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

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clever sound
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scandanavian inspiration
sweet tooth

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inspiration: calligraphy

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…amidst the pleasing sight of freshly cut roses, the aroma of humble pumpkin soup and the sound of laughter on the front porch on a late, balmy evening, this weekend has passed in a whirlwind of activity and we find ourselves at the beginning of a new week. So let us begin this day with some lovely calligraphy, some of it elegant and traditional, others modern and striking.

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Whimsical hand lettering from Jaymee at JayAdores Design Co.

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Fancy flourishes by Crystal Kluge

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Navy lettering by Michigan based illustrator, designer, and calligrapher Molly Jacques

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Printable recipe cards from Design Eat Repeat, found on How About Orange

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Old World lettering by Stephanie Fishwick

Happy Monday!

T.

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Some other inspiration posts you may have missed:
+ beautiful type
+ create your own gallery wall
+ spring
+ pink

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First Comes Love 2013

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On a lovely Spring morning, Susan and I had the chance to visit the First Comes Love fair, held on the beautiful grounds of St Georges College. Upon arrival, we were greeted with the most delightful goodie bag containing not only the information of all businesses who took part but also a selection of letterpressed goods too. Walking through the grand rooms of St Georges College, we were greeted with friendly faces, all eager to show us their goods and talents. From fragrant floral arrangements to elegantly styled dinner tables to a wide selection bow ties, everywhere you looked was a filled with magnificent styling.

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For more amazing photos of the event and perhaps even some inspiration for your own wedding or party, have a look at the lovely stills taken by the Angela Higgins and Le Fanciulle.

-T.

Happy Monday

Installation

After a whirlwind of a week, only now I am able to sit down for the shortest of breaks and indulge in a quick post for you. Amidst the sounds of students picking out singular notes on the piano, too many versions of Somewhere Over the Rainbow for auditions and a to-do list so long that it’s a sight for sore eyes, here are a few things that have caught my eye this past week:

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The Pencil Light, designed by Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson

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Post it notes on the back of your phone. Yes? No?

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The sweetest bedside table

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An inspiring post on whether to go to design school or not

Balloon
(I think a hot air balloon ride needs to go on the list of things I have to do in the next five years)

With things finally settling down, posts will hopefully be back on a daily schedule.

Happy Monday!

-T.

Top image: Installation by Gabriel Dawe

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four favourites: in the kitchen

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straws | chalk | fruit | glass

With the arrival of the warmer weather comes the prospect of outdoor dinner parties amidst the backdrop of the raspberry red sky. Beautiful platters of antipasto will be spread out along the long wooden table, glasses will be bountifully filled with fizz and bubbles, and there will be the constant hum of laughter and soft chatter as you relax in good company. With all this in mind, wouldn’t now be the perfect time for a slight kitchen upgrade, may it be some new tableware that takes us back to the days of chemistry and physics or some salt and pepper shakers disguised as the humble straw. What’s your favourite idea from above?

Hope that it’s a lovely day wherever you may be.

-T.

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+ skylights
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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.

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+ white
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Happy Weekend

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Happy weekend everyone! Have any big plans? Today, J and I had a lovely stroll through Hyde Park and spotted these beautiful swans and their little ones. Isn’t it nice to just pause and marvel at the beauty around us, even if it’s as simple as the warmth of the afternoon sun on a cold and chilly day? As usual, here a few links for you weekend:

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DesignCrush.BrittanySchall

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DesignedForLife.Office

one: free iPhone wallpapers | Eat Drink Chic
two: beautiful artwork Hair Studies by Brittany Schalls | Design Crush
three: the coolest candle holders ever |Design Milk
four: Garance Doré is writing a book! So excited to see what she will come up with | Garance Doré
five: lovely office inspiration

Pink

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With spring just around the corner, it seems as if all the delicate flowers are slowly coming to bloom. Speckles of pink and white find themselves amongst a flourish of fresh green leaves as nature slowly awakes from her deep winter slumber, meeting the rusty afternoon sun’s warm embrace. And so here is some inspiration on the colour pink, the palest of its shades, of course…

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How sweet is the photo above? It features Angeline from Love Thread as a part of Perth Fashion Festival’s Restyle Op Shop Challenge. And in honour of the completion of the Restyle Challenge, Love Thread is is holding a Thrift Shop Party (details can be found here)! I’ll definitely be there, so Perth readers, if anyone is going, I might just see your lovely faces.

Have a lovely day,

-T.

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