Thursday, December 23, 2010

Peta Kruger

Peta Kruger is a talented designer from Adelaide, she creates gorgeous jewellery in a variety of styles using geometric forms and different materials such as acrylic, cords and metals. Just a few pieces I like.


Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Metal on the Map

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

kings of convenience

"Kings of Convenience are a music duo formed in Bergen, Norway, playing a style that features acoustic instrumental playing and their two voices. The band consists of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe. They met as children at a geography competition. They are known for their delicate tunes, calming voices, and intricately subtle guitar melodies"


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Laura McKellar

Laura McKellar is a Melbourne-ian based graphic illustrator whose embroidered animal masks make my little sewing fingers twitch due to their intricacy and detail. The close up views are my favourites, simply lovely.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm Not There

"I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay."
- Bob Dylan



 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Vegan Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup melted margarine
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp soy milk

Meth-eet-toe:
1. Mix all the dry ingredients
2. Add wet ingredients and stir,mixture will be crumbly but that is how it is don't worry, they'll still taste lovely
3. Roll into balls with teaspoon and place them apart as balls grow, flatten balls with hand and bake at 180 or 160 fan forced until the tops crack slightly

easy as 1, 2, 3 :)
I promise these are the yummiest easiest cookies ever.



Sunday, December 5, 2010

singapura

After being stuck at Darwin airport for 13 hours due to a cancelled flight I had a lovely time a singapore with tash and jin eating reeses pieces icecream for breakfast, pringles for dinner, and garlic bread as I wanted. So many sights that we saw including the merlion, singapore flyer, orchard at night, sentosa island and the ritz <3

I am not an alcoholic.

Welcome to hersheys.


Little India

Chinatown
 
Asian Kitchen (how I miss their pepper garlic beef)


National Singapore Museum

National Singapore Museum

Geylang - Chilli Mud Crab

Madagascar Love at Universal Studios

Welcome To Hershey's

Hehehehehe

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lolita

Thus, neither of us is alive when the reader opens this book. But while the blood still throbs through my writing hand, you are still as much part of blessed matter as I am, and I can still talk to you from here in Alaska. Be true to your Dick. Do not let other fellows touch you. Do not talk to strangers. I hope you will love your baby. I hope it will be a boy. That husband of yours, I hope, will always treat you well, because otherwise my specter shall come at him, like black smoke, like a demented giant, and pull him apart nerve by nerve. I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, the prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art. And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Texstyle

As I walk to the mailbox I see the letter that tells me that after hours and hours of sewing, multiple broken needles, lots of money, multiple unnecessary spotlight visits, maniacal laughs and tears, sleepless nights and superior concentration the hard work has paid off, I have been accepted into this years Texstyle exhibition from the 29th of November to the 5th of December at the teacher's federation conference centre!

Texstyle is also displayed at the Craft and quilt fair in Sydney, Canberra, Rosehill racecourse and Newcastle.

To people who can't sew, I couldn't, just do textiles, even though silly teachers at school tell you that you'll fail by doing a practical subject by correspondence, its fun really and this is the best feeling ever.

This is my major work which was inspired by the picture book and movie "Where The Wild Things Are."

I am sorry for the ridiculous faces I am pulling.




Also thank you to my teacher Dianne Grose who is amazing and without her I'd be lame, and congratulations to my other distance ed-ers who were accepted as well.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Luddenham

Thank you Luddenham markets for being awesome and supplying me these lovely looks so cheaply, thank you my lovely Annette and Tash for our little adventure.




Photography Annette Wilson http://annettesphotos.carbonmade.com/


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sally Mann

Sally Mann's photography captures the confusing emotions and developing identities of children and adolescents. Mann's photographs are swirling, ethereal images with a center of preternatural clarity.




Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Andy Irons

Andy Irons is just one of those guys that had always made me want to be a surfer, unfortunately I never really have and I think it should go to the top of the list of things to do. Andy was an inspiration to many, he is a legend and will never be forgotten. My prayers and best wishes go out to his family and friends.


'I Surf Because'




Andy Irons 'July 24,1978 – November 2, 2010'

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Extreme

Ooft, 90s soft rock bands, unfortunately not many come like this any more.


Extreme- 'More Than Words'

Movember

My absolute favourite month of the year, when men and boys around the world do their best to grow a mo. Each year Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world, with the sole aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

Men sporting Movember moustaches, known as Mo Bros, become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts. The rules are simple; register online at Movember.com and start the month of Movember clean shaven, before growing a Mo.  

For the mo sisters that can't grow a mo but want in on the action, check out the link to this website http://www.imadeyouabeard.com/  to have a lovely lady make you a mo/beard, any type of facial hair is lovely.






Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nina Nolte

Swimming, smoking, turban wearing ladies, what more can I say.


From top 'Memories of Tomorrow,' 'How Deep Is The Ocean?,' 'Time Remembered,' and 'The Days of Wine and Roses.'


Friday, October 29, 2010

crocodile

this California semi psychedelic band filled my mind with thoughts of summer, the beach and bonfires, and even the violent climax didn't spoil this, I think I'll be dancing to the beat all night long whilst thinking of the lovely bearded man with tattoos in this video clip for 'hearts of love',

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Banana Bread

what you'll need:
5 ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups selfraising flour or a mix of plain and self raising (more plain flour for denser bread)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs

how to:
preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan forced
mix the banana, sugar and butter all together in a giant bowl
add the flour, eggs and vanilla with a wooden spoon until combined
(mixture should be a medium consistency, so add a touch of flour if too runny)
put into a bread tin lined with glad bake
cook until you can stick a knife in and its not covered in goo (roughly 1 hour give or take)
take it out and let it cool a bit
and then try really hard not to eat it all at once

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bluebird

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?


-Charles Bukowski

Monday, October 25, 2010

good morning everyone
there were two muffins in an oven
one muffin said boy its hot in here
the other said wow a talking muffin

just a little joke to break ze ice