Sunday, August 30, 2009


O frabjous day! Calooh! Callay!! (she chortled in her joy....)

We sold our house at auction yesterday.

The second bid was well above our reserve price, and we were pleasantly surprised by the end result. Good luck has returned to our little household!

(Sweet little wooden houses from here.)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mais naturellement monsieur !

Je voudrais acheter votre château!

In fact, a simple country estate would do me just fine. Send me your books, my good man!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Travel tips please!

Later this year G and I plan to travel to Heidelberg,



and Florence.

I'm ever so excited! In Paris I plan to seek out some of these gems:

Au Petit Bonheur de la Chance

La Petit Atelier de Paris

Paris Forever

Atelier 154


Marie Louise de Monterey

L'Institut du Monde Arabe

.... as well as many of the delightful places described here, here and here. (I wonder if G realises that I'm planning such a busy time?!).

Please let me know if you can recommend any special shops, sights or experiences in any of these cities ... I'd love to try them and I'll happily report back!

(right-click on the pics above to find their sources, and click on the links to do what links do best)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pulpy goodness

This evening, via Pia Jane Pijkerk, I found two wonderful artists who make beautiful, unexpected items from paper pulp.

Magie Hollingworth's utensils are gloriously tactile, begging to be touched ....

They seem strong yet somehow fragile ...

... as do the paper creations of Clare Goddard:

Déjà vu

Poor old G, feeling rather sore and sorry after another operation ...

Our goal is to get through next year with no more hospital visits!

A big thank you to everyone at the ANZ IPMP who sent a lovely hamper of delicious goodies - I'm sure they'll brighten his week and help him get back on his feet :-)

Luckily we haven't encountered this problem at the hospital yet:

(surgical image from here; strange gravity-defying hospital bed sign from here)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chimera Vintage Lighting

... found via the fabulous Designers Block UK.
(I love Di Overton's blog - it's filled with delicious design eye candy!)

Click here for here for more luscious lighting!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blueprints ..... installation


... by Ou Studio (via Designers Block UK)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Chap Olympiad

One of these days we hope to make it to The Chap Olympiad....

What a jolly wheeze, eh?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Lindy Charm School for Girls

What better way to spend a windy winter's afternoon than surrounding oneself with beauty and elegance, laughter and red lipstick?

It was fun meeting up with my good friend Kat, Mistresses Chrissy, Kim, Carly and others to celebrate the delights of old-school glamour!

Now I feel inspired to persevere with those finicky pincurls, experiment more with sweeps, and make some rats so that I can tackle the true victory roll. Patience and practice ought to make perfect ....

(vintage Ponds advertisement from ? via SuperKawaiiMama)

Friday, August 14, 2009

..* .. Snowshow ..*..

Last night Godfrey, Helena and I escaped for a couple of hours to the magical world of Slava's Snowshow. It was exquisite .... a sweet and moving theatrical delight!

I first fell in love with this show 9 years ago. Have you seen it?

(Pics from here, here, here, and here)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Chit Chat Chomp!

My friend Leigh-Anne does wonderful things with food. I've written before about the delights of her Sunday Nibble Club, and when I caught up with her on the weekend she told me about the blog she created to supplement her catering adventures: Chit Chat Chomp. Mmmmmm - beautiful pictures of delicious food - making me hungry already!

If you'd like to get your tastebuds tingling, check out these lovely food blogs too:
By the way, Leigh-Anne does catering for parties and smallish functions, so do look her up if you're in the Melbourne area and you need some foodie help!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

White light

This simple lampshade caught my eye recently:

... also ...

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