There seems to be a never ending stream of ways to follow your favorite people! Given that we are visual people and love photos Empirical Style is on Instagram, of course. Occasionally when photographing new stock I’ll take a snap with the iPhone for followers to see first- and often buy before it gets to the website! Or there’s the odd shot of our family life.
On looking around our home yesterday for mothers day blog inspiration I was struck by how many of the Charley Harper prints in our bedroom are of mothering birds. I guess nesting could be synonymous with care giving and thus all the imagery.
Below is our bedroom with our favourite Charley Harper bird prints. We also sell these framed pictures in our shop. The inspiration comes from Todd Oldham‘s holiday home pictured below. He’s a wonderfully colourful and eclectic designer. We first came across him when he hosted the American version of Top Design and have visited his store in New York on our last trip there.
I just came across they very cute and colourful blog :http://lookseebynaomifenton.blogspot.com.au
Naomi says some very blushing things about our home and Steve on TV. Sometimes I wonder what people would say if they saw our place on a normal day of work, toddler tornados and mounting laundry!?
She lives in Tasmania and we love Tasmania. So on our next road trip maybe we could swing by and meet hits lovely lady?
Yesterday we were honoured to have our home featured in The Design Files. If you haven’t seen this blog you must have a look. Lucy is incredible at seeking our the most inspiring interiors and design product before any publication has found them! Lucy had approached us about photographing our Sydney home however was pleasantly surprised to find us now in her home town Melbourne and with the perfect house to be featured for Kids Week.
We do love vinyl records and not just for their warm sounds but also the inspiring and sometime hilarious retro cover art. In a world where songs are digitised and album artwork is often lost we put up some of our favourites up in Odessa’s room to admire daily. Patsy Biscoe and Hey Diddle Diddle were from my childhood. Annie is our daughters favourite. At just 18mths old she could sing a lot of the songs!
To celebrate Australia Day today I thought I might find some of our favourite vintage australian pieces we have around our home.
Mistral Fan. Steve is a HUGE fan of fans! We have quite a collection including this Mistral 50′s beauty which not only moves from side to side but in a circular motion up and down too.
Commonweath Games Medal Brisbane 1982. One of the very many in Steve’s personal adornment collection.
Humphrey B Bear light. An old 1970′s australian favourite character in Odessa’s room.
NSW bottle. Soft drink never tasted so good!
Australian map. Sometimes when we find maps we just can’t with a few. This huge australian map hangs in our bedroom. The colours are very unusual like it was a misprint compared to the other similar ones we have sold in our shop.
Norfolk Island vase. My parents honeymooned on the island and bought this as a keep sake in the early 70′s.