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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Wednesday 2 May 2012

Burt Bacharach ♥

 

I have a confession to make ~ I’m a Burt Bacharach fan!

That’s what friends are for…..

 

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Monday 30 April 2012

happy eco monday

 

Today was too beautiful to be at work, and I was dreaming of a picnic by the water!

A new generation of eco-friendly designware leaves a lighter footprint, enriching our lives while caring for the planet. These beautiful, practical furnishings and accessories pay both global and aesthetic dividends.

Great styling by Glen Proebsteland the photographer Sharyn Cairns. Together they have created a beautiful story about eco-friendly homeware, furnishing and accessories. See the full story here.

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Sunday 29 April 2012

lazy sunday

 

Some days just drift by lazily…

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