Friday Favourites: Summertime Edition

Summer’s on our mind. Think long, hot, sticky, ice-cream filled, kids not at school, days. Think aircon. Think holidays. Think suncream. Think lying in this DIY hammock.

DIY Summer Hammock via Remodalista

DIY summer hammock by Remodalia (tx Zoe)

Or if you’re like me, wondering how it’s almost mid-August…? And busily woking. You may have noticed that Tip and I are growing Apartment Diet the business, coaching and ecourse offerings, Happy House Rules and more. We love creating happy healthy homes for our clients and with you all and want to be able to do this full time.

And of course, happy warm winter to our Southern hemisphere friends! Don’t worry, there are links for you too ;)

This week’s Friday Favourites:

ikea hack sketchinc doorknobs
Tip’s genius ikea hack idea – using Sketchinc’s gorgeous wooden doorknobs (above)

This ice cream pillow

Cookies + Cups ridiculous smores marshmellow milkshake (In time for National S’mores Day on Sunday- tx Myan)

Grey ombre nails

Waiting for summer by Asia Pietrzyk
Art for my wall Waiting for summer | by Asia Pietrzyk (via Bonnie Tsang)

Sarah’s Rapini Noodle Bowl

This shared kidsroom by Aura by Tracie Ellis  (especially the diy-able triangle headboards!)

Anatomy of a Weaving Loom by Natalie Novak Combed Thunder
Anatomy of Weaving Loom by Natalie Novak  (tx Mel Bomba)
These cotton sun shades  (via Designlovefest)
and Si’s  summer make up

Happy Friday, Summer (/Winter) and Happy Weekend!

real spaces ;)

new luckyboysunday collection 

oooh i just LOVE this kids room!

via the animal print shop

full product list:

Crib: Ouef
Baby Elephant Art: Right here at The Animal Print Shop! 
Tassel Garland: The Minimalist
Blanket: The Minimalist 
Circle Pillow: The Minimalist
Rocking Chair: OneFortyThree
Mobile: OneFortyThree
Brass Swing Arm Lamp: OneFortyThree
Whale Pillow: Ferm Living
Sheets: Little Auggie
Book Ledge: Ikea 
Floating Storage unit: See Morgans’s DIY here (we used 24″ depth)
Curtains: Ikea 
Yellow Hang-It-All: Beat up old hang-it-all brought back to life with yellow spray paint
Leather Cabinet Pulls: CAMP

oooh cute new elephant from the animal print shop!

and click for more of this gorgeous kids room!

DIY tent anyone?

via – full instructions here on mycakies

Relaxing kids room by deb

I love this corner in Karine Kong’s London house (she’s one half of Bodie & Fou)

not exactly my taste but just oh so fun!

and a good reminder to inject fun into rooms


A Merry Mishap always rocks it.  Too cool…a new big bed for her wee man.  :-)

Hello PRETTY storage!

Weekday carnival’s genius Ikea Hack

for their kids room

– they bought 35cm kitchen cabinets and mounted them this way.

(and gorgeous string shelving next to it ;)