Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chair-ing the love

I have black bentwood chairs (and one or two white ones) around my dining table, but I'm loving the idea of a bit of colour. Maybe a change is in the chair. Ha!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Skin deep

This is such a beautiful photo. What amazing freckles. I found the image here. It's a quirky little enigmatic blog, and I like it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Wristy cuffs

A new commissioned piece. The bracelet/cuff is made from leather, shell, mother of pearl, turquoise, plastic, stainless steel and plastic twine.
If you are interested in something similar shoot me an email here, message me on Facebook, or leave a comment below.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I just downloaded the Instagram app for iPhone. Love it!

Heading in to Brighton, on way to Hobart.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dave! Dave! Dave!

The trip to Hobart was undertaken especially to see Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist's only Tasmanian gig.
Dave is an underated champion - talented, witty and hilarious in equal measure.
His gig was at the Republic Bar. We decided it was not such a great venue. Although there were a hell of a lot of men there.
Nonetheless the band turned it on.
A reading from his memoir was a highlight. He wore glasses to help him read; this is a new look and he chose a pair that he found by asking an optician to help him look like David Koresh. Ha.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fuel guzzling

Finally got to Garagistes, in Hobart, last week. It was delicious and a little bit out of this world. An edgy top-class restaurant right here in Tassie. Fabulous.
The wine bar takes no bookings, but it was not that hard for us to get in on a Saturday night. And their housemade sourdough bread is simply worth returning for again and again. Divine.

Calamari and salsify salad

Steamed buns with pork (looks like a little tongue hanging out of a mouth!)

Lamb rump with celeriac mash

Beef onglets with kale, jerusalem artichokes and slippery jack mushrooms

Carrots with young garlic, seeds and chestnut cream

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On top of the world

The Lakes, in the middle of Tassie, always make for a spectacular photo as they are high above the rest of the state.
The flat, mountain and hill-less plains remind me of the iconic images we are often see in US films. Also a little like a moonscape.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Up here, on the 35th floor

I found this family's 35th floor abode on The New York Times' home & style section. Nice view, huh?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Art attack

In addition to the weekend's musical Hobart trip, there was a side of art and food (food photos to come).
My friend Somerset-based artist Michael Muruste had a retrospective exhibition in Hobart's Carnegie Gallery.
He has a lovely way with colour combinations and his curvy linear marks are his trademark. Lovely work, Michael.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rearranged arrangement

A change is like a holiday. So, as I am on holiday, I did some changing.
And cleaning.
And sorting.
And culling.
And recycling.
This little corner of my house was piled high with unread newspapers.
They're gone. Unread. Good riddance.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Desert dwellers

Palm Springs-based fashion designer Trina Turk is one lucky chica. She lives in this amazing Art Deco home known as the Ship of the Desert. Obviously named as such because of its sleek nautical lines.
I found the photo here where you can see more images and read an interview with Turk.
Check out Martha Stewart's educational trip to Palm Springs via this short video.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Russh to Rust

I first saw Charlotte Rust's NZ home in an old Russh magazine a few years back.
I thought it was one of the coolest pads I'd seen, and now, with The Selby's recent visit, it looks like the fashion stylist has still got it going on. See the rest of her house here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

You can bank on that

I just stumbled across this amazing bank architecture at Black Eiffel. Check out the Japanese architect firm's site here; very cool.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Birthday treats!

I had an especially lovely birthday today and after a great breakfast and magnificent coffee I treated myself to this gorgeous '70s caftan from the Made With Love Bazaar.

I also bought myself a copy of Frankie magazine's Spaces book.

Made With Love Bazaar

The crafty girls at the Made With Love Bazaar put on another fabulous market today. So great to see so many creative people in the one room! Can't wait til next month.

Graphic and bright vintage fabrics are remade into cute quilts, toys, clothes and more at Baby Boudoir.

Baby Boudoir

Michelle Walker's creativity is channelled into these lovely tough-looking little monkeys, cards, button brooches among other great creations.

A crocheted caravan by Michelle Walker.

Lisa Loo's eye for detail is second to none, her workmanship is a testament to the dying art of beautiful, done-with-love sewing.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Working hard for the money

I love my job, don't get me wrong, but I think I love US interior designer/fashion designer/author/cool chica Kelly Wearstler's job more.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A trip through the 'burbs

A new blog discovery! Thanks to my leetle sister.
52 Suburbs documents through photos various suburbs around Sydney.
This photo is at my favourite vintage fashion stall at the Surry Hills market (I recognise the seller's penchant for vintage animal-print furs). It's a great stall and I would make the quick trip from Bondi every first Saturday of the month to check it out; lots of my wardrobe comes from buys at the Surry Hills market. It was also a very cool scene.
The same girl who has this stall also took her wares to the Bondi market, which I religiously went to every Sunday morning. It was only metres from where I used to live, so it was a given that I'd be there, picking through the goods and going home with fabulous finds.
Aaaah. Sydney days.

The real Mcqueen

New York's Metropolitan Museum has what looks like an amazing collection of Alexande McQueen's designs spanning his acclaimed career. The fashion cognoscenti honoured him at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala, which always covers thoroughly.
The UK designer's death tragically ended his career too soon; he was a champion among champions and seeing some of his work here is an emotional reminder of how great he was and what a loss his death represented.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, autumn/winter 2002–3

VOSS, Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red, spring/summer 2001

The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Out of the closet

Jeana Sohn's Closet Visits  are a bit of a highlight in my blogging world. This most recent visit, to stylist Sophie Assa's house is particularly lovely.
She's a cool-lookin' chica, who appears to eat, sleep and breathe creative pursuits - including playing the drums! As I've already mentioned here, Triple Cee Wardrobe Wanders are imminent.
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery after all.