Friday, May 30, 2008

White and Neutrals

More photography from John Gruen I love the clever play with whites and neutrals I find it uplifting and pleasing to the senses.

Image via John Gruen Photography

Friday, May 23, 2008

More Australian Design

I just can't seem to get enough of Peter Fudge, just when you think you have seen the best of Australian Design, (congratulations to Jamie Durie and his team at the Chelsea Flower Show) we have more to show you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wicks Alight

There is something so special about flickering candle light that just sets a mood. Martha Stewart created this fantasic collection of apothecary bottles filled with lamp oil and wicks, she arrange the bottles under a large hurricane placed them on a sturdy glass cake stand. I cant wait to collect of the bits and pieces for this project.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy Weekend

Wishing everyone a happy weekend. As promised more pics from John Gruen Photography

The Inspired Room

Thank you to Melissa from the inspired room for my blogs very first mention. She has a beautiful blog which at the moment is featuring Australian Landscape Designer Peter Fudge in her outdoor room piece. My BFF Cherie and I have spent hours pouring over his book. Thanks again Melissa. I know you'll just love what aussies have to offer.

Picures Peter Fudge

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

White on white

How simply fresh this white on white? pictures from John Gruen Photography, i will be posting more of his works through out the week.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tomorrows Kitchen Today

Beautiful black ceramic glass as the backdrop, very stylish. Designed by Fisher and Paykel, this Izona CookSurface with it's innovative burners with unique technology Aeroburner which generates linear flame control so precise it allows you to melt chocolate gently on a burner or sear rib eye steak over a ferocious flame.

Ergonomics played a central role in this world first invention. The unusual three - in - a - row burner technology was developed as a result of our design teams observing people in their normal cooking routines. Research has shown that the optimum number of burners that one can handle comfortably at one time was three.

In so doing Fisher and Paykel have removed the inherent dangers associated with cooking on the rear burners of a traditional hob. The dial controls for the cooktop allow accurate, incremental linear flame control, divided into individual flame settings. These are complemented by a digital display. This provides more peace of mind and ergonomic comfort while using the cooktop, thus heightening user experience and enjoyment.
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Friday, May 9, 2008

Mothers Day Brunch

This design from Peter Fudge
Wouldn’t it be nice to have all this at your front door, if I did I would have to request mothers day brunch here, the menu is, fluffy scrambled eggs wrapped in smoked salmon, freshly squeezed orange juice and espresso coffee. And well behaved children. Happy Mothers Day!!

Outdoor Charm

I have been a long time admirer of the work of Australian landscape gardener Paul Bangay, The uncomplicated and structured garden design which is Paul’s signature style is featured in his many books and works. Individuality, balance, form, elegance and simplicity are key elements in his work. Take a look at see for yourself.
Pictures from Paul Bangay by Simon Griffiths.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Conservatory Living

Image from Amdega Machin
Imagine having high tea here, although that would not be long enough.
Thanks the house that A-M Built for posting it originally