Thursday, July 15


It's winter here in Hobart, snowed on the mountain today = Chilly indeed.
As life on the inside is the main activity at the moment all I want to do is drool over beautifully designed objects and furniture. I have fallen deeply inlove with these beautiful objects designed by Ana Kras.

Wednesday, June 2

I'm not going to lie...

I had a little weep when I came across these beautiful paper cuts by Elsa Mora:

Monday, May 24

Five faves

We've been really busy over here at Pip Emma HQ, but I'll spare you the excuses regarding our absence and skip right to...

FIVE FAVES (playing along with the fabulously named, Pip):

1. Locals who letter press. How can you not love the work of Ruby Victoria? She also admits she's a hoarder of stuff. Us too, us too. (The image above is from Ruby Victoria's blog)

2. Fonts. We love type. It's the foundation of great design, I reckon.

3. Making animal masks out of felt for big people and little people.

4. Ted Talks. Inspiring talks by fabulous people about interesting things. For free.

5. Saving our local radio. It's not so good that Edge Radio is in trouble but you can help by signing the petition or becoming a supporter. Or both!

Tuesday, April 27

Recipe: Carrot and Zucchini Fritters

I adapted a recipe from the very wonderful Hungry Girls Cook Book 2, last night.

Here's my version (it was TOPS):

Carrot and Zucchini Fritters

1 x medium - large carrot
1 x medium zucchini
1 x egg
25g (about 2 generous table spoons) plain flour
1 tsp (nice) curry powder or just cummin powder
1 x tsp of ground coriander OR some lovely fresh coriander
1/2 tsp salt
Olive oil
lemon wedge to serve

Grate the carrot and zucchini.
Combine well with the other ingredients.
Put a nice heavy bottom frying pan on the stove at a medium heat and dollop in some olive oil. Swirl it around to coat the pan.

Drop in a tablespoon-ish of mixure in the corner of your pan and spread it out thinly. Repeat. I got 4 fritters in my pan at once.

Cook one side until you see it browning around the edges and flip to cook the other side. Once cooked set aside and keep warm while you do the next batch.

Serve with lemon wedges.

We had ours with smoked salmon, pea sprouts (with lime and ginger balsamic vinegar) and some (stale. oops.) sourdough slices (toasted). YUM.


Oh my goodness...vintage bikes!

From Dave's Vintage Bikes via Rifle

Monday, April 26

We love silhouettes

Vintage or new, on jewellery, books, paper goods and soft furnishings...silhouettes are a striking and simple design feature.

Plus, the word "silhouette" is pretty lovely, don't you think?

Images from
1. Ad Jewellery
2. Lucky Me Beads
3. Your Secret Admiral
4. Edie Beady
5. Trillium Artisans