Friday, October 29, 2010

Kate Spade London pop-up shop

After a busy week, I’m winding down tonight with homemade pizza, a glass of cab sav, chocolate biscuits, both puppies on my lap and the Glee soundtrack on Grooveshark.

Here’s something I came across earlier this week, but haven’t had time to share – the Kate Spade pop-up shop in London.

I love the idea of pop-up shops.  They generally don’t have fit-outs as interesting as this one, but then Kate Spade is not the type of brand to conform to what is usual.

According to the website, the shop has been set-up as if it was Kate’s own apartment in London and the attention to detail is amazing.

Check out these images and more on Kate Spade’s Facebook page.

I also found these great shots at Bright Bazaar.  I adore the grey sofa, the painted stools and the wallpapered closet.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Classic French songs

I started Level 2 French at Alliance Française tonight, so I thought I’d share a couple of classic French songs that I’m learning at the moment.
For me, formidable by Charles Aznavour

I love this song.  We translated it in Level 1 French class last week.  Basically it’s about a French man who is in love with an English woman and he is singing about his frustration at not knowing enough English to truly express how he feels to her.
Non, je ne regrette rien by Edith Piaf

We watched La Vie en Rose on the weekend.  It is a portrayal of Edith Piaf’s life story and this song is played in the closing scene.
I picked youtube clips with lyrics because like I said I’m trying to learn these songs.  Feel free to sing along if you know them.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A rainy weekend in the city

How was your weekend?  It was cold and rainy here in Sydney... Spring where did you go?

I took a quick trip into the city on Saturday morning to pick up some theatre tickets for my sister.

I also bought some cute notepads from Typo, a black knit from MNG and a sheet of this Paris giftwrap from Kinokuniya

I love the Kinokuniya bookstore in Sydney’s TGV.  They had an exhibition called art by design which included lovely handmade products from me and amber.  I also picked out some new books to add to my wishlist.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The black apartment

I first saw images of this apartment in a magazine a couple of years ago, but having just found it online I decided to share it here.
This space was designed for Cindy Gallop by The Apartment Creative Agency back in 2008.
I love the use of black on black, shoes and books as art and the idea of a completely open space with only curtains to create rooms as required.

All images from Behance Network

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Farmers market at Sydney's ivy

Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers Market is visiting ivy every Thursday during the month of October from 11:30am to 2:30pm.  I’ve missed the last two weeks as I had pre-booked client appointments, but I am determined to make it there tomorrow.  I’ll let you know what it’s like.

I am also thinking of visiting the outdoor Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park on Friday, as long as the weather is tolerable.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Black, white & grey bedrooms

With the ongoing saga that is my own bedroom renovation... we still don’t have a balustrade so we can’t move upstairs... I thought I’d share some fabulous black, white and grey bedrooms that I’ve discovered recently (as seen on my Interior Inspiration board on Pinterest).

Above image from Skona Hem via jennyshus

Above image from Mad og Bolig via From Scandinavia With Love

Above image from Cobden & Hayson

Above image from David Hicks via Desire to Inspire

Above image from Lonny via sfgirlbybay

Above image from b-arch via The Diversion Project

Above image from b-arch via The Diversion Project

Above image by Frédéric Méchiche via Remodelista

Above image from Living Etc via Apartment Therapy

Above image by Marjon Hoogervorst via Style Files

Monday, October 18, 2010

Colour inspiration from Marie Claire Maison

It's been a while since I've written a new post.  With so much to keep me busy, it's easy to make excuses, but I enjoy having this blog to share what inspires me.  I need to get back into it, so here’s a quick post to start with.

I bought the July/August 2010 issue of Marie Claire Maison from Borders on the weekend.  I love these images from the magazine: the colourful rooves on those little sheds and the colourful doors contrasted against all that white.