Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stripey stripey

As I start to think/dream about setting up our new apartment (yes, the one we don't yet have...), I've been thinking a lot about stripey linens. You know - a nice, orderly stripey bed? Yeah, that's the one. These two from Pure Home and West Elm are current favourites. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

New boots

One of the perils of moving to another country is working out how to get your stuff over there. We ended up taking suitcases and also shipping over some clothes and kitchen stuff. On the day that the international movers came, I was not at my best and did a pretty average job of packing the right stuff. Consequently, I have had to invest in some new clothes, especially warm ones, as I overestimated how warm it is in summer. (FYI it is not warm!)  So these boots (from here and here) are on their way to me now - hopefully they'll fill the wardrobe hole that is not-sandals and not-winter knee high boots.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Portland Rose Garden

Well I'm back in SF. In fact, today is my first day of work, so wish me luck please! 

I wanted to share a few pictures from the road trip we just did up the Californian coast up to Portland - such a spectacular trip. These photos are from the Portland Rose Garden - can I just say ohmygoodness? Such a gorgeous, sunny day and the smell of these roses was extraordinary, I took far too many pictures to post here, but here are a few of my favourites. Please visit this garden if you're ever in Portland - it's so, so worth it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Settling in

I'm going to be offline for a little bit as we settle into San Francisco. We're currently on a road trip - I'll share more photos soon. In the meantime, here's one I took on Sunday at the Exploratorium. Fancy, huh?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Polka Dots

I find it hard to walk past a good polka dot. These sneakers are calling my name at the moment. Very potently. Oh, and San Francisco is rainy and foggy, you say? Lucky I bought this raincoat.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cord holder

As someone who has been packing up their life lately, this makes a lot of sense. A recognisable, brightly coloured case for cables! I think 36 euro is a bit steep, but it makes me want to keep my eyes out for a good alternative. Let me know if you find one!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Butter dish from Claska

Well Internet, I don't expect you to get behind this as much as I do, but here it is. I had a love affair with a butter dish in Japan. I saw it in about three different shops and finally bought one in Nakameguro. It has a cold, white enamel base and a beautifully soft wooden top. I might not even use it for butter but it really is a stunning piece of work.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Perfect shelves

Oooh this appeals to all my collecting and organising impulses - and the copper accents are so wonderful, too.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Geometric patchwork

Patchwork shows such attention to detail and I love the translucence of this work - so perfectly sized.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Geometric walls

Wow - these geometric tiles allow you to create your own tiled walls or floors - spectacular!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Black and white

This room reminds me of my sister Em, who loves all things black and white. So soothing and that deer head is totally amazing.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ooh, a bench of plants!

Whoops - a few days went by there - turns out this moving country thing is pretty time-consuming. I'm stuck in a visa limbo at present which is stressful and a bit discombobulating, but hopefully I'll have resolution soon. In the meantime, this bench of plants is making me pretty happy. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Rug

This room is just perfect. Another example of wood and plants and quelle rug!