Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tchotchke Around my House

Our house is small but cozy, colourful and happy and most importantly it is the place we love coming to at the end of a busy days. A house is not a home if it doesn't contain those seemingly useless things and tchotchke. Everyone has them. I try to keep mine at a minimum. They come from my travels, thrifting expeditions or dear friends. Here are a few of them and what they mean to me:

These little houses are miniature replicas of houses in Zagreb's old town. It is where I grew up and they bring me back to the days of my childhood.

These HAPPY letters were a gift from one of my dearest friends. The "P"s are top heavy and keep tipping sideways and falling down, hence their upside-down position.

Puyi plate is from the local Toronto store (Teatro Verde) I was attracted to it by the fact that it depicts a portrait of a famous historic personality in a fun and modern way. The bather is actually a whistle and it comes from a cool store in Melbourne, Australia.

Nadia Tan is one of the designers whose work we used to carry at Freedom Clothing Collective. She made this ship using paper, super tin rope and fabric. You can see more of this talented girl's work on her website Little Projectiles

Living in an old house doesn't come without its challenges, one of which is the lack of storage.
I have sourced some vintage suitcases that sit on top of armoires and under the bed.

Tex, the orange deer is the best thing I ever spent my art money on. It lives on my dining room wall crowning the art display that constantly keeps changing and evolving.

Art is not just for serious spaces. This wall is in the corner of my kitchen and features works from various local artists, a framed concert ticket, some Tasmanian art market finds, framed book page and my husband's son's drawing of his dad playing golf.

My favourite of the magnets is the game of tic-tac-toe that I got a MOMA in NYC. There are some other NY souvenirs in the mix along with some magnets I got gifted by my Croatian friends.

My latest obsession is creation of concrete planters. These are my prototypes and hopefully there will be more come warmer weather when I can work outside.

This is a snapshot from my medicine cabinet. I love seeing these silly figurines when I walk into my bathroom. I use the vintage porcelain sauce dish to store my hair accessories.

Last but not least is the ampersand sign I got at the Brooklyn Flea Market a couple of years back. In sits atop a mirror frame in my living room. You may recognize it from some of my furniture photos.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sneak Preveiw of What Is Coming

Here is a quick snap shot on what I have been working on  this first week of January. I had run into a  little snag in the schedule so the full reveal is coming a bit later than planned, but hope to be able to share the final product either tomorrow or by Friday afternoon. Stay tuned!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Last of 2014 and First of 2015

Saying goodbye to 2014 with this zesty green tallboy .....

... and greeting 2015 with this bright and happy three drawer dresser. May your every day be as cheerful and vibrant as this little vignette.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Boxing Week Sale

Hey everyone,
there is a Boxing Week Sale Event happening over in my Easy store. You can receive 15% discount on any item over $300 by entering promo code Boxing on checkout. Event ends at midnight on December 31. Send me a note if you have any questions, I will be happy to follow up.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Midnight Blue Dresser

This blue is so dark that it almost reads as black. This dresser has a great amount of storage and the floral ceramic knobs with a hint of gold add an additional touch of character to it. Base colour of the piece is a beautiful bright blue that in certain spots peeks through distressing. This dresser now has its own Easy listing and is waiting for the new home.

Monday, December 1, 2014

One Dresser Two Looks - Triangles Revealed

For a piece that was originally unnoticeable this dresser turned into quite a conversation starter. It took a lot of sanding, taping, painting, peeling off the tape but the effort was well worth it.
Considering it has a rather specific look to it I decided to show you how you can easily incorporate it it in adult and kids' spaces alike. It already has its own Etsy listing and there is enough time still to have it your space before the Holidays kick in. It is also eligible for the 25% Holiday discount.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sneak Peek Of What Is To Come

The dresser that these drawers belong to may not look like much at the moment. I almost didn't notice it as I walked past it, but then it occurred to me that the fact that it doesn't have any drawer pulls or profiling renders itself to endless possibilities. First two drawers are done, 4 more and the body to go. Aiming for a full reveal on Sunday.