Saturday, August 21, 2010
Useless fact...Did you know: The seat of Eden-Monaro has gone the way of the Govt since 1972. Apparently, it is one of those 'one to watch' or bellwether seats.
Ooooh seems one of the lines this election is 'I am quietly confident....' (hey Wayne Swan!)
Would LOVE to go to the Tally Room around 11pm tonight!!! (One of the positives of living in the nation's capital.) Hmmm possibly not going to be clear cut this election, could take a few days but not keen to hang at the tally room till Mon/Tues!!!!
Hope your vote is in!!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Some pretty things I've seen today are....(thanks Upon a fold)
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
As a supplement to the FOZZ, for soothing, low-level lighting, I am thinking "floorlamp". Here are some possible options....
Replica Lewit M Floor Lamp (on sale $199) from ClickOn Furniture. Love the base, possibly a bit "dark/heavy" for the space (on the other hand, could look good in the lounge room, mmmm now that's an idea...)
Replica Tolomeo Floor Lamp Large (on sale $143) also from ClickOn Furniture. Great for a more industrial look, possibly a bit "cold" for the room.
JACOB ($189) from Beacon Lighting. Hoping this may go on sale as is probably the best match with the space as it's the "softest" option.
Sheer Glass Table Lamp ($99) from Freedom.
In other lighting news, I have my eye on this (although having also drooled over the Bay Leather Republic version - add $200 to the price tag, thank you - this looks a bit cheapie in comparison).
I am also a little (ok, a LOT) partial to this earthy, natural lantern. Thinking it may work in our bedroom with a low wattage globe. Also comes in a dark brown but a larger size so may be too long.
Spiral Lantern - Small from Hermon&Hermon.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Some titles that have moved me lately...
Islands in the clouds: travels in the highlands of New Guinea
by Isabella Tree
Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi
Boy he cry: an island odyssey by Roger Averill (scroll down for title and check the other amazing sounding reads listed.)
Monday, May 10, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
1 Million Women
Nice to see that the little things I already do have an impact AND that the strings I can add to my bow are just as logical, practical and achievable, plus I get to learn new stuff. Cool.
via the Skirted Roundtable
I really enjoyed listening to this week's conversation with Susanna Salk on the Skirted Roundtable. This lady has a very interesting work history in magazines, writing and even in the movie business, and through a serendipitous route appears to be doing what she is passionate about.
Discussion of her newest book, Room for children: stylish spaces for sleep and play, reveals her love for and thoughtfulness regarding this area of interior design. What also came through is her excitement in the shift she's seen from a more formal and traditional approach to kid's rooms design and decorating, to a mix and match, personalised, "outside of the box" and a growing-with-the-child-flexibility approach showcased in her book. Also love her emphasis on smart and unexpected but affordable ideas. Two I remember from the podcast were large magnetic/pin boards for kids to create a DIY art gallery of their own work and painting bunkbeds silver in a white-themed girls bedroom.
Hmmm going to see if my local library has this book on order as the images shown on Skirted are such a tease - I want more! I have included one of them below the cover image. Being a mother of girls, it would be, wouldn't it! LOL.
Monday, April 26, 2010
image via here
The book brings together Morton's articles from SMH and the Age along with extra text and stunning images. Totally droolworthy, inspiring and best of all, FUNNY! As Belle magazine says "...homelove is “a rare thing in design literature, a laugh out loud book!”. And it is! I have been laughing a lot while reading it.
I love the Australian voice that comes through, the practical ideas for kids rooms from infant to teen, the listing of local and international resources, the outside the box way of thinking about decorating and living in our homes. I love the pithy, to the point entries, the snapshot of various colour combos and styles and the attention to small details too - flowers, candles, art - and all the things that are an expression of ourselves and our love for our homes.
For a great overview of Homelove and publication details, see here.
Am enjoying the Homelove blog too and have added it to my blog links.
Monday, March 8, 2010
image via here
Bunting will definitely be involved...
image via here
as will the colour pink, flowers and pretty tea cups.
image via Absolutely Beautiful Things
On the menu, bite-sized treats like these
image and recipe here
and absolutely some of these