTER
18 September 2013
Even though it seems people are still going bananas for their AW13 Fruit Salad collection (see above), boutique bedding designers Kip & Co and have recently released a SS13 collection which continues to prove that mixing and matching some amazingly colourful and graphic designs is a sure fire way to spice things up in the bedroom.
With the new addition of rugs and towels, the Dappled Dreams collection is inspired by the dappled light and warm nights of summers gone and the possibilities of summers to come. I'm loving the tan and black spots, especially when you combine with black pom poms.
Styling: Julia Green and Amber Lenette | Photos: Armelle Habib