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Wednesday
Apr092014

Ottawa Antique Show 

As I mentioned last week, this spring's Ottawa Antique Show was held this past weekend. I had participated last year by taking photos and going around tagging all of my favourite items ("Kim's picks") - see the post here. This year was quite different as my husband had a booth to sell his vintage radios that he guts and modernizes. The booth was so large I decided to lug a bunch of my retro/vintage goodies to sell as well. My husband sold some of his radios (YAY!) but I unfortunately managed only to sell a few of my things (I don't get it really - I had some pretty awesome West German pottery and not one of them sold! What's up with you Ottawans?!). Regardless, the show had a huge lineup on the first day and was really busy both days it ran. We had alot of fun and it was a really cool experience being on the other side of the table for a change. I took photos again, including some of the items I managed to buy before the show even opened! (I'm hopeless - I try and get rid of stuff, only to accumulate more!)

Our booth, and some of the pottery I brought back home with me. :(

Above are photos from one of my favourite sellers at the show - Samantha Howard Vintage. Samantha's modernist/brutalist jewelry collection gets me going every time, and I always have to pick up at least one piece, and Samantha, along with her husband Andrew have amazing retro and glass pieces as well. I also picked up something from one of the photos above. (Take a guess and you'll see at the end of the post if you are right). 

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Wednesday
Feb262014

More from Bea Mombaers

Just because I can't get enough. Bea Mombaers and Items.

Tuesday
Dec032013

South Hampton simplicity

Cecilia Dupire's South Hampton house is a study in stylish simplicity. Dupire, of design firm Cezign, has taken a 60s home and played with volume and view, connecting inside and out. No gut renovation though. Those parts of the home that drew her to the property in the first place with their charm and honesty have been retained. Cezign's ZIG range of furniture provides seating flexibility throughout the home. No Hamptons cliché here. A home of familiarity and charm. Images by co-designer of the ZIG range, photographer Costas Picadas.

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Saturday
Nov162013

Updating your home for Summer

The days are getting warmer and the holiday season is just about to hot up. It's almost summer in Australia and New Zealand! Is your home looking washed out after winter? Does it need a little zhush before family and friends get together? Have no idea where to start? Luckily I had the chance to ask Korryn Bentley, homewares buyer at Freedom to help with a few timely ideas.

What are your quick and easy tips for breathing fresh life into your home for summer?

I’m a fan of overhauling my winter block out curtains with fresh white sheer curtains. It’s inexpensive, quick and easy and will make a striking impact to your room.

I’m also getting my green thumb on and doing a freshen up in the garden and repotting my planters with new colourful petunia’s. That burst of colour is the perfect ‘WELCOME HOME’ – and even if you’re just potting up some succulents, your pots can add the pop of colour – perfect for Summer.

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Tuesday
Nov122013

I'll have one of everything

Amazing photographs by Lucas Allen for Mark Tuckey. Love! Love! Love!