Sunday, September 27, 2009

Watch us on ABC's Collectors on 02.10.09!

We'll be featured on ABC's Collectors next week (02/10/09)! We'll be chatting about our toy collection and maybe some other bits and pieces. I think my tattoo will even get an airing! Check it out here for a sneak peek on next week's show (on the right side of the site, only print at this stage). In the meantime, here are some photos from the day they came to our house.

It was all very surreal with lights, boom mikes and cords EVERYWHERE. So tune in to the ABC on Friday the 2nd of October @ 8pm! We'll be in Newcastle living it up at a "viewing party". If you're coming along to TINA and the NYWF give us a bell and come join us :) Hurray!

Rhett and Link

OMG. This is the coolest thing ever! I can't believe I didn't know about these guys until today. Watch it right to the end. It's fabulous.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sneak Design

I'm doing happy dances over this fab cardi from Sneak Design. I just received it in the mail from the equally fab Georgie Love and it is PERFECT. Sneak Design is the creation of Melbourne based designer Annika Cook and her small runs of deliciously sophisticated clothing are the bees knees. The Dangerous cardi features a wide white collar that makes me feel all Shakespearean and has the phrase, 'Ah, now you are dangerous' printed on the back of the collar. The sleeves are wonderfully long and have white cuffs with 'Fin' and 'End' printed on the left and right respectively. So stylish!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Some kind of awesomeness

Do yourself a favour and check out our pal Kelly Kerrigan's latest painting here. Birds inspired by The Princess Bride. TOTAL COOLNESS.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vintage toys!

On a recent trip to the parental digs, I salvaged some toys I had as a kid. These are kickin' it old skool baby! Check out my super cool original Punky Brewster doll. Oh Punky, how I loved thee. This doll creeps Chris out (too real-looking apparently) so I have to be careful with placement around the house ;) Next to her is an 80s plush My Little Pony. Bow Tie to be exact. She's held up well after 26 years (dang it, I'm OLD!).

Bedtime Bear of the Care Bears. He's from at least 1984, I think. I got him as a reward for good marks at school one year and used to push him round in a pram. Care Bears were my life back then. My sweet pop painted me a gorgeous mural on my bedroom wall, complete with little chairs sticking out of painted clouds for my toy Care Bears to sit on.

And here's his tiny tongue. What was with this phenomena? This tongue has been omitted from the new Care Bears on the market now. Why? I mean, what bear doesn't walk around with a cute pink tongue sticking out 24/7?

I was taking photos so of course, the kitty cat HAD to be in one.