Monday, January 31, 2011

forget, forgotten

Is it bad that I kind of wish it was winter again? 

At work today I tried on (and fell in love with) an Isabel Marant cotton knit sweater, not exactly the best thing for 35 degree weather! I like the idea of a white Christmas, drinking hot chocolate every morning and layering said sweater with my favourite Etoile coat from last year. But this week marks the last of my Tafe holidays, so I will be out enjoying the beach and trying not to melt. Wish me luck *.*

1. Ink illustration inspired by Mr. Yoshitomo Nara, 2. Cable knit dreams, 3. A snowy canal in Amsterdam

Friday, January 28, 2011



Bambi Northwood, Lisanne de Jong and Hannah Holman by Benny Horne for Russh magazine Feb/March 2011.


Loving new blog The Coveted, a little peek into some very glamorous wardrobes. I want this Phillip Lim guy in my life...!

for us

It was our four year anniversary yesterday, we celebrated with an amazing dinner at Pilu in Freshwater bay. 

1. Pine trees at Manly beach, 2. Lover dress, 3. Freshwater bay

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

i want. to go. to there.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I have spent the last few weeks putting my portfolio together. It's been fun to look back over old projects and in some cases, finally photograph them.

This particular one is a folder I hand-made for a perspective drawing brief, I always get so excited about making booklets and folders. I thought I would try something different this time and handcut the type out of cardboard. It took quite a while but I liked how the texture of the type was such a surprise, from a distance it looks just like it's been printed.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

photos from all over and illustrations by me. 


I came across this really cute magazine, Stella, last night at Magnation.

"Stella magazine is a new bi-annual magazine for women. The magazine features women who are interesting because of what they do and think rather than because of how they look or how big a wardrobe they’ve got."

I loved the cute editorials and interviews, and the little rhubarb crumble recipe and illustration at the end. Have a look at their blog for more arty goodness. 

Monday, January 17, 2011


T just made the most amazing chocolate chip biscuits in the world. i've just eaten five of these bad boys. my god they're good. i love this woman.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

you promise me

Benah is one of my favourite Australian designers, and her latest collection 'You Promise Me' is everything I could have asked for and more. Geometric print scarves, leather cuffs and minimal satchels adorned with a gold clasp. It's the little things like the Kodi mini satchel bag in red that can make an outfit, i'm picturing it with a denim shirt, black leather shorts and some classic black pumps.

papier mache

I have been a fan of Papier Mache kids magazine for a while now, so it's pretty exciting to hear they are finally releasing a printed issue in February. In the meantime I suggest having a look through the old issues, they do profiles on artists and very cute photo shoots too. 
These portraits are by Melanie Rodriguez.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

far from here

I really like this shoot photographed by Candace Meyer.

Friday, January 14, 2011

the row

This is my official inspiration for fall, so sleek, so cool. I love the contrast of the peter pan collar blouse with the leather shorts, the simplicity of leather leggings with a white shirt and the oh so chic man-style tailoring. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Painting with watercolours, tidying our office, reading, watching The Wire and buying fresh flowers. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I hope everyone had an amazing new years! Ours was spent watching The Wire, eating ice cream and falling asleep shortly after midnight. One of the highlights from my trip was James Turrell's Within Without skyspace installation at the National gallery. I mentioned it before and it certainly didn't disappoint, it was amazing to actually spend half an hour staring at the sky and watching the colour it took on as you were affected by the contrast of the interior walls.
 The viewing chamber was set to a timer so the colour of the lights around the wall changed every few minutes. As this happened you started to perceive the sky differently, I jotted some notes down so I wouldn't forget! Most striking was the hot pink wall making the sky look an amazing aqua/teal blue and the grey wall which made the sky deep green. 

One of my new years resolutions is to write more on this blog, I am always much more comfortable using just images but this year is all about trying new things for me. I'm also trying to abide by a more stoic (read: stress free) philosophy inspired by the book Meditations by Caesar Marcus Aurelius.

"A little flesh, a little breath and a reason to rule all - that is myself." 

What are your resolutions?