Friday, October 30, 2009

Behind the Scenes

Yesterday was a wonderful photography mission in the land of Dandi. The Dandi ladies spent all day setting up and photographing 10 new looks to be revealed in the coming months. The whole experience was such a myriad of emotions, from the manic supplies shopping, to the precision flower arranging, and the calm setting of the table and the never ending ironing!

Here are some behind the scenes photos of the fun day we endured. Lets just say we all enjoyed putting our feet up at the end of the day and eating a post-shoot cupcake. We now also have some wonderful photographs to share with you in the coming months.

above image: props, props and more props!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Leezar and Mindi, styling and shooting

Caroline multitasking!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Stockist: Kelani Fabric Obsession

Dandi are thrilled to be newly stocked by popular Australian online fabric shop, Kelani. Kelani Fabric offers a great selection of fashionable fabrics suitable for home decorating, kid's decor and crafting and sewing projects.

Fabrics come from all over the world, in particular gorgeous fabrics from Japan, Europe and the US have a large presence on the site. However, Elissa from Kelani is also very passionate about promoting Australian designs too! Dandi are joining a number of other special Australian designers such as Sprout, Pippijoe, Lara Cameron and Kristen Doran.

Dandi also love the Handmade Inspiration Gallery on the site which showcases finished products made by satisfied Kelani customers. (Image above from Kelani)

You can shop online at Kelani Fabric now, or even Subscribe to their newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest from Kelani.

Retailer Watch: Home at Last, Milton NSW

On a recent weekend on the NSW South Coast Caroline stopped in for a visit to Dandi stockist Home at Last. Situated in the picturesque town of Milton in the Shoalhaven area, Home at Last stocks a beautiful array of gifts and homewares and is well worth the visit if you are in the area.

Pretty potholders hanging around

The Dandi range looked great amongst the bright red kitchen shelves in the store, and our bold printed Paper Napkins tied in nicely with the other homewares on display.

The beautiful product displays carry on through the entire store. It's easy to see why so many locals and tourists alike love the store. Dandi are thrilled to be present in the historic town of Milton and highly recommend it as a place to visit!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

As Seen In: October Home Beautiful

This post is a little late to reach you, however we thought it was a goody to share as it describes the Dandi design process and also showcases our lovely Caroline. An extract from this interview with Virginia Jen of Home Beautiful Australia is below.

"Our contemporary, graphic approach celebrates our natives landscapes, we take inspiration from the environment but aren't too literal with it. It could be the use of colour from a landscape or the shape of leaf that starts of a design.

Each design and product comes to fruition in an organic, collaborative design process. We all start sketching. One of us may start the design and then someone else jumps in and adds their bit. It's not about one person's individual talent - we work off our strength as a team. We Never stop designing - our studio walls are covered with ideas for future ranges, the hard part is deciding which design is ready to be set free. "

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

As Seen In: The West Australian

Dandi table runners, placemats and fabric napkins were recently featured in The West Australian 'Habitat' lift out. Click on the image to enlarge it and read our article.

As Seen In: November Home Beautiful

We love this feature on table runners in the current edition of Home Beautiful Magazine. The natural colour palette is just beautiful and that long distressed wood table oh so yum. Thanks for including us 'in the running' !November Home Beautiful is out now.

Dandi Gum Leaf Tablerunner. Purchase here

Thursday, October 15, 2009

DANDIFIED: Amelia's Lunch

Amelia has been a fan of Dandi for some time now, she recently organised a beautiful birthday lunch for her lovely mum, Belinda. Amelia used two Olive Branch Tablecloths and decorated the tabel with vases of protea flowers repeated down the centre. The Olive Branch designed worked wonderfully with the leafy surrounds of their courtyard. As a special touch Amelia hand made place cards for each guest. The Dandi ladies are so impressed and inspired by her efforts (and artistic photography!) that we are awarding Amelia with the first ever Dandified prize.

Pink proteas and Pistachio Olive Branch, a match made in Heaven

Place cards and repeated vases set and elegant scene amongst a leafy back drop

For sending in her pics Amelia wins an Olive Branch mini tote. If you have pictures of your Dandified space email them to us for inclusion on our Blog


The Dandi Ladies are pleased to announce a new contributors section to our blog. Dandified is a new segment which allows us to showcase the handi-dandi work of our customers.

Entries can include photos styled using Dandi products such as food shots, table settings or kitchen scenes, as well as things you've made using Dandi fabrics such as cushions, stretched canvases, softies, clothes and accessories.

Simply email us images of ways in which you have 'Dandified' your space and if we post them on the blog you win a dandi product of our choice. Winner's will be notified via email before we publish your images.

DIY Wedding Details

As promised previously here are a few amateur photographs of Leezar's DIY Fabric boxes which were made using plain dyed berry fabric. Pictured above you can also see that Leezar made CD's for everyone using her and Corey's favourite tunes to take home with them. Leezar and Corey had requested everyone to write down their favourite song on the RSVP notes so that they could play them on the night, and this was a really sweet way of returning the favour.

Leezar made up a pin board from plain dyed berry fabric and had guests leave their mementos on it. She also place pictures from her's and Corey's parents weddings and pictures of their dogs Polly and Keira. The whole evening came together so beautifully due to Leezar's great attention to detail.

Leezar and Corey get Hitched

Last weekend was the BIG DAY for Leezar and Corey. It was a beautiful affair despite the rainy spring weather and both Bride and Groom were beaming with happiness. Here are a few teaser shots from the occasion (professional photos to follow when Leezar returns from her honeymoon in November).

The bridesmaids wore chocolate brown dresses and had red frilly umbrellas to protect them from the spring showers. Good planning Leezar!

Leezar was beaming so much as she walked down the aisle with her father, who had flown in from the south of France.

Leezar's dance with her dad

The happy newly weds behind the cake which was made by Leezar's mum.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dandi on The Brightside Project

Today Dandi is featured over at The Brightside Project for a giveaway for 2 x $50 gift vouchers! You have until October 20 to enter online. All you need to do it answer the following question:

"At your perfect dinner party who would be your guest of honour, and which Dandi pattern would you choose for your napery?"

Post your entry here. GOOD LUCK!

Bamboo Bowl Winner

Congratulations to Sally who is the lucky winner of our giveaway. Sally please contact us here so we can post you your prize! Thanks to everyone who entered.