Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Colours of Culture

When I travel I'm particularly drawn to the colour of a culture, be it the colour of their textiles or cloth, their architecture, their food or even their language. If a place resonates with you, it is virtually impossible, if you're anything like me, not to want to take a piece of that back to your home to covet.
A swath of exquisite fabric, a unique ceramic, a gorgeously patterned lamp, even a small but perfectly formed item of furniture from THAT SPECIAL PLACE can both serve to transform your space and add depth and character to your memories of being there, of seeing it, of meeting people and connecting with their culture.

Perhaps you haven't been there but want to; perhaps you dream of the escape and yearn for a piece of that heritage, perhaps its just so beautiful you just have to have it??

Watch this space...In My Cabinet may have just what you want for your place....


Thursday, October 27, 2011


Something I have only discovered fairly recently, but absolutely love the whole concept of... 
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the brilliant things you find on the web. Basically, you can create your own pinboards on specific subjects. For example, home decor, fashion, art, recipes and weddings to name but a few.
Once you sign up you can view other peoples pinboards and get inspiration from people who share similar interests.
Graham and Green has great stuff.
Still love a Moroccan Pouffe or two. I have a fuchsia one in my lounge and would like more for the girls room.
Can't get enough of neon right now. Nails, bags or even a coffee table... love it
Gorgeous scarf, great colours
Loving metallic nails at the mo. Mine don't look quite like this but I'm working on it. Brought my polish called 'Silver Animal Instincts' at
Free delivery for orders over $40.  gold
How gorgeous is this ceramic bowl!
Don't even know what to say. A sequined wall...ridic
Believe it or not, this is in fact a child's room. There appears to be a David Bromley on the wall and Mark Tuckey furniture. Lucky kid.

These are a few of the pics I've recently pinned. Head over to Pinterest and check it out and feel free to 'follow me' even though I don't have a huge number of pins yet! T

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kiwi in Beijing!

This is us! Excited - yes!

Hi all from Beijing! So thrilled to be finally blogging on our new site, In My Cabinet, with my amazing sister, Talia. We are soon rolling out a unique online store jam-packed with must-have, handpicked, exclusive products for your life, your space, your home. If you are anything like us, you will feel such pleasure from owning these beautiful pieces and proudly displaying them in YOUR place and having fun arranging them to suit YOUR look.

I'm a Mum of three little cherubs, 7, 4 and 3yrs, a keen writer, foodie, traveller, teacher and reader. I love meeting people, exploring cultures and their treasures, marvelling at their unique skills in making handicrafts,textiles, woodwork and ceramics. It has been such a joy to travel, to meet people, to talk, to ask questions, to wonder, to enthrall, to buy, to shop, to read, to learn languages, and now to share some of our favorite things with you all. Please enjoy following us as we recount our tales; as Mums, as shoppers, as businesswoman, as travellers and lovers of gorgeous things with you. We can't wait to share!

Enjoy some pics of my inspirations from life and travel throughout Asia...snappy colour, vintage with a hint of the Orient, romance, quirky shapes, durable materials in contemporary forms, fun pieces you want to look at time and time again...
Great textiles that will add life and vibrancy to any room.

Friday, October 21, 2011

New to this blogging lark!

I'm pretty excited to finally be writing a post for our blog. Yay! My sister Ella and I have been talking about starting a blog together for quite some time now so I'm just going to go ahead and make the first post. (Looking forward to reading yours El!)

We're going to be starting our homewares business in the next few months so we wanted to let you guys know what kinds of things we'll be selling and get some feedback. It will be an online business and to start with we will mainly import small home decor items from around Asia and then hopefully expand and bring things in from around the globe.

Our blog will predominantly be about interiors but I can't promise we won't go off on a tangent now and again and write about all manner of things we love, ranging from food to travel and fashion.

Will rummage through my computer and upload a few pics of some interesting spaces. T