Monday, April 12, 2010

Lonny magazine makes me laugh ~ in a good way

You've probably worked out by now that I like to laugh...not that I'm unusual in that...I'm sure we all want lots of laughter in our lives. But I like to laugh at interiors too...little things that catch my eye and make me grin. I can appreciate the elegant simplicity of an all-white room, the sublimely styled tablescape, the perfectly put together, the flawless (ok perhaps not that...not sure it exists anyway). I look on all that and know that I will never be entirely capable of it...and that's ok. Because what I really love is quirk, whimsy...possibly even a slight bit of over-the-top nuttiness!  The latest issue of Lonny gave me a few morsels of that...here are my favourite bits of Issue No. 4...on-line now. 
Nutty ostrich head in the sand wallpaper...could only be improved if they were emus! [spoken like a true Aussie hey?] Mind you, I hate emus...they're nasty. 
Mad feather pillows matched with exotic wallpaper, an ornate bedhead and intricate crewel bed cover...at least I think it's embroidered...need new glasses so can't be sure of anything much at the moment...

Eggs mounted on cute little stands (too small for ostriches or emus) and some more great feathers...pheasant perhaps??

Sorry...not a doggy person...do these pooches look slightly kooky to you...and not in a good way?? Sorry puppy lovers! Mind you, my Buffy the Vampire Slayer could probably give them a good run for their money...they have that same evil glint in their eye like she does...and is that a bear in the background?

The thing that makes me smile about this next one is the fun the kid who lives here must have playing peek-a-boo with him or herself...how gorgeous is that mirror and the cute little car...almost makes me want to be a grandmother...but not quite!

And what is not to love about that parrot cushion...Johnny Depp must surely be lurking in the next room all kitted out in his Cap'n Sparrow outfit...

...and this orange and black combination just makes me want to do a little jig down the hallway...I think it's glorious...but I'd probably slip on the rug...being ever-so-slightly clumsy as I am...with the bruises to prove it!

The only reason this next pic is here is because of the Chinese stools. I have two just like this and I got them for only $30 and I know they cost a lot more than that now...so that makes me very happy...

Say no more...there is a goat in the library, bloggy people...a goat!

...and while I know the giant fork on the wall thing has been done before, I still think it's so simple and so clever...cleverly simple or simply clever...you decide which...it hurts my brain at this time of the morning to work that one out...

And lastly...because I'm a crabby person with poor eyesight...I just had to include this...

Oh, and when I said crabby person, you know I meant Cancerian right? Not crabby as in cranky...well, not all the time anyway :)
I'm off to earn some moolah lovelies...hope your week gets off to a great start and stays that way.
And P.S....the slow cooked pork with orange and star anise last night was indeed yummy!
all images Lonny magazine...love it to bits but still wish I could curl up in bed with it...the laptop doesn't come close to satisfying my need to read in bed!

18 comments:

  1. Wow!! That nursery is fabulous!!

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  2. Gotta love Lonny! The sublime mixed with a little of the ridiculous, all in one uber-stylish package. Not sure I'm hip enough to pull off a goat sculpture in the library, but of course I'd have to build a library first. I know I can always rely on you for a good belly laugh to start the day!
    Have a good day chicky, and thanks for the welcome back! xx

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  3. This post is great Kerry! I am not familiar with Lonny. I laughed at your comment about the dogs...something not quite right in that one. They look possessed...the work of Buffy I imagine. Very envious of the Chinese stools. Great find on your part! That red door says 'zing' to me..gotta love it! Very clever with the crab :)
    Hope you have a fab week and many thanks for your very kind comment!!
    Jeanne :)

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  4. Kerry your posts always get me in. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love your way with words.

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  5. What a great Monday post! Thanks for lifting my spirits with your images. xx

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  6. Stand up comedian :) it is 6. 30 am here in Amsterdam and you have already made my day!

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  7. Dear Kerry, Now, what a surprise! I should never have taken you for anything other than a very straight-laced, serious kind of person reflecting on all of the important issues of life at length. How wrong one can be.

    Some of these images are wonderful, others superb for, in my view, somebody else! I particularly like, not in any order, the parrot cushion, the outsize fork, the eggs in cups, and the goat. I too have a Chinese stool in my Morning Room in Budapest so, what a relief, good taste is confirmed.

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  8. Oh thank you, I needed a giggle. All I could think of was that those green feather cushions look like they could be alive and possible slimey to touch eww and the parrot, I can just imagine it pooping right on that immaculate white chair. You are definitely going on my blogroll!

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  9. Oh they're all fabulous! I love the furry cushions and the 'emu' wallpaper! Great spotting! A-M xx

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  10. I love that wallpaper! I posted about it ... Its just too fabulous !!x

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  11. Really very nice posting! You are Master. I love it. congratulations and have a nice week.

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  12. love the extra large spoon.....

    xxx
    ceo

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  13. Kerry, what a great post!!! A goat in the library? Yeah...strange. But the mirror by the crib is freaky! I think the kid would wake up in the middle of the night and see someone there looking back at him. Interesting! Love the post! Perfect for a Monday morning!

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  14. Oh that mirror. I absolutely adore it. What baby wouldn't love it too? :)

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  15. I thought that crab guy was one claw short of being a bit OCD! : )

    but he did have immaculate taste with it, i have to give him that!!

    jxx

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  16. So much to love in this issue but definitely some odd choices as well. Loved the same house it seems you did. Though I could do without the parrot pillow and the goat but the flipside is that I love that they are expressing their individuality and just going for it. Assuming that's not totally staged of course ;)

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  17. Very nice townhouse! I think green is the best color since its sunny there. It's cool to see something green in the area like those houses for sale in Tulsa. Real estate (Tulsa, Oklahoma) doesn't just do business but also gives tranquility and warm feeling to people in the neighborhood.

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