bholu wins telstra business award

A Bholu rug perfectly finishes off this home in
Chatswood, Sydney - designed by Sam Crawford Architects.

Even though I'm a huge Bholu fan, I try not to go on and on about all the good work owner Jodie Fried does. But I couldn't keep quiet this time. She has just won the Telstra NSW Business Award for Social Responsibility!

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Beautiful wrapping papers
The inspiration: a man's coat collar

More inspiration: a butter mould

I loved Kasia Jacquot's latest products for Laikonik - the wrapping paper, pictured above - as soon as I saw them. But then I checked out her blogand was bowled over by the inspiration for the designs. How incredibly beautiful are these pieces? And isn't it wonderful that she's incorporated these...

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I can't keep up with Jodie Fried from Bholu... literally. I desperately tried to visit the opening night of her rock star rug tour but the pregnancy got the better of me and I've had to contend myself with these images. But what beautiful images they are! Actually, any of these would go perfectly in the nursery. Yum!

Images courtesy of Bholu

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designer kara smith

Kara Smith is one creative - and busy - girl. Not only has she just released a new range of totes (see above) but she's also participating in "Springboard" – part of the Australian Design Unit which showcases new Australian design in textiles, homewares, industrial design and accessories, among others.

Here are some pics from Kara's workspace - aren't they gorgeous! I am particularly jealous of the...

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shannon fricke

Shannon Fricke was one of the many talented Australian women I featured on Design*Sponge during my guest blog stint, and I'm so happy that Murdoch Books have decided to repackage her excellent books Space and Colourinto one, hardback version. It is SO much better this way; exactly the sort of book I wanted to buy a friend a little while back as a housewarming gift. Anyway, the book will hit the...

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