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Sometimes it is lovely to travel without a focus on finding antiques & just enjoy the real things along the way… Classic colonial architecture and blue skies made a wander through Battery Point a delightful post brunch necessity…  Peering through the wrought iron fence we hoped that the interior had a good collection of authentic … Continue reading

a vintage summer…

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Summer is here &  the recent Christmas/New Year holiday seems to be the one & only time when we all actually slow down, switch off and unwind ~ everyone i know and even those who i don’t ( random chats in the store) have lamented how crazy their year was…how did we become like this, … Continue reading

Wishing you Happy Holidays &…

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Schools out, the sun is frying eggs on the pavement and the oven is on! Yes it must be Christmas time in Australia…thank goodness for delightful summer fruits that arrive about now. (serve chilled) A little news just before the years out – behind the scenes we have been working on a small collection of linen … Continue reading

My French photo album

What is behind those Parisian doors.

If you haven’t been following us on our travels, here are some of our favourite pics from our recent buying trip to France!    We discovered some great pieces which should arrive hopefully about mid September, fingers crossed.   Our trip began in Paris…. and then we headed to the south of France….but we didn’t get lost … Continue reading

french antiques road trip…

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it was a crazy few days before we left — thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our first year in Surry Hills! We always have a pretty packed schedule & this trip is no different, everyday we are up and running…I think we should really be a little more French in our approach..a … Continue reading

Autumn arrives…

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As the month of March quickly became April, we were kept busy with both Elements i love.. and our big brother warehouse Architectural & Antique Elements – some days are a little more chaotic than others! I thought i would share a few instagram pics, for those not following us… The warehouse looked gorgeous last … Continue reading

Sambhali Trust – Part I

Young Indian women..

One of the great joys of our job is the travel, and in particular to incredible India.  It is here, like so many other traveler’s – that we see the best & worst of humanity, side by side, each and every day & often in very confronting ways.   We have been looking for some time … Continue reading

a Paris post…

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Just back from a very quick trip to Paris –  i posted a number of pics along the way via instagram but was too busy walking, talking & taking photos to do a post! I spent some very long days at Maison & Objet , always good to see what’s new, and the strong trends … Continue reading

Happy New Year…

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We ended the year with a shipment just arrived from France and start the New Year with one from India…and a few thoughts to guide us through 2013. Colour and texture is a good thing…    bright pinks, saffrons and reds of India always lift my spirits  - they are saying be positive & live … Continue reading

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