Friday, October 31, 2008

Dandi DIY Decorations

These paper decorations are so simple to make and look stunning and elegant. Caroline made these white paper and pink ribbon decorations for her brother Ian and his fiancé Pip's recent engagement party. They were very effective and moved beautifully with the breeze. Why not get crafty and try them for your next party.

You will Need:

Stack of A4 paper or thin card
Lengths of ribbon
Sewing machineStep 1 : Stack 4 to 6 pieces of paper or thin card in a pile and cut out circular discs
Step 2 : Cut a piece of thin ribbon to desired length, you may want to fit several globes on your ribbon or just one or two depending on where you hang them
Step 3: Place the end of the ribbon on top of the stack of discs. Using a sewing machine, sew the discs and riboon together down the centreline on top of the ribbon
Step 4: Leave a gap in the ribbon length and sew another stack of discs. Repeat with more stacks until you have reached the end of the length of ribbon
Step 5 : Fold the paper discs back to create a fan/ globe form
Step 6: Hang the strands of decorations up and enjoy !

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dandi ♥ Paper Boat Press

During Caroline's recent visit to the lovely Coming up Roses store in Balmoral, Brisbane, she came across these gorgeous ceramic ornaments from Paper Boat Press. Artist and poet Kylie Johnson hand makes these little gems - Dandi love them so much we had to share them with you!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Retailer Watch: Coming Up Roses, Brisbane

Our Caroline was up in Brisbane for the weekend and decided to pop in to visit Sarah from Coming up Roses. Coming up Roses is in the leafy suburb of Balmoral in Brisbane, QLD one of our favourite retailers, Sarah has stocked our range since we started the Dandi brand and has supported us as we have grown from strength to strength. We knew she had a great eye for design and her store certainly reflects this - wow ! An amazing selection of unique brands all beautifully displayed, no wonder the store has such a loyal following. Here are a few piccies of this gorgeous shop. If you are in or around the area it is well worth stopping in, especially in the lead up to Christmas, at 118 Bilyana St Balmoral, QLD. Above: Sarah's darling mum, Lorraine.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dandi awarded as finalists

Dandi are please to report we are finalists in the 2008 Home Beautiful Awards. The winner of our category went to Royal Doulton, for the Terence Conran by Royal Doulton Bird Jug. As you can imagine we're pretty happy to be selected as a finalist along side such prestigious and large brands such as Royal Doulton. All finalists will be published in the December issue of Home Beautiful so keep an eye out for our Bamboo range.

Monday, October 13, 2008

In the Kitchen with Polli (and Dandi!)

How cool! Our friends at Polli are featured on our favourite blog: Design*Sponge. Anna has cooked up a vegetarian storm which looks amazing. What's even better is that they are eating lunch with a Dandi oilcloth tablecloth over the table! Thanks Polli ladies! View the recipe here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Retailer Watch: Giving+Living, Sydney

This week our Leezar went to visit Toni from Giving+Living in Lane Cove (North Shore of Sydney). Toni has a lovely shop with great displays and the Lane Cove Plaza atmosphere is always nice to visit. Toni has stocked the Dandi range loyally for a number of years now and is always so lovely to chat to! We've attached some piccies of her shop, in the weeks leading up to Christmas drop in and visit her for some wonderful gift ideas at 146 Longueville Road Lane Cove

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Home Beautiful: Product of the Year Awards

As part of the Home Beautiful Product of the Year Awards, the Dandi Bamboo range will be on show at Westfield Bondi Junction for two weeks. Be sure to come and see our products amongst the other finalists between October 6th – 19th. Home Beautiful will be announcing the category winners as well as the overall Product Of The Year Winner and Australian Designer of the Year on October 9th.Dandi are thrilled to be selected as a finalist and have our fingers crossed for more good news...