August 16, 2012
Fox and Beau makes the cutest stationary and homewares your eyes would ever see. Everything is handmade and beautifully designed and each piece has its own personality.
Amy and Katie are the creators behind the brand. We were first introduced while setting up our stall at the Favourite Things Markets in Bondi. We got talking (as you do, when you’re neighbours for the day) about how they came about and what inspires them the most. They are just the sweetest and you could really tell that they love what they do. We shared the same level of passion and drive – working late nights, weekends and any spare minute that you have, just to make your dreams become reality. So we thought we’d share their story…
Tell us how it all started…
We both went to high school together, and then met up a few years ago and realised that we shared the same passion for design, craft, interiors and paper. We just meshed so well and decided to launch Fox and Beau. It is our sanctuary, our home away from home. A place where we can get lost and share everything that just means the world to us, next to our cats! We are so proud of how far we have come in such a short space of time. We are proud of the products we make as they are all designed by us, printed in Australia and eco-friendly too!
Where do you get your inspiration from? Any artists or creatives that you follow for inspiration?
We LOVE colour! It is the simplest way to express our work, so we thrive off others that infuse this aspect into their projects as well. There are so many to choose! A few favourites that we admire is Donna Wilson, her colours designs and fabric ooze energy and life! Beci Orpin is another artist that just creates beautiful artwork and projects by using geometrics and fluros.
What are the plans for f&b? Anything new coming up?
Absolutely! We are constantly adding to our stationery store! We are currently working on our Christmas Card range (in-store in October) They are oh so cute!
We are also expanding our design service, and working on creating a delightful wedding invitation range. We are both married, but see the importance of beautiful wedding stationery. This is an up and coming project so watch this space!
Where do you sell your product?
We have a lovely shop that we launched last year, shop.foxandbeau.com.au and also at occasional market stalls in Sydney. We will keep you posted on our next stalls on facebook.com/foxandbeau or twitter.com/foxandbeau
July 4, 2012
Favourite Things - Vintage & Handmade Markets celebrated their grand opening at Beach Road Hotel last Saturday. There was a selection of homemade and vintage treasures to fill your wardrobes, delicious food and funky beats to help erase your Winter blues. Here are just a few photos we snapped on the day…
We’ll be down there again this Saturday to enjoy a few refreshments, meet the locals and make new friends. We also have new additions to our Pre-Loved Collection, so keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek tomorrow!
Stall Holders: Mitty Malou, Sillier Than Sally, Vintage Lola, Fox and Beau, Eat Art Truck, Coco’s Buds, Vonnie’s Vintage, Barrett Soy Candles, rain&hale
Favourite Things Vintage & Handmade Markets
Every Saturday 10 am – 4pm
Beach Road Hotel – Upstairs on Level 1
71 Beach Rd (corner Glenayr Ave), Bondi Beach
June 29, 2012
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Happy weekend everyone!!
June 27, 2012
Want something more than a heater to give you the warm and fuzzies this Winter? Get your bee-hinds into action and mosey on down to the Winters Warmers Mini Festival Charity Event at ye ol’ Beach Rd Hotel (Bondi) this Saturday 30th July. Event proceeds go towards supporting Youth off the Streets & Open Family Australia. So, this means shopping and drinking will be all for a good cause, like you needed an excuse?!
This will be an all day affair that will continue well into the night and, most likely lead to a few sore heads on Sunday morning. WWMF Kicks off bright and early, by Bondi standards, at 10am with the ‘Favourite things’ Vintage and handmade markets where our very own Rain & Hale will be making an appearance.. Cider induced, of course. Be sure not to discount night time festivities even if your feet a sore from a the day time shenanigans. Fundraiser raffle, blingo, dance competition, live graffiti, photography auction and night food markets are all on the cards for after dark. Moonlight festivities will set sail at 6pm with a stella line up that includes: Belles Will Ring, The Walking Who, Iluka, Major Tom & the Atoms, The Dusty Duets & Manchoir plus Northern Soul/Mod/Ska/Motown Djs Frenzie, Rob Goodburn, Sara DJ & Graham M. Don’t forget to clean out your closet and bring down your pre-loved pieces for donation, this is a chance to rub shoulders with Bondi coolio’s listen to some sweet tunes AND give back the community.
For your donations new home:
‘Knits & Pieces Drop Box’ at the Beach Road Hotel in the Foyer under the stairs from Thurs 14 June – Sun 1 July. A collection for homeless youths. Accepting: Jackets, Coats, Blankets, Beanies, Scarves, Toiletries, Nappies, Nail Polish, Make Up, New Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Written by Jessica Reeve: Co-founder of creative group The Awkward Collective
February 23, 2012
Bondi’s trendiest new warehouse eatery
Situated on Hall St, right in the heart of Eastern suburbs comes the latest and greatest coolio hang out Bondi Hardware. Located at what was once the local DIY store warehouse, Bondi’s newest on trend restaurant and bar has stayed true to its original legacy by decking out its dwellings in old school cool raw industrial materials. Rustic tools adorn the walls, weathered workbench style furnishings fill the floor and service with a smile seems to be complimented nicely with a cosy ambiance that makes you feel like you’re at home. Well, a home that has been interior decorated by a hipster tradie.
Since opening the doors in early December 2011, Bondi Hardware has been one of the busiest joints on the Eastern side of town and with the deliciousness prevalent across all menu’s; breakfast, lunch and most importantly a wine infused dinner it’s not hard to see why. Culinary stand outs include the baked Moroccan eggs with eggplant cous cous and minted yoghurt, the death by cheesy goodness pan-fried prosciutto wrapped bocconcini with tomato and lemon and last but not least the slow roasted spiced lamb shoulder salad. All meals are well priced and more importantly well portioned; it is nice to finally see a trendy eatery doing decent sizes that leave you in a happy place of sweet satisfaction. Don’t forget to cap your delectable taste bud experience off with one of the cleverly named cocktails. Highly recommend is the loco coco, served in a whole coconut and worth every dollar of its novelty value.
Where: 39 Hall Street Bondi Beach
Hours: Mon – Wed Midday-10pm Thurs – Fri Midday to Midnight Saturday 9am to Midnight Sunday 9am – 10pm
Phone: (02) 93657176
Details: http://bondi-hardware.com.au/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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February 11, 2012
The smooth crooner himself. In the building. Tomorrow eve. Hells yeah.
February 12, 2011
All our secret salsa classes are about to pay off, because tomorrow from 1pm Bondi Pavilion are hosting a celebration of all things Latino. And it’s the perfect place to swing your hips.
The music line up is a festive mix of funky guests from in and around Oz to keep us dancing all night, as well as some banging house and salsa tunes to keep the vibe going in between sets.
Now if your skills arn’t as finely tuned as ours, don’t dance around your bedroom with your teddy bear wishing you could go, there are dance workshops held all day so you can join in and dance with real people, maybe even a sexy Latino. Plus dancing on your own is just sad.
Tickets are only $20 available at moshtix or, if you decide at the last minute you have had enough booze to get your freaky latin dance on, you can buy them at the door.