Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rosehip & Co

So the little guy and I took a "roadtrip" to Richmond (Tasmania) today to drop off another order at Rosehip & Co. I had not had the chance to visit the store yet (it has only been open a couple of weeks) and was excited to check it out...

And, oh my goodness! It is gorgeous! Tucked into a perfect little spot in the courtyard next to the Bakery, owner Sherri Coomer has done an amazing job creating a delightful little store full of really really really nice stuff.

Here's a little sample:
Nice huh?

AND, What katie Did Next gets her own little stand on the front counter. Love it!

The stock has been selling really well, so I am looking forward to lots more visits to this gorgeous store in a gorgeous part of the world.

And I think the little guy will be happy for some repeat visits to the "duck capital of Tasmania" too!


Rosehip & Co - Homewares and Gifts
Shop 8/50 Bridge Street
Richmond, Tas, 7025

Monday, September 13, 2010

Daffodils - The Best Thing About Spring...

Not much to say. Just have a look at this fragrant bounty of daffs that the little guy and I collected this weekend on Bruny Island.  I absolutely LOVE daffodils. Maybe because I am a September baby? Maybe because of their delectable perfume? Maybe because they herald the start of my favourite season? I don't really know why... But when the house is full of these little babies, I am one happy chickie x


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Designer Crush - Florence Broadhurst

I have recently developed a bit of an obsession with the wonderful designs of Florence Broadhurst.

For those that don't know, Florence was an exceptionally talented (and eccentric) singer, painter, designer and patron of the arts who was born in rural Queensland in 1899. After a fascinating life abroad, perfoming across Asia and Britain, she moved back to Australia, where in 1959 she started the business for which she has become famous - designing and creatng the most AMAZING hand printed wallpaper. 
 Florence Broadhurst shunned the ideas of convention and mass production and created the most divine designs in unique and luxurious patterns using combinations of fuscia pinks, lemon yellows, lime greens, vivid oranges, turquoise, blacks, metallic silvers and gold.
She called her revolutionary handprinted creations “Vigorous designs for modern living”.
Florence worked voraciosly up until the time of her dealth in 1977 - she was murdered in her home at age 78.

Florence's designs are now made into a plethora of drool-worthy products including luxurious fabrics and home furnishings such as rugs, cushions and lamps.

I have just started my collection with the purchase of a piece of this piece of wonderfulness:

I can see that this is going to be the start of a life-long love affair...


(images from here and here and here and here)