Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Portello Rosso Melbourne

Hidden down a laneway (love that) in Melbourne off Lt Bourke St is the Spanish Tapas and Jamon bar Portello Rosso, which the AURA team discovered at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival "Crawl and Bite" - after being very spoilt by incredibly friendly staff and the lovely chef we went back for more the following week - how I love Movida and Anada but if you are looking for another alternative to a cool Spanish eatery, and one you can still book, then I would definitely recommend you try Portello Rosso, they specialise in the Basque style cooking - the images above speak for themselves, this is a lovely intimate place and the staff go all the way to make you feel welcome and the Val De Sil Godello helps a fair bit I think I have also found a new favorite Spanish White wine!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Silver & Grey please dont go away!

Sexy silver grey tones of Calvin Klein's womans collection -  crinkle silk/mohair tie dye - just beautiful colours - and i'm loving this inspiration for our AURA S/S 11 collection. 
Just so much Grey - so soft and comforting in homewares - grey is the new taupe (thank god!) above the range of Calvin Klein fabrics for Kravet - just stunning. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Totally Cool

Totally cool, advertising by Rubie Green, I want to be this cool! 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just Beautiful SiBelle

I love the fabrics, colours and styling in these shots from SiBelle by Sibel Mesta, stunning moody walls and pale sexy pastels - a perfect Summer story!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sheer Leaves arrived

Our lovely AURA Sheer Leaves collection has just arrived! Skeletal ghosts of leaves linger like memory, layering this subtle design with nature's indelible beauty. Embroidered in a delicate palette of bark, charcoal, cloud and sky, milky tones of a winter's day. See more of Sheer Leaves here. See more of our lovely new cushions here. 

I hope you like the new collection and find our photography inspiring for own your home styling! - I'd love to get your feedback - is Sheer Leaves your look?

Friday, March 19, 2010

More fantastic Toast

Some more of my favorite shots from the new Toast Spring 2010 catalogue - just wonderful - a true inspiration - the destinations that they use in their photography are totally wonderful - Oh to do a shoot in Argentina or Morocco! If only we were in the UK and could take the team to Morocco for our Spring Summer AURA Shoot! Now theres an idea......

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bon Ton store - Paris

The new lovely Bon Ton store in Paris - right near Merci - what a marvelous reason to go shopping in Paris, (Like you need one!) at 5 boulevard des Filles du Calvaire in the Marais - Bon Ton is an amazing concept store with a cafe, homewares, toys and clothing - I cant wait to get there! 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lovely colour combination!

I love the combination of soft grey, snowy white and fuschia used here by Scout Designs - fabulous - could be a new AURA colour inspiration! 

Toast inspiration

Some inspiring shots from the new TOAST Summer 2010 catalogue - very beautiful as always - from sunset to a naked swim to abit of funky sing and dance - I love their work! 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lovely Pretty Cheery Things

A big thank you to Nicola at Lovely Pretty Cheery Things for her fabulous post on AURA see below just a portion of Nicola's amazing way with words - read the whole story here or check out Ruby and Joy which is full of amazing inspirational floral styling... 

If I were tidier, and if I were cleaner, and if I had much less crap...
And if I didn't have cupboards crammed to high heaven with my bits and bobs and odds and ends...
And if I was the type to dust...
And if I had sunlight streaming into my room like golden liquid pouring through my windows...
And if I had a groovy green lampshade...
Yes. I said groovy.
And if my floor was somewhat clearer of clothes...
And if my bedside table wasn't piled high with books I'm not reading and candles I'm supposed to be burning...
This is what my bedroom would look like.

Wording above from Lovely Pretty Cheery Things. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Beautiful Styling

Light and moody 
Dark and moody

I love these shots by Elodie Rambaud - just beautiful and very inspiring as we design our new AURA tablelinen collection for Summer 2011. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Beautiful Dwell Babys!

I couldn't resist sharing these gorgeous shots from the Dwell Boutique Babies range, these are just stunning and well if I was ever going to be inspired by Baby photography this would do it! If you are after some super cool contemporary products for your Baby - look no further! 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shirdi Sai Baba

When I was in Delhi recently I took these shots of a special space dedicated to Sai Baba of Shirdi (also known as Shirdi Sai Baba) he was an Indian Guru and Yogi regarded by his followers as an incarnation of God. Some of his Hindu devotees believe that he was an incarnation of Shiva. There are many stories and eyewitness accounts of miracles he performed. He is a well-known figure in many parts of the world, but especially in India - I felt very blessed to learn about him.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Take Flight!

I was up in Sydney over the weekend visiting the Life In Style and the Sydney Gift & Homewares fair and I thought I would pop past Myer Sydney city store to check out our new Winter 2010 range which is currently arriving - above are our new Sienna and Flight designs - AURA is certainly bursting with colour in Sydney! And Its pretty exciting to see the collection finally hitting the stores!