It's not unlike me to have an ongoing selection of items on the "Need It Now" list, but lately, this list has needed its own index. There's just so much covetable stuff out there and so many talented, indie designers making truly beautiful items, often by hand, always with love. The limited edition Homestead print by Beauchamping is currently ranking number 1 (everything in this store deserves some wallspace), followed closely by a selection of delicately divine yellow gold rings by Jenni Kwon. Despite the blazing heat here, I'm still going to go ahead and buy these boots by Dieppa Restrepo, because they're, quite simply, perfection. Oh, and I'll take anything in a buffalo check at the moment. Anything.
Spring has sprung in Sydney. Although, in a wondrous stroke of luck, we never really had a Winter. Although it seems the sun is always shining on this city, it's the smaller details, like the smell of newly blossoming jasmine and the chatter on the street of morning swims and warmer water, that makes this time of year abuzz. There are so many lovely, Springy wares on Etsy, but these four were playing so nicely together I thought they deserved some air time.
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When I open my wardrobe doors two things are abundantly clear: 1. I have a
Archery Collections is a collaboration between graphic designer, Kate Baillie and artist, Caitlin Whitehouse. After meeting and working together in retail for many years, the pair have finally collaborated on a range of jewellery that reflects their passions for original design, traditional crafts and hints of neon. And friends, it's glorious. Colourful, tactile, eclectic and with attention to detail that will make your heart sing. But don't just take my word for it. You can now also find Archery Collections sharing space with some of Australia's top designers at Sydney's one and only Koskela. Respect. Get clicking Mauricettes.
Kate Baillie & Caitlin Whitehouse of Archery Collections
My version of the iconic Choo Choo Train Cake, from the Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book, was going to be a fresh, fun take on the original. There'd be sprinkles and buttons and cookie wheels! Oh my! I'd replace the colored icing with luscious butter cream expertly covered in sprinkles, and the colored popcorn 'cargo' would instead be the fancy salted caramel variety. It was going to be a rainbow-colored spectacular. I already had my 'Best Mum Award' smug face on. I watched this tutorial many times.