Friday 27 July 2012

Cabin Porn....

Woodland Cabin:
Phil Elverum from the bands The Microphones and Mount Eerie lived here for a year in Anacortes, Washington.
Hunting cabin near the west branch of the Sacandaga River in the Adirondack Park, NY.
Uvershula in Nordland, Norway sits on idyllic seashore location with fine views of the nearby Lofoten Islands.  Built by a local school teacher, it has a wood burning stove, coffee pot, and a hut log book with comments from travellers from all over the world.
Public treehouse designed and built by students at the Yestermorrow school.
I built this hillside cabin in 1974 in the redwoods near Mendocino, CA, using framing recycled from an old chicken ranch and home-milled siding and shingles. The skylights were tempered plate glass seconds from a sliding door company. My daughter wanted to play with her dollhouse, but it was raining.
Fire lookout in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state.
Ski Patrol Cabin in Eaglecrest Ski Area outside Juneau, Alaska
A “bach” on the edge of Hokianga Harbour in Northland, New Zealand

I have found a new tumblr called Cabin Porn. Above is a small collection of some of the most beautiful cabins from around the world. It was very, very hard not to reblog every single picture.

Thursday 26 July 2012

Readers Homes: Ally from Aquarian Soul....

Crystals, flowers and bells
Peacock Chair

Ally's hand made Jewellery and sage
This weeks 'readers home' is Ally From etsy Shop Aquarian Soul . Read more about Ally's home style below

1) Where do you live and what do you do for a living?

I am from San Diego, and I live right by a lake, mountain and lots of hiking trails. I was living in San Francisco with my best friend, but I moved back in with my mom to finish school and save money. I am a student in my last year finishing up my degree in psychology.. I also have a vintage shop with my best friend who now lives in new york called sorcery. ( We shop for clothes on both sides of the coast! But my primary job is jewelry. I have a shop on etsy ( where I sell healing crystal jewelry. I sell to local psychic/new age shops here in San Diego, and I make pendulums, tarot card bags, and jewelry also. My blog also which I started a few years ago, but only more recently started working on all the time ( has all the things I am working on in my shops, and other good stuff.

2) What attracted you to your particular home?

I still live with my mom, so I can't say I was really attracted to it, haha,  but I did help my mom repaint the whole inside of the house this whole past year!

3) What is your favourite item?

My favorite items in my room would be my books and crystals. Crystals are very special to me, and I use them in my jewelery also. I have been obsessed with rockhounding, and finding my own crystals for years. I try to go to the desert as much as possible and I just I got quartz, chalcedony and fire agate near blythe, ca on a trip with the gem and mineral society. I went to quartzite for the first time this year in feburary and there were SO many crystals, I was in heaven. (its like a huge gemstone bazzar out in the desert in arizona) I bought most of the geodes, amethyst, and sparkly crystals that you see in the pictures on top of my dresser. It was amazing.

 I also love collecting books. Its my only vice. Its like a kid in a candy store anytime I go to a used bookstore, or an estate sale, or a library book sale, its like treasure hunting. Just the other day the library was selling books 50% off at their bookstore, and I had a giant stack, and I was so excited! I always splurge on books. I love sharing and borrowing other peoples books also, its important to pass on knowledge. 

4) Where do you buy most of your furnishings and accessories for the home?

Since part of my job entails thrift store shopping, and going to lots of estate sales, garage sales, this is also where I get a lot of my home furnishings. Some of the furniture I have is from my grandma. The antlers I got in quartzite, az, but a lot of the natural elements like the branches on my wall and small tumble weeds, or dried flowers I picked up on a trip to the desert. I made all the dreamcatchers on the wall except for one I got at the shop I sell to. Other than these items mentioned I get pretty much everything at estate sales, or garage sales. It is one of the biggest thrills finding good stuff at estate sales. I love everything from the 60/70s. . The peacock chair I saw on an ad for an estate sale, and I raced to get to the sale right when it opened, I had to have it. The funny thing was no one seemed to be looking at the chair. I immediately bought it!

5) What has inspired your home/personal style?

Growing up my parents traveled all over the world, so my house always had exotic decorations from Egypt, Morocco, Mexico, China, Thailand, all kinds of places. Everyone always said our house looked like a museum. So partially I think it was because of my own travels with my parents as a kid to all those places. My whole life I have always liked other peoples things. I liked when a friend gave me something that was theirs because it wasnt new and shiny, it was loved, and it had special meaning to me. I think thats why I grew up loving thrift shops, and estate sales. It had been worn already, and there is nothing like that now. I was always attacted to the late 60s/early 70s era. I love those "ugly" mustard, barf green, brown colors. Anytime I get to a sale and I see psychedelic fabric, or sewing patterns for bell sleeve mini dress, or anything zodiac related I get so excited. I think my room is a combination of my travels, crystals, and little 70s vibe. 
6) What would be your dream home?

I think about this all the time. I have always said I wanted a house covered in plants. I even tried to make my room into a jungle when I was a kid. I think my dream home would be somewhere outside of the city but close enough to drive into occasionally. I would want to live somewhere foresty, in a cottage house surrounded by lots of flowers and a garden where I can grow all my own fruits and vegetables. I want to have enough space be able to have all the animals I want, and to wander through the forest. I have always wanted a tree house but I am kind of scared of heights. Maybe I can have a tree house in the yard to use to meditate, or just go and read. Or maybe I can use it as my jewelry studio! 

7)What was the last item you brought for your home?

I am always collecting stuff from sales for when I move out. I have a whole closet full. The last thing I bought was a macrame plant holder which came with a yellow/brown pot inside with a fake plant in it. I of course took out the fake plant and put in a really interesting looking moss that grows down the sides.

8) Any wish list items for your home?

Right now my walls are really bare which I kind of like but it would be nice to have some kind of tapestry or macrame wall hanging to put up on the huge bare wall next to my bed. I just got a book on macrame maybe I should make it myself!


Tuesday 24 July 2012

Creating a Bohemian Garden...Pt.1 The Jungle...

Vertical Jungle Garden
Small Bohemian Garden: Exotic plants
Exotic Bohemian Garden
Exotic Bohemian Garden

I have been a bit absent over the last few weeks for which I apologise, we are slowly moving into our new house and my spare time is taken up with moving a packing, and a lot of procrastinating... One thing I have been day dreaming about is the two huge ceiling to floor windows that look out of my new sitting room onto my little Garden...

Having a garden that I can actually put money into and make great is so exciting, and I have decided I want a mini jungle sanctuary, with plenty of exotic looking plants, but that will cope with the UK climate. I have a beautiful Caster Oil plant on it's way to start off my new jungle theme  ...

Ultimate Jungle View 

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Fabulous Darling! The home of Emma Summerton...

The fabulous London home of fashion Photographer Emma Summerton

Bohemian home: The home of fashion photographer Emma Summerton

At home with fashion photographer Emma Summerton

This is the home of fashion photographer Emma Summerton. I would just love to hang out and play dress up. This home is simply Fabulous....

All images are from my latest blog find Tales of Endearment

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Current obsession...Turquoise Cupboards

Turquoise Cabinet and Vintage Golden Peacock Mirror
Turquoise  and silver cabinet 
Turquoise book cabinet , Kimberly Gordon
Turquoise, Green distressed wooden cabinet
Ever since seeing Justina Blakeney's beautiful Turquoise cabinet I have built up a bit of an obsession with these cuboards..... What do you think?

xx Gabi xxx

Sunday 15 July 2012

The studio of ... Charmaine Olivia

Artist Charmaine Olivia in her San Fransico Stuidio..

Charmaine Olivia is a San Fransico based Artist and Model and here are some sneek peaks around her studio. Such an inspirational room, love the chill out nook in the second photo.

Hope you are having a great weekend

xxx Gabi xxx

Friday 13 July 2012

Creating a Bohemian kitchen...

Moroccan Tea trays add a sense of the Bohemian in this stunning ethnic style kitchen
Bohemian Kitchen: Loud and Proud Tiles add a touch of the exotic
Bohemian Kitchen: A unique, rustic cubord can be picked up from ebay/thrift stores
A bright Wall will detract from ghastly cuboards
Bohemian Kitchen: Get those vintage bottles on display
Bohemian Retro style Kitchen

I get they keys to my very first owned home today. I am so excited, I have lived in over 18 homes in my 31 years and I think it is about time I settled in one place for a while....

My first room to tackle is going to be the kitchen, peach floral tiles and 1980's cupboards are really not my thing... Im thinking Mexican or Moroccan tiles, shelves instead of upper cupboards and tile floors. So exciting.....

p.s I will be drawing the Lulu Organics give away this evening so make sure you have taken part... The winner will be announced on the Give away post and facebook later this evening

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Yoga in the Kitchen....

Yoga in the Kitchen
In the Kitchen
In the Kitchen 
Beatrice Valenzuela In her Kitchen
At the Ranch: Kitchen
In the kitchen

I love the pictures I find for Moon to Moon, but I often find myself wondering what type of people live in these houses. What do they do? what do they look like? and how do they interact with their homes?

So I have put together these pictures of people in their kitchens, cooking, making tea and doing yoga. The kitchen is my favourite room :)

I have a series of Readers homes posts that will be recommencing soon, I have been so busy packing for my move I haven't made time to put them up yet....if you are interested in taking part drop me an e-mail at.....