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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Repetto shoes via Far Fetch, inside the Ikou Tschuss studio via Sight Unseen, Mengyi Hu via Style Bubble, dress via APC, Boro: Rags and Tatters from the Far North of Japan book via Ooga Booga, rug hand made by Ikou Tschuss designers, Jensen-Conry necklace via Totokaelo, Teema crockery.

Recently I've been clearing out my closet which has been quite theraputic. Although with that said I have also bought a few new items recently to refresh my wardrobe and must say adding is almost as theraputic as subtracting. A few key items from A.P.C, Wood Wood and PAM, some new comfortable flats and, as Dead Fleurette would describe, an 'inexplicable desire' purchase in the name of an Ikou Tschuss scarf from S/S 09 which was heavily reduced at work, all of which I will show soon. I feel somehow lighter, having replaced the many old with a few, carefully selected new.

I've also been enjoying peeking behind the scenes of the Ikou Tschuss studio via Sight Unseen which has had me obsessing over colour,  I've been admiring the work of LCF graduate Mengyi Hu who has had me dreaming of texture, and I've been eyeing off Teema crockery at Selfridges. But the vast majority of my time has been spent looking for a flat after the one I had lined up fell through. I cannot wait to settle.

we forgot all the names we used to know

Thursday, 16 June 2011

All photos by Jacob Ring via minthoney

I really love the colour combinations, not to mention the backpacks, in these images. I want a Kanken backpack (just like all the cool blog girls - Miss Woo I'm looking at you) although have yet to narrow down which colour. I also want to incorporate more colour into my wardrobe (and my home), but it is so difficult to find items in lovely shades that are also made out of good quality fabrics and fit well (and are in my price range). Although there is something very satisfying about holding out, and searching and searching for the perfect item rather than settling for mediocrity. I need to follow my own advice more often. 

In other news I am currently wishing I could fly back to Melbourne to check out the Bless No. 38 Windowgarden at Craft Victoria in collaboration with PAM. The exhibition sounds incredible, with a series of plants, objects and products carefully placed around the space. According to Craft Victoria, the exhibition will function as " 'made-to-measure' garden spaces". I'm really excited about this, and I can't even see it so if you are in Melbourne between June 17th and July 30th check it out (and report back please!).

Speaking of plants, I am loving my herb garden (hi there basil, chives, mint, oregano and rosemary. thanks for making my food taste better). Next I want to buy some cacti and succulents (see photo above). 

Finally, in work-related news, I have picked my three favourite items over at the Couverture shop blog, so check it out, but please ignore my ugly mug and focus on the delightful products.

top tips

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Things I Want (or wanted) from Etsy:
Leather Mary Janes from moonshinejunkyard, Embroidered blouse from PinTuckVintage,  Antique polka dot jacket from Secretlake, Denim dress from Kennedy Holmes, Dress from asecretshop (sold), Leather sandals from CometSalvage (sold), Antique chore jacket from PinTuckVintage (sold).

Today during my lunch break I flicked through a couple of issues of Elle that were in the staff room. I haven't bought Elle before, so had no idea what I was in for. Little did I know I was about to encounter some of the most insightful and wise words of advice ever published...

Top tips from Elle: 
"Feeling blue? Sniff a horse's mane."
(I kid you not, this is in the latest issue in the Contributor's section, accompanied by a photograph of said contributor with a horse...)

"When in doubt, wear orange"

"Feeling stressed? Spend more time looking up"

 and finally...

"Belt your bikini briefs. In Ibiza, there's no such thing as too much effort."

All words to live by.


Monday, 13 June 2011

I've been lusting over this PAM top from The Goodhood Store (sold out) and PAM moccasins from Someday, this A.P.C cap from Creatures of Comfort, these No.6 animal print clogs and this Anntian hand printed top from Creatures of Comfort, admiring these amazing origami shirt spare button cases made by my friend Jackie who blogs at My Mum Made, wishing I was wearing this great outfit from Mr. Newton, visiting Nordic Bakery (image via Think Silly) and wishing I had the money to buy a Teema mug and tray.

Soon I am moving again, but this time not so far, just to a nicer, quieter flat. I was getting used to living as a nomad, but I can't deny that it will be a huge relief to stay in the same room, same house, same postcode, same city, for more than a few months. I am looking forward to old wooden floorboards, evenings in the courtyard, sitting, eating and chatting at an actual dining table rather than hunched over on the couch with a plate balanced on my knees, to quiet nights away from the hustle and bustle of the main road. 

I have so many things to post about I don't even know where to begin, but this week I am getting back on track. 

For anyone interested, I am having a wardrobe clear out on ebay. There are items ending tonight and all week, with more to go up so keep an eye out here



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