douglas & hope

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douglas & hope was established in 1999

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Traditionally Anzac biscuits were baked by anxious wives and mothers during World War 1, packed in food parcels and sent to the Australian soldiers in the trenches.

Anzac biscuits

1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
125g butter
2 tbs golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbs water


preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
line 2 baking trays with baking paper
sift flour into large bowl
add coconut, oats and brown sugar

put the butter, goldensyrup and water in a small saucepan and stir until melted, stir in bicarb soda.

pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients until combined

roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on trays, flatten slightly

bake 10 minutes or until golden brown

eat immediately!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

milan 2012 lee broom

Lee Broom is showing his new cut crystal bulbs at the Milan furniture Fair this week, I love them, and also his neon chair......

Thursday, April 19, 2012

very very cool

CUBEBOT (2012), QM FOAM, 250 x 160 x 180 cm

if only I had a room big enough for this David Weeks Cubebot......

Monday, April 16, 2012

online store postage savings

6 months after starting my online store, I have built up a pretty good relationship down at my local post office.
I am now able to pass on to you some cheaper postage on all online sales, so please check out the douglas & hope store for these cheaper rates.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hotel Au vieux panier & Tilt

I know this has been blogged and re-blogged all over the place, but it is seriously very cool.....
Tilt, a french graffiti artist was asked to design a room for the Hotel Au vieux panier in Marseille.
have a look at the video
and the photos speak for themselves.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

huetten palast berlin

what to do with an old vacuum factory, turn it into a hotel filled with caravans.....
check out this incredible place here

the rock-zanzibar

just a little restaurant on a rock.....

chair love

I have a slight fascination/obsession with chairs, always have, this one is exquisite and I shudder at the thought of how much it costs.......
details here

Thursday, April 5, 2012

miranda skoczek at Iain Dawson

it is absolutely no surprise to anyone that I am a HUGE fan of Miranda Skoczek, the woman and her artwork, she is is awesome.
Have a look at her newest work in an exhibition on now at Iain Dawson Gallery in Sydney.
How can you choose just one?