January 29th, 2013

Zed & Bee On Instagram

With the rise of Instagram’s popularity and the attraction of having a neat little place to file away photographic evidence of one’s life, Zed & Bee has jumped on the bandwagon and begun to snap the day away.

Although Zoe (@zoe_zedandbee) and I (@bee_zedandbee) have been using Instagram for some time now, we thought it time for Zed & Bee (@zedandbee) to have it’s own space for us to house our invitation loveliness; the projects, our progress as well as pretty pieces of inspiration along the way.

If you are on Instagram, we would love for you to come find and follow our comings and goings. We love your comments, feedback and generally sharing the clever and cool bits and bobs we unearth and you find.

We make no apologies for any cheeky, chubby babies or canine/feline friends that might slip through and onto our feed. They inspire us most of all!

January 18th, 2013

Say It With Succulents

When looking for the perfect gift to send to someone, without the hassle of visiting the shops, flowers are often the obvious choice. You could go to a run-of-the-mill online florist chain for an arrangement of (gulp) multicoloured gerberas or overpriced long stem roses. Or alternatively visit your local florist (my preferred choice) which, in Sydney’s inner city, costs you an arm and a leg to create the perfect contemporary bouquet.

Recently, to my excitement, whist trawling Pinterest in the wee hours, I came across an ingenious company, Say it with Succulents. Local girl and founder, Hannah Burgess has developed a cool online space offering ‘living gifts’ in the form of stylish, contemporary potted succulents, suitable for all ages, genders and occasions. What appeals to me most about this quirky concept is that essentially you are giving a cleverly packaged, perfectly planted gift for life (fingers crossed), appropriate in this environmentally conscious world we live in.

Say it with Succulents offers a wide range of succulent varieties in two pot sizes, small and large. When purchased, your succulent pot comes in a custom-designed carrier box, with the optional inclusion of a free personalised gift card. You can even buy a hammock to hang your new pot in, my personal favourite, the natural and neon version. Prices start at $64.00.

January 17th, 2013

A Fresh Perspective for 2013

Zed & Bee have a fresh perspective for 2013, both physically and personally. An inspiring vista perched high in Narrabeen’s hills at our new studio overlooking both lake and sea, and a sunny outlook personally as we open ourselves to work more varied and creative than ever before.

We pushed ourselves and our printers with the intricacies of our invitations last year, combining several speciality print processes, on unexpected stocks, in inspiring colour palettes, and are bursting with brilliant new ideas to share with both our corporate clients and beloved brides.

We were proud to have successfully launched our first Collection of four eclectic invitation suites late last year and will be prouder still when finally they are up on our website for all to see.

Our most recently styled and photographed Bespoke invitations will also be added to our online portfolio shortly. Moving again brought on a cleaning and culling process that unearthed many never seen before invitations we cant wait to blog about!

Lastly, a most exciting project will come to fruition at the end of February, the birth of Billie’s baby boy Hunter! The Zed & Bee team happily continues to grow.

Zed & Bee
POSTAL  PO Box 348, Camperdown NSW 1450
DELIVERY  155 Veterans Parade, Narrabeen NSW 2101
P  02 9982 2793  E  W

December 13th, 2012

Give Gorgeous Green Tea Gifts

As Christmas approaches you may be feeling the rising pressure of selecting that gorgeous gift. You may have the impossible relative to buy a Secret Santa gift for, or perhaps your reputation is edgy, eclectic present purchaser and you wonder how to outdo last years efforts. I pride myself on carefully choosing gifts to surprise, even educate the receiver and am always on the hunt for the new and never seen before as stocking fillers.

Perfect South’s Christmas Gift Ideas will certainly win you praise and delight that green tea drinking relative. They offer beautiful gift boxes for their First Harvest and Estate ranges, as well as gift wrapping (either natural fabric ribbon and a gift tag or natural paper and ribbon), and free shipping if you spend over $30.

And if you find yourself overwhelmed by choosing between Perfect South’s tantalising offerings, visit the site for recommendations on the best fit for specific loved ones.

December 12th, 2012

Heroic Hunter’s Hideaway

Getting Billie to put together a mood board of coveted items for her soon to arrive little Hunter Routledge’s room was never going to be a big ask. You see, Billie likes to mood board most aspects of her life. I remember just a few years ago conveniently selecting a birthday present to give Billie from a mood board that had been created to reflect her feeling ‘French’ at the time.

As usual, the items she has selected for Hunter are wonderfully unique, beautifully made and together weave a story about a heroic, adventure and animal loving little boy.

Image 1. Outfit by Scotch Shrunk at Scotch & Soda. Image 2. Vintage Wooden Arrows from RustBeltThreads at Etsy. Image 3. Gulliver White Cot at Ikea.
Image 4. Heroic Chief Crib Blanket at Pendleton. Image 5. Hand-Knitted Crochet Fox Costume by Fanny & Alexander. Image 6. Silas the Snake by Oeuf NYC.
Image 7.
The Wandawega Sureshot by Wandawega Camp Store. Image 8. ABCs
by Charley Harper at Amazon. Image 9. Three Tier Timber Circle Shelf (three tier)
by Bride&Wolfe at &Able. Image 10. Oeuf Baby Glasses Sweater at JCrew.
Image 11. Dresser. Image 12. Painting by Max Berry.


November 29th, 2012

Whimsical Chrysanthemum Letterpress Invitation

Following on from the matching Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation

Our Whimsical Chrysanthemum Letterpress Invitation, in this case a playful ‘Pack Your Bags’ Wedding Invitation with Destination Guide and RSVP Postcard, marries botanical illustration with contemporary typography and quirky wording to produce a modern take on the traditional floral letterpress invitation.

This invitation makes up part of Zed & Bee’s 2013 Collection. Artwork can be reproduced in your chosen colour for any milestone or event.

Contact or 02 9568 4455 for further information.

November 27th, 2012

Perfectly Pure Pop’ery

With summer just around the corner, my mind drifts to lazing beachside, balancing a cool cocktail in one hand and a frozen treat in the other. As a passionate foodie myself, many flavours spark fond memories of the warmer months and the clever girls at Pure Pops have gone and combined this in perfectly pretty, handcrafted Pop form.

The brain child of Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Food Editor, Alice Storey, and catering whiz, Georgina Larby, Pure Pops are just that, frozen Pops made from the purest natural ingredients.

With inspired combos like Pine-Lime and Young Coconut Splice and Strawberry Rhubarb,
Pure Pops are a serious standout, and with an ever growing presence at markets, gourmet haunts and events across New South Wales, there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands on one. Follow the blog for their comings and goings.

For more information about Pure Pops evolving flavour range or to secure the team at your event email


November 22nd, 2012

Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation

In these final days, as Zed & Bee’s website is overhauled with an array of Collection pieces and beautiful new Bespoke solutions, we begin the unfolding of what can be found there.

Our Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation, in this case an ‘iCal This Date’ Save The Date, marries botanical illustration with contemporary typography and quirky wording to produce a modern take on the traditional floral letterpress invitation.

This invitation makes up part of Zed & Bee’s 2013 Collection. Artwork can be reproduced in your chosen colour for any milestone or event.

Contact or 02 9568 4455 for further information.

November 15th, 2012

Floating Finery by Bespoke Balloonery

I love balloons, always have. From those earliest birthday parties to my recent baby shower, stringing balloons immediately sets a festive tone as they wave majestically in the summer sky.

Times have changed and oversized bespoke balloons with flourished tassels are very in fashion. Heidi Moore-Gill’s Bespoke Balloonery is leading the way in Australia with her colourful creations, decorated with hand cut paper, tulle and organza tassels, fringes and pom poms.
The extremely long and beautiful festoons are lovingly custom made for every order.

It takes an eye for style and attention to detail to produce such floating finery. These are skills Heidi clearly has and must serve her well with her other passion, producing divine watercolour paintings that she posts on Instagram from time to time.

Zed & Bee had the pleasure of showcasing a snippet of Bespoke Balloonery at our Launch Party and we look forward to finding any excuse to call upon Heidi again… um, Billie’s Baby Shower is coming up!

Contact Bespoke Balloonery at

November 10th, 2012

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Today is the day we open our (well The Tate @ The Toxteth’s) doors to you, brides, event planners and curious creatives. For two days only we are hosting Open Days to help you realise your next milestone event. The gallery space is temporarily transformed and manned by Aleksandra, Bespoke Balloonery, Perfect South, Pure Pops and of course us, the Z and B of Zed & Bee.

We are offering the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in all things pretty and stylised.
Some good creative banter, against a blooming, balloon strewn backdrop, heightened further with an assault to the tastebuds. I can’t think of a better way to spend your afternoon.

Saturday & Sunday
Upstairs at The Tate @ The Toxteth
345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Midday until 5pm

Teaser images photographed by Jane Allen