We all want to give fabulous gifts.
Those gifts where the recipient is blown away by your style, creativity and superior talents in the gift giving genre.
You see, we all start off with great intentions – the flicker of an idea in August that re-emerges a week before Christmas with no recollection of the exact website you saw it on. Or a retailer whose time frame can only accommodate a January delivery.
Epic fail on both counts.
But, rest assured, there is hope.
We are only in early December so there is still time to attack that gift list with gusto, with no geographic restrictions, and plenty of time for pre Christmas deliveries.
I’ve managed to locate 15 fabulous gifts, all under $30* (many waaay less) without leaving my laptop. Oh, and did I mention all my finds are sourced from ONE store – anthropologie.com !
Yep, a modern day Christmas miracle.
Limited edition monogrammed mugs/Vika Sky Serving Tongs/Aurum Desk Clip/Gilded Cornet Bottle Opener/Gold Wreath Studs
Baking Cookbook/Calligrapher Canape Plates/Soap Dishes/Foot Cream
Calligrapher Plate/Leather Pencil Case/Cities Calendar/Dr Seuss French Book/Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins
* $30 is US30
Been a bit quiet here at The Global Shopper HQ.
No, I haven’t given birth, adopted a new kitten or renovated my home.
Nope, I’ve been working on an exciting new venture – The Giant Art Project !
Under the leadership of the uber talented Cameron Comer, a leading Melbourne interior designer, we at The Giant Art Project subscribe to the philosophy that when it comes to most things in life – pay packets, diamond rings, and dirty martinis – bigger is better.
In our view, art is no different.
The Giant Art Project showcases a collection of large scale designer artworks for your home, office, or commercial space.
As a sneak peek, here are a few rough ‘behind the scenes’ snaps I took at a recent photo shoot.
The pieces will be available stretched, unstretched and shadowbox framed.
The site is live on August 15 !
Here’s the thing.
We all love the idea of custom furniture.
One of a kind fabric woven to your particular specifications, chair legs carved to a precise angle to maximise your domestic feng shui, and a table stained midway between your European oak buffet and American oak chairs.
Then reality hits and the true detail of your decorating budget becomes clearer than the reasons Cameron Diaz will never win an Oscar.
Enter Nomi, a fab Melbourne based company that allows you to customise your furniture all from the comfort of your laptop.
The brainchild of award winning designer Tomek Nomi, log on to the company’s site, pick your items, and start designing.
With an emphasis on clean lines and unassuming proportions, the range includes stylish yet practical tables, benches, storage items, and chairs.
Customisation options include colour shades, timber finishes, washes, and size.
The pieces are easy to assemble, using a Japanese inspired peg, lock, and wedge joinery system – no Alen key required.
But it get’s better ! Free delivery is available to most Australian metropolitan cities.
All images via nomi.com.au