Oscars Dresses- Five Favourite Finds

The 2018 Oscars have begun with the traditional Red Carpet promenade. Among the stars parading this year there have been some seriously beautiful looks. Here are 5 of my favourites: Gal Gadot is stunning in a flappper inspired dress by  Givenchy  with Tiffany & Co. jewellery. A beautiful black and nude gown with plunging neckline…

Wardrobe Dilemma- Open shelving or closed cupboard?

I have something of a dilemma with my wardrobe – not what to wear it seems that I have enough in that department! It’s more to do with how to house those items. I have been thinking of clothes storage and have posted  before on the subject- have a look back at this entry that…

A little bit of history

Well, hello there! I bet you thought that I had forgotten you! This blog is not the first blog that I have started. I initially had a  blog called ‘Design Fling’ that I would post little bits and pieces that would interest me. So here I am again, blogging again… Textiles have been my first…

Déjà vu? Happy new year

Well, I can’t believe that it is been one year since my last post. Incredible! With a sense of déjà vu I wish you a Happy New Year 2018! I hope that you have had an amazing year. Well a lot is happened this year for us. Its probably been one of the busiest years…

Happy New 2017!

Happy New Year from Sydney. This will be a brief post just to wish you all the best for this fresh new year. I hope that this new year brings out the best in people and that we can all move forward with kindness and treat each other well- with compassion and caring. Let’s move…

Sewing Basics- Sewing on a button

I love vintage buttons! I think the love of buttons first came when I was allowed to sift through my grandmother’s sewing tin & play with all the special buttons, that to me were like jewels. Changing the buttons on a garment can really change the look of a garment, for example, changing a regular…

I Have a Dream Mural

This is the iconic and now heritage listed ‘I Have a Dream’ mural featuring Martin Luther King and the aboriginal flag below it.  is in Newtown. Painted in 1991, it is one of Newtown’s oldest, and arguably most famous murals. Initially when it was made it was an illegal piece f graffiti painted in the…

Street Art around Newtown, Sydney

Have I said it before? I love Street Art- anything that can brighten a wall, bring a smile to your face or make the world a brighter place has got to be good. The Inner West of Sydney, Australia is a buzzing hive of artistic expression, and the blank walls of buildings are a canvas…

OaKoAk steet art

I’m partial to a bit of street art- I have previously blogged about Banksy. I like there to be art/ colour especially around cities. Everybody seems to be so caught up in their own thoughts & worries, and its nice to see something that would put a smile on your face. I just came across…

Anthropologie inspired outfit

I must be dreaming about summer at the moment- not  that the weather has been dreary, but, for me summer always kicks winters ass. There are, of course a few things that winter is perfect for- wicked hot chocolates, roaring open fires, snuggling up in soft blankets and getting dressed up in coats, boots and…

House Inspiration- Amy Butler

You probably know of Amy Butler– her fabulous,  bright, charming textiles have found their way around the world.  Over at Apartment Therapy there is a tour of Amy Butler’s House.  It’s well worth a peek- here’s a couple of photos from the tour: It’s a beautiful, bright(as you would expect), calming space.  I think it…

Beautiful floors

Thank you Twig & Thistle for showcasing the beautiful flooring by Bolefloor.  instead of straight lines, the Bolefloor  system curves sinuously and resembles the way that trees grow, naturally. Following the natural curves of the trees allows more floors per forest. aah such a shame that I have nowhere to install this system- maybe in…