Tuesday, February 28, 2012

saruman trolling

The person who created this, is a genius. And how weird is it, that the singing voice is so similar to Christopher Lee's own voice?!

Monday, February 27, 2012

good packaging

These days, I find myself looking at lots of well-designed packaging. Hmmm.

Anyway. Is this the most prettiest nail polish ever, or what?

And how about this sweet perfume bottle with the pincushion and Victorian-inspired pins?!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

crabtree and evelyn

On Tuesday, Libby, Chloe, and I walked into Crabtree and Evelyn. Seriously. If I had the money, I would buy everything in there. And their packaging is exactly the sort of design I'm really inspired by at the moment, so! Oh the joy! :D

Images © Crabtree and Evelyn. D'oh! :-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I saw Hugo yesterday, and left feeling super inspired (and a little embarrassed because I fell smack on all fours while getting out). It was a bit slow at times, but apart from that, it is simply wonderful to watch. Read a more detailed review here.

Thanks for following le blahg, Saskia! :D

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the groovy baker

Holy Lollipops. The Groovy Baker has the most varied variety I've ever seen! I think they might be the Bertie Botts of the Muggle World.

There's Jupiter 'pops...

but the one I'd like to try the most, is Orange Blossom Thyme.

Images © The Groovy Baker.

Monday, February 20, 2012

cecilia camouflaged

What a cool project.

Friday, February 17, 2012

a cluster of links

+ I know Valentines' Day is over, but check out this super cool pixel heart necklace.

+ Uhm, I really wanted to try Rainbow Twizzlers for some strange reason, and I did. I would say that Stephanie was right, and they taste and have the texture of flavoured plastic (not that I've ever tried plastic). Aaanyway. Read this funny review about Twizzlers.

+ Mark Weaver's Make Something Cool Every Day. So. Inspiring. :')

+ Scientists discover the most relaxing tune ever. I think it's pretty sweet.

+ Check out what people were wearing in the malls the year I was born.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

at night

New York. So gorgeous!

Auckland's not too far behind, hey? :D

Photos are copyright of their respectful owners.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

e for effort

Is this the best shirt ever or what.

Monday, February 13, 2012

a day made of glass

This makes me excited for the future.

Friday, February 10, 2012

a cluster of links

+ Made me laugh.

+ This ad. (And behind-the-scenes).

+ Hand-lettering, le sigh.

+ If you like Tangled, this is for you.

+ Raspberry Cat, you might like this calendar. :D

+ Gotta love Readers Digest jokes! Here are 11 Valentines' Day jokes!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

real life Disney princesses

Check out Jirka Väätäinen's Disney princesses. Talented much?!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bas Meeuws

Check out the fantastic work of Bas Meeuws!

The photographs are inspired by 17th Century Dutch still life paintings.

Did you know that in the 17th Century, paintings of flowers were actually cheaper than the real kind? Painters did not paint by looking at a real vase of flowers, but rather from a book which was like a compendium of individual floral paintings. They then pieced their still life from this book. Meeuws' work follows the same principle, as all of the flowers are individually photographed then put together digitally! Fascinating stuff! Read more about it here!

Friday, February 3, 2012

a cluster of links

Have a great Waitangi Weekend! :-)

+ Patterned Monograms

+ A game for all you pen-tool worshipping people out there (including me): Shape Type.

+ Awh! Dress-up Band-Aids! I want the sequins one!

+ Holy Mackerel. Michelle, you're right—this anatomical quilling is intense!

+ Doesn't this Lavender Lemonade look refreshing? (Actually, it kind of reminds me of Taro flavoured Bubble Tea!)

+ And these Lavender Shortbread cookies?! Next on the "to-bake" list! :D