So you see these lists floating around on pinterest all the time. "14 things to do before you give birth", "10 Things to do before your baby arrives". Well almost four months in to mummy hood, now that I can look back at those months before my life got turned upside down in the best possible way, here's my list of the top ten things I'm glad I did before I had my baby.
I can't believe it's February already… I've been pretty slack on the ol' blog so far this year (soz!) but I've been pretty busy with some projects and room makeovers around the house. Currently, I'm sourcing some funky prints for various places around the house. There's an abundance of awesome artists, designers, typographers and photographers out there and it really would be possible to browse online for weeks, months even, to find the perfect piece for your place.
It's no secret that copper is HOT in the world of design lately, but it is still pretty damn cool to see how designers and stylists are using this marvellous metal in new and exciting ways. While I'm not a fan of copper overload (such as 'The Copper Wall' from the latest season of The Block – hey, I don't need that much metal up in my grill), I do like me a little bit of copper. Pendants, desk accessories, candle holders, pots and mirrors are all perfect ways to introduce copper accents without challenging Ozzy Osbourne to the title of King of Heavy Metal.
Intriguing and intricate. Cast your eye over these exotic pieces of bone inlay furniture. Originating from India, inlay is an exceptional form of art that sees piece of bone (usually camel or buffalo) or mother of pearl inlaid into the timber furniture frame. The process of creating a single piece of inlay furniture can take weeks, as several craftsmen delicately hand carve each individual piece of bone.
I've been wanting to make one of these inspiration boards for some time now. My own little collection of things that remind me why life is so great and why I do the things that I do. These boards are certainly not an original idea, but you can be as creative and original in your design as you like.
I collected a bunch of images that I love for whatever reason and started from there……
I'm really liking gilded prints and objects lately, so thought I'd try a bit of this metal magic for myself. All of the materials you'll need can be found at a good craft store. I got mine from my local Riot Art & Craft.