Hello Yellow!

The weather outside today is grim! A shot of yellow is exactly what I need to brighten up the mood.




FREE DOWNLOAD - Flip clock screensaver joy


Oh! I've wanted one of these retro flip clock screensavers for my MacBook forEVER! I found a link once on Domino (I think it was) but the link was no longer active so I could never seem to make it happen.

Until today! For who knows what reason (boredom perhaps) I went hunting for it again. This time with much more gratifying results. It's now happily hanging out just waiting for me to stop work so it can jump to attention on my screen. Much more stylish than neon rays or whatever they're supposed to be...

And, knowing what a cool bunch of people you all are, I just know you'll want it too. Hop over here to visit the guys at 9031 for the download... there's a PC type file for you guys too...

Small disclaimer - that's not my studio up there but actually Herman Millers. So stylish...

Tuesday tour - Black and white beauty

I stumbled across today's tour over at Elle Decor. It was shot by the super-talented, Australian photographer Simon Upton, who was one of my favourite people to shoot with back in my past life (before kids) as an Art Director...

Here's the cool kids space... How much do we love custom built in beds?


And the rest of this glorious abode...












DIY - A globe for your globe...

In our house at the moment there are a couple of obsessions going on. Hugh is obsessed with maps and globes (how on trend he is!), and I (as always) am completely absorbed in a world of DIY. So that makes this project that I found on OhDeeDoh just perfect for us to tackle. Hop over here for the full instructions.




6 inspirational kitchens - ideas to steal!

Traditionally it's known as "the heart of the home", so it goes without saying it needs to have heart...
Here are 6 of my favourites from House and Garden magazine...






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Sweet little sofas...

I can't even begin to tell you how much joy I get from browsing around Homes and stumbling across my little Noosh sofa sets shot in delightful rooms. It just makes my day.


Ace Space Saturday - Peyton's place

I'm just loving the colour palette of Peyton's room. The combination of pink and duck egg blue in all of it's gelato hued loveliness is perfect for a little girls room. All of the furniture was found on Craigslist and painted and lovingly distressed by Peyton's talented mum. This mix is right up my alley...







Tooth Fairy time

After much complaint and many tears at dinnertime, Hugh's wiggly wobbler tooth finally fell out last night! It's not the first (that is on an oval somewhere, despite my crawling around on my hands and knees for an hour searching through the blades of grass for it! Little ratbag yanked it out eating a jelly snake and didn't know what it was so he threw it over his shoulder... You should have seen the looks I was getting from the other soccer players as I searched for it...), that one was never found. 

Now before you start thinking I'm an awful parent, the Tooth Fairy did come for the first one never-the-less, and left him a tidy sum. This one though we managed to keep and leave out for the Tooth Fairy like normal people. This is the letter he got back from her with his money. 


I wanted to show you because I picked up a great tip for these letters on Pinterest. Once I printed the letter I sprayed it with hairspray and sprinkled glitter on it. It gives a lovely sparkly all over coverage of "fairyness". The only glitter I could find at 11 o'clock last night though was giant sized so it required a second spray over the glitter to hold it all in place. I found the fairy picture with a google image search.



On the topic of the Tooth Fairy, what's the going rate for a tooth these days? I was astonished to hear a friend of Hugh's older sister tell me that the first tooth is worth $20!!! Now that's inflation! Mine fell out a good few years back but the tooth fairy used to leave my money in the glass of water I left the tooth in next to my bed - clearly we're talking coins and it was before $1 and $2 notes were canned... I think I might have gotten 50c for a big one and 20c for the others? Feeling old now.... After that comment (which unfortunately Hugh heard) we were pressured into a big leave behind and caved in with a $10 gift for the first tooth which I still think is exorbitant.  How much do you think is fair? 

7 Great high colour kids zones

Grey is my favourite, and black is so striking, white always looks so clean and fresh and pure... but what a kid wants is colour. And lots of it. Here are 7 great kids rooms that pack a punch in the palette department and will get the thumbs up from 9 out of 10 kids out there.








Art lover - Urban Road

I fell in love today...
...with this watercolour bokeh print by Urban Road.
Starting at under $200 for a 60x90cm canvas - it's perfectly accessible for even the financially savvy art lover.... 






Urban Road owner, Suzie Atkin is a self taught artist and illustrator who’s passion for art and interiors led her to create a vision - to make contemporary original art accessible and affordable.

All of the original artwork created for Urban Road is a combination of hand painted and digital art.

"At Urban Road we love large prints on canvas, all our art works are printed on 100% cotton canvas using giclee/inkjet printing method and stretched over 3cm kiln dried stretcher bars. Our canvas art comes gallery wrapped, which means the image is stretched around the edges of the frame to create a seamless museum quality finish. It's our vision to make gorgeous art accessible and affordable, without comprimising on quality...art doesn’t have to be expensive." We like that!!!!

Available at Down That Little Lane

Etsy finds - Vintage kids

Last night's spare few moments found between working on DIY projects for September Home Beautiful and mending Hugh's favourite bear "Teddy Eddy Rhymes" (yes, really. He named him himself), were put to good use perving around Etsy for new things to covet... Here's what I found.









I do love Etsy
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