MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE

MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE

Moving house doesn’t have to be as stressful as you think. WY? consulted a relocation specialist and created the ultimate MOVING HOUSE CHECKLIST. With good preparation and organisation (as well as your sense of humour and cool head in tact) we guarantee a smooth move to your new abode… 1. Cluttered Space, Cluttered Mind Moving is a great incentive to cleanse! Bookshelves, drawers, cupboards and the garage all hoard unnecessary items. Rule of thumb- if you didn’t wear it last season, you definitely won’t wear it this season! Rent A Skip 2. Label Love Make sure you have plenty of supplies before you get started such as

Lighting

LIGHTING KNOW HOW

David Justice from Ambience Lighting Australia, has shed some light on some of Australia’s most popular retail stores such as Ralph Lauren, NIKE, sassandbide and MARCS as well as luxe homes and cool office spaces. WY? asked this talented lighting expert to shine a spotlight on the latest trends in all things bright and beautiful… What are current trends/popular looks for interior lamps and feature lighting? Raw & recycled materials with a refined and elegant finish- e.g. mild steel, blackbutt timber, American oak, copper, bamboo and hand crafted wool. Colours currently trending are 1920’s and South American colour palettes

MEN

THOROUGHLY MODERN MEN

WY? located the best in the business to keep the main man in your life sorted; from head to toe. Add these contacts to your little black book and he will never have an excuse again… 1. Barber: Captains of Industry Level 1 /2 Somerset Place, Melbourne 9670440 A seriously cool fit out and one-stop-shop for every gentleman who wants a coffee (or beer) with his close shave or haircut. Other services include bespoke footwear and leather accessories and made to measure menswear and tailoring. 2. Cobbler: The Cobblers Last, 256 Victoria Street, North Melbourne 93290292 Traditional shoe repairs with a modern twist. The best place

Framing

WY? GUIDES YOU THROUGH FRAMING 101

When it comes to framing a favourite memento or artwork, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to achieve that creative gallery finish… 1. The colour palette. The artwork being framed needs to be the hero. Avoid elaborate frames that detract from your piece. Stick to a neutral colour scheme that highlights the features of the artwork and complements the colours of the print & the room in which it will live. 2. The right size. Size is the next component to consider. Measure the space and decide on what look you are trying to achieve. Be deliberate about your choice of mat boarder and frame, as this ratio (both si

Bedroom

LUXE TO LESS IN BEDROOM MAKEOVERS

Inject some warmth into your bedtime retreat with these cosy pieces… A pure wool throw from the best in luxury home…Missoni. A sophisticated set of fresh crisp bed linen for rainy winter sleep ins. A contemporary hand-knitted cushion to add texture and extra snuggle factor. A hot water bottle and knitted cover to keep you warm and cosy.

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MUM’S WISHLIST…

Sunday is the day to shower our mums with love. We asked four fabulous Mother’s and WY? contact contributors for the one gift they wish to receive this Mother’s Day… Lindy Klim  Creative director of Milk and Co and blogger “A sleep in! But if that can’t happen I guess a pair of Dior coral pumps will do!” Tessa White Founder of Down That Little Lane “I love the Pink Peacock cabinet by The Family Love Tree as it is vibrant, pretty and fun. It comes in a few colours but I want the pink as it would sit well in any room – so I could keep it forever!” Natalie Kringoudis Founder of The Pagoda Tree

MUM

TOP TIPS FOR MUM…

To celebrate Mother’s Day and all things motherly WY? asked counseling and coaching psychologist, Sarah Calleja from Action Psychology for her top 5 inspired thoughts around parenting and how you can be the happy Mum you’d like to be. 1. Be adventurous together. In spite of the many challenges, parenting is gratifying! Choosing to be adventurous means you can make it up as you go along because no one has all the answers and life keeps changing. You want to raise kids who are adaptable as you show yourself to be. Try replacing “no!” with “yes, but…..” and then list your concerns so your kids are safe because the on

PARTY GUIDE

WINTER PARTY GUIDE 2013

When playing hostess, perfection is in planning, and heaven is in the detail. With the help of Bree Taylor from White Rabbit Projects the WY? team have put together our fail-safe party helpers. Make sure they’re downloaded to your little black book for your next sit down soirée.            

WINTER DINNER

WY’S CHECKLIST FOR A WARMING WINTER DINNER

Now that winter is on its way, there’s no reason to stow away your dancing shoes. Bring the party indoors and plan an intimate event at home. To help get you started, here are a few party essentials that every hostess must know – and own… For the hostess… Decorate – Whatever the occasion might be, you’ll find inspiration for your table decorations at Partylish.  Serve it up – Surprise guests with these seriously cool personalised monogrammed plates from L.A plates – we’re all over the Ikat Plate. Keep clean – Catch crumbs using Irish Linen Napkins from the finest linen weavers in the biz. Buy now fr

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Jonathon Adler’s ‘Inspiration Point’

WY? was already a fan of uber cool Jonathon Adler when he teamed up with the masters of giving, TOMS shoes to create a limited edition collection of sunglasses. But now, with the release of his new online series, Inspiration Point we are simply head over heels!Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will be sure to add style, craft and joy to your life in a series of short and snappy five minute videos. And the best part...you get a sneak peak into Jonathon's loving relationship with the adorably cute and creative, Simon Doonan....bonus! Watch this talented innovator, iconic pott