30.1.09

Pug Sloshed ...

Kit from the always gorgeous That Unreliable Girl blog sent me over this hilarious puggy link last week ...
I believe this scene is very possible since the long lost baby Rufus would also have eaten or drank anything that was put in his path ... including 20 big macs .. or was it 30 Sal???
He was pretty naughty!

Off to get hot and bothered at the races ... might need a drip or 2 after depending on how the day progresses ... hope to see you Monday!!!

Lit ...


I love this whimsical fantasy landscape ...
Created by designer Bruce Munro after visiting the Australian desert, this lighting installation in the English countryside just looks so pretty!

Luce, can you visit and take photos for me??

29.1.09

Glass Divine ...

This ... I could easily handle ...
I would never get sick of those windows ...

Except maybe in this horrible week of 40 degrees ...
But, like stunning and impractical high heels that cut off the circulation to your toes ... the suffering would very likely be worth it!

28.1.09

Airport Art ...


This art would make such an interesting and eye catching series in a hallway ...

IThe pictures are inspired by architectural details of prominent buildings, and then superimposed with the airport code from the city in which they were built - you could have one for each city you had lived in, or visited!

That might get a little excessive with my nomadic lifestyle ...

Get this here ...

27.1.09

Little Mention ...


Also forgot to say that last week I had a little mention ... little is the operative word since I am only mentioned in the side bar but, still ... I am mentioned in some very prestigious company so, thanks!

And, even if the author is suggesting that blogging land may hold some responsibility for the downfall of our favourite magazines ... don't blame me!

I still buy far too many mags (but don't worry, not as many as I used to Mum?!?)

Beach Brain ...

Have just realised I forgot to do a post today - sorry chickens!

I think it is because I went here yesterday ... Torquay that is ... I fried just a little bit in the sun but then spent all night reading a fantastic book called 'The Lovely Bones' ...
I am mad and really like to finish books in as fastest time is possible ... it was worth it though
Consequently, I was not firing on all cylinders today ... back with brain tomorrow I promise xx

23.1.09

Play Pug ...

Hee he ...
This little dude looks so funny ...
And speaking of funny, it's my dear old Dad's birthday ... Happy day Dad xx

And happy weekend dear friends xx

Shop Chic ...

I wish I could remember where I first found the link to this fabulous shop but alas I cannot ...
Anyway, isn't it lovely?
I think I would feel right at home if I just moved in!

Stunning!

Perfectly proportioned and fabulously edited prop settings ...
Love that brown and beige link pattern on this chair ....
And all interior walls should be painted thickly with white just like this ...

Take a leaf out of Husdons book, they sure know how to do it well ...

22.1.09

Wedded Bliss ...




Delicious, divine and scrubby loveliness ...

When (if) I have a wedding, this is exactly the tone I would like to set ...
It is casual, but still elegant and with that rustic touch that I love the best ...

Of course these shots are from the always fabulous Lobster and Swan, as featured over at Once Wed ...

21.1.09

So so good ...


I really love a white painted interior brick wall - of course, it would need to be scrubbed back a bit like this! I have a direct aversion to perfect finishes .... !

And, since I have an ensemble, am thinking that in my new bedroom (when I finally get a place sorted ...), I may attempt to make one of these lovely buttoned back darlings ... I think I can do it ... will keep you posted!

Photo ... Apartment Therapy of course!

20.1.09

Dance the night away ...

Because I am about to tarnish my beautiful blog with Pamela Anderson, here is a stunning shot from my files to try and make up for it .....

Forgive me!



I went to a fabulous Melbourne pub the other night and danced for hours ...
This dancing was mainly fueled by the awesome set of tunes the DJ had selected ...
and here are the best 2 for your enjoyment (hopefully!) ...

I will certainly be going back!


19.1.09

Level Best ...


Spectacular fabulousness ... who else wants to live on level 5?

Here ...

16.1.09

Furry Face ...


What a friendly little face!I just want to squish his little ears!
I miss having a dog so much, I don't know why I torture myself by posting these cute puppies on Fridays?
Does it torture you too?

Will be back as usual on Monday ... staying out of the shops this weekend ... promise!

Pom ...



I need these ...
You know I do ...
I want to style up my bedroom like a British Aristocrat ...

Now, just the small issue of finding an actual aristocrat to complete the scene ...

15.1.09

Snip ...

Don't you wish you could sometimes get your hair cut longer?
I know in the modern world this is of course called hair extensions but just can't bring myself to do it.... let alone pay for it!

The dilemma is that I either want a really long mane or a short sharp cut ... never in the middle, which is of course what I currently have!

So, tonight am going short again - but just short enough so I can't get it in a pony tail and be cursed with high school hair forever ...!

14.1.09

Spooked ...


Yep, bought a Ghost last week ...
And am so in love with it I feel I could float away with the next gust of wind ...
Don't even want to sit on it because it is just so beautiful ... am just staring at it with tears in my eyes!

The plan is to add to my family (even though I am a single mother!) once every 6 months until a set of 6 is complete ...

Ah, sigh ...

13.1.09

Home ...





I have stumbled upon my spiritual home ... I know that is a very dramatic sweeping statement, and I may have said it before, but this time it is most definitely true!

Nirvana exists - it is living at Tarlo and Graham on Chapel St ...

It is as if all of my favourite props and bits and bobs have been pulled by a giant magnet from across the globe into this one perfect space ... I was audibly gasping as I glimpsed at all the treasures ...

They have drums ...
They have antlers ...
They have globes ...
They have vintage surgical cabinets...
and other rare and fanciful whimsies ...

Now, the geniuses behind it have cleverly done the hard yards trawling around the back alleys and spotting the hidden gems, but the prices are worth it ... they have things I have been searching for years for ...

And, Mum, I know, I certainly don't need any more props! A girl can look and dream though, right?

Images here ...

12.1.09

Why ... Hello!

Hello again ...!

I am back exactly a month after my last post before Christmas ...
I have travelled across Australia with a little help from my lovely little bro and parents (the journey was 4 times the length of the UK, Luce worked out!), and am now residing happily in Melbourne ...

I have started a new and exciting job in head office Communicable Diseases (not as gross as it sounds) and have been spending my weekends trawling blissfully through far too many shops and catching up with old friends and family ...

Posting may be a little haphazard while I get my connection sorted, but I am glad to be back with new found blogging enthusiasm and vigour ... and can't wait to sit down and read through all of my favourite blogs that I have been missing so much xx