Category Archives: Home

Kitchen mural

We bought this awesome mural a few weeks ago from called ‘Poolside Gossip’. It was snapped by Slim Aarons in 1970 at a desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Today it got pasted on the kitchen wall and after delicious dumplings and a photography exhibition, we rushed home to check it out.

And it’s COOL.

Poolside gossip

and here’s the view when you’re doing the dishes:-

and when you’re picking a piece of fruit!

Mural fruit bowl

I’m a big fan xx


City pillows – an unoriginal post

I know, I know, if someone in the future discovers this blog and does a teensy bit of digging they’d find that cup of schmo posted on these city pillows recently (first actually). But they’re good, kitsch and I think they’d look cool on our couch, so I wanted to share them anyway.

Let’s not forget all the fun we had in Seattle – sculpture park, pike place market, boat trip to puget sound, sailing past the passage to alaska, dreaming of getting our able seaman license, belltown, pho in fremont, drinks in capitol hill – with a Seattle cushion!

I’d also like a tangible reminder of the beautiful drive up to San Francisco where we spent a night at the Lamplighter Inn in the quaint and moneyed up town of Carmel-by-the-sea – please.  The breathtaking drive through Big Sur (yep, I’m not dwelling on those winding roads), the awesome Frank Lloyd Wright house on the water, pebble beach golf course… yep, we would definitely need a Carmel-by-the-sea pillow too, oh, wait, they’ve got one!

And to complete the trio we’d have to include the city that inspired the painting. San Francisco. The sunken bed at The Touchstone on Geary, the boozy night at the Redwood Room,  Roman’s Sonoma winery tour, visiting the Frieda Kahlo’s at SFMOMA, mission dolores and walking walking walking. hmmm, definitely pillow time!

So many wonderful memories over there. it’d be so cool to surround ourselves with daily reminders! xx

August to December 2011

Ah, reconnecting with the blog feels great. It’s funny, the last post I wrote was while I was at work at Penelope Francis and Co., and this one is while I’m at work at CFA… Time well spent I say.

So. the next little while… Well, according to the ‘budget’, this part of the year is going to be focused, lean and productive. We’ve got a plan and we’re going to stick to it! Yes!

It’s going to be lots of this:

a bit of this:

and a whole lot of this:


Soon we’ll be able to buy this:

and do some op shopping in country towns:

and save up for one of these:

Cheers to the next little while, I’m motivated and keen and can’t wait to see what we can achieve!

Cup of the ol hot steaming?

While you are out getting digits I am at home faithfully contributing to cyberspace and listening to Augie March. No better way to start the day than with a cup of the ol’ steaming. Maybe a read of the Herald-Sun – broadsheet for you of course. Nosh on an egg and out the door to work post haste.

One Important Room

I think we should dedicate a room or space to books and the reading of books. No matter how big or small our place. Would be so cool to have a little comfy hide away to hide away. Shhhh. Quiet, its a reading room silly.

Midday Mooch

Hey Button – I hope you are true to your word and that you are enjoying a little midday mooch in the cot.


the pond house…









This is up there under the ‘dream house’ umbrella… so beautiful, creative, inspiring. Looks like just the kind of home where meaningful prose could be created!