The Bedroom Edit


  Each month in Leiden we’ll pick a new space to edit with some of the homely pieces we’ve had our hearts set on. We’ll be featuring an assortment of pieces from local artists, as well as encouraging your own artistry with fun DIY projects. This month we start with the bedroom. The domain of the home for sleep, study, sex and whatever you make it.     First things first … a bedroom has a bed. We love this bootylicious duvet cover designed by Julia Heffernan. We like big butts and we cannot .. lie down because our sheets are… Continue Reading

This Twitter Bot has got us all Hot and Bothered


  In honour of Valentines day we have found a twitter bot that mashes together romance novel excerpts and dank video game memes. Try sending one to your crush and see what happens. Here are a few of our favourites to get you in the mood. You’re welcome.   For a moment, he wondered what would happen if he leaned down and took those full pink lips for the kiss he’d wanted to give her since day had broken. But before he could act, she whispered, “I can’t rocket jump.”   He wrapped her in his arms, pulling her tightly… Continue Reading

Not Ya Nan’s Embroidery


  Crafting has been making a come back over the last decade or so, largely due to our increasing desire to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the mindful act of creating with our hands. This desire is something Caitlin Tubb knew all too well as she started her rather cheeky embroidery business Not Ya Nan’s Embroidery. A curvaceous bottom or perky breast may not be the sort of subject matter you would typically see embroidered into an artwork but it is undeniably fun and provoking. We caught up with her to find out just what made her pick up… Continue Reading

The Art of Champagne with The Champagne Dame


  With the festive season upon us, it is highly likely that you will find yourself with a glass of bubbles in your hand at some point in the next few weeks. And although champagne may be the  drink of choice at most celebratory affairs, how much do you actually know about it? Do you know where it comes from or how it should be served? Or if you have a ridiculously expensive bottle ready and waiting to go, do you know how to store it or open it properly when the time comes? Never fear all these answers and… Continue Reading

A Masterclass in Decoding Colour with Lucy Feagins


  In the bustling thoroughfare of the new Life By Design precinct of the Monaro Mall upstairs in the Canberra Centre — surrounded by everything home and design — we were treated to a masterclass on decoding colour. Lucy Feagins, editor and founder of The Design Files, Australia’s most popular design blog, generously shared her thoughts on this complex subject — helping us to understand some simple concepts. (Would you believe The Design Files was around before Instagram, and will turn ten in January 2018?!) Lucy’s views on lifestyle and wellness include being purposeful, considered and thoughtful; surrounding yourself with… Continue Reading

Each Day Designed ― A New Diary for Creatives


  Choosing a diary for the year ahead is always tough. Do you want a day to a page or a week to view? Do you need a space to write your goals for the week? Or maybe a little spot for a to-do list? Or maybe you don’t work a regular 9am – 5pm and need a little more? For those working in creative industries juggling multiple jobs while creating work, managing grants and applying for new ones, things can get a little tricky and a traditional diary often won’t cut it. Enter Sydney based start-up each day designed… Continue Reading

The Women’s Collective


As always, lots of exciting things are happening in Canberra. One of the most exciting things to happen this weekend is the launch of The Women’s Collective website and online directory. The Women’s Collective is a kick-ass community made up of women who are either in business or have a dream of starting one. Until now the Collective has created a place where entrepreneurs and professionals can collaborate, exchange knowledge and celebrate success through its social media channels and events. However, after the launch of a brand spanking new site, this vision can now been shared with a wider audience… Continue Reading