Thursday, March 31, 2011
What's not to love here?
Lots of good storage: check.
Cute, vintage wares: check.
Retro kitchenalia: check.
It's from birdy popcorn's happy days...one half of this stylish designing, vintage goods-sourcing and blogging pair is my sister-in-law. Love your work, Bianca.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I walk past this building on my way to work most mornings.
I've photographed it often, and guess I'll continue to do so.
Martin Lof. Check out his site...very nice.
I "tiled myself into a corner" and stuffed up the $$$ floor tiles big time.
After ripping up the offending tiles and working out a system that worked (seriously, when you stuff these tiles up, making them "work" again is like a crazy puzzle for geniuses), I happily attached them to the floor last night and have found myself wandering past the bathroom and looking in at my handy work, checking that I'm still satisfied with the result. Nerd.
Yay! The sadly postponed bathroom reno is getting closer to being finished.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
And, more importantly, these three cuffs are for sale!
If you are interested shoot me an email here, message me on Facebook, or leave a comment. SORRY, THE BLUE CUFF AND THE RED CUFF ARE SOLD.
Friday, March 25, 2011
I remember first longing to live in a minimalist mid-century modern home when I was about 12 or 13. Odd child.
Design Boom has some lovely images from an exhibition at the National Museum of Warsaw called We Want to be Modern.
I reckon I'd find the museum's collection just as desirable then as I do now.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Fashion: great. Sticky beaking: excellent.
But many of her style plates also have incredibly chic homes.
Screenwriter Deborah Kaplan on a very lovely chair.
Shoe designer and hair stylist Beatrice Valenzuela.
Singer-songwriter Nicole Simone.
Daisyblue alerted me to Jeana Sohn, and when I decided to blatantly steal the Closet Visits idea (imitation IS the most sincere form of flattery, after all), she also put her hand up to be my debut closet visitee (although, being Australian, I think I'll be calling it Wardrobe Wanders). Stay tuned...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A couple of beautiful photos with her husband (her second, who she married twice) Richard Burton. The couple's realtionship was famously tumultuous. The chemistry the pair shared is apparent in every photo and film they made together.
They had love and hate in spades.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Profits from sales are going towards aid in Japan via Doctors Without Borders relief fund.
One pair - made of gold, turquoise, mother of pearl and stone - that I wear quite often always gets plenty of admiring comments.
The main element (from where everything hangs) is recycled from a multi-strand necklace (this one previously held 4 strands). The recycled beads are a mix of glass, plastic and pearl and the length, from the hook, is 11.5cms.
And, more importantly, these handmade earrings are for sale!
If you are interested shoot me an email here, message me on Facebook, or leave a comment. SORRY, THIS ITEM IS SOLD
Monday, March 21, 2011
Stylish to boot.
All images courtesy of Coco+Kelly.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Looks like this multi-colour feather neckpiece will be first cab off the rank.
A work in progress...not sure about the clear polyurethane plastic tubing?
A meritorious highschool piece of art by my sister. Talented!
I picked up these wooden blocks from a garage sale last week (along with the cute footstool below), the blocks are for jewellery.
I'll reupholster this one...in good time. I'm thinking a pale yellow velvet or maybe even pale sea green or jade?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Who doesn't love parquetry floors, high ceilings and big French windows! Pic from Emmas designblogg
And this is what I'm wearing today. I picked it up from Salamanca market, in Hobart, for the grand sum of $30 (if you look closely you can see my reflection in the doorknobs - haha).
Look at the workmanship on that baby! Not an overlocked seam in sight.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I love Juergen Teller's photos for Marc Jacobs' ad campaigns. I think he is a '70s-loving kind of man.
I also found some cool stuff while flicking through an old Belle magazine.
This very cool Tom Dixon light.
And this magnificent house on Spain's Costa Brava.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
On Monday I received a package from my gorgeous sister-in-law, one half of the cool Birdy Popcorn girls.
Two beautifully fragrant soaps were wrapped in vintage fabric, along with an old newspaper image of a '70s girl in a cool long dress and a retro playing card.
Whenever I go to Melbourne I walk a couple of kms from St Kilda up to Balaclava to buy these vegan soaps from the local health store.