Archive for November, 2008

A worthy obsession?

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I am a little obsessed with these lacquered numbers! I want them SO bad and I am in the early stages of hatching a plan to get my hands on em!!

I have NO idea what the quality is like – and if in fact they ARE worthy of my obsession - but its a wooden box, its red , its lacquered = the odds look good!!

The problem is, they are from Crate and Barrel – a store we don’t have that store here in Australia so getting my hands on them will be a lil trixty and take a bit of sweet talking on my part! The current exchange rate isn’t in my favor – so is it even worth it? Its a risk to take when its only one studio pic I have seen.  Are they worthy of my love?

I really only even know of Crate and Barrel through the blogosphere and by it featuring once in an episode of ‘Friends’: Rachel had bought a coffee table and was pretending to Phoebe that she bought it from a flea market. OH I’m sure you can imagine the hilarity that followed! (um – recently watched re runs!!)

The simple things…

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I cant help but smile when seeing this collection of books!

 

Via the penguin blog

Via the penguin blog

 

Im going to see the new Bond film over the weekend – I hope its a goodie!

 

Psst: Spotted over at Design Boner 

Feeling the blue?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

And thats enough said really!

Todd Romano

Todd Romano

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Via Living Etc

Via Living Etc

Kendall Wilkinson Design

Kendall Wilkinson Design

CMD

CMD

Via Design Crisis

Via Design Crisis
via Design Crisis

via Design Crisis

Anthony Todd

Anthony Todd

Via Desire to Inspire

Via Desire to Inspire

Markham Roberts

Markham Roberts

Via Living Etc

Via Living Etc

Diamond Baratta Design

Diamond Baratta Design

http://www.livingetc.com

livingetc.com

via Wikimedia

via Wikimedia

Just doing your business.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I was wonder what it IS that differentiates a a powder room from a bathroom?  (oh yeah – just another of the BIG questions!) So I looked to the inter-web to find me the answer!

It was Yahoo Answers who were kind enough to offer up the word! Simply, its a small room with toot and basin.  Kinda knew it would be. But now I Know!  

 

So I went on the look-see in the inter-web world for a lill bit of powder pretty:

 

Woodson and Rummerfield

Woodson and Rummerfield

Obviously the same again – but a different view of things!  

I am a bit smitten with this room! I don’t consider myself a girly girl – but I want to hang out here with my fluffy kitten heeled slippers and – well, powder my nose! 

Woodson and Rummerfield via Apartment Therapy

Woodson and Rummerfield via Apartment Therapy

 

Oh and THIS one - it gives me feelings of hardcore love and devotion.  

Brown Design

Brown Design

 

This broad stripey makes me feel a lill manly! 

Jeffers Design Group

Jeffers Design Group

 

Bit of action in the woods!

Jeffers Design Group

Jeffers Design Group

 

This one I found on Katie Did blog. It kinda hurts me to think about it… I just don’t think I could ‘relax’ as one needs to in such a space!

via Katie Did

via Katie Did

 

So after that picture that has me shifting in my seat, back to something not as uncomfortable! yet still a little disconcerting: 

Via Apartment Therapy

Via Apartment Therapy

Ahem, look closer at the above pic. Just a little bit more. Do you see it?  The fish -In the jars.

Apparently Siamese fighting fishies don’t really want much more space than this to live in - Apparently. 

 

I think the littlest room in the house is always a good place for a spot of glam! 

Domino

Domino

 

So much I LOVE about this little toot!  -the lantern, the mural – the drips! ah, sigh of love…

Via Desire to Inspire

Via Desire to Inspire

 

A bit too much for a small space, me thinks. 

Palmer Weiss

Palmer Weiss

 

This makes me think of Blade Runner!(such a good film!)

Via Mark Cutler Design

Via Mark Cutler Design

 

Now I DO dig the paisley – and especially THIS paisley, but with some Willow thrown in – I vote no. 

Via Domino

Via Domino

 

And now for some randomania pics that I found when I google imaged ‘powder rooms’! 

Via the Negative Split

Via the Negative Split

via Point Click Home

via Point Click Home

Decor lighting

Decor lighting

via 5 rabbits run

via 5 rabbits run

Via Show place design

Via Show place design

via the constant craftsman

via the constant craftsman

 

And THE end!

oh, but if only…

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

There are times in life when I wish I had a wealthy benefactor. 

This is one of those times. 

Whilst cruising the Internet for a new pad for the fella, Trevur the cat & I to call home – I came across this little bush beauty not too far from the cities bright lights: 

 

 

Ah, I can already see myself having breakfast on the deck -cuppa tea in hand, looking out over the bush at the drop bears in the trees.

Ah, serenity now! 

I figure if i had a house like this, the commute into town wouldn’t be so bad! 

So. Anyone? Any help? A wealthy benefactor for me?

 

If you want to see more -or want to buy it for me – go here

 

 

Party oh so pretty.

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Oh, I want to go to these parties. 

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously, how could you NOT have a fabulous time surrounded by all of this fabulousness and hard-core gorgeousness? 

Event Styling done by Athony Todd – An Aussie done good in NYC.  (oh I DO love those stories!) more of his work here including some fabulous interior yummies!

And the winner is…

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The glamA continues…

I have finally managed to find me some pictures of this years Spring Carnival fancy pants marquees.

(Seems all it took was to look in the newspaper! whatta know!)

So this will give you an idea of the scale of these um, tents!

You thought it was a bit small didnt you! No, it fits a few!

This colour scheme and sofa push my ‘special’ buttons. For real.

I would like a light fitting like this in my house please.  Complete with weekly florist visits to ‘freshen’!

Oh. I hope this looks better in person. I hate those chairs. They speak Nana’s nursing home to me!

Doesn’t have the same overall awesomeness feel as last years displays-maybe its the photos? Maybe the budget got reined in? (yeah, pun intended!)

The race has just been run and the winner is ‘Viewed’ by seriously a slither of a horses whisker! it was quite exciting really!

All images via The Age

And they’re off…

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

So I’m STILL on the Spring carnival band wagon… turns out I may a little enthusiasm for it after all!

The big race is tomorrow, the one that its all about-’The Melbourne Cup’ – the race that stops a nation! -so they say! (Oh, did I mention Its even a public holiday!)

Of course its as much, well probably more so, about the ‘fillies’ in frocks than the ‘fillies’ on the field! But all I am interested in and scour the papers to see a glimpse of, are the corporate marquees. Big brand companies go ALL out in budget and fluff to create a super space of fabulousness!

Very often in the really fabulous marquees, the creative genius behind the design and implementation is clever lass Amanda Henderson, of Gloss Creative. She is a bit clever!

Check out a few pics from last years carnival -so you know what I am on about!:

Pics via Indesign here

Kinda heart breaking to think that these incredible spaces only exist for a few days…a bit sad really!

I was unable to find any images of this years fancey pants marquees, but I will keep you in the loop when I do!

So you have quite possibly seen all these pictures before -so apologies for hacking them out once again! But I would feel like a home town traitor if I didn’t spread the word!!

And so of course it has to be said, whilst we are here in lovely Melbourne town, where some horses are running around fast,  A far more important race is nearing a close on the other side of the globe in the US.

So just a shout out to my blogger friends in the states: Please do me proud and vote right!

And by ‘right’ of course I mean left!!

And Giddy up!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Yay! Its Spring carnival here in My Melbourne town- woo hoo, yeah, yippee!

Did I sound excited? Does that pass as suitable enthusiasm?  Hey, At least I’m trying!

It happens year after year, Melbourne goes MAD for the racing! -well, for a couple of days at least!

So to feign some interest but really to support my lovely Melbourne town, I have found a collection of gorgeousness with a common theme!

Hmm, it seems appropriate to say -’round up’ for this post!

via Terramia

via Terramia

Magni Design -via Terramia

Magni Design -via Terramia

Taylor Howes via Desire to Inspire

Taylor Howes via Desire to Inspire

Preston top Design via Design Crisis

Preston whatshis face from top Design via Design Crisis

Christine Lane via Apartment Therapy

Christine Lane via Apartment Therapy

Via Apartment Therapy

Via Apartment Therapy

Via Apartment Therapy

Via Apartment Therapy

Paul Lavoie -via Desire to Inspire

Paul Lavoie -via Desire to Inspire

Via Apartment Therapy

Via Apartment Therapy

Phorm Interiors - Via Desire to Inspire

Phorm Interiors - Via Desire to Inspire

Woodseon and Rummfield

Woodseon and Rummfield

Country Living

Country Living

Domench Photography - via Desire to Inspire

Domench Photography - via Desire to Inspire

Oh, isnt this just SO wrong that its just SO fabulous!!!

Just Elite

Just Elite

Ok, thats done. tick!

So now i am off into town to enjoy a fabulous Spring day in my Melbourne town!