Thursday, 29 July 2010

Melvin Sokolsky

I found these wonderful images on WHORANGE from Melvin Sokolsky's incredible 1963 Bubble series. Melvin Sokolsky's site is here. Be warned, you could be there for hours!

Monday, 26 July 2010

New Designs

Lots of new designs! Please click on the images for more details.

No details on this one, as it's a custom order for a very special lady!

I'm currently having a tiny teensy panic as I have an exhibition that I'm participating in, opening on Sunday, and I'm not feeling ready! Details to follow...

Thursday, 22 July 2010


Found in the back streets of Glenelg (which is a suburb in Adelaide, and also a palindrome - one of my favourite ever words!)

Saturday, 17 July 2010

William Larkin

Looking for art portraying the Lady Rochford, I was fortunate to come across these dazzling portraits by William Larkin.

I feel inspired by the incredible opulence and richness within each portrait, the astounding detail!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Marie Antoinette (1938)

I've just finished watching this. I've been on a bit of a royal family kick, immersing myself in the marvellous The Tudors and Marie Antoinette was a lovely diversion. Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power starred in this lavish production - I was entranced by the costumes, and engaged by the sympathetic portrayal of "that Austrian woman".

Images found here, here, here, here and here

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Mid Century Modern... - we may have found one all of our own! News as and when it comes in. Until then, enjoy these fabulous pics from MoModerne.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Wishlist Wednesday

This week all my wishes come from Adelaide - my home town!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

The Passenger

Searching for Iggy Pop's The Passenger...I came across some of these...

Monday, 5 July 2010


Another lovely day in the Barossa! The boys and I started off at Woodside, where I attended a photo shoot for Itchypod at Thomas for Roses, then had a lovely mocha at the Bakery.

William being exceptionally regal on the Clydesdale statue in Angaston.

While Leon finished off at work, the boys played while I soaked up the winter sun.

Then we were off to Maggie Beer's for lunch. This peacock just could not show off enough! He hopped down from the wall where we was sunning himself after the cameras stopped clicking.

Both Leon and Jacob enjoyed a pheasant terrine, while William and I had picnic baskets of cheese and fresh bread.

After a quick photo opportunity by the lake, we started back home. Every time I leave the Barossa to come home to Adelaide, I feel I'm leaving my true home. I am so looking forward to a time where our family is settled there.

Friday, 2 July 2010

The Catherine Window (and a winner!)

Inspired by my love of stained glass elements in the Gothic architectural style, The Catherine Window necklace features enchanting rich colours. The central gemstone is a jaw dropping AAA oro verde (or green gold lemon quartz) briolette, which has been surrounded by carved rubelite garnet leaves, faceted full drops of lapis lazuli, and teensy "mystic" quartz rondelles. Joined to a generous length of chain using the deepest navy Akoya saltwater pearls, the design is finished with a hand forged "s" clasp and a length of extension chain - with a lapis briolette as a dangle. The entire design was heavily oxidised and lightly rubbed back.

You can see more details of the Catherine Window necklace here.

And, to announce the winner of my giveaway! It was lucky number 24 (thanks to )
- Michelle from Gyspy Rose Creations!

Thanks to those who entered, I am approaching another milestone, and planning to hold another celebratory giveaway soon.