Monthly Archives: July 2012

Using Duckfat to find the perfect cushion…

One of the really fun and rewarding parts of my job is Item Sourcing. This is when a client has a concept of what they want but no idea where to get it from. It is a wonderful feeling to see their faces light up when you produce the perfect thing they have spent frustrating weeks/months/years searching for.


The brief to my current Sherlock Holmes assignment began with “We love to cook. We want our kitchen to really become the heart of the home”. This was closely followed by “We love vintage & handmade over soulless and mass produced…”


The task was to find the perfect cushions to bring the big window seat in the kitchen alive and to start to give the space some real personality that the clients identified with.


For this recipe to succeed we need some DuckfatContinue reading

Rustica Pendant Light by Studio Jota

Dawn Stan Richards is the creative brains behind the New York boutique lighting design company Studio Jota.
The focus is on handmade and beautifully crafted designs with a real attention to detail.


Rustica pendant light by Studio Jota

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How Jelly Beans inspire great design…

It was the early 80’s…

For the sake of the story we’ll say “I want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow was blaring on the radio.

Artist Peter Rocha heard that the then US President, Ronald Reagan loved Jelly Beans.

So in a moment of whimsy he created a jelly bean mosaic presidential portrait.


Ronald Reagan by Pete Rocha (image from the Jelly Bean Candy Co.)


And Jelly Bean art was born. Continue reading

The Finders Keepers Brisbane Market – Autumn/Winter 2012

Finders Keepers Brisbane Autumn Winter 2012 (artwork by Amy Borrell of Cake With Giants)


The Finders Keepers design & arts markets are back this weekend! Continue reading