Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wallpaper trail

My wallpaper search has led me to Eurowalls and I'm happy (and surprised) to say I like what I've found! Not surprisingly those that have caught my eye are geometric '70s style patterns with curves and repetition. I'm soooo predictable, but I know what I like.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Red alert

Wow, a whole week without a single blog post; busy is an understatement.
Right now I'm in the middle of creating a necklace. I'm using vintage plastic coral red beads and an ivory-coloured '70s interpretation of Art Deco buckle, I'm thinking of throwing a large circular diamante scarf clasp into the mix, but don't want to make it all too busy. While I'm deciding what to do, these pics represent where my jewellery-making head is at.

SF Girl By Bay.
Closet Visit.
SF Girl By Bay.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Who's a-Warey of the '70s?

I completely love this room and have been attempting to recreate it in some form or another since I first stumbled upon Wary Meyers a couple of years ago.

The interior design duo's aesthetic is firmly placed in the early 1970s, something else firmly placed is the pair's tongues in their cheeks; humour and whimsy can be found in most of their rooms.

The pair's blog is also fabulous fun. It's scattered with Youtube clips, reproduced pages from old books and magazines and the most obscure images (where do they source them from !?). These photos of Clint Eastwood sporting smashing kntiwear and a lovely lady are from an old Playboy magazine. Wasn't he just divine...anyhoo...Wary Meyers, check them out.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dressed to impress

Anaessia is quite the confection, isn't it. The store literally shimmers, like a sparkling 1950s diamante necklace, on the first floor of the modernist jewel box that is Melbourne's lovely, former GPO building. The one-off Anaessia creations are simply divine and are worth saving up for for a super special occasion.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Manhattan about town

In addition to posting about his apartment, design and various vintage finds, Daniel, the young New Yorker behind Manhattan Nest, writes exceptionally funny copy (read Frack hack for example).
He shares my love of Ikea's Frack mirror, but he's done something ultra clever with it here.
He's also swayed my thoughts on the Eames lounge chair and ottoman. I've never really been a fan (black leather and stripey wood veneer - ugh!), and never understood all the fawning, that is until I saw the ivory version below.

While we're looking at lovely images, here are some more, and some early inspiration for my imminent stairwell revamp. At this stage I'm firrmly in the '70s with feature pendant lights and wallpaper the most outstanding contenders for the space.

Frack light and Eames lounge chair and ottoman photos from Manhattan Nest, the rest are courtesy of Emmas Design Blogg.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bow wow wowie

I was pretty young when I first developed a crush on David Bowie.
I liked his look first, I suppose, and grew to love his music as I got a bit older (my big sisters' musical tastes helped shape mine).
His early '80s Let's Dance was my first album/tape, but it's his '70s recordings I really love now.
He was a beautiful young man, and he makes a very respectable fashion icon - I regularly go for a Bowie-esque look. Somewhat narcissistically, I can see a bit of my own big-eyed, big-nosed face in Bowie's. Sheesh, a rather worrying realisation.
...and...I'll die happy knowing I've seen him perform live. It took me until 2004, when I saw him in Sydney, with two of my favourite people of all time.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Unreal estate

OK, I'm ready to move in, now, where's the keys?
What about this house!? Check out more at Emmas Design Blogg. It's actually for sale, but it'd mean a move to the northern hemisphere...