December 2009 archive

Louise’s favourite cookbooks for giving…

Christmas is almost upon us and the task of Christmas shopping should be coming to and end. If however you are still struggling to find the perfect gift for that ‘difficult to buy for relative or friend’ then might I pass a few suggestions your way. In my view a cookbook is a fantastic present […] Read more…

See you soon!

Sigh, readers – are you still there? It’s been a battle with the world wide web this week – I am so despondent with my slow internet connection and frustrating lack of posts this week, I apologise profusely that I wasn’t able to share this last week before Christmas with you… I wish you all […] Read more…

Notes from… Hamburg

Mr Kebab – tick Some of the best street art in the world – tick Great bar snacks – tick Apparently Hamburg’s official name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. I’ve had to look up ‘Hanseatic’ and I still don’t entirely understand what it means – something about trading. Anyway, that’s not important […] Read more…

The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket

This week I am handing over my weekly spot to a guest contributer – Lèonie Sidgwick. Lèonie grew up reading pictures books and never stopped. She loves all things pictorial and she has created an image bank of inspiration in between working on various other projects.  Lèonie is a fellow book worm devouring photographic text […] Read more…

Last Minute Online Gift Ideas under £20

This year amongst creating pantomime outfits and fashioning glamorous neck warmers, I have been finding it really hard work getting the time for much Christmas shopping and what I have managed has been snatches of frantic online searches for ideas for my friends & family. I’m sure I’m not the only one,  so I’ve gathered together some […] Read more…

In Coversation With… Rob Ryan

Our next guest needs no introduction, and to have him grace our site is an honour and a delight. Rob Ryan, purveyor of  the original poetic paper cut art  inspiring love, melancholy and humour, shares his inside life with us… I collect… Old Soul Records. I cant live without… Books. My guilty pleasure is… Buying Old […] Read more…

Oh well.

Hi everyone.  All I have to say aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! This weekend, we put our last posession in our new home… then locked ourselves out [last weekend we locked ourselves out of our old home]! We also won’t have internet until the 22nd of December. We are not having a good week, I guess these are the hazards of […] Read more…

3 Things

3 Things…

[1]Text Christmas Cards set of 8 £8, JME. [2] Julros Candles  20 for £3.99 Ikea. [3] Polar bear decoration £2.50 M&S. Read more…

New Design House Stockholm

Some beautifully products from an old favorite Design House Stockholm, I love the muted palette of all of these, perfect for a cosy winter. Their new addition above, the work lamp is a stunning industrial style piece, inspired by the garage and workshop and has been bought into the home by refining it with more […] Read more…

Mini-Eggnog Cupcakes from Itsy Bitsy Cupcakes

This week I have a little festive number for you from the wonderful Hortensia of Itsy Bitsy Cupcakes. Cupcakes have certainly had a wonderful year in the bakery popularity stakes, so why not rustle up a batch of these oh-so-cute mini eggnog cupcakes for any festive gatherings you are planning. Itsy Bitsy cupcakes specialise in […] Read more…

Abigail Ryan

Before we head into the kitchen I thought we’d take a look at Abigail Ryan’s beautifully patterned teatowels. Sometimes certain teatowels are so lovely, I don’t feel like using them for practical purposes – I’d use these to cover a small side table, or dress up the top of a fridge and as a base […] Read more…

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