Right, that's it. I need to sell most of my stuff, buy a field and an egg-shaped house and live happily ever after. (Although if that red bucket is the only hygiene available, I may re-think this plan). This little pod has a sleekness and simplicity that I find both beguiling and delightful: no ratty printer cables, spare batteries and phone bills that are in my "can't throw out but don't know what to do with in the meantime" category.
This place looks like how I believe my atheistic (and aesthetic) heaven should be.
This graph demonstrates Crayola's Law: the number of colours in crayon packs is doubling every 28 years. I wonder what our grandkids will draw with?!
I have been very taken recently with interesting graphs that look striking, too. I bought this incredibly good book, The Visual Miscellaneum, by David McCandless for the Pal for Christmas - it's so beautiful and informative: I'm smitten with it. You should have a look at David's blog, and Flickr, too for some visual stunners.
Despite not being able to do any crafty bits and pieces this year (what's happening?!) and despite having at least two quilts on the go, I keep finding delightful fabrics which float around my head like pretty alternatives to work and editing.
It's nice to take a few moments out from work and think about pretty futures.
First image from Fresh and the last two images from Kelani Fabric.
Well this is just super exciting! Last April, I was lucky enough to attend the wedding of one of my loveliest friends, Alice. An absolutely incredibly experience: such a perfect ceremony and reception where we met so many special people. So lovely, in fact, that I doubted a photographer could ever capture the gentle light, the excited smiles and the sheer deliciousness of the bride, groom and bridal party. But they have! And lovely Alice graces the cover of the December 2009 issue of Real Weddings (they really are real!!) Isn't she just radiant? Have a look here for some more beautiful shots: I'll be over here wiping the tear from my eye. (The story about the kiss is my favourite).
Some shots from the Hunter Valley. These wallabies came near our villa as evening fell on the last night - the one on the right has a joey in her pouch! Very green and relaxing - a lovely way to spend the week with the Pal.
I have been looking for a new watch for about two years now, and finally stumbled on this a few months ago. It's called 'Cyclops' and it's from Mr Jones Watches, who have some amazing timepieces. As you can see, it has no numbers or hands (!!): the black circle tells the time in relation to the coloured circles. When it's over the circle, it's on the hour - when it's in between two circles, it's half-past the hour.
I was so excited to open this on Christmas day - my Mum and Dad gave it to me and I have had so much fun wearing it already.
Well, I'm home after a few weeks of different adventures, and despite the heat, it's so nice to be back! Oman was a crazy and very surreal trip: I was only away for a week and so only got a small taste of the country, but it was just long enough for my head to believe I was away from my thesis. Hurrah! Spent some glorious time pool-side, which felt like a dream. For some more of my photos, have a look at my Flickr stream. Will post some more photos of my last week in the Hunter Valley over the next few days!