Remember about 10 days ago when my market day was a washout? It's been raining on and off ever since, but during the past week it's been day and night, almost non-stop. All the rivers and creeks are at breaking point, the dams are just about to overflow, cars are being washed away down streets, roads losing their bitumen, factories suffering millions of dollars damage....all that sort of stuff.
Which wouldn't be so bad, if some &+*!@! person had had the foresight not to build Brisbane inland on the flood plain of a very major river. D'oh! It doesn't rain here much-never anything like this- but when it does rain properly there's always a lot of damage. Me, I'm okay. My house is up on stilts anyway, being a Queenslander, so there's no worries there, but according to the news a major flood is disctincly possible.
Ok, rain rant over, back to the indoor pursuits!
A spot of pie-baking. If the colours below look a bit odd it's just from the lighting.
This is my favourite, an almost-vegetarian pie with puff pastry, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, chorizo, cheese, stuffed olives, sweet potato, zuccini, habanero chillies, eggs, silver beet and polka dot corn.
A bit of photo-taking. I love the Deco lines on this bakelite box.
Lots of Commonwealth Games-watching. Lots of countries in it, aren't there? Exacerbated by being quite ill with a sore throat/cold/headache/and all that. Maybe STM/Fiona's germs have osmoted through to me? Suspect I am getting a bit raving and delirious here, but we all have our moments so I know you'll handle it.
I've warned you before, when there's any Olympics or Comm. games on, I transform into some sort of sports-mad person. I don't watch the boring stuff like boxing, lawn bowls, rugby, tennis, badminton, table tennis...ugh! Just track and field, swimming and diving. And by the way, AUSTRALIA IS KILLING EVERYONE. They are lucky I'm not on the team, being that I'm certifiably the most hopeless person at sport, ever.
Some VB-wrangling. Here she is trying to get up on my knee while I take photos. Which is not convenient.
I also managed to have a bit of a look at this book which I picked up bargainously cheap last week, and will keep as a reference. It was first published in 1957, with a second edition in 1968 and a third in 1977.
So there's a variety of interiors shown here - 50s, 60s and 70s. I love the piping on these wingback chairs, although this is not my ideal loungeroom look.
Charles Eames' own house! Unfortunately most of the photos are in black and white, which is really not handy for blogging.
Here's a closer look, because I think there's some fabulous pieces here, like the sculpture thingy in the foreground.
This 60s/70s colour scheme is not what I'd choose for my house, but I kinda like it.
Finnish design. 'nuff said.
I'm not sure quite how old this one is. Check out the height of the chimney - quite amazing. The side tables look like all the Danish/Scandinavian teak that is so popular at the moment. Do you think they've got enough ashtrays out??
I quite like this room, reminds me of a lot of 50s/60s movies I've seen. Rock Hudson would look right at home here.
Please tell me what you think of the book!