Record 14

MAY 2016

With Mother's Day this Sunday, we thought we'd share some of the things we thought would be perfect for our mums. 

1.  L O C A L  .  Two Good Care from the Two Good Co.

The Two Good Co. have brought out their latest product Two Good Care, which provides a beauty pack to Women's refuges for every pack sold. Inspired by the story of a young women, who spoke of her experience in a refuge "The day I arrived at the refuge I was handed some basics, shampoo, conditioner, soap. I was grateful to receive them as I had arrived without my own toiletries. The thing that touched my heart about it was they were wrapped in cellophane with a pretty purple bow. This small act of kindness was so pivotal in my healing". The pack includes shampoo, conditioner, hand & body wash, and face & body moisturiser. The new product forms their Mother's Day campaign with the donated products being delivered to Women Shelters throughout NSW on Mother's Day. Click here to find our how to purchase yours.

2.  V I S I T .  Heavy Artillery at the White Rabbit Gallery (Photograph by Jacqueline Lindeman)

Spending time with your mum on Mothers Day is a great way to spoil her! We recommend the current exhibition "Heavy Artillery" at the White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale. Jacqueline recently enjoyed the exhibition with her Mother. Pictured above is the work "Density 1-6" by Lui Wei, "A highlight for both myself (Jacqueline) and my mum". The minimal work enlarges art to monumental proportions. The work is made up of a number of volumes that seek to explore the quality and nature of urban life. The volumes themselves are made from cut and compressed books on a wood and steel frame. The audience is able to appreciate the detail, pattern and texture of the surface from both the near and far. You can conclude your visit to the White Rabbit Gallery with Dumplings at the gallery's Tea House, it was "a lovely way for us to debrief the exhibition and take time out together over a delicious meal!" (Jacqueline). Find Out more here

3.  T A S T E  .  The Rabbit Hole, Organic Tea Bar

If you prefer something sweet following your Gallery trip try hopping down to the Rabbit Hole, Organic Tea Bar to sample their delicious teas and one or two of their many sweet treats. Pictured here are their tea infused shortbread - the extensive menu created by Cristy Adrian (Formerly of the QVB Tearoom). The Rabbit Hole is a contemporary experience of a tea room; "People expect tea houses to be a certain way, with lace dollies and fancy vintage teapots and that's not us" Says Corinne Smith (Co-Owner) "We want to redefine what you thought you knew about teas." 

Read more about The Rabbit Hole here 

4.  L E A R N .  The School, Workshops

Another Great way to spend time with mum or give her some time out, is to spoil her with a class from The School. Gift Vouchers or Class Vouchers can be purchased for Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane (making it a great gift for intestate Mother's as well). With Classes ranging from Styling workshops, Business Classes to Extreme Knitting, Candle Making, Shibori, Florography and Screen Printing. If there is too much choice you can purchase a Gift Card for mum to spend as she chooses. Gift Vouchers come with the very adorable ceramic fortune Cookies (pictured above) by Karen Morton. Purchase your gift here

5.  P R O D U C T.  The Goods Tube

Who knew Andrea Bocelli's family was famous for wine? Read the story on the Bocelli family vineyard here. This Goods Tube comes with a bottle of Prosecco, a candle and some delicious nougat. If you're lucky you might also receive a signed copy of Andrea Bocelli's new album Cinema. The perfect gift for Eva-Marie's Mother-In-Law. She will be chuffed!  

7.  D O.  Tidy your Bedroom. (Photograph of House. Koller by Brett Boardman)

If all else fails, or your mum is like Bridget's Mum, all she really wants for Mother's Day is a tidy bedroom! The silver lining of this present is it's very easy to organise and free. It may take a little bit of time depending on how messy you are, but in the end you'll have made her day. Pictured above is the beautifully tidy bedroom of Mila at House Koller, with any luck it will be looking this good for Ariana on Sunday. This post also applies to Eva-Marie’s boys… ;)

2016 : Field Notes By Coco Republic

April  2016

We are very excited to see that our Apartment. Finger Wharf is featured on the Field Notes Blog produced by Coco Republic. The Article can be found here

2016 : Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

April  2016

Our Apartment Finger Wharf Kitchen is one of five finalists for Kitchen Design of the Year, in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016 and appears in this months Belle Magazine (May 2016).

House. Elysium.  Photograph by Chris Warnes

2016 : TIDA International Bathroom of the Year (2015)

MARCH  2016

We are very thrilled to have the House Elysium ensuite named TIDA International Bathroom of the Year, for 2015. The awards were announced on Thursday 10 March, in Auckland. Eva-Marie was there to receive the award, along with design team member Helen Stumbaum.