Friday 31 July 2015

I randomly stumbled across the blog Lunchpails and Lipstick and felt instantly inspired by the beautiful outfits on display. If you haven’t come across them yet, do yourself a favour and mosey on by. Here’s what you will find.


denim SALE

Dresses with NORDSTROM + 3 things on my mind

beach pants | Lunchpails & Lipstick

flared out + 3 things on my mind

ASOS peasant top


baseball tee (1)

Current Elliott salty jeans

stripe dress

Current elliot dress

Source | Lunchpails & Lipstick

The Importance of Softened Light

Wednesday 29 July 2015

I’ve always dreamed of having an attic hideaway. A bright airy space, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house, where I can shut out the world and just vegetate for a few hours. Not only do they provide urban boltholes but they are also a very clever way of utilising what would normally be “dead space”. Saying that, the awkward slope of the roof and poor ventilation, makes them tricky to create. As usual, those clever Scandinavians have brainstormed and come up with some nifty solutions to combat these common attic problems. One such solution are the famous Danish VELUX windows, which not only provide ample light, but also provide clever ventilation solutions to a normally dark and stuffy roof space, but have you ever wondered how to cover them? If you had asked me 3 months ago whether I would bother with window coverings (if there was no chance of being overlooked) I’d tell you absolutely not, but my stance quickly changed when we put up a pair of thick curtains in our bedroom in the hopes of combating a chilly southerly wind… the decision has been next to life-changing. Our bedroom now feels warm and snug and the added darkness has allowed the odd lie-in on a Sunday morning. The moral of the story? Never underestimate the value of a good window covering, not matter what type of window or door you have.

For those of you lucky enough to have an attic hideaway, check out Itzala – they have some fantastic coverings for VELUX windows.

VELUX vouwgordijnen


VELUX raambekleding

Go exclusive by combining different structures and shades of grey and beige with elements of nature.

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Tallow Beach, Byron Bay

Monday 27 July 2015

You’ll have to forgive my incessant posting of beach scenes but ever since I found myself living in Australia, not a week goes by when I don’t find myself in front of yet another breath-taking coastal setting. It’s a hard life, but someone has to do it.

This is Tallow Beach, in Byron Bay. Apart from maybe three other people, we were the only people on the beach every time we went for a walk. It was so quiet that we were lucky enough to stumble across a little echidna, who was doing roly polys down the sand dunes.

Wishful Thinking - Tallow Beach

Wishful Thinking - Tallow Beach

Wishful Thinking - Tallow Beach

Wishful Thinking - Tallow Beach

Wishful Thinking - Tallow Beach

Wishful Thinking - Tallow Beach

Wishful Thinking - Tallow Beach

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Motley Assortment

Saturday 25 July 2015

Motley Assortment

Tube light
340 AUD -

Seagrass rug
600 AUD -

Terracotta pot
68 AUD -

Canvas copper flatware
130 AUD -

Mikasa serveware
87 AUD -

Nearly Natural artificial tree
125 AUD -

Paddywax silver bowl
54 AUD -

Circle wall art
45 AUD -

Grey candle

Wall art
14 AUD -

Little Greene Paint - Sage Green
8.43 AUD -

SCP low stool
230 AUD -

We Want

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Do you feel like ogling at a bit of Scandi cool this Wednesday morning? Yes? Of course you do. Today we are travelling to Sweden to snoop around this chic little Swedish apartment. It’s an apartment filled with contrasting elements – the black staircase against a white canvas, black chairs resting on an all white floor, bold art and happy houseplants, all encased in a cocoon of soothing white. It would take me all of two minutes to splosh coffee and red wine all over the show but we I can dream, right?








Source | Est Magazine

Bumming Around In Bangalow

Sunday 19 July 2015

We stole off for a weekend away to Byron Bay about a month ago and it already feels like a lifetime ago. It was my first time so far north of New South Wales and I was once again taken aback at how much the landscape and temperature changes in Australia, without even having to leave the same state. True to form, we couldn’t stay in one place for too long and did a bit of exploring of the neighbouring towns. Bangalow was one such town. Filled with artists and beautiful little shops, it was the perfect place to spend a sleep morning. Island Luxe, we will meet again, hopefully when I have a few more dollars to spare.

Wishful Thinking - Banglaow

Wishful Thinking - Banglaow

Wishful Thinking - Banglaow

Wishful Thinking - Banglaow

Wishful Thinking - Banglaow

Wishful Thinking - Banglaow

Wishful Thinking - Banglaow

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