Dec 30, 2013

PEAK



The bustle of Hastings, an open beach, the rainforest and the rumble of a storm on the horizon. The run to water over hot sand, the sting of sea lice, the burn of the sun and the flick of a fish's tail. Gentle waves and patches of seaweed, fresh seafood on the boardwalk by day and ice-cream by night. Sand between your toes, books to read and walks around the cove. There's something magical about this time of year- the humidity's high, the ocean iridescent, people congregate and fairy lights line the trees on the street. It's peak season and there's nothing like it. 



Ana Kras




Dec 24, 2013

BABY




Today is my best friend's birthday...Happy Birthday baby.


Damien Hirst




Dec 23, 2013

PALE



A soft palette against black and white is en route for next summer but I'm already feeling it now - the romance of it all...sigh. And I wonder if it gets any better than mainline Marant...probably not. 


Illustrations by Bernadette Pascua of Decade Diary, whose work I love, obviously. 
Isabel Marant, Style.com




SURF's Up



The beach culture runs strong here, even in the city, and it's amazing how much you forget when you've been away from it long enough. Culture shock doesn't happen every day or at least it's not something you'd expect to experience from your own culture. An overload on the senses, familiar yet unfamiliar, it's no different than the last visit but then there's nothing that's unchanged. The smell of jasmine and the sight of mangoes growing on the street, frangipanis and palm trees line the weatherboard houses- spiders webs spun between most things- the lorikeets screech and there's a hum of crickets, cicadas and a clicking of geckos. The sun beats down on the concrete with a radiating heat that lasts long after the sun goes down. There are new buildings, roads and stores, faster internet and the promise of caf├ęs around the corner, but the sky is still Queensland blue and the gums are still dusty red. It's got it's own charm. 


Freja Beha Erichsen by Cass Bird, Shore Leave, UK Vogue
Decade Diary by Bernadette Pascua 





Dec 17, 2013

in Light


Sometimes it's surprising the things you find.


Duane Michals 1967
Ellsworth Kelly
Bernadette Pascua of Decade Diary






Dec 13, 2013

Jeune & jolie



And it has been one hell of a year. I have worn the seasons under my sleeves, on my thighs, running down my cheeks. This is what surviving looks like, my dear. 

-Michelle K, It Has Been One Hell of a Year

Marine Vacth
Rene Ricard





Dec 8, 2013

CUT UNDONE



Got my hair done last Sunday and I kind of love it. Blunt cut, rounded off, highlights with bangs growing out and a bit undone. 




ROLLING OUT



We're about to leave Stockholm for Australia and that means planning, packing and last minute to do lists. What to pack and what to wear is going to be one of them. It appears Joan Didion is having a moment. Some of my favourite sites wrote about her this week and I feel, why not jump on board. Apparently Joan had a foolproof list of things to pack when she was travelling back in her reporting days, which I'm only just learning about now. Better late than never I suppose but I'll admit I was almost excited to realise that I share a love of list-making with Joan, because well, she's a great writer so then I must be a great writer too, right? Yep that's exactly how it works - a girl can dream. 

Travelling light with just the right amount of everything is not something I've ever been able to do. It's the goal yes, but it's never happened. There's this state of mind I seem to fall into where the question, "What if?" does the rounds and eventually influences what stays and goes. More things usually end up going. You would think that lists are based on fact, and I'd say Joan's probably was, but generally I think list-making is a trait of the idealist. Packing lists require a certain amount of reality, as in you need to pack what you have, so this year I might actually end up packing light, by default, since my wardrobe is now suited to the northern hemisphere. Though as Hannah said, the excitement of planning is what it's all about. I might read one of Joan's books over the holidays...a summer reading list is the next list on my list.