Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

come and go as you please

i definitely want to get my hands, or should i say feet, on this one! introducing the come in go away door mat.

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this incredible graphic designed doormat by sam and jude, reads "come in" for a lovely invitation into your home. however if your not feeling very sociable, rotate it to read "go away".


Saturday, August 1, 2009

mirror mirror on the wall

i just bought, nay, won this french provincial style vintage mirror from ebay!

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isn't it lovely?
sorry, don't think i'm bragging my bones away, but this is actually my first ebay buy, so i had to share my success! measuring 108 x 97cm and costing me only $112.50AU, i think i did pretty well!

only trouble is, now i'm not sure i can stop!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

i heart tea

do you heart tea parties? heart tea cups!
japanese designer wagokoro-ya has come up with a beautiful series of tableware.

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each item is heart-shaped top to bottom, inside and out and come in a variety of colours and styles! very cute and classy and perfect for the romantic.
there's a whole set available ranging from spoons to soup bowls!
my favourites for additions would have to be the adorable teapot with heart shaped spout and the sweet heart sugar bowl.
the series is also available in star shapes and even christmas trees for the holiday season!

via generate

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

bathroom bliss

i found a new range of attractive and affordable acrylic bathroom accessories!
the glam range is made from crystal acrylic and looks just like glass, but won’t break if accidentally dropped on your bathroom tiles!
these are my picks;

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cotton bud canister, with centre compartment for storing cotton buds.
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tissue box.

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cotton pad canister, with slot down the front to allow for easy access.

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two piece stackable storage cube set. i think it's perfect for storing bath bombs and small pretty soaps or even your bobby pins!

these, as well as different accessories in the range, are available at howard's storage world, or for you online shoppers- via peter's of kensington from $18AU each.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

more than i can bear.

going on a bear hunt? well iv'e caught a big one! a big sleeping grizzly bear bean bag!

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yes i do mean bean bag! measuring 51cm x 70cm x 103cm with knitted realistic graphics to resemble a big hibernating grizzly, by chic sin design.

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so brilliant and adorable! perfect in a nursery or kids room but i definitely want one just for me!

via etsy.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

chrome and crystal

it's that time again! beacon lighting are having their special sale; buy one lamp, and get your second lamp half price!
i know i should be saving, but i've had my eye on these for such a long time!

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this stunning paris chandelier light design, with four bulbs and silk shade, is made from chrome and crystal. mmmmmmmm lovely!

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photos really don't do this beauty any justice.
it's available as a ceiling light as well as a floor lamp, and comes in black or white. can't choose what colour you prefer, like me? maybe get one of each!

Monday, July 20, 2009

design your own ring

i don't think i need to rant on too much about these babies. they're that cute.
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request any personalised image and they'll paint it for you! i'm still considering just choosing their beautiful peacock feather design!

hand painted art rings via etsy.

a bit of magic

ok, so i think this little find is the sweetest. nothinbutwood have designed these little wooden doors to attach to your tree trunks! i know i would have loved these as a kid; but even now, i still thinks its cute!

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there's also little wooden windows and chimneys available, but i think it's very easy to overdo it. in this case, the more subtle the better!

you can add a bit a magic to your garden with a fairy door via etsy.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

my little pony

i came across the amazing mari kasurinen- an art student from lahti, finland, and just had to share her work with you!
inspired by her love for movies and video games, she uses paint and mixed media to recreate my little pony dolls into works of art.

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my little poison ivy 2009

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my little jack sparrow 2008

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my little princess leia 2008

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my little joker 2008

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my little belle 2008

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my little edward scissorhands 2008

there are so many other great ones, you'll just have to look for yourself on her website and deviant art page.

each pony is available to buy at a requested price.
don't miss out on her my little micheal jackson, lady gaga, andy warhol and 60's batman and robin! too cute.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

i want ghost chairs! i want ghost chairs! i want ghost chairs!

the louis ghost chair and the victoria ghost chair, designed by philippe starck for kartell, are available in a variety of colours- both transparent or opaque polycarbonate, produced by injection in a single mold. they are stable, comfortable, scratchproof and shockproof, resistant to atmospheric agents and most of all, are absolutely stunning!

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these four legged fancies are extremely pricey, however, there are a few replicas floating around.

find them in high design decor stores, online stores and ebay.


pretty much in love with this. although, on me, i'd probably risk looking like a piñata.

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made of a lovely silk-cotton and covered with rows of tiny-pleated ruffles, the very very special is valued at US$650 via etsy.

baroque style furniture

dare gallery is having their big mid year sale! if only i had a place to put these!

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coco coffee table in black hi gloss with black glass top. now AU$399

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coco armchair in black velvet. now AU$799

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coco dresser available in black or white high gloss. now AU$549

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coco chest available in black or white high gloss. now AU$629

dramatic no?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ahoy matey

here's something that will warm your shopaholic symptoms in these wintry times.

someone buy, make, or steal me this!

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the sailor swimsuit is definitely the cutest bathers i've ever seen, complete with internal padding and six anchor buttons.
fables by barrie is a genius.

valued at $138AU, via etsy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

animal lovers; unite in light!

i mentioned i'm a huge lighting fan, but may not have mentioned i'm a bit of a kook.
now here are four lamps that your either going to fall in love with or absolutely detest, but i'm sure they'd make great company in the dark!

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little hedwig owl and cute flower skunk table lamps can be adopted from urban outfitters.

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the rabbit lamp can be captured from moooi, who are amazing dutch designers that create modern pendant lighting, lamps, and a unique array of suspension lighting.

and lastly, saving, in what i imagine is, the best till last…

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the horse lamp! agian from moooi, with the dimensions of a life size steed, its no wonder the price is just as big. but i think this is the pony to bet on.

so, what do you think?
yay or neh-eh-eh-eh-aigh?!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

crazy about corsets

ever since seeing old style films like titanic, antoinette and romeo & juliet, i've been crazy for corsets! i've wanted one for so long but couldn't find any styles that were reasonably priced, tight enough, or looked appropriate anywhere else than a fancy dress masquerade ball.
well, i have finally found a brilliant little store online, who make exquisitely designed, custom and ready-to-wear corsetry!
not only does meschantes corsetry make beautiful high fashion couture corsets, but they make them in the style you want, to fit your exact measurements, and with your choice of a vast selection of colours and fabrics!
here are the ones on my wish-list!

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i'm in love with this modernised weskit halter corset! aren't you? i could see myself wearing this everyday! only question is.. black or grey?

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next, the etoile under-bust. i love the lacey look, but a plain black taffeta fabric would go nicely over most modern outfits!

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and finally the contessa or 'sweetheart' over-bust. need i say more?

the corsets range from 18"- 44" waist sizes, and also have specialised cincher options for tight-lacers!
meschantes corsetry also have an ebay store with cheaper ready-to-wear garments!

Friday, May 1, 2009

wishing upon a star

i am definitely one of the biggest disney devotees out there. so when i first came across disney couture jewelery, i was twitterpated!

as hard as it was to select a favourite, i couldn't go past the suites bangle bracelet, complete with adorable dangling rabbit charm, from the alice in wonderland collection by kidada jones.

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this sweet bangle is 14k gold-plated white resin and embellished with swarovski crystals.

my other loves include...
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14k gold plated and bronze swarovski crystal lucite bambi bangle with cute bambi and little mushroom charms.

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36 inch pirates of the caribbean skull necklace made from yellow base metal, with a weight of 38.8 grams. yaargh!

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30" chain necklace with stunning pearl enamel and gold hinged pendant of cinderella's pumpkin carriage that opens to reveal cinderella's glass slipper! also featuring six dangling leaves encrusted with green swarovski crystals and glass bead extender. beautiful.

i could go on forever, but i'll add this last one because i love this quote. It just sends me flying off to the second star to the right and straight on till morning!

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14k gold plated chain and woven silk tinkerbell bracelet with toggle closure. featuring the nostalgic inscription 'think of a wonderful thought' from peter pan. i do wish it came in red or black silk though!

disney couture jewelery is available from various online stores, nevertheless i would suggest ebay.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

grateful without end

this stunning room divider screen, featuring paris' eiffel tower, can be demanded from dare gallery.

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it was a gift given to me from my wonderful friends.
i also received this beautiful black baroque style photo frame and a little black jewelery box! these girls really do know my taste!

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the earrings are available from forever new and funnily enough both the two candle holders as well as the mirror jewelery box were all from target!

i received an amazing collection of lovely gifts from my friends, family and extended family and i'd just like to say thank-you so much and oh crap, what ever will i get you for your birthdays?!