Thursday, January 17, 2013

MintSix Juju Hats!!!

We are pretty pumped here at MintSix to be selling these amazing Juju Hats! 

Having lusted after them for many years, we will be selling them through our online shop which will be launching in a few weeks. Woohoo!!

Bright yellow juju


We are super excited just quietly a little bit stoked about being this country's first juju hat stockist! Be one of the first owners of a Juju hat in New Zealand and add some serious cool factor to your wall!


Love pretty much everything about this room!

Pink and Green is one of my favourite colour combos and I'm loving
 this pink juju on the green wall.

Juju Hat, Ceramic Stool and Ginger Jars in this pic are all
available at
MintSix 
Popular spots in the home for a Juju Hat are often above a fireplace or mantel
Place one over your bed to give your bedroom a bit of wow factor

A Juju Hat looks fab in this cool space

Fuschia

Natural

Off White

This awesome living room belongs to artist, stylist and online
retailer Lisa Madigan. See more pictures of her amazing home
here




A juju on the wall and coffee table in
contrasting colours


The Juju hat, Bamiléké feather headdress or Tyn Hat, symbol of prosperity, believed to possess the positive qualities of birds and the beauty as well as fragility of life, is traditionally worn by the royal dancers during important ceremonies held by the tribal chief.


The headdress is made of natural or dyed chicken feathers or of wild bird (such as guinea fowl) feathers stitched onto a woven raffia support and can be unfolded by pulling on a leather strap on the back.

When not in use, the headdress can be folded into a basket shape, taking up very little space, with the feathers neatly protected inside. 

Jet Black
The headdress comes in a wide range of rich colors, either monochrome or a combination of colors, depending on the inspiration of the craftsman.

Our Juju hats (Bamiléké Feather Headdresses or Tyn hats) from Cameroon currently come in two sizes.


Small size : 50 cm (19.7 inches) diameter

Standard size : 80 cm (31.5 inches) diameter

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Armed with chalkboard paint



It's not new by any means, but it's still being seen in interior magazines around the globe. 



After doing a little browsing on the web to get some inspiration for my daughter's new bedroom, I came across images of chalkboard paint being used in so many different ways.



Use it on all four walls of a room, just one wall, on furniture, on smaller sections of custom sized boards, as a kitchen splashback and the list goes on. 

In my daughter's room I decided to paint three walls white and paint just one wall with the chalkboard paint. I have included some pics below.

Enjoy x


Black and white, always a winner. The coloured chalk seen above is a good way to add a pop of colour to a monochromatic space
A small circle or a rectangular strip. Both work well in these spaces.




My daughter LOVES to draw. She has been busted a couple of times over the last few years for creating some masterpieces on the walls of her bedroom... When we moved into our new home a couple of months ago, I knew we had to give her a wall where she could draw until her heart's content. No more making baking soda pastes and using packets of magic eraser to get her creations off the walls for me, winning!

Some shots I took today after putting my daughter's freshly painted and still slightly smelly room back together.
(The Moroccan Pouffes, antlers and four emotions vases are all from MintSix)
These dining areas look great with their various chalkboard features

Framed boards look great leaning on a wall and don't overpower the space

Chalkboard paint is still being seen in many different styles of kitchen designs
Rachael Lovelace's colourful and fun kitchen wall

Had to include this pic as I have recently purchased
some Cassala chairs and I'm still a little obsessed
!

This home belongs to one of my fave
bloggers, Victoria Smith from
sfgirlbybay.com

An industrial space with a good number of glass 
cloches which always catch my eye

The Instagram shot I took of Ellery after she was let loose in her room for the first time. 

BTW, please excuse the cheerleading outfit, she seemed to think she could draw, dress up and dance all at the same time... (as you do when you're five it seems) 

Source for all images found here

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vignettes

A lovely kitchen bench vignette created by Alice Flynn,
 owner of Penny Farthing Design House

Creating a vignette is one of the easiest things you can do to add some of your own personal style to your home.  A vignette could consist of a collection of both everyday and or special treasures. You could use photos, ceramics, jewellery, books, glass bottles/vases, flowers/plants, candles just to name a few. 

I love to change mine regularly, even if it's just to replace or remove one item or add some flowers or foliage from my garden.  More often than not, I use trays to display my treasures and I'm also quite partial to popping all manner of things under a glass dome or two. I have vignettes on my coffee table, hall table, bedside tables, kitchen counter, bookcases, mantles, dining table and bathroom... 
( Ummm, yeah so I've just realised whilst typing that there is not a vignette free surface in my house!)  
These lotions and potions with a few other bits
and pieces thrown into the mix look lovely
clustered on a tray on top of the toilet



A vignette sitting on top of an extractor
fan in the kitchen
This rustic mantle piece looks ace with a
collection of vintage items

I'm sure many of you are as obsessed with Instagram as I am. 
Coincidentally, there is a 'vignette challenge' being run by the very successful blogger Jen Bishop of The Interiors Addict on Instagram, starting today. Check out the guidelines here 

As I am away on holiday again tomorrow, the challenge is going to be a little difficult for me to complete. I couldn't help myself today though and had a quick throw together for the 'day one' vignette which has a focus on nature. 


Judging the competition is Kara Rosenlund who is an incredible stylist and owner of 'Travelling Wares' caravan pop up shop and is also online. Check out more information on Kara here

A vignette by Kara via The Interiors Addict
Kara's description of a vignette via The Interiors Addict

 “A vignette to me is essentially a unique visual short story,” she said. “It’s told through using an arrangement of smaller objects gathered together to tell a tale that is only yours. It can be as simple or as grand as you like; a pile of seashells in different sizes gathered from a distant seaside trip laid out on a shelf, to a Metro ticket, a small plastic tacky Eiffel Tower and a Champagne cork from Paris treasured as souvenirs on a mantle.”


A kitchen bench vignette in my last home


Eclectic vignette sporting some glass domes which
are a great way to 'highlight special items

Loving the Hermes Tray


Source for all images here and here