Monday, 24 February 2014
GOMA (may I say that for a Tasmanian, Brisbane was particularly hot and humid and walking long distances was perhaps a little foolish!). I've wanted to visit GOMA for ages, but recently had seen images from the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibition that is currently being held and knew it was going to be good, but in fact it was exceptionally good. There is so much there to see and to think about, I am still thinking about it, which is a very nice feeling.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Our bedroom is one of those rooms that has the best view in the house, and yet we only go in there to sleep, and, dare I admit it, leave clothes lying around in. It has been pretty uninspired. Fortunately Adairs is running a competition at the moment where it is possible to recreate your perfect escape in your bedroom, and I was extremely lucky to get the opportunity to create my perfect escape for the Adairs blog. I used New York as my inspiration and wanted to create something clean but also a little bit smart. It looks so much better. I like this room now, plus nothing beats nice new fresh linen and the Mercer +Reid alpaca throw is the most lovely colour.
If you want to enter the competition you can do so here. They have some pretty lovely products to choose from, I think!
Monday, 3 February 2014
Friday, 17 January 2014
One Sunday, just before Christmas, I was lucky enough to attend the first Kinfolk event in Tasmania, which was a natural decor class held at Ethos and hosted by Ethos co-owner Chloe and the very talented photographer Sarah Williams. I was a bit unsure if booking a class for a whole Sunday afternoon so close to Christmas was a good idea, particularly given how busy I had been at work. But actually going to that class was such a wonderful decision, it was the most relaxing and enjoyable afternoon I'd had in quite a while. I am still feeling inspired and motivated and I really hope there will be some new events for Tasmania in 2014.
Also Ethos is so photogenic, I love the brown bottle chandalier and that little tin on a tiny alcove, just such good colours!
Friday, 10 January 2014
Anyway one of my favourite things about a new year is picking out a new calendar, I've always loved it for some reason since I was about 10! This year I ordered the Snug Studio calendar in white (top image), which I also put up on my study wall with peach washi tape, and then it promptly fell off about five minutes later…..so I need to think of some better way to display it (that's the problem when you live in a state with no Ikea, frames are expensive elsewhere).
Also this week I found two really great free printable calendars, the Weekday Carnival one (bottom right) and one by Jasmine Dowling (bottom left) with some great hand lettering. I've printed this one off for my wall at work, which is a rather unpleasant dirty beige colour and needs all the cheering up it can get.
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Monday, 6 January 2014
We were fortunate enough to have 16 days off over the break and our christmas was in two parts, a nice evening dinner with my family on the friday before christmas, then we travelled to Matt's family in Coffs Harbour for a week, before heading back down to Sydney for a few days via Newcastle for a night. I've never travelled at this time of year before and I have to say it was such a good idea, we were able to take Jerry to to the beach in Coffs everyday (yes we are crazy to take the dog on holidays, but it was nice for everyone to meet him and it was a bit of a one off), go for a few lunches and explore beautiful places, relax and then at the end hang out in the city. We also had a few days to spend at home which was nice. Feels like the break covered all bases, and I'm in a much better headspace than I was in early December. So bring on a happy 2014!