Monday, February 28, 2011

Blue and green weekend

It was a quiet-ish one. We ate silverbeet from our garden, and eggs from our girls.

We caught some Zs.

We planted a beautiful "Little Gem" magnolia and a couple of gardenias. Lockie helped.

And I glimpsed a bit of quirky randomness in an otherwise bo-ring place. "The Wigwam". Awesomeness.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brooklyn, NY

While I'm sure it has nothing on Bundeena, Brooklyn seems like a pretty rad place, and I'd like to be there right now. Cold mornings, daffodils, amazing shops... delicious.

My ideal day would start with a stop-in at Catbird to buy some alphabet rings, a love heart ring, and probably some other things.

All that spending would surely leave me peckish, so I'd need pop by baked for some cupcakes with deer on them. Because they have deer on them.

My last stop for the day would be at Saipua, maybe to buy some soap and flowers, but mostly in a creepy attempt to get close to Sarah and absorb some of the creative floral genius that oozes from her very pores. The chick is awesome.

First image by cmv (away), second image from Catbird, third image from baked, last image from Sarah's blog

Monday, February 21, 2011

Daydream* laid a blue egg

Which was a pretty amazing start to our weekend.

Also, Chris made delicious pizzas.

I looked at my tulips.

And Lockie had a swimming race with his new friend Jess. First prize was a stick.

It was all pretty perfect, and I'm feeling back to my old self.

*Yes, we have a chicken called Daydream. Naming rights were given to 6 year old Laney next door, which I hope explains this.

Friday, February 18, 2011


The light was beautiful yesterday afternoon. Nothing like magic hour to make things look prettier and more interesting than they really are.

This is ET in a bikini, carrying a voucher for a bikini. That is a "blackbird, fly" camera in the background. Yellow and black are my all time favourite.

I have been feeling tired right to my bones the last couple of days, I don't know why. Even thinking about doing the dishes, or making the bed, or cooking dinner, is exhausting. I'm sure a nice weekend with my two favourite guys will restore me.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Roses, again

I never was one for roses before I started flower school, but now, when I come across a special bunch, I can't keep my hands off em. This was such a bunch. A soft pinky brown (nice brown, not dead brown)... the hint of a frill on the edges of the petals... . lovely.

My friend Yvonne brought this Johan Potma monster print back from Germany last year. These flowers suit him well.

Monday, February 14, 2011


A much needed weekend away with some of our funniest friends included a gyoza-making session

A birthday surprise for Naoko... gorgeously decorated, no?

A visit from a pod of dolphins

And some paparazzi action.

Not to mention a ping-pong tournament, magazines, bolognese (German style), bacon and eggs, Balderdash, nutella, a lost key and croissants. And so much laughing.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kari Herer

Design*Sponge pointed me in this photographer's direction a couple of weeks back, and I have become obsessed. Check out Kari's Etsy shop and you will be too.

Magnolias and a bug? Perfection.

Monday, February 7, 2011


These lotus flowers caught my eye at the markets on Friday morning, and it was love, pure and simple.

Lotus have such a short vase life, and were particularly droopy thanks to the (40degree!) heat we had over the weekend. But I was droopy, too. All of Sydney was droopy.

I popped them in my blue vase from Bison ceramics. I want their entire range. In every colour.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Far out brussel sprout

The veggie patch is coming along ridiculously well. It's like they're on steroids or something. The lettuce and the silverbeet are even starting to look... edible!

Pest control so far has involved spending 5 minutes a day pulling cheeky caterpillars off the leaves and squishing them, and scattering egg shells around the base of the plants to discourage cabbage moths from laying their eggs nearby.

Seeing this lady beetle made me so happy. I bet she was doing lady beetle magic, to make the carrots extra big and tasty.