Today’s Mood #02


“Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.”

– Theophile Gautier

As we are getting into that middle part of the week, for some of us we have already pass those Monday recharge, Tuesday flow, and now pulling through into the working Wednesday. Today as I look up towards the ceiling, above my desk, and I found this detail, quite comical and yet refined. Though the beautiful running ceiling motifs of the leaves and berries show the age and detail of this building, the air conditioning unit provides that funny push of modern taken over. However it surprising becomes complimentary, with the air conditions rounded form, echoing the curved ceiling ornament… but that’s just design talk from my end.


Please and thank you

If you haven’t already heard, we are one step closer to living a Wes Anderson colourful dream. I am already making future plans in my head to fly over to Milan in my milkmaid braids and sharp camel coat. As well as sip my coffee, hide behind a newspaper and people watch, but hey that’s just me.

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The impossible… winged eye

I am no beauty guru, and almost being in my mid twenties I am still just catching up on the make up front. But OH how I’ve envied my friends and other women who could pull this look together in seconds, so natural their flare with the pen, like it was just an extension of their limb, but maybe that’s just me.

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An easy Sunday night.

Reaching a milestone or completing a long period of time in your life, whether it be a job, moving place or in my case and my friends, University. It can be hard to find room for those same people who used to be a weekly, if not daily, presence in your life.

Though on the plus side, it does however give great excuses to close rank, pull out some gin and do some catching up.

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Today’s Mood #01


“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
Claude Monet

Today my sis was making her first purchase at Tiffany’s, and as I waited for her to sign off and collect her little blue box, I notice behind a counter a singular pot of orchids sitting contently in the sun.  If only I could afford it, I would have fresh flowers in my house every day, filling the room to the brink, like the scene from Baz Luhrmann Great Gatsby. Sip tea amongst them in my chandelier dress, and busk in the streaming sun light from my french bay windows.

Time for some Exchange

Coffee in Australia has come down to an art form, and is treated as a luxury, even when rushing to class with a heavy bag over ones shoulder and books in hand, we go out of our way to go to our favourite spot to get that great cuppa. In Adelaide you can find the normal chains like Hudson Coffee, CIBO and Gloria jeans sprouting out, but when you find a place that is tuck away and has it own cult following you can’t help but to join in.

With its high ceiling, large windows and the ultimate corner spot, Exchange Specialty Coffee settles in, in a subtle way, and has perfect viewing conditions for people watching.

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