Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Something to brighten up an ICY WINTERS DAY!!

With the trade fair approaching I'm getting excited for another buying frenzy!
 In search of new and amazing pieces that will make you fall in love.

 A buying experiece for me is like being transported back to my travel days.Wandering through the Istanbul Grand Bazaar in Turkey, or down an alley way nestled in the tiny back streets of Athens.

 From bright and exciting to smooth and sensual.....I hope to keep teasing your interior cravings at MOSS GROTTO.
Here are some images that will whet your interior/fashion taste buds!

This chandelier is amazing! I love everything about it, especially the colour and the way it falls.I'm determined to make one or at least get my Mother to attempt it with her talent in ceramics.

 I love this bathroom!! It's exactly how I plan to design the bathroom when we build our new home.Clean and simple and using one of the many mirrors I've collected over the years.

                  This beautiful powder pink room is from a friends house.
                 It's her new palette of pink.Daring,warm and gorgeous.
                          White hand carved cross made in India -
                        Available from MOSS GROTTO. $220

 South of the border and fabulous!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Owner of MOSS GROTTO Alex.O'Halloran finds inspiration from home.

My  temporary painting area and a new painting I'm working on. 

People always ask me what my home is like.They ask if it's the same as
Sadly I'd love to be able to say yes, but in my head I see........" magazines stacked high,too many clothes to put away,my unfinished art and unwanted  beach sand on our staircase. However, I do have areas at home that are my favourite little corners.
Corners that give me inspiration.

This shot of a little aboriginal boy was a gift to my husband John from me.I took this on one of our trips to the Northern Territory.He was looking down at the water from a rocky face.
It was the perfect moment.After we chatted I asked him if he would mind if I took a quick photo.Magic!

Stairwell treasures.

This print was purchased on a trip to see my Dad in Noosa.I found it years ago amongst some antiques at the Eumundi Butter Factory and  fell in love with it the moment I saw it.I never get tired of her.She's calm and perfect for our bedroom.Amazingly in all my house moves.....she's still in one piece. 

This old oil painting book is my favourite.

This little corner of the house is where my easel sits.Unframed work and unfinished sketches.Some done for warming up and others because I love charcoal.This little corner is very messy!!
This is the same "little messy corner".A collection of bags.One made by my grandmother Avis.Powell.
An unframed painting from Bali....

I love this shot.I think it's Marilyn Monroe?She has a real woman's butt.This photo makes me feel human.It sits on our sidetable.

This is one of my favourite area's on my book shelf.This head is a sculptural piece by my Mum's Uncle Don.He passed away recently, but will be remembered for his incredible work and fabulous sense of humour.
The photo is of Mum and me.

A gold etching of Mum's from the 70's.

 This little area in our stair well is home to the things I've collected over the years.One of my favourite pieces are my Mexican rosary beads found on my travels in Mexico.Nothing on here has a function.....I just love to look at them each time I walk upstairs.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CECIL & GUNN Jewellery instore NOW at MOSS GROTTO

NEW to arrive instore this week is "Cecil and Gunn" Jewellery.
Stunning necklaces made from a combination of trade coins,silver metal beads and leather tassles.
I couldn't resist them!
                                           RED tassle necklace $210

                                   Perfect for winter - Pale grey tassles $210

 Dark blue leather tassles $210

An amazing necklace of brass,old trade coins,sterling silver, mini charms and rhinestones.

 Raindrop necklace of fine pale natural leather and  trade coins.                        $140
 Raindrop necklace with dark leather and trade coins $140
Trade coin detail