13th June 2013
The Jony Ive Redesigns Things Tumblr made me laugh out loud this morning.
11th June 2013
The honest approach she takes when documenting her family’s life, with photographs, stories and thoughts is inspiring and a privilege to observe.
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected is the story of her second daughter who was born with Down Syndrome. I didn’t cry like I thought I would and although it was sad, it was also funny and sweet. Mostly though it was inspiring, and eye-opening and I’m glad I read it.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
Check it out if you can.
26th March 2013
I’ve been falling in love with DIY Easter egg projects over the last few days…
These are a few of my favourites:
1. Gorgeous intense coloured eggs at Design Mom
2. Tie-dyed coloured eggs at Design Mom
3. Minimal eggs at Pickles
4. Eggs au naturale at Design Sponge
5. Elastic band eggs at Design Mom
6. Bright egg surprises at Not Martha
(click through for tutorials and instructions)
What are you planning this Easter?
19th March 2013
I came across these dip-dyed neon eggs this morning and man, I love them.
To rock a minimal, neon vibe with your decorating this Easter, check out the tutorial over on Oh Joy.
13th March 2013
I stumbled upon this lovely painting Hush, or Alice Keeps It Inside while doing some research for an Alice in Wonderland themed invite.
I think it’s the triangular dress that did it for me.
3rd December 2012
This weekend I began a Tumblr blog with one of my sweet friends Jacky.
We wanted to somehow document the differences between the places we lived in and so The Places That We Used To Be is a weekly selection of photographs taken of a particular theme, in the place we are.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
3rd December 2012
My funny husband has started getting into the Christmas spirit with his own Advent Calendar.
For daily Advent thumpings check out The Real Advent Calendar.
28th November 2012
Only 3 days left until Advent begins so I’ve been having a look to see what kind of fun DIY calendar’s are knocking around this year.
These ones are by far my favourites, and all of them come with DIY instructions. Rock n roll around the Christmas tree!
The Easy Advent Calendar
This super stylish and (very!) easy going wall calendar would be perfect for any stationery lovers (with lots of wall space) out there.
The IKEA Margareta Tree
My favourite store in the world has gone and screenprinted a Christmas tree onto fabric! Love it! This would also work nicely for anyone looking for an alternative to a real tree.
A Mini forest
Eek! This mini tree advent calendar by Oh Happy Day is too cute for words. Gorgeous!
28th November 2012
These macaroons are way too cool not to share! I just wish I liked the taste of them more.
Mexican macaroon connoisseurs Theurel & Thomas are still one of my most favourite websites in the world, but it’s only because the macaroons look so colourful and pretty!
28th November 2012
So after ripping down one of our massive wall displays last night and then having a bit of a redecorating crisis, I coincidentally came across this awesome idea on Apartment Therapy.
What a great way of displaying postcards and photos, which is more or less what our wall was made up of.
Home blogs + house envy + millions of creative ideas = perfect in my hour of need!
16th November 2012
Do you remember Between Friends with the lovely Miss Yael Fachler?
Well, after a couple of delays (including a massive, inconsiderate superstorm) her American road trip has officially begun!
I’ve been checking out luckily the seats go back almost hourly to see where they are, what they’re eating and where they’re staying … and I feel like I’m tagging along in the backseat. Yay! Miss you hunny!
18th October 2012
Lots of lovely benefits to drinking coffee designed by the awesome Melbourne based coffee blog, Happy To Serve You.
Keep that latte art coming!
16th October 2012
Saw this sexy little piece of neon over on So Bad So Good’s twitter feed.
Gotta love a bit of handwritten neon with hearts and sex involved.
2nd October 2012
Sexy 1970s Levis.
The Histories Of 11 Super Famous Logos, From Apple To Levi’s is a great article over on Co.Design and well worth a read.
Why don’t they make advertising like this anymore?
1st October 2012
People vs. Places is a photo collaboration between Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos.
“Stephanie exposes a full roll of 35mm film of only “people,” and Timothy reloads the film again into the same camera, to imprint only “places” and locations to the same roll. These images are all the end result of our ongoing series and are unedited negatives straight from the camera.”
Serendipitous double exposures. Old school rules.
25th September 2012
I always love looking through Sneak Peek on the awesome Design Sponge blog.
I thought this shot from Sarah + Rupert‘s LA home was a really cool way of somewhat hiding the TV. Nice.
20th August 2012
Decaying Roses by the extremely awesome Billy Kidd.
10th August 2012
Nathalie Pirotte makes paintings that are sublime. Sexy girls collaged together with animal heads and flowers are my kind of art.
Surreal and beautiful. I absolutely love them. (Can you tell? I couldn’t choose which ones to include so I’ve pretty much added them all!)
A sweet thank you to Hannah for also pointing me in the direction of the The Jealous Curator. Endless amount of awesome art – be sure to check it out here.
Thanks Han x
7th August 2012
I absolutely love this Garlic Scape Swag by SouleMama. It’s just so simple and pretty.
Check out more of Amanda Blake Soule’s sweet blog here.
3rd August 2012
Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love eggs … like really love eggs, alot. Eating them makes me happy and Huevos Rancheros are my favourite.
I don’t usually put recipes on BTN, but as I was checking out Livestrong this morning and got distracted (and inspired) by some egg recipes, I thought I would share … and also because it’s Friday and eggs are always best on the weekend!
Crack two eggs in a small, ovenproof ramekin. Top with finely chopped vegetables and a splash of milk. Bake until whites are set but yolks are still runny enough for dipping. Enjoy with wholemeal toasted soldiers.
Deviled eggs are a new one for me and even though they look like bad 80s canapés, I bet they taste amazing.
6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp yellow mustard
3/4 tsp white wine vinegar
salt, pepper, paprika
Cut eggs in half. Arrange egg whites cut side up on a serving plate and put the yolks in a small mixing bowl. Mash yolks and mix in mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper. Spoon mixture into each egg white half, dividing evenly. Sprinkle eggs with smoked paprika if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Not only does this Israeli recipe have an awesome name, I haven’t tried it before either! 2 egg firsts for me today!
1 tsp oil
1/4 chopped red onion
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1-2 tablespoons garlic pesto (or just use some crushed garlic + basil)
Heat the oil, add onions and saute. Add tomatoes, pesto and simmer for a few minutes. Make two indentations in the sauce and carefully break the eggs into them. Cover and cook for a few minutes till the egg whites are cooked through, but the yolks are still soft.
I’m going to make Deviled Eggs and Shakshuka this weekend. Yay!
Hope you all have a happy and egg-citing weekend.
*Sorry, couldn’t help myself*
2nd August 2012
Medal Count is an awesome site by Animal that lets you keep track of Medals for the Olympics.
It has a nifty little interface, you can add your 4 most favourite countries onto your watch list (come on Hong Kong!) and they’ve even included a schedule of what’s on so you don’t miss anything. I like!
1st August 2012
A true English rose x
18th May 2012
I’ve been a fan of Maria and Stephanie’s 3191 Miles Apart projects since I discovered them a few years ago.
In 2007 they started a blog, 3191: A Year of Mornings with each woman posting a photograph from their respective locations (Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon) every morning.
Simple and sweet, their styles compliment each other perfectly and since then they’ve done other projects, including 3191: A Year of Evenings and more recently began publishing 3191 Quarterly.
Anyhoo, Issue No. 7 is now for sale and if you feel like buying it before midnight on Monday, you’ll get yourself a discount.