a touch of whimsy

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As I’m still in the process of outfitting my studio with clever prints, I am constantly on the lookout for the perfect amount whimsy balanced with the right dose of wit. lordampersand.pins

Now wouldn’t these be a wise choice?

one | My Cape by Garance Doré
two | Mr Ampersand by Quill and Fox {or}
three | Bobby Pins by Rifle Paper Co.

Which one do you like best?

T.

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And as usual, some office posts you may have missed out on:
{gift guide #01} for the friend that has a penchant for beautiful stationery
+ geometry
+ in the office: pencils
+ in the office: business cards

a nod to times past + a touch of shine

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Upon looking into a restaurant in the bustling city center of Perth, I came across the details for this beautiful home on Hardiman Street, Melbourne, developed by ODR artichects for LifeSpaceJourney.

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With open spaced rooms abundant with natural light, the sparsely decorated white walls are the perfect backdrop for sculptures and art installations.

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Classic filament lighting with Edison era globes give a stern nod to the cottage’s Victorian heritage.

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Black painted door knobs recycled into a coat rack are perfectly juxtaposed with the grand front door, and I must say, that sure is a striking golden entrance.

Hope you’re having a sweet day.

-T.

Images via freshome

* Original article featured in Monument magazine: The Past is Present

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holiday home
how to: create your own wall gallery
hidden spaces

A quick hello

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Simple

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Chanel

Amidst small bursts of work here and there, a drive this evening for some star gazing, and coffee, always freshly ground coffee, just a quick hello from me to you before we start the weekend. Following this week, posts will hopefully jump back onto the road of design, but for now, a little bit of romance and a touch of sparkle. Whoever said that we can’t indulge a bit?

-T.

Images: office | quote | jacket | calligraphy | chanel

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Other inspiration posts you may have missed:
+ dip dye
+ calligraphy
+ in the office: scandinavian inspiration
+ spring
+ pink

Christmas Tree Inspiration

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This year, our christmas tree will not be the centre of attention due to the lack of space in my humble abode. And so, my good friend Luke helped me create the silhouette of a tree on one of our blank walls and I’m in the process of making a large quantity of snowflakes to decorate our “tree” with, as well as to stick on every single glass surface in our house. Even though it’s getting hotter as December progresses, perhaps the multitude of snowflakes will help me feel less uncomfortable in the scorching 40°C heat (gosh, wishful thinking, I know). So if you’re like me and lack the space, below are a few trees that may tickle your fancy:

Hope the weather is perfect where you are today.

-T.

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Images: top image | string + wash tape | rustic | christmas jars | shelf + garland | white tipped branches

Some recent design posts you may have missed:
+ pantone colour of the year
four favourites: calendars
clever sound
+ Yuniko Studio
scandanavian inspiration
sweet tooth

Happy Friday + weekend links

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one | a weekend project – create a skyline with washi tape
two | a freshly baked notebook
three |floating candles –  a beautiful festive idea for the home
four | new tape from oh hello, friend
five | free font!

And hooray, it’s the weekend. But unfortunately there is very little time for me to rest, with work continuing through the weekend and the days getting busier and busier as the holiday season is upon us. But perhaps you can take some time out on behalf of me. Maybe even take a look at one of the projects above that are so befitting to the weekend.

See you next week.

-T.

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Some recent posts you may have missed:
+ four favourites: calendars
+ lemon muffins
if I had to choose only one cake to eat
clever sound
+ Andrew Christie – a good looking man

Fika – a beautiful cookbook

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On a small expedition to Ikea to browse through the latest additions to their collections, I came across the most beautifully styled cookbook I’d seen in a long time. Each ingredient used in the recipe is carefully laid out with exact precision, each clove identical to its neighbour and every piece of chocolate positioned with the greatest care. The work of photographer Carl Kleiner and stylist Evelina Bratell has resulted in this exquisite book where everything is broken down to its simplest form and yet is so aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Perhaps this will encourage me to dust off the cake tins and whip up a bit of magic in the kitchen.

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-T.

Recent food & drink posts:
+ peanut butter
+ fortysevenkirwanstreet
+ ice cream
gin

Home Screen Round Up

 

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With the change that has been brought about as a result of iOs 7, there has been much debate to its good and bad points. Some love, some hate, and some feel rather indifferent all together. Regardless of the numerous points that can be stated, the change is here to stay. And what better time to change up your homescreen than with a few of these beauties. Well, you don’t have to if you really really love your original wallpaper, but they’re still there for the taking if you so desire. To get the wallpapers, click on the images, which will take you to the main site where you will find your small dose of design.

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kikki.k.mobilewallpaperbreannarose.aliceinwonderland

eatdrinkchic.wallpaper.coloursshapes

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

-T.

{please note that all artwork are owned by the respective sites and are for personal use only. I’m just here to share the love}

Recent design and stationery posts:
+ sew
+ geometry
+ create your own wall gallery
+ in the office: pencils

Skylights

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My piano studio is looking rather dull and disorganised, and the lack of natural sunlight unfortunately doesn’t make it any better. Looking through these beautiful images of large rooms with sunlight pouring large windows makes me wishful for a little bit more space in the quarters of the house where the sounds from the piano dance in the air like woodland faeries at a spring festival, moving amidst the piles of manuscripts and dancing a slight gigue between Bach and Beethoven.

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Happy Monday!

-T.

Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

Recent décor posts:
+ holiday home
+ hidden spaces
+ white
+ elegant and modern