Wednesday, 27 February 2013


white with three banana plant illustration available in any colour you like. colour shown 'golden honey'
white with three banana plant illustration available in any colour you like. colour shown 'grass'

Say hello to my latest art prints! I love the lush, fat leaves of a banana plant and these drawings will be sure to inject a touch of tropics into any space. You can order it with a white background or coloured background AND in any colour you want! I have 63 lovely colours in my palette to help you decide.

Jump over to my white with three etsy store and take a look :)

All art is printed with crisp archival ink on a gorgeous 100% cotton card so it looks lovely and will last a lifetime.

Hope you like,

Friday, 22 February 2013

brooklyn, baby

The Brooklyn Flea.
I have SO many photos from my recent trip to New York that it's just a tad too much for one post!

So first let me show you beautiful Brooklyn. Close Aussie friends of ours are lucky enough to call this leafy place home and lucky for us... they have a sofa bed. Brooklyn has an amazing art and food culture and was like a haven to come home to after the mad rush of Manhattan. And best of all it's home to the Brooklyn Flea - something I always read about on design blogs that to me was so out of reach and unfathomable - or perhaps it was just some mythical place? Well I'm happy to report it was definitely real and lived up to every expectation I had of it. The 'Winter Flea' is held in the old Williamsburg Savings Bank which is an incredibly beautiful, giant old building and thankfully a warm saviour to the below freezing temperatures outside.

There are hundreds of vendors selling all sorts of goodies from vintage clothing, art, photography, ceramics, antiques and furniture. We spent two hours wandering through the maze of little stalls (thanks boys for waiting) and I picked up quite a few lovely souvenirs from my Brooklyn Flea experience.

Scroll on to see why I love Brooklyn so much. Next stop - Manhattan!

Hope you enjoy these,

On our way to the Brooklyn Flea.
The Brooklyn 'Winter Flea' is held at One Hanson Place.

My new friend Matt of 'She hit Pause' had the most dreamy and whimsical photography for sale. He even GIFTED me one of his beautiful photo prints! I will have to show you where I have hung it in my home in a future post.

Shane & Jessie found this art print at the Brooklyn Flea! Really though, there is no need to gloat...
Jessie & Nick fossicking through old letter stamps.

The lovely Joan of 'Van Hees Vintage' sold me a gorgeous black and silver vintage mod dress.

Andre from 'A.Vanhoek-Retro-Optics' sold me a cute set of vintage specs... I mean, who wouldn't agree that he looks like an expert at this?!
Some of Andre's range.
Then we hit the streets of Brooklyn again for a walk and explore.
We went into a Steven Alan store and came across a copy of The Smith Journal! Quite cool to see an Aussie magazine stocked here.

If you're in Brooklyn you simply must go to Colonie...
...and get the monkey bread!! (the crazy caramel-topped dish on the right). 

Walking through the freshly fallen snow on the streets of Brooklyn.
Me and my sweetheart, Nick.
Jessie was a little excited to show us One Girl Cookies. Yep, it was as yummy as her face expression leads you to believe.

'By Brooklyn' is one of Jessie & Shane's favourite stores... everything inside is made in Brooklyn! Jessie bought us a jar of salted caramel which we have been happily drizzling over our ice cream since we got home...

Shane, Nick & Jessie doing their best 'Thriller' pose.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

happy valentine's day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! To celebrate this romantic day I created a new typographic art print displaying the lovely lyrics of Frank Ocean. "We'll go down this road 'till it turns from colour to black and white" from his song Thinkin Bout You.

This print is customisable in ANY colour you like, and is available in three sizes. The finished art is printed with archival inks on a lovely 300gsm card - so it looks beautiful and will last a lifetime.

You can visit my Etsy store here.

Hope you are all getting spoilt this Valentine's Day!

Monday, 11 February 2013

what i see: frankfurt, germany

Römerberg Plaza, in the 'old town' of Frankfurt.
I'm back from my whirlwind overseas trip! And happy to be finally sharing some travel snaps with you.

First stop was Frankfurt in Germany. Frankfurt is the financial capital of Germany so it is quite a serious town and far from touristy, so there isn't a whole lot to do! I guess that figures as we were only there for my husband's work meetings! In saying that it makes for quite a relaxing and chilled out stay. I wandered around the cobblestone streets taking photos, drinking hot chocolates, eating apple strudel and checking out art galleries. It is the middle of winter so it was dark and gloomy which made the eating all the more enjoyable!

Keep scrolling to see more photos. Next stop is the magical New York - will work on those photos and post them soon.


Inside the Städel Art Museum.
Inside the Städel Art Museum.
Amazing and incredibly old artwork at the Städel Art Museum.
View of St. Bartholomew's Cathedral from across the river.
Inside St. Bartholomew's Cathedral.
Inside St. Bartholomew's Cathedral.
Inside St. Bartholomew's Cathedral - I lit three candles. 
Die Klienmarkthalle (fresh food markets) was my favourite spot to seek warmth and food! Mmmm 
schmeckt sehr gut (tastes very good).
Die Klienmarkthalle.
Die Klienmarkthalle.