Tuesday, July 31, 2012


It's been a whirlwind two weeks in New Zealand - so much to do, so many people to see. Busy, busy, and wintery cold, but nice. And especially this evening staying at home on the farm, scrumptious homemade winter pies, and lying in front of the fire watching the olympic equestrians. Tomorrow we head to the Cook Islands where we'll be offline for four days - which I'm very much looking forward to. See you in a week!

Luli Sanchez's Dots series.

Bernadette's Cy Twombly book collection.

Elegant tennis gear by L'Etoile Sport.

Dear Heart a book of love poems.

Anouk Griffioen's soft sketches.

Spartan, a carefully curated collection of loveliness.

And this tune by Goldfrapp.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Oh my love...

...this is especially wonderful when played nice and loud.
Have a happy weekend!

Clip from You Tube.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Better late than never I say! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods, and the week is trucking along nicely. The boys and I leave this afternoon for ten days in New Zealand. R is en route from Europe, and will meet us there. And to compensate for the nasty New Zealand winter we're spending five days or so in the Cook Islands, before heading back to Portland. Yay! So time to think about packing. I'll try to post when I'm away, but it may be sporadic. Have a great week!
Love this image.

Simple words from Elbert Hubbard.

This is incredible - so much work, and so many flowers!

Pretty floral top found here.

A fetching pair of flats.

Egon Schiele's soft florals.

(and the reason I didn't post last night).

Clips from You Tube and You Tube.

Monday, July 16, 2012

How tempting...

...to curl up like this. But there is work to finish and packing to be done. I'll be back this evening with what:nots.

Image from Frankly Esoteric

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012


Happy Monday - I hope you had a splendid weekend. Portland is awash in hot, sunshiny weather - pure bliss. We spent the long weekend berry picking, swimming, picnicking, and eating way too much ice cream! If you thought Portland had enough hand-made ice cream shops - there's a new one : What's the Scoop? And yes we've tried it, and it's jolly good. Here's to a wonderful week ahead.

Softly coloured porcelain from Scholten & Baijings.

A delicious, seasonal cookbook.

A Rangoli rug found here.

Inge Sempé's pendant lamp.

A small collection of loveliness found here.

And this is one of the best flashmobs ever
(found via the sweet Mary)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A snapshot...

...just because.

Images from here.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


How's your week been? Ours has been pretty good, although it's ended on some unexpected, and sad news, which in turn has made me quite reflective. I think these words sum things up perfectly... we've had the usual round of riding, boys' holiday bits'n bobs, and so on. Funny how life plods on despite everything... I've been keeping up to date with the latest on Fairfax Australia (hooray for the Board's adherence to editorial independence), listening to an interesting podcast on how to retain your identity when you become a mother (difficult), and wandering through Portland's lush and verdant Forest Park. Oh, and salivating over this pie recipe... What have you been up to?
Much to love about this image.

Such a heartbreaking poem  Mr Thomas.

Wonderful images and products over on Chance.

Wild rosella and alpine pepper - what's not to like?

Bradley Streeper's Color Line.

Very taken with Roarke's Peacock Cuff.

Fete - a wonderful online publication.

Simple, timeless swimsuit from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Surf Haven Bali - on my to go list.

And to end with - Breathe by Alexi Murdoch.

Images from Deviant Art, Chance, Shelf/lifeBradley Streeper, Roarke, Fete, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Surf Haven Bali. Clip from You Tube.
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