Thursday, June 28, 2012

Some news!

So I have some big news to share. The Pal and I are moving to San Francisco! Today is my last day at work in Sydney, and in a week, we head over to the US.

I am so incredibly excited, but also like it's all a bit surreal: it feels really odd to think about it, and of course, there's a hundred things on the to-do list, too.

One of the fun things about moving is that we've sold all of our furniture and we'll be buying new things over there, so I'll be sharing how we fit out our new apartment, and settle in to a new city. Looking forward to some new adventures!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sarah Bagshaw prints

This is such a stunning print - the shapes and the colours are just perfect. Want to hang it above a beautiful, low grey couch.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wooden inspiration

Gosh - the chairs and the prints and the wood - so stunning. As I get older, I am more and more drawn to wooden furniture and this room feels so warm. (Sorry - I can't remember where I found this - let me know if you know where I did!)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Furoshiki Love

One of the things I love about Japan is the attitude towards thrift, care and re-use. Furoshiki are Japanese pieces of cloth used to store and carry things, and they are just so lovely. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lotta Kuhlhorn Japan Collection

Ooh la la. I saw this collection when I was in Japan, and fell in love with it. Especially the little glass balloons on the left hand side of the photo above. They had rounded bottoms and would rock gently and then balance when you put them on the table. Can't seem to find them outside of Japan - super delightful.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sea Ranch, California

This cabin in the woods is pretty extraordinary. It's a ranch in California and it looks like heaven - the wood and the greenery are superb.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beautiful desk organiser

Well isn't this one a beauty? A bright red and shiny desk organiser. Oooh it's a beauty.

Lotta Kuhlhorn: Book covers

Love these series of book covers by the very excellent Swedish designer Lotta Kuhlhorn - just beautifully designed and arranged.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Leather compendium

Ooh this compendium is all sorts of fantastic. A delightful little office companion. A companion-compendium. A compadium? Sold!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Best bookcase ever

Well isn't this charming? I love this idea that the script would be less legible with the books actually in the bookcase. So, so good.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Plants in Japan

I was so enamoured with all the plants in pots outside hundreds of houses and shops in Japan. Small collections of pretty gardens, perched on the edge of window sills and footpaths, clump together to form tiny landscapes of green. Just perfect.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Georgia Gray

These beautiful acrylics are made by Georgia Gray and they almost look like tapestries to me - love the colour blocking and the composition.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Best cabinet

Oh one day, I will fine a cabinet like this. Or some drawers. Or some industrial cuties that want to come home with me and nest.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Roses in vases

Yes, I know, these are excellent. What is it about flowers in individual vases? It's too, too sweet.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Temples in Japan

I truly had no idea how stunning these would be, but we went on a Temple bender in Kyoto, visiting old towns and temples and shrines for three days. The most superb gardens, simplicity and precision I've ever seen: you must go if you like any of these things! (And these photos don't capture the bright greens and the crisp air - but close your eyes and try to imagine).
All photos by me.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Not sure I'll ever get over my love of triangles and geometric shapes. These ones are delicious.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Totoro postcard

Such a lovely idea - Hayao Miyazaki films made into a set of postcards, including my very favourite My Neightbour Totoro.

Update: it seems the link isn't working - I originally found these here.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dream apartment

Thanks to my friend C for the tip-off for this beautiful apartment.  Peaceful to the extreme and a secret ladder and hiding place, to boot!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Lamp landscape

This certainly makes the problem of cords more of an opportunity! Love the design and that lamp is too great in yellow.