Saturday 26 May 2012

    big day, big week

     

    big dreams…. big sleep in!!! xxx

    {Image: Tim Walker: The Snow Queen, Vogue UK, March, 2009; model: Caroline Trentini}

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    Thursday 24 May 2012

    Great Gatsby :: Baz Luhrmann

     

    Jazz Age excess with a hip-hop flourish ~ the gilded glamour of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby has been captured by film=maker Baz Luhrmann.

    Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio is supported by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as the shady businessman, Meyer Wolfsheim, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan and Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker.

    Baz Luhrmann’s star-studded adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” features spectacular visuals (the film will be in 3-D) and modern music in an anachronistic setting.

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    Thursday 24 May 2012

    pistachio + magenta

     

    Ornate layers of pistachio and magenta with vanilla icing decoration.

    {Image via Lolita}

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    Wednesday 23 May 2012

    lazy pink days :: picnic + peony

     

    Happy pink moments.

    {Images: 1. Tine K and 2. Sanctuary}

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    Tuesday 22 May 2012

    celebrations

     

    Birthdays, butterflies & balloons.

    {Image: 1. Damien Hirst, Sympathy in White Major – Absolution II 2006 2. butterfly cake 3. Tim Walker: Blue balloons}

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    Monday 21 May 2012

    Cardboard cityscapes by Berlin-based artist EVOL

     

    Berlin-based artist EVOL takes tattered cardboard canvasses off garbage-ridden streets, then draws and spray-paint stencils them to portray unpopulated cityscapes.

    In the artist’s words: “clean surfaces don’t speak to me,

    so recording these marks is a process of visually remembering the charm of a place that will soon be painted over.”

     Evol’s multi-layered stencil paintings on used cardboard and scrap metal transforms urban surfaces into miniature apartment buildings with tiny balconies. The artist carefully selects materials with a weathered appearance to use as his canvases, representing the neglected quality of low-income housing in Berlin. Evol achieves extremely convincing architectural illusions through clever incorporation of torn edges, dents, tape fragments, box markings and exposed corrugated textures. Believing the character and history of any space is worn on its façade, like scars on skin, Evol’s works convey elements of urban decay and remnants of a turbulent history in a post-wall, pre-gentrified East Berlin.

    {Images & Source: kaltblut}

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    Sunday 13 May 2012

    Dreaming of dining in the tree tops…

     

    Lofty nest dining with beautiful views of the beaches and waiters gliding in on a rope-line to bring platters of exotic cocktails and thai-inspired dishes :: Soneva Kiri Tree Resort, Thailand

    The Soneva Kiri resort located on the remote island of Koh Kood features these Eco-pods that hang in the nearby surrounding trees, where you can relax, dine and even sleep if you’d prefer.

    {Images: Soneva Kiri resort, a “six star” Six Senses eco-resort located in Koh Kood via Free York}

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    Saturday 12 May 2012

    midnight blue beauty

     

    Satin bowerbird + taffetta gown.

    The memorizing black blue of the Satin Bowerbird

    on an early morning walk in Lamington National Park translates beautifully into fashion.

     {Images Satin Bowerbird &  Givenchy Haute Couture, Spring Summer 2007}

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    Saturday 12 May 2012

    O’Reilly’s rainforest retreat

     

    I put on my hiking boots and escaped the city to the World Heritage Lamington National Park where the O’Reilly family has been welcoming visitors to their mountain home for over 90 years.

    The rainforests, the vast array of bird life & wildlife,

    the walking tracks, waterfalls and spectacular views.

    Lamington National Park is home to a myriad of unique flora & fauna

    ~ pademelons, possums, frogs and the amazing array of birdlife.

    We relaxed in the Lost World Spa…

    Tree Top Walk 

    We walked on through the forest canopy along suspension bridges to see flowering and fruiting trees and vines, the epiphytic orchids and ferns, and climbed the ladder high into the tree top!

    Over 80 years ago, it was a two day journey via car, train and horseback to reach us from Brisbane. Today a visit is less than a two hour scenic drive from Brisbane and 90 minutes from the Gold Coast. O’Reilly’s is located on the western edge of Lamington Plateau 930 metres (3,000 feet) above sea level and enjoys spectacular view to the west over the McPherson Ranges and Great Dividing Range.

    (Images via O’Rielly’s and Regent Bowerbird via here}

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    Wednesday 2 May 2012

    moody beautiful

     

    And she walked gracefully in a voluptuous dress across a geometric mosaic floor….

    {Image: James Harvie Photography ~ Melbourne studio}

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