Quick Picks – Week 26, 2013

Quick Picks

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…


Earlier this week one of the ultimate vintage wedding dresses, Elizabeth Taylor’s dress from her first wedding, sold at auction for a cool £121,875.
   Via [The Knot Australia].

If you spend any time on the wedding section of Pinterest or any of the host of lovely bridal blogs out there, you’d be forgiven for thinking that your wedding needs to be an extravaganza of tiny perfect and personally significant details. Offbeat Bride provides a reminder that not every wedding choice needs to “mean something”.

Speaking of tiny perfect details, these DIY terrarium place cards are just lovely. I like place cards that double as wedding favours.

Art & Design

Yuval Yairi’s beautiful sepia toned series of Memory Suitcases are beautiful. While the artworks are prints, the suitcases themselves would make lovely travel companions.
   Via [My Modern Met].

I love these winter landscapes by Thomas Lamb. They seem particularly fitting given how cold our Brisbane winter has been so far.

The limited edition vessel bath by Splinter Works is amazing. Although it probably takes a particular type of bathroom to make a suspended bath made of carbon fibre look at home.
   Via [CJWHO].

Random Asides

Australia’s largest celebration of yoga, YogaFest, is on at the Old Museum in Bowen Hills this weekend. There are classes, workshops, music and market stalls. You can get tickets for the classes and workshops at the door for $68 for one day or $108 for two days. You can visit the market stalls for free.

P&G are the company behind a whole host of beauty brands. They’ve put together a great film showing beauty styles and trends through the decades as part of a current promotion. Note: This link will take you to a YouTube video that will play automatically.
   Via [The Everygirl].

I’ve been speaking to a few expectant mothers recently, and the subject of baby names has come up in conversation. Most parents are nice enough to try to choose names they like and that won’t make life awkward for their offspring. Author Justin Hayes has written a book that should help with that, providing a reference guide for some of the less pleasant meanings associated with names. It could be an entertaining gift for parents-to-be.
   Via [Lost at E Minor].

That’s it for another week’s quick picks. Have a great weekend!

~ Pav

P.S. We don’t receive payment or gifts to list specific products or services in our Quick Picks, we link to stuff because we like it.