Tuesday, May 29, 2012

speaking at: handmade2012

I'm getting all handmadey-on-it as I prep for this weekend's Handmade2012 in Wellington.

I'm giving a Masterclass in Interior Design on Saturday and a 3 Divas talk (Dish, Dig and Design) on Sunday.  

I will be teaming up with dish and dig legends Ruth Pretty and Lynda Hallinan (respectively)

Should be a great weekend and I'm looking forward to meeting some choice peeps and talking all stuff Handmade.

goodies abound!

Also shhhh, but I'm working on some coolio stuff to giveaway during the conference.  Some treats to make you like me.  Can't hurt.

I know you will all love it all because the amazing Pilgrim Lee has been working me with to help design said goodies....  I KNOW RIGHT!

Please come and introduce yourself and say hello and you will be rewarded with great chat and a gift (bribery eh, never fails).

Happy making!

Monday, May 28, 2012

good prod: woodchuck pendants from lindsey adelman

Oh my help - lovely pendants abound.

Images from Design Sponge

These crackers are made from simple turned walnut that house an LED light.  Powder-coated tubing (please note most excellent colour range) and customised links.

Great elements of lighting....check.

Designed by Lindsey Aldelman and found by Grace Bonny at the ICFF 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

me vs: black and white

New segment alert!  

I quite often look down at what I'm wearing and think "I'm looking awesome".  Just jokes.  But I do think about the similarity of fashion and interiors and mostly about colour/pattern combos.

Putting shizz together is half the battle and if you are anything like me I like to get it 'just so' - in what I wear (clothing) and what I style (interiors).

This has nicely segwayed me into a new segment which I hope you will enjoy called 'me vs'.

Enjoy and poke fun at your convenience. 



Image found at Cush and Nooks Blog
Kathryn Wilson patient leather lace-ups
Sass & Bide pants
Sass & Bide sequined zebra tee-shirt

Ikea Rand Rug (at the back)
Various chairs -  including Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia, Tolix, Eames, Thonet
Stendig calender

Monday, May 21, 2012

And the winner is: Soul Home Cushion

Happy Monday ya'll and I'm pleased to announce the winner of the Soul Home Cushion.

I use the good ol' trusty randomiser to find our winner and it's Kara Burrows from Christchurch!  She has won the Favourite Jeans cushion.  Nice choice Kara.

Please contact me and I will get the prize out to you as soon as I can.

Thanks again to the team at Soul Home!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Newsy news: Tripping

What! Have I not told you about my trip? 

 Well, I will now then... The Fultons are on tour - it's a 3 month France-fancy with our wee family travelling with my husband's twin and his family. 
Special times as we get to spend 100 days together driving, drinking, looking, laughing, eating, entertaining ourselves around the traps of a frenchie-town or three. Mai, oui! 

 I, of course will be reporting back with design goodies that we see on-route - and also regular goodies that you have come to know and love from the AFD blog. 
 This will of course be in between over-indulging and immersing myself in French stuff! 

 We leave at the beginning of July and then back to New Zealand in October. So excited. 

 Also hoping to catch-up and meet some of my web buddies while over that side o' the world. Will keep you posted on that too.

 Any tips/ideas/recommendations greatly appreciated as I have not lived over to the UK and Europe for 10 years. My to-do list is expanding...

You can always find me, tweeting, facing and pinning so I'm never too far away!

Images:  All from the same apartment (Nimes, France) featured in Marie Claire Masion found over at the Style Files.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Giveaway: Soul Home Cushion

Sweet soul sista - do I have a giveaway for you!

Bridget and Karen from Soul Home have given me one cushion from their on-line range to giveaway - and you wanna know the best part?  You get to choose the one you want to win.

I know.  

Just comment below and tell me which-one-you-choose and I will put you in the draw. 
You can go here to see the selection (remember that there are two pages of cushion cuties)...

 ...and yes there are extra entries for 'liking' my facebook page and
Just let me know in the comments section if you have done this!

DISCLAIMER:  If you do win said cushion you are not aloud to preform any type of karate cushioning or camel-toeing maneuver.  See here for more information.

I will be drawing this next Monday the 18th of May via the RANDOMIZER.

Good luck my design bunnies - may the presence of pillow forever be at your side.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Shop it up: Hapa

Straight from the Urban dictionary..

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1; Of mixed racial heritage with partial roots in Asian and/or Pacific Islander ancestry. 2; If an individual has one parent whom is Asian/Pacific Islander, and one parent whom is of an ethnicity outside of Asian/Pacific Islander, they would generally be considered Hapa. 3; Damn good looking people
Tina: God I love Hapa guys
Jennifer: Who doesn't?

Yeah Jen, you said it girl.  Well, I found another Hapa - equally as good looking.

Flox light box

Mauz onsite

Owned and op'd by Mauz and Yuri - it's a way choice shop situated in the heart of 'container city' here in Christchurch.  The aim was to focus on local design with a smattering of overseas goodies that compliment.

The mix is just right with something for all.

Personal fav: The Bear Bean Bag.

Happy Feet: Canterbury Sheepskin boots

Cold tooties no more!  

My friend Sue just told me about this local company making sheepskin boots that are not only sheepskin lined but come in bright colours - weeeeee!

If more neutral colours are your bag then check out these puppies...

It's the beginings of winter here in NZ and these are the perfect solution to looking cool and warm at the same time.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Shop it up: Flock Design Store

Of all the bloody rotten luck...  Not content with surviving 9000 zillion earthquakes, this little design store had a feckin' car drive right in it.  

Talk about the little shop that could!  And does. 

I have spoken of Flock before and I will again as Emma stocks choice wares which I love.  

Hot off the press are the range of giant worry-beads from Fredericks and Mae.  If that sounds familiar it's because it is - I spoke of the terriff arrows they make back in this post.

These worry beads are mega and mighty and I just love... a lot.  So does my design twin Charlie for that matter which is no surprise to anyone that knows us both.

It was tricky to choose and in the end I went for kelly-green/black/white/yellow combo. (Not pictured).
That's friday love right there that is.

Oh and who spotted the fine range of neck-laces from clever trevor Emily Green?  Oh yes she's there too.

Emily Green Necklaces in all their fluro-colourful glory

Happy shopping flock focker folks.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Good Prod: Graphic World of BLANK

Map-o-the-worlds watch out!  There's a new kid on the block and it's PASTEL and PATTERNED.

Designed by the clever Tinja Wright from BLANK, it's one of the prettiest worlds I've seen for some time.  They are based in London but ship world-wide.

They also do other art-to-order type goodies.

Just 'cause they can bespoke each print - maybe a world in hot pink, greys and yellows...