Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Petite Marine Pendant Lamp

Petite Marine Pendant Lamp

Oh these are stunning... the antique silver shade is 26.5cm in height and 22cm in diameter. 
The chain is approx 1m.. 
Glass base. 

Looks so flash with a groovy LED bulb in it!
Three in a row, above a kitchen island bench? Perfection.

$499 each, inc GST.
Delivery extra.
They are due in next week. 
Email me: a-m@capecoddesigns.com.au

Out of the Chocolate Box V-Day Ideas

Photo by RoseVita from MorgueFile

Valentine's DAY! The last big holiday of the winter season. How is everyone doing with their resolutions? Right about now is when things get tough. You can do it!
Now get your hand out of that chocolate box!

For Him or Her: Celestial Offerings

1.) Blindfold your hottie, drive them to a planetarium, sneak in some naughty snacks (their favorite candy, cookie or something delectable and different...like maple sugar leaves). Guide them to their seat and don't take off the blindfold until the show starts. Then, when it does, say: I love you more than all the stars in the world. Talk about cosmic! 

Photo Cred: Free Background Wallpapers
2.) Buy a star and give it a poetic name. Present your love with the framed certificate and tell them you'll love them forever. http://www.starregistry.com/

3.) Prepare a midnight star gazing picnic, complete with blanket and hot cocoa- tell them to bundle up and drive out to a gorgeous place out in the country. Read them hand picked poetry under the stars.


Photo by Beglib of MorgueFile

For Her (mostly):
1.) Does she make you feel like your in the clouds? If you're in a part of the country where it's NOT freezing right now, try a hot air balloon ride.

2.) Nothing's sexier than a partner who wants to grow and evolve with their girl- check out yoga workshops, couples communication workshops or couples retreats. She'll swoon.


Photo by Mae7 at MorgueFile
For Him (mostly):

1.) Jam out. Take your guy to a concert of his favorite band...in a different city. Bonus points for a private plane flight to get there.

2.) Going back to blindfolding...blindfold your guy and bring him to ski-retreat. Make sure you get the suite with a whirlpool. Hotness. 

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Villa Maison Vintage Rattan Bar Stools

I have a truck load of these beautiful Villa Maison Vintage Rattan Bar Stools arriving mid February.
Yay, the world wide 'rattan shortage' is over. I kid you not. 

Let me know if you would like me to put your name on some. They sell out fast... and the wait times for the next batch are always forever! 

Height - 106cm (from top of chair back to floor)
Height from floor to top of seat - 80cm
Width - 43cm
Depth - 44cm

Includes cushion with ties.
Di-cast iron handle on back of seat.

$349 each, including GST.
Delivery extra.


R.G. Roth

R.G. Roth illustrates beautiful children's books, many of them with a jazz theme. His latest is 'Everyone Gets The Blues', written by Leslie Staub...

...and a few of his other gorgeous books...

...as well as his wonderful paintings. Take a peek here to see more..

"Finnish Lessons"

"Finnish lessons. What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?" by Pasi Sahlberg.

Friday, January 27, 2012

BEHIND THE SCENES - making of a hall tree

Everyone who took a guess yesterday was right on or very close.
Well Done!


The hooks installed on the hall tree I just finished came from
this huge road side chandelier.

My daughter got schooled really quickly how to get the van turned around
when mommy sees junk she wants.

 Here are some more behind the scene photos ...

AT THE ROSENBACH: Tue, 01/24/2012 - Sun, 07/15/2012

The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books: 

Pen to Publisher

New Years Photos+ Fun Part II

Photos by Tom Fitzgerald and Pamela Napoli for Society-In-Focus, www.society-in-focus.com 

We wanted to share some more of the New Year's Eve night we had at Indigo! If you want to learn how to plan a hot New Year's party, this may give you some ideas! 

Were you with us? If you were, you no doubt took advantage of the custom photo-booth that created the template you see below. This was definitely a hot spot at the party Tres chic!  

We had such a fantastic group of people who kept the night going with their incredible energy and dance moves. Those on the sidelines enjoyed the roped off VIP areas for drinking,  flirting, and lively discussion. The VIP furniture was lush- lack and white tufted couches. The decor on the tables was inspired by peacock feathers, and played up Indigo's permanent decor throughout the hotel. Each table was the color of a Carribean lagoon and we hung chandeliers throughout the space.Crystals that reflected the midnight blue and green tones were draped everywhere and created a festive glow. Oh and by the way... ( we can't help but note it)- the crowd was really attractive! What more could you want?

Scroll down to see the delicious menu of scrumptious food we had. 
  Here are some more shots from the night...
All photos taken  by Tom Fitzgerald and Pamela Napoli for Society-In-Focus, www.society-in-focus.com 

But what about the party-goers who weren't interested in dancing all night? For them, we had a special Prix Fix dinner on the second floor, complete with a jazz band. It was simply lovely!

Here is a breakdown of the Menu- all of which had locally grown ingredients!

Parmesan Crostini, Plum Tomato, Asparagus and Prosciutto

Humus Trio
Roasted Garlic, Roasted Red Pepper, Kalamata Olive, Served with Pita and Pretzel Chips

Raw Bar 
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Claws, Langostino, Little Neck Clams, Marinated Mussels, Served with LIV Vodka infused cocktail sauce

Tenderloin Roulade
Baby Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper, Boursin Cheese, Roasted Garlic Demi-Glaze

Stuffed Mushrooms
Andouille Sausage, Arugula, Chardonnay Beurre Blanc

Sauteed Mushrooms, Fresh Cream, Tasso Ham

Baked Brie
Puff Pastry, Raspberry Puree, Flat breads

Pork Tenderloin
Herb crusted, Caramelized Vidalia Onions, Potato Risotto Cakes

Crab Cakes
Tarragon Cream, Lemon Compote

Lamb Lollypops
Panko Crust, Mint Butter

Saffron Chicken
Foccacia Toast Points, Chorizo, Saffron Cream


Mini Cheesecakes
Chocolate and Vanilla Mousse Shooters
Chocolate Fondue
Chamburd Cream Brulee 

So...are you hungry yet? The food was fabulous, take it from us!
Interested in having us turn one of your affairs into the party of the century? Give us a buzz!
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Cybèle Young


Thursday, January 26, 2012

And It Lived Happily Ever After In Jos' Kitchen

Jos has sent me a picture of my 'Wire 5 Pendant Light' in her groovy kitchen.
Doesn't it look fabulous?!
Love the skylight and all the timber.... and the chairs and the table!



As promised 

Here are some of the bits and pieces
used to build this fabulous hall tree.




Can you figure out
the 4 parts that make up this section of the hall tree?
Take a guess then scroll to the bottom for the answers.

How about these fancy hooks, any ideas what they use to be?

If you have a guess leave it in the comments below
and I'll reveal the answer tomorrow.

I bet some of the answers will be thought provoking
and maybe inspire other great ideas.

More pics can be found here.

Now for the answers to the first question ...

How did you do?

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Docomomo Iberico_VIII Congress

Docomomo Iberico (http://www.docomomoiberico.com/) prepares the VIII Congress about Education and Architecture. Jorge Raedó is member of the scientific committe. The first meeting was on January 23rd in Málaga.

Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In a pink Valentine's mood

It's almost Valentine's Day so I'm in a pink mood! A customer requested a bunch of pink tiny owls and I made some more for the shop, because I want to put everyone into a pink mood this Valentine's!
Tiny Pink Owls for Valentine
While still in that pink mood, another customer requested a black rottweiler dog, so I also made a pink rottweiler. Wait, a pink rottweiler plushie is not a typical Valentine's gift? Well, it should be.
Besides pink, I love to see hearts on Valentine's day, in any color and everywhere, especially on handstitched skulls. Because nothing says "I love you" like a skull, right?

Oscar-Nominated Animated Short

FOYER FURNITURE - entry unit

Over the last week I have been building a piece of furniture meant to use in a foyer.
I thought I would look up the official definition of FOYER for you and share it:

A foyer in a house is usually a small entry area or room by the front door. Other public rooms such as the living room, dining room, and family room typically attach to it, along with any main stairway. It was initially intended as an "airlock", separating the fireplace-heated rooms from the (colder, in winter) front entrance, where cold air infiltration made for cold drafts and low temperatures. It is commonly used for outer garment and umbrella storage for both residents and guests.

The piece I built meets these needs perfectly and I'm eager to share it with you.

It has fancy hooks, knobs, and posts to hang your items from.

It has hidden storage and open shelves.

It also has a great mirror and big surface for catching your shopping bags
or displaying things you love, like those flowers being given to you in mid February.

HERE you can see some of the parts that made this piece come together.

Also if you're interested in an interview I recently did pop on over to:

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