Monday, November 18, 2013

Mood Board Monday {Industrial}

When I saw this theme, one place and one place only came to mind...The Industrial Revolution. This shop used to be called The Ugly Duckling. I used to drive past it fairly frequently but it's in a high traffic area with very little parking and I could just never get to it but every time I'd drive past I'd look at that big orange sign with the duck wistfully. Then one day I happened across their facebook site, which linked back to an online store and I was in heaven. Imaginary heaven that is. As much as I drool over this look, it just doesn't quite cut it with my house. I'm thinking maybe one or two smaller statement pieces I might be able to get away with but for now I'll just be content with moodboarding it up.

1. Four hook hanger   2. Iron factory lamp   3. Tin numbers   4. Whitewash dining table
5. Iron locker chest   6. Fire bucket    7. Iron peti box   8. Cello stool 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mood board Monday {Coral}

So I fell off the wagon a bit with mood board Monday. Truth the told I feel off the wagon a tad with the blog in general, but I'm back and ready to hit the keyboards. First up, this weeks mood board Monday theme of Coral. I'm kinda thinking that this wasn't really what Lisa over at Life as we know it had in mind when she set the theme coral, but hey it's open to interpretation.

1. Archer Queen bed in white - Freedom
2. Navy blue IKAT cotton throw - Textile Theory
3.Seaweed box print I in Navy - Freedom
4. Aura Marine Picot Linen Cushion - Domayne
5. Hamptons butler's tray - Hard to find
6. Chevron grande neon coral European pillowcase - Hard to find
7. Broady vessel in navy - Freedom
8. Coral Cut Out Votive - Hard to find
9. Seaweed box print II in Navy - Freedom
10. Clarity table lamp in white - Freedom
11. Chevron grande neon coral quilt cover - Hard to find

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mood Board Monday {Taking Flight}

New week and I'm back in on the right day AGAIN. Who wouldda thunk it. This weeks theme is an interesting one which really had me stumped..."taking flight". So what do you think of when you hear the words taking flight? I had several ideas - birds, chasing seagulls, airports, planes, so I just ran with a random mix of whatevers.
  1. Take flight bracelet - pick up sticks jewelery company 
  2. Con Air blue ray - now that's one flight I don't wanna be taking (I do however love this movie - JB HIFI
  3. Hot air ballooning - through Red Balloon
  4. Airplane charm pendant - Tiffany & Co (Hey a girl can dream, can't she?)

Don't forget to check out what Taking Flight means to everyone else in the links below.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Aussie Curves : Fabulous Festival

Well I'm going to cheat a little this week for the festival post. Next week I have a work conference and our main day is a festival of sorts. The theme is Childhood. So think like a child, dress as your childhood hero, dress as something from your childhood, be all bright and rainbowy...whatever floats your childhood boat. There will be games and activities in child themes. So yeehaww a childhood "festival" it is.

So this is where the cheating comes in. A few weeks ago we had a meeting with a very similar theme. I'm wearing essentially the same outfit but with a few minor changes to accommodate for the "Hey, I'm from Melbourne, are you are trying to kill me Sydney with your 30 degree temps". So rather than putting it all together just to take a pic, I'm gonna rehash my last photos. Being the photo whore I am though, I'll be back with updated Sydney pics.

Hair bows : $2 type shop
Necklace : Big W
Bangles : Best & Less
Cardigan : Mix by Coles
Dress : City Chic Bunting Dress
Tights : City Chic
Socks : Best & Less
Shoes : Authentic *cough Cons from Bali
Don't forget to check out the rest of the festival fashions by all the other Aussie Curves chicks below.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mood board Monday {Hexagonal}

Hexagons seem to be a key design statement right now with them popping up just about in every facet of design: fashion, art, home wears and even beauty.




Some look great, some are ummm interesting. But hey, it's Amber Rose. She's so stunning that even hexagon glasses look awesome on her. 

Anyway, on to my picks for the week.
         2. Origami coffee table - West Elm 
         3. Hive vases - West Elm 
         4. Wooden hexagon beaded necklace

Now it just so happens that I was hotfooting it around the gorgeous Melbourne the last two days and because in my spare time (read anytime we were in the car) I was trying to write this blog post, I had hexagons on the mind. Seriously, I was tripping over hexagons left, right and center. I've snapped a few pics as proof. I would have snapped more but the husband was starting to get just a tad testy with all the "Hey, wait. I've gotta get a pic of this" moments.
Chair at West End Crown / Floor at West End Crown

Ceiling at Baci Crown Complex / Graffitti at boarded wall on Southbank

Please check out a link or two below to see how Hexagonal all the other Mood Board Monday posters have gone.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Aussie Curves : Tee shirt

Just doing a quick run in and out post so I can make it in before the deadline. 
So without no further ado, I bring you Tee Shirt 
 BBL once I'm all linked up with the rest of the post. *waves

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mood board Monday {Metallic}

I thought that metallic would be easy, but I guess it's all in the interpretation. All week I've had in the back of my mind what I was going to do and keeping an eye on both instagram and Facebook (yes surprise, surprise retentive Kylee follows a LOT of interior designers) for anything new that caught my eye that fit my imaginary brief. But then everything I had in mind changed with just one photo released on the Facebook page of Emily Ziz Style Studio.
 Right, so it's not all metallic but I love how the metallic pops when all this is put together. Imagine the gorgeous wallpaper in your bedroom with the mirrored dresser in front of it and the art deco mirror hanging just above and slightly off center. Then the beautiful accessories styled on the dresser with the pop of orange and the metallic homewares reflecting back. If I had more time, I'd play around with them in photoshop to show you exactly what I can see, but for now, just run with your imagination.

  1. Emily Ziz Style Studio - Shibori wallpaper
  2. Freedom - Deco Mirror
  3. Interiors Online - Antique Mirror 3 drawer dresser
  4. West Elm - Metallic Printed Jewelry Box - Flax
  5. Domayne - Ish Metal Box
  6. Hard to find - Menu Jewellery tree
  7. Ikea - Blomster candle holder
  8. Ikea - Randig Scented Block Candle
  9. Hard to find - Sunset Fringe Necklace - Tangerine

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Getting my Susie on : DIY Terrarium

Browsing instagram this morning I noticed a post from Katrina Chambers (she's awesome peoples, follow her if you're not already) linking up her Tutorial Tuesday blog post and thought "Hmmm, I could do that" The terrarium that is.

Source: Katrinas_Tweets

As per usual for me, things work out easier said (or read for that matter) than done. I did a little more research, thank you Pinterest, and went about gathering all the things I needed. You would think in a place the size of Bunnings I'd find activated charcoal and moss but no and to be honest I couldn't be bothered hunting down a pet store selling fish tank stuff to get some. So if these plants die, I already blame my laziness.
Putting it all together wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be. Shoving your hard around inside a fishbowl and trying to strategically place and back fill the soil around the plants without getting potting mix everywhere was crazy. Overall I got the desired result and I'm pretty happy for a first attempt. I have to say that the photos don't do it the justice it deserves.

If you want to try something like this for yourself you'll need the following:
  1. Glass bowl - the size and shapes are endless. Let your imagination run wild.
  2. Small pebbles - for drainage in the bottom
  3. Activated charcoal - really it's not necessary if you have an open terrarium, but if it's closed you will need it
  4. Spaghnum moss - again not really necessary as it only really works as a filter for the water but if you've picked a bowl/jar based on being able to see the layers inside the moss makes it look that little bit fancier
  5. Potting mix - just your standard potting mix. You don't need anything fancy.
  6. Add your plants. The most common plants you see are succlents, but you can put practically any small plant in them. 
  7. Decorative layer - really you can put whatever you like. I chose some white pebbles. I've seen moss, I've seen glass beads, I've seen plastic dinosaurs. You put what suits you.
I'm thinking I might have to make some more now. Maybe some kids themed ones to put in their rooms.