Ain't it interesting how the more tech we get with our gadgets the more we hanker for the retro charm of the clunk, whir and wind? And following on from apps like 8mm and pixlr. where the vintage sits inside your iphone, now there are gadgets to strap on to your sleek wee iphone beast … Continue reading The iphone rangefinder
There seems to be great deal on the web at the moment about doing more with less, and its really inspiring me. After reading about Andrew Hyde, who owned only 15 things for a while ( he is currently up to a hoardworthy 39 things) I kind of think I have too much stuff. Well, … Continue reading Downsize me
And we are back! Hope you all had spectacular summer breaks filled with love, light and peace. We abandoned our garden here in Wellington and trotted off up to Northland, and then down to Nelson. It was great - we glamped in Kerikeri at Pagoda Lodge for a friends wedding and then took to ramming earth into … Continue reading Getting away, and back, to it all
Every cause needs a face and Al Gore was only going to do for so long. It seems that the endangered polar bear has become the frontman for climate change. And rightly so - with a dwindling arctic habitat on one side and human encroachment on the other, it really does seem stuck between the devil … Continue reading Icecapades
I love dance even more than the next person, but is it just me, or is this Air France ad completely bongo? There are all sorts of reasons why I board an airplane. And this ad isn't one of them. Just saying.
Ages ago, when I was in the ending throes of the excitement that surround getting married, a wrote a big missal to A Practical Wedding and sent it off. A Practical Wedding is this great site that features real weddings from real people and I used it loads when we were planning what we wanted … Continue reading Our eco wedding featured on A Practical Wedding!
A change of season, can make anyone doolally. And every time the weather warms, as its starting to now, I get momentarily intoxicated by the fresh store windows everywhere. And its right up my alley too with block colour, jumpsuits, stripes in 70s feels and then florals and heels and Mad Men glamour. Oh, its … Continue reading Making sense of the seasons
Anyone that can make that title fit a certain Snoop Doggy Dog track from the nineties, is my kind of person. Entitled so because we had a great wee snoop about Savemart in Waitangirua last Saturday. I write about this as news because those places are immense! Gah! Although it does please me that they … Continue reading Snoop-shopping (woah oh woah)
HAPPY NEW YEAR SHWOPPING FANS! Hope this finds you well and enjoying the sun. I am fabulous. Although close to bursting and lacking sleep. With just a few weeks to go, I have finished my day job and am now officially a mum-to-be! Whoop whoop. Its such an exciting time. As we get prepared for … Continue reading 2011: Life with bump
(An update from my South East Asia holiday) Just over a month ago I left Wellington and moved to Vancouver, sadly leaving Sarah and Inga to run The Big Shwop without me... On the way I made a stop-over in Sth East Asia to soak up some sun before heading into another winter - however … Continue reading Unexpectedly the 6-items-or-less challenge continues – Chrissy