Aren't they lovely - I'm thinking that now that the Christmas bunting is done for this year I might have to get into a bit of stick art next Christmas. Surely it can't be that hard! Maybe a gumleaf version...
God I love Face Book - Last night I found one of my students from Trinity Grammar. Edward was in Grade 3 when I taught him and he's just turned 19 years old! Holy shit - where did that time go? In the course of catching up I discovered he is studying graphic design and and he offered to make me a movie poster of my choice - can you imagine my excitment?! There was only one choice for me - GREASE 2 and the sweet boy was too polite to scoff at me.
I came home from work today to discover that he has already done it and it is amazing. I absolutely love it and can't wait to have it framed for the new house.
Not only is it a unique portrayal of one of my favourite movies but it has been made by a boy who I spent a year of my life with and quite frankly adored. He was a gorgeous boy and it looks like he's turned into a lovely man. Thank you so much Edward!
I was walking past my own store the other day and snapped off a couple of shots of the windows for my file - I have come to the realisation that I either need a new camera, or more to the point, a new friend with a kick arse camera and the ability to photograph my windows properly!! Any takers??
I'll admit I am a complete sucker for these two! William and I share a birthday so I feel a special affinity with him - pathetic I know. I do love this official photo that The Palace has just released to commemorate the engagement - they look relaxed, happy and very much a team.
There are so many creative people out there doing amazing things with ordinary objects - Christmas is a perfect time to get creative. I love what these people have done with books to create their Christmas trees.
I make it a general rule not to go up to my daughter's top bunk more than is necessary and only if she invites me as it is very much her space and when you share a room with your brother it's very necessary to have some privacy.
As a result I leave her to it except every couple of weeks when I storm the citadel to change the linen and make sure nothing unseemly is growing up there. Today was one such days.
WOW!! Is there a lot of stuff up there!! After throwing armfuls of extra bedding, books, folders, diaries off the bunk to go back in their rightful homes I was left with the most wonderful snap shot of pre-teen life.
Amongst the array of soft toys and fairies there are movie posters, pictures of Katie Perry and Kylie, letters from friends, album covers from the likes of Mylie, jewellery and a million other treasures. Although it looks insane, when you look closer you realise that everything is immaculately arranged. I sat up there for ages just taking it all in. Often when we lie up there to read together she tells me about the stuff and it's significance and it's the most amazing window in to her world. I am actually rather jealous of her space as when the curtain is drawn and the lamp is on it is the most delicious hide-a-way.
Perhaps I need to incorporate my own nook in to the extension?
Surfer Boy and I have been throwing around ideas for our flooring this weekend so I've spent hours hunched over the laptop looking at Salvage yards and reclaimed timber dealers. Thought I'd take a break and see if looking at great rooms would help crystalise my thoughts.
I have my tea cups, lucious lady paintings and Surfer Boy has an extensive collection of Lego minifigures for which he is rather famous. When I saw this collection on Flikr I fell in love. Pez are such a great thing to collect - they're relatively cheap, they bring out new designs constantly and they look fabulous displayed like this. I'm almost tempted to start a Pez collection myself.
You can imagine my excitment when I discovered that the man who is responsible for one of my favourite kitchens of all time has opened his home to 'Living Etc' so now I get to fall in love with the entire home.