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Discovering Mabo Kids

Every now and then I come across something with an aesthetic that immediately strikes my fancy and sparks intense admiration. In the past I’ve shared how Dinosaur Designs does this for me, and how I’m creating quite the little curated collection of their works in our home. Today I can’t help but share one of my recent discoveries, Mabo Kids. I encountered Mabo Kids on Courtney Adamo’s instagram feed. Courtney, of the online kids boutique Babyccino, has a dreamy feed with zillions of pictures or her really cute kids and their family’s life in London. I have no idea how she keeps herself and her kids so stylish and makes it all looks so effortless (wait, yes I do, social media is the ultimate platform for curating the “best” moments of your life) but her photography is downright lovely to look at and her kids are adorable. In the past few weeks as the weather has warmed, I’ve noticed that a good few of her photos are of her lovely children in simple yet beautiful, textured outfits from Mabo Kids. So always drawn …

The Runcible

There’s been a bit of buzz lately around the Runcible: its beautiful lines, gorgeous warm-hued wooden exterior, and its simplistically chic concept. I mean, who wouldn’t spot this flying-saucer-meets-modernism objet d’art and be curious, right? If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check it out. It’s basically a new gadget that is supposed to integrate our digital lives in a post-iPhone/iPad sort of way. In fact, it’s actually supposed to become a bit of an heirloom, like a pocketwatch, and is described in the press release as the “first-ever fully round screen and palm-sized form [that] is modeled on devices that humans have always carried with them: the pocket watch, the compass, the magical stone that fits the palm of our hand.” The rest of the marketing copy is alluring too, telling us that the Runcible is the device that’s going to untether us from our non-stop digital lives and allow us to experience the world around us without interruptions and in new ways, while having an interface to our digital lives close by. Oh and did I …

A touch of gorgeousness from Dinosaur Designs

Happy Friday! I love Fridays because I get to spend them with my toddler son, L, and we get to roam the city, go on trips, get up to mischief, and its usually just the two of us. While I treasure our Friday adventures, I also treasure the peace and quiet during L’s nap time, as it’s the one dedicated time during the week that I can think about all things gratifying in the visual world around me. And today, during nap time, I realized that I’d be remiss if I weren’t to share with you my favourite jewelry and home wares (online) destination: Dinosaur Designs. I’m known among friends and colleagues for my bold necklaces and much of the credit for this little fashion signature is due to these amazing, relatively unknown artists. Dinosaur Designs is an Australian retailer who started off in the late 80’s as a small trio of artists making all sorts of fimo (whoah, flashback, remember fimo?) and resin necklaces, bracelets, platters and the like, and now has a very …