Aw. Sass Cocker from Ask Alice (and Little Gold) plus her band of clever pals have come up with yet another fabulous calendar RIGHT when you need to be buying awesome things for great people. Proceeds from the Hip Hop Hooray 2015 Calendar go to charity (Heaps Decent, to be exact) so you know you’re getting BRILL for your BUCK! Illustrators/designers of this cavalcade of ch-ch-ch-check-it-out-ness include: Cristina Muffatti, Dawn Tan, Elena Fombertaux, Jeffrey Phillips, Fantastic Miss Fox, Joyce Wong, Lyn Tran of draw&explore, Magdalena Ksiezak, Rebecca Hayes, Sarah Dunk, Timothy
Look! My tea set arrived. I love it. So much. I am going to collect the other pieces for the rest of my life. I am. There is a pink set and a blue set and the previously mentioned green set (the one that was on Ladies of London!) I am not sure if I will ever be able to get hold of the green set, to tell you the truth. I can’t find it anywhere online, but it can go on my wish list and I’ll cross my fingers.
Disclosure: This post is about a cute new shopping site! I may earn revenue from items sold in my boutique. Thank you! Wow. A new thing! It’s called Great.ly! Howzat?! Great.ly is a different kind of shopping/inspiration site. Pop in and you will see boutiques created by people like… me! Great.ly calls its curators Tastemakers. The Tastemakers gather items from hand-picked Great.ly sellers and pop them into their Great.ly Tastemaker boutiques! Make sense? Basically, it’s a way to shop for things for yourself or your pals, without having to sift through
Do you know Sass Cocker of Ask Alice? Well, if you don’t you really should! Sass is pretty brilliant, if you Ask Me. Yep. I met her through her equally brilliant sister, Amy Cocker. Amy used to manage our Richmond shop back in the day and now runs her own store, Grey Street in Barcelona, as well as running rings around most of us. Well… except Sass. They are equal pegging in the awesome, ring-running department. Miss Sass makes a calendar every year to benefit a charity. This year (Year
Hello! I just wanted to nip in and ask you something.. How cheery and great are these giant fabric buttons?! The fabric is via IKEA… not sure if you can get it here, but regardless it’s pretty great! I DO like those ‘button’ plates too. Cute plate + a few holes = really big button, methinks! I wonder if they are plastic? Or ceramic? Hmmm… How are you guys? Are you well and Christmassy? x Pip
I was looking through Reuters most powerful images of 2013 yesterday. There’s a lot of disturbing content there, truth be told, but the one that I keep thinking about involved the Bangladeshi garment factory collapse. I won’t go into details but you can see it here, if you would like to. Over 1000 people died and despite being a $10 billion industry, conditions for workers are deadly. Because I have been thinking about this a lot, I realised that I really want to know more about companies who are looking
Stitching is something I hold quite dear to me. My first social crafty adventures revolved around Stitching Nights at our old shop in Richmond. Did you ever come to one of those nights? Anyhoo, since then I’ve embroidered lots of different things. I love it that you can take a needle and thread and stitch anything you like. If you can be bothered. If you have the time. You can make something totally your own from not very much. Take this gorgeous work from Cresus Artisanat, for instance. You aren’t
How gorgeous are these Sarah Elwick baby blankets? Outstandingly freaking gorgeous, I think. Super lovely. Sarah also makes other rad knitwear and homewares too. Find her here. Pop in with your cup of tea, why don’t you?! (What kind of tea do you like? I like Dilmah tea. In an enamelware mug. With a semi-stale Butternut Snap. Yum. How about you?) x Pip Found via Bjorke! PS: Did you hear about my first ever eCourse?!
Just a speedy pop-in because I found this on Pinterest and HAD to share it. It’s by clever blogger Dig & Mig. I’ve seen some lovely paper-scaled lamps about the place, but there’s something super gorgeous about this vintage illustrated version! I think you could make all kinds of themed versions like this… illustrated birds, dinosaurs, flowers… so cool! Do you love this too? x Pip
…you could try one of these cute woolly things from Kate Sylvester. I like the Fleur De Lis cardigan quite a lot. It’s totally the weather for cosy things, in fact I am wearing a woolly vest right now. I bought it in Ballarat on the weekend. It’s sort of cable and sort of woolly ombre and basically super good. I’ve been trying to do my work and write my book. It’s going okay but I have a pangy knot in my stomach as my deadline is looming. It’s quite