Wednesday, March 31, 2010

make note of smells when describing your journey

william holmes hazard, who was a hobo by choice.

i want to find an old book shop so i can buy a book full of lots of poetry written by the great poets that have written about and to their great loves, and those unrequited loves too.

i like the constant imagery your words are giving me

you led me to believe it was us against the world,
but so easily you let the world come between us
- paloma

gypsies live here

reverse garbage - mirror for my dressing table. im going to start collecting fabric samples, postcards, photographs, etc. and use it as an inspiration display board.

lamp shades made from japanese silk kimonos - yoshi jones stores

new brown boots.

towers antiques.

afro beats & strange magic

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

my organised mess

quoted by the moleskin itself - "moleskin is the hair of the legendary notebook, used for the past two centuries by great artists and thinkers including, vincent van gough, pablo picasso, ernest hemmingway and bruce chatwin. this trusty pocket size travel companion held their sketches, notes, stories, and ideas before they became famous images or beloved books"

"the rolltop desk was still there, together with countless dusty papers of past excitement and moneymaking ideas"

one of the cushions i made

the newest member to my cushion family

"i hope you get where your going, and be happy when you do" - on the road

the shop i stumbled on,
full of everything vintage,
and all things eclectic and collectable.
including this "kewpie" doll i bought.

i left my car at my best friends on saturday night and i've had to walk, get buses and catch trains for the last three days and i have met more people than i would in a few weeks, and seen more detail in the places i have passed in a car everyday. i stumbled on a yoga class that miranda and i are now going to next week, i met a girl walking on my way from mosman to manly, and a boy having a cigarette on his front step, and i have found two op shops and a cute new cafe that i have never noticed before. i found myself smiling the biggest grin yesterday whilst i roamed around on foot, and it seriously has given me so much thinking time, reading time, and the fresh air has fed me many an idea for my designs.

Friday, March 26, 2010

they stare at me while i crave you

henny penny the sky is falling

i have been having trouble sleeping lately and for a while i was freaking out and coming up with all of these mental illness's. i have been sharing these emotions and feelings with miranda and she seems to get them too. its now gotten to the point where everything and or anything that we may decide to do, say, taste, think about, whatever, we immediately kick into hypochondriac mode. miranda said the funniest thing to me today:
"i dont think vodka is good for me
it makes me see things in a way i know isnt true"

sometimes i think how good it would be to go back to being a child and feeling so normal again, having a perfect chemical balance and to be blissfully unaware. how can we be more lost than when we started? when we were so unexperienced? it seems as though life itself is a forest of experiences, and we endeavor on this journey only to get lost trying to find ourselves.

to run away with the circus would be amazing...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

sunsets over the last four days

the first lamp shades i ever made

magazine pages

world map

lace tablecloth

aviator jacket

aeroplanes on the lining of the jacket.


its something only you and i will ever understand.

mood swing

this is my inspiration for what i'm making at the moment. so good.

my new autumn leaf

ive decided im going to my farm april 19th now to spend time with my mum and im going to make so much stuff, go to all the second hand furniture shops in the surrounding towns and go crazy creative, get out the pottery wheel in the winter scenery, start an interior design & decoration portfolio, and just chill for two months before i go to south america in june on antipodeans. i feel so alive as of today, its a whole new chapter...

Monday, March 22, 2010

says it, without saying it

i woke up this morning on top of the world, the voice of Van Morrison will always be the voice of my childhood and it brings back the feeling of pure bliss and happiness. on a sunday morning next to the smell of freshly cut grass and the sound of cicadas, Van Morrison blasting through my household. for me he has defined that feeling of excitement when waking up, feeling perfectly satisfied with life and what's to come, he says it all without saying it.

Friday, March 19, 2010

mint green nail polish

i found this colour at paddys markets for $3

the lost boy

Peter: Well I will not grow up! You cannot make me! I will banish you like Tinkerbell.
Peter: Then go home. Go home and grow up. And take your feelings with you!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

floral fantasy

my tea cup & saucer, and bedside water cup

i love that the floral patterns on the pillow don't match the covers or the under sheet. i'm no traitor i love my floral bedcovers just as much.
wall paper in the bathroom, if only i had an en suite or even cooler just a basin in my room with the wallpaper behind it and a pretty mirror to go with it just above the wash basin.

i love floral wall paper, cant wait to get home from south america and start fresh decorating my room. a feature wall of floral wall paper.

perfect space

i would love to deck this space out with my stuff. i need to move into an attic room now.

dipped in caramel

bit of a fad at the moment but you cant not love it. a nice caramel colour would look good with darker brown hair if i was to do it mmmmmmm

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

emeralds hotdog

cute enough even for a vegetarian to eat