International Friendship Day

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

It's International Friendship Day! And I'm missing this bestie of mine :)

How do you celebrate a special day like this? I'm thinking of all the fun and cute gifts I am getting for my close friends. Etsy has always been my favourite place to shop online. Being a maker and designer myself, it's really important for me to give back to the community and support small business, hehe.

Here's what I love. This is a flatlay I've made, an oldie but a goldie, hehe.

Below, are a list of makers and shakers with direct links to their websites. 

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Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

BROOCHES AND PINS 
1. Unicorn + fox + girl with a bun wooden brooches // bacon & eggs + sausage dog + cactus lapel pins Hello Miss May 
4. Donkey wooden brooch Little Brown Dog 
5. White Kitten lapel pin Surfing Sloth

BANGLES 
1. Resin with rose gold, silver and gold foil Sly Pony Studio 
2. Pom Pom bangle Love Astrid

CERAMICS
1. Milky Way coffee cup La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick 
2. Cloud + Heart + Polka Dot trinket Urban Cartel 
3. Mini Cat Vase Gail CC

OTHER CUTE THINGS 
1. Ice Cream Van dish Mima Workshop 
2. Wooden Camera Brainbow 
 
 

Faffing With Flowers

 
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I just thought I wanna share my love for flowers here. A little behind the scenes of what I do when my bunch starts withering. I have trouble throwing flowers away (yeah, I guess there are signs of hoarding here, haha!)

One day, I came up with an idea of bringing the flowers back to life by making a cloud or heart shape out of the petals. I'll start faffing outside my house, right on the footpath. I play with colours and shades.

One of my neighbours seriously thought I was mourning or going through a spiritual moment or something, haha!

In a strange way, I am appreciating the flowers right to the end. I'd do a few shoots with my shoes of the month. I have favourites, hehe, and this month of April, it's the silver brogue shoes from Wittner.

When the sunsets, I'd put the petals away into my garden as compose.

A sad tale indeed :)

Have a fab week!
 

xom

 

 

Meet Hello Miss May

 
Photo Credit : Olive Tree Market

Photo Credit : Olive Tree Market

Here's to 2017! Kicking off with Olive Tree Market.

Come find me and my Hello Miss May Store at these fun design markets. I'll be selling my cute wares with other designers + makers.

Here are the list

FEBRUARY

Olive Tree NEWCASTLE Market//  SAT 4th Feb Civic Park, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Over 150 creative minds gather at this monthly market in Newcastle. Live music and good food. Details here.

MARCH

Olive Tree NEWCASTLE Market//  SAT 4th March Civic Park, Newcastle, NSW 2300

APRIL

The Makers + Shakers MELBOURNE Market//  SUN 30th April Coburg Townhall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg VIC 3058

With over 60 designer and maker stalls selling their cute wares. Link here.

MAY

Markit Market//  SUN 7th May 

Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Find 86 designers and 6 food icons at Fed Square this May. More about Markit here.

Finders Keepers SYDNEY Market//  FRI - SUN 12th-14th May 

The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Featuring over 200 independent designers from all over Australia. Link here.

NOVEMBER

The Big Design Market SYDNEY Market//  FRI - SUN 24-26th November

ROYAL HALL OF INDUSTRIES Errol Flynn Blvd, Moore Park (next to the Hordern Pavilion)

Get all your Christmas shopping done in one place! With over 200 designers to choose from. Visit site here.

DECEMBER

The Big Design Market MELBOURNE Market //  FRI - SUN 1-3rd December 

Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC

Join us for 3 days of Christmas shopping with 230 stallholders. Find out how to get there.

Finders Keepers SYDNEY Market//  FRI - SUN 8-10th December 

The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Featuring over 200 independent designers from all over Australia. Link here.

Markit Market//  SUN 17th Dec

Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Find 86 designers and 6 food icons at Fed Square this May. More about Markit here.

 

 

Eat In Rainbow

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Well, hello guys!

I'm starting off 2017 with rainbows. Weeeee! 

As seen on Instagram, I'm sharing some tips and tricks of making this gorgeous Eat in Rainbow flatlay. It's really easy. All you need is patience, a good weather (by good "flatlay" weather, I mean cloudy days haha) and a lovely white background to work with.

I normally position my flatlay board out in the courtyard, where I get lots of soft, natural light or as close as possible to the window when I style them in the kitchen. Avoid harsh afternoon sunshine hehe. 

Okay, now straight to the Rainbow flatlay.

The most important thing to have is a small plate (from a tea cup) or anything small and circular to start with, like a cellotape or a CD (Um, CD? Who still uses them haha).

Pick the purpliest and of darkest blue kind of fruits you can find. In my case, black grapes and blueberries are the ones hehe. Create a semi-circle and slowly work your way through with lime green all the way to the multi-coloured arc. 

Here are some fruits and veggies I've used in my rainbow arc :

1. Red : cherry tomatoes, Truss tomatoes, red capsicum, strawberries

2. Orange : carrots, orange capsicum, peaches

3. Yellow : yellow cherry tomatoes, yellow capsicum, lemons

4. Lime Green : limes, kiwis, figs, white grapes (but they're actually green)

5. Purple : Black grapes (but close to purple/dark blue colours), blueberries

Feel free to slice some citruses, cherry tomatoes and strawberries. These fruits are absolutely the prettiest when cut into half. Perfect for flatlay!

Pure happiness!

Well, looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous beautiful "Eat in Rainbow" flatlay.