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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happiness is....

Winning another Ebay auction!I've been looking for the perfect French bakers stand for my kitchen for years. Naturally, the style that was my favourite was indeed the most expensive kind. An authentic Provincial stand or forged iron made from Le Forge. These unfortunately were a little out of my reach so I then turned to trusty Ebay. As they say, good things come to those who wait.... With

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rachel Riley and Caroline Arber Photography...

The August issue of Country Living UK featured an absolutely stunning French country home owned by clothes designer Rachel Riley.From the magazine - With it's quirky turrets and rococo orangerie, framed by formal gardens, leafy apple orchards and seemingly endless fields, clothes designer Rachel Riley's 16th-century chateau on the borders of the Loire Valley is the quintessential fairytale

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New book alert...

I have a gorgeous gorgeous new book to add to my library and I had to share.For those of you who LOVE blue and white - and I KNOW there are many of you, this book is a MUST HAVE!I have only just begun reading it but it is literally filled with stunning imagery of many different styles including Beach, Moroccan, French, Cottage and Contemporary.Loads of yummy patina including old furniture,

Picture Love...

(image courtesy of Tara Bradford @ Paris Parfait) No words necessary.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Parisian Triumph!

I am seriously jumping up and down (on the inside). The new much anticipated Brad Ngata hair Salon, designed by Scott Weston is now completed and open for business! If you haven't already seen Desire to Inspire's posts or mine for that matter about this incredible establishment then check it out. This hair and beauty salon was completely inspired by the quintessential Pink Parisian Princess

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Indulgent luxuries...

Ok now for something at the completely opposite end of the spectrum. I have discovered this company called Sweet Dreams via a blog I can't remember the name of (argh I'm so sorry). Sweet Dreams is a fine furnishings company who specialise in luxurious fabrics and trimmings sourced from around the world. This company has been around for 15 yrs so I'm sure my American pals know and love their

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Affordable lovelies...

While out and about I picked up these very sweet little ornate turquoise dishes from Target for only $2.95 each! Perfect to display some little flowers and soaps in my bathroom :)I also found the sweetest brand of stationary and gifts at my local cards shop called Kimmidoll.I had to buy the pencil case for all my new rendering equipment, but with their adorable extensive range I'm sure I'll be

Monday, September 15, 2008

A circus themed little boys room...

Some people despise themed rooms but I actually don't mind them. Inspired by the new range of wallpaper and rugs by designer extraordinaire Catherine Martin, introduced to me by Shannon Fricke and Home Beautiful magazine, I have become so smitten with her Circus Silhouette range I couldn't help but put a virtual inspiration board together for a proposal to my sister. My pregnant sister and her

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another year older...

Twas my birthday yesterday and I wanted to show off a couple of yummy pressie's I received from my sweet husband and gorgeous children. When SH asked what it was I wanted for my birthday I immediately piped up and said "A bottle of Chanel Mademoiselle!" before he barely finished the sentence hehe and can you believe this is my very first bottle of Chanel? Don't ask me what took me so long lol. I

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tis the season to glam it up!

It would seem I'm not the only one going through a "glamour" phase at the moment. This morning I woke to a very exciting trend alert email from thehome.com exclaiming Feminine glamour is all the rage. We don't mean cute cottage frills, we're talking sophistication and opulence with sumptuous fabrics, trims and beads, embroidery and family heirlooms. "Everything at the moment seems to have a skirt

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wheels and doll baby...

I was so excited when I saw this article in the latest Home Beautiful magazine about This brilliant designer and her Parisian inspired home. Wheels and Doll Baby was best described by urban walkabout as, World famous for its posh-punk, Parisian scruff meets old Hollywood style, this boudoir-like boutique is a hotspot for those with a penchant for high glamour laced with a rock'n'roll attitude.

Where'd you go, Dude?

Indeed I do seem to have dropped off the face of the planet.
Truth is I've just lost interest in coding games for a while. It's great fun to develop games but it's hard work, especially when you're not just working in Flash but other apps such as Photoshop and 3DS Max, which each have their own steep learning curves.
So, for the time being, I've gone back to my other hobby, writing. You know, novels, short-stories, scripts for movies etc...that was what I did before getting into Flash. And when the motivation to do that fades (it will) I'll be back with avengeance. I'm a bit of a butterfly like that, jumping from hobby to hobby but I always come back around eventually.

Another thing is I've been getting into gaming pretty heavily recently- playing - that is ^-^
You can catch me on PS3 Network EVIL_KRIS_JAPAN. At the moment I'm only into Metal Gear Online and GTA4, occasionally WarHawk. Tekken 6 is coming out in Japan in December so I'll be on that like a fly to shit if anybody out there wants a challenge.

Have patience folks- the dude will return,
Kris
ydjapan.com

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I am head over heels in LOVE!

Today I took myself off to my local designer curtain and upholstery store to search for fabrics and to my complete surprise and sheer delight I found out they also stock wallpaper. Now I know I'm 2 years late but I almost squealed when I discovered this breathtaking fabric & wallpaper called birdcage walk by Nina Campbell. I remember seeing the image below online through the Osbourne and Little

Monday, September 8, 2008

Requesting Help...

(image from Ballard Designs)If anyone knows of any Australian stockists of classic damask or trellis wallpaper, similar to the pic above, for purchase, I'd be forever grateful :) I've exhausted all the avenues I knew of as I am not yet working in the industry, and I can't find what I'm looking for. I've tried Laura Ashley, Designers Guild, Anna French, and Florence Broadhurst. All of their

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pied-à-terre ...

From Wikipedia - A pied-à-terre literally translates from the French as "foot on the ground". This is said to be because pieds-à-terre were traditionally ground floor apartments, however, more likely, is to have a foothold, refering to territory rather than elevation. A pied-à-terre is a residence that will be used temporarily, mostly as a second home.On days when my husband and children drive

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Interior Stylist, Katie Sellers...

Scrolling through my saved favourite sites tonight seeking blog inspiration, I stumbled across a truly breathtaking site I was introduced to a while ago from Desire to Inspire. Katie Sellers is an interior stylist from the UK and has worked on some of my favourite shelter magazines including 25 beautiful homes. Incase you haven't seen her work, take a look at these stunning images and prepare to

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mosaic making....

(please click to enlarge)Inspired by all the mosaic's I've seen on my favourite blogs and flickr pages I thought I'd try one myself.This is my first attempt and it's basically a virtual inspiration board for my new bedroom. Girly glamour, romantic, and traditional French chic are all words I would say best describes it's style. I received Laura Ashley wallpaper and fabric samples in the mail