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Kuku Design

So I have no idea how I stumbled across this label, there is no website or facebook page- it is all through Instagram! Based out of Melbourne, Kuku Design make wooden pendent lamp shades in an amazing floral type shape. Hard to describe, but there are pictures below. These would look perfect in nursery or kids room with the coloured pom pom trim or minus the pom poms these would look great as a feature light in a lounge or above/on a desk! They are amazingly unique and if you follow the instagram newsfeed you will see that they were experimenting with copper leaf which is exciting- anything with copper leaf is amazing! I’m excited to see where this label grows and goes!

Find and follow Kuku Design on instagram under kukudesign
Contact- info.kukudesign@gmail.com
(All photos are from Kuku Design Instagram)

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Lily and the Weasel

Finally, another store you can go and visit! There have been requests for more bricks-and-mortar stores in and around Melbourne to visit! Here you go-

Lily and the Weasel
Visited this little gem recently, it is the shining light amongst the somewhat questionable Swan Street. The perfect store for gifts, I adore their range of ceramics unique kids items. I was after a Kim Wallace Ceramics platter for a gift, I kind of wanted to avoid the postage charge from ordering online (don’t we all- it all adds up!) so hunted down where they were stocked in Melbourne. Surprise surprise I did not leave with the platter as intended but some other beautiful mugs and some serving dishes. My absolute favourites are the crisp white dishes with little sparrow sitting on the side and bright glaze on the inside of the bowl. Simply stunning. There are many great Australian brands in the store including Emily Green‘s necklaces, Angus and Celeste ceramics, Weasel soft toys and Victoria Mason jewellery just to name a few. There is also quite a homage to the area with skipping girl bookends and items vintage printed with the Richmond postcode. Very Melbourne.

A mix of pictures from the Lily and the Weasel website show some of their amazing products, it is definitely worth a visit!

Lily and the Weasel- 173 Swan Street, Richmond

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Fictional Objects

Fictional Objects

No I’m not writing about imaginary things. Fictional Objects is a Melbourne based bed linen company that is less than a year old and already doing amazing things!! My personal style fluctuates between very classic almost vintage styles and soft modern prints, so this range is my perfect go to for the softer modern prints. Yellow, coral, navy and soft blacks feature with small print arrows, triangles and spots to create quite a minimal look yet remaining interesting. And the best part? Their ranges go from cot size through to king.

Small runs of each line mean theres no mass producing which is something I personally love and admire, its such a good feeling having something thats not around everywhere!! The designs are made to mix and match, yet I can also see them fitting with many other combinations- I would personally put the yellow pillow cases with just about anything, even clashing with other prints or florals.

I’m yet to try them out but pretty happy to have discovered this range, as soon as the million layers have come off my bed from winter then it will be time for the change! You can also check them out at the next Finders Keepers Market if you missed seeing them there last time!!

Visit Fictional Objects here. (All pics are from their site.)

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Fictional Objects

Fictional Objects

No I’m not writing about imaginary things. Fictional Objects is a Melbourne based bed linen company that is less than a year old and already doing amazing things!! My personal style fluctuates between very classic almost vintage styles and soft modern prints, so this range is my perfect go to for the softer modern prints. Yellow, coral, navy and soft blacks feature with small print arrows, triangles and spots to create quite a minimal look yet remaining interesting. And the best part? Their ranges go from cot size through to king.

Small runs of each line mean theres no mass producing which is something I personally love and admire, its such a good feeling having something thats not around everywhere!! The designs are made to mix and match, yet I can also see them fitting with many other combinations- I would personally put the yellow pillow cases with just about anything, even clashing with other prints or florals.

I’m yet to try them out but pretty happy to have discovered this range, as soon as the million layers have come off my bed from winter then it will be time for the change! You can also check them out at the next Finders Keepers Market if you missed seeing them there last time!!

Visit Fictional Objects here. (All pics are from their site.)

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5 of the Best- Pineapple mania

Is anyone else realising that the new trend for spring/summer is tropical? And that everyone seems to be going bananas for pineapples? I walked past a Mozi store last week and its pineapples galore! I’m becoming obsessed with British India themed home wares, kind of like a vintage tropical look, so I’m loving a bit of pineapple! Its not hard if you want to jump on the pineapple bandwagon as it is everywhere, but here are a few of my favourites! The vintage print is probably the one I will be definitely buying out of my top 5!

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1. Everingham & Watson Navy Pineapple Cushion found here
2. Everingham & Watson Pineapple Blackboard found here
3. Freedom Pineapple Statue found here
4. Strathcona Stockings Pineapple Socks found here
5. Pacifica Island Artwork Vintage Pineapple Print found here

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Goods by Grinn

Goods by Grinn
Like the multitude of other finds, I can’t remember how I came across this company, they have just kind appeared recently! There are loads of cushions out there at a million and one stores, and I love the different textures such as knits out there this season! But I have been searching for some less over the top cushions that are unique, cause I’m all about being unique!

Even though this company is based in the USA, as you know I am always keen to support smaller businesses! (and they ship to Oz!)

These guys do a small range of cushions, and no one you know will have the same! I’m in love with the colour palettes and simple designs, and all the patterns are original and custom only to Goods by Grinn.

I’m really into blues and gold at the moment so I’m loving the gold spot cushion and the blue geometric cushions the best! Pair these with a knitted or textured pillow and maybe a woodland animal printed one (vintage inspired deer/elk or even elephant prints are amazing and pretty easy to find!) and you have got a nice stylish little cushion corner!

I have some other soft furnishing labels that do rad and over the top cushions to show you at another time, but Goods by Grinn is way more ‘me’ so it gets first go! The Super Cool also have some amzing cushions that would compliment these colours so check them out as well! Cushions are such an easy way to bring colour and change into a space so take a look and spice up your own living areas!

Find Goods by Grinn here

*All photos are sourced from Goods by Grinn website
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The Woodsfolk

The Woodsfolk
It only opened earlier in the year but already this has to be one of my new absolute favourite stores. And its so close to my work in Hawthorn that I can pop in whenever! Every time I head in here I just want one of everything and this is little to no exaggeration. I finally acknowledged I’m slightly obsessed with woodland creatures at the moment so it is no wonder I love this store because it is such an earthy, quirky, woody, homey store that oozes class in a modern old fashioned kind of way. A bit oxymoronic but true! 

The Woodsfolk has a really old-fashioned family service feel, possibly also because they had a colouring competition over easter for kids AND adults which is just so cool and reminded me of when I was growing up, they were all the rage.

The store is mainly homewares and decorations, including the felt balls rugs which i adore so much. Even better they have a couch with felt balls as the feature buttons, and felt ball garlands. There are not multiples of everything so its almost a little bit like walking into a well styled and bountiful home where you can just happen to buy that cushion that you’re leaning on or the rug you are walking upon. Soft furnishings, art prints, stationary, kitchenware, books, pompoms, fabric feather dream catchers, scarves, fur chairs, candles… um shall I go on? 

I just about died when I saw the kids felt coats with hoods like different animals. Absolutely adorable. None of that stuffy polyester fluffy ‘bear’ but real classic lions and bunnies. 

Have you got the gist yet how much I’m in love with this place? Even their website and blog are seriously inspiring, the styling and photography of the store and products are amazing. Definitely worth having a peek!

Visit The Woodsfolk in store at 39 Church Street, Hawthorn and online here

The day or two after I discovered The Woodsfolk, The Design Files blogged about it. Once again I felt like she has beaten me to all my good ideas. Haha! Because The Design Files is also a brilliant blog and they take all their own amazing pictures, you can check out her story on the store here.

*I take no credit for these amazing photos, all photos were sourced from The Woodsfolk site

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See the gorgeous little felt lion coat?!!

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