26.5.10

I'm off again ...

Righto kids ... the time has come!
Tomorrow I head to India for my new adventure! I hope there are zany dudes like in this photo everywhere

Can't deny I am anxious to get this science right but feel strangely calm about the personal part of such a big change. It has been an exhausting few months for my family and I (never would I recommend moving interstate and overseas in 2 months) but on the other side the calm is finally coming over me. Special people will be at home while I take off again, and that security means more to me than anything.

Posting may be sparse for a few weeks while my creative brain comes back to life... in the meantime you are welcome to visit over at Wander Wallah...

Em xx

25.5.10

Faces ...

A lovely composition - I'm especially fond of the contrasting sweet little face on the lamp base with the brooding bust ...

24.5.10

Stripes and Houndstooth ...

I have this picture in my 'Beautiful House' file but have never been able to find a copy to download... until now ...
I love this room so so so so so much...
In fact, I love it so much I styled my bedroom in Melbourne with this picture in mind. I adore the combination of stripes and houndstooth, together with the gilded frames and shapely lamp ...

Stunning! 

21.5.10

Street Pug ...

Pip is the best pug hunter on the planet!! This little darling was posted on The Sartorialist ... what a good boy he is for sitting sweetly next to his mother!

Clearly, I'm not in India yet - security planning and lack of a house is holding things up - nice to have a few more weeks for decorating Kims house and playing with my friends and family xx

Happy weekend dear friends xx

20.5.10

Dishy Darcy ...

I'm just a little bit of a Colin Firth fan ... only a teensy bit though, it's not like I'm obsessed or anything (by gosh, the man is a major spunk!)
So, when I stumbled upon Mr Darcy's proposal over at Simply Defined Design (Great blog by the way!), I simply had to share the love...

Isn't that just delicious?!

42nd Street Loft ...

I have posted photos of this kitchen before (I can never resist a vase of blossom), but I was excited to stumble across the link to photos of the rest of the loft...

It is the personal residence of Roman and Williams' principals architects Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch... don't you just love the combination of rambly furniture and modern finishes...?
Heavenly heavy library bookshelves ... and I love that squishy vintage couch ...

I've been dreaming of an antique draftsman's table for years, especially if it could be coupled with such a gorgeous stool as this...

And they have more library shelves?? How lucky are they?!
But what library would be complete without a book press... sigh, I have been peering at one at auction for weeks now but chickened out since I am leaving the country - I should have bid!

19.5.10

Perfect ...

What a beautifully proportioned room...

Plumpy white couches ...
Obligatory Ghost ...
Gilt frames ...
Dark floors...
Stunning Hermes rug ...
And that gorgeous bank of divine doors!

18.5.10

Cabinetry Heaven ...

Some cabinetry around the window inspiration for the lovely Miss K ... wouldn't it be nice to drop in a little fireplace as well??

 Can't beat a little window seat xx

Here ...

17.5.10

3D Globes ...

Cutest and most ingenious idea I have seen in about 100,000,000 years...

Darling styling from Daily Danny xx

14.5.10

Puppy Ruff ...

For the ultimate puppy lover, a portrait of their beloved snorter ... and beautifully done I might say!

Happy weekend dear friends ...

12.5.10

Trophy ...

Vintage, scrubby, slightly tarnished trophy's are brilliant props ... even better if  is isn't you who has done the winning, I would say! 
Much nicer if they have some history; imagine some mustached old professor who won the over 70's golf tournament in 1953 and was presented with this cup... that beats than under 9's netball any day!

10.5.10

Couch Love ...

This is a great room... I'm such a sucker for a stripy couch! 
Also loving the feather pillow and the yellow lamp...

7.5.10

Warm Pug ...

As it gets increasingly colder in the Adelaide hills and my family start to pull their winter jackets out of storage, I am, inversely, gearing up for 46 degrees of hot, hot, hot in India ... this is rather unfortunate because I do love the cold ... but I'm sure I will learn to love this crazy, sticky, sweaty challenge even more ... I hope!

In about a week I will be on my way ... wow, has this snuck up on me ...

Happy weekend dear friends ... clearly I will be packing!

Beanied puggy courtesy of Pip, merci xx

6.5.10

Bed Boxing ...



Fabulous ... I love the mixed up idea that one boxes in the bedroom!

Apartment Therapy loveliness, of course xx

5.5.10

Wedding Bells ...

Dear friends of mine, Sally and Tim, who just happen to also be Wally's parents, have brand new happy news ... they are engaged! Check out that sparkler kids!
Brilliant news guys, over the moon for you both...
Will happily be at your service with planning and ideas even though I will be far away (couldn't keep me away if you tried!) xx