Saturday, October 7, 2017

EXPLORE | W.I.M.A.M.P by Bobo Choses







M wears: Raincoat by W.I.M.A.M.P / Trackpants by Bobo Choses / Beanie by I Dig Denim / Shoes by Feiyue. D wears: Green Tee by W.I.M.A.M.P / Pants by Bobo Choses / Beanie by I Dig Denim / Shoes by Adidas.

So it's been about a billion years since my last blog post, but that's just how life can be sometimes. All of a sudden you end up in the fast lane (read work) and those calm little moments when you could blog on suddenly disappears. BUT, when I heard of this great initiative by Bobo Choses, I felt it was well worth coming out of the blog hiatus for.

Well known kids brand Bobo Choses, have started a wonderful capsule collection called W.I.M.A.M.P. (worldwide inventive minds against monsters of pollution).

"At Bobo Choses we believe that children can inspire and teach adults on how to care for the Earth. Therefore we asked kids from around the world to make drawings on how they would stop sea pollution. 

This is how the W.I.M.A.M.P. (worldwide inventive minds against monsters of pollution) squad came about. Wimamps come in all ages from all over the world, they are very creative, seriously funny, and have strong awareness and profound respect towards the environment. W.I.M.A.M.P. capsule collection by Bobo Choses seeks to inspire both parents and children featuring kids drawings from around the globe on how to stop sea pollution.

W.I.M.A.M.P. 2017 collection is conceived as a social project which profits will be allocated by Bobo Choses to Ocean Conservancy NGO in order to fund activities of ocean conservation."

This is something we feel very passionate about supporting. We spend such a huge part of our lives in the nature and very often we come across plastic being thrown and washed up ashore. We feel so blessed to have such amazing nature right at our doorstep so today we took the chance to visit one of our favourite beaches and do a little clean up of our own. We searched the shores to find thrash that shouldn't be there. We found plastic bottles, caps, glass bottles, a bicycle wheel and even a pair of reading glasses! We made sure to bring it back and what could be recycled got recycled. We love the fact that it's a project that includes children and uses children's drawings to spark the imagination of both parents and kids alike.

If you would like to support this social project by purchasing your own W.I.M.A.M.P clothing and lending a hand to stop sea pollution, please visit BUCKETS AND SPADES who carries the collection in their stores. The collection is not available online.

Buckets and Spades
19 A Carpenter Street 
3186 Brighton, Australia

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

EXPLORE | COASTAL CRUISE IN MUNSTERKIDS AW17


D wears: Blow It Longsleeve tee by Munsterkids / Kickback Trackpants by Munsterkids / Stay Puff Jacket by Munsterkids / Sneakers by Converse / Beanie by neff.

A long weekend called for a day by the Sea. We woke up early and jumped in the car which took us the scenic route down the Mornington Peninsula. We zig zagged through small towns and finally rolled into one of our favourite coast hang outs - Flinders.

An art driven coastal town that knows how to relax and enjoy the finder things in life. A day on the rugged coastline here makes you feel alive. The salty sea air, the fresh seafood, the cold beer and a chance to forgo anything called time.

We took our shoes off and poked our toes in the sand. Found rusty old engines between caves and explored the rockpools with the curious seabirds in tow...

Monday, November 28, 2016

EXPLORE | CERES COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT PARK




M wears: top by Bobo Choses / Pants by Bobo Choses / Sandals by Saltwater. D wears: Zip Hoodie by Bobo Choses / Pants by molo.

When the hustle and bustle of the city gets to be a bit too much, its nice to escape to a place like CERES Community Environment Park. CERES (pronounced 'series') is an award not-for-profit sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

CERES is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.

As soon as you enter the doors of the park, a calm descends on you and you instantly forget about traffic jams and all the other things that sometimes can be annoying when living in a big city like Melbourne. The clucking of hens and buzzing of bees and people chatting is a welcome relief, and time seem to go at a different, more slower pace here. We love visiting the nursery and the organic market where you can buy some wonderful produce, or grab a quick bite to eat, while the kids play in the sandpit with some rustic toys that are available. If they are a bit too old for sandpit fun, there is a cool adventure playground in the park too. It's definitely worth the drive across the city and a wonderful place to recharge for the whole family on a weekend.

:: CERES ::

Friday, November 25, 2016

SUMMER DREAMING | MUNSTERKIDS S16




M wears: Avalon Gold Tee by Missie Munster / Pineapple Jersey Pants by Missie Munster / Sunhat by Country Road.  D wears: Suds Tee by Munsterkids / Upside Down Cap by Munsterkids / Jersey Cruz pants by Munsterkids.

The sun has finally made an appearance after a long and very windy winter. The wait for warmer weather has felt unusually long so when a warm day finally came around and we could stick our toes in the crisp white sand at Seaford, it was truly a pleasure!

The new high summer collection from Munsterkids has arrived on both the virtual shelves and in stores. We are totally smitten with this line and it was of course a bit extra fun to see some of my own designs turning out so great - the lovely peeps over at Munsterkids truly knows what they are doing (with over 10 years in the game their collections just keep getting stronger).

I appologize for the slow feed on the blog lately. Work has taken over a big chunk of my weekdays but the creative side never sleeps so I promise I will get back to posting more interesting travel destinations and photos from our adventures here in Australia. Until then... I hope the sun shines on you too!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

EXPLORE | McCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK






M wears: Sweater by Bobo Choses / Denim by I Dig Denim. D wears: Sweater by Bobo Choses / Denim by Munsterkids / Shoes by Natives

If you live in Victoria and have yet not taken yourself to the McClelland Sculpture Park you owe it to yourself to do it, and do it soon. We have often traveled past it without even knowing it was there, but always been amazed at a few great sculptures that are visible from the nearby highway.

One day day when we past we noticed a sign and I looked it up. Sure enough, there was a nearby sculpture park. First weekend we had off we decided to check it out. Set in 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens in Langwarrin, 4kms east of Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula, it is the home to over 100 permanent outdoor sculptures. It was love at first sight! The park is a wonderful mix of open grass fields, a lake and dozen charming forest pathways, that leads you through the sculpture park. The kids loved exploring and finding the sculptures. I have always had a big passion for sculptures and it was so nice to share it with the kids here, were they could run free and take it all in.

After the walk, make sure you stop at the cafe, kick off your shoes and have an ice-cream looking out over the wonderful lake.


McClelland Sculpture Park is open Tues - Sunday 10am - 5pm.

 :: MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK + GALLERY ::
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