Thursday, 29 March 2012
I discovered One Trick Pony whilst browsing Felt for my Friday faves and found far too many lovely things to share just one with you guys. Working from Nelson, One Trick Pony creates beautiful jewellery from a range of different materials and found items. I think I might just have to get myself some lovely earrings....but there's so many to choose from! Decisions, decisions.
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 20:51
|Linen Bunting Purse by Recycled Glam|
|Retro Bunting by Laura Liberty|
|Fox Print by Ellaquaint|
|Beautiful Crochet Purses by Julihunter|
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 20:27
Sunday, 18 March 2012
|An outfit for a interview in creative industries|
|A boring outfit for a 'bog-standard' interview|
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 21:37
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
My first attempt at fishtail plaits. Been wanting to learn how to do this for ages. It looks really complicated, but it's actually easier than a normal plait, it just takes longer. My second plait was a lot neater than the first, but I like it looking a little messier and more fly-away. Mr Bear said the look reminded him of a piece of salmon...I laughed at the time but I kind of get what he means. It looks a bit like the horizontal stripes, but a little less pink. After four and a half years, I think I'm finally beginning to understand how his funny mind works!
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 15:41
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Another wonderful find on Felt, today I discovered the wonderful illustrations of Bird in a Bunny Suit. After completing a degree in visual arts, this wonderfully talented artist decided the best way to find her 'dream job' was to create it herself. A woman after my own heart. It is such an inspiration for me to see people doing what they love and not letting anyone tell them 'you can't do that' or 'get a proper job'.
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 17:51
Check out my new blog, William Woolfe, to keep up with the progress of my new venture in design consultancy!
I will be posting about interior trends, amazing home decor designers and things that inspire my work. The baby blog is just learning to crawl at the moment, so stay tuned and watch it grow over the coming weeks!
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 16:15
Bit of a quiet weekend but nice to spend some quality time with Mr Bamboo Bear too :) We had a slightly sombre day on Saturday as we joined the crowds on the Cathedral Square walkway into the city centre, open for a couple of days so the people of Christchurch can say goodbye to the beloved Cathedral before the deconstruction begins. It was a strange visit. I didn't take the camera as it wasn't something I wanted to document. I felt it was a very personal experience that could only be felt, and not expressed in words or photographs. I am very grateful we had the opportunity to see the square, as we presumed we'd never get the chance while we were here; but I would have loved to have seen the Cathedral whole and unbroken. For me, it was the embodiment of everything that has happened here and a stark reminder of the sometimes brutal nature of Mother Earth.
The following day, we took a trip with our German and Czech housemates to a special Japanese Day at the Riccarton Market. After about 20 mins trying to find somewhere to park, we arrived to an extremely crowded row of stalls. I was slightly disappointed to say the least, as I had been looking forward to taking lots of nice photographs of geishas and kimonos, but I managed to angle the camera over the crowds enough a couple of times to get decent-ish pictures of the lanterns and decorations. Some visitors had really made an effort to dress up. There were some beautiful kimonos and every now and then the odd cosplay outfit too. I would have loved to have got a shot of the lovely little Japanese girls in their traditional dress. They looked so pretty.
Back home in the evening, our new housemates were lovely enough to cook us a traditional Czech meal of Knedle (a type of dumpling), caggage and pork. I didn't get chance to take a pic before I emptied my plate, but here's an example of what it would have looked like...
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 14:49
Thursday, 8 March 2012
|Flower Brooch by Pin Up|
|Swallow Earrings by Little Fritter Design|
|Paper Plane Necklace by beautifulyou|
|Japanese Fabric Necklace By Freedom Collective|
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 17:12
|Tribal Tunic Dress|
|Native American earrings from Weave Gold|
|Finally found a way to accentuate my funny shaped eyes!|
|Burnt Gold Eyeshadow ♥|
|The assembled look!|
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 13:26
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Yesterday was a beautiful day. I went walking around the city, enjoying the sunshine and smells in the gardens. On my way home, I walked past this little Buddha, meditating in the middle of some city-centre rubble. It made my day. This is why I love Christchurch.
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 15:58
Last weekend, we visited the Sunday market at Riccarton Racing Ground with our housemates. Martin had spoken to people at work about it and was told it was a real eclectic mix of genuine pirate treasure and...rusty old tin cans. I managed to do some digging and find me some of that treasure! I spent the grand total of $5 on books and magazines to use in my work, which Mr Bamboo Bear was very chuffed with! My most prized purchase of the day has to be a yummy bottle of homemade Garlic and Manuka Sauce that went amazingly well with the steak we had later that day. Nom nom!
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 15:53
Sunday, 4 March 2012
As part of the WOW Art Exhibition, the Bizarre Brassieres were displayed in glass cases along with the story of their creation. The pieces included the Budgerigar Brassiere and 'Hand's Off': a bra equipped with highly practical defence mechanisms to keep wandering hands at bay!
Posted by Bamboo Bear at 15:17