Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Unhappy Hipsters

Ali put me on to this most excellent blog - they give captions to uber-trendy house pictures. And I love it. (I also love a lot of the homes featured - call me perverse!)

Monday, October 25, 2010

New study idea

Sometimes this blog becomes a visual 'thinking out loud' activity for me. For a long time, I've been wanting to streamline our study/spare bedroom. I'm thinking that I'd love to get rid of the spare bed, and just focus on a cleaner, more tidy room. But I also like the idea of a spare room for friends to come and stay... These studies make me want to start again from a white piece of paper!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Reading Nooks

These stunning reading nooks on Black Eiffel evoke such peaceful calm. It seems pretty decadent to have a reserved place for reading, but pretty awe-inspiring, too. Sigh. A reading nook, in the sun, with a warm cup of tea or cool glass of water. Delightful.

Speaking of tea, I recently tried some incredible Turkish apple tea - have any of you tried to make it?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Paper Town Friends

I probably don't need an app that is 100% pure distraction, but this one, where you can make your own paper dolls, is pretty adorable. I think the silver-panted rhino is my favourite.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010


This little guy - a dancing escape key, no less - made me laugh today. Lots going on, but happy and busy. Friends start coming over soon for the wedding, and I can't wait to giggle, get excited and have lovely yarns.

See you soon xx

Sunday, October 10, 2010

50 Centaur

Internet, a confession. Sometimes wedding planning makes you a little bit crazy.

I can't wait to be married, but I also can't wait for the admin to be over! Run sheets, late rsvps, additional rsvps (Oh! My partner and I would love to come! Hmm, didn't invite partner...), additional invite requests, menu changes, general complaints/suggests for changes all contributed to me having hilarious wedding dreams. Like the one where I was walking down the aisle with my laptop, because I hadn't had time to edit our vows. Quelle romance. Or the one where every woman at the wedding was wearing a wedding dress. That was a doozy.

So this was the best image to describe my mental state for the day. Oh yeah. And I admit I giggled at it for quite a while. Enjoy!

(Normal transmission to resume soon! Promise!)

(Note to all friends who are reading this: I am actually fine, but looking forward to being excited once all the boring leg work has been done.)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Library Desk

This library desk, sent to me by the lovely JT, is super, super cool. Love it - tres meta!
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ginko Papers

Was browsing the other day and came across this delightful paper shop called Ginko Papers - Shinzi Katoh stickers, stationery packs and general deliciousness. Try it if you dare!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First Wedding Present

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My lovely sister came over on the weekend to give the Pal and I our first wedding present. We had no idea what this might be, but the thought of taking a short break from doing seating arrangements (!!!) was so delightful that we welcomed her with open arms. Em has also been an incredible support in the lead up: she knows I'm working a lot and just manages to be helpful in a very seamless and non-pressure way.

And we were blown away. Em knows how much I love these old railway posters, and made one for us which chronicles some of our adventures from our first date to our wedding day. It's not only a stunning piece of art, but I catch myself looking at it with dreamy, faraway eyes, remembering how far we've come, and all the adventures to come.

Thank you Em - we couldn't love it, more.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bookshelf Swoon

Back from a restful weekend. Actually, back from a weekend back-to-back with wedding planning. Honestly, I'm very excited to be getting married, but really looking forward to having my weekends back!