Thanks to Australiana Gift Guide Magazine for including our Concertina scarf
in their October issue. We love this light weight summery scarf and the different ways you can wear it.
We have long been friends and fans of Surface Art
. We met 10 years ago at Paddington markets and still get together of our annual studio sales (sign up the mailing list
to hear about the next one!). We love these shots taken by Denis Smith Photography of the beautiful Kyrie modelling Surface Art clothing and our jewellery. Great original prints, flattering cuts and made in Australia - ahhhh, perfect!
earrings spotted on 60 minutes this week! Check out this story about saving Petra
The lovely sisters behind the Australian fashion label High Tea with Mrs Woo
invited us to work with them on a window display and we jumped at the chance. These girls are so creative and passionate the chance to spend a morning playing shop was irresistible.
For the window display we used laser cut swings with recessed potted succulents to create a spring garden feel. The window was filled with our Australiana
garland decorations (they look so great on mass!) and hand letting spelling 'decorations that don't cost the earth'. Pop in and tell us what you think.
72 Oxford Street, Paddington
There's great excitement in our house holds with Halloween tonight.
We're making costumes, decorating the house and baking treats. Halloween
doesn't seem complete without a jack o'lantern and now that American
carving pumpkins are available in Australia it's much easier to do! Here is our simple step by step guide, let us know if you give it a go!
You'll need a pumpkin (carving pumpkins are much easier than Australian pumpkins, trust us!), a bowl for the seeds and scraps, a pen to draw on your design and knife and spoon. You'll also need a candle to light your lantern when you've finished.
Using a felt tip pen draw your your design. It's good to use a non-permanent pen so you can wipe it off and make any modifications you see fit.
You need to remove the 'hat' of the pumpkin so you can scoop out the seeds and 'guts' of this bad boy. You need to cut on an angle so that the lid fits snugly again and doesn't fall into the pumpkin.
Cut out your final design with a small sharp knife. Note geometric designs are much easier as the blade is flat (think block teeth and triangle eyes).
Place a tea light candle inside the finished jack o'lantern and enjoy the glow! It's easy to light the candle through the lid or the face. The cut outs mean there is enough oxygen for the candle to keep burning even once the lid is on.
There are some great recipes online
for what to do with your pumpkin seeds.
Have you ever renovated or dreamed of renovating? It's daunting, as children of architects we've been subjected to many renovations which is why we think this idea is so clever! We met Samara in Melbourne this year, connecting through our common interest in Big Hearted Business
and were so excited hear recently that this clever idea was becoming a reality.
The Dream Home Workshop
(based in Melbourne) is a one-day, hands-on intensive designed to help people map their ideal home. Brilliant!
Samara Greenwood and Anna Castles created the workshop after recognizing how many people love great design but find the architectural industry a bit mystifying! The Dream Home workshop is their way of opening up the great stuff of architecture to a broader audience.
Run at their beautiful parkland studio, attendees are given a thorough introduction to the architectural process in a warm and collaborative environment. Think beautiful setting, delicious food, accessible architects and great ideas.
The next workshop
will be on Saturday 23rd of November.
Happy to see our hand screen printed wattle
beaded necklace in the latest issue of Salt Magazine. This beauty is a limited edition and each bead unique.