Monday, April 30, 2012


Shucks...Monday already?! How was the past week for you? Mine was a little dire, and somewhat topsy-turvy, but here we are - a new week, and a new start. The highlight was having a good four inches chopped off my hair - very liberating! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Thanks ever so much for stopping by - have a wonderful, wonderful week.
So much about this image to like.

A rather attractive Linen Flower Knob.

Rita Lowell Smith's Arbutus Berries 1936.

John Donne, The Penguin Poets 1972.

A collection of images from Wild Goose Chase. Plus there is much to love on her Flickr.

With stationery like this there's no excuse not to to put pen to paper.

This seriously good salt is hand harvested from the Oregon coast.

Falconwright's clutches and purses.

And a rather charming song from Blossom Dearie.

Clip from You Tube.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Another day of abundant spring sunshine - pure bliss. I don't think I've ever been quite so excited by sunshine before! I hope Monday treated you well, and that your week is off to a stellar start. We seem to have regrouped to four well enough (despite the odd bickering between two overly tired boys). Thankfully we have a reasonably quiet week ahead, fingers crossed the sunshine continues here, and that it shines in your neck of the woods. And if you're artistically inclined and in Portland come June, Lisa is hosting a fun art workshop and tea party. Have a wonderful week!
Much to love in this image - especially her gorgeous hair.

Lumafina's delicate and dainty stacking rings.
Lavender scented hand soap goodness from Common Good.

Chad Wys' Thrift Store Landscape with a Color Test.

Indah Raw's wonderful collection of healing balms and butters.

Smooth buttery calfskin and a pop of sunshine-y saffron brightness. 

A chic and modern short cut.

Junko Go Rose 2008. 

And a favourite quotation from Mr Emerson.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Oh sunshine...

....lots and lots and lots of it - utter bliss after what feels like weeks of grey skies and rain. I hope you had a wonderful weekend - we are slowly regrouping to four, after my having been one this past week. I shall be back tomorrow evening with a rather tardy what:nots.
Image by Inmost Light on Etsy.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Another weekend down, another week about to start. The boys head off on a week-long camp tomorrow, and with R in New Zealand until Friday I will be rattling about the house on my ownsome. To be honest I'm rather excited about a week on my own - I've loads of riding planned, books to read, films to see, friends to catch up with, and lots of me time. It feels like such a treat. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods - have a wonderful week! 
Strikingly beautiful image found here

Broadly speaking, I agree with Winston Churchill.

Pipi Cafe (the ultimate place to eat) has published a cookbook. Full of wonderful recipes, it also includes Alexandra's heart-breakingly honest account of how Pipi's came to be.

Liking this silk half-sleeve shirt dress by Arts & Science.

Bernadette Pascua's illustrations.

Love this shirt and short set from Stella McCartney.

By Boe's modern + delicate Amazon necklace.

Monsieur Lazhar - a poignant, bittersweet comedy. 

And to end with a sweet tune from Maya Vik.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Micah Albert...

Extraordinary images by the photojournalist Micah Albert. His images of refugee camps, under-covered issues, and conflict are breath-taking, and capture the hope and beauty behind the chaos.

Images from Micah Albert.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012


How was your weekend? I hope it treated you well and that the sun shone for you. R left on Friday for two weeks in New Zealand, so the boys and I perfected the art of pootling about the house and garden enjoying the rare sight of sunshine. And today promises to be just as bright and sunny - have a wonderful week!
Backstage at Rag & Bone FW12.
Love this image of Kim Diggs from Patagonia.
This gorgeous book is going straight to my wish list.
Rise Kripyhenge makes me smile.
(found via Lisa)
Traci's lovely photo's - this flower is extraordinary!
(found via Odessa May)
Silky fine merino underwear found here.
With flavours like honey lemon with ricotta, and walnut cookies, Salt & Straw have to be hands down the best little ice cream shop in Portland.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Quietly meditative...

...and full of serene images is this film from Toast. So much to like...

Images from Toast.

Monday, April 2, 2012


...sunshine at long last! And this is the perfect tune to match this sunshine-y day.

Clip from You Tube.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


It's a little hard to believe it's April here in Portland. It's been jolly cold, and ridiculously wet. Mind you, at least it means we've a good excuse to light the fire each evening. Thanks for stopping by - I do hope you've had a lovely weekend, ours pootled past in a pleasing manner. And having read Denise's post on 'the march' my attempts to slow things down this past week have had very pleasing results. Here's hoping the week ahead is full of spring goodness for everyone.
Kurt Vonnegut via Middle Child Complex.

Belle ring holder and jewellery box by Claesson Koivisto Rune.

Ladyhawke's new album Anxiety - due out May 29th.

A simple, and versatile summer dress from Icebreaker.

A Merry Mishap's pretty neon pink earrings.

And a sweet tune from Bensé.

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