10th December 2013
Originating from a climate that tends to be more about the beach at Christmas than it is about the snow, unconventional christmas trees are nothing new to me, every second home in Australia has a eucalyptus struggling under the weight of home made ornaments. For that reason, every year I like to rack my brain for simple, unconventional tree ideas, as much as a means of simplicity (and, ahem, lateness) as it is for the purposes of sparing a defenceless evergreen. I found a bunch of super cool hand made trees, some much easier to create than others!
19th November 2013
As the weather slowly cools down here in Hong Kong, it’s nice to relish all those ‘wintery’ things that I miss so much during the hot, sweltering months of summer. One of those things is the ability it lie in bed next to someone and not scream ‘DON’T TOUCH ME DON’T TOUCH ME’ when their arm happens to stray onto your side of the bed, and another is the cosy furnishings. I never counted myself a shagpile/sheepskin rug girl but something about our descent into winter has changed me this year. All I want is the temps to dip a little more so I can lie on a fluffy rug, in front of a fire, with partly singed marshmallows. Is that too much to ask? You can also make like just about every Scandinavian home (I imagine) and throw a sheepskin over your favourite vintage chair. So comfy!
12th November 2013
Walls are obviously the stomping ground of art, but who says art has to be flat and able to fit in an IKEA frame? I love the concept of creating a mixed media wall, layering pictures, jewelry, fabrics, feathers, autumn leaves, knick knacks and anything else that takes my fancy. You could create something big and complex, or go for a more pared back style with just a few pics and a one or two tactile items. Perhaps I’ll try both?