new beginnings

New Beginnings

Lifestyle, Thoughts

new beginnings

I’m sitting on my bed writing this to the sounds of cartons being taped. Thankfully it’s not me doing it. We are expats and because we have to move, a company will pack and move for us. Being what feels like a professional mover, this makes the experience a little bit easier as anyone who has moved house will know.

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Citta Design Summer | Patterned Landscapes 8

Citta Design Summer | Patterned Landscapes

Interior & Design, Let's Shop

Citta Design Summer | Patterned Landscapes 8

I could imagine that as a designer, it would be quite a challenge to move from one collection to the next and ensure that the two mix seamlessly together. Citta Design has managed to pull this challenge off once again with their 2015/16 summer collection, Patterned Landscapes, inspired by the textures of Mali. Today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what’s to come!

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Donnell Day Journal

Styled Canvas Challenge | June Favourite

Interior & Design, Styled Space

Donnell Day Journal

I had three beautiful blogs who took part in the June #styledcanvaschallenge. As it’s early days and I was so blown away by each of the entries, I thought I’d feature all three of them here on the blog. There were also many entries over on Instagram so today and tomorrow, I will regram my two IG favourites on my feed.

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Architect: Smart Design Studio

Heritage & Moving On (in an interior world) | Visual Strands

Lifestyle, Culture

Architect: Smart Design Studio

I was asked by Visual Strands, an online lifestyle Zine, to contribute to the July theme “Heritage”. The theme was completely open to interpretation so I wrote about my natural instinct towards decorating and design.

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The “How To” French Soirée

Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink

The how to French soiree

Just a few days now until Bastille Day and I thought that some of you Francophiles might have fun creating a little French dinner party for your friends. This “how to” French soirée is the kind of thing that I’d do and is not overly complicated:

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kristina dam studio

Kristina Dam Studio

Interior & Design, Let's Shop

kristina dam studio

I had one of those moments the other day. I saw an image shared on Facebook by I am the Lab, which took my breath away. The image was of the Botanic Storage by Kristina Dam Studio, a unit designed to place your plants inside or on top, store your magazines, shoes or accessories. The idea and design couldn’t be more perfect for the forever-trending indoor plants.

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sip wine interview

Sip NZ Wine Interview

Lifestyle, Culture

sip wine interview

Recently I was interviewed by a great new lifestyle blog called, Sip NZ Wine. The site is about what NZ does really well – wine, and is run by some women that know a thing or two about it. Caro, the creator who has six years in the industry, had the great idea to create a wine site so that you can meet the makers who passionately craft the wine for us to enjoy and related stories.

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  • Love the @bestuglybagels fit-out on Osborne Lane ✌🏼️
  • Well to say that I'm swimming in boxes is an understatement. I took a break this morning and had brunch at Orphans Kitchen and a little wander down Ponsonby Rd with my little sis who's visiting. How stunning is this creation in Lonely Hearts 💕🌿
  • Bye house and thank you. Now on to exciting new beginnings and a new place to style.
  • ... but hardest part about leaving will be this view
  • I'm going to miss this mantle 🌿Hope you're all having a great day/ night / afternoon Insta friends.
  • Yesterday I attended the media launch of the @cittadesign 2015/16 summer collection,
  • Styled Canvas HQ is about to get a new blank canvas to style ✌🏼️
  • Viewing the @cittadesign summer collection,
  • Back home in NZ after a busy three weeks in Sydney. I'm a transient person at heart but always find it so difficult to leave my close friends and family. Love these girls @sovi_99 & @pearlyqueengirl 🎀
  • Tea time @thelittlekitchencoogee on this freeeezing Sydney day. Can't believe it's snowing 90 minutes away 😘❄️
  • Brunch with my little sis. Love this girl 💓
  • Love a vertical garden #urbanjunglebloggers
  • #itsamoodywednesday for the lovely ladies @jocelynhefner & @stilzitat. This is from the Coogee to Bronte walk that G and I did Sunday morning - spectacular even in grey stormy weather. Believe it or not there were whales frolicking in there 🐳💙
  • My other favourite from the June #styledcanvaschallenge - a regram from the talented @stilzitat. I just want to jump into that cosy bed don't you? Thank you so much to everyone who joined in. I hope you all play again here or on your blog with the July theme of vintage in a modern world. All details on today along with my June blog favourites. Don't forget to always use the hashtag #styledcanvaschallenge so that I can find you 😘💎
  • Regram from the lovely @bowerbirdjo_wanders contribution #styledcanvaschallenge Breakfast In Bed June theme. I absolutely love how Jo captured the light here. I'll post my other June Instagram favourite later today. Thank you Jo! You can see my blog favourites on today. Thanks for all of your wonderful entries last month. 🙌🏼👏🏼
  • How do you use vintage today? If you'd like to take part in the #styledcanvaschallenge on Instagram and/or your blog, style a scene of how you use vintage in the modern world. You have until the end of July for this theme. Full details on (search #styledcanvaschallenge).
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