Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Inspiring cities / Sydney

Very inspirational to me.
And sharing a shred of its beauty here - seen through my eyes
(I took these photos last year when I did my photography course.
Our educator took us to the Rocks one night
It was a fun!)

Sydney is an amazing place to call home and great for work, it's got an incredible buzz, it's fun and playful but well ordered and methodical at the same time - which I love (how does she manage that?) -
not to mention the talent, flair and expertise I am surrounded by all the time...Sounds excellent doesn't it? 

What do you love about your city?

CL x

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Finding beauty in ordinary objects

Don't look on look through...because sometimes the best (most attractive) things are the ones we find ourselves staring at daily
A window, the washing...?
A mirror...a reflection?
Some branches in a vase...a saddle...?
Treasured objects assembled by chance on a sideboard...?
The Japanese art of Wabi Sabi comes to mind...
In Wabi Sabi the aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".
A most fascinating subject for the global decorator, one that I find myself drawn too constantly. 
I know that I enjoy creating art and interiors that are imperfect and unfinished. That's because in my opinion 'decorating' is a journey not a destination and therefore it ought to bring an element of spirituality to a room or garden to be aesthetically pleasing and one hundred per cent inspirational.

images the glossier nerd

"The words wabi and sabi do not translate easily. Wabi originally referred to the loneliness of living in nature, remote from society; sabimeant "chill", "lean" or "withered". Around the 14th century these meanings began to change, taking on more positive connotations. Wabi now connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs".
Wikipedia ~

I like the modern translation to Wabi Sabi, especially the terms: "rustic simplicity, freshness and quietness and understated elegance".

Do you agree?

Claudia xo

Friday, February 15, 2013


I am fascinated by this beautiful image 
Is it the clarity? or the black and white?
Then I thought
Of course it's the architecture
And the photography
And that reflection

the glossier nerd

What do you think?
Does it capture your attention?

Enjoy your day,

Claudia xo

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A place to work and get inspired

What makes a great workspace? Size? Storage? Position? Height? Lighting? When designing a work space it's important to keep all of these elements in mind in order to achieve the best result possible.
Where do you start? 
1- Evaluate the space / Consider all the elements above
2- Choose a style / Create a mood board for inspiration 
3- Choose a focal point / A starting point/object/artwork from which a colour scheme is selected
4- Choose your colour scheme;
5- Select the furniture / Keep style, size and space in mind
And you are nearly there!
The final touches are what will make the space your own. No need to follow any rules here, just your own, be creative, be original and have fun!

all images via pinterest

Have a great day

Claudia xo

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

life's little luxuries

"Kyoto" Glasshouse 
I'm completely obsessed with scented candles at the moment and this one is my latest buy. It's the new limited edition from Glasshouse and it smells divine - the packaging is gorgeous too - have you come across it yet? Check it out here
I've also bought a fragrance diffuser for Andrew's office
it's a new line from the same Glasshouse company and it looks fantastic
The name is Circa Home, the fragrance is Pear & Lime, believe me it's pretty lovely
Plus it's supposed to take you back to the year 1977 "when star wars was hot and rod stewart was cool"
There are other years to choose from too, it's a pretty cool idea, don't you think?

Have a great afternoon everyone!

Talk soon,

Claudia xo