So you see these lists floating around on pinterest all the time. "14 things to do before you give birth", "10 Things to do before your baby arrives". Well almost four months in to mummy hood, now that I can look back at those months before my life got turned upside down in the best possible way, here's my list of the top ten things I'm glad I did before I had my baby.
Hello! So a few months ago I shared my love of black steel framed and glass doors, here. I was talking about these doors as one of the 5 elements of my design DNA, if you will.
Well here I am, another year older.
As life goes by and I find myself getting somewhat wiser as I age, I find myself realising that there is still so much life to be lived, so much fun to be had.
I feel like my taste in design is constantly changing, loving one look last month and a different this month. That's pretty normal I suppose – it'd be like taking a kid to candy store and telling them they can only like one lolly… insane!
So while I might find myself drifting in and out of love with different styles, my design DNA is forever made up of a few key points. Some of these I've raved about in the past, some I'm still to share with you.
I can't believe it's February already… I've been pretty slack on the ol' blog so far this year (soz!) but I've been pretty busy with some projects and room makeovers around the house. Currently, I'm sourcing some funky prints for various places around the house. There's an abundance of awesome artists, designers, typographers and photographers out there and it really would be possible to browse online for weeks, months even, to find the perfect piece for your place.
I can't really believe it's only a week until Christmas, eeek! I actually only put the tree up last weekend, which was a bit of a surprise to myself because I'm usually the type to jump at that sort of thing. I have however, been thinking about having some time off from work, and what sort of mischief I might get up to so I don't start the new year thinking 'well that was a total waste of holidays!'.
If there's one thing I know when it comes to gardening, it is that my thumb is far from green. Very, very far from green.
Whilst I can dream of perfectly manicured garden worthy of a spread in Veranda, there's about as much chance of me achieving that as there is in me appearing in Sports Illustrated.
It's no secret that copper is HOT in the world of design lately, but it is still pretty damn cool to see how designers and stylists are using this marvellous metal in new and exciting ways. While I'm not a fan of copper overload (such as 'The Copper Wall' from the latest season of The Block – hey, I don't need that much metal up in my grill), I do like me a little bit of copper. Pendants, desk accessories, candle holders, pots and mirrors are all perfect ways to introduce copper accents without challenging Ozzy Osbourne to the title of King of Heavy Metal.
So here's my list of lust have (must have?) items for the coming month.
Intriguing and intricate. Cast your eye over these exotic pieces of bone inlay furniture. Originating from India, inlay is an exceptional form of art that sees piece of bone (usually camel or buffalo) or mother of pearl inlaid into the timber furniture frame. The process of creating a single piece of inlay furniture can take weeks, as several craftsmen delicately hand carve each individual piece of bone.