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Iconic Australian paint company, Porters Paints have always been especially good at choosing collaborators and this is yet another great example. They bought super popular Brisbane interior designer; Anna Spiro on board to create three graphic patterned wallpapers available in a whole rainbow of colours. It’s hard to choose but I think my favourite would be Higglety Pigglety Stripe. Anna also has a great bright interior blog which might appeal?  

After spotting the beautiful work of photographer Scottie Campbell via yesterdays post I thought I would go for a bit of a trawl through his website. Fullllll of goodness! And then I found his shots of Melbourne cafe two:bob and was certain that you guys would love it’s clean, modern, Scandi finish. I certainly do. It’s the creation of Melbourne based DesignOffice for clients and cafe owners Sarah Mexted and Vaughan Kelly. Those stools…..  

Another really exciting advantage of moving to Auckland has been the opportunity to actually meet other kiwi bloggers in the flesh. And one of these clever people who I got to hang out with for the second time yesterday, is Rachael McMahon of lifestyle blog Made from Scratch. I can remember well when her little corner of the universe popped up. It was and always has been incredibly well put together, professional and packed with content. As Rachael herself explained, Made from Scratch is a lifestyle blog which follows her

This beautiful, modern rustic, Australian home belongs to Hayley and James Pannekoecke and is gracing the cover of the most recent Inside Out magazine. Hayley is one of the creatives behind Kip & Co. (officially my most coveted bed linen on the planet!) and she quite obviously pulls her strong geometric style off the drawing board and through her entire home. That rug and yellow chairs realllllly gets me.  Images sourced from Homelife. 

I hadn’t been to visit the Home Base Collections website for so long, which made what I discovered even more exciting! Leanne Culy and team have been BUSY! So many new beautiful fabric designs including that wood grain print by Dick Frizzell. The image above is a shot from a newly refurbished beach house in Waimarama where they put to good use many of the Home Base fabrics. So kiwi/scandi! (you should see the online store…)  So dapper!  

I haven’t personally been to The Oyster Inn “yet” but after being introduced to it’s Facebook page by a friend yesterday I am busy scanning potential Waiheke Island escape dates! Brand new, deliciously fresh and appropriately coastal. Follow and put on your list of “Waiheke must sees”.  

With my relocation and the process of “re-nesting” I relished these pics sent through from Dulux detailing their Colour Forecast for 2013. Now lets be clear my friends, the colours you gravitate too don’t need to be and shouldn’t be trend driven! Love what you love! “Forecasts” are a way for colour companies to present their new seasons range not dictate what is “trendy” this year! I love seeing new ideas, unexpected combos and I am reallllly loving the geometric painted wall detail that guest stylists Mim Design and Ella

Alexander Hall & Sabrina Godfrey As it turned out, arranging a meeting with Alexander Hall was a fantastic move for my sightseeing itinerary of Brooklyn. With the plan being to meet at his café; Milk Bar in Prospect Heights, I had the pleasure to walk streets full of the “brownstones” of Brooklyn made famous in my own head by Sesame Street and the Cosby Show. Prospect Heights was a really pretty area and the perfect spot for the friendly little Milk Bar taking pride of place on a busy intersection. There

I actually should have said “hair magician, DIY renovator extraordinaire and genuinely gorgeous girl” – but hey, it would have messed with my formatting. Although I may be slightly biased due to the friendship I have with Kat, I think if you took a browse through her new blog Love + Ginger and gave your locks an hour in her salon you would agree wholeheartedly. Pushing through the upheaval of the Feb 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Kat and Guy moved on to totally overhaul their little corner of the city into

Well after admiring (and www. stalking ) Alex Fulton and her rainbow bright world from afar, I finally got to meet her in the big pit of revellers at this years Rippon Festival in Wanaka. She was as sparkly as I had expected and promptly grabbed my wrist and slapped on her brand new Disco Beads, saying she totally thought I should have them instead! So lovely and spritely, just like the home she shares with her family. WHAT: My spaces involves my whole house.  I use this space to express

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