Thursday, June 30, 2011

Photos by Know Your Ecology

Jacob Quinn is the photographer of the awesome shot in my blog title headerHere are some more of my favourites by Jacob from his set titled 'LA/Santa Monica' - including the original of the Roller Girl. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

KABWARES Plant Labels

Alistair and Jane are a husband and wife team, and owner operators
of KABWARES Plant Labels.  
These gorgeous plant labels are created by flattening old spoons, and hand stamping them for their new role in life.

Herb names, family names: Mum's garden, Pop's garden etc, and inspirational quotes such as Live Laugh Love are also available. Or you can customize your own spoon if you wish!
You can purchase these awesome Plant labels at KABWARES online 
'Made It' store here:
And gorgeous vintage fabrics from KABWARES online 
'Craftumi' store here:

Perfect and practical for any sized herb garden, or pot plants along the
kitchen window sill!
I love the idea of these old spoons being recycled into such unique and useful products and gifts.

Check out KABWARES online blog for updates on new products in the pipeline, and upcoming markets where you will find KABWARES. Stockists information for the plant labels can be found there too, along with Jane's own vintage finds from her op shop, spoon hunting travels.
And we love a vintage find!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

La Mia Casa Magazines

Seven vintage 'La Mia Casa' ( My Home) magazines are my lastest ebay score! 

Could there be a better source for 70's interior decor, than to go back to the original magazines of the era? And Italian 70's Magazines nonetheless! 
 The country responsible for giving us Kartell, among many other wonderful things.

My knowledge of the Italian language however, exists mainly only in relation to food - mozzarella, salami, pastrami....but with the help of Google Translate, I will endeavour to guide you through this Italian 70's pictorial wonderland. 
(I am abit excited, can you tell?!)

Here are some of my favourite images thus far, from the May and October 1970 issues, but please pop back often as there will be much more 70's goodness from La Mia Casa to come. Enjoy!

My Seven La Mia Casa Magazines...Oh happy day...

May cover 1970

Now that's something you don't see everyday - a fur trim spa bath!?!

'Rediscover the Chaise Lounge'

Kartell advert in La Mia Casa

October cover 1970

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Crochet Pot Holders

These colourful treasures from vintage days past, have crocheted their way back into our homes & kitchens in recent years. Fantastic for adding colour, and a great vintage vibe to cosy up any room or kitchen. A big thank you to all the fabulous makers of the gorgeous pot holders pictured here, who so kindly allowed me to show off their beautiful wares. Enjoy!

Above 2 pics, Flickr-Loving the Vintage

Pot Holders - For Kitchen Pick Me Ups! 1952

Above 2 pics

Above 4 pics, Flickr-Rabbit & The Duck

Above 2 pics

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Retro Ikea

Whilst searching for inspiration for 70's bedroom decorating ideas, I came across these pictorial gems of beds and bedroom sets from the 1976 Ikea Catalogue.
Too good not to share. Enjoy!

Photos-Flickr Ann Karlstedt

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