Sunday, 31 March 2013

happy easter

Easter egg hunt with the Babes and 3 of our nieces... too much fun. Happy Easter to you.

Friday, 22 March 2013

did we really live like this?

'The one charm of the past is that it is the past.' Oscar Wilde

I'm not sure if I was just too busy building the new extension, or if I was just fixated on the vision, the hope of future beauty not to really feel the chaos.

These pictures were taken along the journey, we all ate, lived, played in one room (top right), we had to cross that little bridge over rubble to get to the bathroom for a while (bottom right), the hall came down around us whilst we all slept in the room to the right of the front door (middle right), and the old playroom became a tool shed right next to the kitchen (top left). I can honestly say that I don't know how we did it... I can proudly say that no one even seemed to really complain... and I can very, very happily say that I'm so pleased it's over.

Monday, 18 March 2013

hello new watch

Oh so beautiful. Watches from Melbourne based AÃRK Collective and a great interview with the Designers over at the Design Files.

Eagerly awaiting the postman's delivery of this little lovely.

The ‘Classic’ watch in Grey by AÃRK Collective. Photo by AÃRK’s creative director Cedric Austria.

Monday, 4 March 2013

an old friend

After the success of our previous table restoration I decided to have ago at our outdoor table. This one was given to me by my older sister about 20 years ago when a graphic design studio were throwing out 3 of them out.

It's had a quite a life with us from outdoor table to stained dark brown for our dining room in Surry Hills, then my Studio table (covered in paint spills) at Randwick and then the work bench during the reno here.

An hour or so with the belt sander, then a lot of hand sanding, a very dilute layer of Porter's Paints Palm Beach White, then 2 coats of Porter's Paints Clearcoat (sanding in between).

It will be our outdoor dining / my outdoor studio table now and I'm so it's starting afresh. It really does show the wear and tear of shared adventures.