Thursday, January 29, 2009

Everything is coming up mushrooms!

Red and white spotty mushrooms, fresh from the pages of a favourite fairy tale! Here are a few of my favourite fungi finds:

A sweet mushroom pencil holder from Rice

Tiny Mushrooms from Reprodepot fabrics

Mushroom poster by Shinzi Katoh

Shinzi Katoh mushroom canvas fabric

'Tilbrook Mushrooms' from Reprodepot

'Mushroom Patch' from Reprodepot fabrics

Mushroom fridge magnet by Nathalie Lete from Mes Habits Cheris

And all the way from Sweden, a mushroom tea-towel from Ahlens

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's hot, hot, hot

It's a heat wave here in Melbourne, so after sticking my feet into the sea this evening I have been inspired by all things beach related! First up, a trio of deck chairs perfect for lounging around on a balmy summer day (under an umbrella of course).

Deck chairs from the Victoria & Albert Museum Online shop.

Next up, a tasty ice-cream fabric designed by J.Caroline Creative from Robert Kaufman fabrics, available from here.

An elegant shoal of fish mobile by Flensted, from Dutch online retailer Egg Mercantile.

Fresh from the ocean - Heather Ross 'Seahorses' fabric, aqua colourway.

Something fishy - a modern fish fabric and wallpaper design from Sandberg Tapeter - great colour palette!

Now if someone could conjure up a chilled mojito....

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Patterns from the Past

Pattern Design: A Period Design Sourcebook by Sian Evans (published by The National Trust) is a great resource book for textile designers and pattern admirers. I particularly love the many bird images from different design periods that have been included in the collection. Available here from Amazon UK.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Farm friends

From the Hiccups 'Field Days' collection: a cuddly tractor, a fluffy sheep dog and a wooly lamb. On the right is the 'Round 'em up' cushion.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Happy Australia Day! Here is my half-finished watercolour painting of a very Australian subject - gum leaves. I am trying my best to complete it , but as the tennis is on I'm a little distracted. Well, it is Nadal....

Children's bedroom inspiration from Holland

More colourful bedroom ideas from the great Dutch interiors magazine VT Wonen.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Take 'A Walk in New York'

Talented London-based illustrator Salvatore Rubbino is the creator of this wonderful children's book — 'A Walk in New York', published by Walker Books (2009).
Spend a day exploring the landmarks and exciting sights, sounds and smells of New York with a father and son, learning lots of facts along the way. Fancy a hot dog anyone?

At the back of the book you can find a set of postcards with classic New York images, a great New York keepsake!
I bought my copy from the Avenue Bookstore, Albert Park, Vic.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Decorating ideas

Colourful and inspiring spaces for children from Domino Magazine.

Photography by Max Kim-Bee

Photography by Coliena Rentmeester

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Zoo

A happy collection of animals from around the world feature on this Hiccups design for boys.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Disney Capsule Toys ~ Stitch Cosplay Series

Item #69
Condition: Brand New
Design / Qty:
Stitch as Winnie e' Pooh - Top Row, Middle Pc (1 instock)
Price: S$3.50 ea
*Free normal postage

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Limited Edition Authentic HK Disney-Land Assorted Keychains

Item #68
Brand: Authentic HK Disney-Land
Material: Stainless Steel With Gold Colour Coating
Qty: 1 instock
Short Description: This pc is really unique, the design is inspired by 'LV Monogram' concept, looking at the print, u'll definitely agree with me on that too! Besides the function of a keychain, it has also a added function, it can be used as a nail clipper, really a very nice pc & collection not to be missed, esp for mickey mouse lovers =)
Condition: Brand New & C/w Packaging As Shown In Above Pic

Price: S$20.00

Item #67
Brand: Authentic HK Disney-Land
Material: Stainless Steel With Gold Colour Coating
Qty: 1 instock
Short Description: This pc is also very lovely, featuring adorable couple mickey n' minnie mouse, coated with a shimmery blue base, not very obvious in pic, but the physical is really really nice, great as a gift as well! =P
Condition: Brand New & C/w Packaging As Shown In Above Pic

Price: S$18.00

Item #66
Brand: Authentic HK Disney-Land
Material: Stainless Steel
Qty: 1 Set (*Consist of 5pcs)

Condition: Brand New & C/w Packaging As Shown In Above Pic

Short Description: This set of keychains consists of 5pcs, made up of stainless steel material, and it is also a limited edition set flown in all the way from HK, furthermore it consist of one nailclipper cum keychain (*middle pc), really unique & great for a gift too! ^^

Price: S$25.00 per set