February 2009 archive

Spring?

So after all those sweet nothings I whispered in your ear last night (sugared mice, pear drops, cosy trad sweet shops) this morning i turned a corner. French Toast! Does this mean its spring? Read more…

Sugar Rush

Ok, I dont know what’s wrong with me but I have a reeeeeal sweet tooth lately, cakes, sweets, pancakes, maple syrup, gummies… I’ve also been working on an inspirational Design Guide for London which has led me to discover so many wondrous places in the city, especially lots of old fashioned sweet shops all over […] Read more…

Phillipe Petit

Oh we watched a wonderful film last night called Man on Wire about eccentric Phillip Petit! (what a sweet name) Born into a middle-class French family in 1949, Philippe Petit taught himself magic, juggling and high-wire walking while still a child. At sixteen he began to travel the world as a street juggler. He has […] Read more…

Bombay Brights

I am loving Slumdog fashionista Freida Pinto’s girly summery outfits during Oscar season- so pretty! I especially love the pink Oscar De La Renta, like candy floss – she looks like she’s in an old Chanel Ad. Read more…

Parisienne Whites

Oh i am desperate to visit beautiful and quirky ceramic boutique Astier de Villiate in Rue Saint-Honore, Paris! The shop and its interiors just look so inspirational, i love their wall display… Read more…

Golden

Golden, golden sticky syrup yum! Why does it get everywhere…on all surfaces, door handles, computer keys, the floor…delicious but mischevous! I HAVE to have maple syrup on my pancakes and Dave will only touch the classic sugar eand lemon. How do you eat yours? Read more…

Mug

I need a new mug (ok need may not be the operative word). This is so beautifully made and has such a classic retro shape – from the lovely California based Heath Ceramics. [EDIT] Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century potters in existance today. Can you imagine that they have any troubles […] Read more…

Little Paper Planes

I haven’t visited Little Paper Planes for a while now – so when i did i was blown away by their smart new ‘gallery’ look. It somehow even makes the art work look more exclusive. It’s amazing what a bit of clever customising can do. I love these prints from the site – especially Alyson […] Read more…

Faceted

At Fortnum and Mason over the weekend, I discovered Jane Carr’s beautifully designed scarves with these amazing geometric diamond and gem patterns on them. I can’t believe i’ve never noticed her work before…for me this was one of those products in life that you feel if you had designed it you would have done it […] Read more…

Princi

Gourmet baker Rocco Princi‘s Milan boutique bakery chain has just opened its first branch in London patisserie on Wardour Street – it stays open till midnight in London – and in Italy open 24 hours a day! I had the walnut brownie which was melt in the mouth delicious. I love how the industrially baked […] Read more…

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