Posts from March 2018

cat eye

March 29, 2018

I own a lot of sunglasses, and now I’ve got my eye on this Gucci cat eye that reminds me so much of my Great Auntie Polyxene’s glasses, that I feel I must have them. She was small like me, even in chunky heels, but she always wore her lilac hair in a bouffant on the top of her head which gave her an inch or two more. She would have loved these glasses, little white crystals and all. At Christmastime she used to give me money, $50 dollars or so, and tell me to go out and buy myself a gift. Once I remember spending it on a pair of olive green kitten boots which I wore until they had no heel left. What do you think, Auntie P, retro sunnies for Spring?


March 28, 2018

One of the many things I love about our worn, torn, lopsided little house are the windowsills where our Shnautzer, Cecil used to stand on guard. They’re scratched down to the wood, and even after all these years, we choose not to paint them. The windowsills are the last remnant of our sweet, bonkers, fierce little dog. The children ask about him all the time. Iole remembers him in her life. Jason and I often wonder whether he would remember us if he saw us again. Giving him away was very hard, but we like to believe that it was the best decision for our family, for Cecil, especially. We like to believe that he is better off where he is, with room to roam, no children to protect, and no postmen to attack. We like to believe that he is alive, and that he is happy. That’s what we like to believe.


March 27, 2018

I would never pull off a dress like this –– it’s far too flouncy and voluminous for my height. But I do adore it. The fabric looks like Alexis Colby’s bed sheets, and I love the way it gets all whipped up like milk. The soft apricot is delicious –– it’s all quite lovely, really.


myth weaver

March 26, 2018

Akira Kusaka is a storyteller, each one as bizarre, whimsical and evocative as the next. Watch this short slideshow of the Japanese illustrator’s work –– and you’ll see what I mean. There’s a peacock in full spread standing proudly over the light of the moon, an astronaut walking his dalmation, and a man fishing for stars from his air balloon. Kusaka’s work is such a delight.


March 26, 2018

I came across a website today called Minimalist Home, and it’s one beautiful space after another. I think that minimalism often implies cold and stark, but these space are anything but. If William Morris were alive, he would no doubt appreciate them. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” There are so many playful juxtapositions in these spaces. They’re simple, nuanced and unique. Have a look around. 

Cali girls

March 22, 2018

I love the latest boho looks over at Dôen. Dôen is designed and produced in California by a collective of eight women. Think cozy, cable knit jumpers, romantic, flouncy blouses and flowy dresses roomy enough for a pregnant belly. Have a look, it’s all very California Dreaming.

flower power

March 21, 2018

Do I talk about flowers too often? I just couldn’t not share this gorgeous image. I’ve never even seen some of the blooms in these bunches. And I love how she’s taking them home wrapped in newspaper. Well, I clicked through and landed at The Original Los Angeles Flower Market. What a thrill of a place. My idea of the perfect way to spend a morning in la la land.

Higher living

March 21, 2018

I have know idea where this house is –– Fiji, maybe –– but it’s a bit of dream. It’s a modern day take on the traditional straw/wood huts on stilts. I’m dying to step inside, and yes, jump in that water. This one, too, is a dream. And look at this. Houses on stilts, sign me up.

clay canvas

March 20, 2018

I’m drawn to the work of British ceramicist, Carolyn Gender. The colours, of course, are what pulled me in, but her forms –– thrown, thrown and altered, or hand built –– are all superb. I also love her use of pattern. “More than painted surfaces, each piece is a continuous three dimensional canvas,” says Gender in her artist’s statement. So much inspiration in what she creates. 


March 16, 2018

The Pierre Frey fabric in this bedroom is one of my favourites –– it has an air of Cy Twombly. My great friend, Stephanie’s guest loo is wallpapered in this same print, and it’s such a high wattage surprise to walk into. It’s a ballsy move for a window covering, but who needs art when the curtains are just that?

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