LOVING :: Happy Block Paintings by Me We

I think these lovely Happy Block paintings are so aptly named. Michelle Atzemis of me we uses off-cut oak and red gum solid wood blocks as a canvas for her colourful geometric layered art. The range of colours Michelle uses is beautiful and she will also create an artwork to order in the palette of your choice. The simplicity and balance of the shapes and the combination of layered colours make these freestanding chunky Happy Blocks a lovely addition to any vignette at home.

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Happy Monday! You can purchase these lovely artworks online at the me we shop. I bought one in aqua, soft blue and white. What colours would you choose?

 

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Interiors Scandinavian Style :: Fantastic Frank

Fantasic Frank is the new wave of real estate agents. Based in Stockholm and Berlin, Fantastic Frank employs freelance photographers and stylists who work in interior design, fashion and architecture to make every home look like it’s straight from the pages of a magazine. The properties on their books are presented in a way that makes me want to move right in and slip into the cool lifestyle they ooze. The perfect sales pitch for design savvy buyers right? I mean can you imagine a real estate agent in your area styling a bedroom like this in a property for sale? I love it so much.

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This 28sq metre studio apartment is the epitome of cool in the hip neighbourhood of Södermalm. I love that they use detail and vignette images as well as the usual wide angle views.

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What do you think? Sold?

 

 

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Shopping small, supporting my local community

Rozelle – a suburb near to where I live – was recently rocked by a tragic fire and explosion which claimed three lives and caused many local businesses to close for between a few days and a few weeks. It took a while for trade to pick up again and as a result small businesses have been doing it tough. When American Express asked me to be a part of the Shop Small campaign to support local business I jumped at the chance to do something for the community. (This isn’t a sponsored post. I’m doing it as my small contribution to help Rozelle.)

Darling Street is the main street that runs from Rozelle down to the Balmain peninsular and is home to scores of great shops, cafes and restaurants. I’ve created a walk that showcases some of my favourite places to shop and eat in the area. My walk is designed to start late morning browsing homewares, a florist, and a wonderful gallery, then a stop for a wholefoods lunch, followed by gelato, and finishing with buying fresh seasonal ingredients to cook dinner at home. Come with me on a virtual walk, and if you’re in Sydney make a date to experience it yourself. If you’re not… make an effort to shop small and local and support your community. Take a look at all the Shop Small walks – you might find a new area to explore.

Stay tuned in a couple of weeks for a great giveaway – your chance to eat with friends at my fave cafe, treat yourself to a room full of flowers or buy some lovely homewares.

This is a long post with lots of photos, so click on the ‘read more’ link below…

 

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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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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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