A design blog to capture a collection of thoughts from a bowerbird who is in love with unique design - fashion, furniture, art, photography, interiors, jewellery and creative minxes

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter eggs for the non-chocolate lover (yup, that's me!)

I could be wrong, but I don't think I'm the only human who dislikes chocoloate eggs. I know that some of you out there are thinking, "Freak!" but yes, non-chocolate eaters do exist!

To ensure I can still participate in the spirit of devouring an egg on Sunday, I've decided to try my hand at natural egg dying. Colouring an egg with natural dyes allows you to create some delicious colours and still be able to eat the end result.

Thanks to Whiteley Creek Homestead I now have some fantastic instructions on how to get started. I love the authors suggestions about using rubber bands and veggie sediment to create some interesting patterns.

Recipes for natural dyes are available through a number of websites, however the ones I'm going to use are listed below:




Enjoy creating!

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images from whiteley creek homestead and ohdeedoh

An image to inspire thought and creativity

The beauty of this image took my breath away..... it's like it's talking to you, telling you to let your thoughts roam free.

Click the image to enlarge so you can really appreciate the detail.

Artwork by Anthony Mattox

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kookai SALE - starts tomorrow (1st April 2010)

If a Kookai store triggers an O.C.D (obsessive, compulsive disorder) then you'll love this sale. 30% off all accessories, lingerie & sleepwear. Starts tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yes, This IS Glamorous

Life's been hectic and I've been staved of creative freedom and design inspiration for a number of weeks…. So the discovery of {this is glamorous} blog has filled my heart with so much joy!

Roséline, editor of this delightful blog has the eye of an eagle for inspirational objects. Each page filled with more and more images to tantalize your taste buds!

A profile piece was written on this creative minx by above the fray mag and can be viewed by clicking the following link

So, when you're looking for a pick-me-up I'm sure this is glamorous will not let you down!

(images from this is glamorous)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A blogger taking drab to fab!

Occasionally I discover a blogger who astounds me with their dedication to their blog. Marisa, from New Dress a Day is one of these unique individuals. With a goal to spend 365 days with NO traditional clothes shopping and only $365 to make 365 items of clothing out of recycled items purchased from flea markets, garage sales, vintage stores or thrift shops –her goal is definitely no easy feat!

What’s more, this blogger is insanely gifted with the sewing machine. Her blog is definitely worth a visit to check out her amazing creations. A budget of a $1 a day doesn’t exactly buy you cutting edge fashion, but Marisa waves her magic sewing wand and takes drab to fab!
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