Road Trip: Long Weekend in Wollongong | DESIGN IS YAY!

During the Labour Day weekend, my family and I went for a weekend getaway in Wollongong. We have never been to Wollongong, and we just wanted to find out what it’s like, since it’s only 2 hours and 40 minutes from Canberra. Also, I kinda miss being at the beach. The beach is very beautiful, I especially like the lighthouse side of the beach. We were lucky to have the sun out during both days we were there.

Road Trip: Long Weekend in Wollongong | DESIGN IS YAY!

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Featured - Glorious Mess Daruma Lasercut Goal Setter | DESIGN IS YAY

How cute are these?

Darumas are traditionally seen as symbols of good luck and the Japanese often use them to make wishes come true. Glorious Mess has created three laser cut Daruma designs that you can pre-order now. You can choose between Aussie, Floral and Celebration Daruma. 

Featured - Glorious Mess Daruma Lasercut Goal Setter | DESIGN IS YAY

Write down your goal or wish on the paper insert, slip it into the Daruma, and hang your Daruma somewhere you can see to remind you of your goal or wishes.

Fingers crossed and hope it comes true!

Featured - Glorious Mess Daruma Lasercut Goal Setter | DESIGN IS YAY

Pre-order your Daruma here.
Check out Glorious Mess etsy shop for Missy Messy’s stunning creations and her blog.

{All images are taken from Glorious Mess}

 

Roomie October Picks | DESIGN IS YAY!
Hi Guys
Since the last Roomie picks when we were feeling the winter blues, spring has finally sprung in NZ, so it’s off to the plant nursery we go!  Loving the explosion of gorgeous vessels onto the market this year – truely an excuse to bring the outdoors in.
1. Hugely popular – these hexagon ceramic wall planters fly out the door at Collected 
2. Gasp! It’s art imitating life. ADORABLE cacti planter sets from the ever quirky Iko Iko 
3. Woolly Pockets are the last word in amazing planters.
4. What’s not to love. Ma and Pa vases. Yes please Santa!
5. New Kiwi Collaboration from Studio Home & Trestle Union. Hello.
6. Yellow and herbs. This vertical garden from Freedom screams spring.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tina Stephen is an interior designer based in New Zealand. After over a decade both teaching and working in commercial settings, Tina started ROOMIE, a smart, client-led service which brings all the elements of interior decorating together.
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PartiArti Scary Party in a box | DESIGN IS YAY!

I am so lucky to have a bunch of talented friends!

My friend Helen has just opened her etsy shop, PartiArti, specialising in themed party kit in a box. For Halloween this year, PartiArti created “Scary Party” kit, which features the scary character from scary movie.

PartiArti Scary Party in a box | DESIGN IS YAY!

The box has a complete set of party goods, such as invitation, place cards, cupcake topper, buntings, popcorn bags, balloons as well as paper plates, cutleries and cups. Also included in the box is a party ideas guide. Basically all that you’ll need to prepare are the food and drinks (and pumpkins. Pumpkins in the photos are not included :P).

Here is the link to purchase the Scary Party Kit by PartiArti.

PartiArti Scary Party in a box | DESIGN IS YAY!

You can expect more pop culture themed party kit popping up in PartiArti’s etsy shop anytime soon. I’ve had  a preview and they’re looking awesome!

Follow PartiArti on Facebook for news updates.

PartiArti Scary Party in a box | DESIGN IS YAY!

{Photos by Wita Puspita for Design is Yay}