A design afternoon tea for you! Pick n Mix...

Photography by Katherine Lu

Pour out a little for your fallen homie because I. AM. DEAD.  And when I get to heaven, I hope it looks like this house in Sydney's Double Day, designed by architects Tribe Studio. Black prism exterior, woah. Pink door, WOAH. Everything, WOAH. I'm woah-ing all over the place here. 

Danish design legends Menu have lots of lovely new things for 2015 (from top - Pepe marble mirror, Afteroom lounge chair, Bollard lights, Norm wall mirror - put a circle mirror on it)

Norfolk have a bunch of cute type-based stuff for kids and big kids. Love the matching work hard, play hard tees for parent and monster.

This one's going straight to the pool room. (Last Steel stool from online store Hem - also comes in polished brass and copper...)

This holds all the things! And then you can buy extra inserts to hold more of all the things! Mod leather hold-alls (they come in different kinds of leather and in laptop and tablet size) from LA based This Is Ground. If you are travelling, you need one of these. Also, if you are alive and have eyes and like to do things, you need one of these. 

My faves from the upcoming Melbourne @life_instyle

There's a select few highlights on the calendar each year when it comes to homeware and interior trends. For me (and for design store owners with their finger on the pulse of what's now and what's next), Life Instyle is one of those events. Held in Sydney and Melbourne, it's a bi-annual curated trade show for the best brands in Australia and New Zealand - over 600 different brands in fact, representing the very latest in interior design and homeware. At the 2015 Melbourne event this month, they're welcoming a line-up of exciting newcomers, plus loads of established brands who use Life Instyle as the place to unveil their latest designs (so you get a first look at the good goodness and new newness). 

Pack yo' suitcase and meet me there? Life Instyle (and the sister event Kids Instyle - brands specifically for cool kids stuff) is happening from 30th July - 2nd August. 

I went through and picked some of my fave brands... (Um, this was the shortlist! the struggle is real.)

Blacklist - new stationery range!

Sack Me (Kids)

De de ce+ (they have a few Scandi brands); Telegram Open House

Amelia Anderson Photography (love that cockatoo print); Uashmama 

BYMR / Normann Copenhagen (can't wait to see their new kitchen range)

Metallic rugs by Langdon

Prints, woven baskets and cool kids' bedding by Olli Ella

Excited to see what's new from Aura

Newcomers Art Club Concept

You can check out more info, or register (free to visit) Life Instyle here or Kids Instyle here

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