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I first discovered Pampa late last year and was instantly blown away - not only by the quality of their rugs, but the story behind how they're made. After they featured on TLC, I saw them pop up all over the place in mags and media, proving that a great local biz can't stay a secret for long. Here's their story and why you'll love 'em!

If you're fond of handmade treasures, one-of-a-kind homewares and an interior scheme that gives a generous nod to the nomadic, bohemian vibe, you've found your own private heaven in online store When the North Wind Blows. Here's why you'll be head over heels for this local biz!

"I have a pretty simple rule of thumb when choosing candles scents," says Jo Reid, the talented lady behind local brand Violet + Rose. "If it smells like bubble gum or air freshener, it's no go!". This is just one of the reasons why I adore these brand new scented candles. Here's a few more that'll have you equally smitten and eager to get your hands on one!

You know how food always tastes better when someone else makes it for you? That's kinda how I feel about fair-trade endorsed homewares. There's a feelgood factor to decorating your home with such items - and it doesn't hurt when they look as good as the storage solutions in today's post, either!

You know I love showcasing the Real Rooms of readers, Creatives, and today's edition is a real show-stopper. Relaxed and casual, the living room of Laura Downie comes to life through its use of minimalistic design and unique furniture pieces. Let's take a closer look inside, shall we?

In case you hadn't noticed, I like to get my craft on as often as possible. There's nothing I love more than mixing and matching a purchase from a store with an affordable handmade treasure. These three Easter craft activities will give you the cuteness factor that this festive holiday is crying out for!

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You know, I'd never really given much thought to whether or not replica furniture was ethical from a design perspective. As a boy on a budget in my early twenties, I'd nab the cheapest furniture I could find that made my home look nice, with no regard at all for its origin.

Made by Hand BookGetting crafty doesn't come as natural to me as, say, styling a room would. I find I always need a bit of a push or some inspirational imagery to get me excited to whip out the sewing machine and give something a go. Thankfully Made by Hand by Lena Corwin hit my mailbox recently and did just that!

koskela online store - handmade bowlI never used to believe in love at first site until I walked into Koskela. Once I was there, I realised my one true homewares love had been found. Now, this Sydney mecca for all things marvellous has opened an online. Everyone in Australia can appreciate their glorious pieces. I did a Store Tour there a few months back and adored everything they had to offer, so I'm beyond excited that y'all get the chance to get in on the action!