I love this fashion shoot featured in W Magazine celebrating admirable women in Spring attire! It's so colourful and so Bohemian and how gorgeous is that patchwork vintage style sofa in the picture above!

Photographer - Bruce Weber, Stylist - Camilla Nickerson

Black & Spiro One Day Only Sale

As we are about to embark on the remainder of our exciting renovations in under 2 weeks, we have decided to have a ONE DAY only sale.

The last famous Black & Spiro sale was approx 3 years ago so this one is definitely not to be missed!!!

All floor stock including furniture, lamps, shades and accessories will be heavily discounted, as well as a huge range of amazing fabric remnants reduced to clear. I am also throwing in some things from my own home so make sure you don’t miss out.

Remember, the sale is only on for one day!!!

Hope you can make it.

Things to with used beer cans

Recycling inthe UK can be dangerous, if you put something in the wrong bin, the local stasi will arrest you. But why throw stuff out, it's art for goodness sake!!

Jack Kirby and his 1965 Mustang, all beer cans, what a star!

My favourite, made from Turkish beer cans, don't know what the beer was like though.

Beer cans and opera gowns make for an unusual mix at a Greek exhibition. A New York-based Greek artist has created opera costumes from 20 thousand beer and soft drink cans for an art exhibition in Athens. Nikos Floros spent endless days for years weaving together strips of the cans to create tailored works of art. 
Beer cans and opera gowns make for an unusual mix at a Greek exhibition.

 I like this too. Can you see which beer it's from?

Another great little piece from Turkey.

Strut your stuff, boy!

A recycled handbag, bring a different angle to Handbags at Dawn.

Flowers on Monday

Here are some pretty roses in blue and white ginger jars which I couldn't help taking a photo of at mum and dad's today. I don't think anyone has as many blue and white ginger jars as my mother and still she continues to buy more. Whenever we get new blue and white pieces in at the shop she just cannot help but take a few more home...and yes if you look closely {in the background} she does have a hot pink dining room!!

Strange fish of the day please

Fish alway looks so tempting, covered in breadcrumbs, salt, vinegar, served with chips. But are you happy you're getting what you pay for, it might be one of these!4

He's a babe!

Hello Matey! Yeh, he's a fish alright.

Large or small fish sir?

What you been feeding it? Your wife?

I've just come ashore to complain about you humans!

I'm still looking for a girlfriend.

Yoohoo sweetie! I'm here. 

Come on folks, help me out here. What is it?

I'm sure it's a photoshop job. If it's not, don't drink the water round here.

  Ok, so it has been photoshopped, but I like it.

White with a touch of navy...

I really love the navy high gloss material on these chairs and in fact I love everything about this image...the fantastic mirror above the fireplace is so gorgeous too. It is the work of Cortney & Robert Novogratz of Sixx Design...such a clever and dynamic design team. I just don't know how they do it with all of those beautiful children in tow!

Hope you all have an absolutely beautiful weekend!!

image via moodboard

Friends Are Angels In Disguise

Friends are real angel to make us comfortable when we are in stress or pain. They are like medicine to our pain who tries to give comfort with saying am always there for you. So calm down and relax under the nurture care of your friendship where your Friends Are Angels In Disguise just like the quote being displayed here.friends like angelsFriends Are Angels In Disguise

Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Enjoy these beautiful quotes and sayings to make the bond of friendship more genuine, true and strong for lifetime. Efforts by all make the friends bonded in a circle holding each other as a chain. This quote of "Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed" is perfectly matching with those people who comes for your aid when you are in trouble. So share these ecards among such friends as a thankful wishes for them.
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Fun Chair & Update

I thought I'd share some photos of this fun chair we just had painted and re-upholstered for one of my clients. We used plain hot pink felt to cover the seat. We wanted to keep the chair all one colour and not cover the seat in a busy pattern. I can't wait to deliver it to my client. I am sure she is going to love it!

I have also had so many people ask me about the progress of our renovation and expansion. As usual, things have taken a little longer than anticipated. Upstairs is ALMOST done. I took these photos of the pink chair in our upstairs area. As you can see the cabinetry is almost complete and we are just waiting for our lighting to be installed. This should all be done in a week or so.

We will then be closing the shop for approximately 1 month from the 10th May to complete the renovation and expansion of the shop downstairs. So it is all systems go with a big re-opening party planned for mid-June! Oh and in amongst that we are moving house and having a baby so it is very full-on in my little world at the moment!!

Funny Ads - Tuborg Commercial

As far as I know this funny beer commercial was banned but it is still available on YouTube so we can have a good laugh. How many times did this happen to you guys?

Another Windmill

A week or so ago I posted an amazing windmill one of my clients found and had hung on her verandah wall. I was looking for a piece of furniture today for another client on Miguel Meirelles website and stumbled across this gorgeous windmill which I thought would look wonderful in a table vignette. It's available for sale on Miguel's website if anyone is interested...

From The {Old} Files

Whilst visiting Mum and Dad on Saturday night for a lovely home-cooked dinner, my mother handed me a pile of old magazine tear sheets she recently found in the cupboard of my old bedroom. They must date back to my early twenties. I pulled a couple out to show you as above. Isn't the last one interesting - I obviously loved blue, white and pink way back then and in actual fact, I think I might have pulled this one out of my mother's files originally!! I remember the top image as one from a story on Donna Karan...I remember obsessing over that table vignette for a long time...

Going Large Today

Well, there's getting around and then there's getting around in a big way.

It has comfortably carried over 400,000lbs in its cargo and holds over 200+ records officially recognised by Guinness Book of Records.

Never mind getting on. How do you get off?

 Who's turn to push?

What size engine?

Yours for $3.5 million.

The Knock Nevis 500 metres long and too big for the English Channel, but a great party venue!

 Almost the worlds largest tank, but the Germans ran out of metal at the end of the war.

Worlds largest helicopter, bigger than a Boeing 747!

Adult Funny Pictures - Big John

Well, the message says it all. It is probably somewhere in China/Japan with a very big intent to tell American visitors that their John is...well, you get the idea.

Adult Funny Pictures - Scream Girl Scream

As you can surely imagine this guy surely takes TV seriously. Too bad the girl in the TV came to life and had a totally different reaction than he might have thought.

Funny Sports Pictures - The Female Bodybuilder Pose

I am quite sure that even she ran away and got scared when she saw this picture. Like D-A-M-N. This is not at all attractive.

Adult Funny Pictures - The Huge Kiss

HMMM. The comments on this adult funny picture says it all. Now I do have to wonder if the big person is a he or a she. Both answers are just plain WRONG, Alcohol does make you do crazy sh@#.

Adult Funny Pictures - Control Your Life

Now if we just take the picture and look at it we can say it is cute. The funny and sad part in it is that message. All so true.

Funny Sports Pictures - The Soccer Kick

We posted the American Football Kick earlier so we just had to show you this one too. Now if that American football kick looked natural this one right here makes you wonder. Really funny sports picture right here.

Funny Sports Pictures - The Kick

Now that surely hurts.

The Billboard & New Project Unveiled

The scheme we originally presented to Mirvac

Late last week a new billboard went up in Brisbane which was being unveiled as my brother was coincidentally driving past it.

He dialled my number excited to advise me that my latest project was being unveiled as we spoke on a humongous billboard down in the Valley.

That afternoon, Harry and I went in search of the so-called humongous billboard. We went around and back and down and up the street approximately 5 times with great excitement. I nearly crashed the car 2 times trying to take a photo of it.

Saturday morning my parents couldn’t help but take a drive past the billboard.

Monday morning a client emailed us saying she had seen the billboard.

This morning another one of my clients commented on the billboard.

And tonight my husband said – “Where’s your billboard in the Valley? I’m heading down there tomorrow and I want to drive past it…”

The billboard has created a bit of a stir amongst family and friends…

One of my favourite things was selecting all the books and accessory pieces {some new and some vintage} for the shelving we had installed.

Remember that little snippet of a job I posted a week or two ago?? Well, that’s the one on the billboard.

Being invited by Mirvac to design the furnishings and accessories for it’s latest display apartment in the Newstead development was exciting and very rewarding. I was recently asked by Mirvac to explain my design and my thinking behind my scheme for the Park display apartment for a media release...

“To be working on one of Brisbane’s finest developments is truly exciting. I feel that my fresh and uplifting design for the Park display apartment is in tune with Mirvac’s philosophy of excellence and vision. When I think of Park I imagine expanses of lush green grass, leafy trees with natural bark clad trunks, colourful clothes and celebrations, mixed with urban elements such as vibrant graffiti and eclectic retail offerings. These are the things that have inspired my design for the display apartment. I want it to be fresh and colourful and I want the design to show people that they don’t have to have a ‘catalogue’ perfect interior to match a Park apartment. It can be colourful, it can be collected, it can be made up of vintage furniture mixed with more modern pieces. There are no rules. My vision with Park is to inspire people with my designs and encourage them to embrace their own unique style with their own Park apartment.”

I hope that my colourful design will be something different for Brisbane. We are so used to seeing ‘SAFE’ display apartments here. It is so exciting to be involved with a company like Mirvac who does think outside the square and who wants to be seen as different to the pack.

The cluster wall as conceptualised by Tony at Thyme Design

And on a final note…

Feedback on the apartment so far has been very positive. However, I have to share this with you…

My mother’s dearest friend and probably one of my biggest supporters went and had a look at the display on the weekend. She overheard the conversation of an older couple...

The husband said – “What were they thinking with those green chairs?”

The wife replied – “Oh Darling, get with the times – it’s for the young ones. They love it…”