Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Heavenly Homes: Laura Harwood of Fat Lama Vintage

Today I'm welcoming you to the home of Laura Harwood, owner of the Etsy store Fat Lama Vintage. Her home is an eclectic mix of tribal and cultural influences, a cocoon of warm and inviting textiles stretching from traditional kilim rugs and cushions from the Near East, to shimmering hand-crafted tapestries made by the women of Rajasthan. Mixed in with the soft ambiance of stacked books, lit candles and glowing crystals. This home is ultimately what I hope to achieve when I'm a real deal grown-up. A home that is comfortable, teetering book piles lining the walls, colours and prints clashing brilliantly, and a dog or three running at my ankles. That's the dream. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

069 - Draw Your Swords

Wearing: Vintage palazzo pants c/o ETTE Clothing, Urban Outfitters halter top, Edge huarache sandals, Banjara clutch from Glebe Markets, Assorted jewellery from MAC designs, Eastern Soul, Inspired Tribe, India & Vintage

We're officially a week into the final chapter of 2014. A chaotic atmosphere begins to build within these remaining few weeks, Christmas sends people into a frenzy and the New Year is looming over everyone's shoulders. My mental evaluation of the year has begun, and I find I'm weighing the positives against the negatives, assessing my achievements and my failures. The older I become, the faster time seems to fly, and the more I feel like I am a bystander in my own little life. Blink, and before you know it a week has passed in a blur of monotonous days, and my own inability to make a change within my life. Although the last year has been a learning curve in self-development and growth, I currently feel like me life is on halt due to indecisiveness and fear.
These moments of reflection have left me with a sense of detachment - a detachment that deepens with the onslaught of the festive season and brings along it's own wave of melancholia. The melancholia that engulfs my mind is always an internal observation of my own views of society. But that my friends, is a discussion for another time.