Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

this weekend...

No house stuff done whatever so ever... and I'm not feel guilty.
I spent most of the weekend hanging out, eating, browsing and catching up with friends.

Saturday night, great night in at friends place stuffing ourselves silly with amazing Indian take out. They're off to Paris and Italy for 4 weeks on Monday - jealous.

Today I caught up with another friend and went for a late brekky at Tusk. I highly recommend the poached eggs, smoked salmon, wilted spinach on potato roesti stacks and hollandaise sauce... Ooooooh my gosh, delicious. We were waited on by Lucy, made famous the Satorialist.

We wandered around around Windsor, both on a mission to buy some vintage boots (yes, at the end of winter - go figure) but with no success. Went into Tarlo & Graham and I noticed my big glass bottle selling for $140 which I found op-shopping for $5!

Tarlo & Graham - images via The Design Files

I'll be spending the evening on the couch I think. I may consider going for a walk and work off that hollandaise sauce... But don't hold me to that.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

balcony garden

After the kitchen is finished, I will give some much needed love to our very sad looking balcony.

Once upon a time, herbs use to florish our of the big terrcotta planter, and standing nearby it was my beloved maggie - my small magnolia tree who has now gone to heaven.

I love these old crates used as planter boxes..

image via Agent Bauer

Friday, August 28, 2009


Lovin' this poster design by Vahalla Studio found via Naomi Murrell.

Have you seen Feist on Seasame Street? - So sweet!
Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

pretty glass

image via Aimee Herring found via Shannon Fricke

I need to cull my collection of bottles and jars - too many dust collectors and nowhere to store them. This image from Aimee Herring is making me second guess. It's going to be hard for me to part with them...

Monday, August 24, 2009

interior love

I'm a little bit in love with these gold cushions & grey velvet sofa...

image via SF by the Bay

Sunday, August 23, 2009

lazy sunday

image via Frolic

Didn't actually get lost this weekend..
But we did have a nice time at the Collingwood Childrens Farm today. We enjoyed the quaint surrounds by the river and tucked into a delicious organic breakfast. We bought home some danish pastries from the Convent Bakery.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

simple lovely

Lovely basics by Rittenhouse.. I'm in love with this girls cute crop.

oh ebay!

It wasn't meant to be... I don't think it's really me anyway. Or is it? Can't decide...
Perhaps it may have looked nice next to with my other little oily friends... Oh well, too late now!

Some other ebay bits here, here and here that I've contemplated, but have shown some restraint.
Maybe one day I can set up shop, that way I can get up to as much ebay mischief as I'd like to. Either that or get a bigger house.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

office space: black + white + timber

I like the use of this old printing block drawer in this office.
My new mission is to buy a bulk lot of timber grey lead pencils and display it in a simple white ceramic cup on my desk. Just because..

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

little buds of spring

The warm sunshine over the weekend has inspired me to get out some of the my frocks out of the wardrobe, sans opaque tights.

Here's one of the dresses I bought in Phillip Island. I think the white flower buds are rather sweet, however, I will need to take the hemline up..

Monday, August 17, 2009

pale & interesting

Altanta Bartlett & her husband David Coote have opened up their online boutique, Pale & Interesting. I want.. everything.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

new sheets..

Feels like Spring is here..
There's something really nice about putting fresh sheets on the bed as the warm light filters through the blinds on a sunny day.

These are my new Ikea bed sheets. They remind me a little of Orla..

Friday, August 14, 2009

mad about the boy

My wardrobe could do with coat tails.
P.S Happy Friday

Thursday, August 13, 2009

trine thorsen photography

images via Trine Thorsen found via Purple Area

the lovely Ms Blasko

Marked in my calender is Sarah Blasko at the Forum on 2nd of October. I will be surprising my darling friend G for her birthday.

She's done a lovely cover of Xanadu. I am yet to work out how to upload videos - Argh, constant error messages!

I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing her at the Queenscliff Music Festival a few years ago. I have been to the QMF almost every year since I was a rag bag teen. I recall that particular year had a pretty amazing line up; Emiliana Torrini, Ash Grunwald, Claire Bowditch...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

i love snail mail.

How sweet is this Carve Your Own Card? Found via Design is Mine

wednesdays: awesome TV night

I know how terribly sad this sounds but it's a solid night on the couch on Wednesdays. I LOVE the ABC1 line up:

Food Safari - Tummy rumbling inspiration. Don't watch if you haven't had dinner yet.
Spicks & Specks - Musical quiz + comedians + awkward moments with the odd irrelevant guest = always a winner
The Librarians - Cringe, cringe, cringe - but bloody hilarious!
United States Of Tara - Brilliant! I heart Toni Collette & John Corbett aka Aiden is still a bit of alright.
At the Movies - A glimpse at the upcoming movies - Margaret's raspy laugh cracks me up

Monday, August 10, 2009

taking the plunge

image by Cig Murphy found via Pia Jane Bijkerk

It's been an overwhelming week on the career front. It's with a heavy heart that I have decided to move on. After 3 years, through the many hurdles and hoops I have learnt so much. I can look back fondly and remember the wonderful friends I have made and shared many laughs with.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Today JD and I are going to down tools (well paint brushes for me) and spend some much needed time together. Preoccupied with the happenings around the home and a little burnt out at work, it feels like forever since we've ventured out of the confines of our apartment and wander around with no plans but to just hang out together. Super excited!

Friday, August 7, 2009

happy happy weekend!

image from Javiera found via Automatism
Oh will the sun come out? Very doubtful...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

wee sized chairs for little peeps

images above from the ever so cute Three Potato Four
Home of Emma Cassi via Knock Knock

I visited my friend Moni's house recently and gushed over the wee sized chairs that she had used as a child, which has now been past down to her boys. We were tossing up whether she should paint them red or white... Or at all? Perhaps I'll pester her for a pic to get a verdict..
Which reminds me I have to snap my little chairs from Phillip Island, which currently makes a great magazine stack holder.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

cute stitching

image via katie cupcake found via black eiffel

So cute. This kinda reminds me of my grade 6 handwriting. So yes, I use to heart my i's.. I know, what a dork.

My mum opened a bank account for me when I was 11.
Years later I had to go into the bank to collect a new card. I had to sign for it but couldn't recall my signature, so the bank teller was trying to describe it 'Um, it's very curly' She gave up and just showed it to me to forge. I blushed, it was so incredibly cheesy.