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est. 2007
  1. Wee Find: Giant Inflatable Flamingo

    Giant inflatable flamingo pool toy by Sunnylife, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Introducing the giant inflatable flamingo, coming soon to a pool near you this summer.

    The flamingo follows fast on the feathers of last year’s must-have pool accessory, the giant swan. It quickly emerged as the must-have accessory (and fashion shoot prop) in pools (and Instagram photos) around the globe.

    Giant swan at Qualia Resort, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Poolside chic at Qualia Resort for a Paspaley event. Photography by @nat_headland/ Instagram.

    Giant swan via WeeBirdy.com.

    Kissing swans at the Canggu pool. Photography by @beckrocciphotography via natalie_alice_/ Instagram.

    Giant swan and Little Paper Lane via WeeBirdy.com.

    Jayde from Little Paper Lane in a post-Christmas pool daze. Photography by @littlepaperlane/ Instagram.

    Giant swan via WeeBirdy.com.

    Samantha Lowe in the Whitsundays. Photography by @sammynicolelowe/ Instagram.

    Giant Swan via WeeBirdy.com.

    Tara Paterson swanning around the Maldives. Photography by @tpaterson/ Instagram.

    But it all might have start with this bird…

    Actress Diana Dors poolside at Cannes Film Festival, via AllPosters.co.uk.

    Actress Diana Dors poolside at Cannes Film Festival, via AllPosters.co.uk.

    Sydney-based store My Messy Room is now taking pre-orders for both the giant inflatable flamingo and inflatable swan for mid-October.

    It’s a great present for that person who (a) has a pool; and (b) seems to have everything. Chances are they don’t own a giant inflatable flamingo. It’s also a great Christmas present for the kids.

    Sunnylife Inflatable Flamingo, AU$89.95 and Sunnylife Inflatable Swan, $89.95, are both available to pre-order from My Messy Room.

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  2. Frock on Friday: Frocktober

    31 dresses in 31 days. That’s the Frocktober goal that Lexi from Sydney-based blog Pottymouthmama has set for herself, in a frockin’ good effort to raise funds for a frockin’ good cause, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Lexi is 10 days into Frocktober and has so far raised $3,264.75. She still needs $6,735.25 to reach […]

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  3. Melbourne Shopping: New Jardan Flagship

    Shopping for furniture and homewares in Melbourne just got that much better (big call), with the opening of the new Jardan flagship store on Church Street, Richmond. I’ve been a longtime fan of this niche Australian brand ever since I laid eyes on the handsome Nook sofa, so I’m excited by these first glimpses inside […]

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  4. Revealed: The Etsy Design Awards Finalists

    It’s official. Australia has talent. No, I’m not talking about that staid old show with Simon Cowell (is he still on it? was he ever on it?), I’m talking about the 58 stellar finalists for the inaugural Etsy Design Awards. And now it’s your turn to vote for your favourite Australian Etsy seller (and get […]

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  5. Frock on Friday

    This week’s frock comes from Anthropologie, and it’s all about the detail. The streamlined silhouette featuring a scoop neckline, nipped-in waist and midi skirt allows the highly decorative folk-style embroidery to shine. (Very Important Feature, as the classic cut ensures you don’t look like you’ve emerged from a documentary about traditional Hungarian folk dancing.) Folk […]

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  6. Show and Tell: Qantas Dinner Boxes

    Airline food just got 48,493 airmiles better with the launch of Qantas food boxes on domestic and short-haul flights. And I was on hand to sample the new fodder at the spectacular Sydney-meets-Silicon-Valley Qantas Campus in Sydney last week. Sitting down to a dinner table dressed with white linen and Marc Newson-designed cutlery and dinnerware […]

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