Friday, September 17, 2010


Ever since I visited Coral Bay in north west Western Australia and then Cape Tribulation in far north Queensland a few years later, I have longed to travel along the very northern coast from east to west (or vice versa, i'm not fussed!).

The Opera Camper, designed by Axel Enthoven, would be perfect! I just love the elegant unfolding roof and the design details in the interior...amazing!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I have a terrible weakness for paper: was immediately taken with this happy collage by Jared Schorr for the Paperquilt Project.

Monday, September 13, 2010

tokuya goodies

Thanks to a tip off from Kate, we made a bee-line for Tokuya last week.

I grabbed a few sewing bits and pieces, as well as some paper dotted with little colourful squares. How cute are those little pins!

I mentioned Tokuya to workmate S, a fellow stationery freak, who came back from lunch break, excited and wide-eyed, reporting all the amazing paper gifts she had just acquired.

With all the stationery, storage solutions, lunch boxes, cups, more stationery, crockery, origami papers, tee shirts...even gardening supplies (!), S and I enthusiastically agreed that this was indeed heaven on earth, and congratulated each other on managing self-restraint.

Now we just need another excuse to head back into town...

Friday, September 10, 2010

(More) Browsing

I'm enjoying posting these random finds rather than whipping out my credit card - online shopping is just a little bit too easy =)

I love UK artist Gemma Correll's patterns and illustrations, especially the pugs and kitties...
See if you can resist these and other lovelies here.

Correll's Kitties blog is gorgeous too: love the dead pan sensibilities of the conversations...

We're off to celebratory drinks tonight for two brand new phuds - congrats drs j and c =)
Happy weekend guys!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


As someone who likes to make cards now and then, this envelope template would be so useful...

But! this will be filed in the cute-but-don't actually-need-it category!

Speaking of which, in October, the Salvos are reminding us to practise sustainable consumerism and Buy Nothing New. Elmo and I are going to take up this challenge - please join us!

Sunday, September 05, 2010


Browsing: Mexican artist Gennine's Etsy shop. Aren't these prints gorgeous?

My sis hates birds. She visibly shudders at the mere mention.
Workmate S doesn't like birds: "I don't like their beakiness".

I reckon these delicate illustrations from Gennine would convert even the most ardent bird-hater (sis included! =p).
Listening: Wishing for the summer with the Beach Boys classic "Pet Sounds"

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


For all the booklovers out there, this is a super fun game from Penguin.

Test your literary knowledge - simply find one (or more!) of 75 titles hidden in this section of the image...

I'm ashamed to say it took me a while to find my favourite Penguin paperback, High Fidelity. I kept looking for a cartoon John Cusack or Jack Black!

Watching: Season 8 of Project Runway... claws out...rrr! (oh dear)