Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Calm AFTER the Storm

I wanted an image to sum up this new feeling and I knew that the wonderful notebookdoodles would provide. Go and have a look at all the beautiful pictures this talented girl has made!

I haven't said much about it on the blog, as I didn't want to be a bummer, but my living situation lately has been... less than ideal. In fact, I would probably describe it as "downright miserable" to be perfectly honest!

Which is why it was so nice to wake up this morning in a new room, with a new view, and the new spring sunshine streaming through my new window (well... window DOORS!!!)

And best of all... a newfound knowledge that this too has passed and I have weathered the storm. Now I can enjoy the sunshine afterwards....


I can't wait!!! :)


Friday, September 11, 2009

Better than Boxes

Lovely tableclothes! For some reason I found trawling through all these pretty patterns strangely addictive... Hmm, could it be that I am desperately procrastinating in order to avoid dealing with the upturned drawers and general calamity which is my half-packed-up room??! No... Surely not! :)


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

North by Northwest

Apartment therapy are showcasing the Best of the 2008 Colour Contest this week over on their blog, and I found this little beauty amongst the Northwest Homes entries. How lovely is that soft blue with the red? And I love the window frame picture frame! 

Also digging "East #77: Jeanie's Candy Colored World" (although, really, with a name like that... how could I not??!)

And the wee details from entry "East # 20: Bretts Hot Lips" (!!)

Oh! And the reason I have homes on the brain? I found a new house!!! Yippeeeeeeee!!! More dets - and hopefully pictures (once I've found my camera, which I hid in my room from hypothetical burglars and now I can't remember where I put it... security FAIL!!!) - to come....


Friday, September 4, 2009

"Be Orderly In Your Life...

... so you can be violent and original in your work"

The latest Frankie mag (of all places!) used this wonderful Flaubert quote in a recent article about the delightful sounding Charlotte Gainsbourgh, and gosh does it resonate with me at the moment. I struggle with "orderliness" (as anyone who has seen my room can attest) and also, sometimes, with the idea that I'm not violent, crazy, artistic, boisterous "enough"... so this was a wonderful thing to hear and mull over in my head. 

As much as many of my idols lived wild, yelled loud, made a messy artwork of their unconventional lives... I never really will be one of those wild ones... and that's... okay!

Speaking of orderly... this is what I have been dreaming of having lately... Oh for an organised craft area! Which pretty much proves all of the above really! LOL.

Image stolen from the wonderful mornings light blog!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

... but I did say I would post some more pretty, pretty rooms.

Better late than never!

All these lovely images have been swiped from design*sponge... click the links  to see the whole post and find out more about the amazing homes from whence they come. Wow, I just used "whence" in a sentence. Nerd.

Oh! To wake amongst the trees! This is the bedroom of Penny de Los Santos whose whole house has been designed so that during the day not a single light need be turned on! I would spend all day every day reading books and eating chocolate on that bed if I lived there methinks. Hmmm.... so maybe it's for the best that I don't! 

I totally dig the idea of having indoorsy stuff outdoors... this set up is actually from the shop saipua - but how lovely would one of these "nooks" be in your very own home. Pass the coffee and paper please!

I'm all for interesting displays of found items. And a doily display? Well, that's just an awesomely awesome example of the genre! This is from the home of Elisabeth Dunker - click the link to see even more of her inspired displays.

More soon...

... ish!