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Katarinka and Ithika have shared a passion for beautiful things for many years, and after several increasingly excitable conversations, decided to create a blog. This is it! The Pixellage, a collection of wonderful things.

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DIY watercolour card in 1 hour
I found myself feeling crafty one Saturday afternoon, before an engagement party, no less, and with an hour to spare I whipped up this card. While the technique wasn’t perfect, I think the results were pretty reasonable!
1. Grab some not-too sticky sticky tape (I used Scotch Magic Tape), and rip it into thinner strips, if the tape allows it/if you feel like it. I liked the uneven results of haphazardly tearing the tape.

2. Arrange the magic tape on your card however you like. I chose a very simple pattern, due to time constraints. Try not to press the tape down too cleanly - some bleeding looks interesting, and the card is less likely to rip.

3. Get painting! You might like to experiment with different amounts of water.

I used tissues to blot excess water and create subtle patterns within the paint. (It also speeds the drying process up substantially.) 

4. When you’re done, let the paint dry for five minutes (or, you can do what I did, and blot everything, because you don’t have time…)

Then slowly, slowly peel away the tape.

5. I added some more decoration to the inside of the card, which I stamped with some mini alphabet stamps I had lying around. The hearts and bunting looked a bit wonky to start with, but the fun thing about watercolour is that you can generally hide your mistakes with more paint. 



I also stamped out the messages myself, using Kiki.K’s futura alphabet stamp set. I also own a mini alphabet stamp set which I brought for $5 from a little street stall, used on the inside. The ink I used is Memento Tuxedo Black, it’s allegedly archival quality.  You could also use watercolour paint on your stamps for extra fun and colour! 

DIY watercolour card in 1 hour

I found myself feeling crafty one Saturday afternoon, before an engagement party, no less, and with an hour to spare I whipped up this card. While the technique wasn’t perfect, I think the results were pretty reasonable!

1. Grab some not-too sticky sticky tape (I used Scotch Magic Tape), and rip it into thinner strips, if the tape allows it/if you feel like it. I liked the uneven results of haphazardly tearing the tape.

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2. Arrange the magic tape on your card however you like. I chose a very simple pattern, due to time constraints. Try not to press the tape down too cleanly - some bleeding looks interesting, and the card is less likely to rip.


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3. Get painting! You might like to experiment with different amounts of water.

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I used tissues to blot excess water and create subtle patterns within the paint. (It also speeds the drying process up substantially.) 

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4. When you’re done, let the paint dry for five minutes (or, you can do what I did, and blot everything, because you don’t have time…)

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Then slowly, slowly peel away the tape.

5. I added some more decoration to the inside of the card, which I stamped with some mini alphabet stamps I had lying around. The hearts and bunting looked a bit wonky to start with, but the fun thing about watercolour is that you can generally hide your mistakes with more paint. 

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I also stamped out the messages myself, using Kiki.K’s futura alphabet stamp set. I also own a mini alphabet stamp set which I brought for $5 from a little street stall, used on the inside. The ink I used is Memento Tuxedo Black, it’s allegedly archival quality.  You could also use watercolour paint on your stamps for extra fun and colour! 

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More tea! This one is T2 Tea’s Black Rose, an awesome fruity mix.  The base is keemun, a black Chinese tea, and the fruity tone of keemun is complimented beautifully by a selection of fruits - mango, currants and papaya.  Finishing the tea off are rose petals and a pretty blue petal I can’t identify. 
This filled my whole living area with a wonderful summery, fruity scent.  Maybe not the best tea for a winter afternoon, but I’m not a tea… fashion… girl. Drink it when you want to! 
This is one of my favourite teas. I have it black, but it also works with milk. More tea! This one is T2 Tea’s Black Rose, an awesome fruity mix.  The base is keemun, a black Chinese tea, and the fruity tone of keemun is complimented beautifully by a selection of fruits - mango, currants and papaya.  Finishing the tea off are rose petals and a pretty blue petal I can’t identify. 
This filled my whole living area with a wonderful summery, fruity scent.  Maybe not the best tea for a winter afternoon, but I’m not a tea… fashion… girl. Drink it when you want to! 
This is one of my favourite teas. I have it black, but it also works with milk.

More tea! This one is T2 Tea’s Black Rose, an awesome fruity mix.  The base is keemun, a black Chinese tea, and the fruity tone of keemun is complimented beautifully by a selection of fruits - mango, currants and papaya.  Finishing the tea off are rose petals and a pretty blue petal I can’t identify. 

This filled my whole living area with a wonderful summery, fruity scent.  Maybe not the best tea for a winter afternoon, but I’m not a tea… fashion… girl. Drink it when you want to! 

This is one of my favourite teas. I have it black, but it also works with milk.

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Tea is one of my favourite things.  So logically, it follows that I am a T2 Tea fiend… and that I love teapots.  Anyway, I figured I should start reviewing T2 teas. Mainly, so that I could drink more tea.
This here is Just Rose, and it is as lovely to look at (and smell!) as to drink.  Infuse for 3-5 minutes at 100C.  The roses release a gorgeous aroma as soon as the hot water hits them, and the flavour is delicate and simple.  It is an uncomplicated tea, as you’d expect.
I was actually fortunate enough to be given a free sample of this tea, and I will certainly be buying some! It tastes as delicious as it looks.

(This Tea Review also features my Burmese, Inca. Doing her favourite thing - breaking rules about cats on kitchen benches) Tea is one of my favourite things.  So logically, it follows that I am a T2 Tea fiend… and that I love teapots.  Anyway, I figured I should start reviewing T2 teas. Mainly, so that I could drink more tea.
This here is Just Rose, and it is as lovely to look at (and smell!) as to drink.  Infuse for 3-5 minutes at 100C.  The roses release a gorgeous aroma as soon as the hot water hits them, and the flavour is delicate and simple.  It is an uncomplicated tea, as you’d expect.
I was actually fortunate enough to be given a free sample of this tea, and I will certainly be buying some! It tastes as delicious as it looks.

(This Tea Review also features my Burmese, Inca. Doing her favourite thing - breaking rules about cats on kitchen benches) Tea is one of my favourite things.  So logically, it follows that I am a T2 Tea fiend… and that I love teapots.  Anyway, I figured I should start reviewing T2 teas. Mainly, so that I could drink more tea.
This here is Just Rose, and it is as lovely to look at (and smell!) as to drink.  Infuse for 3-5 minutes at 100C.  The roses release a gorgeous aroma as soon as the hot water hits them, and the flavour is delicate and simple.  It is an uncomplicated tea, as you’d expect.
I was actually fortunate enough to be given a free sample of this tea, and I will certainly be buying some! It tastes as delicious as it looks.

(This Tea Review also features my Burmese, Inca. Doing her favourite thing - breaking rules about cats on kitchen benches)

Tea is one of my favourite things.  So logically, it follows that I am a T2 Tea fiend… and that I love teapots.  Anyway, I figured I should start reviewing T2 teas. Mainly, so that I could drink more tea.

This here is Just Rose, and it is as lovely to look at (and smell!) as to drink.  Infuse for 3-5 minutes at 100C.  The roses release a gorgeous aroma as soon as the hot water hits them, and the flavour is delicate and simple.  It is an uncomplicated tea, as you’d expect.

I was actually fortunate enough to be given a free sample of this tea, and I will certainly be buying some! It tastes as delicious as it looks.

(This Tea Review also features my Burmese, Inca. Doing her favourite thing - breaking rules about cats on kitchen benches)

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At a guess, I’d say my wardrobe is about 50% Gorman. I love every piece so so much; their prints are bright and fun, and typically very well-made. (Also usually somewhat out of my budget but there’s a Gorman outlet store near my house which can’t possibly be a coincidence.) There’s something about covering myself in good design that makes me incredibly happy, especially now we’re in Winter — bright colours stop me from feeling gloomy when it’s overcast.  At a guess, I’d say my wardrobe is about 50% Gorman. I love every piece so so much; their prints are bright and fun, and typically very well-made. (Also usually somewhat out of my budget but there’s a Gorman outlet store near my house which can’t possibly be a coincidence.) There’s something about covering myself in good design that makes me incredibly happy, especially now we’re in Winter — bright colours stop me from feeling gloomy when it’s overcast.  At a guess, I’d say my wardrobe is about 50% Gorman. I love every piece so so much; their prints are bright and fun, and typically very well-made. (Also usually somewhat out of my budget but there’s a Gorman outlet store near my house which can’t possibly be a coincidence.) There’s something about covering myself in good design that makes me incredibly happy, especially now we’re in Winter — bright colours stop me from feeling gloomy when it’s overcast. 

At a guess, I’d say my wardrobe is about 50% Gorman. I love every piece so so much; their prints are bright and fun, and typically very well-made. (Also usually somewhat out of my budget but there’s a Gorman outlet store near my house which can’t possibly be a coincidence.) There’s something about covering myself in good design that makes me incredibly happy, especially now we’re in Winter — bright colours stop me from feeling gloomy when it’s overcast. 

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I really love smoothies.  They’re sort of mostly healthy, delicious, and delicious. 
I invented this smoothie in front of my discus tank, and I thought I’d share it with all of you, maybe make a habit out of it.
The other thing about smoothies is that they’re really easy, and quite difficult to get wrong.
Combine:
 1 Cup frozen mixed berries or 1 cup of your favourite berries (these are mostly blueberries and strawberries)
1 Cup milk (I use lactose free skim milk, because yeah, I’m one of those. You could also use almond milk or rice milk for a distinct flavour change.) 
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds (they’re good for you and add a fun crunch)
1 Small banana (I used a Carnarvon Banana, because they’re the best kind of Banana you can get in Western Australia, possibly the world. Queensland Bananas tend to be larger and much less tasty.  If you’re not from around here, I’m sorry.) 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or, to taste
This makes a super thick smoothie.  Think of the consistency of molten lava, and you’re about there, except this is cold.  If this just isn’t enough body for you, add a cup of ice and you will have a drink which not only will give you a chronic brain freeze but which you can also probably cut with a knife. I really love smoothies.  They’re sort of mostly healthy, delicious, and delicious. 
I invented this smoothie in front of my discus tank, and I thought I’d share it with all of you, maybe make a habit out of it.
The other thing about smoothies is that they’re really easy, and quite difficult to get wrong.
Combine:
 1 Cup frozen mixed berries or 1 cup of your favourite berries (these are mostly blueberries and strawberries)
1 Cup milk (I use lactose free skim milk, because yeah, I’m one of those. You could also use almond milk or rice milk for a distinct flavour change.) 
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds (they’re good for you and add a fun crunch)
1 Small banana (I used a Carnarvon Banana, because they’re the best kind of Banana you can get in Western Australia, possibly the world. Queensland Bananas tend to be larger and much less tasty.  If you’re not from around here, I’m sorry.) 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or, to taste
This makes a super thick smoothie.  Think of the consistency of molten lava, and you’re about there, except this is cold.  If this just isn’t enough body for you, add a cup of ice and you will have a drink which not only will give you a chronic brain freeze but which you can also probably cut with a knife.

I really love smoothies.  They’re sort of mostly healthy, delicious, and delicious. 

I invented this smoothie in front of my discus tank, and I thought I’d share it with all of you, maybe make a habit out of it.

The other thing about smoothies is that they’re really easy, and quite difficult to get wrong.

Combine:

  •  1 Cup frozen mixed berries or 1 cup of your favourite berries (these are mostly blueberries and strawberries)
  • 1 Cup milk (I use lactose free skim milk, because yeah, I’m one of those. You could also use almond milk or rice milk for a distinct flavour change.) 
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds (they’re good for you and add a fun crunch)
  • 1 Small banana (I used a Carnarvon Banana, because they’re the best kind of Banana you can get in Western Australia, possibly the world. Queensland Bananas tend to be larger and much less tasty.  If you’re not from around here, I’m sorry.) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, or, to taste

This makes a super thick smoothie.  Think of the consistency of molten lava, and you’re about there, except this is cold.  If this just isn’t enough body for you, add a cup of ice and you will have a drink which not only will give you a chronic brain freeze but which you can also probably cut with a knife.

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Cute and practical - Invitation tea towels

Invitationteatowels.com.au has found a solution to what has been, for me, a big problem about wedding planning - why am I spending all this money for something people are going to look at once and then throw away?  
Starting at $12 AUD per tea towel, these aren’t even that much more expensive than your standard card invitations - they are actually cheaper than some options!  They are able to customise their stock designs to your needs, or you can have a custom design made for $300.  Cute and practical - Invitation tea towels

Invitationteatowels.com.au has found a solution to what has been, for me, a big problem about wedding planning - why am I spending all this money for something people are going to look at once and then throw away?  
Starting at $12 AUD per tea towel, these aren’t even that much more expensive than your standard card invitations - they are actually cheaper than some options!  They are able to customise their stock designs to your needs, or you can have a custom design made for $300.  Cute and practical - Invitation tea towels

Invitationteatowels.com.au has found a solution to what has been, for me, a big problem about wedding planning - why am I spending all this money for something people are going to look at once and then throw away?  
Starting at $12 AUD per tea towel, these aren’t even that much more expensive than your standard card invitations - they are actually cheaper than some options!  They are able to customise their stock designs to your needs, or you can have a custom design made for $300. 

Cute and practical - Invitation tea towels

Invitationteatowels.com.au has found a solution to what has been, for me, a big problem about wedding planning - why am I spending all this money for something people are going to look at once and then throw away?  

Starting at $12 AUD per tea towel, these aren’t even that much more expensive than your standard card invitations - they are actually cheaper than some options!  They are able to customise their stock designs to your needs, or you can have a custom design made for $300. 

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Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha! Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha! Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha! Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha! Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha! Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha! Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha!

Cannot believe these are tattoos that people can get inked onto their bodies — they’re so vibrant and beautiful. Behold the work of Russian artist Sasha!

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DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS ART, GUYS? Ithika posted about The Den a little while ago, with some sneaky zebras hiding in the background, gracing the walls of Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln. The lovely birds above are also painted by local artist Anya Brock!
Tartine Cafe is the newest enterprise to benefit from her pieces, which you can find at the mouth of the horseshoe bridge, on the corner of Wellington and William. The owner was nice enough to catch me taking photos of Anya’s work, chatted to me a little about the artist, and encouraged my hankering for pastries and coffee. Tartine is definitely one of those places I keep walking past, meaning to check out, but am usually on my way to somewhere important. Apparently these birds look equally spectacular from the inside, so next time, I’ll be bringing my mum! DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS ART, GUYS? Ithika posted about The Den a little while ago, with some sneaky zebras hiding in the background, gracing the walls of Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln. The lovely birds above are also painted by local artist Anya Brock!
Tartine Cafe is the newest enterprise to benefit from her pieces, which you can find at the mouth of the horseshoe bridge, on the corner of Wellington and William. The owner was nice enough to catch me taking photos of Anya’s work, chatted to me a little about the artist, and encouraged my hankering for pastries and coffee. Tartine is definitely one of those places I keep walking past, meaning to check out, but am usually on my way to somewhere important. Apparently these birds look equally spectacular from the inside, so next time, I’ll be bringing my mum! DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS ART, GUYS? Ithika posted about The Den a little while ago, with some sneaky zebras hiding in the background, gracing the walls of Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln. The lovely birds above are also painted by local artist Anya Brock!
Tartine Cafe is the newest enterprise to benefit from her pieces, which you can find at the mouth of the horseshoe bridge, on the corner of Wellington and William. The owner was nice enough to catch me taking photos of Anya’s work, chatted to me a little about the artist, and encouraged my hankering for pastries and coffee. Tartine is definitely one of those places I keep walking past, meaning to check out, but am usually on my way to somewhere important. Apparently these birds look equally spectacular from the inside, so next time, I’ll be bringing my mum! DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS ART, GUYS? Ithika posted about The Den a little while ago, with some sneaky zebras hiding in the background, gracing the walls of Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln. The lovely birds above are also painted by local artist Anya Brock!
Tartine Cafe is the newest enterprise to benefit from her pieces, which you can find at the mouth of the horseshoe bridge, on the corner of Wellington and William. The owner was nice enough to catch me taking photos of Anya’s work, chatted to me a little about the artist, and encouraged my hankering for pastries and coffee. Tartine is definitely one of those places I keep walking past, meaning to check out, but am usually on my way to somewhere important. Apparently these birds look equally spectacular from the inside, so next time, I’ll be bringing my mum! DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS ART, GUYS? Ithika posted about The Den a little while ago, with some sneaky zebras hiding in the background, gracing the walls of Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln. The lovely birds above are also painted by local artist Anya Brock!
Tartine Cafe is the newest enterprise to benefit from her pieces, which you can find at the mouth of the horseshoe bridge, on the corner of Wellington and William. The owner was nice enough to catch me taking photos of Anya’s work, chatted to me a little about the artist, and encouraged my hankering for pastries and coffee. Tartine is definitely one of those places I keep walking past, meaning to check out, but am usually on my way to somewhere important. Apparently these birds look equally spectacular from the inside, so next time, I’ll be bringing my mum! DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS ART, GUYS? Ithika posted about The Den a little while ago, with some sneaky zebras hiding in the background, gracing the walls of Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln. The lovely birds above are also painted by local artist Anya Brock!
Tartine Cafe is the newest enterprise to benefit from her pieces, which you can find at the mouth of the horseshoe bridge, on the corner of Wellington and William. The owner was nice enough to catch me taking photos of Anya’s work, chatted to me a little about the artist, and encouraged my hankering for pastries and coffee. Tartine is definitely one of those places I keep walking past, meaning to check out, but am usually on my way to somewhere important. Apparently these birds look equally spectacular from the inside, so next time, I’ll be bringing my mum!

DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS ART, GUYS? Ithika posted about The Den a little while ago, with some sneaky zebras hiding in the background, gracing the walls of Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln. The lovely birds above are also painted by local artist Anya Brock!

Tartine Cafe is the newest enterprise to benefit from her pieces, which you can find at the mouth of the horseshoe bridge, on the corner of Wellington and William. The owner was nice enough to catch me taking photos of Anya’s work, chatted to me a little about the artist, and encouraged my hankering for pastries and coffee. Tartine is definitely one of those places I keep walking past, meaning to check out, but am usually on my way to somewhere important. Apparently these birds look equally spectacular from the inside, so next time, I’ll be bringing my mum!

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Last month, I went to Bali for the first time.  It is an interesting thing, being a Western Australian, going to Bali - a lot of us do it, is what I’m trying to say.  

My personal tourism style is to try to learn a bit of the language, and to see as many architectural, natural, cultural or otherwise unique parts of the place I’m in in the time I have there.  I hope that I am a reasonably inoffensive tourist, but who knows - the party goers sure do spend a lot of money. 

One stereotypically touristy (and, apparently, ‘fake’) Balinese attraction is the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padantegal, home to a gigantic troupe of Long-Tailed macaques - Macaca fascicularis, if you’re interested - who are absolutely delightful to watch if, like myself, you come from an area bereft of monkeys.  I’m not sure why people consider this to be a ‘fake’ area - it might be that the monkey population is artificially maintained, or perhaps that the temple isn’t very old?  Regardless, for 20,000 rupiah, or about $2 AUD, this is a beautiful place to see if you’re in the Ubud region.  For another 20,000 rupiah, you can feed the monkeys inside the sanctuary area. 
Warning: the monkeys are really wet.  It’s adorable, though. (Don’t buy bananas, near the entrance.  You will be mugged by the biggest, most aggressive monkeys in the sanctuary. I’m not even joking.)
Enough words! Time for pictures!

This monkey was overcome by emotion.


The real reason I went to Ubud was for the temples.  Here we go!





A Rice field.

Gunung Kawi, an 11th century temple complex near Ubud.  This was my favourite - the surrounds (above) are stunning. 

Goa Gajah, 9th Century.
As far as I’m aware, all of the temples I visited are Balinese Hindu, a unique branch of Hinduism not found anywhere else.  I can’t comment on the religious nature of the temples, but the carving, as you can see, is exquisite, and it’s easy to see the ways that these traditional structures inform the architecture of the everyday. 

So, if I’ve managed to sell Bali to you as a tourist destination, here are some useful Indonesian phrases:
Selamat pagi - Good morning
Selamat siang - Good afternoon
Selamat malam - Good night
Terima kasih - Thank you
Selamat pagi

Last month, I went to Bali for the first time.  It is an interesting thing, being a Western Australian, going to Bali - a lot of us do it, is what I’m trying to say.  

My personal tourism style is to try to learn a bit of the language, and to see as many architectural, natural, cultural or otherwise unique parts of the place I’m in in the time I have there.  I hope that I am a reasonably inoffensive tourist, but who knows - the party goers sure do spend a lot of money. 

One stereotypically touristy (and, apparently, ‘fake’) Balinese attraction is the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padantegal, home to a gigantic troupe of Long-Tailed macaques - Macaca fascicularis, if you’re interested - who are absolutely delightful to watch if, like myself, you come from an area bereft of monkeys.  I’m not sure why people consider this to be a ‘fake’ area - it might be that the monkey population is artificially maintained, or perhaps that the temple isn’t very old?  Regardless, for 20,000 rupiah, or about $2 AUD, this is a beautiful place to see if you’re in the Ubud region.  For another 20,000 rupiah, you can feed the monkeys inside the sanctuary area. 

Warning: the monkeys are really wet.  It’s adorable, though. (Don’t buy bananas, near the entrance.  You will be mugged by the biggest, most aggressive monkeys in the sanctuary. I’m not even joking.)

Enough words! Time for pictures!

This monkey was overcome by emotion.

The real reason I went to Ubud was for the temples.  Here we go!

Rice fields in the Ubud region.

To get to the temple, you have to adventure through wonderful, lush forest.

A Rice field.

Gunung Kawi, an 11th century temple complex near Ubud.  This was my favourite - the surrounds (above) are stunning. 

Goa Gajah, 9th Century.

As far as I’m aware, all of the temples I visited are Balinese Hindu, a unique branch of Hinduism not found anywhere else.  I can’t comment on the religious nature of the temples, but the carving, as you can see, is exquisite, and it’s easy to see the ways that these traditional structures inform the architecture of the everyday. 

So, if I’ve managed to sell Bali to you as a tourist destination, here are some useful Indonesian phrases:

Selamat pagi - Good morning

Selamat siang - Good afternoon

Selamat malam - Good night

Terima kasih - Thank you

Selamat pagi

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@the den is a charming little shop on South Terrace in South Fremantle, Western Australia. 

I often wander in here of an afternoon, on my lunch break, and I’m constantly delighted both by the charming and friendly staff as well as the myriad curiosities peddled here. 

The store’s owner, Denise, sources many of the items you’ll find for sale @the Den herself from far and wide around the globe.  As a result, many of her wares are one-of-a-kind, but surprisingly fairly priced, especially for Perth.

In addition to hand-made curiosities, I’ve found such wondrous items as the world renowned (if you’re into stationary) Palomino pencils. Used by - among others - Frank Lloyd Wright, these are pretty much celebrity pencils, and I snapped some up immediately after taking this picture.  I’ll review them, too! 

Everything about this store oozes charm and attention to detail. It’s like Pinterest and Etsy made manifest.

Many of the products are eco-friendly, as well as aesthetically lovely…


These wonderful ceramic pendants are some of the one-of-a-kind items you’ll find here.  I picked up an adorable ceramic unicorn from this set because I couldn’t resist.

You can also find original pieces of art, ranging in size from postcard to gallery.



If you’re ever in South Fremantle, I highly recommend dropping in to 250 South Terrace to have a look. The staff are all wonderful, and the hand-picked nature of the items for sale here create a homely atmosphere quite uncommon in retail.

They even sell Fauxidermy, including Wolpertingers! (Also known as Jackalopes - but they didn’t have any in stock today.) 

@the den is a charming little shop on South Terrace in South Fremantle, Western Australia. 

I often wander in here of an afternoon, on my lunch break, and I’m constantly delighted both by the charming and friendly staff as well as the myriad curiosities peddled here. 

The store’s owner, Denise, sources many of the items you’ll find for sale @the Den herself from far and wide around the globe.  As a result, many of her wares are one-of-a-kind, but surprisingly fairly priced, especially for Perth.

In addition to hand-made curiosities, I’ve found such wondrous items as the world renowned (if you’re into stationary) Palomino pencils. Used by - among others - Frank Lloyd Wright, these are pretty much celebrity pencils, and I snapped some up immediately after taking this picture.  I’ll review them, too! 

Everything about this store oozes charm and attention to detail. It’s like Pinterest and Etsy made manifest.

Many of the products are eco-friendly, as well as aesthetically lovely…

These wonderful ceramic pendants are some of the one-of-a-kind items you’ll find here.  I picked up an adorable ceramic unicorn from this set because I couldn’t resist.

You can also find original pieces of art, ranging in size from postcard to gallery.

If you’re ever in South Fremantle, I highly recommend dropping in to 250 South Terrace to have a look. The staff are all wonderful, and the hand-picked nature of the items for sale here create a homely atmosphere quite uncommon in retail.

They even sell Fauxidermy, including Wolpertingers! (Also known as Jackalopes - but they didn’t have any in stock today.) 

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