Monday, 30 May 2011
vietnamese pork rolls, my friends and graffiti are the things i miss most about melbourne. i suppose street art in general is a symbol for all things 'inner-city' that I miss. sigh. anyway, i find i'm always on the lookout and recently i have started to see more and more about hobart. i've spied none in the twigs yet - but i will keep looking. here are some bits i have admired lately.
lady ghosts - battery point
Sunday, 29 May 2011
this is my favourite building in hobart. i love everything about it, especially the green door. i was super excited when i was looking online and i came across the photo below. i'm 99.9% sure its the same building. i really wanted to know more about 1+2 architecture, the lucky folks who 'live' in the building - they do some amazing work. then the other day bb & i were walking by and he pulled me up to the green door. he had emailed the architect and organised for us to have a look through (he is so very very sweet). it was so great to see the inside!
photo credit: powerhouse museum
Thursday, 26 May 2011
i took the photo above in san francisco last year. i love this, there is no better way to brighten the streets than knitting. i'm so glad yarnbombing has made it to the island. i think its all sorts of lovely.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
huonville is the town closest to our little house. it’s only small but it’s the hub of the valley. working in hobart means most of the time we spend in huonville is strictly business (food shopping, petrol purchasing etc) still i thought i would share some of the places bb and i have had time to expore lately.
stans pizza (thursday-sunday)
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
when you live in the twigs and work 50kms away it can be a long, cold and lonely day for a whippet baby to wait for her parents to return home. that's why mabel goes to 'school'. when she first came to live with us she used to spend the day at a kennel in lower longley. lovely leanne was fabulous and mabes still stays with her if we go away overnight. more recently she has been attending club canine in hobart. bb & i find a lot of comfort in the fact she is spending her days with other puppies in a safe, warm and fun environment - plus she loves it.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
a quick look around our house and i think i may have developed a bit of a problem. i seem to be obsessed with tasmania. everywhere i look is a kitsch tassie 'something'. i think the combination of my love of kitsch-ness, collecting things and our new found home have created a monster. to give you an idea of what i mean, here is a snapshot of some bits i have gathered since our move.
textbook from the chapel st bazaar
teatowels and spoons galore
cushion from etsy
|vintage map from new norfolk|
Saturday, 21 May 2011
this gorgeous park is near the center of hobart. i read that it used to be a cemetery dating back to 1804. apparently in 1925 it was saved from its neglected state and transformed into a park. most of the headstones were moved to a memorial wall that still stands today although a few of the bigger/grander ones are still scattered about. i also read that king billy was buried here. poor poor billy. there is definitely more to the park than meets the eye.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
ahhh the drive. this is what bb and i face each day. its one of those things that comes with living in the twigs and i have to say i have a love/hate relationship with it.
sometimes in the mornings the light is so amazing, we see the valley and the mountain in ways that make us feel we are so lucky to live in this part of the world.
on the other hand, its long, its curvy, its sometimes treacherous and very often dark - i suppose it is the price we pay for living where we do.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
this is ethos. it opened in elizabeth street (hobart) a couple of months ago. its one of my favourite coffee spots, not just because they use seven seeds beans (which i love) but because it is such a gorgeous space. you enter from the street via an 1820s carriage way, through a courtyard and into a building that used to house an old pharmacy. it's lovely and cosy and i think its a great spot anytime of day.