Friday, February 27, 2009

China - Forbidden City

A couple of months ago, I travelled to China for work. While the trip was quite frankly emotionally scarring, and of course I say this tongue in cheek, my colleagues and I managed to catch glimpses of the Forbidden City. The colours and structures were all very inspiring.

I'm pretty sure it has been the inspiration for many designers in the past, and will be for more designers to come.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

All Shades Of Yellow

I've been a little obsessed with yellow recently - my favourite being mustard yellow. I've been adding touches, or sometimes big splashes of them, in my outfits the past week and I can't seem to get enough!

Via Chulette

Via Free People

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kup Kup

Etsy is a great place to get inspiration on handicraft. This handicrafter must have tons of felt in all colours and patterns to create such beautiful pieces.

From Kup Kup

Monday, February 9, 2009


So I've been a huge fan of for the longest time and have always admired the DIY/Makeover projects. Some of the changes are stunning. Just a simple outline of the chest of drawers in white paint, and a change of the knobs can make such a great difference.

Here's one of my own small makeover projects. I have had this corkboard for years and have been using it to pin up random photos, drawings and have a collection of school pins that has been with me since junior college. Those garish blue and pink borders with the embarassing hearts and poppies were my own artwork back in the hey days when blue and pink went together like chocolate cookies and milk.


So last night I decided that was going to be the end of it all. I bought some green and white paint and did what I had to do to convert the board into a clock-slash-photo board that I wouldn't be ashamed to put up anymore.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Oh yum...

Low-rise bubble shaped mini skirt with pleats along the front. And cute metal snaps.

Wool skirt, grey tweed, box pleat with side welt pockets.



Friday, February 6, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

When work gets boring

Try tagging your files with these adorable tags!

And how about pretending that you're really talking on your office phone?
All from CuriosityShoppe.