27 June 2009

Living areas: Accessories

Many of the accessories used throughout are vintage items found in second-hand shops or collected from relatives over the years.

The art works include an original framed Joey Ramone print (Shepard Fairey), drawing by Fiona Lee (www.bonsaifoi.com), painting by Bad Teeth, canvas print of Esmerelda (dearly departed guinea pig) and skateboard decks by Dalek and Neckface.

In addition to the oyster light fittings that we kept when we moved in, we have a damask lamp on a side table (a gift from a friend), and a garland shade on the hall light (Tord Boontje). We can't afford Florence Broadhurst wallpaper at $350 a roll (or the expertise to install it), so we bought some samples from the Florence Broadhurst pop-up store in Brisbane last year and framed them.

Other accessories include the large apple fruit bowl (Hart & Heim), bone china origami cranes (Have You Met Miss Jones?), organic printed table runner (SunnyLife), black resin flying ducks (I Love Retro), as well as the many books, movies and figurines we've hoarded over the years. The large white cement frame (Reverse Garbage) is the perfect size for vinyl record sleeves, and currently displays Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti. The smaller one under the side table displays a plywood postcard given to us as an engagement gift.


  1. Some really clever ideas here...love the framed wallpaper and that light garland...and...well...flying ducks always make a statement!

  2. me again...there's a giveaway for a couple of my anatomical plates that you, or somebody you know, might like...head over to http://aussie-handmade-giveaway.com

  3. Ooooh, thanks Chrisy (and thanks for your kind comments!). I've already checked out your etsy store and admired a few items...