See You Soon

wild-coast

this is where i’ll be.

this post is bittersweet because on the one hand i am on holiday (yes!!) but on the other hand it means i will be taking a break from the blog for a couple of weeks. we are road tripping up to the wild coast – a pretty unspoiled part of the country that i am really, really eager to explore over Christmas and new years. usually i keep the blog running during the holiday break, but we will have little to no internet access (actually we’ll hardly have cellphone reception, which is pretty nice) – so i decided that for once i’m going to take an actual break. i’m sure that everyone can relate at this time of the year, you just want to get away from it all right?

but you can still enter the Cardigan giveaway that is running until next monday! and when you’ve done that you can explore almost 4 years of archives that are at your fingertips (or mouse click, whatever).

i’ll leave you with some of my favourite posts of the year. have a wonderful holiday season! see you in 2013.

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Cardigan Giveaway

you may remember the last wildly popular giveaway i did with NY based knitwear brand Cardigan – well here’s your chance to enter another! and this time we’re giving the guys a chance to get their hands on some too :)

Cardigan can change an outfit in an instant, dress you up or dress you down, and most of all keep you warm. It can be worn as a sweater, jacket, suiting, or outerwear. There’s the everyday staple, the beat up favorite, and the one we wish we could replicate or buy instantaneously in every color. Cardigans are timeless and sentimental.Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak is a singular knitwear concept dedicated to the eponymous item. While designing for the likes of Michael Kors, Derek Lam and other well respected global brands, one constant remained—the request for more cardigans. Cardigan intends to explore and push the boundaries of one limitless item.

all you have to do to enter is [1] like Cardigan on facebook and [2] go browse around Cardigan and tell me what your favourite item is – in the ladies‘ or men’s department – and that’s the one you’ll win.

i’m lucky enough to have a few Cardigan pieces in my cupboard, and they are true staples of wonderful quality. here are some of my personal favourites… (tough to choose just 4, so i’m sure you will have trouble choosing just ONE).

the Lulu Dot Crewneck:

the Sidney Stripe:

the Aimee Zebra Cardigan:

the Madeleine Stripe Dress:

and for the dudes…

the Mitchell Jacquard Crewneck:

the Striped Dean Sweatshirt:

the Karl Scandinavian Crew Charcoal Combo:

the Dean Sweatshirt:

this will be my last giveaway for 2012 – GOOD LUCK!

this giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but if you are outside the US your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. giveaway closes Monday 24 December, winner will be drawn at random. if you already like Cardiagn on Facebook you’re still eligible for the giveaway. if you don’t have Facebook just leave a comment telling me what your favourite item is.

Ghosts

these ceramic Ghosts by Anders Arhøj & Louise Gaarmann simply stole my heart – it’s amazing how you can paint a set of eyes on something and suddenly they’re adorable little  creatures.

Based on the ideas of the Japanese Shinto religion believing that everything in nature has a soul – a mountain rock, a plant, a pebble on the beach – Anders ArhøjLouise Gaarmann designed a wide range of ceramic figures and blew life into them. The small Ghosts inhabit your living space and are useful for many things – paper weights, door stoppers, toys, wedding ring holders, kitchen talismans or as company on a lonely night with no friends around to talk to. Each Ghost is unique, hand thrown in earthenware, hand glazed, hand decorated and low-fired in the kiln three times.

photos by Kristina Demant

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2013

a sure-fire way to know that the holiday season is upon us (apart from the christmas carols playing ad-nauseum in the supermarkets) is the sudden appearance of the new year calendar. just in case you needed to be reminded that 2012 is O-V-E-R. on to the next! here are some of my favourites (there are a couple in my recent gift guides too).

Prisms Calendar by Julia Kostreva:

Pudge the Cat:

Cats let Nothing Darken Their Roar:

the ultimate cat calendar, Dreamcats:

The Frankie Calendar:

Best Year Ever!

Linen wall art:

Astrology Calendar by Prismatic Print Shop:

Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit:

Snug Studio Calendar:

Stendig Calendar:

Helvetica Calendar:

Pocket Notebook calendar:

 Patten Calendar:

Shapes Calendar by Leah Duncan:

Landscapes:

Globe Trotter Calendar:

and something a bit different, a lasercut desk calendar:

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Curious Creatures Giveaway

if you’re on the lookout for something special for a friend, sister, mom, girlfriend (or you simply wish to treat yo self) then you’ll be wanting to be entering this giveaway from Curious Creatures. shop owner Larissa makes “curious handmade things” like beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even hand dyed silk scarves. she’s also been working on some hand dyed silk tees which i hope to see in her shop soon…

so, you stand a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to buy anything you desire from Curious Creatures. to enter [1] have a browse around the shop and leave a comment telling me what your favourite thing is + [2] like Curious Creatures on Facebook.

Larissa is also offering a 10% discount on all items till 31 December, just use the code missmoss10 at checkout.

the giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but your package might be subject to your country’s import duties & taxes. giveaway closes Monday 17 December, winner will be drawn at random. if you’re already a fan of Curious Creatures on Facebook you are still eligible to win.

These Things No.43

i had to kick off the latest these things with this ridiculously beautiful Acne colourblock tote. holy totes designer handbags are expensive though! just looking at the price makes my eyes water. oh well, this is one for the fantasy books.

on to something far more affordable and practical – i love these holiday acorn stickers and gift tags by Lemonni. it’s not often that you find gift tags that aren’t super christmasey, so i dig that these are both neutral and lovely.

speaking of christmas, i think that this upcycled vintage bicycle made by locals starling & hero bicycle co for 36 boutiques would be at the top of my santa, i’ve been really good wish list. thanks to robyn cooke for the beautiful styling.

love the careful detailing of designer Angélique Chmielewski:

remember i posted about Tracy’s beautiful ceramics? well, this is her beautiful home shot by Laure Joliet:

Ilana Kohn has been making gorgeous marbled textiles:

Leah, Rachael & Julia have also been making beautiful textiles – silky scarves, that is:

Maike recently visited the Pedersens and their bump – non-cheesy family photography at its best:

keeping it local, i liked the pieces from Take Care’s capsule collection:

discovered the wonderful illustrative work of Olimpia Zagnoli thanks to Mallory:

enjoyed getting a sneak peak of Sarah’s studio thanks to Eva, who has a great Spaces column that you should bookmark:

beautiful pieces by Penny Sage:

i love the styling of The Old Library, a restaurant in Sydney:

you may call me a broken record at this time of year, but i’m so jealous of winter in the north right now. especially because of this coat at no.6 store

…and the cosy looks of Dianna Lunt photographed by Citizen Couture:

have you seen the amazing bags by Clare Vivier at Of a Kind?

nice wares over at Canoe:

woodpecker notebooks:

a beautiful new lookbook from Seaworthy:

interesting antler ring:

speaking of beautiful jewellery, you can now by south african designer Dear Rae at Need Supply:

always so much colour at Gorman, love it:

now it’s a dress…

…now it’s a piece of art. by Marimekko.

vintage treat of the week, a young Goldie Hawn:

and, something to make you laugh, a Jon Hamm Colouring Book:

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