Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reading & enjoying

I have always been a big reader. Love the way books transport me to other worlds, places and into other's hearts and minds. There's many a sleepless night when a great book has been my companion, helping me to switch off and eventually drift off....

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

Thank you notes

This is so fun. Love it!

Hits of colour

Loving the bright red and orange hits of colour in these images. Must needing a boost...a bit low on energy tonight due to a sore throat.

Monday, May 3, 2010

1 Million Women

I just joined. Have you?

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.

Susanna Salk on the Skirted Rountable

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.