Friday, February 26, 2010

"owl" have one of those...

How about this little owl bag!
What a cutie!!


...and Grandma Joy is giving one away!
Check out her giveaway and her shop!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Clay Sculpture

I think these are quite amazing!
I'd love a series on one of my walls:




And... quick... check out Anna's giveaway

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Words do not describe...

So I'll let Rune Guneriussen's work speak for itself!








And check out simple blueprint's giveaway!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Motto

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Headbands and Giveaways

Adelaide Cup is fast approaching
I think this could be a crowning feature
especially because it features my favourite chartreuse

Psst... there's some giveaways out there...
Collage of Life is giving away a gorgeous book bag
52 Flea is giving away a gift certificate for jewellery
&
Paris Hotel Boutique is giving away a pretty wedding planner with perfume oil, a delightful stationery set & a Paris Hotel Boutique gift certificate

Patricia Piccinini

Wow... I haven't posted since Monday! I'm sorry about that but my excuse is that the Adelaide Fringe {it's the second biggest in the world after the one in Edinburgh} is on so I've been busy out and about... going to the Garden... watching the parade...

Yesterday, I went to see the latest acquisition at the Adelaide Art Gallery. She's called Big Mother and word is that she cost over $200,000! Yesterday I went to hear the artist, Particia Piccinini talk about her sculpture and a collection of her other works.

"The extraordinary Big Mother, measures 1.75m and is made from silicone, fibreglass, leather and human hair. Piccinini was inspired to create the work after reading a story about a female baboon whose baby died while still nursing. The primate mother, overwhelmed by grief, abducted a human child as a substitute (the child was later recovered unharmed)."

Two of my other favourites...

Patricia stated that Foundling was inspired by a woman she met in America who had adopted two Chinese girls from an orphanage specifically for little girls with clef palettes {they are unable to work, to marry, to have a normal life in China so they are quite often just left to fend for themselves.} Foundling is not what you'd expect a baby to look like, she {yes I was surprised she was a she, she looks like a he to me} she is too big for her capsule but she is still adorable, the empathy in her eyes makes you want to pick her up.

The Long Awaited explores themes of love and trust. The little boy is completely at ease with the "Grandmother type" figure {once again, she is a she not a he.} The grandmother form is based loosely on that of a dugong, very trusting marine mammals who carry their newborns on their backs for up to 2 years until they can fend for themselves.

Patricia, an artist trained in painting and drawing, says that she uses age in her work to give the work integrity; her subjects are wise. Many of her ideas stem from when nature and technology collide {genetic modification, technology taking over and giving birth to itself, what is natural, what is perceived as natural}

{see more here and here}

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Motto

I've decided...
Monday's post will now be Monday Motto
...something to live by
at least for the following week...
Previous motto posts are here and here

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope you had a Lovely Love Filled day...
I did!
Some hearts for you...




And... for all those fond of Mr Darcy...
check out Sophie's giveaway here

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Farewell Alexander McQueen



{images here & here}

Thursday, February 11, 2010

hehe...

I'm glad I have my gnomies!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Camping in Style...

Camping... the glamorous side!





Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More{ish} please

I'd shop here! Would you?


Pssst...
some gorgeous ceramic gift tags and printed cushion covers

Monday, February 8, 2010

Love this notebook...

Perfect for taking notes at meetings considering my occupation me thinks
*hint hint*

And how sweet are the ones for the kiddies...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's my 200th!

This my 200th post!
I'm glad I made it this far!
I look forward to many more sporadic surprises!
Thanks for reading along!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Back when they made things to last...

a go everywhere, match everything neutral palette;



{vintage shoes from allencompanyinc}
{a new jacket to match the shoes from anthroplogie}

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Adult Tree House...

"I wanted to create an ultimate wooden architecture. I thought through this bungalow, which can be considered as a small and primitive house, it was possible to do a primitive and simultaneously new architecture. 350mm square profile cedar is piled endlessly. At the end of the process appears a prototypical place before architecture became architecture. "



I really want to visit this place!
Where to sit?
Where to sleep?


Look at the fabulous sketches...
GORGEOUS!

And the model...