Friday, May 31, 2013

Forest Tray

I do have a thing for trays. And this one is excellent. Blacks, whites, horses. You totally sold me, Wendy.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summery sandals

I keep waiting for summer to hit San Francisco. We've had a few warm days - a few days where I've even left my coat at home. But not paint-your-toenails-red-and-get-out-the-sundress warm. I will continue to post sockless-porn like these shoes until I am able to wear them outside. Word.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Emily Green Necklaces

Have you seen the work of Melbourne-based artist Emily Green? I love the simplicity and color choices of her bead work - this one, 'Violet', is wonderful.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sad but true

If only this were less true and more of a myth. Sadly, it's 100% true.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Candle love

First is was copper tea canisters, and now it's copper candles. As usual, these are wickedly (geddit?) overpriced but gosh they're pretty.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy Big Five

Five years ago today it all started. This little old blog was born and ever since then I've posted almost daily. It's seen me go from living alone, to living with the Pal, to finishing my thesis, getting engaged, to starting work, to marrying the Pal, to moving the the US and a whole lot more in between.

Thanks for sticking around and reading - I love seeing your comments and it's so nice to have a place to share things on my corner of the internet. You're wonderful. Here's to the adventures yet to come.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Inspiration Station

I haven't made time to do this yet, but I'm planning to sit down and work out what the next steps are in decorating our apartment. A few things aren't quite right. Our overhead lights, for example, are too bright and we need either some sort of dimmer arrangement or some lamps. We also have way too many bare walls which are begging for some interesting artwork and colour. I love these abstract paintings in Orlando's home above - might be just want the doctor ordered.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gallery Wall

What a great combination of pictures hanging - the blues and the greys and the blacks work so well, with just a dash of neon. Duly noted!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sandwich boards

Just delightful. These sandwich boards are gorgeous - I love the one with the houses, but really they're all pretty great.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Foxy hot water bottle

Well aren't you a little cutie? Sweetest hot water bottle you ever did see!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jonathan Adler: Happy Chic

You guys. Big department stores over here keep doing amazing collaborations with high end designers. I managed to nab these wonderful (and very heavy!) apple bookends from JC Penney of all places. And they're pretty amazing.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

True Beauty

Sometimes you're truly humbled by someone and today is that day. If you haven't read this article, you should - what a woman.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Clutching at straws

I just don't go out enough to swanky events to justify such expensive clutches as these. But if I did, then I'd definitely have one. I love that they could go with most outfits and are a little different compared to the usual black purse.

I've thought a lot about what the things in my wardrobe are that I do/should spend a lot of money on and what I can get away with finding bargains for. And I realised it's almost the same theory that I use to think about how I decorate our apartment. The big things need to be invested in - an Eames chair or a good leather bag or pair of shoes will last and look fantastic for a long time. Then you can buy a cheap throw pillow or t shirt that is more of a trend item and know that you can change it out when stripes aren't cool anymore. (By the way - that will never happen. Stripes will always, especially if they're black and white, be cool).

So in short, no pricey clutches for me right now. BUt aren't they pretty?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Grey couch

Eugh - everything about this is amazing. The shape of the left hand side table, the colours of the pillows - so crazy inviting.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pyrite silk scarf

Holy moly. It's silk but it's also a scarf that looks like pyrite. What a phenomenal idea. And so beautifully made.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New artwork

Now that the apartment is all sorted and we have everything we actually need to love, I've been thinking more about what could be on our walls.We have very high ceilings and big expanses of wall that (in my mind) are longing to be decorated with some art. This tiger is interesting: I'd love to see if blown up and big on a main wall - we'll see.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Splendid Shoes

My friend Lorna and I speak about 'signs you know you're an adult. You know, when you get excited about fabric softener or vitamins being on sale or shoes looking comfortable. That kind of thing. And these shoes, while they do look comfy, fly in the face of that, but gosh they're pretty.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lizzie Fortunato Clutch

Gosh - what a beautiful clutch. Those colours look amazing together and the leather looks incredibly soft.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Beautiful baby quilt

I saw this quilt and suddenly am overcome with an urge to make one. What a beautiful idea and a gorgeous quilt. I'm thinking an adult sized one for our couch might be in order...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Black and white sideboard

Oooh sideboards.I could just fill a whole house of them. So many sideboards - so little time. This one is pretty amazing and that black and white artwork is excellent.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Just love this tiger more than anything. And the pillows are pretty awesome, too.