Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My pics from July/August Elle Decor

Here are my fav's from the July/August issue of Elle Decor. I was really drawn the easy going beachy interiors.  They are all so light and airy. 

Above: How great would this outside bar be in summer. 
I think more homes should be designed to be opened up in the warmer months to create indoor/outdoor living spaces. 

Above: This room is so cozy and lived in. I love all of the pieces that look as though they have been collected over time. I also love stripes so of course this picture jumped out at me.

 Above: There is something about the symmetry in this picture. It really looks complete.

Above: A cozy place to read a book, drink wine, play board games or just hang out with the family. I love spaces that are less formal and can be enjoyed. 

Summer is on my mind

Winter in Melbourne is miserable most of the time so I am craving a little sunshine. Thank god the sun is out this morning it is a little teaser of whats to come. I am escaping the cold winter in August to travel to the summer in the US. Bring on the warm weather I cant wait. I flicked through the new issue of High Gloss this morning which made my craving a little worse. It was full of bright colours and beautiful places. In particular I loved the pops of yellow. How gorgeous are these pics!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Designer of the day: Smith Boyd Interiors

It has been ages since I featured a designer of the day. But I recently stumbled across Smith Boyd Interiors and felt that he was deserving. Maybe it is the winter weather but I have been craving luxurious colours, textures and fittings. Smith Boyd Interiors has captured just that. Some of his spaces are a little extravagant for my liking, but I appreciate how he pulls his spaces together. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Colour Colour Colour

Bright colours are definitely in this season I have been seeing them everywhere. There is no better way to be inspired than with this gorgeous picture of Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New 2 Me

Unfortunately my work shoes are falling apart and I have to get a new pair. I only bought them 3 months ago and they are already looking scruffy. I tried finding some new shoes today buy I did not have much luck. As per usual I did get a little side tracked and found myself in the homeware section of Country Road. Fortunately for me they had a sale and I picked up a pair of these gorgeous puppies. For only $4.95 each they were a steal. They also come in a range of colours here.

Images via Country Road

Monday, June 6, 2011

On the road again.

My husband and I recently went on a road trip to Mildura. I know what was I thinking! A 6 hour drive  on a long boring freeway. Well...I had to find something to entertain myself so I grabbed my new camera and started taking some pics. Much to my delight they actually turned out ok. Sometimes beauty can be found in simple things.

 A roadhouse we stopped at for a break.

 A toilet block

 Ski race on the Murray River

 Paddle boat - P.S Melbourne

 Cute little ducklings

 Scrap metal from an old bridge

 An old bike with a metal basket

 Lush green grass

A country road

Images Via Coco Pearl

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A recent New York Times article caused quite a stir.

Over the last couple of days there has been a lot of hype around a recent New York Times article about the thriving online magazine industry. The article featured Lonny, Rue, High Gloss and Matchbook Magazine. I started reading it and found it to be a little different than I expected. I expected the article to be positive piece. Instead it caused quite a reaction from some of the editors of these online magazines. Michelle Adams posted this response in person via video on the Lonny Blog. Not surprisingly she was disappointed by the overall angle. It turned out to be a "magazine against magazine situation" she said. Which I agree with. Obviously this created a bit of a stir. Paloma Contreras from High Gloss posted this article on her blog. Whilst Paloma didn't mention the comparison she did say that she was a little disappointed. "I have to say that I am disappointed that they did not mention my partner and co-founder, Lauren Rauter or our Art Production Manager, Dabney Lee after I asked them to, but am incredibly grateful that they chose to write about the project we have all poured our hearts and souls into". Matchbook magazine also responded to the article with a letter to its readers. Rue, however did not respond (that I know of), but the editor in Cheif Crystal Gentilello did post about the article on her blog. Instead she kept her post quite positive. And to top it all off, you should read this article posted by Grace Bonney of Design Sponge. All I can say is that so many people have put a lot of hard work into creating these magazines and people should appreciate them for what they are. They are FREE online magazines!!!! What more could you ask for. New online media like this has allowed us to share and enjoy great design. Never before has there been such a wealth of knowledge and inspiration that is so easily accessible. I applaud the people behind these magazines for giving something new a go.....and succeeding with it.

Image via The New York Times.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Winter Wonders

Ok I admit it I am guilty of going on a little online shopping spree...but this winter weather is definitely kicking in! However I did grab some bargains from Revolve Clothing. That is what happens when you buy the last one left. Now lets just hope the shoe fits or in this case the cardigan fits. 

Images via Revolve Clothing
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