Saturday, 31 August 2013

moodboards...




in black and white....


Before our sunny holiday in Croatia and Montenegro,
 I put a few simple moodboards together ...
a wooden and bone spoon bought in Nairobi in 2001; 
 vintage buttons and wooden tape measure from grandma's sewing box;
vintage scissors, paint brushes
 and tiny butterfly letterpress from HomeBarn;
double-printed Shakespeare text sheets from Retrouvius.

 It was great to be away,
but it's good to be back home!


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, moodboards, black & white



caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, moodboards, black & white



caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, moodboards, black & white
  


caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, moodboards, black & white



Sunday, 18 August 2013

review...e-zines...




the quintessential magazine...





For Sydney-siders, the fashion boutique duckeggBLUE (established 2003) and it's sister store quintessential duckeggBLUE (established 2008), selling 'found industrial and antique objects,' just four doors away, are something of an institution. Back in November 2012, the entrepreneurial owner and curator, Leanne Carter-Taylor, having decided she could do more (!), launched the quintessential duckeggBLUE e-zine. Working alongside Leanne to bring her vision to life, is editor and creative director Tracy Lines and what can only be described as a super-stellar team of stylists, writers and photographers.

Aimed as a natural progression from Leanne's stores and with an undeniable connection to her ethos of breathing life back into the old, unused and pre-loved, the bi-monthly e-zine is not only a truly visual feast for the eyes, but also a stimulating and informative read. Regular features include 'Need To Know' or FYI on anything and everything vintage; 'Meet The Maker',(which this edition features London's very own acclaimed florist Nikki Tibbles of Wild at Heart); 'Looking For;' 'Behind The Scenes' and sublime story telling from Karen McCartney. The other-worldly shots that are the 'The Portrait of a Flower,' were taken by super-talented photographer Sharyn Cairns.

What really counts to Leanne and Tracy is the provenance of everything they feature in the magazine, combining beautiful photography, styling, writing, interactive features and even videos.
The fifth issue of The Quintessential Magazine is now live and as the old saying goes, it just gets better and better...


















Here are just some of the amazingly talented and creative team behind







Friday, 9 August 2013

styling details...skandivis



a shoot for skandivis...


Skandivis, loosely translated as 'the Scandinavian way,'
 is an on-line store dedicated to simple, 
but beautifully made items for the home.
 Danish owner Toni Kay has curated a wonderful selection
 of pieces that are 'predominantly Sacndinavian,'
 but with a 'healthy mix of functional and
 stylish design from other parts of the world.'

 The store is split into 5 categories for easy navigation,
 encompassing, living; dine and drink;
 decorate; kids and pets.
 Last week we did a lovely shoot,
 which I'd love to share with you here.
 Stay tuned for more shots in the Autumn
 and please do pop over to Skandivis
 for some individual Nordic gifts! 

caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog, skandivis, styling details, scandinavian style




skandivis, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog


skandivis, styling details, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog


skandivis, styling details, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog


skandivis, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog, styling details


skandivis, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog


skandivis, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog, styling details


skandivis, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog, styling details


skandivis, caroline davis interiors stylist, trend daily blog, styling details

Friday, 2 August 2013

launch...




new designs from lisa levis (nee stickley)...


Lisa Levis is, as they say,
 the artist formerly known as Lisa Stickley.
 Her renowned screen printing company was actually
 founded in her father's garage back in 1999
 and Lisa quickly established herself as
 a highly successful and recognizable brand.

 After an unsuccessful buy-out attempt and
 tumultous time in the board room,
 Lisa has moved onwards and upwards,
 re-branding herself with not one, but two companies no less;  

Here are a few shots I took of 
a couple of her new designs ,which you can see on
 her blog here and on her website here.
 Oh and the gorgeous little lady is Beatrice!

Thank you Beatrice! xx


caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, styling details, plants


caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, styling details, plants


caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, styling details, plants






There's also an excellent post about Lisa from last year on the Ellie Tennant blog.