Ever wondered what changes you could make to your every day life that won’t impact your lifestyle or your pocket but will help our environment tremendously? Well I have an extensive list of ideas for you to try…
Over the next few months, I will be sharing even more sustainable and ethical tips but in the mean time, if you’ve got any tips of your own to share, please comment below!
Mothers… We’ve got every thing to thank them for and as Mother’s Day rounds the corner, I’ve put something special together for mothers and grandmothers from all walks of life. It’s time to thank them for all the sleepless nights, endless love and support and for teaching us so much.
Sophia. is offering a limited edition, exclusive gift package which will be available both Australia wide and internationally. Included in the package is:
Don’t forget all Sophia. products are ethical and sustainable so you’re not only buying beautiful gifts, you’re also supporting many incredible initiatives that give back to our environment and community.
There will only be limited gift packages available so pre-order yours now and get all the shopping sorted for Mother’s Day. It’s a present filled with love, uniqueness and one that she will be able to appreciate every day for many years to come. These packages have a retail value of more than $90 but are on sale for $57! To pre-order/purchase the gift packages, please head to the "Mother's Day" section on the Sophia. website. Shop here: https://www.sophiamulheran.com/mothers-day.html
Over the past year, I have created many artworks, all of which are completely unique and have been intricately designed. These are never before seen pieces and its about time that they get the recognition and exposure they deserve!
The Underwater Jungle
This piece was inspired by the desperate need of wanting to rid the ocean of plastic pollution. Far too much litter has been dumped into our oceans and if we don’t start doing something NOW, the effects of this pollution will be irreversible.
Instead of having our oceans littered with plastic, we’d much rather they be littered with marine life, for example, the jellyfish which plastic bags are so commonly mistaken for by turtles. Upon eating a plastic bag, a turtle has almost no chance of survival because the plastic causes huge air bubble in their stomachs, meaning that they are not able to swim below the surface to catch food and avoid the sun. Too many tragic ocean deaths have occurred due to our pollution.
It is my hope that this artwork opens peoples eyes to the damage we are causing and inspires them to make changes in their everyday lives to help solve this problem.
Medium: Ink on paper
Hours of work: 90 hours
Sale Price: $750
Although I’ve drawn mandalas over and over again, it’s something I never get tired of. Each one turns out completely different to the last and the possibilities are never ending. I wanted to create a mandala bigger and more detailed than I have ever done before and so the “Mystique Mandala” was born.
This piece took a whole other level of concentration and an extremely steady hand. As always when I start a mandala, I never know how its going to turn out and this artwork was no different!
Medium: Ink on paper
Hours of work: 120 hours
Sale Price: $830
Another jellyfish! Although this piece is naturally linked to the ocean, it actually resembles something completely different. This singular jellyfish alone in the vast ocean represents people who aren't afraid to forge their own path. The ones who aren't scared to dream, sing their own tune and stand out from the crowd.
Personally, I think this is something that everyone should be aiming for. To be completely unique and not have to rely on other opinions to shape who they are. Lets all be dreamers, achievers, go-getters, free and happy!
Medium: Ink on paper
Hours of work: 70 hours
Sale Price: $330
This is the moment you have been waiting for! The official Garden Party album from the March photoshoot in New Farm Park is now live and ready for viewing. Kiara from Kiara Liese Photography has captured all of these incredible images and what a beautiful job she has done!
I would once again like to thank:
Roxanne from Lovely Occasions for the beautiful set up, Jess from Jessie Emma’s Cupcake Creations for the delicious floral cupcakes, Holly from The Bloom Closet who decorated our table with the most gorgeous bouquets, Sonya from Ate on Queens who supplied the mouth watering grazing platter as the centrepiece, Are from Zion Studio Prints who created stunning gold foil prints for the day and Tash from Gold Wedding Hire who supplied her incredible gold and copper cutlery to go with my very own Sophia. mandala plates, copper bowls and plates, timber rounds and notebooks.
Now enjoy scrolling through all of these stunning images! Make sure you let me know which is your favourite photo and what you like most about the photoshoot!
Christmas felt like it was only yesterday but guess what? Easter is only a few days away! If you still haven't organised how you’re going to celebrate, we’ve got a few ideas!
Easter morning is our favourite, the crisp morning air with the excitement running through the house for the day ahead. The anticipation of who will find the most Easter eggs which are sprinkled throughout the garden. Freshly picked flowers and hot coffee. Absolutely perfect!
Try these few things to make your Easter extra special:
Let us know what your special Easter traditions are and if we love yours the most, we’ll feature you on our Facebook page!
A stunning picnic adorned with beautiful bouquets, delicious treats and handcrafted boutique items… what more could you possibly want!
Last Tuesday, wonderful women from around Brisbane came together to merge their talents into a wonderful garden party set in New Farm Park. It was an incredible day and none of it would've been possible without these incredible women and their seriously amazing talents.
Everyone had plenty of fun showcasing what they do while the day was being captured by Kiara from Kiara Liese Photography. The purpose of this gorgeous garden party was to collaborate with like minded and complementing businesses while bringing together Boss Babes in the Brisbane community and it was a huge success!
I’d like to personally thank:
Many of our sustainable and ethical homewares and stationery were featured in this photoshoot. They included:
To help you recreate your own garden party at home, I’m offering a special 15% discount code for you to use to shop from my entire collection. Simply enter the code PARTY18 at the checkout and the discount will automatically be applied. There’s only 5 discount vouchers available so get in before they all run out!
Thanks again to all these incredible women who work so hard everyday and spread their passion wherever they go! Tuesday was a terrific day and it was an absolute pleasure working with you all!
Make sure you keep an eye out for all the photos from the event and let us know what you love most about the garden party!
From stripping wire to untwisting each individual strand, did you know that each of our copper bowls and plates takes more than 9 hours to create? Endless hours have been spent in the workshop to craft the 100% recycled copper wire into beautiful creations.
We love the gorgeous copper colour and although its an extremely time consuming process, we’re in love with the finished product. Copper can bring any space to life and we think it goes exceptionally well with fresh fruit and a bunch of freshly picked flowers.
Because of our overwhelming obsession with copper, we’ve compiled this list of 101 uses for our copper plates and bowls:
Struggling for Valentines date night ideas? Thats ok, we’ve got you covered! No matter how big your budget is, you’re sure to find an idea that caters to your needs…
- A picnic in a romantic spot - Lay a rug out on a grassy spot (bonus points for an awesome view) and adorn it with soft cushions, flowers, a bottle of wine and a selection of yummy treats. If you haven’t got the time to set it up, or need some help with the creative side of things, check out our friends at Lovely Occasions who set up the most beautiful picnics. Spoil your special someone with a beautiful twilight picnic experience this Valentines Day at Southbank Parklands. The perfect night awaits when you surprise your loved one with a jumbo heart balloon and a beautiful picnic just for two. Relax in Southbank’s tropical gardens under the stars or gaze out over the water at the pretty city lights. Spend some quality, uninterrupted time together enjoying a gourmet picnic hamper and dessert for two. Lovely Occasions has everything planned so all you have to do is enjoy the evening. Book here: http://bit.ly/valentinepicnic Website: www.lovelyoccasions.com.au
- Dinner for 2 - If you’re in the cooking mood, a beautiful home cooked dinner might be just what your partner needs. Create your partners favourite dinner and then finish the night off with a wonderful dessert. Here’s a beautiful cake recipe from the talented Flour & Frost team. They create stunning custom cakes and desserts and have created this recipe for everyone to use.
Flour and Frost Signature Cupcakes
3 cups - flour
2 1/2 tsp - baking powder
1/2 tsp - salt
1 cup - softened butter
1 3/4 cup - sugar
2 - eggs
2 tsp - vanilla bean extract
1 1/2 cup - full fat milk
- A night out - It might seem cliche but dinner at a nice restaurant and a trip to the movies afterwards is always fun. Check out your local cinema and search for nearby restaurants for your best options.
If you’ve got another awesome date idea or already have your night planned, let us know in comments below and help add to the list…
You're either celebrating or dreading the back to school/uni period but however you’re feeling, it’s inevitable that you’re going to have to purchase stationery for the New Year. To help you with the return to uni and school, Sophia. has launched a new and very special product package! It’s a return to study survival kit and has beautifully hand crafted and designed stationery to inspire you for the New Year.
Each piece has been individually hand drawn so every product is completely unique, meaning that nobody will have the same as you. This also means that your belongings will never get mistaken for someone else’s!
Our notebooks and folders are made from recycled materials so that its healthier for our precious environment and we’ve made sure that there’s plenty of page space so that you can fit more notes and drawings inside.
Included in the study pack is:
1x A5 Notebook
1x A4 Notebook
1x Ring Binder Folder
If you're somebody who seems to take a whole lot more notes in lectures and class, then feel free to add additional notebooks, folders and accessories to your order!
If you have any suggestions to make this package even better for next time, make sure you let us know so that we can cater to everyones needs. If you’re one of those people who need extra motivation, then these cute and individually designed pieces might just be the answer. Check out our range at http://www.sophiamulheran.com/stationery.html
We hope that your Christmas and New Year was filled with fun, love and laughter and that your 2018 has started just the way you hoped. As we get back into the swing of things for the New Year, we’d like to take the time to say another huge thank you for the support we received last year.
Lots of exciting things have been planned for the year ahead and we can't wait for you to jump onboard and get involved! Plenty of new products are going to be released as well awesome collaborations with lots of talented people. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for our upcoming competitions, releases and events and make sure you let us know what else you'd like to see us include.
What are your plans, goals and aspirations for this year?
December has arrived (almost) and here at Sophia. HQ, we are way too excited for Christmas! To share our overwhelming excitement, we’ve put together a special 12 Days of Christmas present for you. Starting tomorrow and over the next twelve days, we’ll be sharing Christmas gift ideas with you as well as giving you exclusive offers and discounts.
Make sure you stay up to date with each daily post so you don't miss out on these Christmas offers. If you’re somebody who likes a bargain or simply hates the shopping centre crowds, shopping online for the next 12 days will be perfect for you.
To kick December and the festive season off, if you tag 3 of your family members or friends in this post, you’ll receive a 10% discount on a product of your choice. Start tagging and treat yourself to something nice!
It’s very exciting to announce that we’re being featured in a chic, exciting online shopping event! Ashlee has curated a list of her favourite gift-able things for the holidays. She will tell you why she loves each product, where you can get it, how to get a discount, and even give you the opportunity to win one for FREE! There will be a selection of jewelry, skincare, clothing, home decor, and more! So whether you are shopping for some special ladies in your life, treating yourself, or getting ideas to put on your personal wish list for Santa... we are thrilled to help you indulge in some of our Favourite Things!"
Our very own Sophia. Christmas Gift Cards are being featured along with a whole range of other beautiful products. If you’d like the chance to win a set of your own cards as well as many other awesome prizes or get some of your Christmas shopping done in a fun, fast paced and exciting way, then comment your name below and you’ll be added to the event. Happy shopping!!
Christmas is coming and here at Sophia. we are really excited to be celebrating it with you for the first time. A whole range of Christmas cards, gift tags and Christmas tree decorations have just been released and are now available for purchase on our website.
Leading up to Christmas, we’ll be sharing lots of fun and festive ideas and also have an extremely special Christmas Auction happening with 50% of the profits going to charity. More details on the auction and which charity we’ll be supporting will be shared in the next few weeks.
We hope these hand designed and hand crafted items get you into the Christmas spirit and help you to begin the wonderful gift of giving. Keep checking in with us to find out more new and exciting products that we’ll be releasing soon!
We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all the wonderful feedback and an even bigger thank you to Suz Faulkner for her overwhelming support in helping to get Sophia. well and truly off the ground.
Love and happiness,
Did you know that Sophia. products are all hand designed? It is our goal to provide the most ethical and sustainable approach to home decor, homewares and design. Because of this, we carefully select the materials that are being used as well as looking at how we can offset our emissions.
We promise to choose the most ethical and sustainable materials available to us and aim to provide at least one beneficial outcome with every product we sell. As we are still trying to find our feet, certain materials can be difficult to source within our price range. In these circumstances, we vow to plant a tree to make up for the potential environmental impact that our manufacturing process may cause.
90% of our Sophia. items are hand made in Australia, using only recycled materials. From the very get go, we have also abandoned plastic in every part of our business due to the long lasting environmental impact it has.
As new products launch, we wish to share with you exactly how they are benefiting the environment/community so that our customers can be fully aware of the difference they are making. We’re working towards a cleaner and greener future one step at a time and couldn’t possibly do it without your help.
We’d like to reach out to The Collective Store in Wynnum for being our very first store to stock Sophia. products. This beautiful and charming little store is filled with handmade goods from all over Australia and has helped to get our products out into the community as well helping to get Sophia. up and running.
If you’re interested in supporting local businesses and extremely talented artists and creators, then making a trip to The Collective Store at 104 Bay Terrace, Wynnum is definitely worth it. Help to spread the Sophia. message of “A little piece of love” by encouraging the growth of these individuals and small businesses. A little bit of support goes a long way…
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