Monday, February 28, 2011

Colour coded, creativity loaded

A couple of spreads from UK Elle Decoration and a colletion of found objects (destined to be reincarnated as fabulous pieces of Triple Cee jewellery) share a symmetry of colour and shape.

Big M

I love it! It's from here

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dog in (cool) space

Rexy rockin' a nonchalant pose on the couch in front of one of a pair of Danish desk lamps from The Vintage Yard Sale, a photograph of New York's Chrysler Building from my talented and beautiful sister, and a print from Tasmanian/Czechoslovakian artist Tom Samek.

Rexy is next to my heart all the time.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Calm above, mess below

A barren Hang It All, is a rare vision of cleanliness and calm among the renovation mess.

Mosaics going on in the bathroom.

Tiling with Tocci.

Snap happy

Some photos just make you happy, this is one of them.

From here

So long beautiful Rexy, so long crappy bathroom

There's been no posts since Saturday because the bathroom renovation has been in full swing.
Plus, I lost my darling little Rexy during the week when he was hit by a car.
I miss him so much, but I soldier on with the bathroom.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Piles of bathroom tiles

After ending my search for a small, glossy, white, wavy-finish brick-shaped tile at a large square version, I had a mini freak-out after handing over my hard-earned and seeing them en masse.
But, I settled with liking them, after all, I think the effect (which looks like a dimpled golf ball to me as opposed to a gently undulating surface), will look good matched with the small white penny-round mosaics that are going on the floor (when they arrive, in all their $$$ glory on Monday).

Wall tiles in practice mode

My floor tiles, not my bathroom, photo from here

Boxes of tiles in the newly painted room

The eyes have it over at The Beaufort 8 Group

View from the top at The Beaufort 8 Group.

Gardening glamour

Gardening is not glamorous, so no images of gumbooted, flanelette-shirted style, instead, a disco moment at the bottom of the stairs and a photo of a very cool US stylist who I can't remember the name of, but I like her look.
All the while, I'm actually procrastinating to avoid starting up the scary-looking garden trimmer...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Room and (not) bored

I finished a room!
Newly painted walls, ceiling, skirting boards, picture rails and a fresh coat on the cupboards before I attach mirrors to them (so, not actually finished, but close enough).
Bathroom next. Watch this space for updates.

Natural selections

A few tomatoes and the most delicious two strawberries from my garden; and an architectural flora arrangement from around the yard.

Hmmm...what's happening over at The Beaufort 8 Group? Tiles!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Holiday mode

Rex and I took a walk to get a good coffee from Qualia.
We picked up some cushion inserts for vintage silk scarf cushion covers (watch this space).
On our return trip, I documented all the bits and pieces that either make me laugh or admire.
The postman had been when I returned home and delivered my debut Amazon purchase all the way from the US of A: Lucio Fulci's 1969 film Perversion Story.
It's classic giallo, quite ridiculous, but mid-century modern stylish with a '60s Italian-US mix.
But, it has the most amazing jazz soundtrack, so, I bought the DVD version with Riz Ortolani's 11-track soundtrack included. It's fabulous.
Plus, I'm 99% certain track six boasts the saxophone solo that LL Cool J went on to sample in his super-cool 1987 hit Going Back to Cali.
But now I have 2 copies of the ridiculous film!?


Worth the walk

Gourmet offerings

Golden elm

Tassie lion

G'day, Che

Mode of transport

No thanks, I'm walking

Beautifully worn tiles

Dodgy film, magnificent soundtrack

Smashin' fashion

It's New York fashion week, so, while painting, cleaning, culling and a bathroom renovation are front of my mind, sartorial splendour is edging its way to the centre. Yikes.
Not such a bad thing though, for at the end of this recent bout of renovating/painting will be one freshly painted and polished studio for yours truly to make jewellery in; what Triple Cee was created for in the first, how we get distracted.
Photo, of Paris Vogue's style mavens, courtesy of Tommy Ton's site Jak & Jil.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stop procrastinating, start painting!

The sun is shining, but it's not hot enough to walk to the beach.
Yup, it's perfect painting weather, which  I should be doing (it'll make one room almost complete), but am wandering around  Apartment Therapy (between spasmodic trips into the garden) - it's research, right?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I knead dough

It wasn't the greatest bread ever, but a good place to improve from. 
As the loaf was a bit heavy, I'll use different flour next time and maybe try fresh yeast as opposed to dry yeast.
A mixer would be handy; inside forearms got quite the workout after 15 minutes of kneading - ouch!