Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blog re-vamp

Oh yes - finally, a blog re-design. It's been a long time, but here's the newest incarnation of love you big. A little more subdued - a little more minimalist. If you're wondering where my reading list has disappeared to, you can see it at the top ("What I'm Reading").

And if you're game, you can change views on the blog - have a look at Flipcard and Snapshot which are some of my favourites.

I'd love to know what you think - let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer.

Have a great weekend - see you Monday!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Score and Solder Planters

These terrariums and planters are from the very excellent Score and Solder and make me want to plant things and learn how to solder other things.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


These are two of my favourite pics from our trip to Bali. To quote Abbey Nova, this is your daily dose of green! These were taken by the Pal with a panorama app that stitches together your shots, and they were taken in The Maya - a magnificent hotel we stayed at in Ubud.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Art Of Dominique Falla

This post pointed me to the work of Dominique Falla, and you guys, I am a wee bit obsessed.  This above work is extraordinary and I can't stop looking at it. Need to buy me some cotton and some nails...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lizzie Fortunato: Tablet case

As of recently, I'm the new proud owner of a Xoom tablet (oh yes, it is delightful) but it doesn't yet have a cover. While this one is a little to pricey, I love the colours and pattern.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Arielle de Pinto

What a necklace. Just thought you should all share in its prettiness. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our House: reorganised

I promised to show you some pics of the apartment after we re-organised everything (just in time for the owner to sell and now we have to move!)  It's changed a lot since we first moved in - and I'm hopeful we can find a new place which will be just as comfortable. These photos were taken by the real estate agent and, even with the oddly-photoshopped TV! hopefully they give you a sense of what our place looks like. In the above photo, the couch ottoman is floating oddly in front of the couch for some reason, but otherwise it looks exactly how we live in it.
The bedroom. A weird angle to get as you can't see the built-ins or our dressing tables (at the foot of the bed) but glad my teddy Elizabeth was left in shot!
And the kitchen sort of looks the same, but a little more exciting through a wide-angle lens. Hope you enjoyed the mini-tour! Stay tuned for where we're headed next. Sigh. Even I don't know that yet!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wedges of Spring

Oh la la. Spring feels like it might finally be here and I can begin to countenance shoes which show feet to the open air. These ones by Jeffrey Campbell are on the wishlist.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Swatch This Space

Am trying to store up ideas of fun and renter-friendly designs as we plan to move in the coming weeks/months. This beautiful paint swatch wall jumped out at me: just stunning. Will be keeping this one on the mental clipboard :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Zig Zag Tray

Well isn't this little tray a beauty? Looks delightfully organised. I'm back in Sydney this week after sneaking out last week for a surprise trip for the Pal's birthday. I'll upload photos soon...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Amazing ceilings

What a fabulous-looking ceiling. From the ever-excellent Yellowtrace, who also likes to "nerd out on shit hot ceilings".

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Autumn leaves

Ah such a pretty spectrum. It's definitely beginning to feel like Spring in Sydney - hoping for increasing warmth, please!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apple Cake

This very pretty wedding cake reminded me of mine! The green is so love - and the fading on this one is a particularly nice touch.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Framed Maps on Walls

Could there be a more orderly or more delightful post for a Monday morning? Enjoy these maps.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Delightful bookshelf

Yes, after the organisational spree of this past weekend, we got a call from our real estate agent. The owner of our apartment wants to sell it so we're moving out! After all that arranging and re-arranging... So I'll keep you up to date with where we go - and will promise to post pics of current place soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Masako Miki

Love this print from Masako Miki - not sure if I like the triangles or the deer more. It might just be a tie.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Organising Madness

I spent much of this past weekend (in between lunch with family for Fathers' Day and catching up with friends) in an organising, spring cleaning frenzy. The lounge room has been turned around and the Pal and I feel like we're living in a brand new home. Boxes of old books are on their way to the op-shop, shelves have been dusted and the housie feels like it's wearing a new pair of shoes. Or whatever. Will show pics soon. For now - enjoying this colourful space and its simple lines.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Best. House. Ever.

You may have seen this gorgeous home on an episode of Grand Designs - it has to be my favourite house ever on that show. Designed by Kathryn Tyler, it is the most perfect, Scandinavian modern house. Unlike many that feature on that show, it is practical, humble and just perfectly thought out. Bravo Kathryn! (You can see some highlights of the building process here).

All images via here.