Month: July 2014

Making candles at Who'd Have Thought

Project | Candle Making

Today on the blog, I thought I’d let you in on a project we’ve been brewing at Who’d Have Thought. As we love vintage glassware and candles, we thought why not combine the two to create unique candles! The best thing about this is that each glass vessel can be either refilled once the candle has had its day or cleaned up to be used for another purpose. This is upcycling at its best. So, loving nothing more than the chance to get creative, we set about gathering together suitable glass receptacles and purchasing the necessary equipment: soy wax, wicks, candy thermometer, pouring jug. We watched a couple of online tutorials, read a few articles on candle making and away we went. First up, we fixed the wicks to the bottom of the vessels using a hot glue gun. We found it easier to do this first than put the wick in after the wax has been poured. Then we prepared the wax for melting: fill a large pot about halfway up with water, place two spoons at the …

Interview: Aimee Davis | Coco + Dama

If you’re a plant, you’ll be pleased flora fashion from the 70s is making a comeback! Hanging plants and succulents are sprouting up everywhere and I kind of like them. Cue today’s interview with a girl who, spurred on by a love of plants and the desire to start her own business, has found her own niche: handmade string and moss and coconut shell hanging plants, terrariums and plant pouches.  Come and meet young Brisbane-based entrepreneur Aimee Davis and learn about her fledgling business Coco + Dama. Please introduce yourself … Well, I’m from a family of green thumbs and my mum is a little bit of a plant addict and a keen renovator so she has rubbed a lot of that onto me. I originally wanted to be an arts teacher when I finished high school but somehow ended up finishing my arts degree and working in property. Being surrounded by different types of property really inspired me and I began studying a diploma in interior design and decoration through CATC Design School. I found …

Interview: Tina van den Broek | The Food Artist

I think I might have to put up two warnings here in advance of reading about today’s interviewee, artist Tina van den Broek. The first is: there is a high chance you will get hungry while reading this and second, you may also get pangs of jealousy at how Tina has been able to incorporate two of her favourite loves (food and art) into pretty much everything she has done. It’s even taken her to a catering a job at a chateau in the south of France. Although her various jobs have been diverse, food and art have been a common link and the skills she’s learned along the way have helped to shape her current venture and enabled her to go out on her own. Hence, The Food Artist was born, where she creates tasty food related illustrations for businesses, products and services wanting to spice things up a bit. She delightfully calls it ‘food communication’. Tell us about yourself and how have you ended up where you are today? When I was a child I remember thinking I wanted …