Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oh Lana

I'm normally not a Lana Del Ray girl but there's something about this clip and her voice that is strangely magical. Maybe it's just taken me longer to realise? 

However, even if you don't like Lana (as I didn't) I still advise you watch this as it is beautiful cinematography. It also features uber pretty model Jamie King. 

On a side note, this is my 100th post, wow!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

One of a kind

[all images sourced here and here ]

I don't think I've ever picked up a book that has been as lovely to read or look at as Pia Jane Bijkerk's book My Heart Wanders. 

Through poems, stories and photographs Pia tells the story of how her heart took her around the world and back again. 

Having been to Paris and Amsterdam I can really appreciate the photographs that she has used, and Pia has no doubt captured the beauty of each city and then some. The book has been out for a while and I feel quite slack in only just getting onto it! 

You can easily see that there has been so much thought put into the creation of this little wonder, with each delicate page that you turn the creativity and beauty only increases. 

The book has photos taken all by Pia, handwritten messages, poems and my favourite the delicate see through page at the front and little heart card that you can take from the back. One things certain, I felt all warm and fuzzy reading it!

Here's a poem to entice you some more; 

"Like a paper boat on a windy sea,
Battered and bruised from the to-ing and fro-ing.
Drenched in drops of tears that fall like rain...
I've lost sight of the shore. 

All this, yes.

But now that I am surrounded by all that is unfamiliar,
I'm more aware, more awake, than ever before. 
And with wide, clear eyes I soon find myself
In a world of wonder I never dared dream about.
It's in this world that wandering hearts come lost,
To be found."

And if all that worked for you, you can purchase the book here. If it didn't, maybe Pia's website will solve that. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012


The new member to the family, little Molly. She's a kelpie X and we rescued her from the pound. She also has beautiful blue eyes. Relaxing at a cafe in Melbourne sipping on a chai latte, eating a brownie and reading Oh Comely magazine, bliss.

Some pretty fabric I picked up from a cute little shop. Lately I've been doing lots of tea drinking and interviewing/organising for my local youth magazine (I'm production manager, so busy busy busy!)

Another photo of Molly because she is just too cute. I wanted to name her after the water goddess because of her blue eyes. A few of my favourite magazines, I'm a bit of a junkie.  

Two fabulous books I've read of late, reviews will be coming soon! 
Yummy melting moments that I baked - before Molly came in to disrupt everything!

 I don't know if you've heard of the place but recently a Cupcake Bakery was built in my local shopping centre, and with how delicious their red velvet cupcakes are my thighs are in trouble! 
Some more fabric I picked up, these ones are actually cut offs from Japanese kimonos (how cool), not sure what I'm doing with them yet. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

simply the best

[images sourced here ]
I've always been a fan of Urban Outfitters and simply yearn for the day when they come to Australia (especially Melbourne, as it is superior) and when I found out that they were going "on tour" with Rookie magazine I couldn't contain my joy. 

If there were ever two cool things I wanted to see collaborate these are amongst the best of them. The above shoot was shot by Petra Collins and is just one example of this brilliance the two can create. 

I only wish I lived in America so that I could experience first hand the wonders of their so called tour, but until they travel over foreign waters I have no other option to follow their antics through their blog  .  


Friday, July 13, 2012

take my picture

[all images sourced here]

There is something so raw and candid about Ye Rin Mok's portrait collection, something that can't really be described. It's as if Ye Rin has captured the essence of who they are. 

I don't think I need to say anything more on these pictures. 

Make your own opinion, read into it what you will. 

But if you decide you want more, then here it is. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman

When I first heard that there was going to be yet another movie based on a fairytale story, I couldn't help but roll my eyes. But when I discovered that it was a Grimm fairytale, I was instantly intrigued.

I must admit going into the cinema I had pretty high hopes, there's something about a Grimm fairytale that requires just the right mix of disturbing and wonderful. Also, I've never been a fan of Kristen Stewart, I think ever since Twilight for me her name has been slightly tarnished, or at least her acting ability. 

127 minutes later and my friend and I sat in the cinema watching the credits roll. Wow. I'm not saying that it's one of the most amazing films I have ever seen but boy did it prove me wrong! Charleze Theron as the Evil Queen was the perfect choice. She played the character flawlessly and evil seemed to seep from every pore. The Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth, was your typical hunky hero with a saddening back story. 

Then there was Kristen Stewart, where do I start? This girl can act. She managed to convey each emotion perfectly, although I do admit she faltered slightly in her motivating speech near the end, but it's a far cry from Twilight. 

Overall, the graphics throughout the movie were amazing and I loved how in-depth they went to creating a believable "evil side" of the village, right down to the Queen eating sparrows hearts and the Dark Forest feeding off your fear. 

The strange bond between the Evil Queen and her brother was surprisingly bewitching and for a split second you even felt sorry for him, but like I said only a split second. 

The seven dwarfs were a pleasant surprise and I must admit as soon as I saw them I was waiting for them to break into song, oh how Disney has wronged me! 

There is so much to take in with this film that I would easily see it twice, just so I could truly appreciate it's beauty. 

My only hate is that there wasn't enough, or wasn't really any at all, shirtless Chris Hemsworth. This should be mandatory, but after all they are in the works of creating a sequel, maybe they could slip it in?? 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

draw on my heart

[all images courtesy of Sarah's blog]

Whilst indulging in my online and print magazine reading there's been a reoccurrence that I can no longer ignore, and that occurrence is: Sarah Webb.

Often drawing for Milk and Honey Sarah's artworks are probably look familiar. Aside from creating her incredibly detailed and original illustrations Sarah likes to "op-shop until [her] fingers bleed" something that I've never been to great at. 

Living in Sydney it's a surprise that her artworks aren't more influenced by the beach culture that is so incredibly present. 

If you fancy Sarah's work she has her own blog, which she has been somewhat absent from of late. But I'm sure you're bound to see her works scattered through magazines and lookbooks around the world. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

just for you

Now normally you wouldn't connect a skull to something beautiful right? But jewellery brand The Pewter Wolf  has clearly proven us wrong. 

I must admit this wasn't a find of my own, although I do traipse through the etsy stores on a regular basis looking for something just like this. Instead I found these little wonders from another blog, lord knows what one because I follow far too many! 

All items are relatively priced and equally unique, which is the real selling point for me. I instantly fell in love with the raven skull (below), never thought I'd ever utter those words, so I bought it without a second thought and await for the little package to arrive in the mail. 


[images are all credit to The Pewter Wolf]