Friday again?? - I'm in Manila again this week for work, massive but incredibly rewarding project in the works for my 'day job'. Was supposed to fly home tomorrow but i'm here for another week. No probs, allows me another week to enjoy one of my favourite past times here in the Philippines - being a 'mall rat'. Greenbelt Shopping precinct which is about a minute walk from my 'home away from home' here is an absolute mecca of all things fabulous in the retail world. Snapped this pic on my walk through Greenbelt after work tonight - Neon window installation at Marc by Marc Jacobs, if only I could smuggle it back in my suitcase, this would look awesome on a wall in my loungeroom. Loving me some neon right now.
For more pics of my 'mall rat musings' - check out my instagram account @brownbutton.
Darling Kate has posted the official trailerto Luhrmann's take on The Great Gatsby due out early next year. WOW WOW WOW. I'm not sure I can wait. And how "Catherine Martin-esque" is the teaser poster above. Thank goodness this year is flying, it will be Gatsby time in no time! Thanks for the heads up Kate xx
Ok. So remember when I introduced Chuck Bass to you back here. Welllll, turns out it was a pretty top kitty, so the breeder is keeping him (apparently they can do that..... ) - so I'd like to introduce to you Chuck Bass 2.0...... turbo cute, no? - We have a definite arrival date - June 16. So i've started preparing, and that's right folks, only the best for Mr Bass. So I bought one of these for him to do his, ahem, business in. I'm hunting for more luxury goods for my furry friend, if you know some good websites, please let me know! x
Happy Mothers Day Mums!, you are awesome, I'm in awe - I love your work. Blessed to spend the latter half of the day with my mum and 92 year old grandma. We also spent time with family as we remembered a great woman who was my great aunt who passed away yesterday. My grandpa's twin sister, times - they are a changin' as family stalwarts leave us. Lovely to think of her with grandpa and my great uncle, but remember the fabulous time we all had together. This growing up business and being an adult wears a bit thin sometimes, I'd like to be five with my rose coloured glasses on again please.
What better way to prepare for the week ahead by just escaping it all, and hang out in pinterest land. This kitchen? Ultimate happy place. Yes.
I've long been a huge fan of Shannon Fricke's work and style. Her first two books are a staple in my collection so I was so excited to see her latest book on the shelves at DJ's the other day. I told myself I didn't need it- "Kimberlee, what about the approx $100 worth of design mags sitting by your bed at the moment that you haven't had time to even flick through yet...." - but as I was having a sticky beak through the book I got to the back and there in the suppliers/reference section under blogs was brown button.... Um Shannon, THANK YOU! What an honour. So of course, I excitedly bought the book, even told the poor shop assistant about how i was listed in the back, instagram-ed it and FB'ed it!
So I've managed to sit down with a glass (ok a bottle..) of red tonight and flick through the book, read some bits and pieces. It really is gorgeous. Prue Ruscoe did the photography. Best bit? all the images are totally inspiring and totally fresh and new, I haven't seen any of them before and it has me motivated to ensure I'm out of bed at a decent hour over the weekend to start sprucing up this still very bare home of mine.
Shannon has a new websiteas well and a gorgeous online shop. Thank you again Shannon x
Megs and I are excited to receive our first shipment of the fabulous OMM Design goodies. This Swedish group have the most fabulous collection of quirky items for home and party, we are lucky to stock a few of them. I'm finding it hard to decide on a favourite - the 'DIY word banners' could be LOTS of fun, but these cute paper balloons have stolen my heart, love.
Thank you Elizabeth and Melanie for including me in the latest Ivy and Piper Magazine. It was a lot of fun curating a collection of my current favourite things. Thank you also to the incredibly talented Grace Murphy for putting up with the very un-photogenic me to get a current photo for inclusion in the article. Grace is a brilliant Adelaide based freelance photographer - if you need professional photos taken of anything and everything here in Adelaide you must use Grace. Contact me for her details. Meagan and I are looking forward to collaborating with her when we rebrand and relaunch Brown Button Trading in July. Speaking of which - grab yourself a bargain as we clear our virtual shelves for some exciting new goodies arriving soon. Visit the SALE section of the shop to purchase.