Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
this isn't what i posted on at first ...the first one was even funnier but got taken off youtube...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
These beautiful wallpapers are from a family run company in Aussie land called Porters Paints. His grandfather was responsible for some major painting projects in Sydney's attractions. I absolutely love the nursery room wallpaper...whimsically wonderful.
Porter’s has worked with local designers to create beautiful works that translate into stunning wallpaper. Based on our current trend forecast predictions for wall coverings and designs, we have produced a selection of wallpapers that will satisfy both the contemporary and traditional interior spaces. We have also collaborated with costume designer, Catherine Martin, to launch a range of wallpapers and paint colours exclusive to Porter's Paints. The paper is printed locally by specialised staff on our own wallpaper press on premium quality paper.
Photos from porterspaints.com
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This evening i went to Browhaus to get my eyebrows and upper lip threaded. And oh my god it hurts!Feels like someone is ripping the skin off my face! I'm quite sure i scared a few customers with my yelps. Any of you guys wax instead? Or go for regular tweezing or threading? Does it hurt as much the second time?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
London - Eco is an exciting new retail concept and the first of its kind – a store, showroom, consultancy and green hub that offers inspiration, ideas and specific domestic solutions for all those who want to lead a greener and more energy efficient life. The team includes Colin Firth, Nicola Giuggioli, Livia Giuggioli and Ivo Coulson.
How lovely is this? I'd imagine there to be pixies and little fairies in their garden too!
You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour).
The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.
Some key points of the design and construction:
- Dug into hillside for low visual impact and shelter
- Stone and mud from diggings used for retaining walls, foundations etc.
- Frame of oak thinnings (spare wood) from surrounding woodland
- Reciprocal roof rafters are structurally and aesthaetically fantastic and very easy to do
- Straw bales in floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building
- Plastic sheet and mud/turf roof for low impact and ease
- Lime plaster on walls is breathable and low energy to manufacture (compared to cement)
- Reclaimed (scrap) wood for floors and fittings
- Anything you could possibly want is in a rubbish pile somewhere
- Woodburner for heating - renewable and locally plentiful
- Flue goes through big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly release heat
- Fridge is cooled by air coming underground through foundations
- Skylight in roof lets in natural feeling light
- Solar panels for lighting, music and computing
- Water by gravity from nearby spring
- Compost toilet
- Roof water collects in pond for garden etc.
Monday, November 10, 2008
wapiti moose pin by whiteapple; crochet moose pattern by the birdsandbees;
moose and cabin recipe cards by drawandquartered, 1927 vintage moose antler pendant by sushipot; Moose in love (set of 4) greeting cards by cleverviolet; moose glass necklace by hemgoods; letterpress holiday greeting card by LookyLoo.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thank you for your request Ria! Here are some really fun room designs to inspire you!
Oh gosh, I want to decorate my sons room so much (hes 8 years) but I don't want to go with the obvious blue or grey themes for boys. The thing is he is growing up but not in the teen stage yet (if you know what I mean) so its pretty hard. I need some inspiration... Lol Ive looked on the net and there are some great ideas but so confused on what to go with.
I guess a good thing to do is to get your son involved too! Let him help you with the painting (you could let him choose the colours too!), help you choose furniture and ask him for his opinion.
Personally i dislike themed kids rooms or rooms with huge murals of super hero or Disney characters on the walls, it all just seems so tacky . Some character they love today they might hate tomorrow.
I love bunk beds, i think all kids do too! They're great! It's the whole idea of climbing up to your secret space, just like a tree house, that gets them loving it. I reckon its also a great space saver to have a loft bed (so that you can have a desk or couch or storage space below) and bunk beds are great for stay overs!
Instead of painting the room blue, try different colours like greens, orange, or browns.
Having a reading nook or an allocated space just for reading is great for your son, keep all his books there and have a comfy chair for him to snuggle in, make sure its lit well.
Lastly, don't forget its his room not yours, so get him in front of the computer with you and let him help you do the choosing. Its a gd time for parent-son bonding as well!
photos from: dominomag, decor.net.au, pottery barn & getdecorating.com