masters green

Lately I've been thinking a lot about this colour and it's closest relatives - kelly green, grass green, lime, vibernum. (yes, sometimes I just think about colour). Today's funny story unfolded at IKEA (OK, sorry, I know enough already with the IKEA). Anyhoo, I was standing in front of this bedding absolutely loving it --its boldness and preppiness -- when a 12-year-oldish boy beside me said in the most enthused and excited manner, "Mom, mom, this is the coolest duvet cover EVER!" I smiled and nodded in wholehearted agreement. Then I thought to myself, how amazing that a product can appeal to me and a boy like that equally. The last thing I need in the world is a duvet cover, but after this little moment I HAD to have it. So on the day of the Masters (congrats Phil), I now officially declare green my signature colour. Here's a celebration.

sources: 1. IKEA. 2. Domino via Apartment Therapy. 3.&4. Banana Republic. 5. Bells of Ireland. 6. Joe Fresh. 7. Avalisa. 8. La Pera by Enzo Mari via Nova 68. 9. House Beautiful via Quadrille. 10. me. 11. Gap. 12. Cole & Son Malachite wallpaper.

ode to simple

Mud Australia

Sometimes you just don't need gilt or filigree, or carving or cabriole. Sometimes, well, quite often actually, simple is best. Simple is good, straightforward honest design that just makes you go, ahhh, perfect. Nothing to hide, not a bell or whistle in sight. It comes down to quality materials and just enough design, but not too much. You might cheat on simple occasionally, but you will always come back. You can't live without simple. Here's my celebration of the best of simple. Do you have any simple faves?

seating for dining, Ilse Crawfordmortar & pestle, Labour & Wait

brush and dustpan, Labour & WaitFarm table, Design Within Reach


Robin Day chairchinos, Gap

carafe, IKEA

notebook, Muji


brogues, J. Crewstapler, Swingline




laundry tote, Muji







































Kulla, IKEA


Canadian flag, designed by George F. Stanley and John Matheson