Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I found this great tutorial for this nice patchwork throw and I thought you might appreciate all the colour. I'm going to have a go at making one soon, it seems like a really quick and easy summer project, and it will be useful too for hot Melbourne nights.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Unfortunately the weather here is not nice enough to sit in parks anymore, apparently we will see the first snow on Saturday! Instead, I have been eating loads of clementines, that really mean autumn to me, and been amazed by the amount of brown leaves on the ground all around the city.
I spent the whole afternoon in the library today, and I came across the Fashion Film Festival that will take place at the Tate Modern, the Barbican and the BFI Centre from next week. They'll show rare films from the 40's to the 70's, all linked by the use of incredible costumes. The festival is, on top of everything, dedicated to the ways fashion has been represented in the cinema industry and how it has been popularised and interpreted through this media. It made me think of you. While I'm waiting to go to the screenings, I found some pictures that I really like.
Looking at some of these shots, I realised that Lady Gaga has invented nothing new.
This Spring the drought seems to have finally broken, we have had tonnes of rain, and our garden is growing like crazy. The parks are green and perfect for springtime picnics in the sun.
My current favourite things are:
- the singular apricot coloured rose growing outside my bedroom window
- eating chicken salad sandwiches and watching Boardwalk Empire with Josh
- playing stupid games with friends
- nice bars with sunny places to sit
- the sunsets on our street
- sewing new dresses
- having iced tea in Borders with my sister whilst we look at quilting books and plan Christmas presents to make
London: when I think about it, many places come to my mind. The Big Ben, rain, the Thames, but also cupcakes, the hated junction between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, and the surreal area of Canary Wharf.
I miss Melbourne very much, though, and even if I spent there only three months of my life, it's a place I'd call home. How many times I hoped these two cities and Josie were closer!
This might be the best presentation for the blog and for the name of it: