Friday, January 27, 2012


Returning today from our final summer break away............

has me thinking about holiday homes, if only we could all agree on where it should be, wouldn't this be divine! Oh and if we didn't have children's sport for 10 months of the year it would be even better!!!  Hope you have had a lovely summer break away somewhere divine!

Monday, January 23, 2012

old chairs

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For years I have been a collector of old chairs, most likely stemming from the necessity to find cheap furniture to furnish our uni house which I shared with a couple of girlfriends many years ago!!! 
If you like an interesting mix of old and new furniture, an old chair is a great place to start.  Washed, scrubbed, sanded, painted, slipcovered, reupholstered, or just dressed up with cushions and throws, old chairs have heaps of character and it's easier on the environment to reuse something rather than buy new! 
One of the advantages (or disadvantages) of living in an old farm house is that there are lots of outbuildings in which to store things.  On my to do list this year is to find all the chairs currently hiding in our sheds and bring them back to the land of the living!  I'll let you know what I find!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

@ ecoco today

Just sharing a few images from ecoco today.  
It was great to have some feedback from a customer today about our blog.
Thank You!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A place to rest...

 via french essence

I've been staring at this photo for ages wondering what I would say about it.  I'm not really sure why it appeals, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I always seem to do my blog posts at around 11pm!  Or maybe it's the calming neutral colour palette or the textures.  Not overdone, not underdone, it has just enough going on for a place to rest! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

See the light

One thing I am always on the lookout for, interesting and unusual light fittings and lamps.  Grouped here is a selection of our lamps, pendants and candles.   Some of the more unusual materials used are recycled glass,  fibres from banana plants and upcycled plastic milk containers.
A post on lighting wouldn't be complete without mentioning Tasmania's very own Designer creating beautiful lighting...Grandeliers by Who Did That.   This is one of my photos but if you pop over to Who Did That you will see all of the gorgeous Loz's creations and learn more about her lovely eco-friendly, super stylish designs.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello Everyone,
Apologies for the silence lately, the festive season hit us at ecoco with a fury, it was slightly overwhelming but we had a ball, and to add to the excitement of the season we also turned one on the 21st of December!!!   Now fully recovered after some R & R at the beautiful Bay of Fires, we are back with lots of new and exciting ideas for 2012....stay tuned!

We would like to thank our lovely customers and blog or facebook followers for their support in 2011, and also welcome new faces and say farewell to friends of ecoco who have moved interstate.  Which leads me to how you can keep informed with what's happening at ecoco in 2012 ..... our website, will be updated this year, our facebook page and of course here on our blog where we usually do at least one post a week about the store.

If you have had a peek at our window lately you would have seen the amazing Bamileke feather head piece, similar to the one in the  room below, which is in the home of artist and designer, Maria Villa and featured on  This is a simply stunning combination of colours and textures.  What do you think?

photo by Ross Coffey