Thursday, July 7, 2011


It's one year today since my Grandma passed away. I can hardly believe it. Instead of feeling sad I'm channeling my energy into thinking about the things I loved about my Grandma:

 -Her evening jumper selection that were bejeweled and embroidered for special nights when her and her husband went dancing

-The softness of her cheeks. They felt like silk, and smelt like lavender

-Her handwriting. The most beautiful I had ever seen

The things she made. Doilies, needlepoint masterpieces and long knitted scarves. Every piece she made was loaded with time and love

-Her ability to make killer pavlova

-The house she lived in; filled with antiques, trinkets and photographs

-Her collection of diamond rings, 5 stacked on each finger. Her hands were bedazzling

-The fact that she wasn't like most Grandmother's. She was very subdued with her emotions and affection, meaning a hug was incredibly significant. On my last visit she asked me for a kiss on the cheek. It was our way of knowing it was the last time we would see each other. I feel so lucky I got to say goodbye.

♡ Enid

Finding this image via いいもの made me so happy. Enid would be my style hero if I was a million times braver. If you haven't seen or read Ghost World, I think you should!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Paper Lust

Apartmento. Deliriously good interiors. You can buy it here

Girls on film. You can find it online here.

The Gentlewoman. Depending on where you live, you can buy it here or here and order back issues here.

I Love the design of Bad day magazine. All the info you need can be found right here.

Afterzine. Modestly priced, relatively new and an amazing line up of contributors. You can buy it here.

Atomica magazine. All online. All good.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Above are images from my favourite ever issue of Ku:nel which came out last summer in Japan. I love the heavy incorporation of greenery into the home. When visiting Japanese homes, I have noticed there are a lot of pot plants. I have followed suit and kitted my apartment out with a lot of succulents and flowers. It makes everything so much more cheery. I particularly loved a section in the magazine (pictured above) on how to press flowers. My Dad and I used to press flowers together when I was younger so it brings back happy memories!