Quick Picks – Week 27, 2013

Quick Picks

Hello you fabulous things, welcome to Friday! It’s almost the weekend, so here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to help you start winding down. As usual, good things come in threes…


If you’re considering blue as one of your wedding colours, then you might want to check out Queensland Brides for a little inspiration. I’m particularly partial to their combination of navy and sparkles.

Speaking of something blue, The Knot Australia explains why brides wear “something borrowed”. I have to admit to not knowing there was a fifth part to the rhyme before reading this.

Staying with the theme of bridal traditions, if you’re considering a garter then the Bridal Trousseau has a lovely range.
   Via [Hello May].

Art & Design

I am completely in love with Chinese sculptor Hu Shaoming’s City series. Note: The website isn’t in English, so unless you’re multi-lingual you just get to look at all the pretty and wish you could read more about it.
   Via [My Modern Met].

While I’m a bit over cloudy skies at the moment, I’m still strangely attracted to Mineheart’s Stormy Sky Lampshade.
   Via [Lost at E Minor].

We discovered the Japanese band Perfume on one of our trips to Japan a couple of years ago and rapidly became big fans. They won an award at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity for their Global Site Project, which is truly awesome, and got a standing ovation for their live performance during which the girls were turned into projection screens for artist Daito Manabe. Warning: Both links will take you to sites with sound and video that automatically play.
   Via [Spoon & Tamago].

Random Asides

One of the challenges of living in an apartment designed and built in the 1930s (think small but perfectly formed), is the constant balance between acquiring things and having room to put them. So I’m always interested in hearing about people who’ve gone minimalist.
   Via [Gala Darling].

The Old Museum in Bowen Hills seems to be the place to be on the weekend at the moment. This weekend they’re hosting the Finders Keepers Markets. You have from 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday to visit the 65 artists and designers who’ll be setting up stalls full of tempting wares. Entry is $2.
   Via [The Spring Blog].

This one is for those of you in parts of the world where it’s summer right now. If you get bored with building standard sand castles as you laze on the beach, you can up your game with these architectural sand molds. The set cost US$15 and features the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum, the Parthenon, a Mayan Pyramid and an Egyptian Pyramid.
   Via [CJWHO].

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.