Spring in Japan + FREE e-book: Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo

Spring in Japan + FREE e-book: Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo

When I first arrived in Tokyo, it was the start of February. It snowed the day after we landed. We were sitting in a cafe in Nakameguro - the cafe is actually 2 stores in one, called Soaks / OK Doughnuts, and the doughnuts are better than "ok" - right by the Meguro River. As we were sipping on hot coffee (and perhaps some mulled wine), I spotted the first flakes of snow drifting down. It was so magical and exciting! I knew I wasn't in Kansas (or Sydney) anymore.

Weekend Links v.20


Well, it's weekend links on a Monday - better late than never I suppose :)

I feel like everyone must have seen Walter the dog running with wild abandon by now, but if you missed it, this video will make you smile (and wish you were a dog)

There's a new superhero on the streets of Japan, but instead of fighting crime, he's fighting trash

This park in Austria turns into a lake in the summer

Six tips for staying creative without colleagues

If you're ever stuck for a good book to read, maybe pick one from  David Bowie's Top 100 Books list I'm pretty sure anything you choose will be a winner

And if you're going to read one of David Bowie's favourite books, you should probably do it wearing these incredible gold beatle boots

I'm always on the lookout for new fonts, True North Font Pack contains a vintage inspired font and a pretty cursive script as well as a tonne of vector icons

Any October birthdays out there? This is a pretty sweet birthday card

How much longer until November? I can't wait to be here.

I made mini-fake-burgers awhile ago. I bet these taste better! Mini-burger cupcakes get in my belly

Happy Monday! (or very early on Tuesday if you're in my time-zone)



Instagram Challenge | September Colour Announcement

To bring you up to speed, the Instagram challenge is designed to keep our photography flowing throughout the year, in the form of creating a nice collaborative rainbow. Each month will have a different colour theme. I'll announce a new colour monthly and then showcase my favourite shots on the blog at the end of the month.

If all goes according to plan, I think we'll be able to paint a beautiful spectrum on Instagram through the year, which you can watch unfold by searching the hashtag


I'm so excited for September, mostly because I got to photograph a banana... It's spring here in Sydney and I've already been spotting yellow blooms around the place. Whether it's spring or autumn where you are, I'm sure you can find pops of yellow all around you. Share your best finds on Instagram using the hashtag


and add your work to our feed.

If you'd like to spread the word, feel free to grab this button to share on your blog.


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Remember, if you are private, let me know your username in the comments if you'd like me to see your pictures and I'll follow you.



Instagram Challenge | August Recap

Wow, where did August go? It flew by in a flash of greenery! Check out my favourites from the #kittyandbuckcolor challenge below.

1 ◆ @sincerelysara22

2 ◆ @sketchynotions

3 ◆ @callmesassafras

4 ◆ @maryandrikus

5 ◆ @skullandcrosstales

6 ◆ @jessiedmeece

7 ◆ @voyceee

8 ◆ @allthelivelongday

9 ◆ @nohelanib

10 ◆ @allthelivelongday

11 ◆ @smash_her_ella

12 ◆ @begoodnatured

I'll be announcing the September colour in the next few days, so feel free to get some extra green shots in before then.

I'm hosting this Instagram Challenge all through 2014, where the intent is to refresh your view on the world around you by searching for the month's theme colour. Hopefully we have the added bonus of improving our phone photography skills, too. Each month I will announce a new colour, and all you have to do to take part is tag your coloured images with #kittyandbuckcolor. At the end of each month, I'll feature a few favourites on Kitty & Buck and at the end of the year, I imagine we'll have a lovely rainbow streaking through Instagram!




Weekend Links v.19


Bye, Google Maps I'm sold!

Do you have an Etsy account? Or thinking of setting one up? Etsy recently launched the Etsy Design Awards, and Australian sellers can win a trip to Etsy HQ in Brooklyn and be featured in Inside Out magazine!

This shop has the greatest Mexican print pillows! I can't decide if I want the Cactus, the Watermelon or La Calavera

How to apologise properly. Good advice for everyone!

An eye-opening portrait series of scientists as they discuss their greatest fears about climate change.

I just started this course, so far it's a winner! Get Stuff Done Like a Boss: Design Your Workflow and Double Your Productivity in 21 Days.

If you've ever lived in London, you'll know the value of an un-steal-able bicycle. Most bikes in that city have a lifespan of around 8 days ;)

Please tell me someone out there has a pet tortoise - this is the greatest thing ever.

Put an end to Brotalitarianism - be a misfit!

Kelsea just launched her shop with the "Wonderland Collection". Super Kawaii!

We made another travel video, this time in the misty, magical Blue Mountains.

How was your weekend? I fell into a post-deadline stupor for a few days, but I'm back on normal work hours again, so looking forward to sleep, exercise and, I don't know... reading a book?

I hope you have a productive and rewarding week :)