Sunday, November 30, 2014

Home Tour - Shop Love - SIMPLDE FORM


 Happy new week to you all. I want to start by saying a massive thank you. Thank you for stopping by for a read when you get the chance. It blows me away the number of people that do read Milo and Mitzy. What began as something just for me has evolved into something that I never dreamt of and that's all thanks to you lot.



 
 
I just had to share this gorgeous home with you. The light is incredible. White walls topped off with accents of black, wood and copper.



What really caught my eye however, is this freaken awesome bedroom as seen above. I mean everything about it. SWOON! That bedspread,cushion, side table, light, flooring... I could go on and on.


I thought it was only fitting to share some products on this blog post from new online store SIMPLE FORM. SIMPLE FORM, like this home, shares a love of simple things with subtle details. Owner Anne scouts the globe with Scandinavian,  Monochrome,  Minimalist and Parisian design in mind.  Seriously I could take everything from this store. Pop over and check them out here.

Amy x
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Leven Home and Design

I do love introducing new stores to Milo and Mitzy readers. It gives me such pleasure to see a new business grow. Today I am thrilled to introduce you all to Leven, a home and design store bringing you something with a bit of difference. Below, owner Kath shares a bit from behind the Leven scenes. Thanks Kath.


It has been a long held dream of mine to open a home & design store, showcasing great products from both NZ & around the world.  I had been a stay at home Mum for the past 6yrs & I didn't want to go back to my previous career, so I decided to make the dream a reality & began working on doing that about 18mths ago.  I opened Leven in Cambridge in April of this year. The website is a relatively new thing as I wanted to focus on the store first.


I have a magazine addiction according to my husband....I love them & any magazine featuring interiors is bound to be found at our home!  My favourites are homestyle, Inside Out, Real Living, frankie, Living etc and Vogue Living.  I also have a looonnnngggg list of blogs/websites that I follow, with my current favourites being The Design Chaser, Milo & Mitzy, Fancy! Design Blog, The Design Files, Cush & Nooks, My Scandinavian Home & The Interiors Addict.

Thanks so much for your time Kath. Do pop over to Leven to shop these goodies and like their Facebook page to stay up to date with the going ons.

Amy x

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Country Road Summer

 
Summer has never looked so good than it does here with Country Road. Country Road has kicked off their festive season with a bang, that's for sure.




We all know and love Country Road. They just keep getting better and better. Simple, stylish and sophisticated. Summer is looking good thanks to the good team at Country Road.

 
Ending on an exciting note, there is a seriously seriously good competition going on right now over on the Milo and Mitzy Facebook page. There will be more about it on the blog over the weekend but for now be sure to pop over and check it out. I would hate for you to miss it.
 
Amy x

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Etsy pick and mix

A little something different on the blog today. Etsy has been a bit of an obsession of mine lately. So so many talented people offering such awesome things. Leading up to Christmas, why not get all your shopping done on Etsy in the convenience of your own home. So easy. Here I show you a few things catching my eye lately. (Hint hint, it is my birthday soon too!)
 
A New Wall vintage map
Kids D├ęcor by Studio Meez 
Textiles by Bubble at the head

Kingston Jewellery

Seriously Etsy is incred! Don't believe me? Im no expert at trawling through Etsy but if you do want to see what the expert picks pop over and check out A CUT ABOVE THE RETSY - the best of Etsy written by stylish Australian Melanie Beauvironnois. She updates the site daily with the most amazing Etsy finds.

 
Amy x
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

House tour- open plan living. MAKE Architecture

I am mad about the open plan living displayed in this gorgeous Australian home. Cleverly MAKE Architecture has altered and extended this Melbourne home to create an easy living open family space.




I have been asked several times lately where one might get great looking, heavy duty, good quality wooden tables like both indoor and outdoor tables seen above. William Worsp of WRW & Co creates the most exquisite tables, with each piece made to have integrity, simplicity and strength with a fresh contemporary aesthetic.

 
Happy Monday. Do drop me an email with your latest finds. I love receiving your mail even if I am a bit slow to get back to you sometimes. Sorry!
 
Amy x
 
Found via Desire to Inspire with thanks

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TEAM WORK - Studio Homes second collaboration

No introduction needed here really. We all know Julia of Studio Home right? Well Julia has kicked off her new series TEAM WORK with an absolute bang. The idea behind TEAM WORK is a chance for Studio Home to get involved with various exciting New Zealand and Australian creatives.  

Photography by Greta Kenyon of Vela Images

Her debut project allowed Julia to work along side the clever Trestle Union team. Her second project sees her working along side sisters Kirsty and Kate of KM2 Creative. The collaborative project that these ladies have created consists of a collection of 'grown up' felt ball garlands which can be purchased from here. That dusky pink has my name all over it.
 
Amy x 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Home tour - Weekday Carnival

I thought that it was only fair that we kicked off the week with some to die for eye candy. Below is the work of one my favourite bloggers and artist Rikka of Weekday Carnival.





An extremely talented lady oozing with skills and style. Pop over and check out Weekday Carnival if you haven't already. Its filled with inspiration, DIY ideas and gorgeous artworks and jewellery.
 
Happy Monday.
 
Amy x

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Muesli Hub

If you are anything like me, you live for breakfast. I mean I practically go to sleep just so that I can wake up and have breakfast, I love it that much. So I am beyond excited to introduce to this ridiculously cool New Zealand brand - The Muesli Hub. The Muesli Hub is run by New Zelanders Lucy and Jono. Lucy and Jono are taking the breakfast world by storm and are proving that they belong. I was lucky enough to get some time from Lucy and Jono to answer a few question for our Milo and Mitzy readers.

 
Tell us a bit about The Muesli Hub and how it started.

The Muesli Hub was born from a love for mornings and a desire to find the perfect breakfast which we quickly realised was different for everyone. We couldn't find a perfect option on the shelf and often found ourselves adding things in or taking things out. After travelling, we came home to New Zealand with an idea to shake up the breakfast scene and encourage people to love breakfast again, which has since seen The Muesli Hub come to life.

What inspires and drives you?

At The Muesli Hub we aspire to a single vision 'to inspire New Zealanders re-priortise breakfast'. Morning's are a beautiful time of day, it's to early for the day to have gone wrong, we say enjoy the peace of mornings and then you're on the right track to a good day. We aim to bring a little bit of happiness into peoples morning, and what is better than your own personalised breakfast to enjoy. 

Favorite blogs, websites, magazines?

There are so many epic blogs out there at the moment, both large established ones and little side projects. A great food blog we love is Heartbreak Pie, while The Denizen and They All Hate Us are great for a little lifestyle inspiration. Sometimes nothing beats getting a little lost on Instagram or Tumblr and just jumping from page to page.  
 
In terms of magazines we love Cereal magazine (what a name!!) - the imagery is so clean and fresh, we're always hunting out each new edition.
 

If we were holidaying in your current city of residence (Auckland) what would you recommend we do for the day?

We love coffees and a Masters Shake from Fred's on Franklin Road in Ponsonby and then Swashbucklers is brilliant for a chilled out, well priced beer in the sun. For a bite to eat it is hard to go past fresh oysters and Depot has them nailed, and dinner at Blue Breeze Inn always wins, its popular, but for a good reason. 
 
A great day trip is to head up to Brick Bay Vineyard for an afternoon. There is an awesome sculpture walk there which conveniently ends at a beautiful little wine restaurant called The Glasshouse. Perfect for a glass of wine and platter - such a gorgeous location.
Thank you so much Jono and Lucy. Such a wicked brand. Be sure to stop by and create your own muesli.
 
Amy x