Monday, August 8, 2011

kids at the house

Have had some lovely press recently on taiKa, which will share shortly.

But first wanted to say what fun we had at the House today. We were sold on the illos from the program. Mr C made us watch the video many times over.

The round trip was his dream day: a ferry ride, Harbour Bridge spotting, two train rides and a bus journey. With raisin toast inbetween.

image soh

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

papier mache: the deco issue

Beck has done it again.

This time with her focus on homes.

The latest issue of Papier Mache is online now.

images via papier mache

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

dream home?

Looking for a bassinet at the moment.

Also planning a renovation.

The home of Katrin Arens pretty much sums up everything we want for both these projects.

images via milk magazine; courtesy of katrin arens; photography giulio oriani@Vega MG

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paler shade of grey

Natalie has just interviewed Ursula van Schoonhoven for Daily Imprint.

Her business House of Orange, based in Melbourne, has much in common with taiKa - from an aesthetic to an inspiration point of view.

Ursula recommended the blog Busy Being Fabulous - where we found this image (via Anabundance).

The colours of taiKa!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

bondi farmers market

images taiKa

A typical Saturday.

Food from the farmers.

Fresh air.

Shopping locally.

Taking it easy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

harold david's weekender

images harold david (via inside out; styling lisa cooper)

The Blue Mountains holiday home of photographer Harold David.

As featured in the latest Inside Out.

It has soul. Dusty blue walls. Timber. 

It is considered but not pretentious.

Read an interview with Harold David here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

paper height chart

image taiKa

Height charts are fun.

We made our own.

Kraft paper. A ruler. Pencil. Black texta. Stamp kit. Tape.

The taiKa bike is an early prototype. Still going strong.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

photographer drew sackheim

Take a moment. 

Enjoy the beauty of Drew Sackheim's photography for Vogue Bambini.

He was interviewed on Daily Imprint here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

cardboard milley

Never throw away the box - you never know what it can be turned into.

Made from recycled paper and cardboard. 

Holds the weight of an adult.

Monday, April 11, 2011

papier mache

images papier mache

Breaking all the rules - maybe.

Making a few of its own - certainly.

Proudly Australian.

Meet the editor, Beck.

fire engine red

images taika

A recent request from stockist Terrace Outdoor Living.

A customer wanted a Taika bike - in fire engine red!

Ask and you shall receive.

Meet one of the owners behind Terrace, Paul Hopper, here.

otto's wallpaper

Still one of the best things we've found via a blog, and the wallpaper was drawn by an 8-year-old.

The blog is Fine Little Day.

The family is Swedish.

The wallpaper can be bought in their shop.


petit batik

images petit batik

A few years ago Natalie was asked to edit a kids magazine. 

It didn't happen for various reasons, but she's always had a clear idea about what would be featured. 

Like clothes from Petit Batik.

They are the work of Libby Knott, the talented partner of interior designer Tim Leveson

Sunday, April 10, 2011

a new beginning

image: source currently unknown

Almost four years ago Natalie Walton started a design blog, Daily Imprint.

One year later she had a son, C.

A year after that she started a site called Frontliners with photographer Kata Varga, showcasing creative types at home with their family. 

At the end of 2010 she launched a family business, taiKa.

It embodies all that her family is passionate about - simple but stylish aesthetics, using only what you need in the world, products that don't cost the earth, and thoughtfulness in all aspects of your life.

That is what this blog is about too.

Welcome to our family.