Thursday, 18 December 2014

Sweet As Sugar

A last minute shipment from Sugarboo Designs has just arrived on our doorstep! This brand is all about whimsical, heartfelt, and cheerful products - is there a better recipe for the perfect gift?  

This bunch includes six unique prints as well as an array of paper products and accessories that are equal parts charming and quirky. 

A Bit About Sugarboo

Sugarboo Designs was founded in 2005 by Rebecca Puig and her husband. The name "Sugarboo" comes from a few nicknames the couple has for their two children, and they remain the primary inspiration for Rebecca's designs. In her words: 

        "I always wanted to create products that remind us of ones we love... My inspirations are my family, nature, animals, old things, children's art and folk art. I also love juxtaposing old and new, light and dark, serious subject matter with fluff and anything with a message! I believe in putting good out into the world whenever possible. My hope is that each Sugarboo piece we send out into the world will add a little good!" 

Paperweights, $42 each. 

Clockwise from Left to Right: Deer/Dear Notepad, $10. Brilliant Quotations Notepad, $25. H Jackson Notepad, $21. 

365 Thoughts Notepad, $36

Set of 3 Owl Journals, $29

 Canvas Bags, $25 each. 

 Door Mat, $75. 

Assorted Pillows, $210 each. 

Left to Right: Smart Elephant Print, $375. Always Keep Print, $479. 

 Quote Prints, $599 each. 

Canvas Prints, $599 each. 

Friday, 12 December 2014

December Deals

Gift Guide: Under $40

1. Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot Tray, $39. 2. Emma Bridgewater "Black Toast" Collection Rectangular Tin, $19. 3. Emma Bridgewater "Black Toast" Collection Biscuit Tin, $39. 4. Mosaic Abalone Shells, $36 each. 5. Small Potted Succulent, $19. 6. Resin Bird Statue, $19. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Gift Guide: Peggy's Picks

1. Spike Sphere Sculpture - Tall $75, Short $69. 2. Mongolian Lambswool Cushion, $89. 3. Decorative Letter Sign, $59. 4. Triple Diamond Wall Mirror, $209. 5. Madison Hotel New York Silver Tray, $285. 

Gift Guide: Dapper Dudes

1. Assorted Framed Tartans, $32 each. 2. Brass Dog Bookends, $299. 3. Gold Decorative Jack - Large $79, Small $35. 4. Chess Pieces - King $39, Knight $35. 5. Antelope Skull & Horns, $99. 6. Rope Mirror - Large $45, Small $35. 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Gift Guide: Pretty & Pampered

1. Designer's Guild Wild Cedar Candle, $45 2. La Lavande French Soaps, $7 each. 3. Designer's Guild Jindai Graphite Washbag - Large $45, Medium $35 4. Eye Mask, $10 5. Lampe Berger Quadri Transparent, $60 6. Lampe Berger Fresh Linen Scent 500ml, $24. 

Gift Guide: Holiday Hostess

1. Sienna Round Glass Cloche, $99.  2. Antique Silver Tray, $37. 3. MyDrap Roll of Cotton Napkins - Large $29, Small $25 (Both sizes available in Red, Navy, & White). 4. Aris Silver Glass Candle Stick - Tall $45, Medium $32, Short $25. 5. RealLite Flameless Wax Candle - Large $50, Medium $45, Small $40.  

Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala

    According to Pantone, 2015 is the year of Marsala.

    Vastly different from the selections of the past several years (2014 Radiant Orchid, 2013 Emerald, 2013 Tangerine Tango, 2011 Honeysuckle), Marsala is warm, earthy, and sophisticated - reminiscent of it's name sake, a bold Sicilian red wine. 

    There has already been a lot of buzz on the internet, with many criticizing the shade as dated, somber and in the opinion of some - downright ugly. 

    However, we think it's application in the worlds of fashion, beauty, and home decor has great potential (think of your favourite bordeaux-toned nail polish or an antique Persian rug). 

   Below are 3 dazzling photoshoots from Pantone that really illustrate the depth and versatility of the hue.  

"A Unifying Element"

"The impactful, full-bodies qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement colour when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colours" 

"A Tasteful Hue" 

"Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness." 

"A Hearty Yet Stylish Tone"

"Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, acessories and paint. Marsala's plush characteristics are enhanced when the colour is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture."