Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallo

Not that us kiwi's celebrate it much over here - but I LOVED these funky pumpkins.

Image found over at Designmom 

Happy Halloween.  Us over here in the southern hemi will try and do our best to be all scary during day-light-savings!  Just not right...!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Good Prod: IKEA Klippan 2 seater sofa

This Klippan cutie from IKEA is available via My Flatpack for $699 (NZD).  

If you could get it from an IKEA shop it would only cost ya $299 (AUS).  Ah well.

The Klippan Sofa in Dottevik red - a 30 year old classic

I have mentioned My Flatpack before, as they bring in ALL IKEA products for us poor kiwi's that have no access to the cheap and cheerful world of flatpack swedish goodness.

Rumour on the vag̈ is that this Auckland based company is also opening a showroom so you can buy directly rather than having to wait for your order to come.  Handy.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Miniature cool: MoMA Play House

(pardon the absence but it's been school hols - away for another week but snuck home to give you this wee gem)

It features some great elements such as walls! (see clip to explain!)

Found via interior stylist, LeeAnn Yare and available from the girls at Paperroom for just $39.99.   Bargs.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Don't rush the good wood: Y'a pas le feu au lac

Merde! I'm blown away daily but the clever people out there.  

Today's find is a frenchie company dedicated to good wood.

Y'a pas le feu au lac or YALFAL to their mates was started by hubbo and wife team, Grégory and Marie BODEL and FX BALLÉRY, designer. 

Their passion for creation, their love of wood as well as their Jura origins gathered them around a common project: to create a French brand of wooden contemporary, useful and elegant objects and small pieces of furniture.

The name of the company, which is based on a French expression, means “no need to rush”. Created by designers around the world the YPLFL products are an invitation to take your time, to contemplate your environment and to share with friends.

Inspired by traditional know-how and current technology, these objects primarily use wood as a poetic, aesthetic and functional vector.

It's all great, lovely, stylie etc but still leaves me with a "wish I had thought of that" moment.

Only slightly jealous or should I say légèrement jaloux.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Girls vs Boys: Wildlife rooms

I'm a sucker for animalia paraphernalia (in the context of a children's bedroom)

Here's two ripper examples

Image from here

Image from 3Suisses

Which do you prefer?  I'd do both thanks.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Knitty Gritty: Melanie Porter

Even though we are heading into Sumner over here in the southern hemisphere I couldn't not show you some nifty knitting from Melanie Porter.

Her furniture and products are lovingly restored in pearls and cables with a mixture of colours and patterns. Grannie Genius.

Owning one of her pieces, you will be so "on trend" as it's your own personal yarn-bomb in your own home.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Online love: Presse Papiers

Stationary always brightens one's day and you can get your fix right here online at 

A New Zealand based online stationary store that has beautiful and affordable yummyness - letter writing packs, wrapping supplies, MT washi tape, stickers, party invites and MORE!

It's also their 1st birthday so go and help them celebrate (go in their birthday giveaway!)

Many happy's Charlotte and Olivia - keep up the great work!