Friday 1 June 2012

    Lego Queen Elizabeth II gets diamond crown

     

    Lego models of Queen Elizabeth in a real diamond-encrusted silver crown with the royal family at Buckingham palace has gone on display in time for the diamond jubilee.

    The 10-centimetre high figure of the Queen was revealed at the Legoland theme park in Windsor, just a few miles from Windsor Palace. It depicts the monarch dressed in white, wearing a blue sash — the Garter Riband, and the crown {designed by jeweller Dinny Hall} with 48 real diamonds sitting atop her grey curls.

    This is not the first time that Lego has depicted the queen and other members of British royalty. The toy company took on the Royal Wedding in 2011, creating figures of Prince William and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, along with a more toned-down figure of the Queen dressed in a yellow suit and hat. Lego models of distinguished guests included the Beckhams, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney.

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    Tuesday 29 May 2012

    Chandon Miniature Chairs

     

    Chandon Champagne and Living Edge have formed a great partnership to present Miniature Cork Chair Competitions in Australia. Numerous delicately crafted designs are the result of the competition being held in three cities over the past couple of years. The Brisbane display at In Design Live on the weekend was a highlight for me.

    Artists and architects are invited to fashion a miniature chair using two corks, wire cages and foils,with designs judged on their originality, wit, artistry and craftsmanship.

    The chairs featured below are from the Melbourne exhibition, with photos by Christian Mushenko.

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    Tuesday 29 May 2012

    golden jewelled

     

    Beautiful beading embellishment.

    {Images:  Valentino S/S Haute Couture Show 2012 via Vogue Australia}

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    Monday 28 May 2012

    Equus ♥

     
    Captivating equestrian images by Dutch photographer Ditte Isager for the Horse Riders Journal, Spring 2012.
    {Images via Ditte Isager}

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    a breath of fresh, sea air… Cornish chic

     

    Hope Mousehole = House + Loft :: A dockside loft in a 17th century building overlooks the harbor in Mousehole, a tiny fishing town in Cornwall

    “the loveliest village in England” Dylan Thomas.

    “The most beautiful house in the country”

    Hope House is an indulgent haven by the sea, perfect to get away from it all. It has featured in numerous interior magazines and advertising campaigns.

    Owned by photographer Paul Massey, the interiors feature his trademark mix of rustic furniture in shades of gray, greige, and white casually arranged in a series of pristine white-painted spaces. He was on holiday and by chance came across the Porthmeor studios in St Ives.

    {Images by Photographer Paul Massey via Santuary}

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    Flowers + Illustrations :: photographer Kari Herer

     

    Beautiful exquisite images by Portland based artist, Kari Herer.

    She combines illustration with photography to create these gorgeous artworks.

    For more, visit Kari’s ETSY shop, and they are affordably priced.

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    pretty pale palette of silver, white and pink

     

    Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2006.

     

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    white house dreaming

     

    I’m drooling over this converted theatre in Monza, Italy by architect Piero Lissoni.

    It is featured in Elle Decoration UK April 2012 and is just so stunning. The high ceilings and open space gives it a grandeur of scale and style.

    {Images: luce rossso}

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    Sir Glance alot :: Haoshi Merry-Go-Round Carousel Clock

     

    Why did I buy that ~ oooh, ‘cos it’s beautiful! Memory might fade away, however, with time goes by, it will still move on with us, and is just being forgotten….

    Haoshi Design connects time and memory with the Merry-Go-Round Clock.                                                                            {I’m not sure I’d be able to tell time!}

    Happiness” is the immediate feeling; “the memory of happiness” will extend to the infinity as time goes by… the element of time is inserted in this carousel. The relationships and interactions between the family literally convert into the flow of time.

    This handmade carousel clock by Taipei designer Griffin Yang is made from white resin plastic. It depicts a family of three sitting on wooden horses in a carousel marking the passage of time.

    “A boy’s vigorous movement is the second hand. The minute hand symbolizes a mother, who follows her child continually. The hour hand is like a father who steadily guards his family.”

    The numbers on the outside Rome pillars represent mark the hour {hint: have Rome pillar #6 face your direction}; 3 disks inside act as the clock hands; an inner disk has a boy mounted on a horse turning quickly indicates seconds; the middle disk with a woman on a horse marks the minutes; and the outer disk with a man on a horse moves slowly around the carousel to mark the hours. It seems like the carousel is spinning around in the same spot, but the happy memory we derive from it will never stop moving forward. Glance not!!!!

    The Haoshi’s Merry-Go-Round Carousel Clock is 6″ in circumference and 6.5″ tall and sells for $140.00.
    {Images via Haishi and checkout Facebook}

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    pause

     

    There is so much depth, texture and beauty in this picture. It provokes many questions ~ is she composing herself to confront a fear and taking a moment to tap into the inner strength.

    {Image: via tumblr}

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