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.