Friday, February 27, 2009

Hiccups in store - Myer

Here are a few photos of the latest designs from Hiccups, as seen in the Myer Sydney City store.

For the boys....

Woof Woof - 'Angus Airedale' and 'Gus the Sheepdog' hang out with their mate 'Spot' the Dalmation!

'Fairy Village' bed linen and a host of magical fairytale accessories

Magic Toadstool

A magic toadstool to inspire sweet dreams!

Happy Garden

A colourful fiesta of appliqued flowers sway merrily in the breeze on this quilted coverlet and sham.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Camille Soulayrol and Marie Claire Idees

Marie Claire Idees is one of my favourite magazines - I love spending a few hours on the couch (with a glass of wine of course) soaking in the visual loveliness of its pages. Here are a few beautiful images from the magazine created by French stylist Camille Soulayrol.

Robotics cushion

Robotics is a hi-tech looking polyamide puff print cushion with a vibrant red reverse. Very R2D2!

A little visitor

Here is Lachlan - a recent visitor to the Hiccups showroom. Lachie is the son of Kelly, our Hiccups stylist, and creator of children's wear brand Little Bubble and Tree!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Retro Robots - new from Hiccups

Robots galore! A wacky collection of 1950's style robots in corduroy and cotton applique make their way across this colourful quilt cover set for boys.  

Wall stickers, robot shaped toys and fun cushions are all available in the 'Retro Robot' collection. See the full collection at

Friday, February 20, 2009

Woof woof!

Which breed of dog is your favourite? I'm a fan of Kelpies, Border Collies, Dachshunds and Airedales, all of which can be found on this new Hiccups bed linen design 'Kennel Club'. I think I ended up painting about 60 different dogs  - hopefully everyone will find their favourite canine friend featured!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

CD cover magic from Japan

How gorgeous are these CD cover designs from Japan? They are both from Japanese recording artists Tico Moon, available from You can also check out Tico Moon's myspace page here!

Fairy Wishes

Make a wish with the new Hiccups 'Fairy Wishes' embroidered fleece throw.

Birds etc. from Sanderson

More birdie inspiration - this time from Sanderson's Options Collection
'Finches' is a lovely painterly wallpaper and fabric design in a subdued palette of yellow and blue. A little bit Marie Antoinette, a little bit De Gournay, and a lot to admire.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

'Happy Garden' Coverlet

Flowers, butterflies, hot pink, red ruffles..... This fresh design ticks all of the boxes on a little girl's dream bedroom checklist! The 'Happy Garden' quilted coverlet and sham looks great with our new 'Fairy Village' printed bed linen and an array of co-ordinating accessories.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hiccups in NZ House and Garden Magazine

Here is our latest Hiccups advertisement which will appear in NZ House and Garden magazine in March!
Hiccups is sold through Farmers stores throughout New Zealand.
Pictured are our new bed linen designs 'Fairy Village' and 'Retro Robots'.

Monday, February 16, 2009

She's a little bit retro: Sayaka Sugiura

Some very sweet book cover designs from Japanese author and illustrator Sayaka Sugiura, available from I love the quirky retro graphics and cover layouts; so eye-catching!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bonjour butterflies

Favourite artist - Sophie Adde

I first came across Sophie Adde's paintings displayed in Sensitive et fils, a beautiful shop on Rue Francois Miron in the Marais district of Paris.
I admire Sophie's sense of colour - turquoise combined with pinkish reds and subtle greens is one of my favourite colour combinations, and her paintings of peonies and decorative Chinese subject matter are particularly striking.

Sophie's work is also available from the La Marelle website as postcards and assorted stationery items. I picked up a few cards from the Readings bookshop in Port Melbourne.

Simply French, simply lovely!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Little Golden Books - childhood memories

Which 'Little Golden Book' was your favourite? All of the following titles were in my family's bed time story collection, and all of them were dog-eared and very much loved (even surviving a few dunks in the bath!) Now they can be enjoyed by a whole new generation for a very affordable price of AU$3.99. I bought my copies from the Angus and Robertson bookshop.

Lovely clothing from Oilily

Oilily is one of my favourite fashion brands - never failing to disappoint with their unique range of designs for women and children. Here are a few of my favourite picks for little girls from the fabulous 'Summer of Love' Spring Summer 09 collection. Hippy luxe from Holland!