Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Heading Off

Eeep! Tomorrow I am heading off to the complete other side of the world, am I ready for this …. umm nope but I am excited! It seems to have crept up so soon, I thought I’d have time for lots of research and know exactly want I wanted to do. Instead it’s going to be a bit more free form and actually that’s a very good thing. My cities of choice are Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Reykjavik and London. Perhaps I might post a little along the way, I’ll see how it goes, but if not see you on the other side!

In the meantime here are a few links:
· I’m sure by now everyone has seen that Lucy over at The Design Files is doing a special week celebrating Tasmania! Very exciting to see our little town on there. I might have got to help out in a small way (thanks so much Lucy!) so please go visit!
· My friend Rose has started a blog Island Highland, she is in the process of doing some serious house renovations but also plans to share some photographs from her travels around our island state too.
· And just because I think her work is amazing and love her use of colour, the Essimar blog, makes me want to order even more Japanese tape!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Today was bleak, to say the least: misty grey and non-stop rain. I got soaked walking to work and am already fully over getting home in the near dark at the end of the day. It is bleak.

On a brighter note my holiday is a week away, and I shared some of my travel essential's over on Clara's blog. If you have any other traveling tips I'd love to hear them?

Monday, 11 April 2011

kitchen wares

I’ve been working on a new project with friends, which is really quite exciting but I can’t say too much about it just yet. However we did spend Saturday morning doing a bit of a trek around op shops looking for kitchen ware and found some really great bargains. I’ve also got my eye on these homewares/kitchen wares from around the net, but they are going to have to wait until I return from my holiday, either that or I will try and lug things home with me!

1. and 2. marimekko plates and wooden pastry brush from funkis
3. and 5. napkin and plate from toast
4. chopping boards from neest
little check tray from fog linen
7. le cruset french oven peter's of kensington

Sunday, 10 April 2011

This Weekend

My mind is on a million things at the moment so I apologise in advance, I think april is going to be a poor month for blogging. This weekend I had a massive to do list that I haven't even dented, and to be honest all I felt like doing was taking some time out and curling up to re-read Jane Eyre for the umpteenth time. It's one of my favourite stories and I can't wait to see the new film (although I think we have to wait until August here). I hope everyone had a lovely weekend out there.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


I’ve wishfully been thinking about a new sofa for quite a long time now, a few weeks ago I even nearly purchased a smart cream-ish coloured one from laura Ashley, but then I got the sample fabric home and it had just a little too much silky gold in the weaving for my liking. So now I’m on the hunt again, trust me searching for furniture like this in Hobart is near impossible, likewise looking on the web because of the freight to get it here! Anyway I saw this one on coco republic and rather liked the syle and the colour (I hadn't thought of this colour till I saw this one), here it is with a few other bits I'd love to go with it.

coco republic sofa
coffee table
photographic print from treefox
rachel castle embroidery
missoni blanket

Sunday, 3 April 2011


Sorry things have been very quiet around here, life has been rather busy, definitely in a good way but it hasn't left much brain space for blogging. I now have only two full work weeks (and a few days - but I'm not counting them) until my Europe trip, which I am seriously looking forward to, the thought of having a whole month off blows me away a bit, now I know I should have appreciated those three month summer holidays while I was at uni far more than I did!

I hope everyone has a great week!

(By the way you are all impressive guessers, my parcel was from confetti system)