Winkelen december 2014

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Issue #08


it’s christmas time

Everything you need for Christmas inside your special gift guide edition




Perfect additions for gift wrapping and gorgeous decorations

Getting crafty with fabulous Christmas wreaths by Natalie Gurney

14 ONE TWO TREE Looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas tree?

20 BAUBLE KEEPSAKES Gorgeous personalised baubles by Summer Svenson

22 ATTIK (72)


Gina Ciancio from STYLE CURATOR shows us how to create your own concrete Christmas trees in five easy steps



Using the vintage letterpress technique Nykke Coleman creates lovely Christmas cards and tags that add a little touch of luxury to any gift

Fiona Michelon from Craft Hunter DIY star wall hanging plus a pom pom stocking


Iconic window decal ‘Le Premier Noel’ and French Christmas collection



48 SHELF/LIFE Jess Ibbett adds a touch of festive cheer with her selection of local designer pieces that are simple and functional

After a different take on the traditional Christmas tree? These removable wallpaper kits designed Melissa Milligan are just the tree to brighten your wall

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Special Calendar feature

With so many different decorations on offer it’s hard to know where to look so we have done all the leg work for you and discovered some delightful pieces that you are sure to love

84 Belinda Marshall

26 Spoil her 28 Spoil him 34 Under $50 36 Under $25 50 Under $100 52 For the kids 54 For the table 62 For the wall

86 Ettie Ink

Belinda Marshall’s paintings depict her vision of a perfect world and now you can get twelve stunning paintings displayed in her new 2015 wall calendar Bright and playful these pineapple and watermelon designs are combined with subtle art prints by Michelle Fogdon

88 Inaluxe Calendar Heide Hackworth from Earth Greetings collaborated with the talented duo Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd

Special gift hamper features 90 The Paperbird Society 41 Special delivery company 56 The Goods Tube 64 Luxe gifting and Co 77 The Gift Box Company

Beautiful bird illustrations created by Melissa Boardman are the delightful feature of these three stunning 2015 Calendars

4 Moodboard 7 We love 39 Must Have 46 Etsy finds 92 Business directory


A selection product pages featuring cushions, lighting, art prints and more

MOOD BOARD SET 0F 3 NEON LINEN ORNAMENTS by Splendid Love Hand screenprinted neon brights onto gorgeous linen, bring a bit of modern to your treasured Christmas decorations. Scented with Christmas spices and finished with a cinnamon stick trunk, these trees are a delightful gift that will stir the senses and make you dream of Christmas Day! And they are so sweet you might just let these guys hang around all year.... Packaged in a cello bag to contain the scents, they make perfect gifts for teachers, secret Santa, stocking stuffers or just a little present for yourself. Price $50. Stockist: www.down

PAPER GARLAND – RED AND WHITE This pretty paper garland is perfect for adding a little flair to weddings, parties and baby showers. Simply drape from doorways, windows and hallways. Handmade from paper. 10 metres of garland on a wooden spool. Price $9.96 Stockist:

LUCITE GHOST TRAY CHRISTMAS CHEER Our popular lucite ghost tray is glammed up ready for Christmas. The high-transparency lucite gives a stylish and modern touch. Price $70. Stockist: Winter Design Space

MAGIC SPARKLY REINDEER TREATS This sparkling oatmeal is food for the most magical of animals, powering Santa’s reindeer on their long but endlessly exciting journey around the globe. If you sprinkle it on your lawn it will guide them down for a safe landing, leave a little by your stocking too and see it disappear by morning. Made of glass, these little jars measure approximately two and a half inches tall. They contain Reindeer flying power (rolled oats), Christmas Magic (sugar stars) and Hopeful wishes (glitter). Price $5.54 Stockist: House of Wonderland

FELT DECORATIONS Beautiful handmade felt baubles to hang on your Christmas tree or a pretty branch. Made from 100% pure wool. Set of 20 felt balls in a variety of colours, selection may vary to the ones pictured. Price $19.95. Stockist:

VINTAGE LACE CHRISTMAS HEART ORNAMENTS Gorgeous ceramic heart ornaments imprinted with a Merry Christmas greeting on the back. Available in three beautiful Christmas colours. Also available as a gift set of nine. Price $12.95 Stockist:

JUNGLE NIGHTS There’s nothing quite like a rainforest at night. It’s still, but the sounds of wildlife let you know it’s very much alive. The natural greenery lay camouflaged under a blanket of midnight blue, lit by the silver moon. Jungle Nights is a 3-piece series. Prints available individually or make a striking statement with the set. Order by 5th December for Christmas delivery.


Bring some brightness to your home this holidays with Ikea’s shiny range of golden decorations. Featuring beautiful lights, candles and wrapping paper there’s also hanging decorations and tablecloths. Stockist:

Oh christmas tree by pony rider wall hanging. Price $149. Stockist:




1] Copper and Marble Side Table. Hexagonal copper side table with marble top. Price $480. Stockist: 2] Wooden Reindeer in a circle. Christmas decoration made from recycled plywood. Comes beautifully packaged in a cello wrap. Price $12. Stockist: 3] Christmas wooden set by Design Atelier Article. Made out of salvaged wood, these figurines will help you to create an atmosphere of cozy celebration. Price $49. Stockist:

mud by nest

Perfect additions for gift wrapping and gorgeous decorations, Kim Redpath handcrafts each individual piece with love in her mud kitchen Can you tell us a bit about Mud by Nest: Mud by Nest is my handmade collection of clay tags inspired by my love of colour, texture, the coast and a little sparkle. Affectionately known as mud tags, I design, hand make, photograph and package each individual clay tag myself with love from my mud kitchen. My clay tags are a perfect addition as a gift tag for wrapping special gifts - they can then be kept as a lovely decorative keepsake. If you love to make your own homemade treats, they can be tied around jars, baked loaves and boxes of treats or bunches of flowers. They are gorgeous tied around napkins at a table setting, or can be hung as decorative pieces around the nest. Names or little messages can be written

upon them or tied to baskets and boxes to keep your nest sorted. There are endless ways to use, share and enjoy my little mud tags. Tell us about yourself and your background: I am a mum of two gorgeous noisy boys. They are the heart of my nest and my reality check that make me smile and laugh every day. Having my children opened a new world of opportunities and creativity for me to explore with my career. After a fabulous career as a Flight Attendant and trainer, my husband and I went and travelled and lived in London for some time which was where I worked and studied Interior Design.

Returning to Australia I worked for and managed a Homeware Store whilst also starting and working my own styling business, Nest. I was then blessed to have time to be home with my babies. An opportunity to make a sea change to a gorgeous coastal town from the city came at a time when I was ready to work again, preferably from home to maintain a work/ mummy life balance. Through my styling work I made some clay tags for a gorgeous table setting, I had found a creative outlet I had been searching for and Mud by Nest was created.

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< continued from previous page What sparked you to create Mud by Nest? Through my Nest Styling business I styled an outdoor Easter table setting and wanted a different little touch to tie to napkins at each place setting that wouldn’t blow in the wind and that each guest could take home - my first four clay tags were born - Mr Rabbit, Ms Bird, Egg and Heart. They were loved and I loved making them, so I made some more for friends and gifts. My friends then wanted to buy them to use and share themselves. Whilst making them one day, my kitchen table covered in clay, I was trying to think what I could call them if was to make this a small business. In bounded my then very wise and muddy 4 year old who questioned me “Mummy what are doing with all of this Mud inside?!” Although at the time I thought

my mud was far more fun and beautiful than the mud he was covered in, it was perfect and so it stuck, Mud by Nest. I then started selling my tags at local markets on weekends with lots of early starts, but loved feeling like I had my own store. I also held some fun ‘mud’ parties. One day a friend suggested I sell my tags online. At the time I really didn’t think it was possible for someone I didn’t know or hadn’t met face to face to buy something I loved making. Taking my tags online changed everything. The power of online enabled me to connect and sell to the most lovely and creative people, all from the comfort of my little beach nest. I had found my balance, and I haven’t looked back since. What do you love the most about having your own label?

I am grateful every day that I am able to work from home and have the flexibility of time to be mum too. It’s not always easy working from home though, you need to work hard at finding and keeping a balance of work and family, and to be organised and self-motivated. The temptation to just do ‘one more thing’ for work is always there too, so I try my hardest to set work hours, and 3pm my mud kitchen closes. Night times I usually catch up on admin or do a few more of those ‘one more things’! I love that I have had the opportunity to collaborate my clay tags and work with some very talented creatives. I feel very privileged when I am asked to make my tags to collaborate with someone else’s product that they too have put their heart into. I also very much love the appreciation from my customers and stockists. continued on next page >

< continued from previous page I love being sent pictures of how customers have wrapped gifts or used their mud tags to decorate their nests. The ideas of what and how you can use a little mud tag are endless, I love how people get creative with my tags. I get very overwhelmed to see my tags displayed so gorgeously by my lovely stockiest in their beautiful homeware and florist stores. I am very grateful.

shell stars for a coastal Christmas, silver sparkly wish stars for a little magic. Beautiful embossed patterns and neutral white tags to go with any colour theme you choose for Christmas and of course the fun of colour with polka dots and splashes of colour! Stars are always a must at Christmas, but a little tiny mud reindeer just has to be the cutest. This year my table will be set with white linen and my copper polka dot stars.

What inspired you to make christmas pieces? Christmas is my most busiest time of the year as there are so many ways you can use my little mud tags for the festive season. I am a big lover of having a Christmas theme, be it colour, texture or any inspiration that suits your nest. This year I have created a mud tag to suit almost every Christmas theme - sand and

What makes christmas special for you? I love the magic of Christmas and want my boys to treasure the magic too. Christmas carols playing in the shops, those old Christmas movies that pop up each year. For me the joy and excitement of the lead up to Christmas is just as special as on Christmas day. I love planning my colour theme, table setting, gift wrapping and the menu for the day.

I love that we make time to catch up with friends before Christmas, for whom I love to make a little homemade gift. As a family we sprinkle glitter oats on the lawns so the reindeers can find us, set up notes and beer and treats for Santa and make sure the sacks are at the end of the beds. Christmas Eve is always watching the Carols with a glass of bubbles, then waking up to all that is magic Christmas morning, where even the reindeers have left a mess of chocolate droppings everywhere. I still remember being too scared to walk down the hall as a little girl in the morning in case Santa was still there. I love to keep the magic alive. What are you top 5 ideas for great christmas decorations? • Choose a colour theme for your gift wrapping, table setting and tree trimming

and have loads of fun with it. • Always make a gift look too good to open. I love to wrap in white paper then add my pop of colour with beautiful ribbon... and of course a little clay tag. • Put up a Christmas tree. Even if you are not going to be home for Christmas you can still enjoy it for a short time before you go. I always get me boys to help me hang the decorations (which I may or may not rearrange slightly afterwards), we play Christmas carols really loudly and they get so excited when the lights turn on for the first time...they just sit in front of the tree and stare and smile. • Light up the front of your house with lights, it is so lovely driving around at night time seeing the spirit of Christmas. I hang the white icicle lights along the front of the house and have one of those adorable moving reindeers on the grass. • Dress your table. I love to sit down to

a meal with a table cloth and napkins. Choose some gorgeous bonbons to match your theme, use your best plates, cutlery and glasses. I like little vases of fresh flowers down the middle of the table and a little bunch of herbs and cinnamon tied to each napkin, oh and a little clay tag. Where do you shop for your christmas decor and gift wrapping? I love to support handmade and small businesses where ever I can. Online shopping for me is such a saver as living in a regional town I don’t get to shop in the big city often and as I am so busy working at this time of year it is a big time saver for me too. There are so many lovely creative and talented makers and sellers online, Instagram is a great platform to discover them. Support small business and shop handmade.

What plans do you have for celebrating this year? The months before Christmas are crazy busy for me getting all my mud tags out to my lovely stockists before the rush of online sales comes thru. Its very constant and I literally work every day, so by the time Christmas day comes my poor little hands have stopped working and I switch off completely. Christmas day starts with the magic of waking up to the joy of my little nesters, enjoying the gift of giving, making sure the table is set, working together as a family in the kitchen to prepare lunch and indulging in a bottle of French Champagne! CONTACT: Kim Redpath, stylist and mud maker mud by nest

one two tree

Looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas tree? Then why not try this eco friendly timber tree designed by Lucy McNamara and Antony Aris

Have an eco Christmas with One Two Tree. Made in Australia from sustainable timber, One Two Tree is the eco-friendly alternative to the artificial Christmas trees or wasteful one-season plantation trees. Featuring a contemporary design One Two Tree is an easy to assemble hand-crafted wooden tree - made from sustainable Australian timbers, Hoop pine and Tasmanian oak. When it came to celebrating their family Christmas with a young child One Two Tree creators Lucy McNamara and Antony Aris searched for a stylish alternative to

plantation and plastic Christmas trees. McNamara said: “We struggled to find a tree that was compact, suited our style and could withstand our two year old tornado Ziggy. Antony (a landscaper) had been working with hoop pine slats on a project and made a makeshift tree from the offcuts, and we’ve used it every year since.” When friends kept asking for a tree of their own, the entrepreneurial couple realised there was a market for their design, and One Two Tree was born. Standing 85cm when assembled, One Two Tree is perfectly proportioned for apartments

and the ideal focal point for a mantelpiece or foyer in larger homes. Featuring 26 adjustable branches One Two Tree is assembled in minutes and packs away flat for easy storage in its packaging which is just as eco friendly and design oriented as the product itself. With its durable structure and timeless design, One Two Tree is sure to be a favourite Christmas feature for years to come.



Christmas Spruce With spiky Pine needles and a hessian base, this realistic-looking Christmas Spruce gives you all the sculptural impact of a nautural tree. At 45cm high, it’s perfect for apartments and modern decors. Price $39.95 Stockist:


With so many different decorations on offer it’s hard to know where to look so we have done all the leg work for you and discovered some delightful pieces that you are sure to love




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1] Handmade copper Christmas star designed by Madam Stoltz Denmark. Price $39. Stockist: 2] OYOY Living Design Christmas tree wooden elf decoration. Price $55. Stockist: 3] Chalet Flower - natural. Price $6. Stockist: 4] By Nord oversize deer Christmas stocking featuring a gorgeous baby Roe Deer print featuring a gorgeous baby Roe Deer print. Price $159. Stockist: 5] Artificial wreath, spruce. Can be used as decoration on a door. Price $12.99. Stockist: 6] Diamond shaped copper hanging Christmas decoration designed by Danish brand Madam Stoltz. Price $21. Stockist: 7] Christmas Decorations- Gold Santa Sacks by Cabin Co. Styled from 100% cotton with a festive Deer gold motif on an elegant white background with an easy drawstring closure. Price $54.95. Stockist: 8] Decoration, candelabra-shaped, felt assorted colours. Price $12.99. Stockist: 9] Silver Glitter Reindeer. This exquisite 27cm silver glitter reindeer will sit perfectly amongst your other Christmas decorations. Price $6. Stockist:



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1] OYOY Living Design Christmas tree wooden elf decoration (nature). Price $55. Stockist: 2] Hanging Christmas decorations in pine. Pack of 4. Price $3.99 Stockist: 3] Red Christmas Bauble Linen Tea Towel by Yardage Design. Based on the ever popular Freckle design, this tea towel adds a bit of festive cheer to the kitchen with it’s transformation into a “Merry & Bright” christmas bauble!. Price $22. Stockist: 4] Snow flake” in lay crystal. Price $20. Stockist: 5] Rustic Stripe and Spot Stars, exclusive to The Stylist Splash shop make a beautiful adornment to your Christmas gifts. Hand made mud clay tags are a perfect way to finish off wrapping your Christmas gifts this year or making your baked treats looks beautiful. Stockist: 6] OYOY Living Design Christmas stocking. Knitted wool, neon pink logo. Price $65. Stockist: 7] Reindeer - Scandinavian Christmas Decorations. Stockists: 8] Zakkia Red Christmas Baubles. These quirky Christmas baubles are made out of Papier Macha. Price $24.90 Stockist:


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9] Christmas Bell with various Christmas Greetings. Price $36. Stockist: 10] OYOY Living Design Christmas tree wooden elf decoration (nature). Price $55. Stockist: 11] Boise Christmas Tree. The biggest in our range, this tree is perfect for the ultimate Christmas decorator! Price $ $99. Stockist: 12] Louise Roe Christmas diamond ornament. Price $24.95. Stockist: 13] Sne Design felt Christmas tree stocking. Price $59. Stockist: 14] Zulu Bead Angel Hanging Decoration. These cute silver and white hanging decorations are handmade from glass beads and wire in South Africa. Price $12.95. Stockist: 15] Classic santa sack blue deer. 100% Cotton Woven with blue and white stripe Classic Santa Sack with printed white Deer motif. Price $44.95. Stockist:


bauble keepsakes

Julia Stephens is the talent behind Summer Svenson with her gorgeous personalised baubles Can you tell us a bit about Summer Svenson? Summer Svenson started as a little experiment a couple of years ago when I found myself home full time with a baby. I loved making personalised gifts for my friends, family and workmates, and found I was often being asked to make things for others. So my idea was to start a small business in my spare time, doing something that I love - art and crafting! At this time of year, I hand paint clear keepsake baubles and fill them up with pretty fillings (like beads or pom poms) and send them out gift boxed. I can personalise with almost any name or message, with space being the only limitation.

I sell from two sites- etsy and the delightful Down that Little Lane. I’m a one woman team, so I do everything myself from assembling gift boxes to painting to loading up my car with boxes bound for the post office. On top of lots of baby’s first Christmas, Newlyweds, and straightforward names, I’ve found myself painting special keepsake baubles for parents who’ve lost a baby, or child, so I’ve also had some really touching and special orders come through. I also love to create Mexican style tin art, which I do year round. I make ornaments and framed pieces in silver and copper, paint wooden eggs at Easter, as well as straightforward oil and acrylic paintings.

Tell us about yourself and your background? I spent ten years working in television production as an Associate Producer, mostly in lifestyle and reality television before having my son, Freddy. These days when I’m not working I love to hang out with my two boysFreddy and my husband, Nick. What inspired you to create Christmas pieces? I love Christmas, and love making keepsakes, so I discovered a little niche I could try. It seemed the perfect time of year as the basis for a small business. Which piece in your collection is a must have for Christmas? Cursive name baubles – classic keepsakes forever. What makes Christmas special for you? Delicious food, the evocative smell of pine

needles, family and the feeling of festivity. What are your top 5 ideas for great Christmas decorations? • A Christmas wreath is a must. For an easy DIY, this year I’ll be making mine from dried Eucalyptus leaves I’ve been spying at the park and spraying it up in a poppy glossy colour. • With little kids in the house, my precious vintage glass baubles will be strung up high on string around the living room pretty and practical. • A gingerbread house on display - fun to make, smells delicious and, best of all, a treat to eat! • Personalised baubles on the tree, of course- for a special touch! Where do you shop for your Christmas décor and gift wrapping? Ikea is always on trend and reasonably priced for decorations which are updated

every year, whilst David Jones always has beautiful rolls of paper and trims. Last year, I bought brown craft paper, and made oversized fluro tassels from ribbon I found in the bargain bin at Spotlight- it was cheap and cheerful all the way! What plans do you have for celebrating this year? I’m excited this year as my son will be two and a half, and has a pretty good grasp of Santa and presents. He’s been asking for a “pipette” (cricket) bat, so I can’t wait for him to open that one. I’ll be heavily pregnant by the time Christmas Day rolls around, so my number one aim will probably be to stay cool. Usually we drink and be merry, but because of the babe on the way I have a feeling this year will be pretty low key. CONTACT:

attik(72) Get inspired this Christmas with Jessen Pipiciello’s iconic illustration window decal ‘Le Premier Noel’ and French Christmas collection Can you tell us a bit about Attik(72)? ATTIK(72) homewares feature design and typography work across a collection of pieces including cushions, wall flags, limited edition art prints and hand-printed stationery. We also run as a design studio for creative services in advertising and print - providing graphic design, illustration, hand-typography and photography. Our products are handmade here in studio, the attic space of our home - once the old ‘Beach Corner Store’. It’s filled with light and has a window to the sea. During the summer we also open up our home and studio for a Design Pop-Up store. Tell us about yourself and your background? I grew up on Sydney’s beaches, spending a

lot of my time in my parents design studio and went on to study photography. I’ve loved working across a mix of graphic and product design, illustration, styling and photography. A normal day for me looks like - an early coffee and jump in the sea, then back to the attic either designing, photographing or illustrating for the day. What inspired you to create Christmas pieces? Our French Christmas collection was inspired by French Carols - 8 French illustrative designs as window decals, t-towels and cards. Each products packaging features the French Carol it was inspired by with the English translation and equivalent tune.

Which piece in your collection is a must have for Christmas? For decoration - our ‘Le Premier Noel’ window decal is an iconic illustration and the signature piece to our Christmas collection. For a gift - Our Antler Flag X is our most loved wall piece. It’s hand-made in our attic with naturally shed antlers collected in the wild of New Zealand, and attached is a hand-stiched X flag and rope ready to hang. What makes Christmas special for you? Spending time with family and friends, long beach days with good food, and celebrating what christmas is really about.

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< continued for previous page What are your top 5 ideas for great Christmas decorations? 1. Keep it simple. 2. White Christmas Tree: Our christmas tree at home is a tree branch we found down by the river which we sprayed white. It stays up all year and at Christmas we hang a few simple decorations on it. 3. Make a Christmas wreath: pickup a pre-made twig frame and a branch of pine from your local flower markets. Weave the pine pieces through the circular twig frame. The simplest ones always look best.

4. F estive chalkboard: add a festive message in chalk anywhere in your home. Let the kids do one too. 5. B rown Paper Gift Wrapping: tied with a string of twine and a stick of christmas holy or pine. What’s happening this Christmas? Our Design pop-up The Corner Store opens again this December, featuring our own wares along with other new emerging designers. You can see our website or follow us on instagram for the details. | @_attik

Make a Christmas wreath: pickup a pre-made twig frame and a branch of pine from your local flower markets. Weave the pine pieces through the circular twig frame. The simplest ones always look best.

Grace and James’ fragrances are made using all natural essential oils and extracts. Price $49.95. Stockists: www.

spoil her

Stary Night Cushion in Peach Pink by Pony Rider. Stockist:


A6 Minimalist planner/ notebook. This represents a masterpiece by graphic designer Marjolein Delhaas. Made and designed in Scandinavia, this sweet book can be used as a personal diary or notebook. Price $29.95. Stockist: www.

Photo credit. The Design Chaser neutral-instinct-2015-planner.html

Ferm Living Half Moon Black and White Basket in Small. Price $90. Stockist:

Soho Large Hurricane with candle. Price $27.90. Stockist:

Charcoal Infused Concrete + Glass Vase. Price $140. Stockist:

Hello Beautiful. Laser Etched onto a hand sanded and painted board this typographic design will look great hanging on your wall. Price $59.95 Stockist:

Jungle Love Teacup & Saucer. Designed & decorated by hand in Melbourne. Price $40. Stockist: Metallic Paper Bag. The humble paper bag is elevated to a show piece with these smart sacks by UASHMAMA (Wash-Mama). Price $28. Stockist: www.lightly.

Johari Bazaar. Designed and made in Melbourne.Price $139. Stockist: Hand drawn round towel with sand coloured tassle detail. Price $99. Stockist: www.thebeach

Handwoven Summer Throw. Take them with you on all of your weekend adventures; on a picnic, to the coast or to wherever your road takes you. Stockist: www.

Lilla Bruket Organic Soap Sage, Rosemary, Lavender. Price $18. Stockist: www.

Lime+Lemongrass Body Wash. A mild cleansing wash, free of sulphates and parabens. Price $25. Stockist:


Smooth shave 100ml. Our ultra lubricating barbers’ formula ensures the closest shave. Price $29. Stockist:

Rhino green suit. This modern Rhino artwork will add modern whimsy to any room. Price $20.25. Stockist: Animal Crew

Canningvale Deluxe Cotton Velour Beach Towel. Price $69.95. Stockist:

Round Roman Table Top with Rim in Polished Fruitwood. Price $180. Stockist: Alliance Furniture Trading

Money Wallet. Each wallet features a unique debossed design created in response to a selection of individually selected poems written by Johanna Featherstone. Price $29. Stockist:

Sunbeam Cafe Crema Espresso Coffee Machine. Price $198. Stockist: Zip bottom wetpack. The main section opens with a frame like a doctors bag, which allows great access. Price $185. Stockist:

Tinny Retro Tin Cooler – Gone Fishin’ A totally modern cooler with a retro soul. Stockist: www. lifeliveitup.

The Kensington takes the classic armchair one step further. Made with a highly intricate and detailed weave and arms to drape a magazine. Price $590. Stockist:

Bottles Ply. Screenprinted directly onto plywood, with a little picture hook on the back so it is ready to hang. Price $40. Stockist:

Suburban Type Print. Show some suburban pride with a print on your wall. Priced from $35. Stockist:

Carlo Rossini classic wine carrier. Price $99.95. Stockist: www.

Art Hide’s luxurious cowhides are sourced from Argentina which produces arguably the finest quality hides in the world, in the wisest range of natural colours. Price $995. Stockist:

Scandi Timber Square Desk Clock. Price $29.95. Stockist: www.lifestylehome

Cubebot Extra Large - Natural. Price $299.95. Stockist: www. Hampton Deluxe Beach Chair. Price $45. Stockist:

starry starry night wall hanging


Fiona Michelon from Craft Hunter shows you how to add your own personal touch to Christmas with this stunning star wall hanging

STEP ONE: On a scrap piece of paper, sketch a 5 pointed star (or print one from the internet!) and use this as your template to sketch onto your marbled paper. In case you’re wondering – I found this marble texture online and had it printed at Officeworks.

STEP FOUR: Collect a branch from outside and spray paint gold, also spray your paper doilies. Do this in a wellventilated area and to avoid overspray, spray inside a large box turned on its side. When the paper doilies are dry, trace your star shapes and cut/score/fold.

STEP TWO: Cut out the stars then turn it over and use your butter knife to score lines from the stars points to the centre, and then flip the star over again and score lines from the inner corners to the centre. Fold your star so it forms a 3D shape. I left mine one-sided but if you want a complete 3D shape use sticky tape to fasten another star to the back.

STEP FIVE: Tie some gold cord either side of the branch and hang on the wall, now you can start stringing your pieces. Use sticky tape to fasten the thread to each ornament and tie to your branch at various heights.

STEP THREE: Cut your balsa wood sticks in half with scissors then glue them together into stacks of 4 with craft glue. Leave to dry.

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED: • Paper doilies • Marble or printed paper • Balsa Wood Sticks (available from Bunnings) • Craft Glue • Scissors • Butter knife • Pencil • Metallic Gold Spray Paint • Clear thread • Sticky tape • Branch from yard • Gold cord for hanging

TIP: All done! I recommend hanging in a part of your house that doesn’t get much of a breeze so that your ornaments stay put perfectly, but if this isn’t possible, fasten troublesome pieces to the wall with blue tac.


pom pom stocking Try your hand at this cute pom pom Christmas stocking by Fiona Michelon from Craft Hunter

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED: • White fabric • Patterned fabric • Metallic gold fabric • Cream yarn • Fork • Pencil or chalk • Pins • Scissors • Sewing machine (or needle and thread)

STEP ONE: Sketch out your stocking shape onto the white fabric and cut with a 1cm border. Place onto a 2nd piece of white fabric and cut out.

STEP TWO: Cut a scallop shape from your gold fabric – you’ll need really sharp scissors for this part!

STEP FOUR: Now to attach your patterned top. Cut two pieces of fabric, which are 3cm wider than the existing stocking. Place face down onto the stocking and pin in place on one side of the stocking then sew across. Flip the stocking over and repeat on the other side.

STEP FIVE: Pin then sew straight down the side of each piece. You should be leaving about 1cm each side of the stocking so it sits nice and chunky on top. Flip your stocking the right side out and now just start to roll the fabric down into place.

STEP THREE: Pop your scallop inside your two stocking pieces and pin it all in place, flip it the right way around to check you’re happy with the positioning, then flip it back and sew around the outside in a simple straight stitch, leaving the top of the stocking open. If you don’t own a sewing machine, this can be just sewn by hand.

STEP SIX: To create the pom poms, cut a 30cm piece of yarn and double over and place inside the middle of the fork for tying later. Now grab your yarn and start wrapping around the fork – the more yarn you do the fluffier your pom pom will be! When you’re done, use your earlier piece to tie a knot around the middle really tightly. Now cut the yarn either side of the fork and watch your pom pom come to life. Fluff it up and spend some time trimming it so it’s all nice and even. Cut a 10cm piece of yarn and tie to the pom poms, then attach them to the inside the stocking’s top with a few hand stitches. Cut a small piece of the patterned fabric and fasten to the top corner of the stocking with some hand stitches, and you’re ready to hang!

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Ivy & Lil Tea Towels. Colourful spots in bright pink, yellow, turquoise and steel blue, this one will enliven your kitchen! Price $29. Stockist:

Brass candle holder. Beautifully simplistic Brass candle holder. Price $29. Stockist:

Orange Sunset Scatter Cushion. Satara has 12 designer Scatter cushions in it’s new ‘Saltwater’ collection. Price $49.95. Stockist: Plant stand mid-century inspired - mini. This vintage inspired hairpin leg plant stand is designed for indoor and outdoor use and is great for small spaces. Price $50. Stockist: www. downthatlittlelane.

C is for “Catharsis” from the State of Being Alphabet Series. The process of feeling repressed emotion by association with the cause, and elimination by abreaction (reliving the experience). A4. Price $40. Stockist: www.joanouk.

Paddywax Boheme Candles. Scented soy candles from the Boheme Paddywax range. Price $29.95. Stockist:

Nest Basket Anthracite. Price $29.95. Stockist:

Parisian pear soy wax candle from White Horse Home. Price $49.95. Stockist:

Grove & Barrow Gramercy Candle with notes of persian lime, wild mint and raw sugar. Price $25. Stockist:

Small handmade vase in red geo by Pili Pala Pieces. Price $39. Stockist:

Future bottle 750ml in gold by BBBYO. Price $36. Stockist:

Tropicana Mini Island Life Canvas - Pink. These petite wall canvasses measure 25x25cm. Price $32. Stockist:

Mirella by Lauren Wade. Original, hand painted, watercolour bird on recycled paper. Price $35. Stockist: www.


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Mustard Crochet Throw. Acrylic fibres offer a soft touch, springy finished product that retains rich and vibrant colours. Price $24.95. Stockist: Pineapple Handprinted Tea Towel by Yardage Design. Price $22. Stockist:

Small Ceramic Flower planter by Septembre Ceramics. Price $24 each. Stockist:

Aspen Round Vase. Price $14.95. Stockist:

Copper Ball Mason Flower Jar. Price $23. Stockist:

Striped Beach Tote - Cherry red & white. Price $24.95. Stockist:

Collapsible Basket, Red and Natural Check. Price $15.95. Stockist:

Love is cross print. Eco-friendly and textured stock, using vegetable and soy based inks. Price $25. Stockist:

Hot copper. A cute little succulent bag to brighten up any space. Price $18. Stockist: www.concreteblonde

Mood Mug Sleepy. Express yourself with a funky mug. Price $7.95. Stockist: www.zingness.

Reclaimed Timber Crate. Price $20. Stockist:

Zakkia Concrete Candle Holder Natural. Price $15. Stockist: www.

Goats Milk Soap by Quandialla Candle Company. Price $9.50. Stockist:

Salad Servers: Mint. Price $25. Stockist:

Wind and Willow hand-dipped tiny “treasure pot”. Price $15. Stockist: www.

Pineapple stone tile/ coaster by Stone Inspired. Price $12.95. Stockist: www. downthatlittlelane.

ferm LIVING Christmas stocking - gold splash. Price $59. Stockist:

MUST HAVE Some things you just can’t go without this Christmas

White pinecone mobile. A cast plaster botanical wall hanging handmade in Australia by Kuberstore. They’re hanging on a varnished casuarina/she-oak branch from my garden. This mobile has been assembled using quality Australian-made stainless steel jewellers cable and crimps, and it has a single loop at the top for hanging. Price $55. Stockist: Kuberstore

Christmas decor. Sold out last year, fable co. Christmas decorations are back! Wooden decorations in either star, turtle dove or simple spot, they are available in a spliced painted detail in a variety of colours, from neons to metallics. All come hung on waxed cotton cord. Price $9 each. Stockist:

Ceramic Merry Christmas Bunting. Handmade ceramic tiles spelling ‘merry christmas’ are threaded onto red ribbon, making a pretty festive garland to hang in your home. Each letter in the bunting measures approximately 4cm x 2cm. Each piece is handmade. Any inconsistencies in size or shape add to the rustic handmade charm of the product. Price $39.95. Stockist:

These stylish alternative to the traditional Christmas stocking, this Santa sack offers a fun and simple ‘I can explain’ motif on a white background. With a large cotton body and drawstring top, the sack offers plenty of room for all those festive presents. Made from fine cotton weave. Price $14.95. Stockist:

ferm LIVING Christmas Tree Blanket Black Splash. Give your christmas tree an extra stylish touch with this beautiful splash Christmas Tree Blanket. It is made of 100% cotton. Price $69. Stockist:

the special delivery company Born from a love of giving and an eye for creativity, The Special Delivery Company offers a unique gifting experience with beautiful yet simple gifts for every occasion. Mother and Daughter duo and founders of The Special Delivery Company, Janet and Genevieve LaPlanche, pride themselves on their passion for creating something special and unique. Having come from years of experience within a variety of creative and corporate industries, Janet and Genevieve paired their sense of style with their eye for quality to create the perfect gifting solution online. Genevieve’s approach is one of sensitivity, sincerity and professionalism. Her passion for the art of giving coupled with her understanding of corporate gifting needs are integral to the continued success of The Special Delivery Company.

Janet brings with her a special combination of experience, insight and imagination. Her thorough understanding of design delivers a rare touch of style and sophistication that epitomizes The Special Delivery Company’s aesthetic. Never being one to stop at second best, Janet is passionate about creating thoughtfully designed and immaculately executed hampers.



tea glorious tea $98.00

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E arly Grey Tea by Whittard Chelsea 1886 a fine black scented with Bergamot to delight the senses, beautifully packaged in antique floral box (made in UK) T ea Infuser by Whittard Chelsea 1886 Silver Plated spring action

 Biscuits for tea by Artisan Biscuits in Vanilla Cream. A balanced infusion of two flavours in an all butter biscuit. Baked by hand in Derbyshire 125g (made in UK)  Toulouse Mug by Perfect Pieces with rippled glazed effect generous size


manscape $135

 Toiletry Bag by Mr Uchi simple, stylish leather-look black with cream trim & red stitching. Features large, double zippered pocket with small base pocket. Size 24cm x 12cm x12cm  Heat Pack by Thurlby with sandalwood & wheat with removable black fabric cover (made in Australia)  Shaving Cream by Murphy & Daughter fragrance Eucalyptus, Menthol & Lavender with

old school charm of the barber’s chair. Key ingredients Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Macadamia Seed Oil, Aloe Vera & Sandalwood to soften & hydrate skin. (made in Australia) B lock Soap by Thurlby handmade soap containing, anise, cinnamon and citrus – a potent and stimulating blend. Black paper wrap with stitching (made in Australia)

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Christmas Stocking- Hipster Reindeer. This stylish and fun Christmas stocking will be one you are very proud to hang this Christmas. Perfect size for hanging below fireplaces and mantles. Price $35. Stockist: Ink Glitter


Set of 6 Handmade Scandinavian Christmas Decorations. They look beautiful on a Christmas tree or decorating a branch. You can also hang them around the house with hidden treats inside! Price $21.21. Stockist: Anne Mette Handmade

Simple Christmas Tree Clay Tags - Set of Four. Beautifully elegant & simple in style... these four Christmas tree clay tags are finished with a soft fabric texture on both sides. Price $10. Stockist: French and Sparrow

Hessian Christmas Delivery Sack. These sacks are perfect for everyone, friends, family, mums and dads and children. Fill the sacks up with presents and pop it under the tree for Christmas. Price $49. Stockist: Monet + Sox

Large Personalised Christmas Stocking with Star motif. This stocking is 60cm long and 25cm wide. Price $49.95. Stockist: Lillipilli Collection

5m White Felt Snowflake Christmas Ribbon. White felt ribbon in the shape of die-cut snowflakes, perfect for Christmas gift wrapping and craft projects. Price $8. Stockist: Little Billie Bluebird

Two Reindeer Friends with Wooden Horns. Here you have a pair of handsome reindeer Christmas decorations. This little reindeer herd will add a fun christmas spirit to your home. Price $79. Stockist: Minky Moo Ceramics

Christmas Ornaments - Set of 9. Add a touch of French farmhouse to your home this Christmas with this gorgeous rustic baubles. Price $41.23. Stockist: Velvet Bean

Reindeer Gift Wrapping Tags. Featuring a reindeer cutout in natural brown kraft, three leaf springs cut from textured green cardstock, and a gift tag in red with a white backing. Price $8. Stockist: My Paper Planet

The Eye Spy Milk Bar Wooden Christmas Tree. Embrace the Christmas spirit with one of our handmade wooden trees, made with bucket loads of love here in Melbourne. Price $89. StockIst: The Eye Spy Milkbar

SHELF/LIFE Jess Ibbett adds a touch of festive cheer with her selection of local designer pieces that are simple and functional Can you tell us a bit about SHELF/LIFE? SHELF/LIFE is an online store based on the concept of good design, where aesthetics, function and sustainability are integral to all the products we offer. We believe in quality, impeccable workmanship and ethical awareness and curate our range to showcase pieces that are simple, timeless and functional. We love to share the story behind each of our products so that our customers can feel connected to our makers and designers, and we hope that these items will be both treasured and used as part of one’s everyday routine. This year we have also launched our online styling service that follows on from our shop’s philosophy and provides an accessible entry point for those looking for interior design and styling assistance. Tell us about yourself and your background? I studied Interior Architecture at UNSW and went on to work in the industry for a few years before opening SHELF/LIFE with my husband in 2009. We had a lovely brick and mortar shop in Surry Hills for almost four years before moving exclusively online last year. I am hoping this decision will eventually result in more time for me to get back to making and creating, something I used to love doing before I got serious about interior design. What inspired you to supply Christmas pieces? We have always loved supplying festive pieces in the shop and tend to support our favourite local designers and their gorgeous ranges. Australian Christmases are generally about entertaining and so we think our everyday ranges work well alongside our Christmas pieces for a touch of festive cheer!

Which piece in your collection is a must have for Christmas? My personal favourites are the Vintage Lace ornaments by Kim Wallace. They are simple, classic and beautifully crafted, and fit perfectly with any festive theme you have in mind. What makes Christmas special for you? This year our daughter will be one just before Christmas so family time is definitely our priority. I am so excited to start some new festive traditions with her and continue some that have been in my family since I was a little kid. What are your top 5 ideas for great Christmas decorations? 1. Pick a few colours, say 3 or 4, which you love as a starting point for your decorating. They don’t have to be traditional – fun, fresh summery colours look great against a backdrop of green pine needles too! 2. Have fun making things yourself. I believe the best decorations are those made with love. To me, Christmas is about family and

giving so get your loved ones involved and enjoy the process of making garlands, wreaths and gift wrap together. 3. Select a few special ornaments for your tree. Instead of buying baubles in bulk, why not choose one or 2 classic ornaments to add to your collection each year so that every Christmas as you add an ornament to the tree you can reminisce about the previous years’ celebrations. 4. Fresh flowers add to the summery feel of Christmas in Australia. Choose blooms in your chosen colour scheme and they will bring a smile to everyone’s faces.

5. If you’d prefer not to have a real tree or don’t have the space, a vase with bare branches is a great alternative to displaying your favourite decorations. What plans do you have for celebrating this year? I will be indulging in seafood and sweets, spending a lot of time in the water and catching up with friends and family while we’re all nice and relaxed. CONTACT:

Orla Kiely storage bowls set of 3 in peppermint/greengage. Price $79.95. Stockist:

Geometric Black Vase. From Danish company Bloomingville, you can style this unique piece on display with a group of vases and votives. Price $69. Stockist:

Copper Vessel Planter. New handcrafted copper vessels ideal for planting green succulents.Limited edition 2014. Price $66. Stockist:

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Three piece stoneware Rick Stein tapas set with beechwood base. Price $74. Stockist: www.

Sparq Soapstone Vodka Shooters with Rustic Caddy. Serve your vodka in a way that will send a chill through your guests. Price $49.95. Stockist: www. beyondcool.

Amalfi Panama Wall Decor. Price $79.95. Stockist: www. amalfihomewares.

Lani Printed Quilt Cover Set. Large tropical and floral designs inspired by Hawaiian prints. Green, blue and peach are contrasted against a pale grey geometric design on the reverse side. Price $89.95. Stockist:

Wood Loop Wall Clock. Subtle in its retro design and bold with its timber grain. Price $99.95. Stockist: www.

Set of 2 Serving Bowls. Have your salad ready to go in this stylish serving bowl with bamboo lid. Price $79. Stockist:

Amalfi Southwest Wall Art. Price $79.95. Stockist: www. Denim Shine Cushion. Made from gorgeous vintage washed denim this range is inspired by the ultimate wardrobe staple. Price $85. Stockist: www.bowerhouse.

Metalix Cylinder Vase (Set of 2). Captivating in its edgy modern hue and texture. Price $69.95. Stockist: Amalfi Prisme Candleholder. Price $69.95. Stockist: www.

My Cars. Includes 6 cardboard car-frames and 8 pre-cut paper roofs ready to de decorated. Price $12.90. Stockist: Apple Play House. Beautiful European solid birch plywood. Price $145. Stockist: www.

New chalkboard vinyl. The grainy texture provides the perfect surface for writing with chalk. Stockist:

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Rocking/ride-on toy on base. Stockist:

Miss Monipenni Piggy Bank. Price $139.95. Stockist: www. bambolotta.

T Rex Pin Board. Perfect for pinning artwork and photos. Price $129.95. Stockist: www.

Pink Toadstool Lamp by Heico. Price $179.95. Stockist: www. Colours Wall Chart. A big, bright rainbow to inspire happy thoughts! Price $60. Stockist: www.

Confetti ric rae cushion. Confetti print with bottle green ric rac edge. Price $39. Stockist: Lilly & Lolly

Watermelon Print. Part of the Tutti Frutti Collection. Price $25. Stockist:

Confetti ric rae cushion. Price $39. Stockist: Lilly & Lolly

Forest Friends. Here we have Fox, Badger, Squirrel and Hedgehog - four sweet woodland animals to make yourself. Price $13.90. Stockist:

Swing Seat. Hand-made plywood timber garden swing. Price $149. Stockist:

Rabbit Night Light by Heavenly Creatures. Price $19.95. Stockist: Wishbone flip. With its innovative flipping mechanism, the Wishbone Flip transforms from rocker to ride-on in seconds. Price $150. Stockist: www.bambolotta.

Yummy - Yummy Donut Pink. Price $34.99. Stockist: www. popcultcha. Good Night Cushion. Price $39.95. Stockist: www.

table fun XMAS STYLING

‘Never Been a Millionaire’ Cake Stand in gold. Price $69.95. Stockist:

Goldie Side Plate. Price $14.95. Stockist: www. robertgordon Tablecloth, white, gold-colour. Price $19.99. Stockist:

Doilie Berry Napkins. Set of four. Price $29.95. Stockist: www.dandi.

Maxwell & Williams Click Acrylic Salt & Pepper Mill Set. Price $29.95. Stockist: www. Mug red patterned, 4 pack. Price $7.99 Stockist:

Wire cloche – large. Price $49.95. Stockist: www. Copper dot painted canvas bucket. Price $69.95. Stockist: www.

Kaz Bronzed Scallop Edge Bowl. (pictured left) Price $33. Stockist: www.

Big Waves Pink or Maidenhair Red Table Runners. Price $65 each. Stockist: www.

Triped paper plates. Price $6.95. Stockist: www.

Wooden Teapot trivet. Lovingly made by Manual Arts DEpt., this trivet will add a joyful touch to your tea parties! Price $42. Stockist: Manual Arts DEpt

Cornishware Cornish Red 16pc dinner set with mugs. Price $380. Stockist:

Bourgogne Serving Plate . Price $24.95. Stockist:

the goods tube The Goods Tube offers a fresh approach to giving, all in an iconic tube. They choose beautiful and intelligent products from around the world and combine them in unique ways to create moments in people’s lives. Every product they choose has a story to tell, a reason for being. Combined together these products then tell a greater story - a story worth giving. The Tube The team created a tube design early on to truly capture the essence of the unique products that they represent and combine. Anything but square, this vessel has gone on to become the hallmark of their business, with now a

family of large, medium and small tubes. Made of recycled cardboard. The Gift Guide Every Goods Tube has a detailed Gift Guide enclosed, ensuring the reader is aware of the special goods inside. The Guide tells the reader the name of the Goods Tube and also the combination story. The guide then goes into the detail of each product explaining its name, origin and story. They think this is important for the recipient and for the giver, as it shows the thought that has gone into the gift. CONTACT:


four season tube $110

bath and balm $100 all your bathing and balming needs

four items - one for every season -

Avalon je t’adore: Green Tea Massage Oil 150ml: Avalon, NSW, Australia. Made in Bali. Jordana MacFairlaine, founder and owner, travels between Bali and Sydney to produce her range of lifestyle products with the aim to bring to life the feeling of the beach and the spirituality of Bali to your home. This essential oil of green tea and virgin coconut oil massage blend is a powerful anti-oxidant and muscle repair ointment that moisturisers, strengthens and rejuvenates the skin.

Gascoigne & King: Luxury Scented Candle, Belle

L:a Bruket: Tval Vildros (Wild Rose Soap) 120g: Varberg, Sweden. L:a Bruket (The Small Mill) creates beautiful, handmade and rustic soaps and spa products with a function. Wonderfully scrubbing or luxuriously softening. The products are based on the best organic ingredients with nothing artificial added. The Wild Rose is a beautiful hand made soap with dried rose leaves. Lovely! Leif: Kakadu Plum % Macadamia Nut Hand Balm 75ml: Surry Hills, NSW, Australia.

Leif celebrates the unique flora of Australia by combining botanical extracts with pure essential oils in their beautiful and unique products. Coming from a background of industrial design has ensured that they have the most beautiful packaging around. Their hand balm is a super nourishing balm that combines extracts rich in Vitamin C and anti-oxidants to enjoy skin that is both supple and super smooth. Iris Hantverk: Face Brush Lovisa, Horsehair & Oak: Enskede, Sweden. Iris Hantverk is a Swedish brushware company, founded in 1909, that works with visually impaired craftsmen who attach each individual bundle of bristles to the base of the brush with their steady hands just like they used to in the 19th Century. Designed by Lovisa Wattman, this is a wet use brush, and is made from oil treated oak and horse hair. Goods Tube: Packaged in our signature large Goods Tube with filling and Gift Guide, delivered in our recyclable box.

Fragrance 300ml / 80hours: NSW, Australia.

Located in Surry Hills all Gascoigne & King’s candles are hand made using 100% natural soy wax and metal free cotton wicks. The packaging is sourced locally and the glass is reusable. The scent ‘Belle’ is a combination of green leafy notes, geranium, spearmint and bergamot with a crisp citrus finish, and is the personal favourite of Bronwyn Gascoigne. Leif: Desert Lime, Vanilla & Orange Body Cleanser 260ml: Surry Hills, NSW, Australia.

Leif celebrates the unique flora of Australia by combining botanical extracts with pure essential oils in their beautiful and unique products. Here they have combined the essential oils of citrus with vanilla to warm and calm. Use as a daily shower gel or in the bath, massaging a generous amount onto damp skin before rinsing thoroughly to cleanse and deodorise. Enjoy.


four season tube $110

- all year round - all Australian

style and stature $100 a careful balance of style and stature

Bahen & Co: 70% Cacao - Almond & Sea Salt

David Weeks Studio/Areaware : Medium

75g: Margaret River WA, Australia.

Cubebot : Designed DUMBO, New York, USA.

With a background in wine making Josh and Jacq use vintage chocolate making equipment and only 2 ingredients, cacao and cane sugar, and strive to make chocolate in a traditional way that pre-dates the mass production of the industrial revolution. In this variety, the Houseblend meets the finest of almonds, slow roasted with estate grown olive oil and finished with hand harvested sea salt.

David Weeks is a New York designer initially famous for his architectural lighting creations creations we have specified in our Architectural practice. We were pleased to see that he was turning his skill to other objects and the Cubebot is particularly charming. Inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, Weeks designed these sculptures as a non-traditional take on the toy robot by joining ancient Japanese traditions with contemporary toy culture. Their sturdy hardwood frames can hold hundreds of poses and when playtime is over, they each neatly fold up into unassuming cubes.

Maya Sunny Honey: 100% Raw Macadamia Crunch 300g : Mudgee Region, NSW, Australia.

Maya Sunny Honey wants us to experience honey in its simplest and purest form - raw - the only pure, unpasteurised, unheated and unprocessed kind of honey that can be consumed. Macadamia Crunch is made of 100% raw Bottle Brush honey with raw macadamia nuts. A perfect combination. Goods Tube: Packaged in our signature large Goods Tube with filling and Gift Guide.

Normann Copenhagen : Wine & Bar Pourer - 2 pcs : Copenahgen, Denmark.

The essential idea behind this wine pourer is to make the serving of wine more of an occasion with warmth, proximity and humour. Designed by French born Copenhagen based designer

Aurélien Barbry the coupling of cork and stainless steel makes a lot of sense, and with a beautiful simple form makes it perfect. By the way you get two! Bahen & Co : 70% Cacao - Brazil 75g : Made in

Margaret River WA, Beans from Brazil. With a background in wine making Josh and Jacq use vintage chocolate making equipment and only 2 ingredients, cacao and cane sugar, and strive to make chocolate in a traditional way that pre-dates the mass production of the industrial revolution. Located in Margaret River in Western Australia, they have a philosophy of ‘Bean to Bar’ and this is beautifully expressed in this chocolate bar, using beans from a Bahia plantation once lost in the Jungles of the Mata Atlantica. The chocolate produced from this cacao has expressions of dark fruit and bold chocolate notes. Dark and lovely. Goods Tube: Packaged in our signature large Goods Tube with filling and Gift Guide.


little puddles Getting crafty with fabulous Christmas wreaths by Natalie Gurney Can you tell us a bit about Little Puddles? Little Puddles is all about a love of handmade and inspiring others to be creative. It’s filled with the things I love to make and the supplies I love to craft with. I’m forever inspired by my gorgeous girls, and as such my range evolves as my family evolves. I just want to make pretty things. Tell us about yourself and your background? My background is in human resources, but I’ve always had a crafty side, inspired and nurtured by my crafty mama who makes the most beautiful stitcheries and quilts. I love to learn new crafts and decorate my home with colourful and quirky creations. Over time the idea of a craft business grew and has developed into something more than expected. I’m lucky enough to come from a family that has always been supportive and close, and as such, I’ve been able to put more time into Little Puddles to grow it more and more each year. I’m so proud of how far it’s come…but there’s a long way to go and I’m excited to develop it further. What inspired you to create Christmas pieces? Christmas is my favourite time of year, I absolutely love decorating the house and watching my girls getting excited about Santa. My mum collects porcelain Santa

figurines and decorates her entire lounge and dining area with them every year, they are just so beautiful. I try to collect one special Christmas decoration each year to add to my collection. I love the idea of slowly growing my collection of beautiful Christmas pieces to be lovingly brought out each year to celebrate, and to think that others may be doing this with my Christmas pieces that I create brings me a lot of happiness. Which piece in your collection is a must have for Christmas? I think the Christmas wreaths are just so fun! I love my little deer friends, they are the icing on the cake for me! And I love the idea of buying one special item every Christmas that will be special for years to come. What makes Christmas special for you? I just love the Christmas spirit! Spending time thinking of friends and family, finding presents that would be just perfect for each and every one of them. Watching my girls getting excited about Santa… I enjoy it even more now. And the food… I love the food. What are your top 5 ideas for great Christmas decorations? 1. Never underestimate the beauty of

handmade, even if your creation doesn’t turn out exactly as you saw it in your mind, we can be too critical on ourselves and more often than not, others will be blown away by your creation! 2. There is no such thing as too much colour! 3. Christmas themes are fantastic, but I always love to buy one special piece that works every year, no matter what the colour scheme. It’s so lovely to open the Christmas decorations box each year and be enveloped in memories of previous celebrations. 4. F airy lights are a must… all year round actually. 5. T here is a wealth of inspiration out there, check out Instagram, online mazagines, blogs, Pinterest… wherever your fancy takes you. Where do you shop for your Christmas décor and gift wrapping? I’m lucky to be surrounded and inspired by amazingly clever and creative small businesses during market season whom I love to support, so I usually keep an eye out for pretty wrapping and decor at the markets I attend each week. I just bought some beautiful white and gold chevron wrapping paper from Inky & Co at the recent Finders Keepers market in Melbourne… it’s almost too pretty to cut in to.

What plans do you have for celebrating this year? We always go to see the Christmas lights at the Boulevard in Ivanhoe, it’s a family tradition which we absolutely love, it’s so beautiful! And Christmas Eve is spent watching the Polar Express and drinking hot chocolate, never mind how warm the weather is. Christmas Day is all about spending time with family and friends, eating more than my fair share of food and enjoying some relaxing time after the busy lead up to the Christmas season. CONTACT:

Kinley: Dark. Our Kinley print features hand painted elements in a beautiful mix of colours to suit any room. Proudly designed and made in Melbourne with love, this print is exclusive to the Middle of Nowhere online store. Price $278. Stockist:

for the wall XMAS GIFT GUIDE

Malachi Mila Flor Porthole-Blue/Black. Beautiful porthole hand made in Byron Bay. Made from plaster, acrylic and resin. Part of ‘MALACHI’ an Exhibition by Jai Vasicek. Price $220. Stockist: www. fentonandfenton.

Sorbet Driftwood Wall Hanging by Fly Away Ruby. Hand painted in pastel colours with silver highlights. Price $102. Stockist:

Heart Checkers from Tropicool Collection Price from $80. Stockist: www.

Koyam Anchor Tribe Rosary. Individually handmade Anchor Tribe piece. Price $129. Stockist:

Tropicool - Stone Print. Printed directly on to a handcrafted panel which made from stone materials and framed by hardwood timber. Price $180. Stockist: www.colourandskulls. Paradise Gold Foil Print and Romance Silver Foil Print. Price $119.95 each. Stockist: www. blackliststore.

The Spike Shape. All artworks are hand painted and made by the artist. Price $880. Stockist:

Taima Hunter Tribe. Individually hand-made. Price $69. Stockist:


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luxe gifting and co Luxe Gifting & Co was created by Caroline Perrin for the style savvy - with a modern, contemporary twist on the classic hamper, the unique collection brings back the excitement of gift giving. With time increasingly becoming more of a luxury, Luxe Gifting & Co want to become the gifting destination for stylish personal gifts, celebration occasions & corporate solutions that truly impress. With a background in luxury marketing, a love

of design & creativity, & a passion for finding the latest products – Luxe Gifting & Co was established. With years travelling Australia & New Zealand in previous marketing roles, inspiration for the gift boxes was everywhere… from luxury travel candles by Lumira to Aromatherapy Co lifestyle products from New Zealand. An overnight bag from Australian designers Elms & King, stylish men’s essentials & stunning Australian designed tea cups to

truly complement every day moments with a little luxury. Partnering with some of Australia & New Zealand’s boutique designers, we have a created a range of unique on-trend gift boxes. The range of contemporary products have been stylised to create inspirational lifestyle gift boxes for todays key moments & occasions, or perhaps a little something just for you – spoil yourself...

the gift of an indulgent moment Allow someone to relax with their own signature tea pot and tea cup, decadent chocolate, luxury travel candle & a book to inspire design at home  Enjoy the best of Margaret Rivers, Bahen and Co Almond & Salt Chocolate 75g  How To Decorate Book by Shannon Fricke is a well-known interior designer, stylist and homewares designer  Experience High Tea in style with this Cristina Re Signature Tea Cup and Saucer

indulge gift box $189.00

 Experience High Tea in style with this vintage inspired Cristina Re Signature Tea Pot  Enjoy the ultimate luxury lifestyle with this Lumira Sicilian Citrus Travel Candle 100ml, founded by Australian Almira Armstrong

All gifts come packaged in a stunning matt black gift box, wrapped in soft layers of black tissue paper and tied with a luxurious double satin ribbon - delivered in an oversized high gloss black designer bag.


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the ultimate men’s gift A sophisticated overnight / travel bag with all of the the essentials with notes of leather & cedar to wind down at the end of a long working day…  The Aromatherapy & Co Therapy Man Shaving Cream, Lemon, Chamomile & Rosemary 130ml, a Natural & Pure Products inspired by NZ ingenuity  The Aromatherapy & Co Therapy Man Hair & Body Wash, Sandalwood & Cypress 500ml, a Natural & Pure Products inspired by NZ ingenuity

men’s essential $289.00

 Travel in style with this New Zealand Designed Men’s Weekender Bag, finished with soft leather trimming (50 x 24 x 39cm)  Look sharp with this Shaver Blade Sharpener made for the stylish man (blade not included)  Men’s Journal with an inspiring statement to live by ‘Take Epic Chances’

 Enjoy the ultimate luxury lifestyle with this Lumira No.352 Leather & Cedar Candle 450g All gifts come packaged in a stunning matt black gift box, wrapped in soft layers of black tissue paper & tied with a luxurious double satin ribbon - delivered in an oversized high gloss black designer bag.

perfect gardening inspiration and relaxation Be inspired by Jamie Durie’s edible gardening book with some luxury gardening products to nourish, protect & encourage time out to relax…  Enjoy the barmy nights with this Citronella Jar Candle 135g  Edible Garden Design by One of Australia’s leading landscape designers Jamie Durie  Natural & Pure Products inspired by NZ ingenuity, The Aromatherapy & Co Repairing Hand Cream, Wild Lime & Mint with Fig & Olive Extracts 75ml

for the gardener $159.00

 Natural & Pure Products inspired by NZ ingenuity, The Aromatherapy & Co Hand Wash Wild Lime & Mint with Fig and Olive Extracts 500ml  Natural & Pure Products inspired by NZ ingenuity, The Aromatherapy & Co Exfoliating Soap Bar, Wild Lime & Mint with Fig & Olive Extracts 150g

All gifts come packaged in a stunning matt black gift box, wrapped in soft layers of black tissue paper & tied with a luxurious double satin ribbon - delivered in an oversized high gloss black designer bag.


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CONCRETE CHRISTMAS TREE Gina Ciancio from STYLE CURATOR shows us how to create your own concrete Christmas trees in five easy steps

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DIY ITEMS YOU WILL NEED: • Concrete • Sand • Gold paint (we used Haymes Gold Dabs) • Plastic sheet (we picked ours up from IKEA) • Bucket • Stirrer • Paint brush • Scissors • Sticky tape

STEP ONE: Mix up the concrete using 1 cup concrete, 1 cup sand and ½ cup water. STEP TWO: Create a plastic cone by rolling a piece of heavy plastic sheet on an angle. Sticky tape the sheet in place and seal the tip of the cone with a piece of sticky tape. STEP THREE: Burry the cone ¾ deep in the remaining bucket of sand to secure it in place and fill with concrete. STEP FOUR: Allow to dry for 24 hours. If it feels like it might tip over during this time, gently position some objects around the cone to ensure it stays put. STEP FIVE: Once the cone of concrete is completely dry, remove the plastic sheet and paint the tip of the cone in gold paint. If you don’t have a steady hand, you can masking tape around the tip to ensure you get a precise finish.

TIPS: • Make sure the concrete is completely dry before you remove the cone from the plastic or your tree will crumble • If you are making several trees, try rolling the plastic at different angles to create different shape trees and in a variety of sizes.

We love these stylish concrete Christmas trees and think they look best when you cluster 2-3 together in different sizes.

paper elephant Using the vintage letterpress technique Nykke Coleman creates lovely Christmas cards and tags that add a little touch of luxury to any gift Can you tell us a bit about Paper Elephant? We produce our own range of stationery products as well as designing and printing custom work for others, mostly wedding invitations. We use a vintage technique called letterpress printing that dates back hundreds of years. We print each hand mixed colour one at a time and use beautiful eco friendly papers. Tell us about yourself and your background? Having been a designer in almost every field over the last … well, too many years, I was eager to ‘do my own thing’. In 2010 that dream became a reality when we purchased our lovely old 1963 Heidelberg printing press, and Paper Elephant was born. I had always had a love of paper and letterforms as a child, so most of our designs have a strong typographical theme, as well as being a little cheeky, and feature lovely paper stock.

What inspired you to create Christmas stationery? I am a big kid at heart. I love Christmas. It’s a time for family, and a time to show people that you think about them and care. We make lovely Christmas cards and tags that add a little touch of luxury to any gift or are beautiful on their own. What makes Christmas special for you? It’s a time to spend with family and relax, to leave all the dramas of life and business behind for a day and watch my kids light up with joy. And if we are lucky, and it’s a nice chilly mountain day, we get to have a lovely hot Christmas lunch too. What are your top 5 ideas for great Christmas decorations? • |Glass ornaments (if there are no small children or animals attacking the tree, so we haven’t used ours for a few years) • Free form tinsel to mimic icicles • Anything red, each year I throw in an

accent colour but mostly everything is red • Decorations with a personal touch, this year I have had personalised ceramic decorations custom made for every member of the family • and LOTS of sparkly lights What is a must have item for your Christmas table? Donna Hay’s roast pumpkin salad. It’s been a tradition since 2001 when the first issue of her magazine launched and our entire Christmas feast came from those pages. The salad became a Christmas staple. What plans do you have for celebrating this year? We don’t make specific plans, it’s more freeform. We prefer to keep it intimate and quiet. (Well as quiet as three children can make it that is.) CONTACT:


After a different take on the traditional Christmas tree? These removable wallpaper kits designed Melissa Milligan are just the tree to brighten your wall Can you tell us a bit about Treekandi? Treekandi is a removable reusable wallpaper Christmas tree kit. It is your Christmas tree in a box. It comes with tree, lights, batteries, clips and decorations, even a star for the top! Tell us about yourself and your background? I am interior stylist/consultant and love my job. Plus decal designer. What inspired you to create Christmas pieces? I was working with a removable photographic wallpaper and Treekandi just popped into my head one day. I had a small business importing wall decals in London and so the two just came together. Which piece in your collection is a must have for Christmas? Any of the trees, I love them all. If I had to pick, I would choose the Skandi. What makes Christmas special for you? This year is extra special because I am going home to the UK to be with all my family. My daughter opening her stocking

and seeing the wonder on her face is just the best! What are your top 5 ideas for great Christmas decorations? • Spray painting pumpkins/gourds, I think they make great decorations. • Fairy lights everywhere, love the ambience they create. • Mistletoe – love a kiss underneath it! • Making paper mache decorations using balloons as moulds – decorate with the kids. Fun! • Putting holly on top of your pictures all around the house. Where do you shop for your Christmas décor and gift wrapping? I tend to go for white gloss paper and then find indulgent ribbons. What plans do you have for celebrating this year? Off to London and then Somerset. Log fires and mulled wine and huge family gatherings. CONTACT:

Christmas tree fabric, price $12.99 per metre, Decorative goats in red and white, large price $29.99 each, small $6.99 each. Stockist:

the gift box company A new and innovative gift service dedicated to creating luxury and corporate gift hampers filled with the most tempting products. They spend their time looking for just the right items to include, so you don’t have to. From their location on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, each gift box is thoughtfully created, artistically packaged and beautifully wrapped.

cooks delight $120

All gift boxes include a matching card and personalized message from you. They pride themselves on creating hampers that capture the essence of every giving occasion, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in their collection they can tailor especially for your friends, clients or staff to make them feel extra appreciated.



cooks delight $120 all your cooking needs This gorgeous hamper filled with quality products will be sure to impress for any occasion. Filled with products from the Aromatherapy Co. kitchen range to cleanse your environment. This gift hamper contains Aromatherapy Co.

harmonise her body and senses Therapy Kitchen Hand Wash (lemongrass lime & bergamot), Aromatherapy Co. Therapy Kitchen Hand Lotion (lemongrass lime & bergamot), Aromatherapy Co. Therapy Kitchen Chef’s Natural Candle (lemongrass lime & bergamot) and Vinyl Designs Apple & Birds printed tea towel.

Spoil her with this indulgent gift box designed to harmonise her body and senses. It will be all about her once she steps into her luxurious at home spa.

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the well groomed man $95 who doesn’t love a well groomed man?

This Gift Hamper includes Aromatherapy Co. Cocoa Vanilla & Cassia Natural Wax Scented Candle, Aromatherapy Co. Body & Bath Oil 200ml in Cocoa Vanilla & Cassia and Aromatherapy Co. Exfoliating Body Scrub.

Spoil him with this complete shaving and grooming set from the Aromatherapy Co. This gift hamper contains Aromatherapy Co. Man Exfoliating Daily Facial Cleanser Revive 200ml,

Aromatherapy Co. Man Moisturising Shaving Cream 200ml, Aromatherapy Co. Man Nourishing Face & Body Balm 500ml, Aromatherapy Co. Man SPF 15 Lip Balm 21g and Aromatherapy Co. Body Sponge.

Hydrangea Pink cushion cover. This oversized hydrangea design is playful in pink. Using our own Hydrangea linen fabric which is digitally printed in Australia. Backed in charcoal velvet. The inners are a lux feather/poly mix. Price $155. Stockist:

GET THE LOOK Super comfy and super stylish - add as many you like to brighten your sofa










1] Blue Sunset Scatter Cushion. Satara has 12 designer Scatter cushions in it’s new ‘Saltwater’ collection. Price $49.90. Stockist: 2] Chitenche Cushion. Geometric colourful Chitenche cloth can be found on women throughout Malawi. Price $129. Stockist: 3] Midnight Ink Cushion. It’s sophisticated and classy and we just love it. Price $80. Stockist: 4] Turquoise Marbled Cushion. A collaboration between Two Girls and local North Shore artist, Katrina Scott has resulted in a selection of stunning hand painted cushions on pure cotton. Price $195. Stockist: 5] Waves Aqua cushion. Price $49.95 each available online. Stockist: 6] Palm Cove Cushion Cover. Make a statement in your home with this gorgeous print cushion. Price $70. Stockist: 7] Ourlieu – Jungle Love Cushion Cover. features a cactus flower/leopard print on one side and leopard print on the reverse. Price $75. Stockist: 8] My Secret. This quirky cushion is 100 % linen and has a layered background in shades of black, grey and white. It has vintage typewriter wording that reads “When I say I won’t tell anyone..., I still tell my best friend.” Price $95. Stockist: 9] Hydrangea Pink Cushion. This oversized hydrangea design is playful in pink. Price $155. Stockist:

summer fun

Have some fun and add a splash of colour this festive season

‘Too Palmy’ wallpaper is our first collaboration with 8footwalls - a bespoke wallpaper co. with the best intentions of brightening up our lives with radical prints. Price $99 p/sqm. Stockist: www.


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1] Turquoise Hammock. This hammock has conquered its niche in the international market because of its grace, style and incredible comfort. Price $225. Stockist: 2] Jungle Love Print. 30x40cm. 200gsm Satin Print. Price $20. Stockist: 3] Rogue Potted Happy Cactus. Price $29.95. Stockist: 4] Royal Chair Green. This majestic chair, certainly makes a statement with its stately design and pops of colour. Stockist: 5] Palm Rows Cushion. Price $129. Stockist: 6] BasilBangs Jungle Fever Picnic ‘LOVERUG’. Whether at the beach, in the garden or on the back deck, the Basil Bangs Love Rugs marks your spot. Price $149. Stockist: 7] Giant Inflatable Flamingo. This fun pool toy is perfect for Spring and Summer. Price $89.95. Stockist:

an artistic year

Belinda Marshall’s paintings depict her vision of a perfect world and now you can get twelve stunning paintings displayed in her new 2015 wall calendar


Belinda Marshall is a Melbourne-based artist and surface designer. She works mainly with acrylic on wood and linen. Her work is an exploration of emotional reactions to the beauty within her immediate environment. A connection to her experience of an idyllic country landscape during childhood drives the need to portray the beauty found in domestic settings and urban landscapes in her work. Her paintings depict her vision of a perfect world - an inner world that can be accessed through a calm, meditative process - communicated through layers of colour, and shapes or sections of pattern. She only focuses only on what resonates and draws her in. By expressing observations of beautiful encounters and moments in her work, she aims to create a space for the viewer to form a deeper connection to his or her secret, unspoken world and to access the contentment that can be experienced from this process. Belinda has just released her new 2015 Wall Calendar which features twelve paintings with one full page image featured each month and is printed in Melbourne on recycled paper with vegetable inks. CONTACT:

ettie ink calendar

Bright and playful these pineapple and watermelon designs are combined with subtle art prints by Michelle Fogdon

In 2008 Michelle Fogdon started a graphic design business with her sister, Jessica. It was called Shrubs Design. Jessica now lives in Sydney doing all sorts of amazing things and this, along with other pressing factors, prompted Michelle to rebrand the business and make it her own. Welcome Ettie Ink! Based in Millswood, Adelaide, Ettie Ink is an online graphic design business. Michelle have always loved designing and creating things, so it seemed like an ideal opportunity to start her own business following the birth of her first daughter, Addison. It has since grown to become quite a busy little business specialising in custom designed wedding stationery and

invitations for all occasions. All work is professionally printed on high quality stock using either a digital or offset press. Michelle has just released her new Ettie Ink 2015 Wall Calender which contains 12 Ettie Ink art designs, one for each month. Printed on a beautiful, creamy coloured, uncoated card stock. Calendar is spiral bound with drill hole for hanging. You can reuse the art of each month as a finished art print. Available through her online store they are fantastic value at only $34. CONTACT:


inaluxe calendar

Heide Hackworth from Earth Greetings collaborated with the talented duo from Inaluxe, Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd to create a 2015 calendar full of stunning artworks


Earth Greetings have collaborated with talented designers Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd from Inaluxe to produce this stunning 2015 calendar. Kristina and Jason produce their original artworks from their tranquil setting of a small town home studio in the Grampians. Artist and illustrator Kristina is the founder and co-owner of Inaluxe, originally formed in 2006 as an online presence for Kristina’s various design projects. As a fine artist, Kristina’s work has appeared in a variety of publications. Jason is the Ying to Kristina’s Yang at Inaluxe headquarters. After deserting his arts background to focus on a mild career as a music historian Jason returned to the art world in 2010 when he joined Kristina’s blossoming art project Inaluxe. Earth Greetings is a creative business publishing Heide Hackworth’s natureinspired designs on to greeting cards. As she has always been a bit of a greenie, naturally she wanted to use environmentally friendly paper and nontoxic printing for my cards. Earth Greetings shares Inaluxe’s philosophy to “Make it beautiful, use the best materials possible, and be responsible

and sustainable in production practice.” and believe this calendar reflects that. The calendar is A4 size and white spiral bound and will bring a new original artwork to every month of the year. It’s made in Australia using 100% post-consumer waste and certified carbon neutral. CONTACT: More about the artists Inaluxe here More about my business Earth Greetings here

the paperbird society Beautiful bird illustrations created by Melissa Boardman are the delightful feature of these three stunning 2015 Calendars


The Paperbird Society is Melissa Boardman’s creative outlet to combine her favourite things; printmaking, photography, papergoods and birds! With everything she makes Melissa has the environment in mind, she uses as many natural materials as possible and always use eco-friendly inks and recycled paper. Melissa lives in Wellington, New Zealand and loves watching the flourishing bird life in her backyard. She has a few nectar feeders that everyday is frequented by dozens of native birds, they are a constant source of inspiration for her. Melissa especially loves visiting bird sanctuaries and relishs the opportunity to see birds that aren’t found on the mainland. Birds are the inspiration for everything that she creates, she loves nothing more than getting lost in nature, and being surrounded by birdsong. Melissa has created these simple yet striking 2015 calendars each featuring 12 months of original illustrations, inspired by birds and designed with the environment in mind. Truly eco-friendly in every sense, the calendars are printed on 100% recycled paper and hang on their own individually handmade wooden hanger. The beauty of these calendars is in their simplicity, the monochrome images are complimented by the natural wood and the shape creates a unique silhouette on the wall. There are three designs to choose from, Robins, Flying Birds, and a calendar full of New Zealand bird illustrations. CONTACT:







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