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Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the hard work of our mum’s and show our appreciation. Flowers seem to be the go to when it comes to gift giving, but let’s think outside the box this Mother’s Day.

With online shopping, it is easy to open up your search bar and find almost anything on Google these days. While it is nice to be able to search for almost anything, with so many options it can be overwhelming.

We have found the most eye catching and popular items this year to give you some inspiration.

The memobottle

The Memo Bottle has appeared in Oscar goodie bags and is BPA free. It won an Australian International Design Award and was designed to create conversation around how we can reduce our overall global consumption. We love the slimline design.

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Cartel Flower Boxes

These gorgeous creations are extremely eye catching and are designed by a local Australian couple. The various boxes and vases are customisable and would be the perfect addition to any interiors space.

Cartel personalised vase Cartel flower box Cartel roses in a box

 

SMEG appliances by Dolce & Gabbana

These designs are a unique and fun collaboration between SMEG and luxury designer brand Dolce & Gabbana. While we wouldn’t recommend getting your mum a standard toaster for Mother’s Day, having these focal pieces in your kitchen would make anyone happy.

SMEG and D&G mixer SMEG and D&G kettle SMEG and D&G toaster

 

Bang & Olufsen headphones with Kvadrat/Raf Simons’ pouches

This is another beautifully crafted design collaboration. Headphones are a practical gift, but paired with these stunning pouches designed by Kvadrat/Raf Simons and they make the perfect pair.

Bang & Olufsen and Kvadrat:Raf Bang & Olufsen Kvadrat:Raf Simons’ pointillist headphone pouches

Celebrity Insider: Lady Gaga’s Understated Malibu Mansion

Lady Gaga has been the centre of attention ever since the release of ‘A Star is Born’ earlier this year.

Her beautiful Malibu home is more in line with her character in the movie than the characters she plays on stage.

Lady Gaga has always made a statement in the media, from her outrageous outfits to her wild onstage performances. It comes as quite a surprise that her Malibu mansion is more understated elegance than loud and eccentric.

Her Malibu mansion overlooks the sought after Zuma Beach. According to Home Beautiful, her home was designed by architect Steve Giannetti and interiors by interior designer Madeline Stuart.

The stunning views are enhanced by incorporating outdoor living spaces. Home Beautiful states, “the sprawling home has a collection of private spaces to gather outside closer to the house.”

While the majority of the house is full of neutral tones and luxurious textiles, she does show a little flare with her bowling alley, complete with neon signs and pink lights.

Have a look for yourself at the gorgeous images below.Lady Gaga home

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Simple Stylish Easter Decor for your Home

Easter can be a very colourful time of the year between plastic eggs, jelly beans and bright furry characters. Your house doesn’t have to become an Easter explosion. There are some simple updates you can make to bring some Easter cheer while staying stylish and understated.

Below we explore colour themes from light pastels to dark greys, and how they can be incorporated into your space this Easter.

Pinks, whites and teals are a great choice to update your space and bring in some pops of subtle colour. Doing so with items you already have around the house or purchasing items that can be used year round will save money and storage space.

pastel Easter decor

 

If you love colour and want to add some bright pops, try keeping your brightest pops of colour in your flowers. It will save you having to keep an entire storage container with Easter decor stored away 11 months of the year. You can even dye your own eggs in bright pops or add some gold leaf to match your cutlery.

Teal and Pink Easter

 

If you prefer more muted tones, stick with earthy tones for a linen tablecloth, simple branches, and pastel tableware. Tying some pastel ribbon in the branches can create an Easter themed centrepiece.

pink and grey Easter

 

The whites and greys of Scandinavian style work in almost any space. Simple branches, speckled eggs, and a grey linen tablecloth completes the below look.

grey Easter

 

Accent grey walls with a bright white table scape and include babies breathe flowers for a delicate and romantic touch.

grey and white Easter

 

For a more masculine feel, stick to a focal piece like the brown ceramic bunny below, and accent with native branches and metal and ceramic dinnerware.

Dark Grey EasterImage sources: Italian BarkStyle at HomeMy Scandinavian HomeScandinavian Feeling

Design Trends April 2019: Instagram worthy Interiors

With the world of Instagram, retailers are upping their game when it comes to inviting spaces. Eye-appealing, Instagram worthy interiors grab our attention and make us want to hop on a plane to experience them in person, especially when chocolate and ice cream are involved.

Easter always seems to be a time of indulgence. There is nothing more indulgent than a combination of ice cream, chocolate and eye popping interiors.

Milk Train 2

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The ice cream store Milk Train in London has created a space with Instagram in mind. Milk Train was designed by Shoreditch-based design studio FormRoom to “cater primarily to [the brand’s] diverse Instagram demographic” according to dezeen.

Compartes 2

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A luxury chocolatier, Compartes, has a location in Los Angeles with a painted copper exterior and marble floors. According to Wallpaper, ‘It is designed by hospitality specialist Kelly Wearstler, known for her glamorous mid-century modern hotel interiors…’.

Parlor Cafe, Prague

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This ice cream parlour by day, bar by night in Prague was “Inspired by the ice cream culture of San Francisco.” according to Travel Away. It’s fresh greenery and vintage neon sign make it very appealing to the eye.

Piccolina Gelateria, Melbourne

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A Melbourne Gelataria, Piccolina has decor reminicent of Southern Italy. The retro feel and cool and muted tones make it very appealing for those looking to get a perfect Instagram shot.

Soft Touch, Medellin

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The combination of soft hues and neon lights creates an inviting space reminiscent of ice cream itself. According to Travel Away this was “A project by design studio Plasma Nodo, this Soft Touch outlet in Medellin is deliciously decorated in hues and graphics that evoke their beloved ice cream flavors.”

Sweet Salvation, Dubai

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The architecture firm Navigate Design envisioned this space for the Canadian brand Sweet Salvation. The pop of colour agains the black and white graphics create a design space that is not only appealing but hard to resist taking a photo of.