Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scrabble: Typography Style

Well this is kinda superb. My friend Char sent me this yesterday and it is so beautiful. A new typographical Scrabble! Hurrah!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Blog Anniversary Giveaway Winner

Time to announce my giveaway: it's Jen!

Jen said:

"Happy Bloggy-versary and all that. You've inspired me to get back into it!"

Jen, leave me your email and I'll get in touch and send you out your bag of goodies!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Screenprinting Course

Maria and I went to a screenprinting course on Saturday and had a great time. It turns out that screenprinting is really hard! Above is my tea towel. I tried to channel Kylie but in the end I borrowed Maria's Paul Klee book and used him as the background.
Some neon pink rain drops popped up in the middle...
...and Maria's paper planes made an appearance on the corner.
And then this little circle hung out at the top.

A great day of crafting - an extremely tricky skill, this screenprinting, but I'm excited to try more.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oh for a boat on the sea!

This photo makes me yearn for holidays, warmth and boats. I must say, I'm not usually a nautical kinda gal, but I think the Maldives can make anyone dream.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memory quilt

This quilt includes parts of a wedding dress, a tie, a child's dress and a dressing gown. I LOVE the idea of making a quilt from family memories, so I'm filing this one away.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bath time

When I first saw this bathtub, I thought there was a cheese plate on that middle wooden board, and immediately thought, "that is the best idea, ever!" Alas, I think it's a pretty board of soaps and pumice stones - some would say things that are more suited to a bath... But the cheese plate is one I'm keeping for a rainy day/when I next live somewhere with a bath.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Three Year Blog Anniverary Giveaway!

Three years ago, I posted my very first post on this ol' blog. I never knew if blogging was for me, and figured I should just give it a try. Lo and behold, I blogged through the end of my thesis, through getting engaged, married and now working full-time. It really is a little time capsule of my life - things I love and get excited about.

Wanted to say a big thank you - I've been so touched and delighted by every comment you've made over the years. You're just wonderful.

If you leave a comment on this post, I'm giving away a pack of stationery (everything comes in three, you'll see) - you can see sneak peek above. Notebooks, pens, erasers - everything you need. I'll draw the winner next Tuesday 31st May, 2011. (And to my friends who get embarrassed about entering my competitions: please enter! You're wonderful and I love that you still read!)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shiny, shiny nails

I have been experimenting with new nails at the moment. I can't keep nail polish on for more than a day, so I tried some new sticker-y things that stick on and last for 10 days or so without going to a salon. This is absolutely not a paid endorsement, but I have to show you and tell you about them, as they're just so great!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Restful Places

It could be that it's getting to the end of the week, but these restful places scream 'hello' to me. Anyone else needing a little snooze?!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Collections on Display

I don't usually like plates hanging on the wall, but these look adorable. And those drawers!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wide Sky Lights

I do love a good reading nook and this one makes spending time at home feel like being on a holiday.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Plain and Simple

I found this delicious candle on the weekend: it's sage and pomegranate and it has the best smell ever. Our little apartment feels warmer already. And it happens to be in an apothecary jar - what's not to love?!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sandflora Waratah Lights

Loving these new lamps by Aussie company Sandflora - they look like our state flower, the Waratah, in a really elegant way.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Seoul Tips?

I'm heading off to Seoul for a work visit next month, and wondered if you have any tips? Things to do and see while I'm there? I've been bookmarking a few sites, but would love your thoughts.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paper bag clutch

LOVE these bags. I'm always on the hunt for bags that can be worn with anything, and these are pretty sublime.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Display case love

More and more I find myself drawn to little shelves and nooks in which to display things. Just like these ones: the very Scandinavian aesthetic is delicious.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Delicious Cake

Everything about this cake makes me delighted. Bookmarked to try myself one day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Peaceful vista

Abbey often has a 'daily dose of green' - and this one made me feel peaceful on a Wednesday. Happy hump day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Top Shop Find

The last Top Shop dress I loved I actually ended up buying in Dubai. This one is a pretty lovely find, too - stripey and belty. Love, love and love.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Work Space

This photograph makes me so happy. The light fitting, the persian rug, the dog in the basket and the gallery wall. Glorious!