source larkstore.com.au As a kid I have to say that I was just a teensy bit afraid of the dark, my door had to be left ajar and I had a little ceramic toadstool night light, which come to think of it never seemed to work, the bulb always seemed to blow! And that is probably why now I cannot sleep with the tiniest bit of light coming through… but that is not to say that the array of very cute night lights on the market for children, big and small, have not caught my eye. I th
Moya and her Nato shades – Source Design Files Melbourne based artist, designer and creator Moya Delany certainly has a very creative eye, and her background is just as colourful and diverse as her creations. From a student of fine art, through to jewellery and accessory design which saw her in top fashion magazines in the UK, US and Australia… you know Vogue, Harpers Bizarre, Elle….. pretty impressive. She also had a chance encounter with Debbie Harry ( Blondie) and a NY fa
If you are ever having trouble finding the perfect lampshade then UK Interior product designer may have just the answer. In collaboration with the sole remaining English full lead crystal company in the UK, Cumbria Crystal, Lee Broom has created these crystal bulbs which are, by design, all you need! I love the fact that they can be hung as a single unit or in a cluster to create an amazing effect. The light fitting and flex and ceiling rose are all designed to be in keepin
I love lighting and, as I try a while away the winter blues and think about summer, I wanted to have a look at lighting to enjoy the summer once the sun has gone down for the day. I found some great ideas which, while I may have to limit the spend, I thought I would file away for that… well you never know when you might need them… kind of day…! There is a little bit of a eclectic mix here…. but hopefully there is something to suit every occasion….. Who said romance was dead….
Not many textile designers can say that they have an Academy Award nomination under their belt, but Sydney based Kerrie Brown can claim just that. Taking the influences of her 25 years as a set decorator, Kerrie has launched a dramatic soft furnishings collection which has created a limited edition range of lampshades, cushions, blinds and tableware. Kerrie uses her research of different centuries and cultures, which she used to decorate a number or well known film sets, an
True to my English roots I would say I am rather partial to a cuppa, I never really enjoyed coffee so I am not too good on the best coffee houses in town, and to be honest could not tell the difference between a flat white, or a soy cappuccino with extra froth or a macchiato. Now give me a Gun Powder Green or a Rooibos and I am your girl. I have always had the philosophy that a good chin wag over a cuppa solves everything, you can have a good chat and put everything into pers
As a kid I would spend hours cycling around the countryside of Cambridgeshire, then I found university and I fear the hills of Exeter meant that my bike would make it the four hour journey from home tied to the back of the car….and at the end of term the four hour journey back (and yes may dad loves to tell that story, I am sure it even formed part of his wedding speech as father of the bride). I had many an intention of beginning again when I got to Sydney and whilst it ha