Mixed Bag... February 29, 2012 | February 29, 2012

Nothing lifts my mood more than a shot of colour. I guess it's a wonderful thing that bright hues are just so prevalent these days...

leather { colour block purse } from topshop

{ outfit } from j.crew

{ magenta suede loafers } from bared

mini { pom pom } hair clip/brooch set from ban.do

{ evian bottle } design from back in '09 by paul smith  { via minimalissimo }

check mark { art print } from twoems { via fossil.life.style }

fashion { quote cards } from kikki.K

XO
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posted under: Mixed Bag, Fashion, Drink

Hello "Face" | February 28, 2012

I have recently added to our list of nicknames for Sukie.

Meet "Face".

I will be stretched out on the couch, wholly immersed in whatever time-wasting frivolity happens to be gracing our television when suddenly, there it is in front of me... "Face"; looming over me with wide, inquisitive eyes.
Watcha doing?
Where are my pats?

Or I'll be working intently on my computer contemplating world domination through printable jam labels or some such. I turn around and there it is looking up at me... "Face".
Hey, remember me?
I have four legs... I drink water out of a bowl...
I'm ADORABLE.
Give me pats!

9pm. Lo and Behold... "Face".
A large head. An unrelenting stare. A tail wag.
Where's my supper?

When I see "Face" I turn to mush. I must immediately grab it with both hands and move in for a mutually relished head snuggle.

What do you know? Here it is again right now...

Hello 'Face'. What can I do for you today?

{ photos by Amy Moss }

XO
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posted under: Sukie, storytelling

Mixed Bag... February 23, 2012 | February 23, 2012

{ tote } from salt

{ purple heels } from gorman

striped painted paper mache { ornament } from luna bazaar

'toe the line' idiom { bangle } from kate spade

{ outfit } from suno resort 2012

{ looking sharp } apothecary soap from izola

{ stripy headband } from topshop

gallery of { exercise books } at hi + low

{ yellow ring } from kate spade

'budino' { tart } from fruute

'on your toes' { yellow flats } from anthropologie

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Jewellery, Food, Fashion

Wayne Pate Totes | February 21, 2012

Tote-al cuteness. Wayne Pate totes from Chance.

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Fashion

Colourful Wedding Details | February 16, 2012

Elegant glass goblets and cosy blankets... Loving all the colourful details in the wedding of James and Aubrey. Photography by Brooke Schwab  and Event Design by Ashley Meaders.

See 100 Layer Cake for more pics.

{ photos by Brooke Schwab }

XO
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posted under: Photography, Weddings, Vintage Style

Notebooks from Julia Kostreva | February 15, 2012

Colour blocked notebooks and planners from Julia Kostreva.

{ via design work life }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

Secret Squirrel "Art Class" Winter 2012 | February 13, 2012

Plenty of pretty triangle goodness in the latest collection from Secret Squirrel.

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posted under: Fashion

Collected | February 10, 2012

I have a particular weakness for homewares...such as, colourful bowls and interesting glassware. Shown above are the current state of my collections in the aforementioned areas. Not shown above are my vast collections of teapots, teacups, bottles and jars.

There are only two things I know for certain in this life- Firstly, that all these collections will continue to grow at an alarming rate, despite having run out of excuses for why such growth is necessary. Secondly, that I have absolutely no willpower whatsoever.

{ photos by Amy Moss }

XO
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posted under: Home Décor, Tableware, storytelling

Sessun Spring/Summer 2012 | February 09, 2012

Incredibly smitten over the entire Spring/ Summer 2012 collection by Sessun.

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posted under: Fashion

Mignon Kitchen Co. | February 07, 2012

You may have already seen Rachel's beautiful blog Elephantine... Have you also seen her beautiful new online shop? Take a peek!

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posted under: Food, Kitchenware

Valentine's Day (Oldies but) Goodies | February 03, 2012

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd revisit some of my old Valentine's Day DIY projects from previous years...just in case you missed it, or simply felt like taking another peek!  Most contain free stationery printables to help you re-create the project for yourself.

DIY 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers - Wouldn't it be cute to surprise a loved one on Valentine's morning with a cup of coffee for the road that literally says 'I love you'?  With this concept in mind I designed these love-themed wrappers that can be used to dress up a disposable coffee cup. The perfect romantic gesture for the caffeine obsessed!

DIY 'Je t'aime' mini card sets - I really enjoyed creating the design for the 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers' so I thought I'd also transform them into mini cards with polka dot lined envelopes.

DIY Valentine Post-it Love Notes - To elicit a smile or two from your loved one on Valentines's day, try writing sweet little messages on post-its and leave them in unexpected locations for your partner to find.

DIY Origami Heart Love Note - Create an origami paper heart and write a private message to a loved one inside.

DIY Valentine Popcorn Invitation ( for a cosy night in ) - Instead of splurging on dinner at a fancy restaurant, have a cosy night in on the couch. A couch 'picnic' of sorts. Snuggle under a blanket, order take-out, indulge in champagne, popcorn and candy in front of your favourite romantic movie. Download the bits n' pieces to re-create this 'popcorn' invitation to give to your loved one.

{ photos by Amy Moss }

XO
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posted under: Valentines Day, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff

Fleur Wood Winter 2012 | February 01, 2012

Beautiful, soft winter collection from Fleur Wood.

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posted under: Fashion