Thursday, 31 March 2011

Moon Doors

Me in a Moon Door in a Beijing Taosist Garden :)

Whilst in Beijing a couple of years ago I went to a beautiful Taoist temple and park, and found the most beautiful "moon door". It was so beautiful and really gave the place a feeling of peace, I really want to build one in my own garden one day, especially if I get to wear the outfit in the top picture.

To read more about Taoist symbolism and moon doors read here

Moon door in Portland, Taken by the lovely Candice from 'Notes from a broad'

Thank you to Candice from notes from a broad for the bottom picture

Friday, 25 March 2011

Spring romance...

Beautiful bohemian bedroom

Beautiful bohemian garden hammock

Bohemian picnic

Spell (I think?)

Bohemian kitchen

It's here! At last. I feel like a different person. I love the spring.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Lovely, scruffy, mismatched rooms...

As long time readers may know I am not a fan of the polished show home look. I have been concentrating on essays a lot recently and been neglecting my blog, and my house. My scruffy looking home had turned into a dump. Thank goodness for the spring clean. 7 bags of rubbish later and my home  is my home again, and my bedroom my own messy lived in temple of calm. Yea!!!!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Frida Kahlo

Nickolas Muray, 1939
Nickolas Murray
What the Water Gave Me by Frida Kahlo
Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."

Frida Kahlo

Friday, 11 March 2011

Abandoned houses

When I was young my parents moved a lot, moving home meant getting a new bedroom and exploring new territory and was always so exciting. Unlike most people my parents chose big old run down houses that either hadn't been lived in for a long time, or that hadn't been refurbished for what felt like centuries. Musty carpets, Victorian kitchens, over grown gardens and mangles in the parlour, it was exploring heaven! Walls would be knocked down and rebuilt, carpets ripped up, heating put in and gardens landscaped and eventually the house was a home - just ready to move on to the next.

Now I am older I am too drawn to these old lonely dilapidated houses just waiting for the right person to come and give them some TLC, and bring them back to life. Just like in the secret garden and the film UP I want to discover my own little mysterious gem. I love the romance of it all, although I did always secretly love them as run down.

So that is why I am posting these marvellous images that I have discovered this morning, they are by photographer Kevin Bauman. Kevin has been photographing houses since the 90's and the majority of them are in Detroit. This is just a few of the 100 on the web page.

I just wish I could find one of these in England.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Leather chairs...

Rising Sun & Co

Beautifully worn in

As a vegetarian I feel a little guilty liking Leather chairs, but they are so beautiful. They even look better when they are worn in with a rusty coloured velvet throw or cushion.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Tom's diner

gypsy den cafe in costa mesa, CA

Eilat, Israel

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

In the white room..

Agent Bauer

Who said white had to be crisp, clinical and boring?

I am not really writing much on my posts at the moment as I am studying hard. Only 2 months until all my final work is in and I will be on my way to being a real nurse!