Friday 28 November 2008

Vintage Friday: Typewriter Part II

following last friday's posts... here are so more typewriters found on Flickr, the more I look at all these photos the more I want one NOW! (calm calm ... but I do want one!)

I love these photo as not only are they beautiful photos featuring gorgeous decoration but they also feature a cute typewriter, proving they are great just as a display eye candy too!

Also found some great artworks featuring vintage typewriters

Isn't this vintage advert pink perfection? Sold!

Thursday 27 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, although after seeing so many great posts, beautiful photos & delicious receipes, I wish we did!

I'd like to thank my wonderful producer ...(Oscar moment, oh no that's a different dream, wake up Tina!)

Right, as I was saying I'd like to thank all the bloggers that inspire and encourage me everyday and of course all our readers! You are all so important to me & without you this little blog would be pointless :) Have a great day everyday!

(images from Lara Ferroni )

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Summer in Prague

I was sorting out some of my photos today & came across the ones from my 21st birthday trip to Prague this summer. Everytime I look at the photo, I feel I'm under the gorgeous warm sunshine! Prague was so beautiful as well, it's full of history & I was sure you can count the number of modern buildings in centre Prague.

My photography skills are very average but hopefully you can see the beauty of the city through these photos.

One of the many spectacular churches in Prague, this one is probably my favorite, love the almost all white interiors!
I love seeing wild life in the city & couldn't resist taking this photo of swan mum with baby, just so adorable!

Traditional food

Tuesday 25 November 2008

The Modern Pearl Necklace

I've always loved pearl necklace, influenced by the classic icon of elegance herself Audrey Hepburn & Coco Chanel. Although the classic pearl necklace is timeless, I am always excited by a more modern version, like these from Lanvin. Ribbons & pearls? It's like someone has read my mind!

and of course, I can't write a post on pearls without mentioning some Chanel necklaces, I adore their take on the pearl necklace every season & always find myself saying "wow, i want this, and this and this..."

(images from net-a-porter, Chanel)

Monday 24 November 2008

Skin Series Bud Vase

Not only are these little vases cute but they are individually handmade so no two are the same. They look so delicate & would look great on my window sill with some pink roses to brighten up the room in the grim grey days... Available from Manos online.

(images from Manos)

Sunday 23 November 2008

Alice in Wonderland

I adore this series of photos, originally for Vogue Girl Korea. The whole white theme seem to suggest a modern Snow White, while the giant watches & chess set is also setting the stage for Alice in Wonderland. How these fairytales bring back memories!

(images from

Friday 21 November 2008

Vintage Friday: Typewriter Part I

Ever since seeing Lauren at Double Takes's profile picture ( a gorgeous red vintage typewriter), I've been unable to think about anything else! Here are a few pictures I found on Flickr.

Isn't this just the cutest colour?

Sorry for the short post today, it's my boyfriend's birthday next Tuesday (he'll be 27! even though there's a 6 year gap, some days I feel like the more mature one!) and we're going to have dinner with his family tonight. So stay tuned for part II next Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone!

(images from: Flickr in order confections , yyellowbird , Poetic Home , lafemmededada )

New cards at Madebygirl

I've always been a big fan of typography and absolutely love Jen at Madebygirl's card designs. I was really excited to see her revealing her new card designs at her blog. These fab cards are fun, colourful and printed on recycled paper, it can't get better than this can it?

(images from

Thursday 20 November 2008

I've been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Julia from the gorgeous blog imallagog, Julia finds some of the most amazing products so make sure you check it out! Thanks for the honour! I am so excited about this, I've read quite a bit of this type of posts & love finding out interesting facts about other people. Hopefully I can think of some equally quirky facts :)

1. my passport name is actually Chang , which means "fluency" in Chinese, my parents wanted me to have a trouble-free, fluent journey in life. It's quite different from the popular "greatness" or "beauty" which are often used in names but I like it as it's quite sweet :) Although everyone knows me as Tina & if someone called me Chang I prob. wouldn't even respond.

2. I am crazy about cats, if I see a cat on the street I would definitely stop & "talk" to the cat sometimes people stare but I can't resist, they are just too cute! I'd like to own 4, no, 5 or maybe 6... cats someday

3. I have a weird "fear" of neatly packed sphere shapes of the same size (like sometimes bubbles form this) , it gives me shivers & I hate to look at them. Although bubbles of different sizes are fine or if they're not neatly packed that's fine too.
4. I am surprisingly short at 5ft2 as both of my parents are quite tall (mum 5ft7 & dad 5ft10), and I can't wear high heels either as I can't walk in them!

5. My favorite snack food is ice cream, even in the winer. I love to wrap myself in a thick warm duvet and eat ice cream while watching Friends!

6. When I was young, I didn't want to be a princess, I wanted to be the Queen! I also wanted magical powers. I hope that doesn't make me a witch queen ;)

now it's my turn to find out some interesting facts about other people, I'd like to
Courtney at Under A Paper Moon
Deb at Oh!
Denise at Studio d.Sharp
Julie at Belle Maison
Su Ling at Laissezfaire

The rules are:
* Mention the rules on your blog.
* Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
* Tag six other
* Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they are tagged.

(images from in oder Steve Webel , sakurakodiary , net-a-porter , Swamibu )

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Gorgeous Rooms

I love these gorgeous rooms in photographer Aimee Herring's portfolio, I love the way she captures so much light in her photos too.

I would love to be the pround owner of this country living room, love the washed wooden floors.

(images from Aimee Herring)

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Look of the week

I love this outfit put together by Hannah S. - a fashion student from Toronta, it's casual yet smart, kinda like a relaxed chic look. I love the colours, great for autumn, and I love the vintage brown leather bag & her shirt.

It also reminds me of this range of t-shirt/shirt line at Topshop. The middle panel part is from a shirt (linen) but the rest of the top is stretchy cotton, taking it a t-shirt overall. I loved it so much I actually own 3, one in each of the colours shown below. The colours are actually brighter in real life and I normally wear it with a vest underneath so I could leave a few buttons undone.

As the collar is fairly close to the neck, it teams best with a small necklace or pendant. I received Tiffany's mini catalogue today and love these christmas themed pendant they've brought out. These would go perfectly with the t-shirt.

I love the little tiffany blue box pendant, which one is your favorite?

(images from Tiffany&Co, Topshop & lookbook)

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