Monday, 1 February 2016

Perfectly imperfect - the perfect IG forager's challenge

My featured creative collab for my next series challenge is someone who has an eye for colour and form and owns the most delightful interiors shop in Wellington, New Zealand, called Small Acorns - A Contemporary Living store. 

Amanda Holland, who owns the store and offers interior design services, describes her shop as being "like your favourite lifestyle magazine in a store". How inviting is that! 

Wellington itself is a charming small city cradled in a bay and hugged by a crescent of hills, so if you are visiting the region, take some time to drop by Amanda's store (located near the waterfront) and say hello! If you can't make it there physically, pop over to  her website Small Acorns  and have a look at her lovely sourced objects.

I am totally inspired by Amanda's eye for colour. To see exactly what I mean, simply visit her blog Perfectly Imperfect LivingInstagram feed or her Facebook page.So in love with colour and flowers, Amanda also has a way with words, a combination that makes me actively seek out her blog posts in my inbox. 

If you sIgn up to Amanda's Perfectly Imperfect Living newsletter you'll get a (free!) download of Amanda's e-guide "Five Ideas To Style a Perfectly Imperfect Home”. So hurry on over.

You can understand why I am excited that Amanda is sponsoring the adi & bert IC challenge this month, and it's a whopper of a prize!

On the premise that perfectly imperfect living is a mix of something old, something new, something chippy, something hue, the prize includes -

+ A beautiful Katherine Smyth bowl - handmade, individual and made in Wellington, New Zealand
+ A Bonnie and Neil handscreened tea towel, botanical design, gorgeous colour. (Made in Australia but Bonnie is of course a kiwi from Southland!)
+ Raffia pompom - quirky and fun to hang or tie
+ 'The Observers Guide to Wild Flowers' - every foragers must have, and vintage of course.
+ Some NZ souvenir vintage spoons.
+ Some original cardboard milk bottle tops - 1940 ish.
+ A handmade fantail (piwakawaka) fabric bird made from Designers Guild linen. No two alike!
+ Plus cards, photos etc.

To be in to win ALL of this, join in our IG Challlenge! 

On Instagram:

1. Follow @smallacornsamanda & @adiandbert 
2. Tag a friend & invite to join
3. Post a NEW pic featuring anything perfectly imperfect to #theperfectlyimperfectseries

Comp is open worldwide (!) and closes midnight on Valentines Day, 14 February. 
Amanda will judge the winner!

Look forward to seeing your lovely foraged items displayed and photographed in a perfectly imperfect style. 

- Claudia x