Archive for May, 2008

After blogging about things that we don’t have, it’s nice to write a post about things we own 😀

Thanks to our generous friends, we’re now proud owners of these homewares and plants.

Free trade salad fork and spoon

Crabtree and Evelyn Winter Birch crystals and burner

Guess what’s in this box?

OK OK it is printed on the box …

It’ll be great for an outdoor picnic!

Maxwell and Williams spice rack

Pretty handy, don’t you think?

And now for the plants.


I can’t wait until it flowers!


I think this is beautiful – love it.

Thanks again to everyone for your lovely gifts!


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There was a post in my favourite forum (most of you know what that is) asking whether there is a more accessible version of the Eva Solo smiley bowl – no one knows of any yet, but it reminded me to blog more about my homeware lemmings.

For some strange reason I’m interested in fruit bowls, even though we already have one. These two are from different designers but they’re in the same vein.

Zack Stiletto fruit bowl

PO: Quadrat Table Fruit Bowl

And these easel-like trays are really stylish!

Majamoo Tray

We’re going to store our CDs and DVDs in the buffet we ordered (which should arrive in the next week, yay!), but these CD holders are excellent options.

PO: Snake CD holder

PO: Groove CD holder

This looks good even without the CDs.

I really like this Mondrian-inspired vase.

PO: Mondri Vase

I think I may just buy this.

n.o.l shake light

This is another great energy efficient lighting idea.

Description from their website:

It lights [up to] 5 minutes after being shaken for 30 seconds, and fades out slowly.
With [electricity] generating equipment built-in, there is no need to replace the batteries.
It provides both gentle light which is like one of those candles, and safety.
Please enjoy the last moment of a day before you fall asleep.

black+blum turn me on

Last but not least, I’d love these lamps for our bedside tables, but they’re only available overseas 😦

Do you have any homeware lemmings to share with this blog’s readers?

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Wedding canvas print

I know, it’s been 2 weeks since the last post … realistically I think 1 post a week is as much as I can manage now.  Promise I’ll try my best.

We had our first housewarming party yesterday and it was a lot of fun.  Thanks to everyone for coming and for your lovely gifts.

For the broader readership, here’s a photo of our dining room with a canvas print of one of our wedding photos. We love the Harbour Bridge and panoramic photos in general (see the header of this blog), and of course it was a special day for both of us.

Our first attempt to hang it up didn’t work, the 3M hook came off because the wall was too tough.  We managed to find a smoother patch on the wall and it worked the second time around.

I may be biased but I think it looks great 😀


P.S. We ordered the print from Bigprints – they were really helpful and we’re very happy with the result.  Thanks Rob!

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Wow, has it been a week and a half already? We’re so used to the swivel chair by now, I can’t believe it was delivered only 2 week ago!

Guess there wasn’t much to report on the home front. Until now.

We dropped by top3 by design today and there were so many cool homeware! Most of them came with a pretty price tag but I think I’ll end up caving and buy at least some of them.

Here are a few:

Eva Solo Smiley Bowl

What a great design! You put nuts/lollies at the bottom and shells/wrappers at the top. Love the design but can I justify spending $178 on this?


Another ingenious design, this time by an Australian. You can check out (and purchase) their designs here.

Carl Mertens balance coffee cups

Beautiful AND clever, the cups tilt on the side as you drink and straighten up when they are refilled. They also keep the drinks warm. I want them!

Eva Solo grater cup

I’m not a big fan of grating but with this tool I’ll complain less 😉

Sun jar

What a great idea – you charge it up during the day by putting it under the sun (there is a solar cell and rechargeable battery) and it lights up at light!

Clocky (the runaway alarm clock)

Perfect for those who snooze once too many – the clock will run away if you don’t wake up after the alarm goes off!

As the title of this post suggests, there are more lemmings to be shared … I will write about them in the course of the week.

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