Scroll cushions and Pine Cone Cushion available via our store, other ranges via Shakiraaz

Shakiraaz homewares, handcrafted and handmade textiles

Shakiraaz is a homewares/homedecor brand that is a an eclectic mix of unique handcrafted products designed and made, by Melbourne based Indian born textile designer, Shakira Lima, with some pieces sourced from Indian artisans. We have featured their story before here and today are running a follow up story as the business is going from…

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Upcycling a coffee table with Chalk Paint ™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan & a stencil!

  (Sponsored Post- I am an outreach blogger for Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan) Last weekend I attended an event put on by a local council in Adelaide, The City of Charles Sturt, for National Recycling Week. The “From Junky to Funky” event aimed to encourage people to recycle, upcycle and reinvent. I was onstage…

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Hand Woven Artworks from recycled materials, G-Lish Foundation at The Design Hunter

  Established in 2010 by Godwin Yidana (Ghana) and Gayle Pescud (Australia), G-lish Foundation is a registered non-government organisation that develops environmentally sustainable, income generating projects to reduce poverty in rural Ghana. These projects have powerful social, economic and environmental impacts. The Design Hunter has a selection of the beautiful woven textile artworks from G-lish, which are…

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Shop Small with Rock n Rustic, a tour of industrial, retro, vintage & rustic homewares

          (Presented in collaboration with Amex for Shop Small Au) Out of all of my 8 favourite shops on my Shop Small Walk Map – see the full map here – today’s shop is probably my favourite favourite! Rock n Rustic is a true treasure hunter’s paradise. Created in 1996, they…

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Giftme App, Meet & Gift!

GiftMeApp is a digital application to give away anything you don’t need or want anymore. The developers approached me about this idea a while back and I thought it was well worth supporting. Once created, the App will help you to get rid of old and broken items, things you might think are useless, but…

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Shop Small, my visit to Out Of The Cot PLUS Win a $250 sustainable shopping voucher!

(this post is in collaboration with American Express for Shop Small and the prizes for the giveaway have been donated by them) Have you been following our Shop Small posts? All across November, you can shop small and support local small business in your area. There has been some wonderful publicity and celebs getting behind…

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