Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fancy Footwork

Love love love photos of feet...well shoes...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


What a fabulous find...

Squint creates classic designs, meticulously made in England and upholstered traditionally, with hand stitched seams.

The Bespoke range comprises of items such as Chesterfield sofas and iconic Egg chairs and includes all types of upholstered furniture as well as mirrors and lighting, each piece bespoke incorporating a mix of contemporary and vintage fabrics.

The fabrics used are woven English damasks and shot silver and gold satins with Swarovski rose crystal and pearl detailing. Trimmings are 18th and 19th century from France with woven silver and gold thread. The accessories range includes mirrors and lighting wrapped with Japanese ceremonial Kimono silks which have been embroidered and appliqu├ęd and finished with turn of the century lavender glass beads.

Visit the Squint website here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekend Happenings

Yet another weekend with a valuable lesson learned…

After signing a one year lease, and paying copious amounts of money for admin, and deposits - my then, soon to be room mate sent me an sms at 2’ o clock in the morning to inform me that he could no longer live with me. Why oh why could he not have come to this ground-breaking decision on Tuesday, the day before I had signed the lease? Why oh why could he not have called me and discussed it in an adult manner? Why oh why did he choose a time like 2’o clock to inform me of his choice? Why, because he has no idea of the severity of the situation he has put me in, he has no idea about the implications of legal documentation. As for discussing it in an adult manner, it is quite clear that he does not have an adult mentality, nor understand the workings of the adult world, and clearly why the coward chose to inform me at 2 ‘o clock in the morning via sms, while no doubt extremely pissed…
Lesson learned, there are very few people in the world that you can rely on, and your safest bet is yourself.

Onward and upward from here. I am now looking for a place to rent on my own, no worries about being let down by a second party…

On the bright side, at least I can take a break from packing, which in itself taught me to stop hording unnecessary bits and shits, as well as the value of filing immediately instead of letting paperwork pile up.

Despite the unfortunate lessons that had to be learned, I had a good weekend. As always, the Team of Single Glory was out in full force, having fun in trashy venues… Love it! Also got to spend some time with my mom and my Gran- three generations- which is always so special!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Packing puts me in an instant bad mood, and what annoys me most is that after all the packing you still have to unpack!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Distressed Paint Techniques

For a while now I have wanted to refurbish my wooden furniture. I would love to create an old worn look, but am really struggling to find any feasible options in the mountain of paint techniques I have found on Google. All the information calls for multiple solutions, tools, tricks and heaps of time - It’s ridiculous that one spends so much time trying to maintain and preserve many home fixtures, yet the couple items I want to look worn, look brand new - even more ironic that said wooden items are about 20 years old. Does anyone know how I can achieve this look, or of any books or sites that could be useful?