Happy Friday

Happy Friday

I sometimes listen to classical music when I’m driving, it’s super relaxing and I feel a bit classy, even driving my 23 year old, much loved Mazda. Everyone should do it! There’d be hardly any road rage (just try it! Try getting ragey when Bach or Beethoven are playing, it’s impossible). And I always find[read more…]

Instagram love: Giulia Bernardelli

Instagram love: Giulia Bernardelli

I don’t do Instagram but if I did, I’d definitely be following Giulia, a talented artist from Italy who’s recently been spotted creating wonderfully intricate art from food and coffee.  Check out her creations on this page and go to Giulia’s Instagram for more loveliness. About Giulia: My name is Giulia Bernardelli and I am 28 years old.  I live[read more…]

Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness

Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness

Love this song by Lana (pretty much love everything she sings tbh). Image attribute: Lana Del Rey for Vogue Australia via: freeyork and photographed by Nicole Bentley

Flickr love – Jaimie Wylie Photography

Flickr love – Jaimie Wylie Photography

I spotted these sweet animal photos (the soft tones and colours!) on Jaimie’s photostream recently, which manage to show so much personality and gentleness; the kind eyes on the giraffe and the babies and mamas cuddling just made my day! Check out the rest of Jaimie’s beautiful photostream here and click on the photos below to get to the[read more…]

Flickr love – Laura U

Flickr love – Laura U

These dreamy film photos caught my eye the other day on Flickr; simplicity in photography is something I really appreciate.  Go to Laura’s stream to check out more. All images belong to: Laura U

For the love of books (and places in Brisbane you can read them)

For the love of books (and places in Brisbane you can read them)

I’m always heartened to see so many folks loving books as I do.   Two lovely places to go in Brisbane are pictured below: The Clarence Corner Book Shop and Café in Woolloongabba; and The Annerley Community Book Shop and Neighbourhood Centre So turn off your devices and visit them for a bit if you enjoy[read more…]

Hannah and Landon

Hannah and Landon

I love the dreamy, vintage and charming style of Hannah @ Hannah and Landon, a clothing designer and photographer who resides in New York and LA.  And there’s a shop!  A very very nice one called The Loved One so check it out via the links or images below. Oh and that kitty mask! Store items I covet: All[read more…]

Fictitious Dishes by Dinah Fried

Fictitious Dishes by Dinah Fried

How interesting and beautiful are these images?  Designer, art director and author Dinah Fried brings to life meals from iconic literature and I spotted a few of my favourite novels’ fictitious dishes recently.  You can see more in Dinah’s book, which is available at Amazon and heaps of other places. Alice in Wonderland On The Road To Kill a[read more…]

Photographer Zack Seckler

Photographer Zack Seckler

Check out these incredibly beautiful wildlife and landscape shots by Zack Seckler, a photographer who resides in Brooklyn, New York and who specialises in abstract and aerial photography.  His work is really brilliant and I haven’t seen anything quite like it before (I’m really attracted to a lot of negative space and the perspective of wide angle/aerials so this[read more…]

A sweet escape

A sweet escape

These photos, which look like more like illustrations to me, are by Nick Knight and caught my eye the other day.  Candy sweet, fanciful and pretty, I’d love to have one as a print or something.       Images of Karlie Kloss, by Nick Knight, styled by Edward Enninful via: the English Group

Cinemagraphs by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg

Cinemagraphs by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg

These charmingly beautiful cinemagraphs caught my eye recently; a cinemagraph, from what I can gather, is a sort of refined, more delicate and high quality version of a GIF, which concentrates on movement in one part of the photo while the remainder stays still. These photographs are already lovely but then are brought to life by the exquisite detailing;[read more…]

Etsy love – Alison Scarpulla

Etsy love – Alison Scarpulla

I just love Alison’s website I spotted via Flickr and Etsy a while back.  Alison’s photos take you into another world; a 1960s, supernatural and bewitching world.  You can purchase her prints here and have a look at her fascinating Flickr stream. All images belong to: Alison Scarpulla and originally found at her Etsy store

Diamonds are Forever (and some cute swimmers)

Diamonds are Forever (and some cute swimmers)

I love this 1960s, Bond girl inspired campaign by Wildfox featuring gorgeous swimwear (it’s from the Northern Hemisphere’s last summer but we’re just moving into summer here).   All images from Wildfox

Flickr love – Anna Ådén

Flickr love – Anna Ådén

I’m fascinated by Anna’s Flickr stream, it’s incredibly atmospheric and enchanting.  Freelance portrait photographer Anna resides in Northern Sweden, an area which fascinates me and has an almost mythical, fairy tale quality.  I was hard pressed choosing photos to profile in this post as, although Anna only has a limited amount of photos in her stream, I love every single[read more…]

Flickr love – Lucy Ferguson

Flickr love – Lucy Ferguson

I spotted Lucy Ferguson’s Flickr stream recently.  Lucy shoots with film and photographs the everyday in a soft and thoughtful way with such subtle attention to detail … spot the warm and cosy colours of the shop down the end of the rainy street in the 3rd photo, for example.  I can just imagine walking down[read more…]

Friday Flickr

Friday Flickr

I found this photostream recently .. isn’t it lovely?  It reminds me of summer in a sort of dreamy way.  But that’s film for you, digital’s great but film is kind of special.  I’m always amazed at the amount of talent I see on Flickr, it’s one of my favourite sites to be honest. Anyways, enjoy[read more…]

Photographer Marie Zucker

Photographer Marie Zucker

Oh wow, I just love this work by young Berlin photographer, Marie Zucker; photography full of imagination, youthful beauty and fairy tale decadence with vintage tones.  Marie’s work has been seen in publications including Vogue, Elle, Nylon, Cosmopolitan and Frankie (among many others).  You can also check out Marie’s work on her flicker, website and blog.[read more…]

What Ali wore

What Ali wore

I spotted this sweet Tumblr by Berlin based photographer Zoe Spawton today, featuring a very dashing gentleman called Ali.  There should be more handsome, well dressed fellows like this in the world, he made my day! This is Ali. He walks past my work every morning wearing great clothes/ Images from: What Ali Wore

Africa

Africa

Is anyone watching David Attenborough’s popular series Africa?  I’ve just seen the first episode, Kalahari, but can hardly wait for the next – completely fascinating!  Breathtakingly filmed with David’s warm yet dry humoured voice adding to the atmosphere and emotion of the show, sometimes making me chuckle. I really recommend it if you haven’t had a chance to catch it yet. Images[read more…]

so it’s holiday time

so it’s holiday time

Phew, is so hot today!  I need to find some waves to frolic around in.  Oh and happy Christmas.  See you soon lovely readers. (via) (via me) (via) (via) (via) (via me) (via)

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

These beautiful images by clumsy bird @ flickr evoke such feeling (to me).  Grainy sand between my toes, a cool lie down in the afternoon on a humid day with the breeze coming through the windows, hot chips with an icy cold milkshake and a cool, salty dip on a balmy day at the beach. I wish some simple pleasures for you all this[read more…]

Abandoned

Abandoned

Being a bit of a history buff, I’m fascinated by images of abandoned or old buildings; crumbling and broken down with their windows empty, disturbingly quiet, sometimes spooky, the previous occupants still visible somehow.  I’d love to see these places in person in that way I have of watching scary movies at 11 o’clock at night, peeking out from[read more…]

Link love

Link love

Hot strawberry scented milk!  You must try this gorgeous recipe by Jane from Emerald & Ella (I used strawberries as that’s all I had – the original recipe uses raspberries); It’s a sweet, light and lovely diversion from my usual hot chocolate and I got to use those frozen berries I always seem to have squished up the back[read more…]

Unforgettable Australian destinations

Unforgettable Australian destinations

Lately I’ve been checking out some images of incredible natural destinations right on my own doorstep (well not literally, I’m quite a long way away from these places but you know what I mean), which I’ve grown up knowing about but always take for granted. I’m lucky enough to have travelled to quite a few of these places but have a long list[read more…]

Photographer Rachel Whiting

Photographer Rachel Whiting

The brightly jewelled colours and exquisitely composed still life images by London photographer Rachel Whiting caught my eye recently.  I love the contrasting diversity in all of Rachel’s work, both her interiors and exteriors – at times it’s clean and simple yet also has a rustic, beautifully coloured aesthetic and at other times it’s soft and dreamy. And the light!  The first image has such pretty,[read more…]

Daisies

Daisies

I think daisies are the sweetest flower and they’re also among my favourites.  They’re just such a cheerful, perky and strong little flower and that appeals to me. (my own photo) (daisy chain via Pinterest) (daisy print from Etsy) (how-to daisy cookies from Sweetopia) (my own photo) (Daisy wedges from: Kurt Geiger (UK)) (daisy dress from[read more…]

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world …

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world …

This exquisitely detailed photo of a dew laden ladybug, captured by German photographer Jens Kolk early one morning in his garden, caught my eye recently. Have a look at Jens’ very enchanting Flickr stream and blog as well.