Thursday, 29 December 2011

the year of the animal

The new year is fast approaching. Have you purchased your new 2012 calendar yet?

Hmm. Get yourself sorted then.

We are lusting after this charming 2012 Die Cut Animal Calendar from Kate's Paperie. Retailing at $29.95USD, the calendar features both farm and woodland animals, with each animal holding two months per year.

They can also be easily folded into free-standing paper decorations when you're finished. 

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

all that glitters

Get yourself a special pair of spangly and sparkly shoes! These glittery shoes are available in a range of glorious colours from online store TOMS.

Not only do you get an amazing new pair of shoes, but with every purchase TOMS will buy a pair of shoes for a child in need. As of September 2010, TOMS has given over one million pairs of new shoes to children in need around the world!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

a little bit of love goes a long way

Do you want to give back? Then what are you waiting for -  get yourself a Mudlove Charity Band.

A Mudlove band is made of clay, is waterproof, adjustable and totally cute. But most importantly, each band bought gives an African clean drinking water for a year. Buy yourself and your friends an armful as they come in a variety of colours and words and at only $5USD they are an inexpensive way to make a difference.

Check out the Mudlove website for more details.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

mini me

Playing with a doll that looks exactly like you, is a little creepy right? No! We think its cool!

Illustrator Jordan Grace Owens from North Carolina, USA can whip you up your own little 'mini me' in no time. You send her some photos ... choose the clothes etc, and she'll make a cute, moveable paper likeness of you and your friends, even your pets if you wish.

Each custom paper doll, starts at a base price of $25.

Friday, 16 December 2011

who's the boss?

Devin Ward is not only an electrician he is an artist.

Devin aka Mr Regal from Boss Radios in Los Angelas USA recycles and repurposes old vintage radios. He customises these beautiful retro items by fully rewiring and converting them, so that they can play your ipod, ipad or iphone. Cool.

Monday, 12 December 2011

polly wally doodle...

Are you a a scribbler, a sketcher, or a day-dreaming doodler?

Yes? Then this is for you my dearies! The Doodle Duvet, by Stitch Designworks, is an oh so cuddly and snuggly blanket printed to look like a giant piece of notebook paper! 

And... best of all you can actually draw all over it, as it comes with its own pack of wash-out colour pens! No more counting sheep. Draw your own sheep. 

Friday, 9 December 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

just beat it

Beat up Creations. Cool. They use 'orphaned' & unloved antique plates and magically (shazam!) transform them into new kooky creations. We adore.

P.S. Get 10% off all Beat Up Creations items by using code HAPPYHOLIDAY at check out for discount. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ready, Set, SEND!

Sentimental gushing over Hallmark type cards was never really our style, and we're guessing there are a few of you out there who may feel just the same, right? We'll you're going to love dig this All-Set Card Set we found from Colle & McVoy.

These beautiful yet contemporary, limited edition, letter-pressed cards come in a set of 8, and will pretty much have your next card-giving year covered. You don't even have to remember the dates, because they've also got that covered with a personal email reminder service. Nifty! Oh, we almost forgot, as well as getting points as a totally awesome daughter/girlfriend/sister/friend, 100% of your proceeds go to United Way.

Thank us later ... we're guessing you might just have a card for it!

All-Set Card Set: $14.99USD, approx $15AUD. International Delivery available. Payments made via Paypal.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

nows the time

Heres a nifty craft idea we wanted to share with you.
We made this offbeat clock using an old vinyl record we bought from the local vintage market for about $1AUD and a clock movement we bought off ebay for around $4AUD.

Using the hole already in the record we poked the clock movement through, put the hands back on and hey-presto, a little doozy of a clock for the mantelpiece.

Took 5 minutes ... Easy peasy!

Monday, 5 December 2011

we found a gold mine

Elsie Belle is a true treasure trove of vintage inspired charms and trinkets. This online shop is a gold mine if you love feminine, romantic and cutesy statement jewellery.

Please note our Elsie Belle Christmas wish-list below. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few items! Lucky for us they deliver internationally 

Friday, 2 December 2011

ice ice baby

Cool yourself down this summer with an 'adults only' alcoholic popsicle!

We found some great recipes from gourmet cooking website Endless Simmer.

The website features recipes for Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles, Honeydew Cucumber Margarita Popsicles, Watermelon Mojito Popsicles and Cherry Apple Whisky Sour Popsicles!

Whip these babies out at your next summer BBQ ... come on we dare you!

motel really does rock!

At The Huntress we adore a discount code!

We are tickled pink to offer you a code that entitles you to 10% off everything at Motel Rocks - excluding Motel Vintage + Sale Items.


Valid until 9/12/12
Have fun xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

100 years in 100 seconds

Have a looksie at this cool video. Its promoting the new Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre that opened in London in September 2011. 100 years of East London style in 100 seconds.  We love this, but are shuddering at some of the fashion towards the end!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Love a discount code!

Treat yourself this Christmas and shop up a storm at LOVE.

UK fashion brand LOVE have a fab range of reasonably priced dresses, shorts & skirts, accessories, bags and knitwear.

We are pleased to offer you this discount code (for first time customers only) that entitles the user to £10 off orders over £30.


Valid from 24/10/11 - 24/10/12

And don't forget, LOVE offer free UK and worldwide delivery!

Friday, 25 November 2011

going lo-tech

Ahhhhgh we nearly flipped out when we found this!

A genuine Diana lens that attaches onto your DSLR (Canon or Nikon), transforming your crisp, Hi-tech digital camera into a toy camera!

Now your DSLR photos will have a retro, blurry, dreamy focus to them while the Diana lens is attached. Whoo hoo!

The Diana lens and adaptor is available from Photojojo Store for $60US, approx $57.73AUS.

wearable art

Aw... have a squiz at this adorable brooch from Esty seller Nan Lawson Illustration.

This nerdy brooch features the 'grunge typewriter' illustration by artist Nan and is set in a resin brooch setting. Perfect stocking filler!

Grunge Typewriter - Brooch Pin $10USD

Monday, 21 November 2011

back to the future

Looking through your old childhood photos is like taking a trip down memory lane. How cute we all were!

Photographer Irina Werning, has taken this even further with her two series of photos - Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II.

Irina cleverly reenacts childhood photos not only re-using the same 'subject', but the same situation, location, and similar clothing and objects.

The result is certainly some cute and quirky photos. Check more of these out on her website. And, if you're keen ... dig up an old childhood photo and try this yourself! ♥

goody goody gumdrops

These christmas theme lollypops made from gumdrops/jubes and sprinkles are so adorable.

Wrap them up in cellophane and a bow and they will make a lovely chrismas gift.

Check out the Martha Stewart Website for instructions on how to make these little cuties 

Sunday, 20 November 2011

don't drink alone

Matching your wine with your meal is a perfectly normal thing to do right? So, why can't you match your drink with your tunes? Now you can!

Drinkify is a website, where you simply type in the name if a music artist and it automatically generates a cocktail recipe to perfectly accompany their music! Please use wisely! ;)

countryside chic

We are drooling over the 'Lady of the Manor' collection at UK online store Joy.

The collection showcases tweed, check-prints, velvet, fur (faux of course!) and delicate florals giving the look a masculine, english-countryside charm with an feminine, aristocratic twist.

Too bad its coming up to summertime in Australia, otherwise we would be all over this look... UK and US friends who are heading into the colder months of the year - take note!

Friday, 18 November 2011

its a small world afterall

'Fragmented Chronicles' is a series of acrylic rings created by Hong Kong-based design studio Shannnam.

Each clear plastic rings feature a beautiful miniature scenario or landscape frozen inside.

According to Shannnam's facebook page, their rings will be available to buy online, starting at the end of November. We are counting down the days! ♥

Thursday, 17 November 2011

a match made in heaven

Sometimes music video clips can be just as amazing as the song that they are made to complement! A prime example is this music video from emerging Melbourne indie-folk artist, Hudson.  Hudson hooked up with director Dropbear, aka Jonathan Chong, to make this spectacular stop motion video for his dreamy song, "Against The Grain".

They cleverly utilise colored pencils and stop motion techniques to create a kaleidoscope of wonderfulness! We heart! Check it out!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

cuppa tea love?

You observe a vintage teacup and you think: yum, a nice cup of tea would be wonderful, don't you?

Well some people, like Abigail Maryrose Clarke think outside the square. Abigail saw an old, flowery tea cup and thought ... wow, that would make a lovely bracelet! Abigail adapts vintage tea cups and repurposes them into pretty bracelets. She then sells them in her online shop. How tea-lightful!

Vintage Bonechina Tea Cup Bracelets $49USD

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

super reuser

Reuse, retain and recycle! Designer Yana Gorbulksy aka Supayana has a gorgeous clothing range chock-a-block full of interesting, feminine and quirky reconstructed clothing. This girl has been busy sewing, sewing and sewing! The majority of stock is made from recycled and second-hand fabrics purchased from thrift stores and charity shops. What a clever girl! This blouse features her stunning deer print incorporated into the design. Adorable! Do yourself a favour and check out her website and online store...

Deer print floral cotton blouse Supayana $59USD, approx $59.78AUD

Friday, 11 November 2011

small things amuse all minds

Pay attention to your surroundings, because you never know what you'll find! 

The Little people project is part street installation, part photography project, created by UK artist Slinkachu. Abandoning his little peeps in random urban settings, he creates humorous yet contemplative scenes in order to reflect the feelings of being overwhelmed in a big city.

The inventive interactions of the 'little people' within their urban environment are clever, funny, sometimes sad, but also very considered. 

Visit Slinkachu's blog page to check out some more of his wonderful installations. He even has a shop page that sells a book and packs of badges (buttons). 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

going soft

A Softer World is the perfect website to visit if you're in one of those random thoughtful & reflective moods. They regularly update their site with simple 'comic strips' - accompanied by a pensive, often poetic expression.

Most of the comics on the website are available to buy as prints. They also sell magnet sets so you can make your own comics and stick them on your fridge - we love, love, love!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

put a stamp on it

Would you like you and your soul mate's face immortalized forever in ink? Etsy store Kozue can make this happen. All you need to do is pick a clear and close up picture of you and your beloved and send it to Kozue. She will then make a hand carved rubber stamp of your portrait.

Use it to decorate your letters, envelopes or even personalise your toilet paper if you like! Go nuts and stamp away!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

ModCloth - Ship Ahoy!

Ahh! We are so excited! Amazing US online store ModCloth is now offering a new, lower-cost shipping option for their beautiful international customers!

They are now offering three types of international postage options, however the most affordable option is by far SPS First-Class Mail International. This Delivery option takes between 7-21 business days and you will need to enter your country, state and postcode/zipcode to calculate approximate postage costs. We calculated the cost of shipping to Melbourne, Australia to be $9.60USD which is approx $9.27AUD!!

For domestic (US) orders, they offer a flat rate of $7USD for Ground shipping, $14USD for Second Day Air, and $21USD for Overnight.

Did we mention that ModCloth is amazing?!

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Monday, 7 November 2011

hey, look here!

Lookbook is an online community of fashionistas from around the globe. This site is a fantastic showcase of amazing, street-style fashion and great source of inspiration.

Members can create an account to join up to the site. They are then are able to upload photos of themselves wearing their outfits and include a description of what they are wearing. Other members can view, 'hype' (vote for) and leave positive comments and feedback for each other's looks! It's one big, happy, stylish family!

Check it out!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

lady of the house

Next time you're cooking for a dinner party or frying up some snags on the BBQ flutter around and impress your guests in an oh-so-cute retro housewife frilly little apron.

There are heaps of vintage aprons from the 1940's and 1950's for sale online as well as some great modern retro inspired versions too.

We found these adorable vintage 50's half aprons online at UK store Stardust Vintage - The Online Vintage Boutique!

So get your cook-on lovelies!


Saturday, 5 November 2011

like chalk and cheese

Weddings, parties, anything ... no more boring, awkward, fake smiles. This speech bubble chalkboard will liven up all of your photos.

Grab a couple of these babies, hand them around to your friends at your party with a piece of chalk and wait for the craziness to begin!

This chalk board is made from plywood and has a handle on the back making it easy to use. It's available from Photojojo Store for $29US, approx $28AUD. International shipping is available for this item.

Friday, 4 November 2011

use protection

Are you cradling your new iPhone 4S like a little baby? Love your new wonder gadget to death? Protect your new favourite best friend with a spiffy new iPhone case. Don't despair iPhone 4 users - these phone cases also fit your beloved gizmo too.

These cute iPhone cases range in price from $17.99US - $36.99US and are available from Mod Cloth



Thursday, 3 November 2011

what a hoot!

Add a burst of sunshine to your home with some colorful and shiny 60's style ceramics by talented ceramic artist, Wendy Alderman.

Wendy runs Fruit Fly Pie Ceramics from a studio bedside her home in South Florida. She makes each piece by hand, painstakingly paints them with underglaze and then finally they are fired in her kiln.

Her ceramics are just so dang adorable, we want to buy them all!

Ceramic Love Owl Figurines

Forest Acorn Ashtray
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