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West (now south) Elm & co.







There is now a stellar range of storage baskets and photo frames in Sydney, care of the Williams Sonoma/Pottery Barn/West Elm migration. From well designed, inexpensive sofas to the perfect jars for jam season, this is going to shakes things up, retail-wise. For smaller items, the prices are only a smidgeon more than the US. And the range is pretty good, considering we’re one fifteenth the size, population wise. Oh, and the staff were both plentiful and super helpful. My only gripe: the store configurations – if only they’d taken over a deco warehouse down Alexandria way! HF.

Inigo can be seen trying to match his neon pram to the grey Westelm sofa, above – good job pikelet!

All photos from Westelm.

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Inigo Elizalde







In the same week that I had a baby and named him Inigo (inspired by Inigo Jones), I came across the rugs of Inigo Elizalde: hand-knotted Nepalese dhurries that are produced under the GoodWeave organisation, a certification initiative that aims to end child labour and offer educational opportunities in South Asia. They are pretty great, but not nearly as beautiful as my baby boy. HF.

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spider on fireplace finch

geometric moths small




yellow trammed moths small-1


I have animals and whimsy on my mind, having spent the weekend getting a baby’s room ready for a baby. I find myself flicking through Selvedge and bypassing beautiful throws, in favour of handmade creatures and mobiles and booties…yegads! From top: the studio of textile artist Mister Finch, his beautiful moth sculptures, Horse Mobile by Hillery Sproatt, hand painted tambourine by Claire Fletcher, Mister Finch’s foxes and moths, Hillery Sproatt’s Woman and Horse mobile. HF.

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Draga Obradovic / Elle











Divine, green cactus-laden Lake Como home of Draga Obradovic and Aureal K Basedow, from Elle Decoration February 2013. Photographs by Fabrizio Cicconi. See all images here. Draga Obradovic designs, amongst other things, handmade silkscreen fabrics, shown throughout. HF.

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The Apartment



Yes, we alerted you to the perfectly curated range of goods from The Apartment, Denmark, last month. But I couldn’t not post these images once I’d come across them on Jelanie’s blog. I’ve taken to thinking of such interiors as mantels writ large, as they’re designed with a pared back aesthetic to allow interesting art and textural objects to shine. If I could get rid of a few hundred objects in my home, I might be on my way to a mantel, but for the moment I’m living in more of a shrine… HF.


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Green, copper & competitions

Green: it’s how I roll. And it’s even more on my mind of late, what with the LifeInstyle Green with Envy pinterest challenge. It’s a cute competition concept, as pinterest is essentially one big exercise in envy, yes? t&t’s board is here. Find out more here. And in the meantime, wallow in the fabulousness that is designer Marjorie Skouras’s home (via Apartment Therapy). Need the wallpaper, want the copper, covet the chutzpah behind the sea creature wall. HF.


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Cloth and Goods

The indigo simplicity of Cloth and Goods, a new online store founded by Melissa Newirth. They stock Rachel Barker‘s beautiful ceramics (her pinstripe is one of my all-time favourite patterns), New Mexican rugs, African mud cloth pillows and a variety of textiles made from traditional Japanese techniques. HF.


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