Dishy

I have a beautiful vintage kitsch Australiana tablecloth which I love (and I’m intending to have framed), and I’ve previously blogged about Susy Stanford‘s use of vintage Australian tea towels and linens in upholstery, so you won’t be surprised that Dishy struck a chord with me.

Designer Hazel Milligan is behind Dishy, a New Zealand company that uses retro inspired fabric designs in their accessories, homewares and clothing. Their fun and kitsch products are a celebration of vintage New Zealand souvenir tea towels.

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Dishy’s creations are a fun contemporary souvenir, and a cool way for kiwis to show their patriotism. They do seem to be a much more patriotic lot than us Aussies, don’t they?
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Take me home!


Freddie (my new Sweetie Petite kit) is now available from my website. But if you’d rather meet him in person, check my stockists list in a few weeks – I’ll be updating the list with lots of lovely shops who will be stocking my Sweeties.
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Monday Blogday :: {KID} Independent


{KID} Independent is a brand new Australian blog supporting indie designers and makers, which is put together by a group of work-at-home-mums, aunties, nans and the occasional dad. It’s “a daily dose of indie style for kids”.

We’re basically a bunch of arty types with a love of all things handmade, vintage, sustainable, limited edition and independent. We crave products that are born from the hands of an artist, the heart of a loving mother, the mind of a talented designer, or the soul of an interesting character…

I was delighted to be asked to be their first ‘designer interview’ subject. The interview went live today and you can read it here.

{KID} Independent is the new kid on the block but it’s already bursting with energy and potential. Go check it out!
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okt-ober dee

One of the many highlights for me at Life Instyle was discovering the beautiful original jewellery and bags by Lauren Ferry of okt-ober dee.

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I’m loving these timber and embroidered brooches – especially ‘pardon’. How sweet are they?! Okt-ober dee bags, called boxie and crate, are made from vintage fabrics and embroidered leather. I love the boxie clutch. So gorgeous!
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Loving :: Cloth’s hemp rugs

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I’m swooning over that pale aqua one!
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