2012 year in review

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2012 year in review


here are top 10 highlights of my year:

1. jo and i opened our shop Half/Half along with our first ever market debut at make & share backyard fair. we have also recently launched our new site.

2. did a march challenge to do something different everyday.

3. moving to a townhouse which was at a slightly further suburb but it feels more like a proper home.

4. we also planted a herbs garden in our backyard. thanking jo for her harassment and help us setting this up. side note i used to hate gardening.

5. did resin jewellery making and solar plate printing workshops.

6. finally have a car! my sister and i share it but still, i have a car! still a new nervous driver but getting there. 

7. india trip was crazy fun and definitely an experience. and i've really enjoyed my visit to singapore too.

8. relaunched my blog with a new name and concept BOOKM▲▲RKS.

9. started my gym routine and i actually do feel more fit and healthy. 

10. lots of short trips exploring new places around my state NSW including this pretty holiday house at canyonleigh, also to kiama, shoalhaven heads, berry, hyams beach, great mackerel beach and catherine hill bay.

and a few links from the net to end this year:

▲ 21 diy trends that dominated 2012, wonder what 2013 would be?
the lonely pursuit of mr. right - can definitely relate to this.
▲ the year of animated gifs. always make me laugh: #whatshouldwecallme and this advertising life.
 best of 2012 at design sponge.
▲ shoko's articles as my feel good readings.

i'm ready to say goodbye to 2012 and i wish you all the happiest new year with all new exciting adventures. see you then!

artwork by hederra

sunset at luna park

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sunset at luna park

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just some snap shots i took from luna park last month. hope you all have had a nice christmas.

camera: diana mini // film: fuji superia 200 // more photos on flickr

just a minute in december

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just a minute in december




♥ listening... to nat king cole's christmas song. a classic favourite during this time of the year!

♥ buying... amalfi coast glasshouse candle.

♥ going... to catherine hill bay, my camera broken but you can view a few snaps from my instagram.

♥ smiling... at these 10 cheerful inspiration images over design is mine.

♥ liking... watercolour's new music video pazzida 

♥ doing... some little rearrangements here and there in the house. a merry mishap is my inspiration.

♥ watching... les miserables, life of pi and the hobbit - all these 3 movies are on my list this holiday.

i wish you all a merry christmas and wonderful holiday with friends and family in whichever part of the world you are x

photo by marrion berrin

Half/Half update!

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Half/Half update!









in store...
i've been waiting to blog about this to share with you all! we're excited to announce that we have a bunch of new skirts, tops, matching tops & skirts and headpieces now available at our etsy shop Half/Half! here are some of our new stuff, each image above clicks through directly to the item and there are a lot more in store. 

new site...
second news, we have also finally launched our website! please visit us and say hi at www.halfhalf.me. there's not much there yet but we're slowly (or sporadically is probably a more appropriate word) building up our portfolio and projects. 

and freebies!
along with our site launch, we have a new free downloadable desktop (click here to download) and iphone wallpaper (click here to download) for you: creativity is a choice not a gift. go to our new site and stay tuned for more freebies. this wallpaper is in collaboration with our photographer friend tim french, and typography artwork is inspired by miss katrina at pugly pixel who always provides amazing design photoshop tutorial. 

don't forget stay tuned for Half/Half news and updates on our facebook page :) 

lydali

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lydali


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my christmas wish list has just been published over lydali, check them out here :) 

on a side note Half/Half giveaway has now been closed. ilana i picked up your name out of a hat, you're the winner! will contact you soon about sending over the prize. thanks very much to everyone who has participated.

have a nice weekend everyone!

laurent chehere

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laurent chehere







i'm really blown away by these flying houses series by french photographer laurent chehere.

and oh my goodness december is here! are you counting down to christmas? i'm really looking forward to holiday even though i'm just staying here in sydney. can't wait for the long lazy summer days.

ps there are 4 days left for you to win this necklace :D