Saturday, September 25, 2010


congratulations to misha and vicki!

new mommy and daddy.  i hope everyone is sleeping and daydreaming together.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Moving to Australia

i'm back from australia, and while i'm no where near 100% set on moving there, of course i've already started planning what our home would look like.  it's super tricky since we wouldn't be able to bring much (especially anything with a plug) so starting from scratch with a limited budget is DAUNTING.  thank goodness, for aussi ikea.

here's what i was thinking for our aussi ikea livingroom:
dog vase from raw space in melbourne

of course, some of my favorite things will need to go in the suitcase

getting my art to australia is going to be tricky.  i don't want the glass to break.  i'm inspired by this park avenue apartment in this month's house beautiful.  with some crayons, newsprint and large ikea frames, i could do something similar.  my recent trip to moorea has inspired me to do huge outlines of octopus drawings.  six to eight closely hung drawings like the image below would be a cheap alternative and still make a big statement.

there are many design stores in melbourne, and i'm excited to post about them soon.  in the meantime, has anyone ever moved abroad? any tips?