Sunday, March 27, 2011

Season of the Stocking

It's stocking season in Melbourne and to celebrate I found some gals looking AWESOME in stockings on chictopia... these laydeez are seriously rocking the nylon!

So inspiring. Bring on the cold weather!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Forget yourself

"Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."

Henry Miller, 1891 – 1980


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How To Be Alone

"Lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless, and lonely is healing if you make it.

Just take the perspective you get from being one person in one head and feel the effects of it.

If you have an art that needs practice, stop neglecting it.

There is heat in freezing, be a testament."

This amazing video by filmaker Andrea Dorfman, and poet/ singer/ songwriter Tanya Davis pretty much makes me tear up every time I watch it! I'm an only child so I don't need any lessons in being alone... but it reminds me why I still love a bit of "me" time every so often*.. "Cause if you’re happy in your head, then solitude is blessed"

* okay, quite often!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Luft Balloons

Yoko Minemura's photographs make me want to grab a bunch of balloons and a camera and head for the hills. So pretty!

More gorgeous photos by Yoko here. And beautiful jewellery for sale here.

I love this pom pom necklace!!!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Style Icon: Joanna Newsom

Peach, Plum, Pear... Joanna I love everything that you wear!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sneak preview!

Dawn put some pics up on her blog handmadelove. Including my handiwork, above!

Such a fun class, I am so looking forward to colouring this in. And to lots more fun practicing my drawing and painting in the future... super inspired!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This is what I'll be doing tonight!

No, not eating or cooking... PAINTING! The lovely and talented Dawn Tan is running workshops at Harvest Textiles this month and I am lucky enough to be attending... yay! Hope I can concentrate over the rumblings of my tummy... we have been instructed to bring photos of all our delicious ingredients!

If the painting isn't half bad I'll put it up in the blog. Otherwise.... forget this post ever happened :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Babycakes, NYC

... is awesome. And Erin McKenna has some neat advice in today's Quit Your Job in The Awl.

"I really wasn't setting out to be a baking goddess or whatnot. I just wanted to open a fun place and make some good food, share it, listen to the music I like, dress girls up in uniforms, eat cookies all day. That's it! I think I read once that Keith McNally had the same M.O. He just opened places he'd want to go... Once you start thinking too hard, making gimmicks or whatever, that you think are going to be a draw, it loses authenticity. I believe we're all here on the planet expressing beauty in our own way"...

The Awl goes on to call her a hippie, but it's a sweet thought none-the-less! I may or may not have been accused of the same thing myself in the past though... so what do I know :)

Such simple advice... I hope one day I am taking it!


Friends With You

"Inspired by Holi, a festival effectuated by Hindu followers throwing brightly colored water and powder at each other, FriendsWithYou presents a vibrant collection of mutable, air- filled sculptures... The installation encourages visitors to be active and explore, subsequently inventing their own ritual... During interaction, the inflated sculptures “embrace” visitors, while repetitive sound elements further enhance the sensory experience. The overall installation creates a surreal landscape of psychedelic scenery intended to simultaneously provoke a religious and childlike awareness"

I want to be friends with you, FriendsWithYou!