Socks + gloves

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The pile of little one’s single socks + gloves in our house is a big one. I love this idea of framing up little one’s orphaned socks and gloves!

Such a sweet way to remember how tiny their feet and hands once were while adding a pop of colour to any room.

Kids Wall Art

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

What a great way of displaying kid’s artwork!

All you need is masking tape and a ruler…


Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I have a secret. My nights have been taken over. Overrun by oils, creams, and mixing with the finest of sorts. Sounds racy – oh and it is, let me tell you.

I have been concocting a moisturizer! I have always been a bit of a skin care junkie – I have never been loyal to a brand of moisturiser and tend to bounce around a lot. My skin has changed a lot since having T – a little more fragile and in need of TLC. The zinger is that I once had time for lengthy skin care regimes – not anymore! I’ve always been really, really into ingredients (this is exclusive to skincare only, mind) and so have been gearing myself up for this endeavour for a long time. Now you are probably thinking a nice, wholesome do-it-your-self moisturiser is what I had in mind. A bit of oatmeal? Maybe some essential oils and coconut butter-type thing. No, no.

Last night I finally took the plunge and gathered a selection of ingredients that I have been rounding up (copper peptides, bearberry, Epidermal Growth Factor – that’s right!). Spatula in hand, I mixed in all these wondrously-bizarre sounding ingredients and made my concoction – it really felt like I was in George’s Marvelous Medicine.


I’m so excited – hopefully I don’t break out in some crazy rash – at the moment it looks and smells lovely (licorice additive, perhaps?) – let’s see if it works any magic!

Filling in the blanks…

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

There is a flood of colour on the form of lego pieces flooding the streets, all over the world. Introducing Dispatchwork, a worldwide project where children’s lego pieces are used to fill in holes in the wall and cracks in the ground in neighbourhood streets. Anyone can participate and as far as I can tell, the only mission is to have fun!

One Man’s Rubbish…

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

We received a rather large parcel from Amazon last night. But the box turned out to be far more exciting than its contents (a new rubbish bin)…

Charlie got inspired…

And got busy…

Some final touches…

Ta da!!

Now all it needs is a fresh coat of paint, some wallpaper, a balcony, some insulation sheeting, and perhaps an east and west wing and we will be set.

O’ Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Since meeting nearly 8 years ago, this will be Charlie and my first Christmas spent in our own home (rather than with his family in Arizona), and so like little baby turkeys who have been released from the nest, we will be getting our very first Christmas tree. And I use the term ‘Christmas Tree’ loosely because we are both really into the idea of a non-traditional sort and have come across some really cool ideas – here are a few of our favourites:

Via DesignSponge, this tree was created using yarn! Such a great idea for small spaces.

Wall decal by Mae

Via SweetPaul. Created using cupcake liners (mmm will have to make a batch of cupcakes first, of course!)

By West Elm

Via Design is Mine

This one is my absolute favourite. And I know that the removing of the beautiful little trinkets from the wall would keep my toddler busy for hours.

Will let you know which idea we go with (along with pictures of course)

Olli Ella Pop-Up Shop is underway…

Monday, June 7th, 2010

We are so excited! The Olli Ella pop-up shop is now underway. Olivia and I knew quite early on that we wanted to convert our art gallery in Islington into Olli Ella’s very own pop-up shop. We are going to take down all of the artwork and create five room scenes. Not sure how we are going to achieve this – I do know that MDF, a poor unsuspecting intern, and some MissPrint wallpaper will be involved…

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