Oh Etsy | Grey Skies

Grey Skies: Pretty Things from Etsy | www.highwallsblog.com

They say, “Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face!”  But maybe we don’t want them to clear up too much. Not when they inspire such pretty things from around Etsy! Loving a few shades of grey to keep you cozy on a cold winters day.

1 | Totally smitten with this gorgeous Knotty Floor Cushion designed by Ku Me Ko design.

2 | I love the scales on this Zipper pouch hand made by Dozi - Always s sucker for a good geometric pattern.

3 | My kitchen needs these Cloud Pot Holders by Beanie on Helina for my weekends of baking adventures!

4 | Pretty little Lavender Sachets from Gardenmis are the perfect thing to beautify both sights & smells.

Oh Etsy | Travel Essentials

Top 3 picks for a smoother flight next time you go abroad | www.highwallsblog.com

After my mini holiday last weekend, I have come to realise I am in the market for some travel essentials. I quite like airline travel but there’s no denying that the cramped cabins can be uncomfortable. Here are my top 3 picks for a smoother flight next time you go abroad. What are your travel essentials?

1 /Am I the only one who freezes on planes? It doesn’t matter what airline, I am always ridiculously cold, so something like this beautiful blue handwoven shawl from Texturable  is a must.

2 / Interstate travel obviously doesn’t require a passport, but a good travel wallet is still super handy to have! Store your boarding passes, itineraries and hotel details for easy access in this stylish travel wallet from Sidonie Yang.

3 / When I was younger I could sleep anywhere in any light, but now that I’m getting older I need darkness to get a good sleep. On a plane, that means a sleep mask – like this Polka dot cat mask from Julia Wine - plus: Super cute!

Oh Etsy | Da-Ba-Dee Da-Ba-Die

Oh Etsy | Blue beauties from around Etsy | via www.highwallsblog.com

Winter has finally come and once again it is time to sort my wardrobe to make room for my warmer clothes. As someone who hates doing laundry, my closet is usually only half filled with the rest of my clothes in a basket, perpetually waiting to be hung up. But now, with my wardrobe properly sorted for once, I notice something…. God DAMN I have a lot of blue clothes! Like… a lot! As a rule I tend to stick with blacks and neutral colours, occasionally splurging on one or two brighter pieces. But Looking at my wardrobe it would seem that navy, pale and cobalt blues have been a favourite in recent times.

Whatever, I’m totally embracing it! Let’s do this! I want all of these pretty blues in my life ASAP! What can I say: I’m Blue (da-ba-dee da-ba-die)

ONE / EpUU make the prettiest things from lace. Would you look at this navy Lace Necklace!

TWO / The King himself would love these  Blue Oxfords by Adi Kelav - My kind of blue suede shoes!

THREE / We already talked about how good red and blue go together, so of course these Earth, Wind & Fire Watercolours by Lillian Fairall are perfection.

FOUR / I will never not love a good clutch and this  Navy Clutch by Good Mood Moon would be a great addition to my collection.

Oh Etsy: Red, White & Blue


Red, White and Blue. There’s no denying it, these three colours really were made for one another. Whether is be on the flag made famous for these colours (not forgetting that England, Australia and New Zealand all share these colours on our flags as well!), or in every day life; you really can’t beat this perfect trio.

ONE / I probably wouldn’t be able to resist trying to ‘wear’ this oversized watch Wall Clock from Andrew Neyer

TWO / A simple Downloadable Print from The Midnight Shop to keep you motivated every day!

THREE / I almost wouldn’t mind being woken up by this pretty little Alarm Clock from Things That Were

FOUR / The little kid inside of me totally wants this Vintage Jump Rope from DOTTO

Oh Etsy | 15.05.14

Find ways to liven up your work space with these office staples from Etsy (via www.highwallsblog.com)

I’ve been temping around the city the last couple of weeks, working for a few days at a time in a whole range of different offices. The one thing I’ve noticed is the huge lack of originality in said offices. It’s got me rethinking my own home office. When you spend so much time in one place you want it to be inspiring! Even paperwork deserves a stylish home, so here are a few office staples that I think could liven up some of these boring office spaces…

1 / Pens are an office essential, so if you’re going to have a pen holder how could you go by this adorable Beechwood pencil holder from Chocolate Creative?

2 / Normal desks are boring. This turquoise Tressel Table/Desk by Seven Hands High is super stylin!

3 / Every good office (and desk) needs a Vintage Globe to add that little bit of interest and class (via 86Home)

4 / Paper & Clay  have your early morning coffee fix covered with this gorgeous hand crafted Coffee Mug. Definitely a office staple.

Oh Etsy | The Print Makers

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Every week I share a collection of wonderful finds from around the Etsy market place, but every now and again I come across a shop that has so many great items that there is no way I can only share one or two. When I stumbled onto The Print Makers my heart (and my inner child) skipped a beat…

Lovingly extracted from their original books, The Print Makers offers pages from your favourite childhood stories to frame for your home: books like Winnie the Pooh, The Wind in the Willows, MadelineBeatrix Potter and Babar just to name a few! We all have our favourite childhood picture books, but often the illustrations featured in these texts are overlooked for the quality works of art they are. These pictures, even in isolation, showcase little details and vibrant colours that with a only single glance invoke feelings of nostalgia and fond memories.

Check out the extensive collection of story books and nursery rhyme prints as well as vintage advertisements and even  plants and animal illustrations. There are so many books featured from my childhood, I’m having difficulties choosing which pages I want to adorn my walls! Which books would you choose?

Oh Etsy | See the World!

See the World! Etsy Picks from www.highwallsblog.com

It’s a happy coincidence that today’s Oh Etsy collection falls on Earth Day. I’ve been itching for a bit of adventure in my life, so in absence of an actual journey or holiday, I went hunting for a bit of online inspiration to sooth my wanderlust! The Earth is full of amazing places, I can’t wait to explore them a little more. Let’s keep it as amazing as possible! Happy Earth Day!

ONE / Wit & Whistle blew me away with this beautiful Travel Journal, I want to frame it and put it on my wall! (EDIT: You CAN put in on your wall! It also comes in print form - Hooray!)

TWO / Who among us wouldn’t love this painted Globe from Wild & Free Designs in their lives? Talk about wanderlust inspiration!

THREE / I simply adore vintage maps and Reclaimer has a insanely huge collection of beautiful old maps - this 1930’s map of LA would look fantastic framed on a wall, don’t you think?

FOUR / Any good traveller needs a compass for their travels and personally, I’d like this laser-cut brooch from Twenty Fingers

Oh Etsy | 16.04.14


Oh  Hello Easter! My you have come up on us quickly this year! For those of you, (like me!) who may have not even thought about their Easter shopping as of yet, here are a few last minute finds to get yourself ready for the Easter bunny’s visit this weekend…

1 / Alana Naylor brings us this wonderfully minimalist Print and great news - It’s on Sale!!

2 / Fix your best Easter cards or photos to the fridge with these adorable Bunny Magnets from the oh-so-clever Julia Wine.

3 / This teeny apricot bunny (from Under Umbrelland) comes complete with an even teenier carrot and packaged in a pretty matchbox, it’s the perfect Easter present to pop in the mail for someone far away!

4 /  Be sure your waking up on the right side of the bed on Easter morning with a  Best Bunny Pillowcase from Xenotees

Oh Etsy | 02.04.14


This weeks picks are my favourite just because, well, wooden accents are always pretty and always stylish…

ONE / This wooden lamp fixture  by Katerina Kopytina is so beautifully designed in its minimalistic shape and smooth features. AND you can get it in your choice of cord colours! Wouldn’t it look amazing to have a whole row of these babies in rainbow colours?

TWO / I wish someone had bought me these amazing modular Doll house buildings when I was a kid like these clever hand crafted designs from Manzanita Kids!

THREE / Okay, so these aren’t made of wood, but of course I am totally giddy for these eco friendly gems from the wonderful Bueno Market

FOUR / Tree Horn Designs have so many great faceted wooden peices but these simple blue earrings totally caught my eye!

Oh Etsy | 26.03.14

Simple Pleasures | www.highwallsblog.com

Some weeks seem so long and difficult, you just can’t wait for them to be over. Then you realise it’s only Wednesday. Uuuuuggghh! Maybe you’re having one of those weeks, or maybe you just need a little something to get you through hump day, either way - I got you covered. It’s the simple pleasures in life that make every day worth it…

ONE / Just the idea of these Hanging Plant Vases from eGardenStudio hanging up in my office is enough to make me feel more relaxed on a rough day.

TWO / The combination of mint and white on this set of Paper mache bowls by Panselionos are simultaneously stylish and soothing.

THREE / Giddy over the colours and shapes of this handmade Mint, Pastel & White Necklace from Floti.

FOUR / Along the same vein of my recent DIY, I would be stoked to rock this Gemstone & Rope Bracelet by Oliki.