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Make every day ‘Earth Day’ with an eco friendly gift

22 Apr

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Meaningful gifts for thoughtful people from ‘Rock Ribbons’ the handmade eco friendly unique gift and home wares boutique.

Featuring:

Natural Handmade Organic Cotton Turkish Hammam Towels

Cinnamon, Lime and Coconut Glycerine Soap

Pure beeswax honey comb candle

Square green toned satin ribbon cushion with eco friendly fibre filling

Moroccan leather ottoman pouf in Pistachio Green

Angora wool ball acorn lapel pins

Large organic apple green cotton scarf with Pom Pom trim

Unbleached calico eco friendly short handle shopping bag

Cotton forest toned ombre lightweight summer scarf

 

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A little bit of colour therapy to brighten your day!

19 Apr

After a bit of a break away from my beloved ‘Rock Ribbons’ blog, I think it’s time to get back into it and what better way than with a little bit of colour therapy from Pantone to brighten you day!

Check out these lovely shades below which you will see the influence of in store over the next few months. With the changing season, the greens from spring evolve and develop yellow-toned Linden Green brings a lightness and brightness to the deeper shades of fall. Try pairing both with Mykonos Blue, a bold, meditative blue, for a classic and relaxed fall look.

Exotic Acai adds mystery and richness to the palette, and can be incorporated with the other colors to create a number of powerful fall combinations. Pair the elegant shade of purple with Emerald for a regal disposition, or spirited Samba red for an expressive and dramatic look. Koi, a decorative orange with dazzling and shimmering qualities, is a statement color that serves as a pick-me-up for your wardrobe. Vivacious, an unruly and wildly deep fuchsia, adds an ebullient sensuality to the palette.

Pair Vivacious with anchoring Deep Lichen Green, a naturally lush shade of green, for a dynamic juxtaposition that captures both ends of the seasonal spectrum. Rounding out this season’s cornerstone colors, Turbulence, a dark mercurial gray, and Carafe, a rich, glamorous brown, provide more interesting and sophisticated alternatives to the black basics usually worn in colder months. Both staple neutrals pair gracefully with more expressive colors within the palette, such as Samba, Koi and Vivacious.

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New in store :: Natural handwoven pestemel hammam turkish towels

8 Jan

I first discovered these wonderful towels on my travels through Turkey and the Middle East and ever since then I have used them in my own home, out and about and on the beach. Then I had an epiphany and I realised that you might love them just as much as I did!

Natural handwoven pestemel hammam turkish towels are a ‘clever cotton towel’ that can be used for almost anything. Turkish towels are great beach apparel, they’re one of the most practical and versatile items you’ll use this summer and beyond. They absorb water as fast as a normal towel, dry very quickly and wrap up to nothing making them easy to carry. Because they are super compact, they’re also the perfect travel towel. They also double as baby wraps, bath towels, table cloths, picnic rugs, throw overs . . . well you get the idea. Pestemals are for everyone and like I say can be used for almost anything.

Natural handwoven pestemal towels from Rock Ribbons

I think that once you’ve used a Pestemal you’ll never use a traditional towel again. At the moment in store I have three traditional colour, Classic Sand, Pale Pink and Dove Grey. I would love to hear what you think about this new ‘Rock Ribbons’ product and then we will be introducing a larger range of colours, designs and weaves to keep it interesting.

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The towels I have in store are purchased direct from traditional weavers in rural Turkey who have been hand weaving these wonderful towels the same way for generations. The combination of premium quality cotton, natural plant dyes, traditional weaves and techniques create a product that is of the highest quality, that’s soft, absorbent and lasts.

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‘Rock Ribbons’ natural eco friendly handwoven hammam towels are for people who love life, colour and spontaneity. Pestemals are for everyone and like I say can be used for almost anything.

Dulux Colour Forecast for 2013 :: Blur

5 Jan

I’ve really enjoyed bringing you the ‘Rock Ribbons’ special weekly event, presenting the six colour forecasts from Dulux Colour for 2013.

Dulux have broken up their trends into six different colour movements, Merge, Seek, Empower, Rise, Share and Blur. Today I’m sharing with you the last movement in the series, Blur.

We are in motion, movement is all around us – a blur of colour, a subtle shift of light, a merge of shadows. Movement is social change, the rise of a nation, the protest of people, the progress of the digital age. The Dulux Colour Forecast – Colour Movement, explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.

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Each trend has been inspired by different cultural and environmental factors and explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.

Todays movement is :: BLUR

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We live in a world of pop-up culture where retail environments need to excite and enthrall, innovation is a constant blur and an online generation craves unique experiences. The Blur palette is shocking and unexpected with reds, pinks, purples and oranges that combine to grab your attention while being fun and lighthearted.

Be bold and adventurous using the Blur palette to create an exciting interior space. Try using these colour combinations in entry spaces, living areas or bedrooms for an on trend look that’s designed to energise.

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Image styled by Ella Leoncio featuring Dulux Pink Gin and Scandelicious.

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Image styled by Bree Leech featuring Dulux Pinnacles Desert with details in Dulux Queens Honour, Radiant Orange, Pink Gin, Baby Berries, Bright Delight and Glowing Coals.

Dulux Colour Forecast for 2013 :: Share

4 Jan

Continuing in Rock Ribbons special weekly event, the six colour forecasts from Dulux Colour for 2013. Dulux have broken up their trends into six different colour movements, Merge, Seek, Empower, Rise, Share and Blur.

We are in motion, movement is all around us – a blur of colour, a subtle shift of light, a merge of shadows. Movement is social change, the rise of a nation, the protest of people, the progress of the digital age. The Dulux Colour Forecast – Colour Movement, explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.

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Each trend has been inspired by different cultural and environmental factors and explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.

Todays movement is :: SHAREShare Oblong

With a new generation embracing digital technology, Share invokes the idea of a world drawn together, with people sharing and soaking up information daily via social media, stimulated and inspired constantly by technology.

Share provides a break from this stimulation with a monochromatic palette allowing digital pattern, positive and negative space, tonal shadows and texture to create the mood. Colours are inspired by natural stone and metals transformed with technology.

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Images styled by Bree Leech featuring Dulux colours Moxa, Vivid White and Design Stone in Charcoal Wash.

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Images styled by Bree Leech featuring Dulux colours Moxa, Klute, Clear Concrete, Grey Pebble, Mount Buller and Lexicon Quarter

Dulux Colour Forecast for 2013 :: Rise

4 Jan

As a special event each day this week, I’ll be sharing with you each of the six colour forecasts from Dulux Colour for 2013. Dulux have broken up their trends into six different colour movements, Merge, Seek, Empower, Rise, Share and Blur.

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Each trend has been inspired by different cultural and environmental factors and explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.

Todays movement is :: RISE

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Somewhat austere, the Japanese design aesthetic is calm, quiet, considered and above all functional – a design style that is fitting with today’s need for a cocooning, composed environment and a space for contemplation.

Sooth your senses with the almost ethereal soft shades of Rise, a palette of sophisticated pastels that allows otherwise bulky forms to appear light and even soft.

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Image styled by Bree Leech featuring Dulux colours Celery Satin, Clunies, Hog Bristle Half and Antique White U.S.A.

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Image styled by Mim Design featuring Dulux colours Winnow with details in Limited White, Focus Point and Equanimity.

Dulux Colour Forecast for 2013 :: Empower

2 Jan

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I’d like to share with you the Dulux Colour Forecast for 2013. Dulux have broken up their trends into six different colour movements. As a special event each day this week, I’ll be sharing each of the six movements with you.

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Each trend has been inspired by different cultural and environmental factors and explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.

Todays movement is :: EMPOWER

Empowered by communication literally at our fingertips, ‘people power’ is reinvented through digital connections and social media. Empower is a palette that captures this movement and its spirit with a range of blues inspiring optimism, openness and communication.

Layering Blues demonstrates the power of colour en masse while creating a vibrant refreshing space. Colour blocking is key to make a powerful on-trend statement in an entry, living area or bedroom.

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Image styled by Bree Leech featuring Dulux Liberty, Bahaman Bliss and Misty Blue.