Thursday, 23 April 2015

Special Offer // Tales At Sea prints available for special prices over on

We have a wonderful offer available now over at OnceIt featuring some of our most popular prints..

Get amongst!


3..2..1!Head on over to Onceit now to grab yourself some Tales At Sea prints at super duper great prices that won't...
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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Please & Thanks // Autumn Copper Trend Picks

1. Copper Metal Baskets from SE3
2. Karlsson wall clock - Copper Edge White from Collected
3. Me+You copper foil limited edition print - Tales At Sea
4. Less than 3 whit/copper table - Let Liv

I have loved copper for a long time now. My parents often and still have copper accents in there home since I've been alive and so I've seen firsthand how timeless the finish is and how easy it can blend into your current home set up. Minimal effort, timeless look.

You'll notice that with the Tales At Sea typography collection I focus on copper foil as I feel it stands the test of time and blends so well with other artwork and monochrome themed interiors. If you feel like you want some copper in your home then the above pieces will be perfect to give your home an updated and sophisticated feel.


Monday, 9 March 2015

We Love // Martina Organics Skincare Review + Instagram Competition

Photo Credit above image: Let Liv

Martina Organics. A name you'll be sure to be hearing more of and an all round up and coming kiwi superstar in organic skincare.

Marta Camara is the brains behind this venture and her passion and creativity is evident in all of her products from their unique boxy earthy design to their delicious organic scents. I was lucky enough to try out her range and review some of her delicious products.

Oil Cleanser

This was the first product I tried and it smells amazing. The manuka,jasmine and camellia are so fragrant and if you're worried about rubbing oil on your face, it's impressively delicate and light and with a small application in circular motions on your face and a warm face wash afterwards, your skin feels so soft and dewy.


The toner is perfect after you've cleansed. It's a soothing blend of antioxidant rich rosewater, anti-bacterial manuka, witch hazel to remove excess oil and sebum, reduce blemishes and tighten pores, and jasmine to reduce redness.Sounds good to me! And again, it smells so so good! I might need to persuade Marta to start a fragrance line at this rate so I can have these smells all year round...

Oil Moisturiser

A blend of beautiful organic oils such as argan, evening primrose, avocado oil and macadamia to name a few make up this beautiful Oil Moisturiser. Best used after toning to complete the 3 step process. I found that after applying a small amount of this oil on my face and neck it had really smoothed and toned my skin and in combination with the toner and cleanser left it feeling dewy with a really fresh glow.

Something I really enjoyed about this range is that it showed me how important it is to care for our skin on a daily basis and to think about the products and chemicals we are putting on our skin. I used to use makeup wipes on a daily basis but after trying these products I will try my best to avoid all those nasty chemicals and instead take advantage of this beautiful organic skincare range that is Martina Organics. Also, the packaging is so darn cool with its unique boxy glass shape and wooden bottle tops.You can re-use the bottles for anything you like aftwards by peeling off the label! I'm thinking of re purposing mine with a bit of gypsophila.

Here's your chance to WIN a Martina Organics Travel set + 2 x A4 Tales At Sea prints!
Head on over to my Instagram account and check out how to enter to win. Competition closes Friday 20th March at midnight NZT.

Good luck!!

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

We Love // Nordic Chill




Introducing to you the wonderful Nordic Chill!

Nordic Chill are a Christchurch based family run business passionate about everything Scandinavian - light,bright,bold and the innovative. Their aim is to bring the Scandinavian style into kiwis homes.

I stumbled across Nordic Chill when I was trying to find a stockist in New Zealand who sold the iconic Ikea black & white monochrome pillows and to my luck Nordic Chill stocked them for a very affordable price. In the last 3 images above you can see how I've styled my pink mohair bloomingville pillow, monochrome ikea pillows and black & white striped Ikea blanket all from Nordic Chill. These pieces are timeless, simple, affordable and can give any home an instant sense of Scandi.

Their product range has been carefully selected so they can all be matched together. The gorgeous brands they currently stock are: Ikea,Bloomingville, Lapuan Kankurit and Maileg.
Nordic Chill loves Ikea ( but they are not all about Ikea)! Their Ikea products are based on form,function and good value for money. From time to time they also stock Limited Edition Ikea pieces and can custom order Ikea through their pre-order service - super handy!

Their lovely range is growing and they warmly welcome all new idea and requests to add to their range.

Check out Nordic Chill here:

Enjoy and go have a squizz!

Sarah xx

Monday, 23 February 2015

Tales At Sea Typography // 2015 Collection Photoshoot by Concrete & Honey

It's so exciting to finally be able to release these beautiful images of our recent Tales At Sea Typography collection! These images were all styled and photographed by the talented Concrete & Honey in Australia. She managed to bring to life what encapsulates Tales At Sea Typography's style - minimal, clean,fresh,earthy and ready to modernise anyones walls. 

The Tales At Sea Typography rage is Scandinavian inspired and so we feel Nicola did an amazing job at keeping true to that aesthetic.

To purchase the range, head on over to the Tales At Sea Typography shop and take a look.

We are excited to release new prints as we go, so definitely keep an eye out over on our instagram account @talesatsea as well as our Facebook Page for updates.

Sarah xx

Monday, 19 January 2015

Please & Thanks // Slides Slides Summer Slides

1. Candice Leopard Slide from Lovesick 
2. Chuckee Silver Pash Slides from Kobe Husk
3. Marcella Slide from Spurr

Slides.Slides.Slides. They are one of the hottest trends right now and I've got a few pairs to showcase to you! My favourite that I own are the Candice Leopard slides from Lovesick, the sister brand of Chaos & Harmoney. I love these slides because they're comfy, easy to slip on and look awesome with anything.The ultimate summer footwear dream. Treat yo'self!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Sarah xx

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Celebrate Summer // 2015 Goals + 25% off Tales At Sea Typography Prints this weekend!

Hey all you lovely folk,

Summer is well and truly here! ( thank the Lord).
The sun is shining, the beaches are glistening and all what I can think about this weekend is when I'll get a chance to have a swim!

Besides that, I wanted to celebrate the coming of a great summer with 25% off all prints in our online shop! Boom. No discount codes needed,all discounts have been applied already.
Shop here >>

2015 you'll see ( hopefully ) more blogging from myself as I apply my time between my day job, my blog and my typography collection. Exciting times ahead!

Here are a few 2015 goals I have for the year that are very simple:

  • Be healthy
  • Love more
  • Listen more
  • Exercise more
  • Look after myself more
  • Grow Tales At Sea into the best brand it can be
  • Read more
The list could go on...but those are important things for me!

I hope everyone is excited for the year ahead, it's going to be a good one!

Sarah xx