Saturday, July 31, 2010

new No Magazine editorial

In keeping with my "I love posting about NZ things" theme of the moment (haha!) I wanted to show you guys these great pictures from the new issue of No Magazine, a great New Zealand publication. They were taken by the cobrasnake. I want the shoes for myself please!

Friday, July 30, 2010



This is what I call a "non-thinker post"- nothing but a few pretty pictures to brighten your day. As I mentioned before my friends have opened a new store in Hamilton and I helped them set up (until 3 oclock in the morning!) and work in it, so I am currently surviving on very little sleep and a whole lot of coffee! So a non thinking post of pretty pictures will have to do for today. Enjoy :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

RPM New Zealand

Like I said the other day, one of my favourite things to blog about is creative New Zealanders. So let me introduce to you NZ label RPM:

RPM was founded in 1994 and has since become a much-loved surf, skate, snow and casual wear brand in our country. The current collection features tees, jumpers and hoodies with wolves on them which I LOVE.

Here's me sporting my new RPM jersey! Haha :) Big ups to the RPM crew for being such amazing, creative, talented and generous kiwi's.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Shonah necklace

Today's giveaway is the above beautiful necklace by Melbourne designer Shonah! The giveaway is sponsored by Rox Jewels (the shop of my friends See Me Everywhere and But Honestly- go check out their blogs)

Rox Jewels is a designer jewelry, watches and giftware store and you can check out their online shop and facebook page. Also if you live in New Zealand Rox is opening a new store at the Te Awa mall in Hamilton tomorrow!

To be in to win the beautiful necklace above just comment on this post. I will draw the winner on Sunday (NZ time).

All the best :)

EDIT: Giveaway is now CLOSED. Winner will be contacted via email.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2nd Blog Birthday


On this day 2 years ago, my little blog was created! It's crazy to think that something I started out just for myself has grown so much and that other people are actually interested in what I put on here.

So I just want to say a wee thank you to everyone that follows, comments and encourages me to keep going. I hope that when you visit my blog you feel inspired to dream and create. Also a big big thank you to all the wonderful talents I share on here- all the photographers, designers, artists and decoraters- thank you, thank you, thank you.

Happy 2nd blog birthday to me :)

Oh and one more thing- I have some exciting little giveaways and different kinds of posts coming up, so keep your eyes peeled :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

if someone is beautiful, tell them

(Ana Cuba)

if someone is beautiful - tell them
if something is inspiring - photograph it
if something looks fun - do it

I saw those words written on the beautiful blog Raspberry Pancakes and I had to share them. Especially the first line, I don't think I tell my friends enough just how beautiful they are.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

oh, relax


It's the weekend! And I couldn't be happier about it. I have today and tomorrow to relax and get errands out of the way before my 12 days in a row stint at work starts. (I'm not complaining, I'm actually quite excited!). But while I have this precious down time I'm going to make the most of it- here's to relaxing on the couch with a cup of tea and the husband.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Gran's Loose Change

Ahh one of my favourite things as a blogger is when I get the opportunity to blog about other New Zealanders who are living creatively- whether they're designers, photographers, artists etc etc. So today I am excited to share with you guys the new lookbook for Gran's Loose Change.

Gran's Loose Change is a New Zealand store with a mix of second hand, vintage and unique designer pieces of clothing, accessories, furniture and jewellery. Check them out at their online shop, facebook page and blog. All I can say is, I love it!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Baby Bird

I've been loving following the Baby Bird series on the Bleubird Vintage blog for the last few months. I know you probably all know about it already but I just had to give it a shout out of my own because a.) oh my goodness how CUTE does she look pregnant?! and b.) it's a beautiful idea and I want to do it when I'm about to become a mama bear one day.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

pretty things

Feast your eyes on the beauty that is the "pretty things" set from Pearled on flickr. This makes me want to drop everything I'm doing and head to the markets to spend my pennies on all the treasures.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Polaroid Photography on etsy

Loving the beautiful polaroids and fine art prints in triinity's etsy store. You can also check out more of her work on her personal blog. Ahh i wish my polaroid camera had some film, rather than just sitting on my shelf as decoration. *sigh*

Also if you have any more questions my formspring will be up for the rest of the week :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

lately i've....

some things that have been going on in my world:

a trip to Auckland for shopping and spending time with family

NEW SHOES! FINALLY! Very much needed addition to my life.

Tea cups in candles. Check out this tutorial for how to make them.

Annnd I made my very own chalk board for the kitchen, thanks to the magic of chalkboard paint.

Well that's been my life recently! What have you been up to?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

mka ♥

Love them or hate them, Mary-Kate and Ashley will always have a special place in my heart and i LOVE them both in these newly released pictures from when they were in Japan a few months ago. Such babes!

Hope everyones weekend is going well. Yesterday I made the tea cup candles I've been talking about and I made a blackboard too! Hopefully I can share some pictures this week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

hello saturday ♥

(Abby Try Again)

Today is the perfect day for an op shopping mission with the girls while our husbands are off playing paintball. After op shopping we're going to make the tea cup candles I mentioned a few days ago. Sounds like a good Saturday to me! Happy weekend x

Edit: I decided to make a formspring for if you guys have any questions but I'm probably only going to keep it for a week, so if you want to ask me anything, now is your chance. Check it out here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cecy Young

Cecy Young, a talented 23 year old photographer and my latest and best discovery. Also check out her other collective, Porcelaine Project.

Edit: I decided to make a formspring for if you guys have any questions but I'm probably only going to keep it for a week, so if you want to ask me anything, now is your chance. Check it out here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Make your own candles in teacups

Lately I've found so many tea cups in my op shopping adventures and I've built up quite the mis-matched collection and been wondering what to do them all. I searched for how to make tea cup candles and found a step by step tutorial in the archives of Design Sponge, so I think that's going to be my project this weekend. Make sure you go check it out, it's such a cheap and easy way to add a little something different to your home.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Home of my Dreams

I found it! The home of my dreams, the perfect blend of mis-matched op shop style and beautiful vintage furniture. To check out the rest of the pictures that have me drooling, head to the flickr page here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I am happy :)

(The Public Diary)

Lately life has been a beautiful mix of family times and friend times and lots and lots of good food, op shopping adventures, cozy nights inside with dvds and living in the pockets of the people i love. I am happy :)

Bird and Banner

Bird and Banner make hand printed sayings on vintage hankerchiefs. Each card has a stitched to/from tag and is wrapped around a care card with vintage string. An envelope is supplied for you to send off to a special someone. So sweet!
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