Sunday, July 18, 2010

Furnitex and Decoration Design

We had so much fun on the weekend visiting the Furnitex and Design show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. We saw some amazing pieces and we totally lusted after everything from Ruby Star. I took some photos of some of the designers on display. Next venture into town will be to the Melbourne Reed Gift Fair and Life Instyle and we are crossing off the days until it arrives!!! Can't wait!
Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.
xx Evanthe and Faith

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Building of My Island Home

Well then I think I'm beginning to get into this blogging caper unlike my/our attempts at facebook... next we shall conquer Twitter!

Ok then this is the start of my building adventure..... well me saying 'how about we lower this', 'extend that', while by husband actually builds it. I have a vision I tell him and it goes something like this... sort of Hampton's style with a Bahamas influence drawing styles form the Australian coast with a dash of the Mornington Peninsula!

I've started our journey with a photo of our vacant block of land and a photo of our first mow which proved very challenging, a sloping block may have good views but its very hard on the muscles, (mind you my hubby is getting the most divine calf muscles from walking up and down the hill). Next photo shows the boys finishing off the stumps in the lower story and just right of the photo you can see the edge of our suspended concrete slab for our garage of '7' squares!!, which I thought a tad large but I've just been kindly offered a corner store room for Island Collections (hee hee!).
More to come... love Evanthexxx

The Australian House- Vineyard House

The Australian House by Anna Johnson and Patrick Bingham-Hall

How exciting is this........ Our friends came across an architectural book featuring some of my gorgeous hubby's talented carpentry work and on closer inspection found his craftsmanship had featured on the FRONT COVER!!! (I am so so proud). He worked on this house on the Mornington Peninsula for architect John Wardle. The idea behind the post was to depict the winegrower's practice of grafting new rootstock to existing rootstock. It was actually done with a chainsaw because the timbers were so large. The timber is Australian spotted gum, with the bottom timber oiled and the top left natural.
Love Evanthe xx
PS. Last time...but I am so excited for him and soooo proud, what an achievement!