Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Stephanie Crowe.

Happy New Year! Wow it's crazy to think 2009 has been and gone. It has been one of the biggest and best years of my life and I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store!

What are your goals for next year?

For me I just want to be healthy and happy. I've recently started mixed martial arts so I'm hoping the commitment to that will help me live an active lifestyle.

All the best to you guys, hope you all have a wonderful time seeing in the new year and here's to 2010!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Studio Violet

Studio Violet is an adorable little store selling a mixture of journals, postcards, stickers, prints and posters with cute and quirky designs. I recently discovered that there's also a Studio Violet blog run by creators Elizabeth Dunker of Fine Little Day and Camilla Engman. They sell so many lovely treasures I'd like to fill my home with!

In other news, my friend has very sweetly written something nice about my blog, if you want to have a look it's over here. Her blog is relatively new so leave her some love!

Monday, December 28, 2009

(Not) Common People: Eleanor Rask

Not Common People is a wonderful blog that showcases inspiring photography and interviews with the people behind the pictures. One of my favourite photographers featured on the site is 16 year old (!!!) Swedish beauty Eleanor Rask.

Here are some of my favourite photographs of hers:

Wish I had that kind of talent at 16!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a great day tomorrow and enjoy a few days rest and relaxation. I'm off to spend time with family and enjoy a break from work. I'll be back sometime next week! Also if anyone is interested you can head over to here to read an interview with me :)

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Looking back on 2009


2009 has been an amazing year in my life and I thought since it's coming to an end I would take a second to look back on some of the moments I've enjoyed this year. I don't know if this will be interesting for you guys or not, but if you want to play along feel free to comment back with your highlights of 2009.

I've narrowed it down to a top ten:

♥ 2009 was my first year of marriage, so it's been amazing to have our home together and grow together
♥ Traveling to Mozambique with my husband and friends to work in an orphanage
♥ Holidaying in South Africa and seeing where my friends grew up
♥ Leaving my lifeless full time job to do something I'm passionate about
♥ Doing an internship at my church with my husband and close friends
♥ So many fun nights with friends at weddings, barbecues, birthdays and anytime we get together
♥ Graduating my degree in Communications
♥ Having one of my closest friends shift back to my city and only around the corner from me!
♥ Seeing the growth of Here Comes the Sun and finding & learning about so many photographers/ artists etc.
♥ And most recently- starting MMA (mixed martial arts) and beginning to get my fitness back!

Interiors by Wai Lin Tse

I actually don't know a thing about Wai Lin Tse other than the fact that I love his photographs, especially these interior ones. There's heaps more up on the website, as well as some beautiful Urban Outfitters lookbooks and diaries from around the world (including Sweden! Yay!).

Make sure you check out my last giveaway of the year in the post below as well. You can enter until Boxing Day (Friday 26th).

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate Christmas and 2009 coming to an end I'm having my last Here Comes the Sun giveaway for the year! The prize is this wonderful 2010 calendar designed by my friend Rachel Hope. You might remember some of her art from this post I did a month or two ago.

So you guys know the deal. You have until Friday to enter, up to you how many times. Also make sure you check over to Rachel's blog if you're interested in purchasing a copy of the calendar or another piece of her work. If you don't have a blogger account and would like to enter, just comment anonymously and leave your email address so I can contact you if you win :)

Also this time it will be ME posting out the prize, so you never know, i might pop in an extra treat or two for you as well, just cause I love the festive season :)

Competition now closed. Winner will be announced via email :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hair inspiration

I can't believe how beautiful and long this girls hair is! I've been trying to grow my hair for literally YEARS now and seeing pictures of someone with such long locks definitely keeps me motivated not to change my mind and get it cut. Mines getting quite long but I can't wait for it be as strikingly long as this girls. I'm a little jealous!

Happy weekend everyone x

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Photographic Dictionary Part II

Some of my long-time readers might remember this post I did on the Photographic Dictionary back in March. Well I've been back on there again recently and there are some new pictures up that are just too good not to share, so here we go:





Pretty pretty pretty.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Drinking Out of the Freckled Cup

Drinking Out of the Freckled Cup is a project to showcase the beauty of people, light, warmth, color, lack of color, skin, touch, mountains, exploration, and most things in between.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Etsy discoveries

I just stumbled upon the most adorable mobile shop on etsy.

A little visit to etsy almost always cures the lack of inspiration I was talking about in my last post!

Hopefully I'll have some up and coming photographers to share here this week :) Happy Monday!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Sometimes maintaining a blog makes me tired.

Maybe tomorrow will bring with it fresh inspiration. Sweet dreams beauties xx

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blog of the week: Cherry Fields

The reason behind this weeks blog of the week pick is simple- Melissa Haslam is a talented artist and her art completely captivates me- so of course I love her blog and having a sneak peek into her world and behind the scenes look at her projects.

Do you guys follow any artist blogs? Let me know who so i can go check them out!

Also, as 2009 is drawing to an end I am considering bringing the "blog of the week" feature to an end. What do you think? Should it stay or should it go? I haven't yet come up with an idea of a new weekly feature for 2010 but maybe it's time for a change...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kate Pulley

Good morning Saturday! Along with Amanda's post of summer / winter holiday below, thought I'll share with you some of these photos and stop motion video by Kate Pulley. Have a nice weekend and happy holidays (soon)! It's nice to meet you all and thanks for having me here, Amanda!

Laura x
Guest blogger from See Hear Say

Summer is...

Summer is....Long hot nights outside. Barbecues, salads, ice cold beer. Bronzed salty skin. Curly beach hair. Fresh flowers. Sleeping in til noon and wasting the day away with a good book. Barefeet. No makeup. Strawberry chapstick and coconut sunblock. Iceblocks and ice creams. Vintage sunglasses and pretty floral dresses. Friends and family.

What does summer mean for you? Or if you're coming into winter right now, what does winter mean for you? I have the best summer vibe right now, I'm so happy it's this time of year!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Matroshka / Russian Nested Dolls

Today's theme is... matryoshka dolls!! Is anyone of you Here Comes the Sun readers from Russia? Oh, hello there! I would really love to visit your country someday, I think Russian art is sooo beautiful and inspiring!

Chanel video created for Neiman Marcus. Isn't it adorable?

M-Cups matryoshkas measurement cups by Carl Mistch, Fred Studio. If I buy them I would probably just use them as a decoration rather than in the kitchen!

Some of Irina Troitskaya's matryoshkas collection. Brilliant!

Matryoshka soft toy by Rosy Palma.

Happy Friday!
Laura x
Guest Blogger from See Hear Say
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