Wednesday, April 16, 2014


i am a bit of a japanophile and once i get started on the subject, it seems i tirelessly find more about japan that fascinates me. wabi-sabi is an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. a similar philosophy- Kintsukuroi is the art of repairing damaged pottery with gold; in essence actually highlighting the flaws. there have been a few times recently that some favourite ceramics have ended up in the garbage because i thought them to be beyond repair, oh how i am wishing now that i had kitsugied them into a new perfection.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

for goodness' sakura!

this is now the third year in a row that i have enjoyed cherry blossom (sakura) season in japan via instagram and it is so beautiful, it kind of hurts. this time of year is always bittersweet, because as much as i am in total awe of the spectacular blooms i see vicariously through others' lenses, i wish to be in tokyo so badly. i'm a firm believer in 'if you want something, you should be doing it' (though i know too well, this is often easier said than done)…yet, another end of march has passed and i did not spend it in japan. i vow right now that this time next year (unless there is some unforeseen circumstance, like i am giving birth or something…?!) i WILL be in tokyo for a sakura spring. yes!

all images via here

Little Nicki does Easter for Freedom!!

here is my final Easter inspired table setting for Freedom Australia- this one has the most DIY aspects to it and was SO much fun to be a part of. please let me know what you think or if you have a favourite (??). and here is the last supper, if you will:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

easter inspiration.

you might be getting tired of seeing me in bunny ears, but here are some table settings i did for Freedom Australia. are you as eggcited as i am for Easter??!

all images by: Latessa Photography

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