Friday, November 16, 2012

Today we officially launch our new look website. 

Don't worry it's still free to subscribe, we've just been moving the furniture around.

On the new site, access to the magazine archive is exclusive to subscribers. You will just need to set yourself up with your very own unique username and password to view the subscriber only sections.

We'd love you to spread the word.... SHARE the big news with your besties!!!!!!!!

x x Sian & Lynda

Heavy Metal

Friday, November 9, 2012

Here are Est headquarters we are a little obsessed in our pursuit of finding the perfect chair for any given situation - whether its to add a burst of colour and detail, create a cozy reading nook, or a perfect dining chair for a long lazy lunch it seems our design quest is insatiable.  You may have noticed the tell tale sign of our obsession as we like to feature one on every cover!

Admittedly we have a thing for white on white but this colourful kitchen/dining area is both too fresh and fun for us to resist. Photograph by Jake Curtis for Living Etc

Guest Edit - Summer Getaways with Tamie Freier

Friday, November 2, 2012

With Christmas on our doorstep we are starting to daydream of a summer getaway to re sync after a whirlwind year. White concrete floors + weather timbers + natural linens + splash of colour = the ultimate summer house palette.

Paola Navone's home in the Cyclade Islands. Photographed by Jerome Galland for Elle Decoration NL.

Guest Edit - Art, Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder with Tamie Freier

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Art for most is extremely personal - you either love it or hate and most of the time at first sight!! One of the greatest challenges for me is sourcing that 'perfect piece' of art for my clients. It is a process that is extremely time consuming but so rewarding when you finally FIND IT!!!

Adam Cullen, 'Patriot Son' 2009, acrylic on canvas, 152.5 x 153cm at Art Equity. Image via Wonder

Guest Edit - Baby Boom with Tamie Freier

Friday, October 19, 2012

In her travels both in Australia and overseas our guest editor Tamie Freier comes across many incredible stores and designers. Tamie has been busily preparing her own nursery and today shares with us some of her wonderful finds.

Mums, dads, aunties, uncles, grandparents and baby sitters - this collection of objects and interiors is for you. To inspire you. Go on. Create a magical world for children.

'Sans Nicole' crochet typeface A1 alphabet poster by Nicole Griffin

Guest Edit - A taste of summer with Tamie Freier

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This week we are very excited to welcome Tamie Freier as our guest editor. Tamie is an Australian Interior Designer & Stylist - one of our favourites - who bestows upon us some flawless styling tips to inspire the perfect summer makeover.

If The Shoe Fits

Friday, October 5, 2012

After 3 sell out seasons, 4 urban pop up stores and raving editorial success, Annie Abbot of Habbot shoes has decided to take the plunge into the retail scene by showing her wares in a permanent retail space in Melbourne's Armadale High street precinct.

The Chairman

Friday, September 28, 2012

Richard Munao is a master storyteller. With great charm and in his own gentle, unpreachy and unpretentious way, he tells the story of his collection – and the stories of the masterminds behind each and every piece.

Surfing Stylista's Wedding Day

Friday, September 21, 2012

Spring has arrived in Australia and wedding season is in full swing around the country. We caught up with one of Melbourne’s favourite stylists, Simone Haag from interior design firm Hecker Guthrie to get a personal run down on how a stylist puts together one of the most stressful projects of their career!

Marquee makeover with tipi teepee

Thursday, September 20, 2012

We came across these tipi tents recently and thought you might be as intrigued by them as we are. Offering a whole new take on the modern day marquee, this new Melbourne based company, TipiKata is really making a mark on the local party scene.