Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Christmas Picture Book about seeking Refuge

The best Christmas Picture book I've come across lately is Anne Booth and Sam Usher's Refuge, published by Nosy Crow. It's about Mary, Joseph and the little bubba Jesus seeking refuge from the horror of King Herod, and is told from the perspective of the donkey. This is, without a doubt, the most impressive and moving Christmas picture book I have come across. The fact that Nosy Crow donate profits from the book towards the charity War Child  pretty much brings tears to my eyes. I got multiple copies. Given that it's International Human Rights Day maybe I can justify getting even more. Freaking amazing!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Slow Fashion = Thoughtful Fashion


Slow Fashion Jumper by People Tree
 For me, slow fashion equates to thoughtful fashion. I've slowly but surely filled my wardrobe to bursting point. It's time to thoughtfully re-locate some of it. I'm thinking of: a.) The Clothing Exchange, b.) Giving it away c.) Getting a bigger wardrobe. d.) all of the above. Option d.) is going to be the winner.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mesop: Free shipping for December



Image thanks to Mesop
 Say, hypothetically, you've had enough of being generous and want to buy something for yourself, Melbourne based brand Mesop still has free shipping until the end of December. Just saying...

Little Sparrow: Handmade Baby Gifts


Images thanks to Little Sparrow
Shopping for little people became all the more delightful with my discovery of Little Sparrow in Carlisle St, Balaclava. Shopping for children is already ridiculoulsy fun, but knowing the gifts are natural, thoughtfully designed, often locally sourced and are really, really cute surely adds to the joy. If you don't live in Melbourne, there's also an online store!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wear your sister's clothes...


Image thanks to Eco Citizen Australia
 My sister just left for a wedding and she looked AMAZING! There's nothing like 'Buy Nothing New Month' to justify borrowing her outfit...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Brotherhood Books - Buy Nothing New Month

I have been relishing not only my own library, but the entire city's library network throughout buy nothing new month. I keep Brotherhood Books as a back-up for those odd occassions where I really 'need' to own a book. And then I buy three...

Brotherhood Books: Free Freight on 3 or more books

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Buy Nothing New Month 2013

I'm excited about Buy Nothing New Month... in part, I suspect, because nobody mentions not buying coffee.