Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIN WIN WIN



Can you believe it? Milo and Mitzy has reached 5000 likes on Facebook. Who would have thought that people would want to read and see the gibberish that I post?

Because of this, as thanks to you guys, I thought that a MASSIVE give away was in order. (Comp open to NZ residents only sorry)

I managed to get some of my favorite businesses on board. The HUGEST thanks goes out to the above businesses. See our Facebook page for more details.

ONE lucky person will receive ALL of the above. A duffel bag from George & Willy, a grey storage sack from The Foxes Den, a night sky pillow from Henry and Co, a grey leather clutch from Paper Plane, Fine Little Day drop cushion from Perch Home, Nynne Rosenvinge A3 Print from Mint Six, Bondi Towel from Ottoloom, white servery industrial light from Ico Traders, navy woolen blanket from Forestry Home, By Nord tea towel from Surrey Park, Hoo Me print from A Bird in a Bunny Suit, and a raw concrete diamond from SE3. PHEW!!! Thank you Thank you!!!!

To enter simply click on this link! So easy. Tell your friends! GOOD LUCK. Winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
http://goo.gl/7eFNb6

Or head over to Milo and Mitzys Facebook Page to find out more.

Amy x

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cafe Style

I would probably consider myself a bit of a foodie. Okay so I still have my fair share of disasters in the kitchen but preparing food is very much my happy place. Dining out and about is also my happy place. I could sit in a cafe all day long actually. I appreciate the food as well as the interior.


Todays cafes have very much upped the anti when it comes to their interior styling. I believe customers appreciate this and a cafe is just as much about the atmosphere you are sitting in as it is about eating great food and drinking rad coffee.




Achieve a similar look in your own kitchen using industrial style lightshades, vintage crates, wooden boxes and anything marbel.



Such a huge huge fan of this all. Marbel, black boards, industrial lights, wine, gourmet food, galvanised shelving, wooden storage boxes. Ahhh the list goes on. Perfection. 

Amy x

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Home Tour - Daniella Witte

Happy Monday folks. Today on the blog I am sharing with you the beautiful home of talented interior designer and photographer Daniella Witte. Simple, easy neutral goodness.







All images by Daniella Witte
Obsessed with it all. Love the kitchen. A fabulous mix of country and industrial style. Swooning over those open metal shelves and how awesome is Daniella's office space? Love the chair and that rug and isnt amazing how much indoor effect indoor plants have on a space? One very talented lady that is for sure.

Amy x

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

House Tour - Moden Living

Call me a sheep, but as interior styles change my style seems to have changed also. Dont get me wrong, I still have a distinct style that is very much my own. I still love old mixed with new, a bit of industrial thrown in, lots of black and white and mixing patterns up never go astray either. Its fair to say, that I have never been your modern, new build house kind of gal... but, as I look at so many amazing interior images daily my views have changed on this perspective. I am very much loving modern contemporary design at the moment. I am loving marble, digging concrete surfaces and crushing all over modern lighting fixtures.



Here, what gets me are the clean sleek surfaces mixed with modern contemporary furniture. The teal coloured legs on this dining table really float my boat and the mix of wood, steel and glass just fits so well throughout this room.


That Great Dane Chair is to die for and day beds are a clever way of mixing it up rather than always using a sofa in your living room.



A fantastic choice of art used throughout this home which sets the tone and adds interest to this monochromatic house. Lastly, I am a big fan of the bathroom vanity. Again, fantastic and interesting choice of furniture.

Images via La Maison d'Anna G with thanks via Oscar Properties.

Amy x

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Every Day Needs wish list

Every Day Needs. An absolute stunner of a shop. See my current wish list below (was hard to choose)and have a swell day whatever you may be doing and where ever you are.


More on the blog later with a house tour and a shopkeeper interview later in the week.

Amy x

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Nodi Rugs

Recently, I was introduced to New Zealands Nodi Rugs. These exquisite handmade rugs with a difference have combined the design influences from Italy with the handmade, traditional weaving techniques of India. Olivia Smith is the brains and creative driving force behind these striking unique pieces. Olivia spent 6 months living in India researching dying and weaving techniques to prefect her designs.


Above includes Olivia during her time spent in India where she was hands on in the whole making process. Visiting various factories allowed her to research the best possible techniques and materials.


Visit Olivia here to check out more amazing Nodi Rug goodness. A rug is the prefect way to update any space in your home.

Amy x

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wish List - The Family Design Store

It is no secret that I am a massive fan of online shopping. My new mail man must have a heart attack delivering all my goods. It is also no secret that I am a huge supporter of New Zealands The Family Design Store. Below are just some of the things on my current wish list. I am especially loving the new ACME cup and saucer. Perfect for your morning coffee.



Over the next wee while I will be bringing you mood boards similar to above showcasing some of my favorite stores and the goodies on offer. Keep your eyes peeled and for now pop over and visit Chelsea at The Family Design Store.

Amy x

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shop Keeper Interview - Scott of Pop Motif

An exciting shopkeeper interview for you this morning. I am thrilled to introduce you to Scott the mastermind behind Pop Motif, the store bringing you the latest and raddest vintage, pop and urban prints. Thanks so much Scott.

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What do you do for a living?

Pop Motif is pretty much a full time role for me these days. Before starting Pop Motif I worked as a professional bass player and spent many years touring, gigging and recording with various bands. The arrival of my daughter demanded a change of lifestyle, however I am still passionate about music and do some private tuition on the side to keep that side of me engaged. The two roles complement each other nicely.  

How does a normal day fold out for you?

I usually begin the day by going to the gym which is a necessity for keeping me sane!
I then start processing orders, talking to suppliers and customers, researching new artists, doing the social media thing and generally trying to deal with the challenges of running a growing business.

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Who inspires you?

My partner tells me that I have an unhealthy obsession with Roger Federer, which I wont deny. I am generally inspired by those who have chosen the road less traveled. At the moment I am really inspired by New Zealander's who have grown successful businesses from scratch. People like Phoebe Hayman from Seedling spring to mind.

What websites/blogs could we find you reading?

Milo & Mitzy of course as well as The Design Chaser, RE:ADDRESS and Cush & Nooks - I like NZ made. I also love Pinterest. It's my main avenue for discovering new artists and trends.

What is your interior style?

It used to be Scandinavian influenced design offset by bold, colourful vintage pieces - usually large format vintage posters.  Now my home is modelled on what I like to call 'toddler chic'. Toys, more toys and general chaos reign supreme.

What is your fashion style?

Lots of black.

From your store, what is on your wishlist to buy right now.

Playtype Posters and Ylva Skarp Prints from our Scandinavian collection. Stunning!

From anywhere, what is on your wish list to buy right now?

I need a new rug for my office. The Cotton Striped Floor Rug in Black & Milk from LET LIV would do just nicely.

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What is your favorite holiday destination and why?

Hahei in the Coromandel. I feel rejuvenated everytime I come away from there. Such a special place. It makes me realize how lucky we are to live in New Zealand.

What is your favorite meal to cook or have cooked for you?

I must confess my culinary skills are average at best. Luckily my partner Jane is pretty handy in that area. She makes an amazing lemon & prawn risotto Yum!

Any 5 year plans you would like to share with us?

I don't like planning that far ahead. In the short term we are working toward opening a pop up store in the near future to showcase all the amazing art prints we stock.

Thanks so much for your time Scott.

Amy x

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kitchen Envy

Happy Monday morning to you. I trust this finds you all well. I have a few shop keeper interviews to get posted in the next week or 2 and will be sharing of course more house tours and blogger shares posts along the way. 

So I am absolutely thrilled to be included in Stylizimos blog directory along side of some of the greatest names in the blogging world. Whilst checking out Stylizimo as I often do because creator Nina is such an inspiration, I cam across this kitchen. I posted one image on Facebook this morning but here is the rest of it.



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If you've been following Milo and Mitzy for a while now, (It all began in 2011, my first follower was Vic of Cush and Nooks!) you will know that I am a mad keen cook. Try to be anyway. It is sort of my happy place. My down time if you know what I mean. If I am exercising, the thing that gets me through is thinking about new things to cook! Bad isnt it?  Having two young babes means I dont get into the kitchen as often as I would like but that will change as time goes on. For now I can only dream of cooking in a kitchen like this some day!

Amy x

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Favorite pinners of the now

Soooo a little something different today. I love Pinterest, I really do but gaaahhh there are just so many social media options available these days that its hard to keep up with them all. When I do find the time to pin, I often find myself pinning from the same people. So, today I am going to share with you images from 2 current favorite pinners.

First up Sophi Deinum. Sophi is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam who pins gorgeous images of crisp, clean, white and light interiors.



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The second of my current favorite pinners is the lovely Rachael from New Zealands Made from Scratch. Anything stylish and desirable on Pinterest and Rachael is sure to be pinning it. Everything from fashion to food to interior images that will make you swoon and not to mention green with envy.





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Do you have a favorite pinner or do you think I should check out your Pinterest page. Drop me a line with the details. I would love to have a look.

Amy x

Monday, March 24, 2014

House Tour

Ahh its that time again. Time to make you all drool with another incredible house tour. This family friendly house is situated in Amsterdam and can actually be rented out should you ever visit that part of the world.


How rad would a swing be in your home, although as a parent I am not sure that I would love it! Visit Jamie Kay to pick up Gran Cushions to replicate this look as seen above. Visit The Ivy House to find similar rugs to the one seen here in this living room. Visit Freedom Furniture to pick up an awesome industrial floor lamp. I will be soon that is for sure!



Pot up your favorite herbs and sit them somewhere handy to your cooking spot. This way they are always on hand and nothing beats fresh herbs. Check out Father Rabbit for a selection of gorgeous chopping boards.




Visit Zuca to pick up a replica Eames rocking chair. Contact Lauren at Needle and I to see her range of very cool Cloud cushions.


Check out Jamie Kay to pick up awesome Bloomingville lights similar to the one above this bed. Love the subtle touches of blue going on throughout this bedroom.


We are having the issue at the moment of what sort of desk to buy for our office. Actually after seeing images like this, I am wondering if wooden shelving attached to the wall would be just a cool?

Photography by Souraya Hassan of Binti Home with thanks!
Amazing amazing playroom. Check out So Vintage for storage boxes like above and Paper Plane Store for black and white striped cushions. Check out Tea Pea to pick up your washi tape, get your DIY on and create an indoor hopscotch for the kids. (Or adults) And lastly see Mocka for similar wooden highchairs.

Phew, what a fun house!

Amy x

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tassel

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post an image last night from an exciting new fair trade homeware brand, Tassel. 


Tassel pride themselves on ethically made quality products. Each and every single piece is made using the finest organic Javanese cotton. Tassel founder Claire Piper aims to build a brand for people who value design and conscious living. 


Living between Bali and New Zealand gives Claire the opportunity to work closely along side of those working behind the scenes. Claire assures her customers the highest quality whilst being economically and financially conscious. 

It worries my bank account but I actually want the blue and white stripe, the sea green stripe and the natural. Can I do that? 

Visit Tassel here.

Amy x