Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A 1970s iPod?

Couldn't resist this from the ever-wonderful How to be A Retronaut. I love the faux wood veneer on the front of the iPod especially - it brings back (some of) my childhood.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

To Dry For Tea Towels

No, that wasn't my pun - it's from a delightful English tea towel company. In fact, I went to their website and promptly fell down an internet hole. I've emerged, but only after wondering what percentage of one's salary one should spend on tea towels. Holy moley.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Beached Az: Pelican

It's been a while since I wrote about Beached Az - the very clever mini animation series by some of my close friends. This episode, with a flamboyant and fickle pelican, is one of my all-time favourites.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tiny Victorian House

Did you see this cute little Victorian tiny house yet? So all the way from the red gumboots to the flowers in the window boxes, this is a house I could live in. Like, forever.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Delicate Crochet

Despite my inability to crochet, I have a penchant for rocks in crochet jackets. They look so cosy and warm to me, but I'm sure that has a lot more to do with my own wish to personify inanimate objects that anything else. Either way, these images made by Resurrection Fern are pretty outstanding.
All images via here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Comfy Abodes

There's something about these pictures that makes me want to curl up on that couch with a book. Could it possibly be the purple, velvety goodness?! And that BED! Comforting and calm on a busy day.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Glamour Blog!

Hello to my lovely new readers from Glamour! My exciting and wonderful engagement story was featured there today.

It is such a joy that this story can be enjoyed by so many people. We have been overwhelmed by your heartfelt and beautiful responses - thank you.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Underwater Love

This extraordinary short film makes me alternately gasp with horror and delight. Ever since I watched The Big Blue years ago, I have been fascinated by free diving. This film, starring Guillaume Nery and filmed by Julie Gautier, encapsulates all that I would love to see in the ocean and simultaneously, all that I know I never will. Yikes.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rainbow Morning

Just went on the most beautiful rainy walk this morning - all the trees were wet and smelt amazing. I rounded the corner, and saw this enormous, full-sized (whole?) rainbow, stretching across the harbour. Hard to explain or capture in photos, but it was so bright against the grey. Just spectacular.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Junzo Terada

I recently went to Brisbane for a few days (where I met the lovely Kylie) and wandered around a very new-to-me city. I loved the Ron Mueck exhibition at GoMA and found these little sticky notes in the gift shop. (I can't not stop at a gallery gift shop. Sometimes I visit it twice: before AND after the exhibit...) They are by Japanese artist Junzo Terada and I promptly bought them on Book Depository for a trifle.

Sadly, like many Chronicle Books sticky notes, they don't stick!! Has anyone else had this problem? So if you're after some pretties (and they are super pretty) and a pretty big dose of frustration, these are for you.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quilt Pattern Maker

Image via here.
Well this is just amazing! Not only does the Victoria and Albert Museum have a most excellent iPhone app, but they now have this quilt pattern maker. I think it looks too extreme for me, but what a resource. Something to aspire to!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pretty Pastels

These colours and mini shelves and frames make me want to throw out all of my possessions and start again. Irrational? Yes. But look at those thermoses (thermii?)!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Life Baggage

Ahem, I am hoping to start a Proper, Full-time Job soon, and realised I have nothing to wear. So I've been quite busy over the past few weeks trying to quickly accumulate a wardrobe which will be functional, warm and not too expensive: turns out I may as well have decided to find the Holy Grail, because it probably would have been easier.
Happily, I have narrowed down some work bag options, but won't buy anything until I know the dimensions of my work laptop. Nerd! I know, but obviously that's important. What do you think of these pretties? They're pretty reasonably priced and come in lots of different colours, too.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rainbow Cushions

These cushions (and Monsieur Apple Head) make me inexplicably joyous. Rainbows! And bright yellow apple heads! Eeep!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bookshelves! Bookshelves!

Have you seen this website yet? I just fell into an internet hole for hours looking at these incredible shelves. For me, a house looks naked without books - I have always had a very strong feeling that a room is unfinished without at least a book or two!
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Monday, June 7, 2010

The 50-Year old Notting Hill Posters

These most excellent posters were found recently when some excavation occured at Notting Hill Station, London.
This guy's my favourite!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dulux Advertisement

Just a beautiful song (by Sigur Ros singer Jonsi) and an amazing, colourful advertisement. Apparently shot in real locations with no actors - very, very cool. (Thanks for the heads-up Alice - via here.)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Most Excellent Mantra

These are just plain awesome. Just when you thought that The Wire was the best thing to come out of Baltimore, here come the Baltimore Print Studios! All proceeds from the sales of these posters go to opening the studio itself, so you can feel happy about purchasing a print, support an up-and-coming venture and decorate your housie. Win, win and win!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Urban Outfitters Bedding

What a delicious (and reversible!) quilt. A bit too girly for the Pal and I, but exciting nonetheless!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mexican Suzani Bedspread

I know this doesn't fit my "not busy" brief, but gee it's very pretty. What a delicious bedspread!
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