Sunday, 30 January 2011

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Peeping In.... Jen Aniston

Thanks to Architectural Digest I get to have a long awaited sticky beak into the home of one of my favourite ladies.  Jen opened her home to the magazine in March this year and I couldn't wait to see what her interior style was like...


I'm not a huge jewellery fan but I love everything about this ring.  It is whimsical and that colour is amazing although I 'm betting it could inflict a fair bit of damage.  I may just have to put this on my wish list.

The girls

I am very jealous of whoever owns this room - look how many of my lucious ladies they have on their wall.  They haven't limited themselves to one artist either which I think is nice - just from the same era.

10 Things I Miss About Heath - No 3

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

10 Things I Miss About Heath Ledger - N0 2

This week marked the anniversary of Heath's death - hard to believe he has been gone for three years now.  I have a portrait of Heath in our living room so he is never out of mind but for the next few days you will have to excuse me while I indulge in some Heath love.

Yarraville Village

Found this snap of my local 'hood'.  This is also where my store is so it is nice to think that one day, in decades to come someone might look at old photos of the Village and wonder about my shop.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

10 things I Miss About Heath....

Another Fabulous Collection

found here

Another fantastic example of how to display a collection.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Peeping In.... Zooey Deschanel

While we are on the subject of She & Him I thought I'd show you Zooey's home.  She did a feature for Domino Magazine a couple of years ago and I must admit it was not the style I was expecting.  What do you think?

Don't Look Back

One of my favourite bands has released their latest film clip and it's as gorgeous as all their others.  She & Him always make me smile and my hips involuntarily sway when ever I hear them.  Enjoy.


Steel Challenge Complete.

One design feature of our extension that we have been definite about since day one is our doors and windows in the living / kitchen / dining area.  The doors onto our deck will be industrial factory doors (double) with windows on either side. Kind of like these but with smaller panes.  The idea is that they will help link our traditional weatherboard house to our industrial and rustic interior decorating style.

We've decided not to powder coat the frames but to leave it as galvanised steel giving us a dirty silver finish, not as hard as the black.


Our problem has been the sourcing of these doors.  I originally found a company in Sydney but my mission this week was to try to find someone to make them a little closer to home to keep costs down.
Finally yesterday, after literally hours of Google searching I found a company that will custom make then exactly as we want and they are only a few suburbs away. I can't tell you how excited I was.  I have since found another company close to home and am feeling very pleased with myself for completing this week's challenge.

Now to get a quote!  Not so excited about this part - fingers crossed we don't have to sell a kidney.

Thursday, 20 January 2011


Celebrating the joy that is the cupcake.  Surely 2010 was the year that this gem really came in to it's own - what better way to explore your creativity than on a delicious tiny canvas.  Perfect.

All images found at I Heart It


Thursday, 13 January 2011

My Project

Surfer Boy and I are extremely lucky because both sets of our parents have holiday homes in the same coastal town.  Not only do we get to spend our winter weekends there whenever we like but my parents vacate the house for the entire month of January so that we can re-locate there for the summer holidays.

The only fly in the ointment is the lack of space for the whole family to be there together.  It was perfect when we were growing up but now that my brother and I have families we tend to use the house separately which is a shame.  Every summer we throw around ideas - if we pull out a wall here/ add a room there/ etc but this summer I have had an epiphany!!

If you regularly read this blog you will know that I have a hankering for a caravan and have even been scouring eBay on the sly for my dream van.  We have nowhere at home to put it but I suddenly realised I can kill to birds with one stone and get on for the beach house!  Woo Hooo!  A perfect excuse for my dream project and solves some space issues into the bargain.  Win Win.

The next task is convincing my parents that it is a good idea because it is, after all, their house.  The ace up my sleeve is that it won't cost them anything so with a bit of luck they will be happy to let me annex a couple of metres of yard.
I'm posting these pics here so my Dad can get an idea of what I would like to do.  As the interior of the house is red I have thrown in some red vans to really sweeten the deal.... is it working Dad???

My lovely friend Kris gave me this book for Christmas which has now become my bible and the lynch pin for my caravan campaign. 
Wish me luck.