Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Wild Collective

Do you know what I love?  I love a good market.  One where it has everything covered….something for Mum, something for Dad, something for the kids and is all top quality.

The Wild Collective launches its first market in 2015 and it promises to be all of that plus more!  Being held in Melbourne at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building, there will be over 120 handpicked vendors AND (and this is a big draw card in my opinion!) a man cave!  That’s right….we can drop the other halves off to a pop up bar whilst we head for a shop!

With everything from fashion, home wares, to art and beauty products, you will be able to enjoy it all knowing that the whole family is covered. The Wild Collective is a celebration of the whole tribe, from big to small and incorporates zones for little ones to be fed and changed, a play zone for the little and big wildings to let off some steam and have some fun and of course somewhere to enjoy some delicious food!

Some of my favourites businesses will be there including Arlo & Co, Hello Yellow, Sparrow & B and The Gather Collective.

Oobi will launch their new summer range at the market as well. Oobi's brand ethos is "Let them be Little". The idea is that a child should have a childhood full of wonder and colour, pattern and light. And fashion can offer this to a child. It can excite the senses and be a reminder in future of happy days, of play, of love and joy.

The Wild Collective is a concept that creators and tribe leaders, Amy Cimino and Renee Falck, have been developing for many years. After months spent researching local and international events, fairs and exhibitions, they are delighted to reveal The Wild Collective.

“We are beyond ecstatic to launch this new age shopping and lifestyle experience, with our first stop being Melbourne. The Wild Collective is for anyone. We have created a new way to shop by transforming the retail experience to be fun–not just a quick necessity. With hectic lifestyles, we know all too well that going shopping can sometimes be a chaotic stressful experience due to busy schedules or juggling so much responsibility. The Wild Collective aims to make the retail experience an exciting and energising day out.

The Wild Collective will be situated at The Royal Exhibition Building, located just north of Melbourne’s CBD in the Carlton Gardens.

Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson St. Carlton VIC

August 15 & 16, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

$2 Entry  (children under 15 free)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hugh & Charles room

This room has seen some changes!  Starting out a plain white room when we first moved in 3 weeks before Hugh was born, it progressed into this (more images here):
Nest Design Studio Hugh Nursery Childrens Interior Design 1

It stayed that way for about 3 years (with the cot turned into a toddler bed) until we needed to move the boys in together to make way for baby number 3…..not that I was even pregnant at that stage, we just knew Hugh & Charlie would have to share.  So then the room looked like this (you can see more images here):

Nest Design Studio Hugh Charles Nursery Childrens Interior Design

But I started getting itchy decorating fingers.  The room still looked beautiful but don’t forget that I completed this back in 2013….before the HUGE trend that is now monochrome.  I was a little bit sick of seeing it and wanted something unique for the boys room.  For a while, I played with the room being a bit more relaxed.  I even changed the triangle decals to tractor ones (WHAT?!!  Yes, tractor decals).  I actually can’t even find a decent photo of the room in that state (below is the only one I could see)….I mustn’t have been feeling it.  But you know my style….and it always reverts back to a classic base.

Nest Design Studio hugh and charles

So it was time to make a change.  The beds and bedheads were still in fantastic condition so there was no way they needed to be changed (that’s what happens when you make good design choices – the base is always re-workable!).  Because of the room layout, there’s just no other way to fit 2 beds in this little room so essentially it was a matter of changing the feature wall and a few prints!  So let’s share, shall I? (of course, you’ve probably already seen it on instagram and in Minty Magazine).

Nest Design Studio - H&C boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C11 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C13 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C3 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C4 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C5 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C7 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C8 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C9 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C16 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C17 boys room children interior design

Nest Design Studio - H&C20 boys room children interior design

So there you have it!  I won’t go into the ‘why’ of everything selected, but I will say that I LOVED supporting so many local Australian and New Zealand suppliers…little businesses that are making big impacts!

Bedhead:  Peoni Home
Wallpaper:  The Wall Sticker Company
Cabinet:  IKEA PS
Ball Lights:  Lummi & Co
Fairy Lights:  Typo
Print:  Hunting for George from Leo & Bella
Name Pennants:  My Friend Fred
Cactus:  Beneath the Sun
Print:  Hello Yellow
Print Hanger:  Moore Creative
Hook:  The Wall Collective
Rug:  Amalfi
Stool:  Homely Creatures
Linen:  Burrow & Be
Doona Cover:  Target (old)
Blankets:  The Knit Studio
Pillowcase:  Little Yawn
Pillowcase:  Goosebumps
Pillowcase:  Kip & Co
Cactus Cushion:  Homely Creatures
Batman Hanger & Bear print:  Little Pop Studio
Toy Camera:  The Giggle Factory
Pegboard Shelving:  DIY

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