Home Beautiful Pick of Shops

Thank you to Home Beautiful Magazine March 2017

Our gorgeous shop at Brunswick Heads is featured as No# 1 Shop.

The lovely writer Bronwyn McNulty summarized my work well

” In 2000 Amanda Coutts set off for Nepal, armed with love of the earth and a vision that led to the production of fair trade beaded sandals that supported the local women and spread the message

“Tread Lightly on this Earth, learn it’s lessons as you go, leave it as you found it if not better. God is Nature”

Amanda was ahead of her time, and her gorgeous boutique, which opened in 2009, continues to break the retail mould.  Initially she created all the stock herself, but a look at her work-life balance last year prompted her to invite others to join, what is now a creative commercial haven for artists.”

Listening to GOD

amandaIt has been a very challenging year for me..Amanda..founder of Peace by Piece.  EST 1997.

My original goal  20 years ago was to bring awareness of energy in product to the retail market.  And to print a prayer on footwear to act as a moving mantra..that GOD is nature.

Also to encourage and provide retail space for other Artists on the same journey.

Now it is mainstream.  Woohoo!.

So now I sit patiently after a year of health challenges and listen for GOD.

What is next on my amazing journey.  Im waiting for YOUR guidance BIG FELLA!


The New Additions

Some amazing talent has arrived at the Brunswick Head Shop to share the journey and bring a new energy and force into town.

satya imagesatya black dress

Satya James is an extraordinary designer known distinctly for her unique pieces.  From Piratess to Bride she can dress you in one of her original creations made from Silks,  Linens or Vintage fabrics.  Satya also has growing collection of ready to wear dresses, jackets and skirts that suit everyone available  in a full size range.

The Design Files

I was recently featured on the biggest design blog in Australia..pretty humbling for me..

 lounge plant and furs

It was truly amazing to experience the feeling of people allover the world appreciating what I have done to make a home out of our old stables.

See the Link Below to look at the full story and photos.


the Potter

renee the potter

I long worked out that to work in a collaboration and be supported by other artists was the only way Peace by Piece could keep a stocked shop and give customers an eclectic collection of functional beautiful things made in purity.

One of the mothers at our tiny 40 student country school was a potter.


I asked her if she would be happy to make some designs for the Brunswick Heads shop that were inspired by the area.

renees cup on shelves

Renee Jeffrey had been going to Brunswick Heads to holiday for years and knew the area so a range of designs were born.

hands on wheel

The Bikes and Dogs – a very common sight around our little fishing village


A park bench for Fish and Chips to be enjoyed.


Caravans and Pelicans and the Beach Tree are also very popular designs

Now we have bowls and Teapots to match


We started with a conservative 10 cup order – now we do big 30 cup deliveries when Renee can squeeze me in! She is working on a new collection  from finest porcelain so we look forward to seeing what comes.

Bangalow Birkin

My overnight bag is getting a good run

bangalow birkin

Hand stitched Kangaroo with a linen thread, canvas lining and a leather cord tie….super light but very strong..after two years it looks better…thats what we do at Peace by Piece..things that last and travel with you through your life.

bangalow birkin tied up

James Street Brisbane

On the Lions Full Moon we opened a second shop, this time in The City!…oooh!

we popped up in a day but will take our time to settle in
we popped up in a day but will take our time to settle in

49 James Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane

woks of earth and sand

I dug red soil from my hinterland home and nicked some sand off the beach at Brunswick Heads where Peace by Piece has its first shop.

Dont tell the Mayor!


I brought them to the new location with intent…to keep ourselves grounded in the earth and nature so we can stay connected with our  home and our goals…natural handmade…made to last…ethical, practical, beautiful things.