July 2nd, 2012 — 7:01pm, Comment »

In case you haven’t heard, my friend Jane’s new online store Velvet Lane is up and running here.   This is just one of the to-die-for, one-off pieces in the furniture collection.  Do you love it?  Me too.  Velvet Lane is about high quality designer fashion – 36 collections in total,  cutting edge art and furniture, home ware and luxury items.  Douglas and Hope,  Megan Park cushions,  Pedro Garcia shoes, Juliette Has a Gun fragrance, and much much more.

It’s a gorgeous site – easy to navigate, inspiring design, eye candy galore.  There’s  lots to lust after.

Remember, you saw it first at My Pink Door.

 (photos by Megan Cook)


June 6th, 2012 — 9:44am, 5 comments »

Images: The Design Files

It’s so long since I last posted that I almost forget how.  I wasn’t sure I’d ever do it again to be honest,  but here I am.  Inspired by the work of Australian artist Pia Blair, I just had to share.   I’d seen some photos of her work lately but couldn’t pin down the source or artist, so was delighted this morning when I stumbled upon this feature on Design Files.

Apart from the fact that they are gorgeous, aren’t these artworks so much fun?  Pia lives in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, lucky woman, and has recently resigned from her full time job as art teacher to concentrate on her art.  She explores the city on her motorbike sourcing goodies for her works, and it sounds like she is having some serious fun.  Read more on her blog.

I’ve been doing a few collages lately, very basic mind you, as part of the design course I’m studying and it. is. so. much. fun.  If I could tear pictures out of magazines and stick them on paper all day long, I would.

Fun. There should be more of it.

Birthday joy!

February 20th, 2012 — 5:03pm, 8 comments »

I received these beautiful note books in the mail recently as a birthday present from my dear friend Jennifer. I was overjoyed. Apart from the fact that they are so gorgeous, it’s extra special to receive something handmade with love.

Jennifer is a talented surface designer and quilter. For as long as I have known her (nearly thirty years) she has been creating beautiful and inspiring things. These days she works from her studio on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, in Canada, where I would love to be hanging out. Why do my special friends live so far away?

Unexpected beauty

October 20th, 2011 — 8:25pm, Comment »

Today I found unexpected beauty

- flowering Jacarandas with the Brisbane River in the background – the view from my parents’ apartment;

and here…

I know, what is it?  iphone camera’s are great, to a point.   At the entry to my local supermarket,  I spied a nest with baby birds – mouth/beaks open wide.  I just wasn’t quicken enough to catch the mumma bird swooping down to feed them.  I tried.  So beautiful, in the midst of concrete and carpark.