Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

wrap up 2

This week was very busy and emotions/tensions were all over the place as everyone got ready for the notting hill carnival. For some this meant boarding up their shops and evacuating their residences, for others (us crazy ones) it meant true acts of bravery and motivational speeches in preparation for the event.

Here's what I liked this week.

Finally got to see Coco Before Chanel. It was really good and surprisingly like Edith Piaf's life in La Vie En Rose...

Booked Christmas flights back home with BA's holiday sale.

Admired this new, beautiful, expensive Liberty teapot.

Got these beauties on ebay.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

weekend home style: quirky living

I really like this quirky home, it makes me feel like the owners truly took every element they liked and made it their own.

who wouldn't want a fireman's pole in their home?

and swirly clouds on the ceiling?

and a wall o' books?

and a fun craft room to make crazy hats in?

and a boat over the living room?

stars over the massive dining table?

colorful bedlinens and a bedside table with sides?

and most of all, who wouldn't want a stained glass window in their hall?

all images, design*sponge
a quirky house converted from an old church

Thursday, August 27, 2009

my newest covet

I saw a much more simplified (completely wooden) version of this drafting table at an antiques fair on Tuesday. It was far too big, though I did contemplate it for awhile. Instead, I've decided that we are fully capable of making one...

*fingers crossed

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

wrap up

A few of my favourite things this week...

I didn't have high expectations for this movie, but it was actually really good.

Have you seen the people who got in the way of the squirrel's vacation photo?

Two cheap, cool projects with Ikea furniture via Design*Sponge.

A very cute party, who doesn't love Peter Pan?

Warm on the toes for cold winter days.

New tiles, for me .....

and not for me...

Custom monogram napkins inspiration, via anthropologie.

Lastly, two movies to see, one coming out Aug 28, the other Sept 11 (UK).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


today, these natural world prints are inspiring me.

reminds me of this

Monday, August 17, 2009

bunny of the week 18

I apologise for my lack of bunnies.
It will not happen again.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

weekend home style: random inspiration

here's some random home inspiration photos I have had on my desktop for awhile.
I think most are from design*sponge.

cool sconces made from timber yard unusuable off-cuts.
I like how the light shines through the cracks.

love this navajo-style rug and the sheepskin throw.
great colors to liven up the room.

cool diner kitchen tables

one of those organization cabinets for my art

combo seat-bookshelf!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

San Fran- the last stop

our first view of the Bay, San Francisco, California

a lone seagull with the Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog

Friday, August 14, 2009


This in-between weather can really get to me sometimes. It's not like in the states where summer can offer sleeveless warmth, over here you (or at least I) have to wear a cardigan almost all the time. This means, both summer and winter, and I have to admit that I have about 3 cardigans that just get worn over and over and over.

So recently when browsing online I started to look for some new options for fall, and for some new options to keep me warm when it gets freezing and there are no heaters in sight, just lots of cups of tea...

First, thick options for winter days biking and standing in freezing shops. They all appeal as they are slightly off-kilter. I love the hand sketched feel of the first, and then the slightly western/boho feel of the second (I bet all that fringe would keep me warm), and then the softness of the third ---

Havana Sweater Coat, On-the-Fringe Sweater Coat, Letizia Cardigan

Second, lighter-weight cardigans, for not so cold days and layering. I don't know if I like the first because it reminds me of our roadtrip or because all the reviews say it's so much nicer in person, the second just looks like a wonderful warm cocoon (and I do look good in green, but have very little), and the last has an interesting shape but wouldn't be quite as versatile---

Painted Desert Cardigan, Stirabout Sweater, Twist & Tether Cardigan

And lastly, two items from Toast's new autumn collection that just look divine together---
Shetland Long Cardigan, Autumn Check Dress

and that's the end of my cardigan rant

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


we'll have to check if we can see the perseids meteor shower tonight, as long as it's not cloudy...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nevada to California

Hoover Dam, NV

The Strip, Las Vegas, NV

Bellagio Fountain Show, Vegas

reflection in a truck, NV to CA

Southern Californian farmland

first view of the Pacific

windy beach in cold CA

Monday, August 10, 2009

Arizona to Utah

Monument Valley, AZ

Monument Valley, AZ, 'The Totem Pole'

Monument Valley, AZ

The beginnings of the Grand Canyon, AZ, west of Page, AZ

The Grand Canyon, North Rim, AZ

Buffalo in the park, AZ

Denny's brunch in Utah

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