Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Christmas!

Just popping in to say Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day xx

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

I hope you all have a magnificent Christmas and a wonderful year ahead! I'm going to take a little big of a blogging break and I'll be back in early January with more wonderfulness. Thanks for your constant support, love and comments - you are just lovely. : )
Kate xx

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A dollhouse for grown-ups

If you've got a spare $5000 lying around, you'd be wise to buy this shelving system, aka a Dollhouse for Grown-ups. I mean, it's amazing - the stairs? Just perfect.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Word Search Tea Towel

What a great idea. Making someone a word search tea towel with things that are relevant to them? I love, love, love this. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gift wrapping ideas

I know these present-mice aren't specifically Christmas-themed, but by gosh they're very cute. Will never look at the corner sides of my presents in the same way!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Apothia Candles

Black candle wax. You guys! It's black and it's candle wax! I love this. I am not sold on the scent, but the color and design of this candle are insane.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday season

I am in the middle of a whole bunch of social functions for the end of year, and even though they're all tons of fun, they do get kinda tiring. Saw this and felt it really encapsulated where I'm at :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Monochromatic delight

Firstly, let's talk about that 3D sculpture of a box on the left. Um, amazing? Love the selection of black and white art, too - so wonderful.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Asymmetric Wall hanging

Adore this. If I could hang things directly on the wall and not with picture wire, this would be in our house for sure.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Delicious study

What a delicious looking study. It looks part-kitchen and part office and I think the tiles are perfect.

Monday, December 9, 2013

2014 Diary

So I realized that I needed a new notebook for 2014. I know, I'm a month early, but whatever - I thought this one was a cutie and it's going to be my pal for next year.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Geometric scarves

These Mika Barr scarves are pretty amazing. I love the texture and pattern combination.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pop of neon

Eugh. That neon stool/table thing is calling my name. Loudly. Against those grey walls? Stunning.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Good lord it's December

Well that happened fast. December seems to have come very quickly this year - I am in shock. Instead, I shall just stare meditatively at this fireplace and think happy thoughts.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I'm being a new-ish American resident and taking the rest of this week off to celebrate Thanksgiving. The American celebration of autumn is pretty fabulous - leaves are actually falling, the air is cooler, apples and pumpkins are everywhere and I am excited to make pie. (Which is happening - probably apple and lemon meringue).  Of course I can't celebrate autumn/fall without my favourite ode to decorative gourd season :)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apple and Pear by Broste Copenhagen

I can't walk pass anything brass or coppery at the moment, and even more so, anything fruit-shaped. Love these containers - unsurprisingly they're Danish and awesome.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Neon baskets

Oh I love these. Imagine them in a corner, filled with firewood or magazines or toys for kids - endless possibilities.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cutest bodysuit

I sort of need to stop doing anything and find where I can buy this bodysuit. Like, now. Eugh.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Muted black and white

The colour scheme in this house really reminds me of our current apartment, except the walls here are white and mine are grey. Also a really interesting coffee table - is it a table? An ottoman? Looks pretty comfy regardless.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Organic Modernism

Oh my goodness. This store. Has stopped me in its tracks. Excuse me while I go and count my pennies to see what I can afford.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Love, love, love this

Everything here is amazing. I love that white sideboard and even the Fiddle Fig's basket is pretty amazing. (I've been looking for one for our house plant, Sandra, and have yet to find the right one.) Shapes, colour and light = all amazing.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Perfect study

You know what? I think I may have even blogged this before I love it so much. But I don't care - I love it. It's too amazing.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Anatomy of an Elephant

Ah this pillow made me laugh. "Face noodle" is what I'm calling trunks from now on and maybe forever.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

United Nude Collection 2013

I do already own an amazing pair of shoes from United Nude (kind of like these but the leather is woven not croc) but this new pair is pretty fabulous, too. The angles! The colour! Delicious.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Eric Comstock, I Heart NY

What a beautiful print from Eric Comstock - all the buildings look so friendly and the people are so asymmetric. My kinda people.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fruity posters

What great, modern interpretations of delicious fruit treats. I'm very mindful of the fact that we're coming into Winter over here, and these summer fruits are going to be a long way behind me.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Stacking rings

I do enjoy a good stacking ring set and this one is no exception. The fact that they look a little battered only makes them better, in my opinion.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A beautiful bag for Autumn

I recently bought a handbag that means I will no longer buy bags for a long time. But this one is pretty great - a large weekender type that just looks like it'd be your friend for a long time and keep all your secrets.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Perfect art

I've come to the conclusion that I love sculptures in homes - not just galleries. And this crinkled piece of paper/amazing sculpture is perfect. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Wire Project

I mean, I've only been mildly obsessed with The Wire since 2008. I don't know how many times I've watched it, start to end, but it's a lot. And I've read most of the books written by David Simon and some of the heads writers, like Richard Price. Put it this way: I'd feel pretty good about having good odds beating you on The Wire trivia. So it's no surprise that I love these posters that Alice showed me. These ones are my favorites. Oldies but goodies.

Friday, October 25, 2013

New kitchen furniture

For a while we've been wanting to get some chairs and a table for our kitchen. More bench space, somewhere to sit and chat while making dinner, generally making the large kitchen a bit more of a congregation space. We settled on these ones - I am not in love with the table, but it's a good size and the chairs fit underneath really well which was a selling point. I'll try to take photos in the kitchen but the light is not spectacular so these might have to do.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Inner Collector

Sometimes I see a photo like this one and my inner collector roars and I think "I need to stop everything and collect candlesticks". I know I should, you know, not give up my day job, but gosh these look magnificent together!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

These are now mine.

I can't even remember if I blogged about these pretties before, but they're mine now and I love them dearly. The silver thingy at the back is especially cool, and they're surprisingly comfy.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monochromatic goodtimes

Love the woodiness and monochromatic scheme in this lounge room, but also, that lamp! I'm on a secret lamp hunt at the moment, by which I mean I occasionally decide to look at lamps online, then get indecisive and then stop looking. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dear Sugar

My wonderful friend AB told me to read Dear Sugar recently, and I loved it dearly. Intense but very moving. I loved this poster with all Cheryl Strayed's sayings, too - it's printed in my kitchen and I catch a little bit of wisdom every day. (You can read her letters here, too).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stationery heaven

I like to think that all stationery deserves a good home. I mean, it's so lovely and doesn't this wall hanging look like it'd be a friendly waiting place until it was sent out into the world?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Love. This.

I feel like my pillow wants to say this to me even when it's not written there. What a great idea.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

You could have saved it

Love the colours in this print and how they're mirrored perfectly in the lounge room