Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
~ this one reminds me of Alice in Wonderland:
I adore Hannah and her love of Alpine kitsch. Click here for a tour of her crazy little LA-German chalet, and here for her blog ...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Miss Angela's lovely new blog, Open, provides snapshots of Melbourne's independent shops and cafes for the good people of blogland to peruse. Those of you who happen to live in this arty little city - get ready to feel super-inspired, jump on your bikes and go exploring too!
Looks rather nice so far, Miss A.!
(image from Open)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Please click on the mosaic to enlarge these beautiful pictures. I can't work out how to make the mosaic bigger .... any hints? I use this mosaic maker. When I change the pixel size in the HTML coding in Blogger it loses clarity.
Photos found here:
1. One Brave Soul, 2. Winter Stress Bokeh, 3. Berries and Snow Bokeh, 4. Ice Bokeh! HBWH!, 5. Wild and Crazy Bokeh, 6. Cup of Bokeh (HBW!), 7. Down Among the Bluebells, 8. Untitled, 9. 140::365 HBW......(SOOC), 10. uNd umZinGeLT, 11. Perseverance, 12. Zenkeh, 13. Pine with Spider Web Bokeh, 14. Happy Bokeh Wednesday, 15. Bluebird Bokeh
Friday, May 22, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I found it on Janne's blog. Janne does have a dollhouse, with rather nice retro interior styling ideas:
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Today my mum, sister and beloved husband celebrated with me at Burnley. I'm the inaugural (yup - the one and only!) person to be awarded the Master of Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne.
As you can see, I tend to take these things extremely seriously....
Wish my dad could have been here.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
VSC: Mummy, why is all everything all on the ground?
YM: Well, the trees lose their leaves in Autumn, so they fall on the ground.
VSC, wide-eyed: They lose their leaves?
YM: Yes - when it's sunny the trees get all their nutrients through their leaves, then when it gets cold, the leaves die and they fall off.....
VSC, completely crestfallen: .... oooohhhh ....
YM: .... and the trees have a rest during winter ...
VSC, devastatingly saddened: .... ooooohhhh ....
YM: .... and then in spring, they get a whole lot of new shoots and the leaves grow back.
VSC, squealing with delight: .... The leaves come back?! They get new leaves again!! Then they're pretty and they have leaves!!!
It's a simple process, but it makes me happy too.
Monday, May 11, 2009
(By the way, it's Autumn here in Melbourne at the moment - I thought this might help to guide the selection of seasonal ingredients .....)
Any suggestions will be very welcome!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
It's sweet and simple, yet it creates a wonderful narrative about social interaction, place and intent. I'd love to try something similar in Melbourne.
*You might also like to take a peep at the other works in Kacie's portfolio - they're lovely!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
I also like the latest advert for lamb that's showing in Australia - quite a few local pop culture references in this one.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
"University of Sheffield’s new £4.4 million Arthur Willis Environmental Centre will allow researchers to study future climate scenarios and their effects on local biology, including plants and social insects such as ants and bees .... The facility has been built to not only blend seamlessly into the surrounding woodlands and sit upon on WWII rubble infill, but also to allow bees to fly in and out!
With the bees traveling freely between the facility and the outdoors, scientists will be able to study their behavioral patterns as they travel to their nearby hives."
I love the building and I love bees!