Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Autumn Joy

I LOVE Autumn! It is the most beautiful time of year! I love the cool, crisp, fresh air under a perfect blue sky and full sun... I love the yellow, orange and red leaves on the trees... and I love the way life feels like it is slowing down just a little as we ready ourselves to nest and hibernate in our toasty homes for the winter.

This song, in fact the whole album ('The Eraser' - Thom Yorke), is the perfect soundtrack to my autumn weekends. I love to play this album in the car as I drive out to a nice cafe for a lazy breakfast with my love. One cafe I love to go to, but unfortunately haven't been to for a while, is Kanteen in South Yarra. Situated along the Yarra River and busy Yarra Trail it is a delicious little treat to have.



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beautiful Sculptures by Anna-Wili Highfield

Anna-Wili Highfield - Major Mitchell Cockatoo

I have been finding lots of amazingly talented artists lately through different blogs and such, and one I have really, really been so amazed by is Anna-Wili Highfield. She is based in Sydney and has created these beautiful animal sculptures by sewing together pieces of cotton paper over bent copper piping. One of her greatest commercial projects was to create pegasus sculptures for the Herm├Ęs store windows in Brisbane. I have also seen some of her work featured in the homes of some other very artistic Australians. So simply gorgeous!

Anna-Wili Highfield - Brumby on a Block

Anna-Wili Highfield - Australian Magpie

Anna-Wili Highfield - Owl Descending
I would just love, love, love to have one of these sculptures grace my lounge room someday... I'll just keep on dreaming!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pretty Girl Nursery Ideas

I quite enjoyed putting together the last lot of ideas for a modern boy's nursery, so this time I've decided to do an ideas board for a bohemian girl's nursery. Hope you enjoy.

Porter's Paints - Jamboree

Earth Tribe - Yellow Spring Baby Quilt
Oeuf - Sparrow Cot White

Ikea - Poang Rocking Chair Lockarp White

Armadillo & Co - Marigold Rug

Table Tonic - Moroccan Leather Pouffe Dark Turquoise

Decoylab - Kirie 02 Clock (via Etsy)

Grace and Light - You are Loved Cross Stitch (via Etsy)

Tord Boontje - Garland Light

Great Dane - Hans Wegner Oak Chest

Have You Met Miss Jones - Standing Rabbit Lamp Base

Simply Nesting - Girly Girl Pretty Pom Pom Set (via Etsy)

Decalfarm - Paisley Elephant Wall Vinyl (via Etsy) - in 'gentian blue'

Bold and Noble - Love Screenprint Candy Pink (via Etsy)