Monday, July 25, 2011

Winter Wonderland Workshop - This Saturday

The lovely ladies at Prunella in Kyneton are having a workshop on making their "Winter Wonderland Glass Cloche" this Saturday 30th July if you would like be included - I would love to go if I wasnt going to be on an island with my husband for my birthday (sorry!!!) hopefully next time, or in the future when hubby and I buy a beautiful house in the country. There are limited spaces so for contact information visit their website and i'd love to see some shots of the day.........

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Say hello to Spring with Sienna Caribbean!

Isnt she lovely! Our Sienna in Caribbean has just arrived - The Breathtaking Blue of tropical lagoons, Sienna in Caribbean is an island hopping adventure. A Sultry, dreamy Peacock Blue meets the florid overgrowth of ancient jungles, entwining to create a quite bedroom oasis lapped gently by exotic tides.
See more here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Best in Show!

I couldn't help myself - how cute is this! If you would like to knit your own Jack Russell or one of 25 different breeds check out the pattern from Sally Muir and Jo Osborne's book "Best in Show" at the Guardian UK - who state "Bike-riding abilities are not guaranteed"!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Office Makeover - Lonny Magazine

I'm very inspired to take some time to turn our AURA office space into a haven of creation after reading the latest Lonny Magazine article on their fabulous office makeover. These shots are of their office in Manhattan which they turned from "unslightly" to a beautiful place to work. I love the front office (top) and the use of the narrow desks to turn a small space into a fabulously good looking work area - good tip for home where you usually have less room or have to share with a loved one. And then the Back office with the use of the "theme - mood" wall in a deep shade is a great look and the multi space desk which makes good use of a small space and gives room for more than one creative mind to work.

Then Michelle's (co-founder and editor in chief) office - this is great - gone is the conventional desk for a round table/desk and what a lovely space full of her favourite things - a way to make going to work each day a lovely experience. I have to get the thinking cap on with the team to see what we can come up with to make our office a vision of AURA design - first things first our daggy office chairs just have to go!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

OMG I am excited!

I am so excited! My very lovely husband has just booked the most amazing resort for a few nights get away for my birthday! We are off to Six Senses in Yao Noi in Thailand, we have been to a Six Senses resort before and still keep talking about it as it was so natural and beautiful! I cant wait - look out Sun here we come!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Yellow inspiration

Working on our next collection and today I feel very inspired by the yellow in these shots above from this lovely blog here. Adding abit of sunshine to a very bleak Melbourne day..

Sunday, July 3, 2011

AURA hits the lingerie dept in MYER

A couple of shots from our lovely Visual Merchandiser Tanya in Sydney this week, our Satin Sequin cushion cosying up to a punk chic in the Myer Lingerie section - loving the boots and the hair!

And abit of AURA Love in Sparkling Grape, nicely matched back with the soft purple in the boots - cant help but love the little frill socks peeping out! Nice work Myer.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Living on a houseboat

Ever dream't of living on a houseboat? I have - this lovely "Junk" in Hong Kong is over 3 floors, has an outdoor balcony - with a built in sunlounger area and a BBQ area. You get 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study and im loving the Lexington style bedroom above - take a look at more here. Just wondering if my dog would find his sea legs as Im sure I could make this a gorgeous home for us all!