About bloody time! Here's some modern kid's furniture that isn't covered in a lairy Disney print.
Both fun and functional, Noosh'sFrankie range, is available in eight mix 'n' match Anna Butler prints. The sofa covers are fully removable and washable, and each section is sold separately - so it can grow as your family does.
Talk about the best seat in the house!
Ottoman AU $149
Sofa Lounge AU $249
Sofa Corner AU $279
Psst - All the fun isn't just happening down under! Noosh also ship overseas.
Holy cow! This renovation of an existing loft apartment and sprinkler tank house in downtown New York, gets full marks for ingenuity.
"The tank house was conceived as the quintessential retreat, a place for reading, relaxing and listening to music," explains architect, Brian Messana. It's also given me an idea for how we can use our old water tank that we're currently upgrading!
Do you remember that a little while ago I asked if anyone wanted to review a new hair care range? Well, the lovely Narelle and Sarah put their hands and helped me review the Wella System Professional range.
Billed as taking hair care to a new level, this range is specifically designed to match individual hair needs and is based on five years of intensive research. But, how did it stack up?
TheShine Define Shampoowas actually quite good, as my hair needs all the help it can get! It was really smooth when I put it through my hair, smelt great and actually did make my hair shiny. Very easy to use. So, I'll be using this shampoo in conjunction with my other shampoo etc.
I have really fine hair (which is also a bit damaged after many months of sun and hair dye) so I'll happily try any product that adds some volume. While the texture of the Volumize Mask left a little to be desired, it stayed firmly on my head with no drips to be found and rinsed out easily. I had low expectations but I definitely noticed a change to the thickness of my hair straight away and chose to leave my hair out for most of the day as it felt nicer and seemed to hang better (I always wear my hair up so it was nice to have it out for once). Sadly It was only temporary as once I washed my hair again a day later, it was back to limpville. Still, I was impressed to notice any difference at all.
The downside of dying my hair red is that it requires a lot of maintenance as the colour tends to fade pretty quickly. So, I'm always on the look out for the holy grail - a product that will help protect my colour. Having trialled the Colour Save Conditioner during Summer when my colour normally takes a beating (out in sun a lot, heaps of swimming in chlorine) I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It seemed to protect the vibrancy of my colour a bit longer and I was about to stretch out the time between dye-jobs.
I gave it 4 out of 5.
So, have you tried this range?
Or have you made any other hair care discoveries that have made a big difference to your locks?
The Wella System Professional range is available online from Beauty Heaven.
Like birds of a feather, I'd like to stick together with Anna-Wili Highfield's beautiful paper sculptures. Apparently Anna-Wili doesn't draw her pieces first. She just feels her way through the process of scultping, painting and sewing archival cotton paper. I guess only a process that is this free could so perfectly evoke a feathered flight of fancy...
The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan have really knocked the wind out of my sails. It's even affected me physically with a sense of sadness and unease remaining in the pit of my stomach ever since the first images flashed on our television screen on Friday night.
So, I thought I would share a few things I've found in my search to try and understand Japan's biggest national crisis since World War II:
Brace yourself and take a look at thesephenomenal aerial photos which show the full scale of devastation. Hover over the each image to compare before and after.
Geology often brings with it mind-boggling violence. This fascinating article looks at how Friday's earthquake moved the coastline and changed the balance of the planet.
Ok, I'll admit it. I can be a little over the top when it comes to having everything organised. It's just that when things are in their place it feels like there is some sort of order to the chaos of our life.
But even if you're more Pig Pen than pristine, take a minute to watch this stop motion film while you're having your morning tea. Organizing the Bookcase makes OCD seem strangely calming, don't you think?!
Sure, it was commercially sound to get Ri Ri on board (afterall, she is currently touring and has a strong social media network of in excess of 30 million) but I think Nivea should be congratulated on choosing someone who is an authentic portrayal of womanhood in the 21st century.
Rihanna has worked relentlessly to carve out a successful career and also found the Believe Foundation, shehas a bold style that is individual and unapologetic and has a confidence in her own sexuality. Flick through any glossy and you'll be hard pressed to find another pop culture icon who ticks all these boxes and is such an empowering spokesperson for a skincare brand.
I'm interested to hear what you have to say though - As far as pop culture icons go, who do you think embodies being a woman in 2011?
Luxury leather brand, Loewe, asked Robson to create nail extensions that matched their mahogany leather jackets. To achieve this look she used a custom-made matte brown and black trench tip. Looks pretty amazing, doesn't it? Plus, makeup by legendary Pat McGrath completed the glamourous look.
Riffing on fashion's return to ladylike glamour, Robson created a perfectly manicure loval (long and oval) nail shape for Giles. This is an update on the squoval (short and oval) shape that has dominated recent seasons.
So...which of these trends do you like the most? Will you be trying any of them out?
My sweet tooth is seriously out of control at the moment, and these sherbet-coloured watches are doing nothing to help! Available in 10 hues, Swatch's latest Lady Collection features a long, slim silicone strap that wraps around the wrist twice. In fact, I haven't had a Swatch since the 80's but I think that's all about to change...