Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Closed for Christmas

I'm heading off now for a Christmas break - I want to say thanks for stopping by and for reading my little blog. I appreciate all your visits and love your comments. Have a great break full of fun, friends, family and darn good times. Claire. x

I'll be back in full swing on the 11th - so do come back then! x

Sunday, December 19, 2010

What Katie Ate

Excerpts from the amazing Christmas edition of What Katie Ate

What Katie Ate is the blog put together by super talented Sydney food photographer and stylist Katie Quinn Davies. Her blog is about all things food and drink, with recipes and food photography by Katie herself plus "what's hot and tasty within the Sydney and Australian food scene". Cute! Each blog post is beautifully laid out, photographed and styled with mouth watering recipes to boot.

Her BUMPER Christmas post is a whopping 495 pages - it's a visual feast of photography, styling, typography and recipes ideas. Not just a Christmas read, I think inspiration for the year round. Inspired!

All images from What Katie Ate Bumper Christmas Edition '10.
Photography and styling by Katie Quinn Davies & collaborators.

Friday, December 17, 2010

From Dexter to Missoni

Inspiration comes from the strangest of places sometimes. Just having a quiet night in catching up with my favourite serial killer Dexter, and in the background of a murder scene I saw a gloriously hideous kitch bath mat. You know that kind that is so kitch that it is cool? Well a quick google search later and I've just purchased a most ridiculously beautiful bathmat. I don't own a house - but I have a lovely bathmat!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dear Santa

Hi Santa - are you reading this? x

Derek Henderson, Ruawharo Marae $600

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hollie & Harrie beach Sombrillas

It's great to see some local ladies doing their own thing - what's more designing a completely unique product. That's exactly what local girls Skye and Claire have done launching their business Hollie & Harrie just a few weeks ago. Being Mums themselves they saw a need for better sun protection that the kids actually wanted to be under "with five very active children between us, we adore the beach and outdoors but dread the sunburn. We are very 'sun smart' but find the existing beach tents on the market too stifling, provide no natural air flow and our children do not enjoy sitting in them" and so the Sombrilla was born, the girls have designed and manufactured the Sombrillas plus a sweet collection of gorgeous Sunshirts for littlies.

I for one love the yellow Sombrilla and have already ordered one - perfect for Al and his 4 cousins to play under this summer. They're really versatile and can be put in several positions providing more or less shade, they're lightweight and easy to put up. Now all we need is for the rain to stop and we can get to the beach and use ours!

Pop over to Hollie and Harrie for more details.

IMAGES: via Hollie and Harrie

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas wreath

Finally got around to making my wreath for the front door today.

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

A little something out of the ordinary for today - I just couldn't resist this adorable short film by Dean Fleisher-Camp.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fenton & Fenton

The Fenton & Fenton girls were having Christmas drinks tonight and I couldn't get there.... so seeing as I'm not there, now is as good as time as any to show off these photos that I recently did with photographer Tony Mott. Huge thanks to Lucy for letting us set up a mini studio in the middle of her store while she was open, pull apart the shop and build sets! It was well worth it.

I truly feel so lucky to be able to go in and work with the Fenton & Fenton stock it's a heady fusion of colour, texture, print, pattern and history.

Styling: Claire Larritt-Evans
Photography: Tony Mott

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Millswyn

The Millswyn is one of the new kids on the Melbourne block (on the former Lynch's block no less) it's neo French in a Nordic setting. Sitting right opposite the Tan, it's light, joyful and evidently the work of Hecker Guthrie, HG say "it is a fresh, comfortable space where domestic references are rife and no doubt, a new institution is in the making". I'm already looking forward to the Superfood Salad on the terrace this summer.

The Millswyn
131-133 Domain Rd, South Yarra (Corner of Millswyn Street)
(03) 9866 5627

PHOTOGRAPHY: Earl Carter via Hecker Guthrie.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chair inspiration

I am loving this ‘Crested Comb Chair’ - which is a simplified version of the classic Windsor by Tim Liles.

IMAGE: www.design-klub.com

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Ultimate House Book

Snap shot from Terence Conran's book The Ultimate House Book, an encyclopaedic guide to modern living. Apparently this is an image from his own home, I wish my shed was that beautiful and that organised.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Up in lights

IMAGE: Stella McCartney

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Servery & Spoon

Well look who went and got a great cafe - East Malvern did! Continuing on in the welcomed trend of great cafes opening up in suburban areas, comes Servery and Spoon. It's a favourite of mine on a Friday morning, after I drop off my son I grab a rare solo coffee. Bliss.

Servery & Spoon
137-139 Waverley Rd
Malvern East