home-grown: junction flea market

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I’m really trying to put more of a home-grown spin on here at the a&o. So how perfect is this? Every second Sunday of the month, and starting tomorrow, The Junction Flea!

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I’ll be there to check it out. We’re on the hunt for a wooden crate for a new project and I think this is just the place to find it! xx

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Vintage Levis 501’s all dressed up! Customized by Lulu & Co. but I’d say, why not try to make ’em yourself? TGIF xx

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by your side

And we’re into the new week already. Sheesh, things have been very busy lately. I feel like I have so many ideas for things I want to write, post, create… I just wish there were more hours in the day!

The November issue of Lonny mag is out, eep!

How to make a simple whiskey sour

Bloggers dish on holiday decorating

A flick about art, music, and culture – Hencho en Mexico

The ideal bookshelf for the home chef

Stitch the Stars; a cute calendar gift

A simple rustic workspace

Why not keep your ice in a vintage bucket?

A new name to know – LAVEER

Tuesday Tune

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inspired by: jamie blakeys house

Jamie Blakey, Australian fashion designer/founder of One Teaspoon, show’s us her family home which features a simple colour scheme and a treasure-trove of quirky vintage knick-knacks.

“I love the idea of adding softness to a hard space – lots of rugs, cushions and throws,” she says. “Mirrors are my new favourite thing. They’re not just for opening up a space, but for bouncing off different views – like bringing the outside in.

“I’ve found most of my favourite homewares on eBay – I love one-off pieces. Things don’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. And they mean more when you’ve put a bit of love into them.” shoptilyoudrop.com.au

Another interesting interview with the designer found here, on daily imprint.

nightnight xx

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buying vintage style glasses online

“At Morgenthal Frederics, the fashionable eyeglass store, a pair of espresso-colored Stephanie frames, hand-carved from 12 layers of horn from Asian water buffaloes, sells for US$1,495. And that’s not counting the mother-of-pearl flourishes, which push the price to US$1,795….

But a new breed of online retailers is trying to upend the design house monopoly. Starting with Warby Parker, these companies design their own lines of vintage-style frames, usually affixed with quirky names like the Preston that were seemingly lifted from a Dartmouth yearbook circa 1949. And they are quickly carving out a following among young, urban myopics.

Sure, buying from these new eyewear shops might mean having to forgo the ostentatious logo and the titanium skeleton. But spending $100 on a pair of stylish glasses also means it’s easier to treat them like any other fashion accessory and swap frames as often as you change shoes.” via Augustman.com

1. CLASSIC SPECS – Neptune in Cabernet Fade
2. WARBY PARKER – Griffith in Greystone
3. EYE FLY – Calle de Serrano in Matte Topez
4. LOOKOMATIC – Glover Sunglasses in Black

These online spec sites are very user friendly. Not only to they give you tips & hints for your face shape, they even all let you ‘try before you buy’ – how convenient!!

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british pizza at union jacks

“Cuddly Jamie Oliver is knocking out restaurants at the sort of rate a normal chef knocks out omelettes, no sooner had he established his premium-chain of Italian restaurants, than he was collaborating with American BBQ expert Adam Perry Lang on the Tom Dixon designed Barbecoa. Perpetuating the notion that he’s acquiring multi-million pound chains as frequently as he debuts television shows and accompanying cookbooks, his latest enterprise follows his latest theme; good, honest British grub. On pizzas.

Sure, Union Jacks is a potentially divisive concept – Worcestershire sauce braised oxtail pizza (well, he calls them ‘flats’) is enough to give any Italian a heart attack – but the interiors, courtesy of award-winning agency Blacksheep – are where the Brit-theme really takes shape. With unabashed tongue-in-cheek nostalgia, the design concept offers up tea-cosies, vintage tellies and 1950s colour palettes, all centered around the retro cinema-board menu and open kitchen. It’s not big, and it’s not clever – but it’s bloody good fun and, most importantly, it looks a treat…” Weheart.com

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