Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blackbird...


Beautiful sculptural pieces





















                             fly!


Some lovely -


For your walls


















decorating ideas -


For when you need a seat!


















using -


Lovely ceramics for your table






















all manner of -


To make a celebration special




















birdies black! 


So very sweet and stylish!


Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x


Sculptural pieces - jba design, Thought Patterns and A Perfect Kind of Day


For your walls - decor4all and wheresnick 


When you need a seat - Beyond The Front Door, modernizmo and homedit


Lovely ceramics - Bailey Doesn't Bark, (m)art Design Store and I Need Mom!


To celebrate - pinterest, Etsy and OneWed







Monday, November 28, 2011

Time for some...

 
 
 










       
         ornithology


     this week and starting with -








            the gorgeous -


          
          


           "Alouette"
 collection of lamps and lights -








   from the French design studio
                                Atelier Areti.


       Tres chic, n'est pas?!


            Happy Monday,
              Stephie x

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tonight...

Image via here
























I am off to Julian's Performing Arts Night at school. Whilst he has been playing the piano for a little over ten years, he has only been playing the tuba for a little over ten days - should be interesting!


Here's to a musical Wednesday,
Stephie x

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shaken...

 
 


























             
         not stirred!


Some -
























super sweet -




















snow globes -
















for you -


























on a Friday!


available from the lovely people at West Elm. 


For most of us not living in the Northern Hemisphere this is about as close as we will get to having snow at Christmas. How very thoughtful of them therefore to be currently offering half price shipping. 


Yes, there will be snow at ChezB this year - I bet you can't guess which one is on its way!


May your weekend be wonderful,
Stephie x  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"X" ....























          


           marks the spot!




I don't know about the rest of you, but I love a good pirate - think Johnny Depp - so today I thought I'd share with you some particularly stylish pirate products from the awesome people at 826 Valencia.




From fantastic -





















posters -




























for your walls -




















to all sorts of other -






interesting paraphernalia -




















all your swashbuckling needs are covered at this one stop pirate shop!




My favourite piece though is this amazing print -


























I love it! Surely I can find a spare wall for it?


I am a big fan of the 826 National. I have both  the "Advancement of Time" and "Vintage Time Travel" series of posters from 826LA at my place and they look fantastic. 826 National are a not for profit organisation which is dedicated to helping children in America improve their writing skills. They have eight locations across the states, each of which features a different retail experience. Profits from all sales are put back into the organisation - nice!  


Happy Wednesday - maybe I have tempted you into releasing your inner buccaneer?


Aaaaargh,
Stephie x
All images via 826 Valencia

Friday, November 11, 2011

"V" is for....






Image via Very Important things















                               

                                              
        vexolology!


Whether they grace an indoor space -




Images via: Flickr, Shelter Pop, Elle Decor, Shelter Pop and Haus and Home






















are turned into homewares -




Across the top: classic.casual.home and Haus and Home; along the bottom: Pebbles to Sand, Pebbles to Sand and Haus and Home 






















or are used to make a cake -




Images via: Grey Likes Weddings and Herriotgrace






















or table setting -




Left hand side: straws available from here and, on the right: "Yay!" flag and Omiyage






















something above the ordinary, flags are a lot of fun when it comes to decorating.


My favourite type of flags though are those of the bunting variety. 


Indoors -




Creature Comforts






















or out -




Clockwise from the top left: Not on the High Street, Bay Tree Interiors, Unabashed Bliss, Kate Landers Events and Planet Stencil Library






















They are such a simple yet effective way to turn things simple -




Top row: Oh! Crafts and Imprintables, Bottom row: Wedding Bee and Cabbages and Roses




















into those which are truly special.


Happy weekend and I hope you enjoyed having a little fun with flags on this very sunny Friday!


Stephie x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Almost...



Kevvie and me, StephieB!





famous!


Ikea was a lot of fun last Friday - it was good to catch up with the family over meatballs and pick up some sweet things for Christmas. 


The most fun of all though was being able to pose for the cover of your very own Ikea Catalogue which was yours to take home with you. What a cool idea! 


And, if you too like the idea of gracing the cover of a magazine, the good news is that there is still time to make it happen - you just need to visit Ikea Tempe this weekend. I guess it helps to live in Sydney too!


Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x

Monday, November 7, 2011

Another month...

 
 


another - 
                                                                                                           











fun -












challenge from -





























the wonderful team -







at -







NIB!
                                                                                                 









































    As I am sure you would have guessed by now -





























November's challenge -




























is all about bedrooms!























And, of course -








our bedroom wouldn't be complete without our lovely monkey friend!




Most magical of Mondays to you,
Stephie x

Friday, November 4, 2011

Earlier this year...

 
 
 


a certain gorgeous girl was very excited to be celebrating her eighth birthday -





And, in true "girly" fashion, a horse theme was requested. 


I could not believe my luck when I found some super cool horse wrapping paper and, from there - 





a pink, aqua - 




and white - 





horse party came to life -




making said birthday girl very happy indeed!


And that's a wrap for this equine related week! 


I am signing off early today as I am heading off to go shopping. Sydney's first full sized Ikea opened yesterday. It's 2.5km from the entry to the exit - Retail Therapy and a workout all in one - what more could a girl want?!


May your weekend be wonderful,
Stephie x

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Giddyup!




This week it's all about "The Race That Stops A Nation" (quite literally!) here in Australia and so, as a tribute to things equine, today I thought I'd share some rather amazing contemporary rocking horses.  


They can be colourful in plastic -




The Daily Buzz
kidsmodern


or look beautiful in timber -




Inhabitots



kidsmodern




And whether they are more literal -




Blue Badger










furnications






sculptural -



If It's Hip, It's Here





designwagen



or abstract -



The Alternative Consumer



in appearance, I am sure that they would make a great talking point in anyone's home.



Now I know that I am usually a girl who prefers  her things vintage but I have to admit that I am a little smitten with these and I hope you like them too!



Happy, happy Wednesday,
Stephie x