Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Workers, Balmain

The Workers opened in Balmain earlier this week, so we had to walk up and check it out.  I loved the outdoor beer garden, which is where we chose to sit given it was such a nice warm and sunny day.  The green chairs reminded me so much of those in the parks in Paris.

I loved the colourful spray-painted walls and mismatched outdoor furniture... well as this 'you only live once' light-up sign (I'd love one of these for my home) and the indoor greenery.

How awesome is his hot pink and black chair?

On Sunday afternoons they have $4 ciders and $4 sliders, with fish, chicken, duck and beef options (we had one of each and fries).

Above images via instagram (modeetmaison)

We'll definitely be back again soon.

Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2013

My favourite looks from Christian Dior's Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection: a classic smoking suit, tuxedo inspired dresses, pink and black stripes, layered tulle and oversized florals.

Above images from Vogue France

Spanish night at Rosebud

If you follow me on instagram, it is very apparent that I love food.  Last night was Spanish night at Rosebud.  We ate too much tapas, paella and churros and drank too much sangria.  It was awesome!

Above images via instagram (modeetmaison)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Muuto + All the Way to Paris

These images are from Muuto's Autumn/Winter 2012 catalogue, shot by Petra Bindel.  I love Muuto's product range (which includes a number of items on my wish list), the styling by All the Way to Paris and the colour palette of white, grey, blonde wood and pastels.

Above images by Petra Bindel via La Maison d'Anna G.

New cycling gear

I have started cycling to the office and back home three days per week.  It's around 8km each way, so it's not a long ride, but there's a fair amount of uphill pedalling in both directions.  It currently takes me about 45 minutes each way, which is similar to the time it takes on public transport (bus then train), so I figured it was an efficient way to fit regular exercise into my week.
Having only exercised at a gym in the past, I decided I needed to invest in some proper cycling gear, including tights and a high visibility jacket.  Luckily Lorna Jane had a sale last weekend and I bought these three pieces for just over $150.

Above images from Lorna Jane

I also bought new lightweight 'Lunaracer' running shoes from Nike a couple of weeks ago.

Above image from SlashSport

Now that I'm all kitted out, I have no excuse to not exercise.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gucci Spring 2013

I am loving the bright colours and retro silhouettes in Gucci's Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection.  I would especially love to have the first outfit and fifth outfits below in my wardrobe.

Above images from Vogue

Shades of pink and grey

I love this editorial shoot by Danish photographer Line Klein in shades of pink and grey.  It features many lovely items I would happily bring into my own home.

Above images from The Klein

Saturday, September 22, 2012

White walls and concrete floors

I haven't been around much for the last two weeks.  I've pinned a little from my iPhone, but I haven't blogged, my email is out of control and my Google Reader subscriptions are piling up.  I started a new job two weeks ago and I have been readjusting to the 9-to-5 routine.

I'm taking a little time out tonight to share some of the things that have briefly caught my eye over the last of couple of weeks.  Firstly, this home in Denmark by Norm Architects.  I love the look of white walls and concrete floors.

Above images from Bo Bedre

Our concrete floors didn't quite turn out as expected and we're going to be covering them up for now, but when we complete the second phase of our renovation, which includes a small extension to the back of our house, we'll have them fixed to hopefully look something like this.