MALACHI An Exhibition by Jai Vasicek
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We are super proud (and excited!) to announce we will be hosting MALACHI an exhibition by Jai Vasicek.
If you know anything about fenton&fenton you will know that we absolutely adore Jai and we couldn't be more thrilled to be hosting his second fenton&fenton exhibition.
MALACHI will be filled with inspiration from Jai's childhood & youth. Jai spent a lot of his childhood aboard his fathers boat, Malachi, the namesake of the exhibition. Sailing through tropic islands and travelling through colourful lands. His work in this exhibition has a very island and paradise feel which works as an extension from a few artworks he touched on in his last exhibition, Paradiso.
Expect bold colours, tropical motifs and ladies draped in vibrant textiles and jewellery - and that's just the artwork! In true Jai fashion, he has worked on a multitude of items for his artwork which include gorgeous bowls, fabulous cushions and even the jewellery as seen on the ladies in his artwork have been made into a reality.
We can't wait! If you would like to come along to the opening night, then please send us through your RSVP including the number of attendees to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you can make it & we look forward to sharing a glass of champagne with you on the night.
Watch Jai at work in the video below!
COMING SOON-OUR OUTDOOR OASIS!
Monday, September 29, 2014
As if the sunshine wasn't enough, there is now a whole lot more to look forward to this spring! We are feeling incredibly fortunate to be teaming up with some of our favourite designers to create a courtyard oasis packed to the brim with outdoor must-haves.
If you haven't heard of Tait, you can thank us later. Melbourne based, these guys know design and clever craftsmanship and not just that, they are also strong believers in sustainability and make sure this is incorporated in all of their designs. Big tick Tait. We will be stocking a bunch of Tait's clever and colourful outdoor furniture, with the option to customise your colours. Perfect for creating the ultimate outdoor summer space!
Basil Bangs will also be joining the gang, keeping things shady with their incredible premium umbrellas! They're also bringing love rugs and outdoor cushions to the party, all signature patterns made with only the best fabrications. Another brilliant Australian company we are thrilled to be working with.
Ok ok, time for the sneak peek.
Along with these exciting outdoor must-have's we'll also have a bunch of pretty special lighting and accessories.
Be sure to follow us on Instagram to find out when the doors will finally open to our lovely little courtyard!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Our latest range of School's A Gift cushions are now available, in all their velvet glory, exclusively online. There's so much to love about guilt free purchases, and with 100% of profits made on these cushions going toward building schools for underprivileged children in Ethiopia, we think that's a guilt free purchase you can feel really, really good about.
Put simply, School's A Gift is a not-for-profit organisation helping children access education-what is more important than that! With an aim of increasing enrolment and attendance in deprived areas and an emphasis on creating equal opportunities for boys and girls, we couldn't be more proud to be a part of this ongoing project.
These vibrant velvet cushions are feather filled and only available online.
to view the range!
Monday, September 22, 2014
We're so glad the Design Twins got together and started brewing up concrete creations in their kitchen because we can't get enough of these clever planters, bowls and cups!
What started as two creatives from Byron Bay and Tamworth playing with paint, plants and concrete has transformed into a wonderfully fun business with everything handmade with love out of their beachside Sydney workshop.
Don't go changin' Design Twins!
View the full range in-store now and get ready for some extra special pots encrusted with crystals!
A Fenton & Fenton Workshop with Julia Green - Part 2!
Friday, September 19, 2014
We love our workshops with Julia Green, not just because we get to drink our favourite Methode Traditionelle from Terindah Estate and talk about our favourite colours but also because it gives us a chance to help inspire like minded people, who like us love styling and interiors!
Last night's round two of our part two workshop covered all the important stuff including bedrooms, bathrooms and shelving and was a wonderful night that even got us inspired to switch things up!
Big thank you to Julia and her team and also as always to our lovely event wine partners Terindah Estate.
Look forward to more workshops soon!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
If the arrival of sunshine has you busting to convert to colour, we have a feeling our new range of powder coated trays, wire sculptures and ceramic coasters will have you in a spring spin.
Above: Bold and Pastel trays available in extra small, small, medium and large. Wire Balls also available in small, medium and large and cute ceramic coasters available in blue, orange, grey and green.
Below: Wire spindle cactus's available in dark green, bright green and mint.
We think these guys will make fantastic jewellery hangers!
Our new range is currently only available in-store.
Monday, September 15, 2014
You know you're onto a good thing when art works sell before they've been hung. This has been the case for Laelie Berzon, her first two pieces for fenton&fenton already have new homes but don't fret we are expecting more from this clever and colourful lady very soon.
Laelie Berzon is a visual artist living in Melbourne. Her work, like many artists, is a mash up of emotions, experiences and reflections. We just love her use of vivid colour and exaggerated texture. Created using oil, acrylic and soft pastel on canvas, these pieces really are even more mesmerising in the flesh!
Feel free to call us on (03) 9533 2323 with any questions or to be put on Laelie Berzon's wishlist.
A Fenton and Fenton Workshop With Julia Green-Part Two
Friday, September 12, 2014
Our favourite stylist and speaker of all things gorgeous for the home is back for part two of our styling workshop series. Here's the deal, Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors will fill your mind with inspiration and we'll fill your glass with champagne! Along with learning Julia's basic 'how to's' it's also a wonderful chance to pick up some priceless tricks of the trade plus ask Julia styling questions one on one.
Content for part two will include bedrooms (both adult and kids), vignettes and shelving, bathrooms and much more. There are limited spaces left so be quick! For more information and to purchase tickets click here or feel free to give us a call on 9533 2323.
And in case you need another reason to join us, we will be offering 15% off storewide on the evening (excluding artwork) plus a sneaky giveaway!
See you there!
One Fiddle Leaf, Three Ways.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Bringing the outside in, we're all for it! There's plenty of way's to display your foliage inside, here we have one fiddle leaf fig, three ways.
Our felt baskets
are a beautiful way of displaying greenery!
P.S Also a very handy storage solution.
You can't go wrong with a Pop&Scott Pot
. He can be moved outside for summer and indoors for winter, too perfect. Give us a call to go on our current pot waiting list (they are super popular!)
The easiest way to cover the pot he comes in and add cuteness and colour. We love our canvas bags. Available in small, medium and large. In-store only.
One fiddle leaf, three ways!
Monday, August 11, 2014
It's no secret that here at f&f we believe the rug, or the Dhurrie if you want to impress, to be the heart of any room. It creates comfort under foot, adds texture AND colour and also has the ability to shape or segregate a space. We're not into rules but if you're looking for our top tips when choosing a rug, here they are!
For a living room, typically the 'rule' is that your rug should extend underneath the furniture. To break-it-down, the bigger the better! Having your furniture sitting either half or all the way on your rug will not only give the illusion of space but will also frame the space, creating an 'area'. Too small and you will visually shrink the room.
Having a rug under your dining table is a great way of lifting (or covering!) harsh surfaces as well as adding a form of art, and the #1 for dining table rugs is that the rug should extend past the dining chairs when they are pulled out. This generally means a further 70cm around the edge of the table. There is nothing worse than chairs becoming hooked on the edge of your rug! Our Dhurrie rugs make fantastic under table rugs as they can be completely wet washed at a professional rug cleaners, so you can stress less about that glass of red that flew out of your hand! They are also double sided, meaning double the wear!
Onto the bedroom, where our top tip is that you don’t necessarily have to have the bedsides on the rug. The rug can go up to the bedsides, under the bedsides or even towards the end of the bed. However, the rug should extend far enough from the sides of the bed that you have room to enjoy it and walk on it. Also, a round rug in a nursery or kid's room can be a bit softer and a great way to play with shapes.
We hope you've enjoyed our rug run down! Feel free to pop into store and see us in the rug shop or you can play on our online rug builder here.