Pantone: 100 Postcards

How wonderful are these postcards with a palette drawn from the systems of Pantone, each postcard in this set of 100 offers a different bold hue to brighten up the mail. 

Imagine the delight of receiving one of these boldly coloured postcards in the mail (or maybe its just me being a design dork), use them around the house or send one to a loved one. 

Found On: Design Crush


John Lautner // A Single Man

I have been a little sick this week. While i was off work one day resting, i watched the Tom Ford film 'A Single Man'. A visually stunning film starring Colin Firth & Julianne Moore.

'While Firth is unquestionably the heart of the movie, and Julianne Moore is his most visible co-star, a supporting-role nod must go to the mid-century modern house in which Firth's character, a college professor grieving for his deceased love in early-1960s Los Angeles, spends much of "A Single Man."

The movie is the directorial debut by legendary fashion designer Tom Ford, who clearly has an eye for visual detail. From the immaculately tailored Kennedy-era suits George (Firth) wears to the vintage Mercedes he drives, "A Single Man" is a visual delight, which provides a fanciful ballast against the movie's morose subject matter.'

George's home is supposed to be in Santa Monica near the ocean, but the real house, designed by architect John Lautner, is nestled in the Whiting Woods area of Glendale northeast of the city. 
'Lautner (1911-94) was one of America's foremost 20th-century architects, particularly when it comes to the legacy of Southern California modernism. He spent six years as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, joining the first group of Taliesin Fellows. In 1937 he supervised construction for two of Wright's projects, afterward establishing his own practice in Los Angeles. Lautner's first solo project was a house for his own family, which architectural critic Henry-Russell Hitchcock called "the best house by an architect under 30 in the United States." Later Hitchcock remarked that "Lautner's work could stand comparison with that of his master."'

Lautner is one of my favourite Architects and i highly reccomend the docuumentary 'Infinite Space' which showcases a few of his standout designs.


The Weekend is Here

The weekend is here! oh Joy!

Mine will consist of the following...

And catching up with my amazing family!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing! x

Friday Find // Mocking Bird

Thanks to her post on sfgirlbybay i have found a delightful Canadian-based Sydney photographer, Amanda on mocking bird who has some helpful tips on photography, shooting with film and sharing the neighbourhoods that she passes through.
Amanda explains... 'Mocking Bird is devoted to photography, is seeking inspiration in the unexpected and unearthing creativity within the everyday. Mocking Bird is all about shooting with film (and sometimes digital) and finding the joy in taking it a little slower'
Here are a few of Amanda's lovely photos for your Friday afternoon viewing pleasure.

Be sure to check  out mocking bird for more inspiration! 


Curried Vegetable Soup

We had a lovely warming winter soup last night,its the type of soup that warms you from the inside.  A curried vegetable soup...much to my husbands dismay that i made a meal with no meat in it (he did end up enjoying it in the end) 

Here is the recipe for you to make...

Cheat's Curried Vegetable Soup

Serves 6
Preparation 25 minutes
Cooking Time 40 minutes

2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 onion, finely
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 teaspoons ready-made mild curry paste
2.5cm (1 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled, grated
2 small baking potatoes, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 small cauliflower, core discarded, florets cut into small pieces
75g red lentils
1.5 litres vegetable or chicken stock
400g can chopped tomatoes
200g spinach leaves, rinsed and any large leaves torn into pieces

150g low-fat natural yogurt
4 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
4 teaspoons mango chutney

Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and fry for 5 minutes, stirring until softened. Stir in the garlic, curry paste and ginger and cook for 1 minute.

Mix in the potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and lentils. Pour in the stock and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, coriander and mango chutney together to make the raita and spoon into a small bowl.

Add the spinach to the soup and cook for 2 minutes until just wilted. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Ladle the soup into shallow bowls, top with spoonfuls of raita. Serve with warmed naan breads, if liked.

{for curried aubergine soup} fry the onion with 2 dices aubergines until the aubergines are lightly browned. Stir in the garlic, curry paste and ginger and cook as above. Add the potatoes, carrots, lentils, stock and tomatoes, omitting the cauliflower. After 30 minutes simmering, puree the soup in a blender or food processor then reheat. Omit the spinach, serve with a swirl of natural yogurt, a little chopped coriander and poppadums.



Veg Patch // Part One

Finally we have made a small start on our Veg Patch

While at my Great-Great Aunts 90th Birthday my wonderful husband surprised me with getting started on our veg patch. 

When we moved into our little home there was a lot of rubbish on the block that we had to remove, amongst this rubbish was a cast iron bath tub which we couldn't bring ourselves to get rid of. 

As much as i would love that some how this bath tub could be installed in the house, it will be used in the yard as our herb garden.

It is a work in progress, thanks to my thoughtful Dad-in-law we have a start of some Thyme and Rocket.

I'm cooking Osso Buco at the moment using fresh Thyme from our herb garden...it smells delicious and we will soon be enjoying a hearty winter warming meal.

I will keep you posted on the progress of our Veg Patch but for now here are some pics of what we have achieved so far.


My Great-Great Aunt turned 90 this week. 

What a feat. What a life she has lead. I wonder about the things she would of seen over her lifetime and the wisdom she shares. She was in the airforce with her sweet heart who passed away not long ago.

Aunty Daph was my dear Granny's Aunty and i love that we still have someone that knew my Granny the longest and can share the history of our family.

My Mum, Sister & I flew to the Gold Coast for the day to celebrate Aunty Daph's Birthday. It was such a delight to see her and spend some time with her. She is still bright as a button and will tell you how it is...which is what i love about her. 

I really do love my family...they fill my heart with Joy.


Tea for Two

I like this. I like the idea that everything you need for a relaxing cup of tea in the one spot.

We have just the space in our kitchen that this could go. May have to add this to our ever growing list of little DIY jobs around the house, much to my husbands delight.

For directions how to create this delightful little shelf check out design*sponge

Now speaking of tea...time a for a cup i think.


If & When

I was reading design milk this morning and i love this pram, a collaboration with Bugaboo + Missoni.

Now before you all think that i may be pregnant...im not! If & when i have a baby this will be on my dream list for the stroller i would like.

Bugaboo, known for their modern strollers, has teamed up with Italian fashion house Missoni to design and produce an exclusive Bugaboo + Missoni special collection.

Featuring two tailored designs — vibrant zigzags and a bright print block — and a Missoni signature knitted blanket, this collection will satisfy mummy fashionistas everywhere.
Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/bugaboo-x-missoni/#ixzz1LFzHrRzC


Time to Spoil Mum

Its time to spoil the most important woman in our lives. Our Mum's. Even though i would like to spoil my mum more often it doesn't seem to happen that way. 

Mothers Day is a bitter sweet day in our family. We have lost two amazing women over the past few years. One being my husbands mum and also my Granny (who was like another mum to me). As we celebrate the women we still have on this earth, we also remember the legacy that these two women have left behind and draw upon the wonderful memories of time spent with them. 

I know some people say that mothers day is a hallmark gimmick but i like that there is a day dedicated to honouring the mothers, grand mothers, aunty's, sisters, a friend or any other women in your life that may have influenced you along your journey. Encourage them as they carry out the huge task of being a mother.

What do you plan to to for your special lady?

Maybe buy her favourite gift (my mum loves getting new winter PJ's for mothers day), take her to her favourite cafe for lunch or cook her a home cooked meal for all the meals that she would have cooked you over the years.

The Wedding

Found these lovely Royal Wedding photos not very traditional but something a bit different. It is nice to see the crowds perspective.

Check them out via Love My Dress

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