Tuesday, November 17, 2009

His 'n Hers

A recent party for twins. Black and white wrapping paired with brown paper. Same basic elements, with a little twist in the details - one for a girl, one for a boy.

images: one small tree

Monday, November 16, 2009

Night course - week three

The theme of last week's session was an introduction to colour and to painting our own colour wheel.

Yep, something similar to the above example (excuse the tiny image). Mine is unfinished - could NOT get my green right - so am giving myself some time to calm down and start over, because I learned SO much in the process.

The really great thing was, as we discussed colours (the associated emotions and their application in small v large spaces or dark v light spaces etc), that I felt really good about the paint colours I've chosen for the walls at home. Now, to paint!

Copy Cat Design at Little Green Notebook

The straightforward breakdown of the elements in this room, pictured below, at Little Green Notebook as a simple how-to guide is really informative. Although based around US products and suppliers, the discussion of each of the elements and the range of price points makes it a great learning tool and starting point for me to think about Miss A and Miss T's bedrooms in a more analytical way.

from Domino's Mini Guide: Twin Beds (June/July 2008 issue), photo by Justin Bernhaut (via Little Green Notebook)

Mmmmm, now that I'm looking at the image (was focussed on the content before), I like the striped rug, the repetition of the rectangles/squares in the pillows, headboards, side table and frames and - even if not in a bedroom - the pairing of red and aqua.

Monday, November 9, 2009

To live simply - a quote

This quote speaks to me today. As I've read it through a number of times, my mind and heart have stilled, I've breathed more deeply, become conscious of this moment and heard the small sounds like the ticking of the clock and footsteps nearby...

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing 1810-1884

quote found here

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today I love

via Design Style Colour

via Cote de Texas

via Lobster and Swan

via Cote de Texas

via Simply Grove

Monday, November 2, 2009

You Sexy Mother

You sexy mother by Jodie Headly-Ward looks like a thought-provoking read. After hearing an interview with Jodie on the radio, I have shamelessly copied the text below from her site and discovered the following:

"Jodie Hedley-Ward holds a Master of Business degree, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in management. Jodie, [a mother of two], initiated the Motherhood Study in conjunction with the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2009. The research will provide ongoing insights into the reality of the experience of motherhood for women today...The Motherhood Study, [conducted by Hedley-Ward and Dr Angela Huntsman], is an anonymous on-line survey designed to ask the questions that matter most to mothers. The research will provide specific and timely information relevant to policy makers and practitioners. This study has the potential to positively impact the provision of services for mothers internationally."

Jodie Headly-Ward & Dr Angela Huntsman

via yousexymother.com.au

You may be interested in completing the survey here, as I did.