Sunday, 29 August 2010

House Visit: the sequel

Well. After our visit to the house at Angaston, we are now thoroughly confused. We were not expecting an Arizonan ranch-style inspired house at all! Built in 1964, Leon and I were impressed with the architecture, and now have the unpleasant - but neccessary - task of working out if we can actually afford this beauty!

Stay tuned...

Saturday, 28 August 2010

House Visit

I can't sleep - we're off to see our "maybe" house tomorrow! It's a mid-century modern, but I'm not expecting it to look anything like these amazing images.

Off to try and sleep again! If you want to see more, I found these images here.

Friday, 27 August 2010


Whilst browsing Google for images of knives (to name the necklace below, which I ended up calling Katara) I found some quite interesting images!

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And finally, my new Katara necklace!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Paul Klee

With a tender fragility and endearing quality to his work, Paul Klee is inspiring and difficult to categorise.

Around the Fish - found here

Paul Klee Centre in Bern, Switzerland

Other images found here and here.

Saturday, 21 August 2010


Looking for our perfect chair for our wonderful table (which I will eventually photograph and show you!) we ended up deciding on these. A fabulous Eames replica - comfortable, surprisingly sturdy, and ultra stylish). While searching for the "perfect chair", I stumbled across some other Eames designs, that I was not quite so familiar with.

I wish this was my lounge - all it needs is a couple of those wonderful house birds!

Images found here and here.

Friday, 20 August 2010

A Magic Cottage!

Found here, this sweet little cabin was converted by the owner with flea market finds and salvage shop the tune of $3,000 - amazing!

What a fabulous refuge from the world!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Pimentón Ahumado

Named for the fabulous spice - smoked paprika - the Pimentón Ahumado necklace is graced by a curved and delicate pendant, enhanced with rich AAA spessartite garnet pointed briolettes.

The pendant has been painstakingly wirewrapped and enhanced with teensy pyrite rondelles - which I love to use, as it gives the appearance of marcasite - I have also used some smooth sterling silver rounds. A length of chain has been securely added to either side of the pendant, and an additional length of chain and a hand crafted "S" clasp completes the design. The entire design was oxidised deeply, and then selectively rubbed back.

This measures an adjustable 39 - 46cm or 15 1/4 - 18" in length, while the pendant measures 6cm or 2.4" in length (from the top of the pendant to the base of the lower spessartite garnet briolette) and 3.4cm or 1.3" at the widest point.

For more pictures, please see here in my Etsy store.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Wishlist Wednesday

Some lovely earthy items for this weeks Wishlist!

Please click on the images for more information.

Anna Karina and Kate Beckinsale

Some images of the delightful Anna Karina, muse of the film director Jean-Luc Godard.

And some images of Kate Beckinsale for Mean Mag channeling her inner Anna Karina.

More photos here.