With The Block: Fans v Faves in full speed, I've started writing my tips about main trends inspired by each weeks rooms. Over at The Home Journal this week I've written about window dressings and in particular curtains...
For my column over at The Home Journal this week I've written about how to bring inspiration to your desk or workspace. There are some great pictures to inspire you and easy ideas for changing your space.
Today & for the rest of this week you have the opportunity to win a gorgeous handmade scarf by Australian brand Once Was Lost. I've interviewed Laura of Once Was Lost over at The Home Journal where you can enter the giveaway. Do it!
On The Home-Journal this week in my Interior Tips and Trends column I have shared a few of my favourite finds when it comes to shelving. They are smart, fun, big and small and all available in Australia.
Take a minute to head across to The Home-Journal sometime this week because it has a whole new look. And have a read of my article on CAPAS Furniture, a collection of furniture made from predominantly cardboard and paper.
Melbourne based graphic designer Celeste Watson has created this illustration as a means to point out the ridiculous cost printer ink. If you have bought an inkjet printer in the last few years you will have rejoiced in the amazingly low prices they are available for. However, you have probably quickly been shocked to find the price of the ink cartridge refills reaching almost the same cost of the printer itself.
We're getting ripped off to say the least. According to a report made by The Guardian, the cost of printing ink is the lowest it has ever been, only a couple of dollars per litre. However, when we buy it in the form of print cartridges it is costing more than $4000 per litre, almost double the cost per litre of the world's most expensive perfumes.
Watson has 're-branded' some Hewlett Packard Ink Cartridge packs in the form of Chanel No. 5 perfume bottles to highlight the devious sales tactics. Watson claims "I like throwing design back in the face of its expected audience, but in unexpected ways."
The Home Journal has a gorgeous giveaway this week... and since I'm a contributor and not allowed to enter the competition myself, I thought I should share so one of you could possibly win it!
Up for grabs is a Beach Candy cotton turkish towel in mandarin. It's so lovely!
The competition is open until midnight on Friday (24.1.14), so hop across here to enter.
This gorgeous Swedish home belongs to Isabel Lundah, marketing manager of Iittala and owner of clothing label RAH. The combination of old and new is carried out perfectly to create a warm and homey, yet artistic and contemporary feel. I love the mix of neutral colours with bright yellows as well!
Photos by Sara Svenningrud for Residence Magazine
If you know me at all you will know I like big t-shirt style dresses. I just like sleeves... And these designs by Peter Jensen are so so great. The Diana SS2014 collection is full of desirables...
Photos by Paul Bliss