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Thursday
Jan012009

Brisbane (and beyond) bloggers


Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Today's holiday reading list is just a little bit different. As most of you will know I live in Brisbane, a young and vibrant city dipping it's toes in a winding brown river. Once a sleepy place it has over the past few years blossomed into a creative hub, bursting with talent and rushing to make up for lost time. Today's reading list features Brisbane bloggers big and small. (OK some live outside Brisbane but they are fellow Queenslanders and that is just as important.) Blogging is still not an everyday activity in Australia so I'm very proud of this motley crew. Some are big blogs on the block. Some you will already be visiting. Others are new. There are designers and artists, small business women and crafters. There are people just like you. Welcome to my city. Relax, stay awhile.

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I've had to update the list already because I forgot one of my favourites. If you're a Brisbane blogger and I've missed you let me know in the comments below. I want to know you all!

Update! I knew it. I knew it. I knew I'd forget some and two of these I visit regularly, one posted a piece about my bus rolls which is how I first found out what an amazing artist she is and the last I have winked and was a member of for a short time. So check above for more blogs! Never do a story about your hometown blogs with a post New Year's hangover ;)

Update again! Even more. Keep 'em coming!

OK it's official. I'm blown away by the Brisbane blog scene. Thank you for your intros to all these new blogs!

Wednesday
Dec312008

WE MADE IT!!!


OMFG! Jo and I are VERY honoured to be among the top 8 blogs nominated for Apartment Therapy's The Homies. Not only are we honoured but also surprised at how far we've come in 2 years. Thanks so much for the nominations everyone, and though we don't usually like plugging ourselves I'll make an exception for this. We'd LUV your votes so if you think we are worthy, here is where you can vote. We're seriously just stoked to be among the list of such amazing bloggers. It's a great way to start the new year. So on behalf of myself and Jo, have a rockin' New Years everyone!!

(Below was supposed to be a photo of me with the cats but that was too freaking difficult to manage by myself - getting 6 cats in a photo is tough enough. Of course, I had to bribe them with some salmon which is why they are all looking at the floor).

Wednesday
Dec312008

My favourite kitchens of '08

I will be posting over the next few days my favourite photos of the year, by room type. The dining rooms from this year (and by this year I mean that I've saved on Flickr after Jan 1 '08) that have inspired me are below.

Reasons I love these: a car on the wall, lotsa white, concrete, expanse of countertop, soaring ceiling, floor to ceiling subway tile, chandelier in the kitchen, modern and sleek, industrial, open storage, furniture for cabinets, rustic (with no uppers), and one that I can actually enjoy.

Tuesday
Dec302008

My favourite dining rooms of '08

I will be posting over the next few days my favourite photos of the year, by room type. The dining rooms from this year (and by this year I mean that I've saved on Flickr after Jan 1 '08) that have inspired me are below.

Reasons I love these: anything that looks Scandinavian, bold grouping of photography, bold colours, crystal chandelier over a harvest table, that built-in banquette is to DIE FOR, moody grey walls and floors (again), book storage, eclectic vibe, mismatched chairs...

Tuesday
Dec302008

Thank you Real Living

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Just out in this month's Real Living magazine (my favourite and I'm not just saying that because they love us) is a fab four page spread on 14 websites that will change the way you live. And we're in it! YAY! We are so honoured as we share the list with blogs such as Apartment Therapy, design*sponge, Poppytalk and Bloesem. OK I've blown our trumpet. Now back to having a few days off while Kim posts ;)


P.S. This month's issue is smoking hot! Don't miss it.