Wednesday, December 16, 2009

pretty porcelain

Isn’t this gorgeous!
“Designer Kristen Wicklund is showing a beautiful collection of crocheted cotton lace dipped in liquid porcelain. After Kristen dips the lace in porcelain she fires it in a mold; during the firing the fiber burns out completely and leaves a (gorgeous) hollow porcelain shell of lace.”
It makes me think what else you could do with liquid Porcelain. It seems like a cool material to use.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

myrtle & lace

These wallets are ever so sweet and very urban.

“Myrtle and Lace is the creation of New Zealand born designer Regina Stroombergen [a lovely little lady I attended design school with]. Formed in 2008 the brand started off by making one of a kind wallets out of vintage fabrics and has moved into limited edition pieces using both vintage and new materials including silks and cottons from around the world. Many of Myrtle and Lace’s designs take influence from the past and give this feel off throughout its themes, promotional materials and fabric choices.”

Keep a close eye on movements here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

sweet knitters

Just down the road from me on Vivian street is an empty lot. Some sweet people have decided to give the sad little spot some much needed love with a bit of colourful, cheerful knitting. Isn't it sweet.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

i've been busy

I have been a busy bee. But I can give you a little sneak peak at what I’ve been doing. They are still in the early stages and are just about to be fired. I’m loving china painting and I’m especially loving that I have been making time to be creative again. I will keep you posted with my new pieces from this weekend as I’m running away to the beach for the weekend to allow myself to become introverted and engrossed in the china.

The kingfisher is to sit in a necklace and the cupcake is done on old second hand china. I’m super excited about combining lovely old prints with my own to create new pieces.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

a pinch of sweetness

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sweet little quote from a sweet little friend. Thanks sweetness x

strawberry shortcake

A friend of mine reminded me of strawberry shortcakes the other day. It made me think of the yummy talc kin powder I had as a kid as it smelt like strawberry shortcake. Mmmm yummy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

truely girly

This image reminds me of childhood and therefore home. I am also really looking forward to spending some time at home this summer, sitting by the lake, reading on the freshly cut grass, playing on the tree swing and having continuous high tea under the trees.

indie film fest

I saw this article on frankie the other day about the bondi film festival. It is accepting indie films from the public. Oh i would love to go... (hint hint)
. I can't wait for summer; the beach the sun the surf, yum

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

sweet wishes

This picture reminds me of the bus from Into the Wild... well minus the sweet ballet dancers.
Gosh that’s a good movie.

I wish I had known that he died though.

fascination begins at childhood

Seeing this picture made me think about where my fascination with tea cups came from. Like most things I relate it back to my childhood. My cousin and I were the only girls in the family at the time so whenever we visited my Nana she would make an effort to get out the good china and play ladies with us. I appreciate the time she spent doing these things with us and I hope that this still happens with girls today. Though one does doubt... but that’s a whole other rant that I don’t care to press today. For today is a day of aesthetic pleasure for me.
I’m going up to visit her this weekend on top of the grand hill the live upon. It has been a while and I hope to fosic and dabble in the closets and cabinets of my Grandparents old things. And of course play ladies.

a wall of draws

I saw this on design sponge* the other day. I would love a wall that had lots of different, beautiful draws inserted into it. Big, long, decorative ones, heavy, fat, metal ones where I could store stamps and inks, small, sweet, intricate ones with little handles filled with gems and sparkles. And it would reach right from the floor to the roof. I would have a ladder to climb up to reach the most precious draws at the top.

Humm i feel like I’m harry potter choosing my wand now. Ha, my childish fantasies.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

1 dress, 365 days

The uniform project- 1 dress 365 days, always a new look.

“The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums.”

Check it out and donate, what an awesome project!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

original 70's wallpaper

During the weekend I stayed with one of my good friend’s grandparents. I have heard many stories about these people and they outlived expectations by far. They were extremely welcoming and were more than happy to share tall tales of their migration the New Zealand (via Australia on a flying boat) from Holland. One little treasure I couldn’t help but record was the amazing wallpaper they had in their home. It was in mint condition and I was informed it was original from the 70’s. I’m not sure what I will do with the patterns but I hope to use them for some kind of design; maybe a new blog design…

Anyway I thought it would be nice to share with you.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

clouds, feathers, fashion

Semi permanent was on in Auckland over the weekend. I was unable to go but i hear there were some wonderful presentations. Alexiz Sinclair was a favourite and from these pieces you can see why I’m a fan. My obsession has been captured in these pieces; clouds, feathers, fashion. And all done in such a girly glamorous almost surreal style. Apparently she spoke on her difficulty finding her place between photography and fine arts.
Check out the rest of her portfolio and blog

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

long time no see

I haven’t visited the cherry blossom girl for ages! Some gorgeous, sweet posts of recent.It makes me realise how much I have missed my favourite blogs of late. Ohh the little things

the lovely bones

The trailer for the fantastic book The lovely bones is released. When I first saw it I was a little disappointed but after seeing it again I believe New Zealand film director Peter Jackson has done a fantastic job. To be released in December.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

i hope they're not under my bed!

Exciting! A still from the making of the book Where the wild things are. Gosh that book use to scare me when I was a kid. But i still loved to read it, I guess i've always been a sucker for punishment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

cardboard love

This is too sweet! I especially love it because it started as a project by a person who considered themselves negative. I like that it has brought happiness into their lives. Check out cardboard love!

SOURCE: via daydream lilly

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The Alice in wonderland tralier has leaked! Some may remember my excitment when the first stills were released... It just looks so magical! I love it! Don't you?


Thursday, July 16, 2009

a new kind of street art

Aren’t these so sweet! Check out the website as well as the blog. So cute! A whole new kind of street art.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

geeky sweetness

Isn’t this so sweet! I must admit I also find it cute because it’s use of web cameras...geek, I know!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

longing for summer

Winter has been getting most people down (I’m usually one of those people as i long for summer before it even ends). However this year I’ve been pretty good, until today... I saw these pics of my cuzy’s and started longing for the hot summer days and the beautiful, magical light. Yum!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

whiskey bar

Being a hospo girl of course I’m a fan of the old whiskey sour. It’s a drink one savours while reminiscing on the activities from the evening. So when my friend Milked started her blog the whiskey bar I was stoked as not only is it a chance to chew the fat on the yarns of life it sets the tones on the types of yarns one will have. Not only is drinking whiskey is one of my favourite past times but drinking whiskey while listening to Morris spine a yarn or two just hits the spot. I guarantee Milked’s dry, witty sense of humour will defiantly lighten ones heart and will constantly remind us all of the humorous side to life.


So as a hobby I work hospo. I have worked hospo as long as I can remember and when i walk into a bar I feel at home (yes this maybe a sign of an alcoholic... ) So today I competed in the stellar draught masters regional comps for 09 and I’m off to Auckland. Basically it’s a Belgium beer pouring comp that they hold worldwide. The national finals are in Auckland at the food show on July the 31st and the world comp in New York. So if you are around make sure you pop along and watch us do our thing. I have a bit of brushing up to do as I only work at Leuven part time so we will have to see how it all goes. (i’m sure I will keep you posted :)) The other winning participant was Sam from Hummingbird. Aucklanders have been the ones to take out the comp in the past but this year I’m hoping for a Welly participant. Good luck Sam.


Some of you will remember my fascination with French musicians earlier in the year. My crush continues with the discover of Sliimy. Described here as the “male version of Lily Allen” he was discovered with his remix of Womanizer. Below is his 2nd single release wakeup.

And can I just say how nice it is to see colour for a change. Welcome back the 80’s!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

lamp art

Look at these amazing lamps. They're stunning!
Done by artist Michael Yabsley and sold through his site Wombat Hollow. They are all one off pieces making them more like pieces of art. I just love the mix between fabric/ feathers and teh construction of man-made objects. Stunning

SOURCE: Studio Home Creative


Isn’t this so sweet. It reminds me of something my nana would cross stitch


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Just saw this post on Hannah + London and reminded me of a couple of things.

The first of my sister’s photo assignment.

Secondly of the wranglers campaign I mention earlier in the week.

"Most people are other people.
Their thoughts are someone else's opinions
Their lives a mimicry,
their passions a quotation"