Friday, July 31, 2009

Robots on the web

A while ago I featured a Dutch website (and stockist of Hiccups) where you can buy anything and everything dinosaur related.  Here is another site General Robots (from Germany), which caters for fans of robots. A perfect place to find a robot toilet roll holder, designer fashion victim robots and of course, Hiccups Robotics bedlinen!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Eclectic dreams

A lovely mix of vintage patterns and furnishings decorate this little girl's bedroom, photographed by Ulrika Ekblom.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bugs and butterflies

I love these moody interiors filled with an assortment of bugs and butterflies, beautifully styled by Laura Fulmine.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Double Happiness

Another gem from the wonderful website ReproDepot is this out of print design by Alexander Henry fabrics. Delicate watercolour brushstrokes depict Chinese folk art motifs on a softly coloured ground - a perfect design for kid's bedrooms, as seen in these images from the French blog Mon Cabanon.

Now the hard part is choosing a colourway - green, blush or tea?.....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New from Nicola

One of my favourite Melbourne textile designers is Nicola Cerini. Nicola's fabrics, carpets, ceramic mugs and range of bags were displayed at the Design Made Trade fair last week, all in her signature imagery of native Australian flora and wildlife.
One of her newest creations is this lovely screen-printed stool for Zaishu - 'Baw Baw Daisy'.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Liberty fabric love

I spied this brand new Liberty design on the Amitie blog today, so just had to pop into their store to see it in person. Looks like someone will be doing a bit of sewing this weekend....
This wonderful design is 'Cool Coast' by Simon Hart, a British artist whose works are inspired by the harbours and villages of Cornwall.

Colours for boys

Mixing colours for the new seasons boy's collection on a Friday afternoon. Relaxing!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Another vintage favourite re-issued in paperback is 'Petunia' by Roger Duvoisin. First published in 1950, this is a sweet little tale about a very silly goose who thinks she knows everything about.... well, everything. I love the front cover - so vibrant!
I ordered my copy from the lovely online store We Heart Books

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lambert Lamb birthday cake

Forget the boring old sponge birthday cake - here is a super Lambert version! Fiona sent over these photos of her friends son's 1st birthday party. When he was born Fiona gave him a Lambert Lamb and it became his favourite toy, so for a special birthday treat she organized a yummy Lambert cake. A wonderful idea!

Thanks Fiona!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Another little treat from the Kinokuniya bookshop - an inspiring visual diary by Japanese paper artist and Kirigami specialist Kanako Yaguchi. On her website Kanako explains that this is a journal combining photographic images of growing up in Japan, an insight into her daily life, and her artistic work in the medium of paper-cutting.

So beautiful - I wish I had the patience for this intricate work!
Take a look at Kanako's website for more images of her paper-cut designs on a range of other homeware and clothing products.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And beautiful butterflies

I can't resist Nathalie Lete's painterly designs. I bought this colouring book from the wonderful homewares shop Scarlet Jones in Hawthorn East.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Beautiful Birds

Another wallpaper and fabric design for all of the bird enthusiasts out there - Bewick Birds from UK company Lewis and Wood. This design is named after Thomas Bewick, a master wood engraver and naturalist working in the late 1700's.

Monday, July 6, 2009

At the bottom of a London garden.... a lovely little cabin that is delightful in every sense of the word! This gorgeous little room is available to hire for photography from Airspace locations. I would love to do a Hiccups photo-shoot there, just a slight teeny problem with distance. Hmmmm.