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.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Recycling and reusing to create beautiful timber furniture with character | Rubble Designs

I’m always thrilled to feature craftsmen and women using old school ideas to produce beautiful products. Rubble Designs in Melbourne recently got in touch, a perfect match for those of you who like history and a story to items for your home. 

These guys produce a unique collection of recycled, reclaimed and refurbished furniture pieces, and can make to order. 

Rubble Designs salvage materials with history and character, including a section of a bowling lane from the old Northcote Bowl in Melbourne, and reclaimed red gum from a 100 year old shearing shed. From there they hand craft furniture which has genuine character and history.

The result is rustic, interesting and very far from the generic designs you see in major chain stores.

Visit the Rubble Designs website for more.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New bathroom collection from Aura by Tracie Ellis

High on my list of favourite Australian homeware designers is Aura by Tracie Ellis, her bright colours and bold patterns never disappoint. I was very excited this week to see Aura have now added bath towels to the collection.
The popular Aura bed linen and rug designs have been translated so successfully into linen for the bathroom. I love the colour and pattern, who said bath towels had to be plain?

As with the entire collection, the new range of bath towels are also very well priced, ranging from $19.95 for a hand towel to $79.95 for a bath sheet.

I’m off to order some for our new bathroom. If you would like to see more, visit the Aura online store here.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Top picks from Talo Interiors - design for kids

Do you ever see a beautiful nursery or kids room on Pinterest and wonder where people source those unique, slightly quirky items that make a room look so ‘pin worthy’? Well here’s a tip - one of my favourite sources for nursery and kids bedroom design is Talo Interiors.

Founded by two mums with an eye for great design, this online store is full of affordable, stylish and beautiful products from around the world.

There are so many pretty things to choose from, but here are my top picks from Talo Interiors.

1. Mimi’lou Touch of Triangles wall stickers, $22.

2. ‘Piccadilly Circus Bus’ art print, $30.

3. Heico red toadstool, large size $185.

4. Lumbini Rug 80cm, $140.

5. Lucky Boy Sunday ‘Dear Friend’ blanket, $395.

6. Splash Over the Rainbow wall clock, $55.

7. Smartie cushion in turquoise, $55.

8. ‘Camera Collection’ art print, $30

These ladies have an expanding collection in store, click here to see more.