Monday, 26 March 2012

Designer Market

 You must drop into Magnolia Square designer market this weekend at St Kilda Town Hall. It is just a treasure trove of all things beautiful and handmade. Belinda Pieris designer accessories will team up with the lovely artisan printed wares of Vixen.      I am a devoted Vixenette, complete with my Vixen wardrobe and decorated bedroom with lamp shades and pillows. Vixen adds to your life the kind of luxury to make you believe you belong on the set of The House of Eliott. This weekend Vixen will be having a stall at Magnolia Square Market and has kindly invited me to include some of my leather wallet collection. 

  A selection of Belinda Pieris Wallet on display at Magnolia Square
Get inspired by the Australian talent.
Sat 31 March 10am-5pm Sun 1 April 10am -4pm  

Saturday, 24 March 2012


As you all know I a have a love of artisan jewellery and all I can say about e.g.etal is SWOON, how anybody could choose a piece a jewellery in this store I don't know.  Walking along the length of the cabinets there was so many wonderful pieces of art I would proudly add to my collection. Where to begin?????
e.g.etal is located downstairs at  167 Flinders Lane Melbourne Australia 3000 Tel +61 3 9639 5111 also check out the website:

Just a small collection of rings: a.Aquamarine ring by Nga Waiata b. Relic ring by Katherine Bowman c. Poppy ring by Janet Watts d. Night Sky ring by Krista McRae e. Pyramids ring by Darren Harvey f. Dish ring by Katheryn Leopoldseder

Cabinet of work by Jess Dare and Jessica Morrison

The wonderful work of Yuko Fujita

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Warehouse Sale

If you are in Melbourne this weekend, come along and pick up some truly beautiful fashion, home wares and accessories by belinda Pieris and Vixen.

Monday, 19 March 2012


Next time your in Melbourne you must drop into tessuti fabrics.  I love the fact that it is slightly hidden in a second level studio in Flinders lane. I just love the merchandising of this space which creates the ambiance of a designers studio with quirky displays; complete with old sewing machines.  They have a great selection of fabrics and great Japanese pattern books.  It was the first time I have dropped in store; but was impressed when I received a web order wrapped in old pattern sheets; very cute. Tessuti also runs sewing lessons and has a great blog and facebook community were fans show off their sewing projects once completed.   
141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Circa 1892

I had a wonderful stay in the city this week, a bit of a get away, and treated myself to afternoon tea at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in The Block Arcade, Melbourne.   The tea rooms established in 1892 still have the original green florally wallpaper which is so inspiring I just wanted to get a sketch pad out, as I did not have one with me I settled instead for eating yummy cake.
 dramatic green floral wallpaper 1892
 and the new owners provide good service, all the more pleasant  
yummy cakes!
The Block Arcade entrance
The Block Arcade Central flooring

Monday, 12 March 2012

Time Out

Are you wandering where I am? 
Well I have been taking some time out.  The juggling of being a mum and a designer running a business got on top of me a bit.  I'm off to the city tomorrow to attend some interesting fashion forums as part of fashion week. I hope to have some new inspiration to pass on later in the week.   In the mean time I leave you with some images of my own design work

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Pattern in the home

As I start to to design my new home wares collection I find myself thinking about different ways pattern can be used in the home and how it adds interest to the eye as we go about living our lives.   Here are some examples of striking pattern used in the home. 

All images are taken from book Tricia Guild Pattern.  Special photography by James Merrell.  Textiles by Tricia Guild founder of the Designers Guild in London in 1970. 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

1st of March

todays new calender page

Kimono fabric from a sample book, Japan, 1938. Victoria and Albert Museum, London