Wednesday, March 28, 2012

active child



hear: hanging on by active child

soothing calming music. you can also download this track for free on their website, hurry before they take out the offer!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

the closet voyeur






see: the closet voyeur a project created by bere hern├índez.

i found projects that are put together based on real people's everyday life inspiring, and this is also why i love the selby and lifecycling. bere who is currently based in mexico city kindly gave me a link to this project, where she visits people's homes, interview them and photograph their belongings - these are just a few of her many series from the closet voyeur. there are also so much more to see on her blog tarde o temprano

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

soti




see: geometric prints at online shop soti

soti is an acronym for "something from the internet" found by evonne bellefleur, a painter and photographer based in canada. 

love these prints, i found them really calming and soothing. maybe it's the colour palettes, or maybe it's my current obsession with geometric objects. pastel geometrics is the new zen?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

march challenge update

hi everyone, it's weekend again and mid march is gone already! how are you all going with march challenge to do something different every day for the whole month? i hope you are all enjoying it and still feel inspired to continue on until the rest of the month. 

today i would love to give a shout out to other bloggers who have been doing this challenge:


▲ illana from see me everywhere who has also designed this pretty wallpaper as a part of the challenge. download for FREE here.

▲ tracey from quiet paws, you can also follow her updates at instagram @tracey_sargent.

▲ my dear friend jodeska, who i would like to congratulate for buying a new iphone hahaha... no, but honestly, that little apple gadget really changed my life!


and now my turn to share my progress (bottom to top):

day 1: environmental day. i used my keepcup that i have abandoned for i don't know how long.
day 2: tried new place to eat at walsh bay firefly.
day 3: sydney bloggers brunch with jomariajordan and melanie. nice to catch up with you all!
day 4: relaunched my portfolio site www.lauratj.com.
day 5: went to bed earlier! i really need to do this more often and be a bit more kind to my own body...
day 6: calorie counting day. oh dear, i'm so hopeless with sticking to the amount that i'm supposed to eat. but at least now i know how much overeating i am!
day 7: computer & gadgets all switched off, it's time for magazines.
day 8: signed up pledge for kony2012 and thought i could somewhat help to make a difference. but then i read this, and now i don't really know where all this campaign is going :( does anyone have any thoughts about this?
day 9: explored new suburb rozelle for art month sydney.
day 10: i've never tried kangaroo or crocodile meat before. well now i have. the australian hotel made good pizzas.
day 11: new ring! i have decided that this is the start of my triangle objects collection.
day 12: wear my sister's bright bright green nail polish. instagram filter actually makes it look a lot softer than what it is. i had to take this off after 3 days because i'm not used to wearing such a bright colour.
day 13: reading new book. still half way through and it's been really good but such a sad sad story.
day 14: stairs instead of lift. just trying to be a little bit more active!
day 15: i went to body balance class at lunch break without anyone dragging me down to the gym. i actually felt really good afterwards and i'm proud of myself!

that is all from me, you can follow my regular daily updates on instagram

if you've only read about this challenge, there are still 2 weeks to go so do feel free to join in! if you're updating using social media, don't forget to tag #different march on your posts. if you are already doing this, leave me your link so that i can check out yours?

stay inspired and make the most of this challenge to however you'd like to steer it. have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

lifecycling











see: various japanese real homes and interviews at lifecycling

i'd like to describe this site as the japanese version of the selby. these photos are from yuko yamamoto and hiroshi eguchi's home, see more details here.

*via calebo*

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

switcheroo by hana pesut






see: switcheroo project by canadian photographer hana pesut

simply. awesome. need i say more?

*via the spit press*

Sunday, March 04, 2012

just a minute... in march





♥ loving... a letter from floddertje (but australia post took dried flowers from the letter grrr!)

♥ eating... wilbur's place. highly recommended for you sydneysiders!

♥ listening... shuffle by bombay bicycle club. they start to grow on me, too bad their gig in sydney is already sold out :\

♥ playing... draw something. latest game installed on iphone, so addictive.

♥ going... sydney bloggers meet up with jo, jordan, maria and mel. nice to finally meet you all ladies!

♥ thinking... of renaming and rebranding my blog. not immediately though, just a thought.

so yes, regarding my last point, i discovered this band today when i googled "see hear say". instead of anywhere else in the world, they surprisingly come from melbourne! their music isn't too bad btw, but i don't know how i feel about having the same name as the band. am i making too big deal out of this? i just don't really want to be associated to something completely different.

+++ on a side note +++

i've updated my post about march challenge: do something different everyday. if you're using social media platforms for this challenge, can you please tag #differentmarch instead of #marchchallenge so we can see each other's updates narrowed down specifically for this challenge. thanks :)

Thursday, March 01, 2012

like crazy











see: like crazy

i was lucky enough to see a preview screening of this movie few weeks ago before it came out in the cinemas for public.

going to the movie without no expectation whatsoever (i didn't have a chance to google it or see the trailer beforehand) i was surprised by how much i actually really enjoy this movie. i think what i like most about the movie is how realistic the storyline is. i also love the beautiful cinematography. oh and i love the parents in the movie, they're such cool characters. 

let me know what you think when you've seen this movie, especially for those of you outside australia. movies are generally coming out at really late down here.

happy friday for tomorrow, have fun and good luck with your march challenge!