Monday, June 25, 2012

oops - blink and you'll miss it!

Blogger tells me that was 1000 posts back there!?!? - wish I could say they were all quality.... Quantity, quality - meh. This little blog was born out of a need to share awesome things I saw with my friends. (before the days of pinterest) - I'm fortunate to say that list of friends has extended as a result of starting the blog. When it comes to friendships to me its definitely about quality, but I'm lucky to have not put limits on the quantity. To my detriment I often forget about how public the blog is (I'm more cautious about what I put on my facebook page than blog... go figure). But this is me, love it or leave it. Spelling and grammar mistakes and all. Its been therapeutic and healing, its opened up opportunities I never thought possible, introduced me to some fabulous people and even given me the courage to start up the little shop. Brown Button? thank you little blog xxx

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mojitos for all

What a fabulous collaboration- Mrs Lilien & Kate Spade. Her take on my favourite cocktail, the mojito - including basil leaves and champagne? Well I'll have to give it a try! (before 1 July or on 1 August - i'm doing dry july.... {yes, i can hear the sniggers of disbelief as those who know me read this} )

Eeeks there goes another week - what have I done? been to the Philippines and back, lost my voice and got it back again, worked my butt off and returned home to my little fur muffin, Mr Bass. He is a cheeky and playful one. He seriously attempts to attack EVERYTHING that moves. Here's to a happy week for all. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Sobering Week

It's been a tough one. And things are so busy, and I just want it all to stop. But I've done the next best thing and tried to slow things down, even if it is just for today. Back on the big jet plane again tomorrow. And look who arrived yesterday?

 Despite being an out of control boisterous kitten - (this photo is very deceiving of his general behaviour to date) he is already a calming and responsible influence.  He is currently keeping my lap warm and attempting to assist me typing on the laptop....I think we will make a good pair x

image 1, image 2, image 3 - by me

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nuts about Neon

Neon signs aren't just for roadhouses and dodgy coffee shops. I want one for my lounge room. I did try and seriously work out how I could fit this window installation into my suitcase and bring it home with me from my last work trip.  I've had a thing for them for some time, so surely that means I can invest in piece. BUT. What should my sign say? Arrrgh - my mind goes blank whenever try to think about the perfect word/saying for my sign. What do you think of neon signs as home art? What would you write?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Awesome SA women and their super awesome homes

Annabelle Kerslake and Jane Cameron - the beautiful masterminds behind fete magazine opened their homes to Design Sponge this week. AH-mazing. First up, a few of my favourite pics from Annabelle's home in the Hills...

 And then snippets of Jane's gorgeous inner city cottage...

I've only provided you with a snapshot - see more here and here. Classic, clean, restrained, to die for.  x

Monday, June 4, 2012

Inspired and Inspiration

I'm back from my latest jaunt to the Philippines and far out brussel sprout - it is COLD at home. I love winter but after a very hot and humid couple of weeks its a bit of an adjustment.

I've got a couple of days off before I have to be back on deck in the office and so far I've managed to get some much needed, overdue chores done. Now to the fun stuff. This little blog and our shop are getting a makeover and we have got the fabulous Emma Robertson to help us. Oh how did we ever live without pinterest? - Such a fabulous tool at a time like this to collect ideas and give Emma an idea of what we love and how we would like the new site to look. Especially when she is in California and we are in Adelaide!

While looking at her pinterest boards I came across this beautiful pic. Just beautiful. Happy week to you all x