Thursday, October 29, 2009

teddy, is that you?!

I took a double take when looking through the paper last week, I spotted my childhood teddy!

In an article 'can't live without' Jason Dundas writes he inherited Brown Ted from his sisters. Now his Brown Ted just hangs out in his room, kinda like mine.

Monday, October 26, 2009

my place and yours

I've been meaning to join along with Pip's new meme, My Place & Yours for sometime now. This afternoon I found some time to take some photos and although a little late here it is.

On my shelf:: suggested by the sweet and super clever Pip here is the top of my dinning cabinet on which I shelve my little collection of wine labels with the bottles still attached. Space permits how far this collection gets.

Bedside:: suggested by the super talented word-smith Potty Mouth Mama, my bedside table keeps a pile a unread, half-read magazines ready for me to browse to help unwind from the day.

Can't wait to hear Ninon's suggestion for next week! Thank you for hosting Pip!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

allo allo

Allo, Allo! I'm sorry I haven't been around much but my house is happy, looking all spring cleaned, declutterred and renewed! Why is it we tend to purge and renew in Spring time? I guess it's a natural instinct after months of hiding under layers of clothing and winter blankets.

When I first moved to Melbourne from North Queensland, I had a lot of people ask me 'don't you just love the change of seasons'? Which I must admit I didn't, not when I came from a place that was pretty much Summer all year round. But now after living in Melbourne close to twelve years I couldn't imagine my life without them.

Hope to blogging more regularly soon!

Image credit: Darling Clementine.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ikea japan

I was very lucky to receive some free post cards from Jacqui last week arriving all the way from Japan. Thank you Jacqui!

The card above is an advertising card for you'll never guess... yup, Ikea. Can you see the connection... cute artwork of a dog... equates to furniture and shelving! Kawaii!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

world sweet world

Last week the postie arrived with my online order of the World Sweet World magazine. Created in New Zealand, it is a beautiful magazine from the front cover to the written content, printed with vegetable based inks on sustainably managed forest paper this magazine covers eco topics, diy projects and makers bio's.

One article of interest was the Wellington based group known as Frocks on Bikes. 'Not only are they celebrating biking beautifully, they're also cycling for a cause'!

You can read more about World Sweet World via their online blog.

Photo credits: 1. IMG_3523.JPG, 2. 1958 Philips + Frock

Friday, October 09, 2009

if in sydney this weekend

For those in Sydney this weekend...

Hello Sandwich will be having a very cute Pop-Up Garage Sale!
And the I ♥ Kings Cross knitting graffiti project officially kicks off!

Image credit: Hello Sandwich.

dream spaces

I'm in love with these two spaces as they sum up the perfect picture of my ideal home, light filled and bright with hints of colour splashings.

The top image was sourced from Apartment Therapy via their post on Elements of Vintage Schoolhouse Style, while the second image is the beautiful lounge room of Ungtblod.

Ahhh, I can always dream...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

this is australia

This is Australia is a must buy from the M. Sasek collection :)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

on my desk in october

During my visit to Metropolis on Friday night I stumbled upon another journal by Junzo Terada. The artwork is truly amazing. After I little internet searching I discovered the artist also has fabric designs!

Photo credits: Superbuzzy

sunday viewing

Some beautiful flickr images found via the beautiful blog Make it easy! Plus a gorgeous photo from Miss Pip! Sunday Flickr viewing!

Photo credits: 1. Untitled 2. Untitled, 3. Untitled, 4. Untitled, 5. Shoes and Suitcases

Saturday, October 03, 2009

ceramic buttons

I received some sweet ceramic buttons from ceramic artist Yuko as thank you for the photo I had sent for her business card.

They are too good to keep to myself so I just had to share some photos of her little treasures with you!