Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I don't think I've ever actually seen a stylish ceiling fan before.This new designer fan is from the Minka Aire range and will be released here in Australia in January by Beacon Lighting.
Created by renowned designer George Kovacs, this Artemis Fan has been placed in the Chicago museum of architecture and design! The fan will be available in three versions liquid metal (pictured), white and transparent. The liquid metal is the most expensive at $1695 but the white is and transparent are much more accessible $549 each.
It might seem a little pricey, but I think this fan will make a design statement in your home as well as being functional. It would look great in any modern-style home.
I've always loved buying stationary. I think because in a corporate world it can be one of few ways to express your own personal style and there are always so many cute and fun products to choose from!
This is the first time though I've heard of a way to show the world just how much you love your stationary. The stationary queens at kikki.K have just released their very first jewellery range. There are three sterling silver pendants available, all are pictured above. The envelope and scissors are $99.95 each and the pen and ruler pendant and chain is $139.95.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Check out this cute trailer for upcoming family comedy Hop. Blending animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers.
With Russell Brand involved and the writers and producer from Despicable Me, I am expecting this to be a VERY funny movie. Universal Pictures will release the film in Australia on April 7, 2011.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
This is like the shortest video ever coming in at a whopping three seconds but it is so very adorable, I just had to share. This rats surprised face is definitely going down in the cute hall of fame. Who knew that rats could ever be cute?
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Any Harry Potter fans must, must watch this hilarious video from Funny or Die. It's an 'interview' with Daniel Radcliffe about his belief that he is, in fact, Harry. I was sent this link from a friend and didn't initially realise it was from a popular spoof website, I was initially quite bemused!
I think it's a very funny and a very clever commentary on how the public and the media separate fact from fiction and an actor from a character. Good on Dan for doing this!
Kitchen scales are usually pulled out to use then put back into the cupboard where they take up valuable space until the next time they’re required but these new Typhoon Slim Electronic kitchen scales can be hung on the wall where they become a bold decorative item.
These scales even have a digital clock and timer. Four patterns are available - Mono Stripe (black & white), Mono Spot (black & white), the vivid Bright Stripe and more subdued Olive Dots. They are $79.95 each and are available from David Jones.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I know though many women with curvy figures find summer a tough time of year to find clothes, but I think these cute little dresses from Dream Diva (www.dreamdiva.com.au) are worth checking out. They look comfy, are in great colours and have cuts that will flatter your waistline.
Monday, November 22, 2010
The end of the year is nigh, so time to think about a diary for 2011. If you're looking for something a bit more creative check out the Kiki-k DIY Diary ($29.95). You can personalise this diary yourself as the unique pocket cover allows you to change the cover art to whatever you want.
You can pop in a favourite photo or even a drawing from your kids, niece or nephew. Or you can use one of the six pattered inserts from Kiki-k. You can also personalise the pages further with the stickers provided, throughout the diary you are also prompted to record memories and events from your life making this a great keepsake.
Not a bad Christmas gift idea either!
Friday, November 19, 2010
I love the way this picture has been styled. It just oozes old sex 50s sexy!
This dress is from the new collection by FATE Clothing and is worth a look if you on the hunt for a party dress. Fate is an Australian label and is available in WA at All Things Nice (South Fremantle), Indulgence (Mt Lawley & Esperance) and Mooshi Mooshi (Claremont).
I like these two simple tables from the Fusion collection at Globe West. I can picture them as a feature in a really clean minimalistic room with white walls and light coloured floors. Add a splash of colour with some great red or green accessories on top of the table.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
If you're looking for a simple, low cost but sweet birthday gift idea, thank you card or even Christmas present, I think for $9.95 these Lovisa Charm Cards are well worth checking out. Each one includes a cute card and a gorgeous charm in a quirky pouch.
Each charm matches the wording on the card with messages like: you're so tweet (bird charm), owl be yours (owl charm), good luck (horseshoe charm), hugs and kisses (kiss engraved charm) and many others. Available from Lovisa, www.lovisa.com.au
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I imagine with that shape you could also use them for muffins or even use them for squishable fruits, lollies, etc. Even better they are cheap! Just RRP $3.95 and they're available at David Jones and independent houseware stores. For stockists call 1800 65 11 46.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Normally you've got no chance of getting any kind of decent flowers for under $5 but I figured if they were on their way out, at least they'd brighten the place up for a few days and give me something to smile about each time I walk past them.
This photo was taken a few minutes ago. It's been a full week and they are still going strong and they're still making me smile.
What little thing has made you smile this week?
Friday, November 12, 2010
Anyway, if you're in the mood for some nostalgia, new menswear label Fontaine is here to help with the Aviator tee. Take yourself back to the days when all you wanted to do was fly.... as soon as this hot new label launches in January. RRP $79, website details coming soon.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Lest we forget.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
I am reading this book right now and I am really enjoying it. This is the story of one man who moved to Barcelona on a whim and then created a career on eBay from reselling Hermes.
It reads like a fiction novel so is keeping me really engaged but the fact that it's a true story is really intriguing and inspiring. It's certainly getting the entrepreneur side of me well and truly inspired. Wouldn't it be lovely to make a living from playing with such pretty things all day?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The fact they have a magnet on the back, makes them even more handy! They are just $19.95 or $24.95 if you want them gift boxed. Stockists available by calling 1800 65 11 46.
When I went the US a few years I have even convinced my partner (now husband) along to the Harry Potter museum where I actually got to touch the Sorting Hat. Bliss!
Anyway, the reason for this seemingly random rant is that I am very excited to announce, I just received my invitation to the Perth preview of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 1). It may only be the day before the movie's cinematic release but I love seeing movies early, not because I want to feel special or superior in some way but simply so I don't have other people's opinions and views before I see it for myself. Funny really since I get paid to write movie reviews and will undoubtedly share my thoughts here.
Monday, November 8, 2010
So far so good right? Did I forget to mention, I am allergic to the fuzzy skin on the outside of a peach? Now you’ve got the picture. So fast forward half an hour until I am home and trying with great difficulty and determination to peel a peach. Have you ever tried this? I don’t recommend it.
One hour later, I peeled the peach, ate it and I have a rash on my face and a lovely wheezy asthmatic cough to prove my achievement. Now I am just left with the question - why is it that we are sometimes just incapable of avoiding things that are bad for us? Are we all really just gluttons for punishment? After all - I still have a second peach.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I am really excited by the new online store from David Jones!! It may be just in time for Christmas and not exactly be the greatest functional shopping website in the world, but personally I am excited about all the new fashion shopping (or window shopping) opportunities it presents.
There are some great fashion products for the stylish lady. Clothes available include labels like Collette by Collette Dinnigan, Tommy Hilfiger and sass & bide, which isn't too shabby. You can also buy yourself a new Burberry bag or Fendi baguette, a new pair of Louboutin heels, Mimco earrings or even just a new pack of Spanx.
It's also a great site for all you ladies that struggle to get your Christmas shopping done. Although some ranges are pretty limited, there are quite a lot of good gift ideas. Hopefully with time this site will continue to improve both in functionality and available stock.
Check it out! www.davidjones.com.au
Thursday, November 4, 2010
If you want to give that 50s aesthetic to the nursery, make sure you check this one out at Funky Kids in Wembley, Karrinyup or Booragoon.
What's one of the hot new season trends for homewares? Spotted, it yet? Laura Ashley is going spotty and I think it's super cute! Find these products and other new season trends from www.laura-ashley.com.au
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I cannot describe how excited I am that this movie isn't far away now! Check out this great trailer explaining a bit about the secret of the horcruxes and then make sure you join me in being one of the first in line when this movie releases on November 18.
Don't forget your Gryffindor scarf, orange is very big this season.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Confused about the new trading hours? So was I, so here's the official word from the powers that be...
Perth shoppers and retailers will be able to enjoy extended trading hours to 9pm on weeknights under new laws that come into effect from today.
Premier Colin Barnett and Commerce Minister Bill Marmion today marked the start of Western Australia’s new retail trading hours regime, which will give general retail shops, including major grocery stores, the option to open to 9pm weeknights.
The Premier said the changes reflected the State Government’s determination to provide incremental reform to Perth’s shopping hours.
“Creating a retail trading environment that allows choice, flexibility and improved competition has always been the focus of this Government,” he said.
“The extension of weeknight trading will apply across the whole metropolitan area.
“Business will now have greater freedom to respond to particular needs of their customers and won’t be locked into outdated shopping hours. It is entirely their option to open during the extended hours.”
Commerce Minister Bill Marmion said new special trading precincts of Armadale and Midland would begin today, allowing Sunday trading from November 7.
“The extension of weeknight trading to 9pm and the creation of special trading precincts in Armadale and Midland, in addition to the special precincts in Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup, represents a significant achievement,” Mr Marmion said.
“At the forefront of the Government’s mind has been the need to keep pace with the changes in urban lifestyles and working hours in the metropolitan area.
“I encourage retailers and the community to embrace this great opportunity.”
Retail tenants with any questions about their leasing arrangements and the new trading hours can contacta specialist business adviser at the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) for free, confidential advice and guidance on 131 BIZ (131249). More information is available at http://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au