Flying Wardrobe.

Shirt - Suzanne Grae
Shirt - Saba
T-Shirt - Sass and Bide
Dress - Don't Ask Amanda
Jacket - Ginger and Smart
Jeans - Jeanswest
Pants - Morrisey
Jeans - Jeanswest
Scarf - Good & Co.
Loafers - Vintage
Boots - Acne

A record of the clothes that decided to fly and stay with me in Melbourne for a very few days.

A little on the post song...To be honest I didn't fancy Foster the People when the crowd had Pumped Up Kicks on repeat. But with a little reluctance last year I agreed to see them live with a friend at the Gaelic Hotel and I'm glad I did. If I had the chance to see them again, I would. The lead singer with his unusual voice is quite the charmer in singing a song as if it were a story. His pores like to cry sweat aswell :) The Gaelic is a sweet venue with a nice and intimate space.

PS. Happy New Year
Foster the People - Helena Beat

Hungry Badger.


Coming home from Melbourne, the question now to ask is: What are your doing New Years Eve? So here to ask you that question in a very lovely way is Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

On a side note, New Girl, a new tv show featuring Zooey has been very well recieved in the States and just from the trailer it looks like this will be one of my favourites along side Offspring.

Any day is a day before me

I present to you Puggy, another french band. These guys and this song screams for some major swooning.
And from this band we see the three different personas depending on their role:
- Drummer: Loves to do their thing. They live in a world of just them and their drums.
- Lead Singer: The Emotional One. Tells the story.
- Bassist: The one who chills in the backseat and does the chicken head bopping.

Harmony to my heartbeat

Every year there is the intention of personalising every single card I send out, except it gets all too hard with all the glue and cutting out textured paper and no one ends up getting a card because I've tragically given up.
Solution: ditch the glue if possible, at most have only one object to stick down.

Doing some casual strolling through Vinnies, actually more like running away from writing on my nonexistant Christmas cards, I found these fabric Christmas bow decorations which I have a feeling are intended for Christmas trees because of their two metal things that stick out and have the ability to cling to things. They came in a pack of 10 for 50c!

Don't shy away from $2 shops and even Op-shops when it comes to scrapbooking and decorating cards, neither should you under estimate the power of the basics: textas, pens and coloured pencils. There is something quite beautiful about a handmade card, well even in this day and age a handwritten letter is a phenomenal sight. They ooze love and willingness to take time to seriously reflect on one's relationship with the recipient.

What you'll need:
- Cardboard (I used 1.5mm boxboard from the panic over buying of model making materials)
- Black pen (felt tip, inky preferable)
- Dark Green and Light Green Pencil
- Scalpel and Cutting Mat (or scissors or hole puncher depending on the thickness of cardboard)
- Bow Decoration (ribbon tied into a bow in which you'll need super glue to stick down)
- Metal Ruler

1. Cut cardboard into the size of a postcard
2. With the black pen, draw a circle of leaves to make a wreath (Tip: use a pencil to draw a circle as a guideline)
3. Colour in the leaves (Tip: keep it consistant, colouring all the inner side of the leaves dark green/light green and the other side the other colour)
4. Go over the leaves again in black pen (it makes a very big difference in how much the picture pops out of the page!)
5. With the bow pictured, make use of the two metal things by cutting two holes at the top of the wreath such that the metal can go through and tie up at the back.
5. With a bow made from a normal piece of ribbon, glue it at the top of the wreath with super glue.

Sally Seltmann - Harmony To My Heartbeat

Note to self: 5 things worth considering & remembering for the future...

I've learnt/realised a couple of things over the last 24 hours...
1. Be patient with the poor old VHS player, it's so outdated that it doesn't exist in the average persons' vocabulary. It's doing the best it can.
2. When trying to book flights, do it during monday afternoon to tuesday morning. It's cheapest then!
3. Try not to fly on public holidays. It's expensive. If not, you may be taking a very long train ride home in the effort of saving $200.
4. Don't use your flash when trying to take a picture of the VHS players' electronics.
5. Make sure the address is right when you post your Christmas cards/gifts out or they'll end up in strangers' letterboxes.

So, if your household is still a little stuck in the past and is a little sentimental on getting rid of the VHS player, I say use it to your advantage! Your local Op Shop is probably bursting out the seams with very cheap video tapes of your favourite movies from the past.

Frank Sinatra - I Love You Baby

"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"
- 10 Things I Hate About You

Silhouette in dreams

I hope your preparations for Christmas are well under way! If you are bashing your head for last minute gift ideas and don't want to spend a fortune, here is a really cheap and personalised gift idea - Aluminium Embossing. You can make Christmas tree decorations, necklaces, badges.

What you'll need: (for a Christmas tree decoration)
- Scissors
- Dead Ballpoint Pen
- Aluminium Tray (the ones you use for bbqs and buy from $2 shops)
- Nice String or Ribbon

It's quite simple to make!
1. Carefully cut out your intended shape. (You can print off a google image stick it on to the aluminium as a template)
2. Decorate the aluminium by drawing with the pen. (It's better to do it over a slightly padded surface so the aluminium has room to dent)

Note: The side you draw on is not the side you present (which I did incorrectly) So if you want to write a word/s on your aluminium, you will need to write the word/s mirrored. 

Kimbra - Cameo Lover

I promise I have a reason for dancing on the kitchen bench!

Image via designboom

'House in Hidaki' designed by the Suppose Design Office is a two storey private dwelling that snuggles into the natural landscape such that being seated in the living room, your eyes just skim the surface of the ground outside. Internally on the ground floor, there is a play on the function of floors/walls/tables/shelves/seats as one strangely ascends to the first floor via what appears to be a table from the ground.

The section is quite beautiful, a reflection on the house where double storey voids let's the lower space breathe and holds a sense of luxury. Equally as beautiful is the exquisite detailing, from the white concrete table top and oak floors respectively mimicking the colour of the houses' structural blocks and the dirt to the white walls and railings warmed up by the white oak timber flooring and framing.

There's so much to learn from Japanese architects!

 Gypsy & the Cat - Jona Vark

or you'll die!

I don't really surf youtube as much as I did back in my high school days where the goal was to wow your friends of a hilariously random video you'd found the night before. Well...I stumbled across the channel Madmoizelle in my search for some french music like Berry. On it is a great array of book reviews, random street styles and music, with music being the only thing I can understand if in english because majority of the videos are in french. I have an awesome couple of videos that I'm busting to share, but with the very little self control I do have, I'll resist creating a video overloaded post. So first up I present to you the MelTones from Paris!