May 27, 2010

Bit more shopping

So after I popped into Max Factor for some new Pancake, this shop caught my eye, as I'd saved a lot of my Robur coupons and those rugs (?) looked rather appealing.

Image source. We're still in Sydney, NSW.

Or I could stop in for a cup of tea at the Robur cafe:

But I doubt I'll see the elephant today:

But you never know:

Apparently he's fond of a cuppa:

And a cucumber sandwich:


Max Factor

Now this one makes me want to go and buy some makeup. Not like today's scary make up counters with their intimidating orange faced ladies or the self-serve section at the local K-Mart, where you're more like to find Max these days. Max Factor cosmetics, Her Majesty's Arcade, Sydney. I'm not familiar with Sydney at all, so I wonder if the store front still looks similar? Anyone know? I love the Moderne styling!

Image source.
The advertising in this window is a film tie-in. The musical 'Ziegfeld Girl' was released in the US in 1941 and starred James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Judy Garland and Lana Turner.

February 2, 2010

Melbourne panorama

I found this pic this morning and just had to share.

Caption "Panoramic Photo. View from Railway Clock Tower Showing New Railway Station, Flinders Street. Exhibit only.( Original size is 1.4 m )
Date : 1908"

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January 7, 2010

Mid century sweetness

I'm planning a move this year, so I've been looking at real estate sites. And I love it when you find a cute looking house that still retains some original features. Behold this cute 40's/50's house in Adelaide:

January 6, 2010


I've been very remiss with my posting, and yes, I apolgise...had a few ups and downs but now I'm a single girl. And in the spirit of washing that man right outta my hair, here's a soap ad.

Happy 2010!


Looking through some archival photos online, I found these great sets of ads on a railway billboard.

Oh how I wish posters were still as elegant as this.

September 16, 2009

Dream Bedroom

Oh, so much Deco loveliness! Can I move in?