31 October 2012
Those clever kids over at Design Hotels have done it again! Remember this post about their pop-up hotel project in Tulum? Well after their 6 month stint in Mexico the team has moved to the Mediterannean, joining forces with the Paradise Club to create San Giorgio Mykonos, A Design Hotels Project.
Amongst the picturesque white buildings, dazzling blue waters and quaint cobbled alleys, San Giorgio is a relaxed cool, perfect for soaking up the sun by day and dancing under the stars come nightfall. Styled with a white washed palette, hand-picked organic furniture and an eclectic mix of regional treasures, the 34 room hotel is my ideal bohemian island home for the summer.
San Giorgio Mykonos will open for the Eurpoean Summer in May 2013.
30 October 2012
This is just one of those weeks. Where the travel bug has you itching to pack up and simply chase the sun. Where you want to be anywhere but work, and the wanderlust is on overdrive. But like most of us it seems the only way I can 'get away' at the moment is through what I like to refer to as my ' luggage-free lunch break' (aka wasting hours on the internet drooling over dream destinations) so I figured why not share the inspiration with all of you and dedicate this week to wanderlust!
To kick things off I have discovered my next book purchase and yet another way I can travel the world from the comfort of my own couch. Gypset Travel is Julia Chapman's follow-up book to the 2009 bohemian bible Gypset Style and explores 10 glamorous, yet casual, destinations of the gypsy jet-setter's including the Aeolian Islands, Goa, Montauk and even Byron Bay (that's the Spell & the Gypsy girls on the cover).
gypset n. An unconventional, bohemian approach to life. —adj. Characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down-to-earth ease.
With a 168 lusciously filled pages, it's not just a 'travel guide' but an inspiring look book for the gypset lifestyle in general and food for the bohemian soul in all of us.
26 October 2012
Following on from yesterday's Babooshka Babes post I thought it only appropriate to take a sticky beak into the Bali abode of designer Alice McCall.
In a style best described by Oyster as 'surf rock', McCall, who has shared her time between Sydney and Bali for the last 5 years (it's a tough life) has completely filled every space of her Canguu home with an eclectix mix of contemporary art and quirky vintage wares.
I mean what home isn't complete without a parrot?
25 October 2012
Don't you think everything's more fun when you can share it with someone else? (not to mention share the workload). Well that's why i've asked my good friend (and total babe) Kellie to jump on board the Paper Social crazy train as our new fashion contributor and her first post is a beauty!! Take it away Kel...
Aptly titled after the infamous Kate Bush song, Alice McCall's spring/summer 2013 collection was inspired by you guessed it, Russian Babushka dolls.
The perfect mix of bohemian youthfulness, sexiness and a touch of romance, the Babooshka collection combines bright Hungarian folk art embroidery with chrisp layers of sheer white, perfect for a summer garden party. Pantone colour of the year 'Tangerine Tango' features prominently amongst a pallete of neon brights and pastel blue.
Starting out as a stylist the London born designer launched her first collection here in 2004. Now stocked accross the globe McCall is definitely one the darlings of Australian fashion and I will be making a bee-line for her Darlinghurst boutique come pay day, so if you need me, you know where to find me.
24 October 2012
Hi. My name is Flyn, and i'm an addict.
I admit it, I just can't help myself when it comes to a crisp new notebook and this is why my desk is a notebook mountain. I use and abuse - filling only the first few pages and then getting distracted by the next new design that catches my eye. So when I spotted these today I just couldn't stay away.
Unfortunately these aren't for sale though. They are the to-die-for DIY creation of the extremely photogencic Whitney over at Eat Sleep Cuddles (my new fave). Aren't they just the perfect combination of hot pink and gold? Time to get the gold leafing out.
22 October 2012
Today's post has been a long time coming, just ask the girls at work how much I go on about these guys. I think the reason why it's taken me this long is because like your favourite secluded beach etc, I just didn't want to have to share Blacklist Studio Prints with anyone else, but i'm feeling particularly unselfish today, so here they are. You can thank me later.
I already have a number of pieces from Jaynie & Nathan's (yep, that's the gorgeous couple above) limited edition collections at home, with my favourites being the We Built This City watercolour print and Young Hearts wall flag, but now I can't stop thinking about this replica vintage world map, which i'm crossing my fingers and toes will be back in stock again soon. Perfect christmas present (hint, hint).
18 October 2012
Clever cookies Kara Roselund and husband Tim were! On returning to home town Brisbane after working as a photographer/stylist in the UK, Kara and Tim have lovingly restored a 1956 Franklin caravan, affectionately named 'Frankie', and turned it into Travelling Wares - a travelling brocante stall, stocked with beautiful and practical vintage homewares sourced from around the world.
A love of early morning thrill hunting and rattling about at trestle tables in European flea markets inspired Kara to share her 'objets d'art' and found delights from far and wide.
Travelling Wares can be found next at the Jan Powers Farmers Market in Brisbane on Saturday 27 October and for those who can't make it in person, never fear there is also an online store.
And if you think Frankie is gorgeous wait until you check out Kara & Tim's Brisbane home over at Remodelista. Coastal cottage perfection!!
17 October 2012
It's all golden tans & white sand in Zimmermann's 2013 swim campaign.
The collection's bohemian mix of pretty paisley and animal print was shot with model Denisa Dvorakova in quite possibly my "heaven on earth" - Tulum, Mexico by photographer Benny Horne.
Tulum is HOT (literally - trust me i've been there), but the video from the shoot below is sizzling!! Here comes summer.
Zimmermann Summer Swim Campaign Video from MCMPR on Vimeo.
Source: Studded Hearts