“At last everything you need to know about interior design and decorating…..So start right away and make your home beautiful.” How can you resist these fabulous rooms scanned from All you need to know about Design & Decorating, Marshall Cavendish, London, 1985. Now some of these I could definitely live with (or at least steal ideas from) but I’m not going to tell you which ones.
Caroline Casey and Robert Brown of Australian architectural studio Casey Brown build in response to the site and climate their structures inhabit. Tree houses rise from the steep topography and copper and glass pavilions strain to fly away from their sandstone anchors. A sense of place is paramount in their work. Beautiful unpretentious buildings, their structures exposed, blend with the environment and celebrate their stunning surroundings.
I am in love with the work of prop stylist Amy Chin. Just look at the vivacious use of colour in these arrangements. Vintage meets found and floral is flirty. These are so much fun I want to clap my hands in glee. Amy’s eye for colour and attention to detail make these vignettes so inspirational. Check more of her portfolio on her website and her rep’s site.
OK so I’m sick right now (see pathetic excuse below) but it didn’t stop me from thrifting and painting during the week. It has however stopped me from finishing anything. The painting will have to wait till next weekend. The planter will be home to a fabulous fern (house plants are SO 70s) and that rattan child’s seat is actually one of a pair and is destined to be painted, cushions made and given to a good friend’s 3 year old daughter. A couple of thrones for some princesses to take tea in. I’ve managed to find a doll’s chair and a child’s chair. Now I just need to find the adult chair. Fingers crossed. I did find two other rattan chairs for the ridiculous price of $30 the pair but the delivery guy didn’t turn up today. They’ll have to wait till next week for photos. Bye all! I’m off to bed again.
WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. My apologies for a shorter WINKS today. I’m almost dying from laryngitis and a bad chest cold as well as internet connection problems but the show must go on! So what’s in this week?
Here’s what I need from you:
An old high school yearbook photo (can include senior portraits, ‘voted most likely to…’s and anything you don’t find potentially incriminating).
A current portrait photo (can be self portrait, but do your best to make the shot clear and hi-res)
Your vote for Blogging Homecoming Queen and King (among others: class clown, best dressed and most likely to succeed).
I’ll be compiling a yearbook of the greatest ’08 moments to be released in March!”
|The gang at 17
|I’m 18 here but at least I cut my hair!
|Annie Hall was big OK.
So OK Erin here’s a couple of photos from my senior year. We don’t have year books in Australia. They’re old and faded just like I am now but I think it’s rather brave of me to own up to a yellow tracksuit and hair like that. It was 1979. ARGH!!! Yes I admit it I’m 46 this year. The newer photo is not that new, a few years old now. My one and only attempt at selling work at a market. Thank god a shop picked them up straight away. The photo is not that clear but remember it’s rumoured that I’m in the witness protection program. Good luck Erin! I hope others play more fair than I do.
Once again sorry for a shortened WINKS. If I’m alive next weekend I promise it will be longer!