December 2009 archive

Old home, New horizons…

As most people know we will be in a new home this weekend. I wanted to pay a little homage to the wonderful place we’ve lived in for the past year… Up until now, my boyfriend David and I have lived in a leafy part of East London in a two bedroom flat with great […] Read more…

Winter Warmers

Icelandic Rice Pudding While I was checking out Jamie’s Christmas products yesterday I couldn’t resist having a peek at his recipe section. Of course I was instantly captivated by his archive of moorish desserts which are perfect for indulgent Christmas mornings and cosy Christmas nights… and because they are from Jamie, they are all of […] Read more…

Notes From…Edinburgh

This week I am here to tell you about one of my favourite cities. While I was writing this article I realised that I have been to Edinburgh five times. Each time, it has always been as a student or a first jobber with small means, but Edinburgh is a city for everyone. The first […] Read more…

Louise’s Stained Glass Biscuits

A few weeks ago I posted some cookie cutter products from Cox and Cox. I was especially intrigued by the giant snowflake cookie with the stained glass window style sugary details. Passing it off as a baking feat only reserved for catalogue shots, I sighed wistfully and moved on. Some weeks later, my lovely Food […] Read more…

Illustration Tuesday… Kate Forrester

I featured Kate Forrester’s delicate handiwork for John Lewis’s Christmas campaign last week, and became so enamoured with her work, that I decided to share some more with you. I am always fascinated to see how an illustrators personal work translates into professional work. Kate’s art is delicate and decadent, her imagery drips with pearls […] Read more…

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DIY Origami Star Decorations

Today we have a wonderful DIY from a very talented ‘seamstress about town’ and dear friend of mine, Morgan Webber. She is always creating and making brilliant things with never-ending enthusiasm [she made my patchwork quilt which you can see in the upcoming sneek peek of my home] and never says no to a crafty […] Read more…

Oh! Le Petit Atelier de Paris!

Just when you think there couldn’t more originality left in this world, you discover a place like Le Petit Atelier de Paris. Nestled in the Marais district of Paris this is a small shop with a quiet beauty. A boutique with a workshop inside, Le Petite Atellier is run by two designers creating a series […] Read more…

Phew!

Hi everyone! Phew, what a few days, we are already exhausted with the move and we haven’t even done the furniture yet! Last night we found ourselves pale faced and grumpy, eating our dinner solemnly in the Ikea cafe after spending hours debating on buying the most boring things – toilet seat anyone? Sigh. No […] Read more…

50 by 70

Oh! 50by70 is is a limited edition book/project produced for Habitat, edited and designed by London designer Tim Fishlock. Presented in a screen-printed box featuring twenty removable large format prints [50cmx70cm] by world-renowned artists, the book is exclusive to Habitat and will retail for £60 and an edition of 4000. The 20 prints included are […] Read more…

A Jamie Christmas

Ok we all know that Jamie Oliver doesn’t design his own homeware range, or probably even have much input in the exhausting number of ventures that are a part of his ever-growing empire, [a dating website for food lovers???] but his brand is always on-trend, well designed and really quite charming. It’s like he’s made […] Read more…

White Trend

Snowy decor inspires my week ahead…

From left to right: One lump or two lamp £123.54, Anthropologie. Carys tealight holder £7.20, Habitat. Ceramic Plume ornament £9.98, Anthropologie.  Mini Vase £15, V&A Shop. Newlyn white cushion £20, Laura Ashley.  Menagerie ceramic squirrel £140, Jonathan Adler, Heals. Porcelian acorn decoration £6, Heals.  Lumimarja fabric, Erja Hirvi, Marimekko. Dibdob candleholder £12.80, Habitat. Read more…

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