Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy hump day

Nearly Wednesday already. This week is going fast for me, how about you?
It's a long weekend this weekend (in Australia) woo hoo!
How bright & happy are these coloured flowers?
From You Are My Fave Parties Tumblr. Lots of amazing party/wedding inspiration there.

Short & Sweet

The most beautiful iPhone App ever! Cartolina's App allows you to send short messages in beautiful Victorian/vintage-style designs. No more boring text messages! A great idea for invitations and announcements. Read more here, then download the App from iTunes.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Love, Loans & linen

Such a pretty table setting. 
I love the different purple blooms and the raw linen tablecloth.
These shots are from the Love, Loans & Linen website. I'd love to make the trip to Sydney's Palm Beach one weekend to visit their store. There's lots of lovely treasures on their online store though, see here.

Flower art

Made from toilet paper rolls! Follow Tali Schiffer's DIY tutorial
here if you're feeling crafty.

Late to the Revolution...

These hand-crocheted headphones made me smile...

Visit Late to the Revolution's Etsy store to see more... you can be a snow mouse, a cat, a bear... he he he. Spotted via Mitchell and Dent.


I'm feeling a little like this tonight. Not sure why. Lots on my mind... 
maybe it's just a little bit of monday-itis. 
Picture by Rosy Hardy via Fleur Ave 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Picnic blanket wedding

What a sweet idea- a picnic wedding. Spotted on Wedding Chicks.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Interior inspiration

I love rooms with little collections of things; pieces from nature, stones, coral... 
as well as special handmade & rustic furniture pieces - things that have a story to tell.

I spotted these pics from Linda's blog Heartfire at Home. They're from the home of talented artist Gennine Zlatkis from Mexico. See the full story & the rest of her house at Poppytalk here. Ooh how I'd love to live in such gorgeous surrounds, be an artist and create lovely paintings all day. And just look at that neat studio space... *sigh*...

Yes! You do need...

... a set of doily coasters! I love these laser-engraved birch coasters from Uncommon's Etsy store. They are not too expensive & are a very cool take on the traditional nanna-made doily.
Thanks to Twig and Thistle for the inspitation

Friday, September 17, 2010


These images caught my eye today:
a sweet photograph entitled 'Escapism' by Noemie Goudal

And a cloth cascade... also by Noemie.

Friends of Type...

... inspired me today with these latest typographic offerings:

By Matt Owens

Erin Marinovich's love factory was very cute

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weekend in the country

Hello, a day late but as promised a little post on my weekend in Mudgee, NSW. It was so wonderful to get out of the city and into the green fields and big blue skies.
For the overseas readers, Mudgee is a small country town about 3.5 hrs drive north west of Sydney & it is one of the oldest wine-regions in Australia. The name Mudgee is quite unusual... I read that it is an Aboriginal word meaning "little nest in the hills" which is an appropriate way of describing such a pretty place. There had been a fair bit of rain in the week before we arrived so everything looked particularly lush & green.

We stayed at Kurrara Cottages which are nestled on a hill overlooking the vineyards. Our cottage looked even better in real-life than on their website photos which was a lovely surprise as usually it's the other way around with accommodation! I'd definitely go back there for a treat. Here's some pics from outside the cottage on the misty Sunday morning. So beautiful.

There were spring blossoms everywhere. Even on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. We pulled over on the drive home to pick handfuls of blooming branches but unfortunately they didn't last the journey home and shed petals like snowfall all over the back of the car.
The little cabins
 In town
A little recommendation if you ever find yourself in Mudgee is the stunning Juliet Horsely Homewares. I wanted to buy everything but restrained myself... rustic mirrors & lamps, delicate glass and porcelain pieces, woven baskets, cowboy hats, handmade jewelley. Ooh a treasure trove of country-flavoured goodness.

3 images above from Juliet Horsley's website

Oh, and her branding isn't half bad either:
identity by Kleimeyer

On the topic of good design, Logan's winery in Mudgee was pretty inspiring. Apart from a good vino and a super-stylish cellar door/tasting room, their bottle packaging was something special.

Each bottle of wine in their premium range has an embroidery to match. Fruits & flowers in the embroidery match the flavours & personalites of the wines.

Packaging by War Designs

And another range they have, Weemala, has sweet little local birds on the labels. 

So that's my little weekend away. Lots of fun, relaxation & inspiration.


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