A few of our favourite things

screen-shot-2013-05-27-at-123946-pm1Handcrafted satchels and
Quirky white tea towels.
Beautiful t-shirts
All covered with grey owls
Colourful turbans and great statement rings,
These are a few of my favourite things!

Sure the poem needs to be read in the sing-song voice of Maria from the Sound of Music, but belt it out and you too will be swept up in the excitement of this weekend’s festivities!

The Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Markets are back and in full flourish. No longer at Carriageworks, this year the markets will be held in Sydney at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. The bigger the event, the bigger the venue and these ones are set to be huge! With over 200 designers from around Australia in the realms of stationery, fashion, jewellery, homewares and children’s toys, no one will be going home empty handed.

Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the designers that are set to feature:

Angus & Celeste have turned design on its head, or more accurately jelly moulds, as they transform them into funky hanging gardens. With beautiful wall clocks to boot you’ll see that it’s time to be inspired.


Bespoke Letterpress is truly from another age, using an antique cast iron letterpress to develop couture stationery, unmatched by modern-day techniques.


TMOD have developed a cult following as they experiment in experiential design. Cards you can scratch, rip, wear as hats or fold into planes. Bags you can make into dolls. Wrapping paper you can reuse as a game. Paint kits, which can transform spaces.


It’s all happening! As with all Finder Keepers Markets this one will entice all your senses, with a great line-up of Aussie artists set to play and Sydney’s best food trucks and bars to keep you sated. The event is for young and old and for only $2 entry it’s a must see!

Event Details
What: Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Markets 2013
When: Friday 31st May 6pm-10pm and Saturday 1st June 10am-5pm
Where: Australian Technology Park, Exhibition Hall, 2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh
How much: $2 entry fee

Keeping the Kaleidoscope Spinning

The Zari collection by Eleanor Ford is a sublime representation of ornamentation and decadence in the artistic expression of jewellery. As is signature to Eleanor’s style, these statement necklaces, woven cuffs and tassel earrings use intricate craft techniques to imbue a unique tactile quality to her pieces.

However, what has brought this collection to life is Ford’s collaboration with artist and photographer Anna Pogossova. Anna Pogossova’s credentials speak for themselves, having photographed for Chanel, Hermés and Prada. The Zari collection was shot in a kaleidoscopic fashion, transforming the jewellery literally, into a work of art.


To see the entire photo shoot visit www.sollisjewellery.com

A Beauty-ful Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The famous expression, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime”, seems nonsensical when referring to the ritual that is Mother’s Day, when we show our appreciation for all our mothers have done for us. But when we navigate the gift-giving saga, it couldn’t be more appropriate.

As we grow older, cheating the ageing process becomes one of the top priorities of men and women alike. There is a wealth of products on the market. However, buy your mother moisturiser, and you’ll hydrate her skin for a day, invest in the right kind of skincare and you will change her skin for life. Care for her hair – well she’ll love you forever. Here we propose 3 Mother’s Day specials that will prove revolutionary to your mother’s skin and hair routine.

screen-shot-2013-05-01-at-104452-amemerginC Multi-Vitamin Retinol Serum

emerginC is a remarkably effective line of result-oriented products containing a wide variety of pure, potent botanicals and fruit acids as well as cutting edge medical and cosmeceutical grade ingredients. Utilising the Retinol Serum feeds, nourishes and awakens the skin and is a must have for all skin types and skin conditions. With an ongoing commitment to the environment, investing in emerginC is also an eco-friendly decision.

Buy the Multi-Vitamin Retinol Serum and receive a FREE Vitamin C, Hemp, Avocado and Argan Oil Body Lotion (RRP $59) and a FREE European styled Cosmetic Bag (RRP $15)

screen-shot-2013-05-01-at-104846-amO Cosmedics Immortal Cream and
Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser

O works with the skin to normalize skin function and cell optimization. It talks to the cells when the skin is not listening. O is cosmedical, pumped to the max with high-end actives, peptides, antioxidants and protectants. What’s more, O Cosmedics has the worldwide exclusive rights tot the V8 Peptide Complex – no other company worldwide can use it!

With every cleanser and hydrator purchased, receive a FREE Gillian Jones designer O Cosmedics Umbrella.

For more information on these skincare gift packs
visit www.emerginc.com or www.ocosmedics.com

De Lorenzo Philosophy Kit

De Lorenzo’s trial size Philosophy kit is a 5-step program designed to re-balance and restore any hair type to its former glory. It is especially effective for dry and oily hair that has been chemically treated or coloured. The kit contains trial sized shampoo, conditioner and moisturiser along with the De Lorenzo protein complex spray to strengthen hair and protect breakage and Oil Balance – the original oil treatment.

The Philosophy kits are available from selected salons nationally and RRP for $25 visit www.delorenzo.com.au or 1800 800 347.


Happy Mother’s Day!