Artist Profile: Jane Denton

New Zealand textile artist Jane Denton’s work makes me smile. Her simple, colourful creations are a breath of fresh air. Working predominantly in wool, her works are a little like cross-stitch on steroids!

Originally a jewellery designer with her pieces sold throughout NZ, Jane made the move to creating textile art works when she wanted to work with her first love: colour. She wanted to make art work for her home as she couldn’t find anything affordable that she really liked.

I have picked out a few of my favourite pieces from her current collection, but be sure to head over to her site via this link to check out all her stunning works.

 

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The Blacklist

Store.. not television programme (although I have to say that we are glued to the TV to watch the programme version each week!)

Blacklist is a Sydney-based graphic design studio that launched in 2008. Blacklist Studio is the work of art director Nathan Johnson, and together with his wife Jaynie, they run the homewares & interiors product side of the company – Blacklist Store
Blacklist Store designs and releases two collections a year, including limited edition prints, cushions, throws, wall flags, towels and wall banners. 

I am in love with the flags and am dreaming of Axel’s bedroom in a few years time flying the Adventure Giant Wall Flag pictured below (I am trying hard not to buy things with the idea of him using / wearing them in 5 + years time!).

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Head over to the Blacklist Store to check out all their other amazing homeware products that just ooze cool – a bit like that French Bulldog!

Have a fab weekend everyone x

Fashion Muse

Christine Centenera is the senior fashion editor at Vogue Australia and I love how fearless she is when it comes to fashion. She knows how to mix proportions, patterns and statement pieces, while looking effortlessly stylish. Definitely one to watch!

Here are a few pics to inspire your Tuesday outfit…

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Designer Homes

It’s no surprise really that some of the worlds best designers have uber stylish homes. Drooling over these images courtesy of domainehome really prove that fashion is not only reserved for the runway, it can be applied in bucket-loads to your home. Each home seems to be a true reflection of their owners design aesthetic…

Dreaming of a Walk in….

wardrobe! I love living in a character bungalow but the lack of storage does drive me a little crazy! Hubby and I have our (rather extensive) clothing and shoe collections spread across three wardrobes and sets of drawers, one in each bedroom, which is not ideal. It has me dreaming of an amazing  wardrobe with purpose built shoe storage, a dressing area, an ottoman to sit on and admire the surroundings, as well as fabulous mirrors and lighting!

Here are some amazing wardrobes that I would LOVE to fill…

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Home Crush

This beautiful Melbourne villa is featured in this months issue of Inside Out magazine and I am in luuuurrve!

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Where do I start?! The moody, monochromatic colour scheme; the polished floor boards; the eclectic mix of modern and antique pieces; an interesting light installation that doubles as art work over the dining table… the list goes on!

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The super stylish homeowners are Lisa and Mark Poulier. Lisa is a graphic designer and Mark an advertising art director – no wonder their house is so deliciously decorated!

This super creative duo are behind the unique range of homewares – Poulier & Poulier. All their designs are printed locally in Melbourne onto high quality materials using environmentally friendly inks. Their design philosophy is simple; to create timeless graphic pieces with wit and charm. It seems this philosophy has extended to their home – jealous much!

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