Friday, August 27, 2010

Bon Voyage! Yippee!

See you all in 8 days - im off to Fiji!
(this picture pretty much sums up my mood even at 4:30am as we head to the airport!)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mai Tai's here i come!!

Woohooo!!! Off to Fiji tomorrow!
This is where we are headed for 7 nights....Matamanoa island resort. I want all of you to cross your fingers last trips cyclone doesnt make a second appearance & we have perfect sunny hot days!

Saw this gorgeous collection of photos & the recipie for Mai Tai's over at coco & kelly a few weeks ago & i thought id re-post it to get me (& you !) all in the spirit! Bring on the cocktails!!!

The Mai Tai
2 tablespoons light rum
2 tablespoons orange curacao
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 dash simple syrup
1 tablespoon dark rum
mint, a pineapple slice, and a paper umbrella for garnish
Fill a glass with ice. Pour in light rum, orange curacao, orange juice, lime juice, orgeat, and simple syrup.
Then drizzle dark rum right on top. Garnish with mint, pineapple slice, and a paper umbrella for panache!

My other half mentioned the other day that i was a little bit fixated on the cocktails apsect of the trip..yeah?! so!?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

Girl Crush...

I have a girl crush on Jessica Hart.
or maybe its more that id just like to wake up with her body one day...
not that im not mostly happy with what ive got :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tiffany blue in the kitchen

After i posted this pic of my all time favorite kitchen a few weeks ago (which we all drooled over!)  i have started to notice the appearance of 'Tiffany Blue' in kitchens more & more - I do have a bit of a soft spot for the old tiffany blue (& tiffany in general really).... i blame my grandmother for this! Actually one of the coolest things i got for my 21st (a while ago!) was a set of Tiffany poker cards from my godmother! Pretty cool huh! But ive never used them cause i dont want to ruin them! Anyway back to the kitchens!

My fav...sigh!
If i could be a kitchen - this would be me!

This ones a bit yummy too. How cool are the cabinets!

image: gingerella

and my own bit of tiffany blue in the kitchen;

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lydia's Wardrobe - Before.

Last week i completed the design & joinery drawings for a new walk-in-wardrobe for Sydney fashion stylist & jewelry designer Lydia Saunders. You can see some of Lydia's styling work here & her jewelry, which you can also buy online here

Lets look at the before shots... 
Lets just say the tenants who live in the apartment she has recently purchased don't exactly keep the wardrobe in stylish state!

 Part of the brief was to come up with good looking & practical storage for Lydia's extensive collection of handbags & clutch bags. Heres how they currently live.....

We wanted a solution where the bags would stand up & not fall over & also a better way to store & see all the clutch bags. Lydia also wanted lots of half & full hanging. 

I couldn't resist giving you a peek at her shoe collection;

 I have included a low pull out shoe shelf for her flats, but the heels however weren't part of the brief...Lydia has purchased a custom made shoe cabinet for these! Hell Yeah!
Stay tuned in a few weeks for the 'after' photos of Lydia's new custom wardrobe.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coolest kids room ever!

Is this the coolest 'bunk room' ever?!
Hell yes - id take it for my 28yr old self!

Tracey Boss Design Via Dwellers without decorators 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

New chevron calling cards @ Made By Girl

Saw these goooorgeous new calling cards that Jen has in her shop at Made By Girl they only went up for sale yesterday! With my 'side work' increasing by the day i think i may just have to make a purchase :) I have always loved Jen's stuff & infact hers (along with apartment therapy) was one of the first blogs i ever discovered & inspired me to start my own! Plus you gotta admire a chick that has made such a successful business doing something she (& we) loves! aaahhh now i feel all inspired!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Run to spotlight!

Was in Spotlight on the weekend & found some serious goodies!

These pillows for starters!!
$34.95 & they are 30% off

This range of metal drinks trays & buckets - great for those bbq's!
All about $15-$25

These seriously cute plates!!
The range also had jugs, cake plates & cake servers!

And this also seriously cute tea set!
also comes with plates.
great for when you have japanese at home!

AND....ive saved the best for last!!!
These amazing striped outdoor rugs! (they are woven plastic!)
220 x 220cm & come in white/orange, white/cream & white/black AND only $150!!!!

Im seriously thinking i need the back & white one for my balcony!
Although the oj & white one is pretty cool too huh!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sarah Richardson where have you been all my life!

I am back!!!!
Still a bit frazzled to be honest but less frazzled enough to be back in the bloggy world!
Seems i have just discovered Canadian designer Sarah Richardson...and im kinda in love!
This first bathroom has been giving me heart palpatations!
(must be those tiles! a bit obsessed...oh & the mirror!)

all images from Sarah Richardson Design

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Feeling Frazzled!

Im feeling a bit frazzled.
Work is flat out & i seem to have things on every night of the week!
 im feeling totally...well... frazzled!
Excuse me for a few days while i re-charge.
Hoping i come back feeling nice & calm like these spaces!

Table Tonic

Image: Ada & Darcy

The sunroom at the ivy via honey & fizz

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kitchen Love

I am SO in love with this kitchen.
Carrara marble benchtops, freestanding cooktop & oven, tiffany blue ceiling & metallic penny rounds on the wall.
SO in love!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nice Pair!

things always look good in pairs.
example one; chairs.

fabulous mess made by girl

Madeline Weinrib

JK Hotel Capri


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