Thursday, 27 August 2009


I'm Alive, I Believe In Everything

Self. Brotherhood. God. Zeus. Communism.
Capitalism. Buddha. Vinyl records.
Baseball. Ink. Trees. Cures for disease.
Saltwater. Literature. Walking. Waking.
Arguments. Decisions. Ambiguity. Absolutes.
Presence. Absence. Positive and Negative.
Empathy. Apathy. Sympathy and entropy.
Verbs are necessary. So are nouns.
Empty skies. Dark vacuums of night.
Visions. Revisions. Innocence.
I've seen All the empty spaces yet to be filled.
I've heard All of the sounds that will collect
at the end of the world.
And the silence that follows.

I'm alive, I believe in everything
I'm alive, I believe in it all.

Waves lapping on the shore.
Skies on fire at sunset.
Old men dancing on the streets.
Paradox and possibility.
Sense and sensibility.
Cold logic and half truth.
Final steps and first impressions.
Fools and fine intelligence.
Chaos and clean horizons.
Vague notions and concrete certainty.
Optimism in the face of adversity.

I'm alive, I believe in everything
I'm alive, I believe in it all.

Lesley Choyce

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

Some new favourites.

A mid-century Syroco mirror from andfoundfurnishings

I could see all of these working beautifully in my home! ;) All found on Etsy.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


One of the blogs I follow is The Reluctant Vegetarian (well worth a read!) She recently blogged about a fabulous planter from Design Night, which I had to share with you.

So elegant and functional...yet another creation I covet!

Monday, 24 August 2009


Emma of benconservato recommended this fabulous video.

I have featured her work in the past here. If you feel like procrastinating some more, you can always check her amazing shop out!

Monday, 17 August 2009

New Designs

Since we moved I haven't been in the right frame of mind to create, but I'm slowly getting focussed, and becoming a little more productive. Thesee are my August far!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Géraldine Georges

Yet another amazing artist whose work I covet - Géraldine Georges, an artist and photographer from Belgium. You can see more of her incredible work here.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Jethro Lazenby

Striking images of Jethro Lazenby. Apart from being a successful male model, he is also the son of musician and songwriter Nick Cave and Beau Lazenby, a former model.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Art of Sharpening Pencils

This exceptionally detailed post is concluded with an image of the artist's favourite pencil sharpener.

Makes sharpening pencils a fun - and gruesome - task, everytime!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Emma Hack

I was lucky enough to meet Emma at an art exhibition in the Adelaide Hills 2 years ago. She was painting a model, and I was fascinated with the process and the end results. I recently rediscovered her work. More of her incredible work is available to peruse here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

Imbued with shades of pink, these are my picks for the Wednesday Wishlist this week.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Vincent Price

Three fabulous clips I found whilst idling away time on youtube.

The first is a little known Tim Burton animation which Vincent Price narrates, and the second is Vincent Price narrating Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem "The Raven". The last is a totally different rendition of "The Raven" - wonderful!

So inspiring!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Etsy Front Page

I was excited to see my Seekers Who Are Lovers earrings on the front page of Etsy last night...along with many members of the DUST team!

My design is featured in the top right hand corner. Lovely!