Saturday, July 31, 2010

Break it down

for a bit of fun over the next couple of weeks, i'll be joining a community of bloggers in taking up this challenge for the month of august. basically, i'll be taking one photo per day and posting it here on my little blog. don't really know where it'll end up, as my photography skills are *ahem* sub-standard to say the least, but, can't hurt to try hey?? here's hoping i don't end up with 30 photo's of my dog. could get a little...repetitive*
if you have a blog, you should join in. just go here to sign up 

*not sure if it's just our dog, or if this is a trait common to all friends of the four legged variety, but Cooper tends to have the same slightly bored expression ALL THE TIME. this does not make for interesting photography, but does however make us laugh. at her. a lot.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

magic in a photo

so, in case you haven't noticed, i have a small crush on the photographer josh goleman. his stunning pics inspired some of the details for our own wedding which you may have already read about here. in the heavily saturated world of wedding photography seeing his pics, for me, was like a bolt of lightning through a storm. magic. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's trash I know but I

when it's council clean up time. especially in the area where i work. it's a goldmine. yesterday i picked up a comfy single couch, two old school suitcases and a stool for the boy for when he is cooking dinner on the bbq*. will post some pics tomorrow, then will post the afters, well, after. they've been fixed that is.

* figured the more comfortable he is, the more likely it is that he will cook. for me. more.
p.s image is via 'we heart it'. Amanda from calico & co told me about it. i heart it.

Friday, July 16, 2010


image here

to polkadot bride on the launch of their new website. if you haven't already heard/visited/become addicted to this stellar source of bridal info. you should check it out. they even have a section for the often neglected but vital component of a wedding. the groom.

Monday, July 12, 2010

good things

how special is this packaging? would be nice if everything in life were this simple

Friday, July 9, 2010

I love, you love, watermelon

Ok, so these pics have absolutely nothing what-so-ever to do with watermelon, but this is the song running through my head when i gaze upon the beautiful work of megan from maemae paperie.  when we were little we would grab a whole watermelon, chop it through the middle and attack it with spoons. so juicy, fun and carefree. this is what i get from this stationery set.




my friends and i are currently going through a baby shower phase. which generally sends us screaming to the hills. how can we possibly cling to the pretense of still being in our twenties* when our friends are popping out babies all over the place?? perhaps including some pretty stationery would help to soften the blow. love that these cards don't shout BABY and could in fact be useful for any occasion. like acquiring a new puppy, or starting a new job perhaps? would be nice if we could have parties** for these life changing moments too.....

this is just the smallest, tiniest example of megan's work. promise me you will check out the rest of her stuff sometime. 

* when it was hard enough managing my own life, let alone another humans
** read: presents

Friday, July 2, 2010

a little ray of sunshine

days like these make me feel like we may never have days like these
ever again. it has been so freezingly bitterly cold here in sydney lately that i'm finding it hard to even imagine the bikini wearing, ice block eating, sunshine filled days of summer. it's kind of hard to conjure up these images whilst pouring hot water on my windshield to melt the ice (ice!), or eating dinner in our lounge room so we can sit near the heater (nanna blankets included) then going to bed at 9pm just because it's too cold to stay up.
daniel kiyoi has kindly given me permission to share these super cool/hot images. perhaps they'll help jog the memory of summer days and sunshine. he has a whole lot of beautiful images on his blog.... if you need more!

p.s in case you were wondering, this super creative couple diy'd almost everything. mr made the photobooth and mrs made the pinhole cameras from scratch! amazing. their wedding is also featured in the 2010 issue of real simple weddings if you want to see more. keep a look out for the yellow ping pong table. it looked like such fun!