Gifts and homewares for all things bright and beautiful 

We have stocked up for Christmas gifts and have many unusual and specials gifts for you to share and enjoy with your family and friends.

Its that time of year, its gone so fast and here we are nearing another ending and a fresh beginning.

As many of you will know we are the victorian agent for the gorgeous Italian glassware Mario Luca Guisti. You can choose or order from the complete range at StellaJaneinteriors

http://stellajaneinteriors.com.au/product/champagne-flute-royal-blue/ 

We also have gift vouchers available online and instore.

 

Thank you!

We are grateful for your smiles and compliments and supporting our little dream in South Yarra.

Jane and Jane

StellaJane Interiors. www.stellajaneinteriors.com.au

Christmas Trading hours

Our extended trading hours now include Thursdays until 8.00pm and Sundays 11.00 until 4.00pm.

 

We love giftwrapping and have a delivery service for the larger items.

Our little elves will giftwrap your online purchases just request it in the notes section and it will be done!

Check out our Libby Watkins beautifully worked cushions.  These cushion designs are fron Libby’s original paintings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time for a sale on clocks

Our First Sale

Wall clock, kitchen clock, flock with numbers, classic clock, wedding present, engagment presents, house warming gift

Florrie Wall Clock

We are getting ready for the new stock arriving- and spring cleaning the shop!

We have 20% off many of our beautiful wall clocks from today until August 31st.

 

A Brief History of Clocks.

There is no one single person who “invented” the clock. It has had many different incarnations. The Sundial, method of using the sun to tell the time was one of the oldest forms of clock, appearing  3,500 BC. The Egyptions invented the water clock around 1400 BC. Then there was a sand clock- an hourglass.  Peter Henlein, invented the Spring powered clock in 1510 and  Galileo invented pendulum clock in 1581 . John Harrison, a carpenter built a sea clock called the Chronometer.

The world’s oldest working clock was built in 1386 and is still ticking away at Salisbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom.  It strikes the hour on a bell.

Scientists discovered quartz crystals kept more accurate time than pendulum style clocks in the 20’s
Then came atomic clocks built with such accuracy that they are out by one second every 300 million years.

Now days the International Atomic Time is kept by 300 atomic clocks around the world. This records earth’s time within microseconds of solar time.

Interestingly because the rotation of earth is slightly irregular and slowing down gradually,  a leap second has to be added occasionally. This gives us the world standard time known as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

 

Wall clock, kitchen clock, flock with numbers, classic clock, wedding present, house warming gift

London Clock company, White Square Wall Mantel Clock

Clocks, Wall clocks, wedding gifts, engagement gifts

London Clock Company, Wall Clock

 

 

Jane’s in the Jungle

BorobudurHere we are in Jepara on the north coast of JAVA. We made the most of the 5 hour journey  stopping on the way at  the world’s biggest Buddhist monument,  Borobudur temple, considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. The temple is  majestic, seated on a hilltop surrounded by lush green fields and distant mountains. Built in the 9th century, it’s huge  measuring 123 x 123 meters and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.

We were told by the hotel concierge to touch the buddahs hand and make a wish- not so easy… there are 504 buddah statues- one only, left with hands! The buddhas are housed in are in little stupas. The only way to touch the hand- would be to have an extra extra long arm and climb ontop of the stupa and there were some very nice security guards watching…

We did consider this, but were grateful just to be in this amazing place.IMG_4697

“The architecture and stonework is outstanding , built without using any kind of cement or mortar! The structure is like a set of massive interlocking Lego blocks held together without any glue.”

The temple was rediscovered in 1815, buried under volcanic ash. In the 1970’s the Indonesian Government and UNESCO worked together to restore Borobudur. The restoration took eight years to complete and today Borobudur is one of Indonesia and the world’s most valuable treasures.

You can find our more here http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/592

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Back to work! We are here to check on the progress of our furniture in development.

Check out our first movie “The FLOW CHAIR” on Instagram

It’s exciting to finally see our visons being realised in such a professional way. It’s a long process from concept to delivery with a big dose of  FAITH.  We couldn’t be more happy! We have met some wonderful partners and our  furniture range is coming together piece by piece.  We have also found some very unique products that we cant wait to share with you. It’s getting closer and we will keep you updated.

 

Our subscribers will be the first to know. We have a competition on which finishes August 31. Be in it to be in the draw to WIN WONDERFUL.

 

 

 

 

 

scandinavian mirror, wood mirror, round mirror

Champagne, pearls and the girls.

My business partner Jane and I (also known as the two Janes) were fortunate to be invited to the winter celebration of the Paspaley Pearl harvest. Read more

Statement Wall Piece, Contemporary Wall Art

It’s a wonderful life…

individual style, choosing your own pieces, your taste

‘It’s a wonderful life ‘ conjures up so many feelings of joy, happiness, pride and love. All of the light, balanced with the texture and the richness that becomes and is a wonderful life.

 

Mostly we know what we like and what we are attracted to and what works for us in our daily lives. Expressing ourselves in our homes and living spaces, is a way of having a little bit of wonderful in our lives everyday.

Things are not just things.

They become evocations of feelings, powerful visual images, design pieces that bring a sense of beauty and purpose as well as admiration and gratitude at every gaze.

I live in a small 1930’s art deco apartment.  Each of my things are featured against a painted antique white wall. On one wall to right of the fireplace is a huge piece of wall-art- a statement piece.

paintings, wall art, canvas

Wall art

Each time I come into the room, I look at it and bask in the textured azure blues, my favourite colours! I smile at the white seagulls rising up and caw caw cawing, in the wind.

I love this painting, it expresses so much about what I love, the wildness of nature, freedom, blue skies and beaches- it brings back memories of magic times.

This large canvas is the WOW factor in my living space. It is a statement of my wonderful life. I like it! And that’s the important thing.

It gives me pleasure every time I see it.

When we are brave and choose what we  love because we love it- our individual style will shine through. Expressing our special something- through thoughtful choices in our own interiors, expresses who we are; confident, comfortable and happy in our own wonderful lives.

There is a magnificent huge white-washed wooden bowl at www.stellajaneinteriors.com.au. It’s substantial. A heavy, solid piece to keep forever.  Imagine filling this bowl with shiny fresh seasonal fruit for your family and friends. It’s a bountiful bowl to share your abundance. A beautiful bowl to create memories from.

Express your own wonderful life in the things that you surround yourself with. Put away the ordinary and celebrate your unique style with the extraordinary.

Large Fruit Bowl, centrepiece, house-warming present, engagement present

Large White Wash Wooden Teak Bowl