High Speed Explosions


I'm completely enamoured by the high speed colour explosions of scientist and self-taught photographer, Jon Smith. The result of what I can only imagine is some very messy trial and error, Jon experiments with a camera, a pellet gun, and light bulbs full of materials ranging from layered paint and sand to sequins and feathers.

Be sure to check out the rest of his gorgeous gallery here.

[Via Good Things*/Crafthunter]

When Tim Met Tilda

Completely and utterly obsessed with everything about this photo.

A photo shoot for the May 2013 issue W Magazine by Tim Walker, featuring Tilda Swinton in a surrealist sculpture garden. Perfection.

The sculpture garden is REAL and it's called Las Pozas, located outside of Xilitla, Mexico - a place that I know exactly nothing about and plan to remedy immediately (starting here!)

In the wise words of Liz Lemon:

I want to go to there.

Colours and Confetti


Colourful confetti seems to be a theme this week, so I'm going with it. I've had a really interesting few days with some exciting opportunities presenting themselves, despite my overwhelming Awkward Turtle-itis kicking into gear, so fingers crossed for more colour, more unexpected beauty, and more good things.

Speaking of colour, I've given THAT [unreliable] GIRL a pastelicious mini-makeover to keep me inspired whilst I tinker away on an entirely new layout. I'd love to hear what you think!

xx Kit

Wednesday Wisdom - Unexpected Beauty

Be present 
in order to discover beauty 
in unexpected places.

- Ross Langdon


This week, the global architecture family is mourning the loss of Australian architect Ross Langdon, and his wife Elif Yavuz. Both had their lives cut tragically short in the ongoing Nairobi mall siege. Ross and Elif were expecting their first child in two weeks time.

I never had the honour of meeting Ross, but as is the way with most design industries, the Australian architecture scene is a small, close-knit affair, and many of my former colleagues have lost a dear personal friend.

The architecture family has lost a bright young star. Sustainable, grass-roots architecture has lost a quiet, unassuming hero. The world has lost two people who dedicated their lives to doing good and helping others.

My thoughts and prayers go to the family and many friends of both Ross and Elif. 

They touched many lives, and they have left a legacy of positivity and unexpected beauty that will not be forgotten.

xx Kit



It's been a while.

I'm torn as to whether I should first offer my sincere apologies to the many people I let down with yet another sudden, unplanned and extended absence, or thank the many people who reached out to see how I was travelling.

I'd quite like to do both simultaneously, in a rain of love-heart confetti and to the (inexplicable) tune of Walking on Sunshine, all whilst yelling THANK SORRY YOU SO MUCH!

As you may know, my health (or lack thereof) has made the last few years pretty tough for me, and as a result, both my personal and professional relationships have suffered. The experience has ranged from humbling to outright demoralising. Soul-crushing sounds a bit dramatic, but it's not too far from the truth.

To add insult to my Sudden-Disappearance injury, particularly for those I have previously partnered with/collaborated with/been supported/sponsored by, my domain was kindly reclaimed by a company that shall not be named, even after I provided all my payment details to them within their allocated timeframe. Their price miraculously jumped 300% which I was unable to produce instantly, as demanded, and my old domain is now in the hands of someone who believes it is currently worth US$5000.

It's very flattering that something I created is now "worth" so much, but with a few years of medical bills hanging ominously over my head, I'd be be lucky to spare $50, let alone $5k.

So back to my humble .blogspot beginnings, I'm here to offer both my heartfelt apologies to the many people I abandoned, and my heartfelt gratitude to those who have checked in with me or offered their kind words of support. There's a great deal of overlap, and for that I'm exponentially grateful.

I hope to start writing and sharing inspiration with you all again soon.

 Thank you + Sorry x 80 zillion.

xx Kit