Thursday, 18 September 2014

Affordable Artwork | Fine Art Photography by Babaroga Vitomirov

A great source of affordable artwork from across the globe is the online gallery at One artist that caught my eye recently is Swedish fine art photographer Babaroga Vitomirov.

Based in Malmo in Sweden, Babaroga has worked as a photographer for 10 years. He has exhibited at various galleries and expos across Scandinavia with his beautiful, ethereal style.

All images are by Swedish fine art photographer Babaroga Vitomirov on

Original artworks are available for just over $1,000 but you can also purchase a limited edition print for as little as $76.

Click here to see the current collection online.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bright outdoor cushions from Moteef

Most people here in Sydney are clinging to any sign of warm weather finally staying for good, and I find myself being drawn to products that scream Summer. A new business grabbed my attention this week, the gorgeous, vibrant outdoor cushion designs from Moteef.

Moteef is the brainchild of Perth graphic designer Terri Ioannou. Terri draws inspiration from Moroccan tile designs, the Op Art movement and vibrant colour combinations from many indigenous cultures.

All her patterns start out as photos of colourful things in everyday life. They are then digitally manipulated to create the vibrant designs.

There is an initial range of 20 designs, all produced to handle outdoor use. Perfect for entertaining this Summer!

Purchase with or without an environmentally friendly, outdoor cushion insert, prices start from $57. Click here to see more.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Spring time garden inspiration from Etsy

It has not stopped raining in Sydney for what feels like months. I'm hoping this week Spring shows itself for good and we get some warmer days. With the power of positive thinking, here are some lovely little items from Etsy to inspire a spruce up of your garden.

Garden curated by Gallop Lifestyle on Etsy
Click on the images above to shop this look.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

New organic cotton bed linen from Oh Mabel

Working on Gallop Lifestyle has led me to meet some amazing women who turn their creativity and passion for good design into a business. A few years ago I met a lady doing just that, and have followed her journey ever since.

Sarah Power is the owner and designer of boutique bed linen business Oh Mabel. After a short break Sarah has just re-launched the brand with a stunning new range.

Think old school patterns and prints, beautiful colour and a nostalgia we don’t often see. Sarah has a strong belief in making her products in an ethical and sustainable way, hoping they last a lifetime rather than just one season.

Oh Mabel is based out of a historic homestead in the ACT, where Sarah lives and designs. The sheet sets and doona covers are all made in India by a certified organic small business that prides itself on providing female and family oriented employment opportunities. Being 100% certified organic the products are manufactured under strict standards covering ethical and environmental conditions.

Sheet sets are available in single, king single, queen and king sizes, priced from $245. The quilted doona covers come in single, double, queen and king sizes, prices from $259.

Click here to see more.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

This week I’m loving… Maker Studio

The renovation of our house is an ongoing process, but some rooms are really starting to come together. Our kitchen has gone from one of the worst rooms in the house to one of the best, and I am very excited to have just ordered some amazing bar stools from Queensland based Maker Studio.

These guys have their creative workshop in Noosa, and produce a beautiful collection of furniture with a clean, simple aesthetic. I love their restrained approach to design, and their ethos of manufacturing for long terms relevance rather than the ‘throw away’ mentality of mass production.

Working mainly with timber and powder coated steel, Maker Studio have a range of tables, stools and storage items available on their website. They also do bespoke furniture design, outdoor art installations, shop fit outs and residential joinery.

I can’t wait to see more from these guys, and can’t wait to see their Willox Stools in my kitchen! I’ll be sure to share some pictures once they are in place.

Click here to visit the Maker Studio website.

PS. Follow me on Instagram to see our renovation journey.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Dreaming of Summer with Sunny Jim

With Winter well and truly getting on top of us this week in Sydney, I was very happy to see a bit of sunshine hit my inbox.

The lovely Emma from Sunny Jim contacted me regarding her range of vibrant sun shades and beach accessories. All you need really if you are dreaming of an upcoming Summer holiday.

The UPF50+ sunshades come in two matching bags options; a beach bag or a yoga bag. The range also extends into matching picnic rugs, bags and more recently they launched a range of hand loomed towels and baskets from Morocco.

Click here to see more. Oh and sign up to their newsletter to receive 10% off.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Lighting love from the best of Etsy

I'm working on a lighting project at my design school at the moment. Etsy has got to be one of the best inspiration sources, and I love that you can access so many beautiful, affordable pieces from all over the world.

Here are my current lighting loves from Etsy.

Lighting Love curated by Gallop Lifestyle on Etsy

Click on the images above to see more.