Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Plyroom


Since discovering Plyroom on Instagrm, I have been pretty darn obsessed with all of their products. Designed using nothing but the best craftsmanship and the highest quality materials, Plyroom furniture desires to provide beautiful uncomplicated things, letting the simplicity of each product speak for themselves.




It is brands such as Plyroom that urge me to get rid of all of my existing furniture, start again and deck my whole house out in this striking blond wood. Simple, eye catching and effective.



Often used by the very talented Jacinda of Hide and Sleep, Plyroom furniture looks amazing mixed with many different looks.



Lastly before we go, congratulations to Amanda Bull who has won the amazing prize from the massive Milo and Mitzy giveaway and thank you again to all our contributing businesses. I hope that you pooed over to their sites to check out what other insane products they have on offer.
 
Amy x

Monday, September 1, 2014

Time of the Aquarius


I have always been a big fan of the blog that I am featuring today. The fact is though that I haven't visited this site for a while as time doesn't allow me to browse around my favourite blogs too much at the moment. I was happy to see this blog come up on Desire to Inspire recently which prompted me to pop over for a quick read.



Time of the Aquarius is what I am talking about. And jeepers I wasn't disappointed when I did head over for a quick read. Beautiful photography, Minimal, simple style yet with a cool fun family vibe.



Time of the Aquarius is written by freelancer stylist and writer Minna Jones. Unfortunately the blog is only written in English, but the beautiful images of Minnas family home and holiday cabin speak for themselves.

Amy x

Sunday, August 31, 2014

PAMPA


We explore art. We preserve heritage. We empower culture. As stated by Victoria Aguirre and Carlyon Wilson, the incredibly inspiring team that is PAMPA.


PAMPA was launched last year in Australia by Victoria and Carl who are passionate about rescuing our heritage and saving our identity. PAMPA rugs are unique woven artworks handcrafted within the native communities of South America. 


Using techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation, each rug tells a story. Each rug is a piece of art. Each rug discovers new ways of being, new ways of living and new ways of discovering the world.



 
What attracts me to PAMPA is the story behind it. The passion that Victoria and Carl have. The way that they seem to embrace life and the way that PAMPA is a lifestyle not just a product, using photography and travels as a source of inspiration. Simply taking a tour through the PAMPA website leaves me in awe. Be sure to check it yourself. Seriously incredible. I do hope that one day I am lucky enough to own a PAMPA hand woven rug.

Amy x

Friday, August 29, 2014

The coolest shoes you ever did see!

Lets face it, who doesnt love shoes? Damn, have I find some good looking shoes for you! And whats even cooler is that they make baby, kids and womens shoes too.



Zuzii footwear is where its at at. Handmade to order. This beautiful American company ships worldwide. I most certainly will be ordering my mini mes some and sneaking a pair or two in for myself.



Head on over here to get your hands on some of this cuteness.

Amy x

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HUGE Milo and Mitzy Giveaway

I am hugely excited to bring you another massive Milo and Mitzy giveaway valued at just on $1000. One lucky person could take home all of these amazing products just by clicking on the link and entering through Dango Giveaways.


Up for grabs is a Karlsson Pure Wood Clock from Macy Home, The Beach People Roundie towel from Maree and Co, A large set of wide stripe cushions in pale sea green from Tassel Home,  A marble chopping board from Surrey Park,  A By Molle chunky throw in Granite from LilyJane Boutique, A black matt table lamp from French Country Collections, Print from the ORGANIC LINES range by NODI Rugs and a Kilim pillow and a Blackstripe peshtemal from Siggada Kilims and lastly a SOH candle from The Family Company.

 
I totally recommend heading over to check out these awesome businesses. Full of amazing goodies they are, that’s for sure.


I am excited to tell you as well, that we are working on bringing you a Foodie, fashion and kids give away also. Our foodie give away is looking so rad already. If your business would like to be involved in any of the above drop us an email, we are a tad fussy though. Nothing but the most amazing prize pack for our readers.

Competition closes in 7 days. Good Luck.
Amy x

Monday, August 25, 2014

House Tour with a marble twist

Sweden does style so well. That minimal Scandinavian flavour works in so many ways. Take this wee apartment found on Fantastic Frank for example. Just oozes style doesn't it? I am sold.






Check this amazing charcoal linen couch below. So in the market for one of these.... sigh, one day she says! And how good is the white smeg fridge? Damn you stylish people and your stylish homes!
 


I used to be someone who liked to display all of my bits and bobs. I've found myself paring back since having kids. Don't get me wrong, I do love fun trinkets, but when life is so busy it is nice to come home to a calm relaxed space sometimes.


Marble fits in perfectly amongst the pared back minimal look. These gorgeous marble basics from MintSix are very high up on my wish list. Practical and functional yet oh so stylish and not mention completely on trend. Give me cheese and quince paste on one of these trivets any day!

Happy days.

Amy x

P.S Who is excited for The Block NZ to start tonight?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kids Caravan

Being a Mum means that I don't spend as much on myself anymore. No that doesn't mean that I am saving more either. With shops like Kids Caravan, it just means that the kids are darn lucky! With so many great childrens stores around its hard not too resist.

 
I was over the moon to discover Kids Caravan recently. Filled with beautiful, fun and not to mention amazing quality childrens clothing décor and toys, their website is now firmly saved to my favorites.
 
 
With gorgeous brands such as Armadillo and Co, Alimrose Kids, In Bed with Fred, Little Fine Day and Ladedah Kids and also awaiting the arrival of Saltwater Sandals, Kids Caravan is your one stop shop for all things kids.  
 
 
Be sure to pop over to Kids Caravan and stock up on some goodies for your little ones and also check out their room design projects while you are there. Truly amazing things that you will find hard to resist.
 
Amy x


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Home Beautiful

Home Beautiful Magazine, Australia - One of my all time favorites! Yes so good. Light, fresh and fun. And kitchens they do particularly well.


 
Seriously how good are these kitchens? I love the open plan living. I am loving how bright and fresh the rooms are and how good are the kitchen islands and those lights? Home Beautiful you nail it every time.
 

Speaking of kitchens, holy heck have you paid a visit to your nearest Kmart lately? I spoke a while ago of wanting new bars stools that don't cost the earth, I think that I have found them! That's if they don't sell out before I get there.
 
Friday tomorrow. Happy end of the week to you all.
 
Amy x

Monday, August 18, 2014

French Country Collections

Nice to be back on here, catching up on some blog reading and seeing whats new in the online world. We have been away for a few days on a family holiday which although is not relaxing like they used to be, up at 5am thanks to our wee Patch, we did have a fantastic time. But gosh home is good isn't it?

 
You all know that I am a massive French Country Collections fan, previously posting about them here. Well they just keep getting better and better! Arriving home to find a beautiful parcel from the amazing French Country team was such a treat and being able to have a peek at their new collection was even better as there are so many things that make my wish list.
French Country Collections 2015 summer range is centred around lightness and brightness with the intention of bringing a fun, playful vibe into your home. The range is made up of four lines based on key international trends - Eden, Core, Impulse and Memory with Eden and Core being my favorites.
 
 
Hitting stores this month their is seriously so much that I am after. Check here to browse the goodness and here for a full list of stockists near you.
 
Amy x 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Home Tour

I have always been particularly fond of industrial/vintage pieces used throughout homes. I like the character and interest that they add. Many of these items tend to tell a story which I like.




This Australian home above, as seen on The Deisgn Files, achieves this look particularly well. Adding playful and eclectic art pieces as these homeowners have done here, give the home a relaxed and fun vibe. 

Completely head over heels for that polished concrete floor and give me those black kitchen cabinets any day, seriously.

Head to shops such as So Vintage, The Vitrine and Flotsam and Jetsam when hunting for individual eclectic pieces to add to your home.

Amy x

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Henry and Co Home

 

I have always been a fan of New Zealands Henry and Co Home. Designer Vanessa Quin is moving things along in the right direction and the business is growing hugely and going from strength to strength.



Working in conjunction with the trends of today but putting a Henry and Co spin on things, Vanessas new range I predict is going to be a massive hit.

I am already working out how to fit a piece from the collection in both Patch and Frankies room. That's the beauty of this range, it is so versatile and works well in both girls and boys rooms.
 
Pop over to Henry and Co Home to check out more of Vanessas amazing work.
 
Amy x

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Trend Post - black and white tiles

So you all know that I love black and white. That is fairly obvious. I am also a massive massive fan of patterns and in particular mixing and clashing patterns. I would just relish the opportunity to design our own home one day. If that opportunity should ever arrive, patterned black and white tiles would be very high up on my list of must haves.

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Whether it be a kitchen splash back, bathroom flooring or even in the office to add interest to your work space, black and white tiles look smart and stylish. What is even better is that you can mix and match your décor from there.

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I love this last look found on Simply Grove of a patterned flooring teamed up with subway tile walls and the gold fittings finish the look off perfectly.
 
Let me know if you know of any great places here in NZ to buy similar tiles to the ones shown above and I will continue to research this also.
 
Amy x