Tuesday, April 27, 2010

pilgrim press: apartment therapy & modern kiddo


hi, how are you? how was your weekend? i had a great weekend. it was a holiday long weekend here commemorating the ANZACs (australian and new zealand army corps) the soldiers who fought in the first world war. if you'd like to read more about ANZAC day click here.

it was an especially exciting start to the weekend for me because our house tour was up on apartment therapy! did you see? when jenny emailed me to ask if i was interested i leapt into action (right after recovering from the excitement induced heart attack), tidying and photographing. that might not seem very impressive, but when there is a three-year-old involved, its a bit of a nightmare. as one mess is conquered, another is created! so its been a full-on week, but ultimately one of the best in recent memory.

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i'm so proud of my house, and so excited that the place i've selfishly created as my ideal haven is of interest, and liked by other people! i (very briefly) studied interior decoration and design, and it was a pretty harrowing experience for me - i was the black sheep of the course. the students thought i was a weirdo, the teachers thought i was a trouble maker (are you kidding me!? i was the biggest square ever, i just had a funny haircut and wore thrifted clothes) and everyone else worshipped at the alter of beige. so life took over and i put away my hopes of being an interior decorator and decided just to make my own house happy. by the way, this isn't meant to be an 'i showed them all' kinda thing, more just a musing on how different views can be, and how inspired i am to find (not just by the apartment therapy feedback but the internet in general) like minds and kindred spirits. so to everyone reading, and commenting here: thank you so much. interacting with you and hearing what you think about the things i love is just amazing. its invigorating and needs to be bottled and sold as a cure for all that ails you!

and as you might have seen: i opened my etsy store at long last! seriously, i thought it would never get sorted out - its taken almost a year. but last year was so fraught with er.. turbulence and general awfulness it just never felt like the right time. but life is calm now, and i'm prepared and with the encouragement and support of some very patient friends and family members, the right time arrived.

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and finally - please, indulge me just this once - you've seen my house, you've seen my work, now you can see my kiddo! poor donovan, he doesn't get any attention here because, well, i spend all day with him so this i the space i get to be myself. but don't let his absence on this blog fool you, i'm so proud of my little guy! he's the cleverest sausage i've ever met and he's great company to work from home with. not your typical co-worker but we get our coloring done! i was very honored to share some of his grooviest threads when he was featured as modern kiddo's weekly kiddo!

phew! so, quite the tour-de-self promotion there, but hey it doesn't happen too often around here so we're cool right? haha see you back here tomorrow for a non-me related post! oh wait.. it will be 'me' related, tomorrow i'll be sharing my 'love list' post of wishlisty goodness. see you then?

13 comments:

Drewzel said...

Well done! go you, yay!!

D R E W said...

WOW! apartment therapy house tour?! seriously?! damn, miss thang, you got it goin' on!

Art Wall Katie said...

Woah...lots of good stuff going on. Your home looks beautiful on A.T. Your kiddo is adorable. yay!

Purple Deer said...

Congrats on Apartment Therapy! Super duper exciting. Your little one is very precious. And I'm checking out your Etsy now. Nothing wrong with a little self promoting. ;)

strawberry lemonade girl said...

YAY PILGRIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm so happy we "found" each other lady.

Your shop is looking FABULOUS!!!

Pilgrim Lee said...

aww yay! thanks for your comments lovely people! :D

Wini said...

Congratulations Pilgrim, way to go! What a lovely home you have. Its so unique, bright, fun and happy :)) You have a gorgeous child too!

Clipping Path said...

Gr8 job my friend! I like to read your nice blogsite..

ejorpin said...

um, wow! Just checked out your lovingly curated, beautiful home - adore the way you use colour. Very, very nice!

Allison said...

WoW! This is all great news! Congratulations Pilgrim ... and so happy you have opened your own store ... Yay! It's also really lovely to see your little guy - such a cutie..

EmilyKate said...

I looooooove your house! I am allergic to beige... no really it makes me feel very on-edge! Your house looks so happy and filled with humour.

bohemianwaltz said...

The funny thing is when I saw the picture on Apartment Therapy, I was like 'that looks like a Draw! Pilgrim photo"...

Turns out I was right!!

Pilgrim Lee said...

thanks for your comments, its been an amazing week :)

bohemianwaltz: haha well done!! what a good eye :D

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