This is the crazy talents of the artist known as Undo Boy installing his wall decal. His wall decals by Blik called Dreamland, Icons, Icons Wall and Rainbow Poops have all been a huge hit.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A little Chinese girl celebrated her 9th birthday in her hometown in Perth. She had a party at her house and her mum made mini pies and sausage rolls. All her classmates brought presents and she got 2 Malibu Barbie dolls - blonde, buxom with hypercoloured bathers.
Barbie dolls had a place in my toy box. Nowadays, you can get Barbie (parts) to live in your jewellery box... Margaux Lange has one exotic imagination! You can get Ken ('s head) wrapped around your little finger...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
you know, i came up with this concept 2 years ago when i really wanted a nice knitted teapot cosie for my mum and i thought, those lovely rotary club volunteers are always knitting all sorts of things in their little shops at the front of the hospital, i should buy one from them! turns out they were in rather unfortunately unflattering colours i.e. variations of different football club colours. not quite what i was hoping for. i actually asked if i could commission my own design from them but i was turned down.
in the meantime, i thought these ladies and their knitting talent are a wasted resource and clearly these guys from GoldenHook in France have cordoned onto this concept too! brilliant hand made and customised knitted delights for us to enjoy.
Friday, April 24, 2009
For the first time since i got back from holidays/honeymoon/mental health leave, i've arrived home from work earlier than the husband! that meant i got to cook (and not clean!) i've been so keen to try a crumbed pork chops dish after seeing Nigella Lawson cook it on TV.
1. Pork chops (enough for two - she cooked 2 big ones and I cooked 6 little ones)
2. Enough vegetable oil to cover the pan and up to quarter of a cm high (she reckons peanut oil btw)
3. 1 x egg
4. 50 g breadcrumbs
5. Other stuff that i didn't use: bit of mustard (mine expired), dried oregano (forgot), parmasan cheese (didn't have any)
1. heat oil in a pan (medium fire)
2. then while that's going, i beat the egg in a bowl and added salt and pepper, got the breadcrumbs ready in a dish and then bashed the pork chops between two bits of cling wrap till half as thick. (btw, mustard and oregano goes in the egg bowl and gets mixed up. parmasan goes into the breadcrumbs)
3. when the oil is hot enough, dunk the pork chop into the egg mix and coat it with breadcrumbs, then place in pan. the rule is 7-8 mins each side golden brown, but if you have thin chops like me, 3-4 mins each side is ok.
When they were cool enough, I did a Nigella and tucked in before they hit the plate. Fried yumminess and so easy.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
i have mentioned how i like terrariums but i am also quite fond of bonsai and all things miniature in general. so when i saw this DIY project from the team at design sponge i became quite excited because it (sort of) combines both those things but i dare say, this is likely to be a lot less maintenance than a bonsai (have you seen the Karate Kid? Mr Miyake is pendantic!). I'm sure this would work with any sort of tin or shallow vases or bowls.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
i love warehouse spaces! and what greater way to celebrate your special day than INSIDE a warehouse space? this couple's wedding in an ultra chic new york loft had me drooling...isn't it beautiful (i know the pics are a bit tiny but check out the links for more!) i love the hot pink and black contrasts against the stark white backdrop. so cool...i wish i was invited...well i guess i'd at a minimum have to be in new york for that...not to mention know this couple...ok ok i'm asking a bit much...i'll stop now...
I love tulle+ frufru-ness. It's so much fun! Maybe it's because i love ballet...Nah! I told my ballet teacher i was quitting at the tender age of 6. Maybe it reminds me of when i was little and loved spinning around to watch my skirt twirl around. I duno but i love how it looks, how it feels...pure eye candy
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I have such a fascination about the amazing world of lomography. I can't explain why but the quality of the images produced by these quirky cameras with their crazy lenses and funny filters paints the world in this almost dream like state. There's a world wide following too and I love the mosaic style layout that the photos lend themselves too as well as the cool way it makes images of everyday things look so cool.
If it were not for the sad demise of film, I know I would own a few by now. I regretted not buying one when I was in Japan...followed by a sad realisation that I should have asked Deenie to buy me one when she went to Japan but now she's back and it's too late...but then Fat came along and this group of very funky people recognised how awesome these cameras are and ta da! we can buy them here in Oz. Yipee!
Friday, April 17, 2009
imagine this... you're in japan... you're having a grand time! there's plenty to see and buy. yes, shopping is so inspiring... flashy colours in the stores in Shibuya contrasted with the muted colours of stores like muji. but get this... one can get sick of shopping - pretty true in our case!
meet bunkamura - art exhibitions, theatre, free postcards. in the heart of shibuya (where "fruits" was born) and to get there, you can walk through a shopping mall. so amidst the madness, there's a space for quiet reprieve and thinking. This was taken at bunkamura - it's made out of paper and felt:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I think sitting on stools is such a novelty. Perhaps this is because the usual scenario is sitting on one at a funky cafe over a relaxing brunch on the weekends, a rarer and rarer event of late with work and study.
Whatever the reason, I am always on the look out for cool designs. Here is a handful from a Designboom - featuring a collection of amazing designers from around the world.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
i love big bows! Whether as a feature or as a soft detailing. I think it adds a little feminine and whimsical touch...Maybe it reminds me of gift wrapping but in a good way...like professional, border-line origami gift wrapping
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sighted in Japan - a girl on the subway wearing a old school gold Casio watch. How nerdy, Japanese and… chic?
Bought these at Ameyoko (the Electric Town), but I think they are available at all cheap chemists.
There’s a site dedicated to these bad-ass watches from the 80s. Love the pic of Sting posing with his Casio watch – PocketCalculatorShow.com.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
how cute is this!? these are my all time favourite shoe brand - already owning 3 pairs and drool continuously when i see the new range come out. i also manage to convince most male friends to buy them (i should get a commission). this animation is just adorable.
Aha! What a find...look what I discovered on this lovely designwares site A+R store (thanks to Oh!Joy blog): a great and eco-friendly solution to my ever growing love for coffee.
I have to say that guilt sometimes gets the better of me and I turn down buying as many take away coffees because of the waste it produces but this great alternative would let me look like I had a take away coffee (I'm not sure why this enhances the experience) but leaves my conscience at ease! Now I just need to remember to actual bring it along with me...see that's another issue...
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I am loving these beautiful wares from gorgeous online store ReForm school care of my weekly feed from daily candy.
The range of posters and wares have such a lovely organic feel. They would look lovely in my dream renovated exposed brick and polished concrete floored home one day! Hey, a girl can plan!
Don't you love the gorilla?