top3 by Design is a Melbourne-based showroom of over 200 great brands including Alessi, Missoni Home, Normann Copenhagen and emerging local Australian brands such as Fink, Basil Bangs, Ninnho Orbitkey, Slip and Page Thirty-Three. The recent launch of the top3 by Design Melbourne flagship showroom in Richmond is the biggest and most impressive of the now four top3 by Design stores. Australian entrepreneur, Terri Winter, is the artistic eye and passion driving top3 by Design to unearth design inspiration and innovation. To READ MORE please click the title.
I was delighted to interview the charismatic and talented Samantha Wills for The Style Podcast. From her base in New York City we talked jewellery, business, grit and glamour… and why she might be turning into her mother! To READ MORE please click the title.
Jacopo Ridolfi is a family-owned Italian shoe company launching a truly unique new collection of hand-made, hand-painted men’s shoes. The artisan shoemakers from Jacobo Ridolfi have been crafting beautiful shoes in Verona, Italy, for over 50 years. They are entirely involved in the process by choosing the leather, designing and then constructing these masterful shoes. There is an elegance and beauty to Jacobo Ridolfi shoes whereby the finest leathers are individually painted reflecting the bold colours of nature. To READ MORE please click the title.
Adelaide hairdresser Uros Mikic is gaining global recognition for his cutting edge and innovation in hair styling. The latest accolade for this multi-award winning Adelaide hairdresser is the highly coveted Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of The Year Award at the recent 2016 Hair Expo Awards. Creative Director and Owner of Kinky Curly Straight in Adelaide (and Australian Salon of The Year 2015), Uros was the only South Australian hairdresser to feature amongst the winners. To READ MORE click the title.
Sockm has reinvented the way we wear, and feel about, socks with a new SS16 campaign. Who knew socks could be so bad ass? Sand, sweat and steel. It could be said that one of the world´s greatest nations, the US of A, has been built on these three classic elements. In a new frontier, it was a land of untold opportunity conquered through sheer brute force. Kinda sexy, don’t you think? To READ MORE click the title.
It must be the seven-year itch, because when buying a home Australians, on average, do it every seven years. Whether it’s to upsize or downsize, buying a home is still one of the most stressful and expensive transactions most of us will ever endure.
Another interesting statistic is that many people buying a home purchase a property within, or very close to, their existing suburb. There are a variety of reasons why people move. To READ MORE please click the title.
Baz Inc. designs the kind of clothes that women want NOW; fresh, classic, and able to work with items they already own. The new winter collection is out now, and full of surprises. To READ MORE please click the title.
Who loves beauty hacks? We all do, of course. There was once a time when every beauty cupboard had a jar of Vaseline inside. With so many new, and expensive, beauty products now on the market it’s nice to know that Vaseline still goes the extra mile with some clever beauty hacks you’ll love. To READ MORE click the title.
In our modern age there’s no need to know the gender of your new baby. Create a beautiful nursery based on style and design, not pink or blue. Start the style and design journey for your children early on, start with a beautiful nursery. Whilst a nursery must be a place of calm, and often a place for hygiene and play, the decor doesn’t need to reflect gender.
Eclectic. Quirky. Creative. Whatever you call it, fun decor ideas are not only for the adventurous (although they usually are) but for people who want their personality to be reflected in their home. I got a bit of a surprise the other day when a visitor to our home said “Oh you obviously like quirky decor”. Well…yes…eclectic would definitely describe our home. When two people merge their lives, personalities and travels then decor isn’t going to have a single dimension. To READ MORE click the title.
As the weather cools, fashionistas will be thinking about winter jewellery and ways to wear new season colours. Taking inspiration from her home town of Melbourne, Louise Ambry hand-crafts special accessories perfect for cool climate fashion. I’ve been a fan of Xada Jewellery for several years because Louise seems to interpret the perfect combination of on-trend colours. To READ MORE please click the title.
Luxxu by name and luxury by nature, LUXXU Lighting is a brand that is dedicated to giving you a new lighting experience. European by design, this luxury lighting combines classical forms with a modern attitude. To READ MORE please click the title.
Olive oil is well-known for it’s health benefits in cooking, salads and Mediterranean lifestyles. But would you put olive oil on your skin? I tried Olive skincare… with surprising results. To READ MORE please click the title.
Pastel interior decor is a soft alternative to moody blues, industrial grey and modern pops of colour. Now you can take the guess work out of designing a new bedroom or living room with beautiful curated packages. NATHAN + JAC curated collections of bespoke and on-trend interior curated looks include Bedroom, Living and Accessories packs, handpicked by founders and Melbourne based stylists; mother/daughter duo Tammy Nathan and Jacqui Zarkovic from Styling Properties and Bec Astrinakis from Rebecca Ellie Studio. To READ MORE please click on the title.
Having featured Habbot previously and interviewed designer Annie Abbott, I feel as though I’m developing a habit for Habbot and their divine winter boots And why not? These masterfully designed winter boots and shoes shout ‘quality’ and ‘style’ and are perfect for wet winters. You won’t find delicate straps and wishy-washy fabrics in Habbot winter boots, you’ll find strength, leather, masculinity and shoes tough enough to weather the weather. You’ll also find shoes that are chic, unique, stylish and supremely fashionable.. and did I mention comfortable? Making my point is my pick of the winter boots (because I love knee-highs)….
The new designer graduates from Raffles College of Design and Commerce joined The Design Residency for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016. This was an opportunity for Australia’s emerging designers to kick-start their own labels in a very public way. The unique partnership between design school Raffles and The Design Residency was launched in 2016. Spearheaded by industry icon, Lorraine Lock, The Design Residency is one of Australia’s leading emerging fashion and design incubators. Seven Raffles alumni students unveiled their collections for MBFWA 2016 at the Raffles International Showcase at Carriageworks. The partnership with The Design Residency enables students to preview…
There is something fresh, beautiful and very feminine about gold and white interiors. Whether you want a little or a lot, there are chic gold and white interiors for every room. Bedrooms seem to top the wish list with bathrooms a close second. I’ve chosen some gold and white interiors to inspire you in the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. I have a copy of ‘DECORATE’ buy Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. It’s FABULOUS. Buy now. Bedroom Inspiration: Camilla Molders has chosen a golden sheen for this WallSmart Wilderness wallpaper and it works beautifully with the beige headboard because there is…
When winter strikes we know all about it. Suddenly, getting out of bed isn’t such a pleasant idea which is why we need bathroom winter warmers to entice us. Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for winter, turning your bathroom into a toasty retreat with some great bathroom winter warmers tips. Hard surfaces such as tile, stone and ceramic seem a chic idea when designing a bathroom, but they can make it the coldest room in the house when winter hits. Brrrrrr. So imagine stepping out of the shower or bath and being cocooned by warmth during…
One of things I adore about winter dressing is wrapping up in luscious knits. So when I saw the new AW16 collection from OSKAR The Label I knew I had gone to knitwear heaven, with an effortlessly cool after burn. I covered the summer collection from OSKAR The Label, with it’s clean approach to styling, architectural lines, and fresh block colours. It was minimalist and androgynous. The AW16 collection is far more casual and, quite frankly, scrumptious. Think of an open fire, sheepskin rug, bottle of red and runny brie – add OSKAR The Label and you’re winter is set….
Who doesn’t love luxurious cashmere, especially when it’s Australian-designed. NUAN Cashmere is for men and women with Brisbane-based designer, Caoimhe Ryan, using only the purest, long yarn cashmere. NUAN Cashmere is stylish, classic and luxurious in an age of disposable fashion. This luxurious cashmere will last virtually a lifetime, and become a firm favourite in your stylish wardrobe. Premium tailored cashmere, NUAN was established in 2006 by Irish-born Ryan who says the long yarn cashmere resists pilling and will, like a good bottle of wine, get better with age. “Each piece in the NUAN range is an investment piece and…