Up, down, up week

Another week has passed us by with little done to the house, even with no work done it’s been an an up and down week.

Friday was lovely, with our new towel rack in place.

Saturday not so much with the kitchen budget breaking confirmation that the lower half of our walls are indeed made of asbestos. This is made all the more disappointing by the fact that we paid for a building inspector and it was not on the report.

Sunday morning provided a big boost and a very welcome distraction to the kitchen disaster, my morning routine of flicking through beautiful blogs coffee in hand was even better than usual.

Reading one of my favourite design blogs, Emma’s Design Blogg, I saw my name, I was a bit surprised so I looked a few more times, it was definitely my name.

I’ve won the loveliest little black Milk lamp by &Tradition.

Photo via Emma’s Design Blogg

Looks like I’ll have to work extra hard on this house to make a space nice enough for it to live.

Thanks so much to Emma for the lamp it has really brightened my week.

Light up

Whenever I reach an impasse with the house renovations (such as our kitchen roadblock) I like to search for interesting fittings for our home.

Today I’ve been looking at lighting and there’s a lot out there to love.

The Hull pendant light by Cummins Design


Inspired by the hull structure of boats and the wing of an airplane, constructed using lasercut plywood and LED lights, an absolutely gorgeous feature to add to your home.

The Cloud suspension light by Kenneth Cobonpue via Kezu


Moon suspension lamp again by Kenneth Cobonpue via Kezu


Prometheus via Inlite


And last but favourite works from Michelle James NYC.



Do you prefer lighting that makes a statement or just quietly blends in?