31.1.11

Tea ...

Etsy research is hitting a peak in our household given the latest engagement... but again I'm distracted and searching for things I need (want) instead ...

Currently tossing up between this lovely tea towel above...
And this gorgeous design featuring my husband ...what a crack up ...

Thoughts, friends?

1 via here, 2

30.1.11

Baby Castle ...

While I always love an unexpected guest, how lovely to have a house where guests had to swim across the moat to get to you? Hehe x

26.1.11

Leopard ...

Leopard stair tread?
Oui, merci.

25.1.11

Ivy ...

Can't wait to get my mits on a copy of this iconic read ...

21.1.11

Pack ...

Always pack a puppy ...

Happy weekend, dear friends xx

20.1.11

Shop ...

Our little shops arrival is getting closer and closer... we are busy organising stock, our beautiful website is on it's way and the excitement is building!

Stay tuned, dear friends x

19.1.11

So Frenchy ...

Seen over at my new fave, Prepfection ... if anyone has a lead on where I can get myself one of these fabulous tops let me know! I'm in le love...

18.1.11

For Kim ...

Here is the start of the mood board photos I've been promising ... what do you think?
We can so do these fabulous brights and whimsical touches at your place... easy peasy xx

 1,2, 3 (not sure...)

17.1.11

Rhino ...

Back to my normal job today after my super extensive 3 day break... oh poop.
Positive thinking Emma! Just remember - working means money and money means Rhino heads ...

Oh, and Happy Birthdays to my little sis and little bro, mwah xx
Here ...

14.1.11

Henry ...

I missed Henry so much while I was away... but he is my brother and I love him so it's not that silly...

Clearly this isn't him because that shoe would have been destroyed by the time I found my camera
but I will make it my quest to train him to sit for photo shoots as soon as I can ... after all, he has finally mastered the art of leash walking at the age of 3 so surely he can do sitting and smiling!

Happy weekend, dear friends xx

13.1.11

Whoa ...

Gasping... I'd never leave ...

Originally from Greige via the lovely Global Atelier

12.1.11

Water, water...

In a few hours I head home after my couple of weeks working up in the Top End. I was welcomed so warmly and have seen some fantastically interesting medicine, but undeniably, there is no place like home ..

But let's spare a thought for those in Queensland who can't go home today due to the devastating floods that have swept the region. Stay safe, my friends xx

11.1.11

Wine ...

 Two images that make me want to redecorate like my life depends on it...( I wish I could just say 'that looks nice' and not want to recreate it!)
 That said, emulating these images wouldn't be that complicated in my little studio ...

I have the bust (well, it's a chicken but it would work) ...
I have masses of crumbly old books ...
I'm drowning in art, currently propped up against my bookshelves ...
I have lamps (man, do I have lamps!) ...
I have some great old trad furniture...
And millions of crazy professors props...

Righto, it seems like all I need to complete the look is the bottle of wine!
Here 1, 2 (lost link, help please!) ...

10.1.11

Love ...

Oh, happy news!

Last week my beautiful sister Georgie and her hansome beau Dave announced they are engaged to be married (the same date as my brother got engaged last year... I feel a trend emerging, remember this future husbands) ... we are tickled pink for them and I'm undeniably thrilled to be styling another happy family  wedding...

They have their hearts set on a barn in the Adelaide Hills ... fellow SA crowd, have you got any ideas that aren't the usual venues?

7.1.11

Potter ...

Super cute Potter puppy courtesy of the gorgeous Kim ... I love him!

Happy weekend, dear friends xx

6.1.11

Cool ...

When I grow up I want to be as cool as this girl...

via Decor8

5.1.11

Combo ...

 I love navy blue... no secret there! Despite this great love affair, I have made a resolution this year to force myself to branch out with my colour choices... so, reinventing some classic colour schemes is top of my list!
This scrumptious Ikat couch paired with the silver drum and pink roses is a lovely contemporary interpretation of an old school colour combo ... blue, silver and pink always works
 This crazy blue zebra ( or is it faux bois?) looks amazing against the trad furniture with just a teensy zing of orange and teal ... flowers are such a great way of playing with colour without the committment to paint or fabric ...
 And this solid block of perfect-school-uniform-navy paint is perfectly cut with that vivid yellow shot silk ... it's a brave choice but looks amazing ... and interestingly serves to accent the blue even more ...

I'm inspired... bold interiors, watch out!

4.1.11

Red Cross ...

So good ... wouldn't change a thing ...

Martha, of course x

3.1.11

Travel ...

Today I realised something lovely ... every holiday I've ever been on (technincally East Timor was work and not a holiday) has incidentally taken in a UNESCO World Heritage site...
Now, it is probably only a travel geek like me that would realise this, but it was a lovely revelation. I therefore feel that each holiday from here on in should involve another one...

Here is my wish list...
Old Havana, Cuba
Djenne Market, Mali
Bath, UK
Bern, Switzerland
The Medina of Tunis, Tunisia

I've got a lot of catching up to do since I have only seen 16 out of 911 sites...
Fingers crossed I can sneak away this year and see one ... great motivation for the travel savings fund!

Photos from ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2.1.11

Husband ..

I am very excited to get home in a few weeks and see my husband Colin in his new movie, The King's Speech ...
A hot tip for the Oscar apparently ... well done darling x

1.1.11

Explorer ...

 
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Here's to a fabulous 2011, dear friends xx