These last few days on my own have been predominantly spent catching up on all the TV shows I have missed throughout the year. Especially Grand Designs. This time with Kevin.
So many of these designs amaze me. The way they can take such a dilapidated building and literally transform it into something magnificent. I love when I can see an appreciation of the same style, with restoration qualities and sustainable views. Why make something completely new and modern when you can restore a little piece of history?
Yesterday I watched the joinery workshop episode, and this is just one of those builds that fits perfectly with my own design “criteria”. Basically they took this massive warehouse / workshop space and transformed it into an open living area, with private boxes lining the side for all the bedrooms and bathrooms.
It is exactly the kind of thing I could only dream of doing. I feel like all the old warehouses and lofts have already been purchased and updated – no fun left for us anymore!
I wish I could find more images of this because the end result is so beautiful, but you will just have to use your imagination.
(Image from here)
- origami house. (theysayshewasaflowerchild.wordpress.com)
Firstly, how on earth is it even December already? This year seems to have just flown by. It seems not that long ago that I was having to think of good present ideas, and now it is here again. Have to get working on that.
Secondly, welcome heat and sunshine and long beach days. Hallelujah!
- This little shot by Tommy Ton
during Paris Fashion Week brings so much joy. The best of friends and the best matching styles.
- The studio space / living room / whatever you want to call it. Loving the wall colour, and the shelves, and every single part of it all. This may just become my colour for the season.
- A patchwork (ish) blazer at Altuzarra
. It’s taking the denim on denim trend to the next level. Denim on denim on denim on denim…
- The Celine
Berlingot clutch is truly remarkable. I could do with that as a Christmas present, and love her forever.
- I am loving the Prahran Hotel’
s cheeky little port holes. They have made spying on people at dinner so easy, and so normal. And on the inside, you are literally sitting in a giant pipe. Cool cool cool.
(Images from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Coming back from a short blog hiatus, I am now on a bit of a life hiatus. The next month may be the last time I get in a long while to just sit and do nothing. Although I am prone to filling this space with a million little ideas and adventures.
So I have already started making that list. I mean, if this is going to be my last month like this, I’ve gotta make the most of it. Here goes:
- watch all of Girls
, plus catch up on the billion other TV shows from the year
- get through the massive pile of magazines
- cook a bunch of yum things including this paleo bread
- visit as many cafes as I can from my infamous list – starting with Brickfields
- get creative
- escape down south
And those are just my original thoughts. This will probably be a month of busyiness and sleeplessness. Excitement.
Today is a gloriously beautiful day – need to try to make the most of this. But alas, I have a ridiculous list of to-do’s in front of me. Although, I will be honest, most of my to-do’s are pretty worthless – like checking a million emails.
Today I’m just going to share with you a few of my favourite Pins of late. I could spend all day getting lost in that inspiration.
I hereby pronounce this the collection with no theme. Feat. coffee and jumpers, a bright-ass house, flower power hair, a wall of cameras and an attic bedroom. Thank you, come again.
(Images from here)
Can I just make a quick statement here – I’m not sure why, but it annoys the crap out of me when people say ‘inspo’. For me, the word ‘inspiration’ doesn’t need any cool-ifying – it is already perfect, it’s already ‘inspiring’. Thinking of inspiration brings up beautiful images in my mind, like blue skies and street style. But inspo? Doesn’t do anything for me.
With that aside, I have here a couple of house INSPIRATION shots.
The Selby has long been one of my favourite blogs. It might be the high-school-girl-facebook-stalker coming out in me, but I find it so fascinating to see into other people’s homes, where their true expression of self is seen. A home can say so much about us.
These shots are from a place in Brooklyn (instantly cool then obviously), the home of an incredibly artistic couple. I love the styling and expression in the small things – the bits they place on their shelves, those little pieces that add so much character and make an area interesting. Ps. take notice of the piping on those shelves.
Incred. Now that is one word I don’t mind shortening.
(Images from here)
You know what I really hate? I feel like I am always in a rush, that I only ever have a quick break of 15 minutes to put a blog post together. Grates me. I could happily spend virtually all day doing this. And it means that I never get to post the things I really want – they require that extra research, some more googling, some more inspiring.
So I am sorry for that, and I’m also sorry that this post is just another quick fix (as I try to get something up before a dinner out). Fingers crossed one day I will somehow come up with an amazing routine / timetable that allows me plenty of blog time.
For now, being busy isn’t all bad. I’m the sort of person who seems to thrive off it.
Maybe part of my busyness problem is that I have too many things to do. Scrap that – it definitely is THE problem. But what can I say, I love doing things.
At the moment my bedside table and desk at work are chock-a-block with magazines. Working in media has re-ignited my magazine obsession. And I am completely comfortable with this, although I don’t know how long it will take me to get through those beautiful, glossy covers. I love every detail, and savour every page.
Thanks to this blog post I also have a few more fashion magazines to look forward to and add to the ever-growing collection. It’s not too much is it?
(Images from here)
- The golden pages (diellzadobroshi.wordpress.com)