Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Gentlemanly Pair

Just finished: a rare matching pair of suave gentlmanly armchairs. Rescued from hideous contract fabric, they now look quite dapper in Tango & James 'Points' fabric.
They are only $110 each, available at Handmade Market - unless snapped up by an incredibly keen (and fabulous) fellow beforehand!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dining Chair: 4 ways

Also joining me at the Handmade Market: some of my favourite dining chairs, fabulously retro in style, now given a fresh new look, each of them different.

Handmade Market is on Saturday, June 11 from 10am until 4pm at the National Convention Centre, Constitution Ave, Civic (Canberra!). Please make sure you stop in and say hello! xx

*UPDATE: All sold at the Handmade Market and prior.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Floor Lamps

A selection of the GORGEOUS floor lamps which will be coming with me (and all the chairs!) to the Handmade Market in 3 weeks time. These are so beautiful with a slim stand in gloss lolly pink, red or black, topped off with a unique fabric covered shade. They range from 140 to 150cm in height, perfect to use as a reading light next to your favourite chair or lounge... j'adorable!

So darling, don't miss the Handmade Market, Saturday June 11 from 10am-4pm at the National Convention Centre, Constitution Ave in Canberra City. It's going to be HUUUGE!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Daybed: Benchseat: Guestbed: Lounge

 More crisp and bold black and white stripes, this time on a super sleek daybed. It's on industrial castors (2 with locks) so you can easily move it around. Park it under a window and lay in the sun with a book, or keep it at the ready to use for your guests.
 It measures 185 x 65cm and 40cm high, and is for sale for $300.

Gorgeous!  *and... SOLD*

Sunday, May 15, 2011

On the cover: Joie Magazine

 Joie is a too-cute online magazine and it’s spring issue is out now! Do you remember this behind the scenes post? Well this is what it was for. I worked as stylist, providing my Tango & James clothing and accessories, alongside Photographer Amanda Thorson and model Keely Rees. We have a lovely 10 page spread in the magazine along with the back and front cover…click on the cover to check it out!


 It's such a beautiful showcase for my re-loved clothing one-offs and for my jewellery.
Of course a special mention must go to Barb Mickelson for her amazing millinery, gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous. And mega thanks to Amanda Thorson for getting us all published!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Before and after: Keep it simple

 Yet another chair destined for the trash pile. We've all seen these ones before, they're the ones in the doctor's waiting room or the reception of the car repair shop or the corner of someone's office. This one was in torn dull grey vinyl - how uninspiring, right?

With just a little imagination and a bit of elbow grease, this one's looking pretty awesome for the first time in it's life!! Love it? I do.

Fanpod Wasabi Chair

A showcase for my Fanpod fabric design today. I've just completed these 2 pieces in Fanpod Wasabi and Fanpod Black and champagne, don't they look fabulous?! These items will be joining me at the Handmade Market on June 11th, so don't miss out.
Information on pricing and materials is on the Tango & James Facebook page, so fan me and don't forget to visit me at the UPmarket it's going to be HUGE darling!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Vintage Retro lounge

 Another chair which has has served it's previous life blending into the greige walls of an unknown government department - in good condition because, well, who wants to sit on an ugly chair? A clear injustice which needs serious amendment...

Now with a new life and a much more comfortable look in a gorgeous vintage modern linen upholstery fabric (with scotchguard!) in mustard yellow, sagey greens and a whisper of pale blue, she's soooo pretty and warm and inviting. And super comfy too.

She'll be joining me at the next Handmade Market, only a month away, along with loads more furniture and lighting - or you can snap her up by appointment. 

*Update: Lovely Betty is now SOLD*