Friday, April 29, 2011

A fabulous start to a Friday!

Do you ever wake up feeling abit tired (especially after a fabulous and relaxing long Easter break) and wonder why do we work so hard all of our lives?? Well this morning I woke up to a little shot that was emailed through from our lovely Canadian distributor and all of those dreary Friday thoughts went straight out the window! I've always dreamed of AURA being up there with the Donna Karan's and the Calvin Klein's of the world and here we are in all our glory sitting pride of place next to Mr Klein in The Bay in Toronto. Take a bow team AURA - this definately out does the royal wedding for me this weekend!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Breakfast in Beechworth

Our little breakfast table all set up, reminds me of my nanas place. Huge garden roses and hydrangeas with bone handled knives and proper English crockery. Our cottage in the country is just perfect, it makes me want to escape the city and move to the beautiful country, just like a man we met last night, he moved from our Melbourne suburb to Beechworth 21 years ago, he is the local taxi driver! Off to explore and take some inspiring shots to share.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Beautiful Autumn

I had to stop on the way to the office today to take these shots of the beautiful Autumn leaves on the side of the street. I love Autumn, what a lovely season - the sun is still out but there is a chill is in the air telling us that Winter is on its way.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thoughts for the weekend!

Fabulous - makes you think - which is should - from this fabulous Blog! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chevron love

Seems to be abit of a mad craze for zig zags or "chevron's" at the moment. This fabulous shot above is from Brita Sweden, as seen on our friend Natalie's Hiccupings blogspot today! Go Nat for spotting this one and below a stunning shot of a very relaxed puss on some rather lovely emerald green Moroccan tiles from here. 
Could our very own Inka Fig bedding be included in this lovely trend at the moment, I think so!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Love bedhead - just too sweet!

I dont believe just how handy some womens husbands are - check out this gorgeous love bedhead from housetweaking, its just fabulous! I do have abit of a thing for the word "love" on things if you havent noticed - and this is just too sweet! 

Beautiful Blues

Could these shots be anymore beautiful if they tried! We are always searching for inspiration for our up and coming AURA shoots and our Marketing Manager Jaine (it is no secret that Jaine is a lover of blue!) found these very inspiring, totally gorgeous blues today. I love deep, dark sexy saturated tones - and these shots make me lost for words. Just stunning from the amazing Elephant Ceramics, all the way over in Manhattan! Why cant they be closer! 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Anthropologie Earth Day Windows

Take a look at these beautiful shots from Anthropologie's store windows to support Earth Day. Made from the most amazing coloured corks. With sustainability in mind of course - they have transformed their windows into fabulous art during April. See more here to admire their brilliant work!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Take me to Somerset!

These amazing images are of the Dinger House, built in 1801 it is amongst other things a Georgian mansion in Somerset, England on 23 acres of garden. Who wouldnt want to live here?? I certainly havent appreciated Georgian houses in the past but I do now and with the design by the very talented Ilse Crawford im ready to move right now! The huge ballroom was made into a very contemporary kitchen and the kids have their own "Lego" room! For more images of this very exotic house have a read of the NY Times I especially liked some of the comments on the NY Times - apparently this house is not to everyone's taste! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Prunella - Flowers make you happy

Above and below, gorgeous colours and styling at Prunella, Kyneton Victoria. I love the little bud vases and the green glassware, as well as the sign - Prunella - flowers make you happy - oh so true!

 Stunning dark walls below, help the foliage sing in the store.

The deepest dark walls and the most inspirational styling, that's what we found at Prunella, a florist in Kyneton that I can only describe as simply scrumptious. A few weekends ago my husband and I were out and about in Kyneton, Victoria and came across this little oasis of colour in the country. Prunella is more than just a florist it is a treasure trove of lovely objects styled in perfect harmony - truely beautiful. Sometimes things that are small and special are oh so much more perfect - Vanessa and Caris your lovely store took my breath away - Congratulations. Tracie x

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Myer - Now A World Class Department Store

Today we ventured into the Myer Melbourne store, the grand opening was on Thursday night, the atrium has finally been unveiled with streams of light flooding the store - well done Myer it is truely amazing and we now have a world class department store in Australia!


This is one impressive view, its been a long time since we have had a department store with windows let alone a view of the Melbourne roof tops above and below. These images are on the way up to the top floor.

Oh is that an AURA bed I spy, yes there she is the new Inka Fig in all her glory! And below our fabulous new AURA poster that is up in the store - loving it! 
If you havent been into the city for a while do yourself a favour it is a fantastic store with some great cafes, and a Champagne Bar! Go Myer we are impressed!!