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Ish & Chi: My Favorite Things

A few of my favorite things: Ish & Chi

Hi! I’m Viv from the Ish & Chi blog and I’m so excited Holly asked me visit while she is moving as part of her guest series, “A few of my favorite things“. Here are a few of my favourite things around my home.

Ish & Chi

Ish & Chi

Ish & Chi

Ish & Chi

Ish & Chi

Ish & Chi

Things that inspire me: I get a lot of inspiration from blogs (like decor8!), interior magazines, fashion photography (especially from the sixties), Japanese art and sometimes really random things. For example, pictures my mum scribbles while she chats on the phone with friends have inspired a new art series I’m working on for Ish & Chi.

Favourite advice I’ve heard: This advice is from a blog I’m loving at the moment – 500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter: “Get messy. Some of the most joyous things in life can be grimy, sloppy, dirty mayhem.” I couldn’t agree more. The other day I tipped my son’s leftover food onto his highchair tray and we ‘painted’ with it. Food went everywhere but it was a lot fun.

Thank you for the visit! — Viv xx

(images: ish & chi)

Posted by decor8 in guest bloggers on August 06, 2009

Your comments...

  1. Edward Beaman commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 5:03pm

    The wallpaper behind the retro toy is fantastic. Perfect for a child’s room.
    .-= Edward Beaman´s last blog ..Apollo and Artemis Pillow Cushions =-.

  2. Shanon commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 6:03pm

    Hi Viv! I love your favorite things, and the reasons why you love them. Nice to meet you! =)
    .-= Shanon´s last blog ..Yay for Options! (A Shop Update) =-.

  3. Kim commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 6:04pm

    I adore the pillow on the bed! The colors and images are just perfection!

    And your porch is adorable!!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Sunshine Daisies Butter Mellow =-.

  4. Bri commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 6:12pm

    That pillow is to die for! It’s so, so, so pretty!!

  5. Alli commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 6:38pm

    Where did you get the cute little wooden Asian dolls in your studio? I love them!
    .-= Alli´s last blog ..Gardner Family | Utah Family Photographer =-.

  6. lindsey clare commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 7:11pm

    i love that bird pillow, Viv. so nice to see your photos here in Decor8!
    .-= lindsey clare´s last blog ..down the Rabbit Hole =-.

  7. Amy :) commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 7:17pm

    The bird print pillow is such a great touch of color. Love it! :)
    .-= Amy :)´s last blog .."As We Wait" and "Be Still" =-.

  8. blue bicicletta commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 8:06pm

    Lovely choices—and what a beautiful home you have! I especially love the pillow in your studio—the red and white and animal pattern is great! I also love the bird trio over your bed!
    .-= blue bicicletta´s last blog ..Quit Your Day Job Button Celebration: week 2 =-.

  9. carly commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 8:12pm

    i love that wallpaper set up. i have a roll of wallpaper that’s been collecting dust and you’ve inspired me to frame it. also i LOVE that website prudent advice for my baby daughter thank you for sharing it!

  10. Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 8:34pm

    These are so lovely! Where can I find out more about your beautiful painted stripe walls?
    .-= Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat´s last blog ..more library inspiration. =-.

  11. ginny commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 8:59pm

    love the nursery wall paper! who makes it and where can you find it?

  12. Kathryn commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 9:47pm

    such a beautiful bedroom and studio and that wallpaper is just too good!!! where is it from?
    .-= Kathryn´s last blog ..out on the town… =-.

  13. yansy commented
    August 6th, 2009 at 10:40pm

    You have such a lovely home full of interesting pieces. Stop by and check out the new City Escapes series, it starts today.
    .-= yansy´s last blog ..City Escapes-Boston =-.

  14. Frida commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 2:30am

    “Get messy” ha ha thats the best advice I’ve heard for a long, long time” :-)

    Inspiring pictures. love them!

  15. Pam commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 3:07am

    Hi Viv,
    I too am obsessed with birds. I love your the pillow. Can you let us know what fabric it is?

  16. Megan commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 4:10am

    So excited to see you are Australian. I saw the colourful bird pillow today in a shop and fell in love with it. After seeing it on your bed i have decided it is a sign that i need to buy it. Beautiful.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Hand =-.

  17. Viv commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 6:21am

    Thank you everyone! You’ve made me feel very welcome here.

    Alli – 3 of the dolls are kokeshi dolls I bought from ebay and the other 3 are kimmidolls I bought from a little gift store in Sydney. You can see a better shot of them here along with more photos of my studio: The studio

    Virginia – The blue painted walls are part of my laundry/spare bathroom makeover. Here’s the plan: The laundry. I’ll be posting photos of it when it’s all done.

    ginny & Kathryn – The wallpaper is by Catherine Martin for Porters Paints. The print is called Circus Silhouette.

    Pen – Nice to ‘meet’ someone else obsessed with birds. I fear at times our home has become and aviary! I picked up the pillow from Bed, Bath N’ Table already made up so I don’t have any details of the fabric itself, sorry.

    Megan – You must!
    .-= Viv´s last blog ..Pssst =-.

  18. lesley commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 10:08am

    lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! glad to have come across you + your own blog, too! [love the blue stripes!]
    .-= lesley´s last blog ..for the birds =-.

  19. Jennifer commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 10:33am

    Gosh you have wonderful taste! I adore bird prints and I LOVE the blue and white stripes on the wall, as well as the mirror!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Ebay/Etsy Finds: Vintage Toile =-.

  20. jen commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 4:33pm

    My two favourite blogs come together. Beautiful photos as always Viv. xxx
    .-= jen´s last blog ..[new product] Little Chipipi Outer Space =-.

  21. The Savannah Room commented
    August 7th, 2009 at 9:56pm

    Well done Viv !
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful spaces .. inspiring as always !

    Katherine x – search The Savannah Room

  22. Hilary commented
    August 8th, 2009 at 6:10am

    I love the stipes in the bathroom and that mirror…….fab, thanks for sharing
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..I hate this carpet!! =-.

  23. melissa de la fuente commented
    August 8th, 2009 at 4:28pm

    So beautiful…..I adore your birds in your bedroom, the wallpaper in your little one’s room, your studio, the beautiful blue stripes you did yourself! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
    .-= melissa de la fuente´s last blog ..The Bright Side Project =-.

  24. cindy commented
    August 8th, 2009 at 8:03pm

    awesome !!
    Lovely images.

  25. shalini commented
    August 9th, 2009 at 9:35am

    Love the bird print art work and pillow. A very elegant yet young style.

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