Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lost classic reveals how to get lucky in 2011




In The Secret and in the recent release The Power, author Rhonda Byrne revealed the law of attraction and showed people how to truly live an amazing life. Now for the first time in 25 years, Max Gunther’s classic How to Get Lucky has been republished, giving the readers the power to change their lives one thought at a time.

Since the dawn of time there have been lucky and unlucky people. These are those who have been blessed by lady fortune and those who can never seem to cut a break.

What if I told you that luck is something that you can posses and learn how to use instead of being ‘that thing’ that only some fortunate people have.
How to Get Lucky dispels that luck is something that people either have or don’t have, it is actually something quite tangible that you can use to get the ‘fortunate’ life you want.

How to Get Lucky gives you, and ironically so, the 13 weird and wonderful techniques to help you get Lady Luck on your side for good. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Outdoor Living Essentials from Globe West...




Summer outdoor living essentials from Globe West will make it hard to return indoors as the weather hots up! There’s something for everyone, from recycled teak to dramatic cocoon shapes.








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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Enjoy an Extraordinary Lifestyle on Your Terms




Jules Dawson is one of those people with their heart set on making a difference in the world. Having grown up in an environment of poverty, discrimination and political turmoil, Jules knows firsthand what it feels like to struggle.

Today, Jules can proudly say he has helped thousands of Australians take the first step towards living the life they love through financial freedom. Jules coaches specialized seminars aimed to help ordinary Australians create extraordinary wealth. Now Julian is on another mission to help even more Australians by sharing all of his investing secrets in his latest tell-all title Wealth Wisdom.

Like many Australians, Jules has spent many years climbing the corporate ladder, working 70 hour weeks and having little time for the things he truly loved. Feeling frustrated with his lifestyle of all work and no play, Jules looked towards investing and began to devour every investment book he could find. He studied and researched day and night and spent thousands of hours trialing all investment techniques. Then in 2001, after much emotional and financial stain, Julian discovered the winning formula. 

Julian had identified the critical components of successful investing and worked out how to consistently make money through investing in property and the share market for income, growth and long-term financial wealth. It was a specific ‘road-to-riches’ system that anyone could use.

This isn’t just any get-rich-quick scheme, with Julian as proof that in a short time, anyone can learn the skills of investing and enjoy an extraordinary lifestyle on their terms. Julian no longer has to work and is dedicating his life to teaching others how to become financially free.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Live Green House at Art & About




Sydney City’s interactive Live Green House, complete with a range of experts in sustainable design, energy, water and waste, will return once again as part of this year’s Art & About Sydney public art festival.

You can see the Live Green House in Hyde Park North from 23 - 26 September, when Art & About transforms one of Sydney's most loved green spaces into a performance venue, craft workshop and exhibition space for 'ArtPark'. The House will be open from 4pm – 9pm during the free launch night celebrations on the 23 September and 10am to 6pm on 24, 25 & 26 September. Come along and be inspired!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Spring has Sprung at Kikki.K




The Bride's Diary love Spring! The beautifully sunny days, the gardens overflowing with fresh blooms... even more than these things, we love the spring inspired collections hitting stores! One of our favourite stores is Kikki.K and they haven't disappointed with their new Spring collection Vår - Swedish for Spring.


Var A5 Unlined Notebooks (3pk)

This gorgeous set of spring inspired notebooks are ideal for jotting down notes, thoughts and dreams. The blank pages inspire both writing and drawing and the cute yet sophisticated feminine cover designs make the notebooks the perfect addition to any stylish work space.


Var Laptop Satchel

This gorgeous laptop satchel is a must-have addition to every stylish wardrobe. Protect your laptop while still looking cute. Adjust the straps and you have a great alternative to a tote bag - wear it however you like!

Var Letter Set

Recieving a handwritten letter is such a sweet surprise. Fall in love with art of letter writing again with this gorgeous letter set. Bursting with inspiring spring colours and imagery, who will you surprise with a gorgeous hand written note today? It also makes a beautiful gift for the stationery lover. Pair with a matching pen and other bits and pieces and you have the perfect present.
Visit Kikki.K to view more of the Var Collection

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Let Tomokazu Matsuyama Liven Up Your Lounge Room




Artwork is a fantastic way to liven up your living space. Tuija Seipell from The Cool Hunter introduces us to Tomokazu Matsuyama’s work. Mostly acrylics on canvas or paper the artworks have a sense of intrigue, mystery and secrecy that draws the viewer in and demands a further look. There is also a feel of lightness, floating and movement that seems to suggest fleeting glimpses of something impermanent. At the same time, his art carries a strong implication of tradition and of enduring order.




His colours are subdued but lively, and much of the work suggest a paper-cut collage. Humans, mostly men, and animals, especially horses, populate his art, and even in the abstracts, there is a hint of an eye, a wing, a presence just beyond the immediate first glance. The implication of story and the touch of subtle whimsy make his work accessible and inviting, yet the viewer is not hit with rigid answers. One is left with an oddly comfortable sensation of incomprehension.





Tomokazu Matsuyama was born in Tokyo in 1976. He is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York and the Sophia University in Tokyo. He lives and works in New York City. He has held solo exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, Tokyo and Osaka and participated in numerous shows and installations around the world. He has also worked with well-known brands including Levi’s and Nike and Adidas. 



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Friday, September 3, 2010

Old-English Looks at Orson & Blake




Springfield Leather Armchair


Have you always wanted to add a splash of English charm to your home? With the Aged Leather range from Orson & Blake your home will be transformed into a stylish Oxford library!



Mossberg Armchair

The Aged Leather range is inspired by classic original antique pieces. The leather is Italian top grain and is hand aged after being upholstered. This process is very time consuming and has the effect of natural aging.


Remington Armchair

Each piece is unique due to the hand aging process and the fact that each leather maintains its natural markings and pigmentations. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Australia's First Families of Wine



Australians have a love affair with wine and in particular, our home-grown Australian wine. Wine is part of our culture and the symbol of celebration for every occasion. We drink the wine, we enjoy the experience, but we never stop to think about the history behind our favourite wines. From Brown Brothers to Yalumba, these families have pioneered the Australian wine industry making it what we know today.

John Wiley Australia is proud to present Heart & Soul: Australia’s First Families of Wine - a decadent wine book offering an exclusive look behind cellar doors into the history of 12 of Australia’s most established families of wine.

Each winery holds a history richer than its produce. From De Bortoli influencing a nation to move from fortified wines to table wines we know today, to Murray Tyrrell from Tyrrell Wines protecting his vines by shooting fireworks into the sky to break up hail and stealing cuttings from Penfolds, each story is as delectable as the wines themselves.

Written by Graeme Lofts and with a foreword by Australia’s favourite wine commentator James Halliday, Heart & Soul Australia’s First Families of Wine is so much more than a compendium of wine – it is a look into the authentic heart and soul of Australia’s heritage.