Homewares + Accessories

BlackList at Life InStyle this Month

BlackList at Life InStyle this Month

Love typographic prints? Then you’ll love the range on-line and from Blacklist at Life Instyle this month. After working in magazine Art direction for 10 years,  Nathan opened Blacklist eight years ago as a client based design studio. Serendipitously, a friend asked Nathan for a Valentine’s Day gift guide at a time when typographic prints were not ‘a thing’. Thy were a hit so Nathan started selling them through an Etsy store. Life Instyle attracts a diverse audience of buyers, retailers and the general public so Blacklist at Life Instyle was the perfect way for Nathan to catch up with…

Côte Noire : Your French Style Home

Côte Noire : Your French Style Home

Create your own French style home with the gorgeous new Côte Noire collection which beautifully combines the best of stylish Paris and the exotique Black Coast. Côte Noire has created a luscious collection of lavish products from hand & body creams, candles, vegetable soaps and more. You’ll have a French style home that’s more French than France. Côte Noire has artfully recycled materials including glass, cardboard and foam to create fresh and beautiful packaging for their products, not to mention their use of renewable ingredients whenever possible. Luxurious bath bon bons have been hand-made using only natural ingredients. Candles, diffusers…

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

The fabulous new Indus Design Autumn/Winter 2016 collection takes inspiration from Nordic Modernism and will be appearing at Reed Gift Fairs, Melbourne starting today. Located is Melbourne, Indus Design is a Melbourne-based company offering bold and innovative homewares and fashion in three sectors: Home Decor (throws and cushions); Baby (baby blankets, muslin wraps and hats), and Women’s Accessories (woven and printed scarves in silk, cotton, wool, Merino wool Ponchos and Hats). Establishing Indus Design in 2009, Founders Deborah and Jeffrey George brought to the business a comprehensive history of retailing in giftware, homewares, women’s fashion and interiors. Deborah parlayed her…

Barefoot Gypsy – BoHo at it’s Best

Barefoot Gypsy – BoHo at it’s Best

Style lovers need no longer settle for the imperfect when PERFECT is at hand with Barefoot Gypsy – bohemian, unrestrained, wild at heart and colourful. Barefoot Gypsy searches the globe for beautiful pieces hand-crafted by artisans and exciting textiles with a quirky, unique or passionate back story. You’ll fall in exotic love with the new range of tribal bags, antique textiles, Beni Ourain rugs, upcycled leather, reclaimed fabric cushions and Moroccan wedding blankets. Barefoot Gypsy will be launching new charpoy beds at InStyle in Sydney next month featuring a modern twist with chunky knits, linen throws and on-trend textured cushions….

Pack A Punch With These Surprising Stocking Stuffers

Pack A Punch With These Surprising Stocking Stuffers

Do you have to buy a small gift for someone who loves interiors and displays? Perhaps flowers are their ‘thing’. Villeroy and Boch have rather conveniently created colourful glass miniatures of their popular Nek, Numa and Tiko vase designs. These petite delights are perfect stocking stuffers for people who like pops of colour in their home. Whether they are placed as a collection on a mantlepiece or bunched together for dramatic effect on a table, there’s the right shape for any blossom. The narrow opening of the Nek is perfect for displaying single flowers whilst the classically straight Numa has…

Styling A Rental : Top Ten Tips

Styling A Rental : Top Ten Tips

Styling a rental can be easier than you think. We all want to live in a pleasant environment and exercise our inner interior decorator. If you love a stylish home, creating the right environment can be a challenge when you rent. There are personal items like furniture and accessories that add your personality, but what about other cost-effective ideas for styling a rental when you have a temporary space? To FIND OUT MORE please click the title.

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

I am not the chef in our household so, for me, the more gadgetry the better. Pottering in the kitchen is fun but if you can look vaguely professional while you sip wine and throw ingredients around all the better; especially when it comes to the actual presentation and all important taste test. So I was intrigued to see the new PL8 Professional Mandoline which has just received an international endorsement for outstanding design, acknowledgement of benchmark safety features and an ability to produce highly impressive waffle slices in seconds. This has got to be top of the home cook’s…

How to Add Feminine Charm to a Bachelor Pad

How to Add Feminine Charm to a Bachelor Pad

We’ve all done it. Met a guy, love him but dubious on his decor. Of course it’s a romance busting move to try and change his decor…particularly if you don’t live in his home. So how can you add feminine charm to a bachelor pad without ruining the relationship? Sarah Cichy is the Founder of Sydney’s Homewares and Décor Public Relations agency, Piccolo PR, and she investigates this tricky balancing act. Creating a harmonious balance between gender-specific elements is essential when designing an inviting room fit for all. Traditionally, men are more inclined to purchase ‘functional’ furniture that are practical…

Get Poppin’ Everyone’s Fave Low-Fat Healthy Snack

Get Poppin’ Everyone’s Fave Low-Fat Healthy Snack

Now that winter is taking hold, it’s a great time to stay inside, light the fire and watch movies all afternoon while it rains outside. Perfect. And the perfect low-fat healthy snack is back. Popcorn! It’s a perennial favourite vintage snack food and friend of the movies. And now it’s even EASIER to make. And I’m NOT talking about high salt, high fat, pre-packaged microwavable popcorn that often contains high levels of additives and fake flavourings. No, the Chef’n Pop Top Popcorn Popper prepares popcorn without using any fat enabling users to add their own flavourings. You can regulate your…

Urbaani Homewares : Retro Scandinavian Classics

Urbaani Homewares : Retro Scandinavian Classics

Urbaani Homewares is Australia’s destination for Scandinavian designed homewares and tableware. All ceramic homewares in the Urbaani collection capture the principles of simplicity, minimalism and functionality and, at the same time, delightfully radiate warmth and modern- day charm. Australians can now enjoy a piece of history and luxurious quality with Danish design company Lucie Kaas who is behind the re-launch of a selection of the most popular Danish and Scandinavian objects from the 50s, 60s and 70s. All pieces of the Urbaani Homewares collection are timeless, recognizable and will introduce a luxurious look to your space. Urbaani Homewares welcomes to…

Bindle : Unique Artisan Gifts

Bindle : Unique Artisan Gifts

Unique artisan gifts are always beautiful ideas for special occasions. And Bindle helps you to create bespoke and unique presents for very unique people. Bindle is one of the most wonderful gift ideas I’ve seen for a while. If you are looking for unique artisan gifts and want to support sustainable craft by local artisans, don’t give a hamper give a Bindle. Bindle tailors stylish gifts around a specific theme or occasion. Men, women, babies, mothers, corporate clients, housewarming, foodies, just because – all great reasons to give a beautiful Bindle. Catherine Blackford started Bindle in 2012 because she found…

Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Ideas

It seems to roll around pretty quick even though we know Mother’s day has been coming up for months. But life can get in the way. If you want to buy something cool and different then here are some GREAT last minute Mothers Day gift ideas. And these gift ideas are ALL Australian made or Australian designed and certainly Australian owned. Skincare: This collection comes with my personal recommendation for super-luxurious, melt on your skin perfection. Glamourflage is a Melbourne-based skincare company and the packaging alone – classic 50’s pin-up girls – is divine. The products inside, even more so….

Inspired by Travel : Delicious New Home Scents

Inspired by Travel : Delicious New Home Scents

The sense of smell is arguably the most compelling and evocative of all our senses. Aromas bring back memories, sometimes long forgotten, and transport us to another time & place instantly; unexpectedly. The wonderful trend of home scents shows little sign of dissipating. So I am always excited to see new home scents, candles and room mists.     I was recently introduced to Voyager Life, a Melbourne-based company that seeks to replicate the emotions of travel. Their VOYAGER candle fragrances, room mists and body products are inspired by nomadic adventures. The ingredients and aromas are just beautiful and certainly…

New Small Kitchen Appliances from SMEG

New Small Kitchen Appliances from SMEG

Looking for small kitchen appliances? Pristine white? Colourful rustic? Gleaming modern? Whatever kitchen you may have, SMEG have colourful new small kitchen appliances to match. You’ll know the famous FAB retro fridges that come in a variety of decor colours; well now you have appliances to match…or mix ‘n match. How can you go wrong with Italian design and award winning style? Well, you can’t. Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti from Deep Design Studio in Italy worked with SMEG to deliver this stylish collection that includes toaster, blender, kettle and signature kitchen mixer. There are up to seven colours –…

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Australians love entertaining at home and with the advent of open plan kitchen/living exposed shelves have become popular. So many home owners look for new serving & crockery homewares plus ‘stuff’ they can display on open shelves. Two very well-known and popular brands in Australia are Noritake and Salt&Pepper who have both come out with fabulous new black and white kitchen accessories. Black and white kitchens can be sleek, modern and clean with high contrast white walls, marble bench-tops and checkered floors adding to the appeal. Add copper via pendant lights, bench-tops or even exposed plumbing. So when I saw…