Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thanks to Apartment Therapy's post today on affordable art, I am now the proud owner of this little 5.5" x 6.5" original beauty. Straight from Chicago to my front door for $25 USD which = $25.88 AUD. I love my painting and I love the Aussie dollar!
Elle Decor tells me velvet is making a comeback, some of my friends would say it never left the building. I have to admit I'm a bit of a Johnny-come-lately to the fabric (always conjured up images of boudoirs and bordellos, not that there's anything wrong with that thanks Jerry Seinfeld) but there are specific expressions of it that I really, really love.
There are a few things I regret doing to our house when we made it over but the beautiful French grey velvet romans in our bedroom are not one of them. Every morning when I put them up and every evening when I let them down, I love them as much as they day they were installed.
A hurried picture this morning to show you them (note strategically cropped photo to hide unmade bed, ho hum).
A close up of the fabric.
Some other velvet looks I like.
This studio sofa from Nate Berkus, and may I just say it is only $499.90, no fair, no fair!
Monday, October 25, 2010
A few days ago I was very excited to find my blog had a new follower (that makes 10 people) and popped over to have a peek at her blog, Objects of Whimsy. Delighted to find she too had decided to Mad Men herself over and continued reading through more of her posts. Of course when I came to this one on iPhone photography I wasted no time downloading the app myself :) Naturally that sent me on a trail of iPhone camera apps and have consequently come across a must-have, CameraBag from Nevercenter Ltd. Take a photo through it or import one from your camera roll and apply a number of fabulous filters.
Let me show you...
The original photo.
You can change a photo more than once too by applying another (or the same) filter to the changed photo. I applied the 1974 filter to this image twice, I love it because it reminds me of every single photo in our albums growing up.
It's safe to say I'm hooked.