Sunday, March 29, 2009

Easter Bunnies

Image taken for FiFiLapin
To be honest it has been a really rubbish week with my little boy and myself struck down with a mystery bug so not been feeling very blogtastic this week. Getting ready for Easter. I was thinking of bunnies and sprung to mind was FiFi Lapin. I went to visit my favorite bunny girl FiFi Lapin and so happy to see she is artist in residence at LeSportSac . Her bunnies hit the cuto-chico meter big time in my book. Well done Fifi.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring has Sprung at Catwalk Genius

Image and logo copyright of Catwalk Genius
Spring has sprung in the Northern hemisphere and Catwalk Genius have some lovely new spring summer collections on sale. You can get your hands on some Susse Collection SP/SM 09 bags and a few bargains to in the sample sale.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fashion Fun

image copyright of KiKi-K
Fashion Fun at KiKi-K. You know I love this stationery brand always blogging about it.

I love there cute new paperclips in the shape of coat hangers. Check out their special fashion range in honour of Loreal Melbourne Fashion Week. as Kiki-K are one of their sponsors of the event. The fashion fun has just started this weekend in Melbourne.

Fun work of Karin Mannerstål

Happy patterns Image copyright of Karin Mannerstål
I bought a cute place mat for Felix the other day. We have been trying to control the flying food in our house as Felix get to grips with independent feeding. I think I should have the mat on the carpet and not on the table. In fact Felix made that decision for me as he keeps throwing the place mat on the floor. The pattern on the mat makes me so happy when I look at it. I noticed the name of the designer was credited and I took a look at the website. I just love all the work of the Swedish designer Karin Mannerstål A Swedish Graphic artist who can turn her design skills to many mediums including furniture, textiles ,ceramics and the cutest products for kids. You may not recognise her name but you may know some of her work from IKEA. Here are some of my personal favourites below.
Image copyright of Karin Mannerstål
Image copyright of Karin Mannerstål Image copyright of Karin Mannerstål
She also designs for this Swedish company that produces some lovely prints. Check out their site to see some fun designs. Mario

Hey I joined the big bird

I have just joined twitter not sure if it will last ? I can hardly make a blog post a week. I am enjoying the micro blog it is on a much faster pace and surprised anyone wants to follow me? The pressure is now on!! Hey it’s just some fun right?

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A Way 2 go home

Here I am back in the 70’s on the street I spent my childhood jumping up and down on my orange moon hopper. Giving my age away now. : ). It’s a special street for me. I also had my first proper paid job there as a gallery assistant and now it is going to the place I will get time to spend with my Parents and Felix’s first birthday. I am excited to be going home to Scotland for a few weeks. I am also going back to my 2nd home London which I am also excited about and some time in Hong Kong. To add to the excitement that I have been asked to be a guess blogger for the new publication Way2go magazine and write about my experiences so watch this space as I will be trying to tell you what it is like as a tourist in my own country and travelling with a little person in tow. Australia is now my new home and I no longer feel weird with summer at Christmas time. I am interested to see how I feel about being back in the northern hemisphere I hope to give you my visual diary and thoughts as I travel. I wanted to make it quite a creative project so taking some inspiration for the beautifully illustrated books of Miro Slavsaek What this space for Susse’s Edinburgh Susse’s London and Susse’s Hong Kong.
Cover Images copyright of Miro Slavsaek

Fun Thoughts

Jarrod and I had one of those rare Saturday afternoons off from mummy and daddy duty and headed off to Bondi Junction Westfield’s. I like to call this place the mother ship of shopping. It’s a place you can stay for hours. We didn’t go shopping but finally went to see Slum Dog Millionaire and loved it. Having spent our honey moon in India it certainly captured the essence of India. My point for this blog post was?? The pre-waiting for the movie we manage to grab a coffee and read some random magazine articles in Borders books. The magazine section always gives me my magazineaholic fix especially with what is happening in the world. I read this article I think it was UK Elle about how those tiny habits we have can be holding us back. Maybe by just changing a few of these comfort habits could make a huge impact on our lives. So the cog wheels in my brain have been turning this week. Mmm… what can I change? I have to say I have already experience a huge comfort zone change a few years ago by moving to the other side of the planet but I can officially say I am back in the comfort zone again. In the article author mentioned by just change a few things for example switching the TV off for a few nights how that has now improved her relationship with her partner and also started some creative writing which was one of her dreams now turning into reality. This week I tried a few new things each day. I randomly tried a new recipe from a magazine I had. I finally got to know my mobile phone and linked it with my computer. I changed my ring tone got my contacts synchronize and photos download. I tried a new creative medium. I found this idea on Apartment Therapy and painted a cup with one of my Afro girls and now feeling very inspired to try some more. Here she is Afro Girl on a mug..
Image Susse Collection
Ok these changes maybe not life shattering changes but I had some fun this week and after all life is there to have fun isn’t it?