Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Country road trippers

I'm loving the photos The Beaufort 8 Group is putting on her Tumblr site from her road trip around country Victoria.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Light fantastic

Oh my.
 There's more. Click here if you can deal with the seriously worrying levels of envy this Greek house will no doubt induce. Sigh.

Buckle up and bead it!

This new piece took some time in the thinking before it got to the all-important making stage.
 I loved the coral plastic beads, but the vintage collection just ran short of a generous necklace full. So, I had to improvise. Importantly my improvisation material had to work (that's the hardest pat of this business - finding bits that work together).
The diamante circle was always in the mix, but the plastic turquoise buckle, the ivory bakelite buckle and the mini diamante ring were late entrants that made an outstanding play for inclusion.
With a twist, the necklace can now transform from a slightly casual colourful piece (plastic and bakelite buckles at the front), or all-out glam piece (with the big round sparkler front and centre). Genius!  I'm happy with the outcome.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ashes to ashes

While it threw lots of people's travel plans into chaos, the Ash cloud made for some beautifully coloured night skies. These shots were captured as the sun rose and set over and around Burnie.

Click to switch & ditch the habit of a lifetime

With a library full of magazines piled up around my house, I've been forced to take another look at my periodical buying habit. And, with the full moon eclipse and end of Mercury retrograde signalling the start of a new period, it's out with the old, in with the new. If Beaufort 8 Group can chuck a heap of old mags, so can I. So, this is my new modus operandi: online magazines. Rue, Lonny et al. Thank you for inventing yourselves and helping me to declutter my life.
The first three images are of Rue art director and Designlovefest blogger Bri Emery's new loft (glad I'm not the only crazy person who has a colour-coordinated closet).

And I love this mid-century modern shoot from the "holiday" issue of Rue.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Get it India

I love the Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited. The director's '70s-influenced photography style is charming and the romantic version of India the film presents is hypnotic.