Archive for the ‘design’ Category

Mosaic from Favourites

June 19, 2007

fave mosaic, originally uploaded by asiya2.

1. Untitled, 2. floor, 3. Roadroll’art, 4. Pakistan: Dreaming of a white wedding?, 5. Fleurs, Foot and Floor, 6. Funkeys, 7. Untitled, 8. My own private Idaho, 9. Fallen from the golden story, 10. Organized randomness, 11. Lonely in the Middle, 12. 10-18-2006 07;34;16PM, 13. 10-16-2006 05;46;29PM, 14. Metal online, 15. catcatcats, 16. Untitled
Thanks to Shula, I now know how to make mosaics! I’ve been admiring her’s for ages. There are so many wonderful photos on Flickr.

I still haven’t worked out how to transfer the code to provide the links back to the original photos, so for the time being, please visit my flickr where they are listed under the mosaic.



the beginning of a painting

June 13, 2007

the beginning of a painting, originally uploaded by asiya2.

 My hands feel so clumsy at the moment, I’m so out of practice.  I can feel this drawing rapidly losing itself into a murky mass. The beginning was promising, but then I added too much blue and now it is too dark. I will try and rescue it, but I may just make the mess bigger, in which case, at least I will have a photo to prove to myself that I have begun the making process again!


City Living!

June 7, 2007

from here

and a gift for moi

June 1, 2007

and a gift for moi, originally uploaded by asiya2.


Sydney Road has long been my favourite street in Melbourne. Although I’m not quite a local, I live on it’s suburban (and more affordable) fringe, I  spend a considerable amount of time there. If I was a street, I would be Sydney Road! It caters to all the sides of my personality. There are arty farty cafes that remind me of my pretentious youth, art galleries, op shops,  antique and bric a brac shops, places that sell designer gumboots, Lebanese bakeries and baklawa palaces, Italian cheese wholesalers, many, many places that cater for the fashionable and not so fashionable Muslimah! There are shops selling beautiful Turkish tiles, Moroccan tagines, bunches and bunches of gerberas and cornflowers.


The only thing it lacks in my opinion are bookshops. There are a few second hand places but nothing extensive. It would be the perfect place for a really good Islamic bookshop, not selling the stock standard lay preacher style or Salafi reconditioned texts, but something that reflects the complexity and diversity of Muslim thought and history. But even a standard good bookshop would make me happy, perhaps there is one already and I just haven’t found it. If I had the cash, I’d start one myself.


On yesterdays expedition I came home with this lovely hand printed fabric from The Olive Grove. I am going to use it to make a curtain for my kitchen. And since it’s been a very long time since I bought myself a present, I couldn’t resist buying some Jurlique handcream. Oh bliss!