Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year




Wishing you all a wonderful, fun filled and safe New Year's

I hope 2012 is all you hope it to be ...


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Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 ...

I can't believe we are about to say farewell to 2011.
What a year it has been, I feel like so much has happened this year and I'm not sure how I fit it all in!


I guess first up at the beginning of the year, I moved up to Cairns. 
It was never a permanent place to be and has taken some getting used to.
The decision to move so remotely from friends and family has been a challenging situation.


I faced a few challenges and many successes at work and am proud of what I have achieved.


A few friendships have become much closer and I appreciate all their support and love. 
I don't think this year would have been as good if it wasn't for them.
Whilst maintaining these friendships next year, I want to spend some more time on a couple of other friendships.


This one speaks for itself really!

I travelled, almost every month I was on a plane whether it be within Australia or overseas.
I visited Hong Kong, Sanya and Singapore this year, all for work but managed a bit of personal time there.
Work or not, lot's of fun was had!

As always blogging has been a consistent and one of the most enjoyable parts of my life. 
I even introduced my second blog to nuture my love of fashion too, The Orange Book.
I thank everyone who reads, follows and comments on my blogs.
I can't express how much I appreciate it.


And now as the year comes to an end, I have so much going on.
I can't say too much at this time but I cannot wait to share some news with you all in the new year.


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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Simple Bedrooms





simple :- 
Easy to understand, deal with, use
Not elaborate or artificial
Unaffected, unassuming, modest
Not complicated

images via contemporist, habitus, interiorsporn, citysage, niceroom

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Icon - Wishbone

Also called the CH24 or Y chair, this piece is an icon in furniture design.

Designed by Hans Wegner in 1949, this piece is still today one of the most popular chairs produced.
It is classically beautiful, light and sculptural.
Craftsmanship is clearly the word to describe this piece with over 100 steps carried out by hand to produce.
And the seats are hand woven with paper cord that can last up to 50 years.


images via stylefiles, danishdesignstore, designtoinspire, elledecor, noendtodesign

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very 


I'm signing off for the Christmas break 
but I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas 
spending time with your family and friends and 
of course the typical eat, drink and be merry!


image via kikkik

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Living Space - What do you think?

I've had this room in my image files for quite some time and I just keep looking at it. 
So I'm sharing with you all because I'm curious, what do you think??

I don't know if the choice of coffee table is right? It's a nice table but I think the space needs a different style.
Love  this piece of furniture but the painting on the wall is just a little but too big, it looks like a paint finish on the wall. A bit smaller would frame out the area better. And the display on top isn't working for me. Love the rug tho!
Love the chairs but would choose different cushions!
Love the chair, it reminds me of an old setting my nana and grandpa had, but they had it in green. What I would do to have that setting now.  The side table is too cute!

I don't know am I being too picky? I don't usually voice strong opinions on my blog because I believe interiors are a place to make your own, however you like it. 
So who am I to say .... but I guess when it comes to recognising things I do and don't like, 
well that's important to discover,  isn't it!?

In summary I think this space is lovely but needs some more colour or a real statement,
something to anchor the room.

It has some great pieces of furniture but they're just quite working well togther.

images via adiaryoflovely

Monday, December 19, 2011

Love this space today ...

How gorgeous is this space?
The high wall of windows is to die for.

image via interiorsporn

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Favourite Movie - A Single Man

I finally had a chance to sit down and watch this last night.

I really don't even know where to start with this one.
Firstly well done Tom Ford. 

He has displayed an incredible talent of directing and telling a story, a beautiful story at that.
Every detail in this film is perfection whether it be the impeccable wardrobe, adorable vintage mercedes, the cinematography or even the placement of every item you see in every scene. 

 Set in 1962 Los Angeles, A Single Man is the story of college professor George Falconer and his struggle to find the meaning of his life after the sudden death of his long time partner, Jim.

Whilst Colin Firth, as George did a wonderful job - he is such a great actor he did have to share the spotlight with his infamous mid-century home. .

The house in Glendale, LA was built by architect John Lautner in 1949 and is known as the Schaffer Residence. Since the movie the 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom house has gone on the market at $1.45 million.

The other beautiful home of focus was that of his closest friend Charley, played by Julianne Moore. 
Her home was more glam, Hollywood Regency style.

Love love love .... so many things I love here
I almost died when I saw the headboard so in love with it!
How goregous is her dressing table, gorgeous combination of fabrics with that mirror and those lamps
As George and Charley have dinner, no attention to detail has been spared on the dining table, so pretty

This great film is topped off by a very well thought out cast lead by ...
Colin Firth as George Flaconer
Matthew Goode as Jim :(
Julianne Moore fabulous as Charley
Nicholas Hoult as Kenny (yes, he's that kid from About A Boy)
Ginnifer Goodwin in a small part of Mrs Strunk, she was just cute

There has been alot of outspoken opinion of this film and when you watch it you  
might see what some people are talking about!!

But for me all I saw in this film is just pure beauty. 
 I read this quote of Tom Ford and to me he puts it perfectly ...

"We all go through the same things in life - 
love, romance, grief, isolation, 
trying to come to an understanding 
of what life is about"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Workspace Inspiration

To get over my disappointment of yesterday I'm looking forward. 

The workspace of J.Crew Creative Director, Jenna Lyons is the perfect space to ignite
some inspiration for me. 

Although I'm a bit of a neat freak I love that there is so much going on in her space,  
it's creative and full of collaboration. 
Just the way I like to work!

images via nymag, everythingfabulous, haustherapy, apartmenttherapy