Archive for December, 2008

The big picture…

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Beautiful isn’t it!  Do your thing and look after it peeps! 

Its my Thirty third birthday today! AND its summer holidays here in the Southern Hemisphere, so I’m off to the beach for a few days to recharge my ageing batteries!

So Happy New Year to ALL of you everywhere -who ever you are!!!

The new digs.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I thought I would show you a few pictures of the new digs where the fella and I live and work -as of one week ago!

Starting with my office.

I LOVE my office.  Are you checking out my Juju!!!

Oh, I would formally introduce you to my plastic fish – He is my mascot (just decided!) but he doesn’t have a name, so I will need to think of one toot sweet! Any suggestions?

So now onto some other bits of the new digs.

Our dining table has been given a new bit of love with a new table top.

Made from recycled timber and ‘ebonized’ using a very earth friendly method involving vinegar and steel wool!  I think that is just so cool!

In our lounge room there is a kooky lil nook! On the wall above this nook is a family crest or something like that!! Its has written ‘Peace and Prosperity’.

Rather lovely words to set the tone of the joint I think!

I particularly like the kooky comic like kangaroo holding the crown on top!

I have stuff. Some of this stuff are blue bottles.

Just cause I like them! that’s all.

My green chair hangs out and you can see a glimpse behind of the old radio that I have turned into a light box. One day i will get around to restoring the veneer so its all spanky gorgeous. But until that day comes…

This picture is just because I think the flowers are pretty.  Also they are sitting on another old radio that I am yet to turn into a light box – but will do one day.


So now a bit of imagination is called for. Are you in the mood?

We had ONE little drama on move day. Our bed base didn’t make it up the stairs! The clearance height was the trouble and no matter how hard we try – by hook AND by crook, the lil bugga wont budge.

So rather than buy an expensive new bed base -as we just did last year! A little creative imagination is in order SO, I’ve hatched me a plan to get a new bed.

Phase one has gone through smoothly. I won the bid on eBay for this uga number:

Don’t fret now.

I ain’t no country girl and wont be spending my sweet slumber in this colonial state!!

No, I plan on spending the holiday break painting furniture and will be taking inspiration from this fabulous number:

via Desire to Inspire

via Desire to Inspire

Though I probably wont have pictures of people ‘doin it’, purely as I dont have the patience!

I will be sure to post some pictures when I plan is fully hatched!!

So before kicking you out the back door of the new pad, I had best introduce you to some new family members living with us. Now we three, are ONE THOUSAND and THREE!

Our worm farm!

In the past we have always composted. But living in a space with no dirt – we had to look for other means to dispose of our vegie scraps. So worms tis!

Well, thats all from me for now! Happy Holidays people!

Tis the season.

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

“Tis the season to be jolly” Hmm, apparently.

Fa la la la laaaa – um, Ok? 

Anyway, this is as Christmasy as I’m going to get here at Designalogue Blog: 

I just spotted at my local nursery whilst I was browsing for garden stuff , this fabulous silver birch branch Christmas tree! 




If i had me somewhere to store this lil number for the 340ish days that it would not be required as centre stage, then I would get me one toot sweet! Alas, I do not. So it will not be…

Boudior make over sneak peak.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Not a very clever title is it! Eh, I’m tired! I’ts bed time!

So I’m back! Did you miss me? Um, did you even know I had gone?!!…

But yes, here I am, fresh from a mammoth house move and man, I have a lot of stuff – A LOT!

Did you know that lamp shades breed?

I kid you not! I seem to have a huge amount of lamp shades in ALL shapes and sizes!!

I will post some pics of the pad soon – complete with my fabulous Juju hat by the way! -Its SO fabulous! Even the fella cant disagree!

But rather than bore you with the dramas and saga’s that seem to go on and on, I thought I would share a quick-see sneak peak of a project that I have been working on. The wallpaper in the bedroom was installed today & I love it!

Still some finer and finishing ‘details’ to come, so as I said – its a sneak peak!

The hallway leading into the boudoir was also wallpapered using an Osbourne & Little number. Its a muddy chocolate with a hot pink pin stripe. Yum!

Sadly my photos don’t show up this so well, so you will just have to take my word for it!

Psst: This is a before shot of the bedroom!

Moving on and slacking off.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Its been very quiet here at Designalogue Blog of late. Ive been quite preoccupied with end of year clienty things as well as packing up and moving house and office. 

So I’m taking a quick break – ok, I’m slacking off, from hauling boxes from one place to another as I need me a quick look at some pretty! 

These super cute ‘tea lights’ from Melbourne artist Gregory Bonasera will do the trick! 


I think these tea cup lights are super cute and I love the idea of using Nana’s precious tea cups as a chandy! I’m hoping to use them in a project coming up in the new year – so we will see! 

More info on Gregory Bonasera here.


Well, back to shuffling boxes for me! I will be back and posting soon from my fabulous new office! 



Texture Junkie: Juju Hats

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Today’s ‘Texture Junkie’ addiction is all about the feather: Cameroon Juju Hats - traditional wear for tribal chiefs and dignitaries during ceremonial events in Cameroon.

via the Shoot factory

via the Shoot factory

via the shoot factory

via the shoot factory

Hout Bay Manour - via my Notting Hill

Hout Bay Manour - via my Notting Hill

New york Social Diary

New york Social Diary

New York Social Diary

New York Social Diary

Via Style Court

Via Style Court

Room Goods

Room Goods

Via More ways to waste time

Via More ways to waste time

Via More ways to waste time

Via More ways to waste time

Ah just gorgeous! I need to get me one……..

Oh, so um yeah, this is my way of telling Fella that I have put on hold a Red Juju hat that I have loved loong long time!…and before the fella gets mad at me, lets take a moment and remember it IS Christmas, and then MY birthday AND, And I have worked very very very hard all year! And its Art!

And remember sweet fella- I love you!!

Psst – for the rest of you out there in the blogosphere-I’d really appreciate some help!!! If you comment about how fab they are – would really help me out!

And No its NOT manipulating, its educating!!!