LOVING :: Blend Cups by Louise M Studio

These gorgeous porcelain cups from Louise M Studio make me think of milkshakes, marshmallows and clouds. Aren’t they delicious?

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Louise will be selling her Blend Cups along with other lovely porcelain pieces at the Sydney Finders Keepers market on 12 and 13 December. You can see more of her work and contact Louise through the Louise M Studio website.


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Lilac, soft pink and gold goodness at kikki.k

kikki.K has recently released their new range of homewares, together with diaries and planners for the coming year – and they’re gorgeous! Soft hues of lilac, rosy pink and gold are complimented by crisp white and the kikki.K pared back Scandinavian aesthetic.

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All images: kikki.K

I’ve got my eye on so much from these new ranges, and the lilac diary is coming home with me next time I visit the store. The price point of the homewares makes them perfect gifts… Christmas is only 8 weeks away! Eeek! At least I have some ideas for gifts. You haven’t started shopping yet have you?!

You can shop online for kikki.K stationery, homewares, bags and a great range of diaries, calendars and planners to get yourself ready for Christmas and the new year.

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eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass :: Create great visual content for your blog

My video on How to create awesome visual content for your blog is part of the Kidspot Voices of 2014 eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass, and it goes live today. I was invited to share my tips and advice on how I create visuals for my blog – to help you do the same even if you’re not a designer or photographer. I talk about the basics of user friendly blog design, resources for creating visuals, how I set up a photography ‘studio’ in my living room, tips for interesting photography, and how to create unique visual content even if you don’t shoot your own photos… and more!

A sneak peek below shows how to use a large sheet of paper to create a seamless background for still life and product shots.

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Each week in October there will be a new eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass.

Get clever tips and tricks for creating great images and visuals for your blog
Lisa Tilse  (that’s me)
1st October
See it here

Learn the 5 + 5 formula for great blog design
Kelly Exeter from A Life Less Frantic
8th October
RSVP here

Discover simple techniques to creating a better blog through writing
Blogger: Eden Riley from Edenland
Date: 15th October
RSVP here

Find out how to build an ace community from your blog
Bron Mandile from Maxabella Loves
22nd October
RSVP here

Learn how to take your blog to the next level
Louisa Claire from Brand Meets Blog
29th October
RSVP here


So head on over and register to watch this series of eLearning Bloggers’ Masterclass videos. There’s also a Facebook events page. I hope you learn something about creating awesome visuals for your blog from today’s video. Feel free to comment here with any feedback or anything else you’d like to learn about the topic.

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KETZ homewares by Kerrie-anne Mercieca

Melbourne-based designer Kerrie-anne Mercieca has created a range of homewares under her label KETZ. The tea cups and saucers are limited edition and the beautiful napery in hand printed on high quality linen.

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You can purchase the current range of tea cups and saucers, napery and prints in the KETZ online shop.


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INSPIRATION :: Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto is an American artist who creates incredibly layered and delicate wall art and installations. The form and the lightness of the repetitive shapes is engrossing and uplifting. Wouldn’t it be incredible to wake up and look up to the installation in the second image?

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artist Jacob Hashimoto via the red thread

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