31.10.08

Puppy Barkenstein ...


Courtesy of Pippa, clearly surfing the net for clothes for the darling Bella, we have a spooky Friday puggy in this gorgeous Barkenstein outfit...

How funny is the name Barkenstein ...!

Have a horrible and howling Halloween everyone xx

Gggrrrrr.....

Since it is Halloween, I figured I could get away with something truly terrifying, ghastly and just plain nasty ...


This goes out to a recently engaged ex who had a serious obsession with all things tiger ...

If I had stayed around any longer I might have had to live with this ...
what a horrible thought ...
but clearly this would have been non-negotiable!

Hee hee xx

The source doesn't bear mentioning - you wouldn't want to look at the rest, believe me ...

30.10.08

Broom Broom ...

Look at this gorgeous little van! Very frenchie and chic ...
Made by Citroen, it was originally designed as a delivery truck with a sliding side door and back entrance ... when I have a little shop one day it will be a lovely tax deduction ...

I might get a fleet in fact ... it's only $30,000 ... drop in the ocean (!?!)

Seen at my absolute favourite Sundance Catalogue ...

29.10.08

Light Divine



These photos are so so pretty -
just the kind on random wedding photos that always look the best ...

Thomas Dhellemmes, seen at Kirsty

28.10.08

Muted Pages ...


This is good ..... very good ...
Someone clearly has an undiagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder as they have turned all the spines around ...
Good move ...
I might just do the same xx

No memory of the source - hands up if you know please!
Source update ... City Sage , thankyou for letting me know my dear xx

27.10.08

This Loft is Taunting Me ...

I want to marry this Zurich loft ... and am about to paint things green after seeing these scrumptious doors ...


This is good in every way imaginable ... I would never ever leave ...

Love the extreme fire hazard of so many electrical sockets ...
And the essential chandelier sconce by the front door - just one of about a hundred different styles of lighting if you look closely ... perfect whimsy xx

Love from here xx

24.10.08

Rub a dub dub ...


Can't find any more puggies for today but I have a really funny one saved for next week ...
so we are on to this gorgeous puppy that looks like Henry, one of my parents dogs ...
Henry would never sit in a bath and be gentle like this though ...
He would be racing around being crazy and getting everything drenched!

Thanks goodness for the weekend, hey?
xx

Floral Fairies ...






Plant creations by Elsa Mora - so cute!

23.10.08

Three Sisters ...

Here is the rundown ...
'An intriguing nest of chambers, walkways, secret staircases and galleries, The Three Sisters Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia, is one-of-a-kind in every respect. Twenty-three rooms, each one unique in its furnishings and layout, are found in the three interconnecting, 14th-Century houses that form the hotel and give it its name.'




I think I can handle this ... I must remember it when next passing through Estonia ...

Design Hotels

22.10.08

Vaulted ...



Checklist for perfect property ...

Black and white floor ... check
Library for massive magazine storage ... check
Light and airy ... check
Warehouse conversion ... check
West London ... check

Righto then ... where do I sign?

21.10.08

Fair Envy ...






Now why can't there be fantastic fairs like this in Australia?
This one is the Hillegersberg Feel Good Fair held in the Netherlands ...
And even better is the fact that you get champagne at the end ... Mieke, lets go!

20.10.08

A Round of Applause ...

Thankyou all for your kind support for the Hesperian Foundation ... I will send the donation over after work today - be sure to check out their site and see the ways in which you can help them too xx
What amazing things happen when bloggers unite!

Good Morning Fellas ...


A girl can dream ...

17.10.08

Pancake Puppy ...


I was getting nervous for my Friday puppy shot when I couldn't find any more puggies ...
And then ... Ms Unreliable (a new blog crush) swooped in and saved me with a link to this beautiful baby lying flat on his tummy like a pancake ...

I love puggies ...
But please let me know if they are wearing a bit thin with you my friends!

Luce tells me she sits and stares at them for hours because they are so cute ... at least someone else likes them as much as me ...!

Hope you all have a frivolous, gallivanting and fun weekend xx

Tickets Please ...


How cute is this wedding bus?
... One day ...

Am bad blogger again and have no idea where this came from ... help me out if you recognise!

16.10.08

Well Heeled ...


I fell in love with these little darlings recently ...
And when I saw they are called Lulu, I loved them even more xx

15.10.08

Humanitarian Bloggers ...


Never one to shy away from a bit of humanitarian action (I was volunteering in Timor last year and loved it) ... I was inspired by Kim and Amanda to get in on the action for Blog Action Day...

An organisation that is certainly close to my heart is the Hesperian Foundation.
Before I left for Timor, I bought a copy of thier book 'Where there is no Doctor', probably one of the most well know and successful manuals for primary health care in developing countries.

It has been published in over 75 different languages, and last year was reprinted to include sections on HIV and anti-retroviral therapy reflecting the global increase in this epidemic, and updated sections on malaria, nutrition and tropical medicine.

It is designed to be used mainly by non profesional staff mainly, but I found it absolutely invaluable in delivering health information to the Timorese people and still look to it in my current role in Aboriginal health care in Australia.

So, I will also donate $2 for every comment to help The Hesperian Foundation deliver books to the areas where they are most needed ...

It's a great cause so lets get behind it xx

Warehouse Envy ...


Clearly ... I am quite partial to a warehouse ...
very very partial in fact ...







This spectacular example makes my current abode feel even more like a hovel shanty town ...

Thank you very much, Interiors Blog xx

14.10.08

Camp Chic ...




Now this is camping Emma style ...
Tonke Campers marry design elements from Gypsy Caravans and retro Italian speedboats (like in James Bond movies I guess) and with fabulous result ...
And even better, you can disconnect it and it will sit happily in the garden as a guest room until the urge to take off hits you again ...
How lovely!

Seen over at the always fantastic Materialicious

13.10.08

Hmmmm ....


Two words ...

Silver Fox