Friday, December 31, 2010

Wedding Photos

Yes, oh internet. I have been holding out on you with wedding photos. It is for the very good reason that it is going to be featured on another blog! So it's coming up, and I'll re-post here. So hold your breath - many photos are coming!

Wishing you all a wonderful and fulfilling 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Paper Sculpture: Peter Callesen

These are mind-blowingly beautiful paper sculptures - that skeleton? Incroyable. They are all made by Peter Callesen - check out the rest of his work, it's just beautiful.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Film Posters: Black Swan

These film posters for the film Black Swan are by London-based La Boca, and are so striking. I love the way they seem to combine Communist-style red, white and black iconography with the bird image - so arresting.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Actual Christmas

Well this is just pretty darling. Merry Christmas, to one and all!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2011! See you in blogland very soon. xx

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friends With You

Have you seen this delicious website? I am in love with these prints, especially Plasma Kid, above. Just lovely.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sofa Tray

I have been really trying to track one of these down: anyone have any ideas? This one is from etsy, and they're not selling them anymore. I just adore the idea, and we're in need of one for our couch. Or any DIY tips?!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Light Fittings

Eugh. If only I could rip out our existing lights and install these pronto. How stunning!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Owl Calendar

I know, another trend animal. The owl. But my friends, I loved owls long before Harry Potter and before they were hungover. My love stemmed from two wonderful and unique facts: owls can turn their heads around 360 degrees (don't correct me on that if I'm wrong. I enjoy the myth) and that their collective noun in 'parliament'. Awesome.

So if you like owls like I do, you might like to check out this delightful, customisable owl calendar. Incredibly cool.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Endorsements Dec 2010

Every month, my book club follows the Slate Culture Gabfest model, and endorses a cultural recommendation. We thought it would be fun to share them on the blog, so here goes!

The recommedations this month are:

AV Club for excellent TV reviews.

Using Picasa for uploading photos.

The new TV series Sherlock, from the BBC.

The book, The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell.

Neil Perry's flourless and almond-meal-free chocolate cake.

D. H. Lawrence's novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover.

The TV series Rake on ABC iView.

The Chrome Web Store (especially the Grooveshark and New York Times apps which let you stream music and see the newspaper).

The new Kanye album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Henry James's Portrait of a Lady.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Perfect Wreath

Well isn't this just freaking perfect. I feel the compulsive need to go and buy red crayons in bulk.

Don't forget to enter my Christmas giveaway - winners announced on Friday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bedside Light

Well isn't this little guy just so charming? I think it's love.

Don't forget to enter my Christmas giveaway - winners announced on Friday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Giveaway!

Given that it's Christmas, I thought a little giveaway wouldn't go astray. I'm giving away 5 little packs of papers, beads, cards, and stickers - each is small, but comes with fun trinkets for decorating presents, making cards and turning into new projects.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post, saying why you'd like to win. I'm only accepting Australian entries this time - and I'll post the winners on Friday, 17th December, 2010.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spacey Silver

Could this be the perfect nail polish for summer? It's so metallic-y and shiny, I wonder whether I would just look at my nails all day. Which would be weird. And kind of awesome.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh deer

Yep, I get it. Deers have been done to death recently, but these Matryoshka-style deers are just delightful .

Cookies and Cream

I don't drink coffee, but this little hidey hole and a cup of tea? Yes please!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Switch Apartment

This extraordinary apartment makes me gasp. As someone who has lived in a very small studio before, and who has also spent many years working from home, the idea you could delineate the two areas so well is drool-worthy. Yes, I work in an office now, but this haunts my dreams still!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Double Love: One Chair

It could be that I'm feeling all loved up after getting married, but this chair by Markus Krauss strikes me as the most perfect house companion. One or two people can chat, read and cuddle (the latter is harder by yourself, I guess) and it just looks perfect. This chair would be such a lovely addition to our apartment. If it could fit a cuddling rocking chair...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Need. Supply

I've recently discovered a fabulous new website called NeedSupply, which has rocketed a few things onto my Christmas list. (Namely these boots and this necklace). To be honest, I feel like I've had such a wonderful year that presents are a moot point, but when family asks, and you need to supply (ha!) some suggestions, I would suggest a meander through this site.
*As always, I have never (sadly!) been paid or compensated for my gushing. I just like things, and share them here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas is coming

I have been so flat out since coming back and the last thing I really have time to be doing is making Christmas decorations, but it's post like these that make me want to huddle by a fire (I know, southern hemisphere fail) and craft garlands. Extreme? Maybe...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cups ahoy!

Oh wow. That's all really. Just wow. (Also, can you guess this person works for Martha Stewart?!)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snorkelling Photos from Fiji

When we were on our honeymoon, we met some lovely people who since shared their underwater photos with us. This is exactly what we saw in Fiji - isn't it just wonderful?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dreamy bedroom

It could be that it's because this is a long week, but this layering of greys, and comfy looking bed makes me sleepy and happy all at once. Very Princess and the Pea, n'est-ce pas?!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2011 Diary

After having most excellent diaries for 2009 and 2010, the race is on to find a new one for 2011. Yes, I like to hunt in November - what of it?! The one above is pretty gorgeous, with a lovely hot air balloon. But the one below is in front by a whisker - who could resist the mantra "Don't you worry about a thing"? Not me!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I bought these little coloured plants on the weekend and potted them up. Does anyone know what they actually are?! I was so overcome with exclamations when I saw them ("Little trees! Different colours!" etc and replay) that I forgot to ask... I hope I don't kill them - this is always a risk in my house. [EDITED TO SAY: They are Celosias! Thanks Cassi - how cool are my readers?!]

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Yummies

This photo made me want to drop everything and make pavlovas. I'd love to emulate this for Christmas. Mmm. Pavlova + berries = surefire happiness.

Edited: recipe here!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Newtown Wanderings

So I almost bought this bureau on Saturday. I had wandered into one of my favourite furniture places, and saw this little beauty - it was labelled Danish 1960s, but I couldn't really verify if that was the case. My dream is to have a bureau like this to contain all my crafty bits and pieces - it could even be a gift wrapping station with the table pulled down.

It was pretty cute, but I ended up shying away from it: really need to do some more research, as this was priced at $1100, and I couldn't tell if that was a steal or a travesty! Keep an eye out for me, will you, blogland, and let me know if you see one similar?
And I also found this little guy. He really looks like a Banksy to me - can anyone verify?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Open Shelves: #345

Yes, I'm back - with a post on open shelves, no less! It's been a busy few weeks settling back in after the wedding and honeymoon. Blissful, but very, very busy. The strong blacks and whites look fabulous against this tree-green, don't they? The pastels below are pretty wonderful, too. Happy week, blogland!
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