27 January, 2015

2015 Wall Calendar 2015 Wall Calendar
Hello! I've been a bit quiet on the blog front over the past month, mainly due to a lack of internet at home (thanks a lot Telstra!) While frustrating, it has allowed me to have a nice break from the blog and think about the direction I want to take this year. I'm rubbish with goal setting so instead I'm  finding great satisfaction in filling out calendars for the year ahead as it's making me feel a lot more organised than I probably am. Here's to a productive 2015!

Vessel and Vine Cone Planter


22 December, 2014

Vessel + Vine cone planter
Ever wanted to show off your indoor plants in a way that resembles an ice cream cone? Yes? Then say hello to the cement cone planter from Vessel and Vine. I picked up this pretty cone planter at the last Finders Keepers Markets in Brisbane and finally got around to finding a suitable place to hang it. Yes, those are antlers suspended by fishing wire. Vessel and Vine make a range of handmade homewares, planters, and jewellery, and if you're in Brisbane you can usually find them at the BrisStyle markets (their Etsy shop seems to be empty right now). I hastily put this little succulent in my cone planter but the end goal is to replace it with something that looks a bit more like a scoop of ice cream. Any ideas?

Adventure Kit


07 December, 2014

Adventure Kit Adventure Kit
This summer I've resolved to spend more time being active in the great outdoors. It all started when I was in Indonesia, hiking up a mountain and thinking "why don't I do this more often at home?" It's not that there's nothing around, there are plenty of scenic spots basically right on my doorstep. Maybe it's just that I've become complacent. Anyway, in light of my summer resolution, these are just a few of my essentials: a good backpack, sensible walking shoes, shades, and something to capture all your adventures on. Other things like hats, water bottles, sunscreen, and insect repellent just don't photograph as well ;)

- MiPac backpack c/o Debenhams
- ASOS classic retro sunglasses
- Lomography Holga 135BC camera
- Nike Free 5.0 sneakers

Two Thousand & Fifteen


04 December, 2014

I'm a sucker for a good calendar. Every year I have a wish list of several calendars but choosing just one or two is painful as I'm horrible at decision making. Plus, if you have nine different wall calendars scattered throughout your house then you'll probably (definitely) come across as a bit of a time-obsessed weirdo. While my inner stationery nerd enjoys calendar shopping, I do not enjoy the accompanying realisation that another year has gone by in the blink of an eye. Some people view the New Year as an opportunity for #newbeginnings and #resolutions but I'm more of the panicky where-did-the-time-go-why-hasn't-anyone-invented-time-machines-yet kind. Unlike previous New Years, however, this year I actually have plans (helloooo Falls Festival Byron Bay) so there is something to look forward to when the clock strikes midnight on December 31. Other than breaking out a fresh new calendar, of course. These are just some of my picks for the year ahead. Scroll down or click on an image for the source.

Doughnut Days


01 December, 2014

Chester Street Doughnuts
There's no denying that doughnuts are having a moment right now. It used to be that case that doughnuts in Brisbane were either of the cheap supermarket or chainstore variety but these days artisan doughnuts are becoming much more visible. I'm particularly looking forward to the launch of Doughnut Time next year (which will just happen to be conveniently located inside one of my favourite pizza places, Alfredo's). In the meantime I've been snacking on these doughnuts from Chester Street Bakery - blueberry crumble and strawberry. Yum! I've also heard good things about Nodo Donuts so I think I'm going to have to start eating my way around the best doughnut places in Brisbane. As research. For science. Definitely for science...