Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Stockholm - Design Torget

Designer products from Design Torget - a great store in Stockholm full of designer goodness! Check the website for the store locations.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Swedish textiles

A few images of the array of printed furnishing fabrics available in Ahlen's department store, Stockholm. So different from anywhere else in the world!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Hiccups in store - Adair's Kids Richmond

Images of Hiccups 'Cosmic Capers' and 'Hello Blossoms' from the Adair's Kids store, 493 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
See the website here!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Stockholm was definitely the highlight of my trip to Europe! It was my first visit to this very design savvy place. I loved the textile design - so original and colourful, the magazines, the kid's books, the wonderful design stores everywhere, and Gamla Stan (the old town) for a touch of touristy browsing.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Jip and Janneke

'Jip and Janneke' is a collection of children's books written by Annie M.G. Schmidt and beautifully illustrated by Fiep Westendorp. The short stories were first published in the Netherlands as a weekly newspaper series from 1952 to 1957, but proved so popular that they were soon bundled together in books. Today they are well loved classics, perfect for bed time reading as each story is only 250 words!
I had never heard of the title here in Australia, but in Amsterdam the illustrations were everywhere. The HEMA store even has it's own collection of Jip and Janneke products. Very cute!

Colourful lunch boxes

A simple puzzle

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Donna Hay Magazine - Kid's edition

Our Hiccups ad in the Donna Hay Kid's Magazine, out now.
Check inside for some great kid's party ideas and recipes. Yum!

Hollyhocks and antiques in Amsterdam

Hollyhocks in Amsterdam are almost as tall as the residents!

Faded elegance in a beautiful shade of green

Art Nouveau tiles from an old shop facade

A canal street in the Jordaan district.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blooming lovelies

A few of the enormous floral arrangements at Kleine Fabriek. Great colour palette!

DE SPROOKJESKAMER - The Fairy Tale shop, Amsterdam

Whilst running out of the rain I was lucky enough to stand under the awning of this magical little shop - De Sprookjeskamer, just around the corner from the Spui in central Amsterdam. Mushrooms, Little Red Riding Hood, deer and red and white spots on just about everything are to be found in this wonderful little space. The website also has a 'winkel' full of treasures.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


A few images of Amsterdam from my recent trip to see Hiccups at Kleine Fabriek. I would love to live in that wonky looking building!

Friday, July 18, 2008

From the Netherlands

Not your usual postcards - gorgeous images from the Mauritshuis Gallery in Den Haag. I love Dutch tiles. And tulips.....