Monday 29 June 2009

Mystery Sunday...

NP organised Mystery Sunday a couple of weeks ago... I love suprizu's and this one was a lot of fun!

After meeting up with two pals we arrived at Taronga Zoo... There aren't too many places you can run around like kids and act a bit crazy!

I hadn't been to the zoo since I was 14, and I remember I wasn't very interested in the animals. But this time around - Wow! We have some amazing creatures on this planet.

One of the places I really loved was the old Elephant Pavillion... the elephants have a brand new enclosure now, but the old building is quite lovely... kind of British India style with lovely colours and patterning (Thanks D for the photos!).

Going over the top of the zoo in the sky-lift after walking through it was lots of fun... I could almost imagine I was in Jurassic Park, just about to come across a T-Rex! (I have a soft spot for dinosaurs).

It made me a little sad to see many of the animals so far away from their homes, but I also think the zoo does some terrific research to help the natural populations of many species, and does a great job promoting environmental awareness. I'm a little bit undecided about the whole situation - I'd love to hear your opinion if you have one!

x Emma

I've missed you...

Hello my friends! It has been a little while since I last said hello... I feel like I have a lot to say and catch up on with you!

Firstly... Yumi! Thank you so much for starting your inspirational blog Dear Plastic... I can't wait to see your journey - we bump into so much plastic everyday! I think it will be a great place to get good ideas and I for one am going to be making my own nifty on-the-go plastic bag-bag!

I've been busy with some exciting activities over the past month... I can't wait to share them with you...

x Emma

Saturday 27 June 2009

dear plastic

I have decided to make some life style changes! I am going on a plastic- free diet...I am posting things up on my new blog Dear Plastic
Pop by to say hi, if you like!  
Here's a little something to get you in the mood

p.s. I would love to hear your tips and tricks on being plastic friendly!

Thursday 25 June 2009

plaaa stick

I read about this issue in the Good Weekend and then found this amazing video through The Critical Slide Society blog.

You can see the rest at 'Garbage Island' on Vice Magazine's VBS TV 
There are 3 parts, each part is around 20mins long but well worth the time.

It makes you realise how irresponsible humans are with things they create, consume and then we are making others suffer due to our carelessness.
...just  when I felt all hope was lost... an amazing Mr David de Rothschild is doing something positive to create awareness and hopefully... CHANGE!

You can see more of his amazing-ness here and here!

Thursday 18 June 2009

Love You Big

I can't believe we haven't linked to the lovely Kate's blog and etsy shop yet... sometimes I'm not sure where my head is!

I've been lucky enough to get to know Kate through our mutual friend Alice... you know those moments where you are 5 minutes into a conversation with a new person and you just know they are your kinda gal?

Her Etsy shop is full of kawaii goodies... hope you have time to visit!

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Jizō Statues, Koya-San

NP and I were lucky enough to travel to Koya-San. This mountain is very special. In the graveyard there were very large trees and these little Jizo Statues. They protect little children in the afterlife and are decorated in these lovely bibs, aprons and hats.

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Hello Eco!

Our special friend over at hello sandwich is doing something very special! 
She is a “How eco would you go?” finalist! 
Chosen from 100 contestants, she is one super amazing inspiration. Full time Vogue living designer, artist, student and now eco promotor?!!! The list goes on...(plus she looks super kawaii holding a globe!)
So... spread some eco love and travel over to Hello Sandwich and Vogue living Eco (also created by Ebony!) for some great tips and a chance to get your hands on some cute giveaways!

Sunday 7 June 2009

Honey, Lemon & Ginger Tea

This is something I'm making every morning to warm me up... There's no real recipe - just slice a knob of ginger, pop it into a tea pot with a squeeze of lemon and enough honey to make it sweet-ish.

I'm enjoying the Miellerie range of honey from Tasmania - our friend Dutch smuggled some back for me after a trip visiting his family. Though you don't need to be in Tasmania to find - organic food shops and delicatessens are now stocking the four different types... pop over to this site to read more about this lovely find...

I also love my local honey provided by my friend Nicki who's local community has their own hives. I've been told that eating local honey can help with hay-fever, and so far so good! If you'd like to know where you can get this honey from just email me!


I am very lucky!

I am very lucky! 
My lovely friend emma(the zou of my sou!) is a very special lady. She embroidered these pillow cases for my christmas present.
Now I know which is Taka's pillowcase and which is mine....(phew!)
p.s. thanks for the lovely posting emma...our wkend away was more than amazing,... super duper lovely forever!

Oh thanks so much for posting these little guys Yumi... they look lovely on your bed. They were inspired by the talented Spanish artist Alex Noriega... pop over here to have a closer look at his robots!

x Emma

Saturday 6 June 2009

Our beautiful weekend away...

Our weekend away to the Southern Highlands was even better than we thought it could be!
Craft, cooking and watching those crazy ladies from Grey Gardens kept us entertained.

Thank you to my lovely mum who let us stay in her beautiful house. I can't wait to visit again soon!

x Emma & Yumi

PS To see a few more pictures hop over to our flickr page!

Grey Gardens Documentary

We spent Saturday evening enthralled by this documentary about two eccentric ladies living in their crumbling house... You can get a peak of it right here!
Big Edie and Little Edie's lives have been recently remade for TV in America - we hope it get's released in Australia on DVD!