Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I still haven't seen Alice in Wonderland at the movies, I've been too nervous to. It was my favourite book as a child, my copy is so worn and tattered from all the times I read it, and I know the movie isn't the story of the book but I'm just psyching myself up to go watch it. I do love Johnny Depp though.
Have you guys seen it? What's your opinion?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I am away this week on a 46 kilometre hike with my husband and some friends. It takes 4 days and covers big hills so I'm quite excited for the challenge. I've scheduled a few posts for the rest of the week and I'll be back on the weekend to catch up on everyones blogs. Wish me luck! I'll let you know how it goes.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I just found the most adorable set of pictures on flickr- tea cups and china! So pretty. I would love to get my hands on those the classic penguin book cover mugs!! I am a firm believer that a cup of tea tastes so much better if it's in a pretty mug or tea cup and even greater when made in a beautiful pot.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
To celebrate the weekend I thought I would leave you with some visual inspiration in the form of these beautiful pictures by Susanna Maaria Erheikki. They go quite well with a cup of tea and a snuggle on the couch if you ask me!
I always love having a sneak peek into peoples homes to give me ideas of little weekend projects I can get up to, to make my place more beautiful and interesting. Hope you like these and that they help you get a little crafty this weekend!
Friday, April 23, 2010
On a cloudy, rainy day like today, the work of Clare Owen gives me so much joy. Ladybeard (the top picture) is one of my all time favourites, I really need to get a print for my house!
Edit: I forgot to mention, I also wrote a guest post for Dandelion Daydreamer today and it's featuring some more art, this time by Kelli Murray. Please head over and check out my post and leave some love :)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Good news! I passed my white belt incorporated martial arts grading (and so did my husband!). We got our results last night and I got 97% !!!! I am still buzzing :) I came second in our class so I am celebrating a little today. My next grading (for yellow) is in less than 10 weeks so I have some hard work ahead of me but it's good, I'm feeling pretty determined!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I'm sure a lot of you already know the blog Missed Connections, but I couldn't help but share a few of my favourite recent postings. For those of you who haven't seen the blog before it's written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall of New York and here is a better description than what I could ever write:
Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
You might remember awhile ago I introduced you guys to Hunter Gatherer, a New Zealand husband and wife creative team. Now they have a Facebook Group page so make sure you check it out for some sneak peeks like these beautiful illustrated cards. I love the owl one so much!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
One of my favourite photographers,Valentina Vos has a new book coming out, "One Seventy Four." For the project Valentina photographed 25 young models and focused on portraying them as girls, not models. Quite an interesting concept! You can contact Valentina through her website to order a copy of the book and it's scheduled for release in June. Below is a little sneak peak to feast your eyes on :)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
I've been finding so many wonderful blogs lately that I thought maybe it was time to bring back my old Blog of the Week feature.
This weeks blog of the week is Glossary, written by Lauren of South Africa. She features little tid bits on fashion and photography but my favourite is her series of blogger interviews, including Carrie from Wish Wish Wish.
Make sure you go check her out!