December 29, 2011
How can you not love a bit of snowdome fashion? From perfume to jewellery, looks like every designer wants to have a go. I’d totally forgotten about this fun Paul Smith top in my drawer until Em reminded me. Apologies for the bad photography, I had no one around to model it for me!
November 28, 2011
November 3, 2011
Thanks for the Italian birthday card Jeffro. It’s not my birthday.
October 20, 2011
I remember the crisp air and tastiest little Monmouth coffee at Borough Markets in London last October. Miss you Clive!
October 8, 2011
I saw my blog for the first time on an iPad2 last night and it looked so different to the web and iPhone versions, it was fantastic! Makes me want to go out and get one. I heart WordPress!
September 10, 2011
After taking stock of my dome shelf ecosystem, I made an amazing discovery. It looks like I only have about 60 days left, so my daily dome could be done just in time to celebrate Movember! And do I have a dome for that or what?
I really have to thank Andy for his gift in April which prolonged this little project for a month!
My current loves: all things rollerskating (anyone remember Xanadu?) and LL Wine and Dine’s ginger and lychee martini. Thanks Chris!
I couldn’t post any other dome today even if I tried – like I was going to be struck down with 7 years of bad luck if I didn’t post a British one! This is the first of the vintage domes donated by Andy Zito. How cool is this Beefeater?
Now, how about some tiaras and tequilas? Maybe just the tequila.
February 27, 2011
If you cast your mind back, I blogged about a £650 dome we saw in London’s Tate Modern gift shop late last year. I was so overwhelmed by the price tag that the somewhat familiar artist’s name faded into the background. For some strange reason that I can’t even begin to explain, it all clicked together today!
These domes were created by none other than Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz, famous for their dystopian landscapes. These were two in a larger collection of snowdomes called ‘Travelers’ featuring dark, eerie frozen landscapes. What I would give to own one of these! I think my favourite is the Traveler that murders someone with a rock. Is that bad?
Images courtesy of http://www.martin-munoz.com
February 12, 2011
I love how snowdomes celebrate icons. My first ride on one of London’s double-decker buses was but a couple of months ago and it was a truly beautiful way to see the city. It was the day after Halloween, so the sights were plentiful as all-night revellers dressed as witches and ghouls began to spill out onto the crowded streets.
Thanks Clive, you made London super-fun!
January 10, 2011
It’s a historic day for the Hubs. Today, his most prized possession in his teens, his 21 year old Amiga (plus it’s accompanying zillions of 3.5 inch floppies) left him for another home. But while a battle raged inside me between Nostalgic-Domer and De-Geeking-Domer (not to mention Space-Saving-Domer), the Hubs seemed happily content. Why? He’d spent a good week ensuring his PC could emulate the whole experience AND the system was going to a special collector’s home. We heart collectors.
On a more musical note – how was my first Sydney Festival event for the year? FANTASTIC. Hanggai. A group specialising in modernised Mongolian folk music. Think traditional Chinese music mixed with progressive rock. Crazy but FUN!
* A huge, massive, ridiculously gigantic thank you to Em who saved me from posting an already posted dome today! I haven’t been keeping a close eye on my blogged and unblogged sections.