FOR KIDS

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Few colors scream summer more than blue.

Aqua, navy, pastel or cobalt – they are the shades of the ocean, cotton kaftans, wide brimmed hats and beachside cocktails.

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So here’s the thing. I have an addiction.

Now it’s not at the selling my worldly possessions for some quick cash or preparing for a family intervention kinda level, but it’s pretty bad.

I am addicted to stationery.

Cards. Stamps. Envelopes. I want it all.

It started innocently enough – a few extra birthday cards stashed away for emergency milestones; ordering custom rubber stamps for my nephews; and a variety of thank you notecards ready for despatching after any event.

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Like a never fail chocolate cake recipe, a signature perfume,  and a stash of last minute birthday cards, everyone needs at least one pair of  perfectly fitting jeans.

There truly is a pair for every occasion- from skinny to boyfriend, straight to ripped.

 Jeans, in a variety of styles, are my definite “go to” weekend wardrobe item.

Paired with my favourite converse, white tee and trench for running errands then teamed with strappy heels, silk blazer and a statement necklace for evening, this is one hard working member of my clothing collection.

 In celebration of weekend style, here are a selection of some of my denim inspired shots.

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Now if I could only look as good as these stunners in mine …

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13 | 11 | 14

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goodobjecteaderI like to think we all have our talents.

I’ve been told I can string a pretty good sentence together; my father has a killer forehand; and my cousin can sing opera.

For Valeria Larienzi it’s illustrating.

 

This talented artist from Uruguay creates beautiful drawings of her favourite things – think designer bags, chic outfits, and iconic furniture pieces.

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Her work is available via her online store, Good Objects, and includes paper prints, greeting cards, and mobile phone cases.

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A selection of Valeria’s work is also for sale on the Buddy Editions site.

Whilst I may be a long way off boasting of any artistic prowess, I can add being able to find fabulous illustrators to my skill set.

Visit Good Objects.

 

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Whilst we are constantly reminded that we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, let’s face it, we all know we do.

Sure it should be the inside that counts, but how are meant to judge that when we can’t see it ?

Case in point – product packaging.

I’ve been known to buy products that I have no real need or desire to acquire based on seductively snappy presentation.

Here are some of my current favorite packages, in classic black and white, for everything from ice cream to coathangers.

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Alley Burgers via sleepop.com/Dees Ice Cream via sumally.com/Le Main Bagels via buzzfeed.com/Chocolate Bar Wrappers via fun.kyti.me/Daily Bread Bag via thedieline.com/Pasta packaging via harveynichols.com/White Beer  via thedieline.com/ Tree Bags via mechantdesign.blogspot.fr/Nordic House via anagrama.com/Coffee cups via twigandthistle.com

 

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Popular culture is awash with iconic street names.

Fifth Avenue. Abbey Road. Melrose Place.

OK, that last one probably only applies if you were (a) born before 1980 or (b) have a penchant for Heather Locklear during the post TJ Hooker years.

The good news is that I’ve found another to add to this list – Belgrave Crescent.

Whilst not so much a street as a super chic online store, Belgrave Crescent showcases a collection of luxurious British leathergoods.

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The brainchild of Roseline Lohr, the woman behind one of the world’s most popular online lifestyle sites  (This is Glamorous), the shop features a stunning selection of leathergoods including satchels, tablet sleeves, zip pouches and card holders.

The range has a distinct Upper East Side girl meets dapper English gent feel to it  – a perfect balance between up to the minute style with good old fashioned craftsmanship.

The site features not only jaw droppingly beautiful  images of the merchandise but you can also take a peek through  an envy inducing Lookbook and an array of curated snaps in the signature style of Roseline in her This is Glamorous mode.

Let’s just say, the girl gives good flatlay.

The deceptively simple Urban Pack black leather backpack and a hot pink St Tropez zip pouch featuring gold foil debossing are already on my Christmas Wish List.

The best news – international shipping is available on all items.

All images via belgravecrescent.com

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24 | 07 | 14

{THE GIANT ART PROJECT}

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 !

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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.

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The pieces will be available stretched, unstretched and shadowbox framed.

The site is live on August 15 !

www.thegiantartproject.com

 

 

 

 

 

16 | 04 | 14

{DIY – NO TOOLS REQUIRED}

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.

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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.

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The pieces are easy to assemble, using a Japanese inspired peg, lock, and wedge joinery system – no Alen key required.

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But it get’s better ! Free delivery is available to most Australian metropolitan cities.

www.nomi.com.au

All images via nomi.com.au