Sunday, August 24, 2008

Vintage Glass Love

I love this little collection of bottles- perhaps not on a bedside table (ours are always piled high with magazines!) but maybe in the bathroom instead... Just needed a little inspiration today x

Friday, August 15, 2008

Danish Delicates

Isn't this the most beautiful jewellery you have ever seen?
And like nothing you have ever seen before?

These beautiful porceline pieces are intricately painted by Mette Scherning who handmakes each piece in Denmark. Meet Scherning in store now...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

content or content?

I often get asked this question, and my answer is simply both!
Originally the short list for shop names didn't include "content" as a possibility - in fact I was sold on a name and changed it at the last minute... My mum and I were flipping through some mag's looking for inspiration and she piped up "what about contents, or content?". We came up with quite a few names that day but "content" grew on me - I liked that it had a dual meaning. The rest, as they say, is history.
In the shop I answer the phone con-tent, as in what's inside, as opposed to con'tent, as you may feel {are you with me?} I guess the shop is about the content of your life, not just your home, all the things and the people you live and work with. I see the shop as a creative space which offers things that make life better, more beautiful, and more inspiring. I hope you agree...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3 things

Three things that I never tire of seeing in design and decoration-
* stripes- I have a thing for them! It amazes me how many new colour and style combinations are dreamt up every season. Stripes can transport you to Paris, to your Nan's Farm House, to the Hampton's, to the Missoni design studio, and back home again in the flick of a pantone colour swatch.

* sea-scape's- I love "shack" style and everything to do with living by the ocean! Sea side colours are probably my favourite palette -  collecting shells and drift wood, the way the water changes shades through the day, sunburn, and that air that makes you hungry...

*collections-  Collections usually have that thrift shop style, a clutter of objects on a shelf or a table, a splatter of cushions abandoned on the couch that speak volumes of a home that's lived in and has a story to tell.