29.4.10

Welcome Wally ...

Hooray! I have a gorgeous little puppy to post! Just when I thought I had exhausted all the puppy photos out there... the stalk visited my dear friends Sally and Tim with their new baby Wally ...
He is a Cavoodle ... super cute, hey? As his Aunt, of course I'm biased but who could resist a snuggle with this darling little fellow? 

Happy weekend dear friends xx

Grrr ...

 
 Even though I imagine bears are a little less generous in person, I love that this growly bear is casting someone a spell or granting a wish ... unlikely, but I still adore it xx

28.4.10

Octopuses Everywhere ...

While it is not at all unusual for me to be drawn to nautical interiors ... I wouldn't have considered having a  crack at the octopus print until I saw these lovelies at Anthropologie ... once I get obsessed my brain will then see octopuses everywhere...

I've had this image saved for months, thinking about the luscious crisp navy blue for my bedroom ... and such pretty paneling! The print didn't register with me at first, but now I just love it and might have to try drawing one ...
And then this final silvery stunner popped up at me ... begging to be bought I would say ...!

27.4.10

Hoot ... Hoot ...

Am very much liking this jumbled room ... 

Mismatched side tables? Yeah...
Spindly and spidery branch fabric upholstery? Oh yeah...
Deep grey walls with deer prints? Yeah baby ...
And the obligatory gorgeous taxidermy owl to top it all off?Yeah, yeah, yeah ...

26.4.10

Paris ...

The worlds most perfect entrance ...
In a simply perfect city ... oh, how I miss Paris xx

P.S. Have fortuitously stumbled across the link (which I had naughtily misplaced...) at the every inspirational Automatism ; images by Douglas Friedman  xx

P.P.S I have a bit of an an unplanned themed week coming up ... I seem to be taking inspiration from the animal kingdom for some reason!?

19.4.10

Whimsy ...

I really love these fabulous crazy hybrid animal/people... what could me more fabulous than an octopus with a knights helmet? 
Heheh ... from the Utilitarian Franchise at Etsy x

14.4.10

Slurp ...



Just lovely... seen over at the even lovelier Miss Lilien ...

13.4.10

Country ...

Jasper Conran  has a book! How did I not know this? Super exciting... hey Luce?

12.4.10

Aah ...

10.4.10

Return ...

Hello chickens!

Humblest apologies for my extended absence ...

So, in the past few weeks I have moved states, repacked most of my belongings more appropriately for long term storage, and painted my bedroom a bright new white... oh, and started my new job! Busy Em ...

Sadly, this repacking meant  making a very hard decision and saying goodbye to my beloved magazines, which have traversed the country with me over the years, and which I have lovingly nurtured and archived for so long... while I wouldn't say I am a hoarder in the least, I can be quite ruthless with the bi-annual chuck out in fact, I have always looked at magazines as an investment, much to my Mothers dismay ... so, 5 years worth of British Homes and Gardens, Living Etc, Country Home, and House and Leisure South Africa have been sifted through, the good shoots ripped out, and are sitting in the boot of my car to go to a better home...
Martha Stewart is staying with Mum (she likes them now!), and Domino and Blueprint have been bequeathed to the lovely Kim ...

It was overwhelmingly and surprisingly sad sitting down and ripping my babies up ... I am sure you agree that the good mags are NEVER to be tarnished, but finally, in the interest of less storage and living lighter in general, I succumbed. I tell you chickens, I nearly cried! 

Strangely, on the other side of the massacre, I feel quite relaxed about this previously unthinkable deed. Of course the decision was a little easier since the shots are almost all on the internet now!

It seems moving to India is racing forward at an unstoppable pace. 
I was under the impression that I had about 4 months to learn the science and get all the protocols written here in Adelaide... hmmm, not so! It is now apparent that I am leaving in 4 weeks as the monsoon, and therefore the cholera season is coming up sooner than thought!

So much to do, so little time ...vaccinations, visas and everything else that comes with a zany and possibly ridiculous move to the third world ... but I promise to start some blogging more regularly ... thanks for sticking with me lovely ones xxx

(Calcutta bookshop seemed an appropriate shot!)