Monday, June 25, 2007


Had another peep at the eendar* site again today and found these wonderful quilt covers. They have several pages - how lovely!

They're part of a collaboration at the Royal College of Arts; this design is from Tiago da Fonseca.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Today my interest was captured by Robert and Shana Parkeharrison's folio of beautiful photos. The pictures remind me vaguely of Edward Gorey's delightfully dark illustrations. They're also very similar to the wonderfully whimsical photographs of Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn's great Edwardian exploring adventures.

Some examples:

While still on the topic of all things gothicky and Victorian, I love browsing through the memorabilia that can be found in the Vintage Stuff section of this site.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Luscious Lisbon

Ooooh! I found a selection of lovely photos from Lisbon at
... a great collection of swoony art nouveau architechture and gorgeous tiling ...

Lisbon definitely makes it onto my list of destinations to visit before I die (it's a terribly long list!).


Feeling inspired - planning to rearrange our house a little, pack some stuff in a storage unit and schedule some painting (after we've filled all the cracks in the walls and fixed up the dodgy cornices) ....

Manda at Treefall Design has posted pictures of her pretty, girly studio - I don't think I'd go quite so cutsie but I like thinking about designs for my ideal workspace.

I'm imagining floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a garden (with trees of course), wooden floorboards, European/art deco/art nouveau styling, painted wooden shelving and cabinets, a huge table and at least one big comfy armchair to nestle into as well.

Maybe something light and bright in this style from Sunset magazine (with a little more colour and of course the requisite cosy furnishings):

Or these:

La la la!

Friday, June 15, 2007


Monday, June 11, 2007


The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately - cold sunny days with cloudless skies are perfect for strolling in the park or chatting with friends over hot coffee.

Windows need washing though!

We had a lovely gentle rain last night ... I planted broad beans and peas today and tidied the garden a little.

I've also done quite a lot of sewing, starting out with simple kids' toys to get my confidence up; I gave my first two bunnies to Zac and Max.

... also made some yummy raspberry-red arm-warmers today.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Today I noticed....

cheeky green grass parrots, cleverly camouflaged

dewdrops on some marsh plants

....and my magic bean is sprouting!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Feeling sluggish today

Love this pic from webshots.
Look at that little disgruntled expression ....!

... also ...

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