Happy Holidays!

I have no idea where this photo was taken, or even which year, although it's not too difficult to figure out that it was probably around the holiday season (unless someone got really, really lazy - it was a tall tree!)

I have many more photos to share with you, including some I took at the StyleMilk event last Tuesday night (here's one of myself and Liss of Daydream Lily, yay!) but unfortunately the silly season is absolutely insane in my corner and I'm stretched to my limits. Working towards a tight deadline at this time of year is always fun enough, but when you're getting on a plane in just over 24 hours, there's a new kind of pressure at play! 

This year I'm incredibly lucky to be spending Christmas and New Years' with my family...in Singapore! It's been so long since I've travelled abroad that I had to restart the passport process from scratch!

While I'm over there I plan to photograph my adventures (with my prehistoric iPhone) and create my own little Instagram Guide to Singapore, so please feel free to follow me on the Instagram app (@msunreliable), or on Instagrid or Followgram in your browser! I'll also be shooting with my shiny new DSLR and the Lomo LC-A that Liss has kindly leant me for my travels, so prepare for an influx of photographs in the new year!

Wishing you all a fantastic holiday season, stay safe and well, and I hope to see you back here in 2012!

xx Kit

Wednesday Wisdom - Friendship

Walking with a friend
in the dark
is better than walking alone
in the light.

- Helen Keller

[Photography by astronautsoup]

Wednesday Wisdom - Without the Rain

And when it rains on your parade,
look up rather than down.
Without the rain,
there would be no rainbow.

- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Dear Rain,

You are very nice, and I do also like rainbows, but I would like it very much if you went away this weekend. Otherwise, my garden party is going to be a very soggy affair, and this is not desirable.



P.S. If anyone has a marquee they'd like to loan me for the weekend, I shall pay you in macarons and cupcakes!

[Photography by sayra]

First Shots - Old and New

Nothing mind-blowing or particularly inspiring about today's post, but I'm still excited about my new camera so I'm going to inflict some snapshots upon you! Essentially, it's a mini-tour of my bedroom as the rest of my place is still hidden under tea cups and paper lanterns!

[ Old by New ]

This is my tiny old dinosaur of a digital camera. The size of a credit card (with the quality to match) he has nevertheless been a trusty friend on the many roads I've travelled over the last decade. He's a little worse for wear and not the prettiest Pentax in town, but I'm sentimental. This was the first photo I took on the new camera.
[ Storage ]

Wanting to get rid of clutter is all well and good until you realise you have next to no storage. So, I improvised.

[ The Vintage Treasures of Bonnie Doon ]

I'm looking forward to finally using my vintage babies for more than just display purposes! I'm currently cutting and pinning bunting for the high tea party (this weekend - eek! Please don't rain!) and the Six-20 Folding Brownie will hopefully be getting some love not too long afterwards!

[ Crochet Corner ]

This time of year is Brisbane is way too hot and humid for leather chairs, as I have discovered. So whilst my beloved 1940's leather office chair sits in the corner collecting even more tea party goods, I've prettied up an otherwise hideous late-90's fabric chair for my own geeky blogging purposes. Doilies everywhere!

[ A Little Light Reading]

My bedside table, complete with Diptyque candle (mandarin and grapefruit, yum!) my grandmother's pillbox (used for small earrings) and a stack of books...all sitting on yet another doily.

I've been one of those annoying people who reads everything on my phone, but since my eBook app of choice has mysteriously ceased to work after allegedly being acquired by Amazon, I've decided that it's time to return to books. Actual books. The ones with real paper!

I headed to my local second-hand book store, loaded myself up with Hemingway and Fitzgerald, and had a fantastic chat to the store owner about everything from the classics to science fiction and back again. I suspect he'll be seeing a lot of me in the near future!

What are you reading at the moment? Do you have a stack of books set aside for the holiday break like I do? I'm currently making my way through all the classics I was never made to read in high school - tell me about your favourite classics (and your least favourite too!)

xx Kit

Blue Skies and Rain

It seems only fitting that I share one of my old photographs before I share any new ones. This was taken at my first apartment in Sydney; a happy home for over two years, yet a photograph that nonetheless captures a lot of the melancholy that occured there and since.

I miss that wall. I miss those shadows and the peeling paint and the irregular nooks and notches. I miss that blue sky.

I really miss that blue sky.