I just purchased this Bally poster online. I am loving pink and yellow!
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Henry Clarke Savoir-Faire December 1957 via vogue.artgroup.com
Henry Clarke Bar Du Soleil July 1961 via vogue.artgroup.com
This is Glamorous posted about Henry Clarke today. I LOVE his work and have a quite a few of his images saved on file. Last year for my birthday Sal & Anna had the above print (Bar Du Soleil) framed for me as a gift. It is so beautiful and hangs above my bed. Simple, casual elegance..
I think these Hollywood Regency style lamp bases are beautiful! They come from Palm Springs, California. It is a shame the seller does not ship to Australia. This eBay auction finishes in 20 minutes and they have had no bids on them - still at US $9.99!! I think they would look gorgeous with a dirty aqua linen drum shade on them. Follow this link...
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Image via Domino Magazine
I love the idea of mismatched curtains. I would love to do this in a lounge room but I wonder whether it would start to frustrate me? Great concept if you can't decide what colour or pattern, just do one fabric on either side! Not one for the perfectionists out there...
Image via Domino http://www.dominomag.com/
I have had a very less than average day today and I could think of nothing better than relaxing with my closest friends. I do not know what I would do without them. How beautiful does the string of beads look hung over the back of the chairs?
What a steal! This gorgeous wrought iron chair upholstered in Florence Broadhursts circles and squares sold for a mere $35.00 AU on ebay! I had been watching it for a while and forgot about it as the auction ended so late at night! I am sure another one will come up again. X
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Thank you to Sally & Anna for the beautiful birthday gifts!!! Anna gave me this beautiful antique brass chair that she had recovered in my favourite fabric - the David Hicks geometric! I loved this chair the moment it walked in the door and I couldn't believe it when Anna gave it to me. Sal gave me the Vogue Living 'Houses, Gardens, People' book which I have wanted for a long time. When I have my own home one day it will have top priority on my coffee table! I know I will cherish these gifts forever. Thank you!!! xxx
Friday, 2 May 2008
It has been a very long time since my last post. I have now been at Black + Spiro for over 1 year and I have learnt so many invaluable things in that time. I have found that my love for special things has grown. My passion for design in all areas has grown. My knowledge in interior design has expanded. I am much more passionate about colour, fabric, pattern, antiques and history as well as life in general. We have such a great team at Black + Spiro. Anna, Sally, myself and Mel! I also plan to blog more often about things I am passionate about and loving. This weekend is a long weekend in Brisbane, yipee! I am going to 'Sarabah' - my parents farm house in the Gold Coast Hinterland for a few nights to relax and unwind. I will be back Tuesday!
Friday, 8 February 2008
The She... book and gift cards have inspired me greatly this week. The book is filled with wonderful quotes to celebrate yourself and all of the special women in your life. A fantastic gift for your mother, sister or girlfriends this Valentine's Day. I thinking of buying one for each of my 3 sisters and my mum. You can purchase them via Booktopia or Compendium Incorporated x
Thursday, 11 October 2007
How amazing is this 1950's Japanese Rattan Tea Pot?! I bought it for my best friend for her birthday - and I REALLY do not want to part with it. I love it so much. The tea pot also comes with 4 matching japanese tea cups. I hope she is one happy girl!
Monday, 8 October 2007
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Sally found this fabulous Nama Rococo wallpaper via Kate Spade's website. Whilst I probably wouldn't have this in my own home, it is so unique and definetly worth blogging about. The particular print above is part of their couture and limited edition collection. Below is a small exert from their 'about us' page on their website.
"NAMA ROCOCO believes wallpaper can be musical. Sound is form. Tone is colour. We take flowing, lively shapes and knock them curiously off kilter. Colours, luminous and rich, are made to dance across the paper and into the living space".
Saturday, 9 June 2007
Monday, 14 May 2007
Today we said good bye to a treasured painting by Australian artist Louise Tidd, that we had in the shop here at Black & Spiro. She is a fantastic artist and incredibly inspiring. Above are some of my favourite paintings. Visit her website: www.louisetidd.com/
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Last night I went and saw this fantastic French film, Paris, Je T'aime (Paris, I love you) with Lachlan. The movie contains 18 short films (with 18 different directors) that evolve around the central theme of love. Each story is set in a Parisian neighbourhood (some beautiful scenes as you could imagine). It was a lovely film and I thoroughly recommend it.
Tuesday, 8 May 2007
I LOVE VENICE! I think it is the most beautiful place I have ever been, and by far the most romantic! Not only does it look good in black & white, but in colour as well. The beautiful buildings painted in bright blues, yellows and reds make for a great colour combination.
Saturday, 5 May 2007
Above are some of the beautiful black & white items available at Black & Spiro. The couture cushions come in a variety of mismatched Black & White fabrics. The chest of drawers, wallpaper and black vintage candle sticks above are also available through Black & Spiro. They come in a bone inlay or mother of pearl inlay. Email me or Anna for details.
These are quotes complimented by black and white. I have a magnet and a book from the collection. I particularly love the first quote. They are so inspirational and make an excellent gift. There are cards, mugs, canvases, journals and much more. Have a look www.bobangles.com
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
I LOVE these two images, both taken in France! They are so romantic and it makes me want to be them! Isn't it beautiful when you do have these 'moments' in life? If only we had photographers following us around to capture them. My friend Maz actually has the bottom one (Le Baiser de l'Hotel de Ville, Paris 1950)framed in her room, and it looks beautiful! I would love to frame one and have it in my home one day...I just have my bedroom at the moment and there is not enough wall space! Enjoy x
Monday, 30 April 2007
Photographer: Terence Donovan
As you may know, I am absolutely in love with Black and White photographs. They are my all time favourite thing, and I just can't get enough of them!! The photograph above is of Cecilia Hammond. Stunning jewelry as well. This week I will be posting lots and lots of Black and White photographs! So if black and white is your thing... Check each day for a black and white boost!