Monday, September 26, 2011


Some of you might know that we both have other jobs in addition to presse-papiers.  And yes, they are completely boring in comparison, and we are dreaming of the day where we yell to the world 'we quit', and then happily skip into our own little paper boutique instead!

In the meantime was one of those Mondays where the end of the day couldn't have come quick enough.  These are the things that came to mind as we made our way home...

{thanks Pinterest} xx

Thursday, September 22, 2011

lovely wallpaper and cushion designs...

We have previously shared our admiration for Rob Ryan and his team's creative genius, and now you can see the latest additions to their range - stylish wallpaper and very cool cushions!

Spoil yourself here xx

Sunday, September 18, 2011

introducing Zooey Moon...

We love getting to know our newest products and the people behind them - it adds another whole level of meaning to what we do, and in turn, we love sharing this with our customers and blog readers. 

This week we are introducing the lovely Nikki, and her gorgeous Zooey Moon art prints.  We asked Nikki if she could share the story behind Zooey Moon and what makes her prints unique and a must-have for your home! 

"From a crazy number of years as a graphic designer and returning from the bright lights of overseas, I settled down to become a mum. Not content with the challenges of a newborn, I decided I would dream up a creative outlet that could be fun and flexible too. I'd seen so many gorgeous products overseas and found the NZ selection a little lacking when it came to buying for my daughter. So Zooey Moon was born. Reaching beyond the fashionable vinyls on the market to collectable, limited edition pieces that would work together. I wanted to create pieces that would stand the test of time and would serve as keepsakes and bookmarks of a time in a child's life. Our wall art set the tone and other products and ideas soon followed and are still in development, creating a growing range of decorative room accessories.

Zooey Moon is a fantastical, mythical place where colourful creatures and characters exist. Its a beautiful place to be and our products are designed to ignite imaginations and brighten spaces. Its a place well worth a visit!"

We have fallen in love with the characters in Zooey Moon's art prints - like Art the worm who pops up regularly to say hi to friends and Sidney the Snail who dreams about bigger things.  And we especially love that each print is limited to 50 copies only so you can be pretty sure it is a unique gift you are buying yourself or some lucky person!

Enter the fanciful world of Zooey Moon here.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

spring and other things...

We are loving the arrival of Spring, especially all the magnolia and blossom trees that are in bloom at the moment. The daylight is stretching itself out for a little longer each day too, so it won't be long before we can have our dinner outside or let the little ones run off a bit more energy before bed.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  The opening of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand was fabulous to watch on Friday night - wonderful images of our cultural heritage, an exciting fireworks display, and a win for the All Blacks :-)

And p.s check out this new washi tape design in store - a new slim, two tone style that we are loving!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Essimar excellence...

We are always looking around for new gift wrapping inspiration, and loved these ideas by Esther Ramirez, the creative mind behind Essimar.  The unique folding of tissue paper creates a lovely textured appearance, and we love her use of washi tape on both white and kraft brown paper.

Hope you find these photos inspiring too! xx