January 2010 archive

Weekly Roundup

Cloud Cocoa from Nikole Herriot Highlights of this week… – My Inside Life with Karine Kong of Bodie and Fou. – Victoriana inspired our week ahead. – The interiors of a stylish B&B in Florence. – A DIY to creating a cute TV tidy tray. – Illustration Tuesday, Envelop 2. – A look at the […] Read more…

3 things…

[1] Anoko Cushion, £29, John Lewis. [2] Dusted Scorched Almonds £8.95, Liberty [3] Vaken glasses, £3.99, Ikea. Read more…

Kate Hume

Kate Hume is now officially my second favourite interior designer [first of course is Ilse]. Kate has a way with dark interior compositions and manages to make a space dark yet luminous at the same time. Her style is strikingly graphic and her interest in glass is apparent throughout all of her interiors, shining out […] Read more…

Sweet Things…

‘You’re as cute as a Button’ card €4, Flying Notebook €12.60, Cloud Pen €3.30, Pincushion €24, Yellow Balloon Card €3.60 all from Mieke Willems. Read more…

Banana and Dark Chocolate Bread from Lily’s Kitchen.

This week I am proud to introduce our youngest contributor to date, my daughter Lily Biba Gorrod [age 4 ¾]. If there are two food items I feel I am constantly buying it’s bread and banana’s. With packed lunches five days a week, a loaf of bread doesn’t hang around long, but bananas; well lets […] Read more…

Yukka and Stamp

Yukka and Stamp are a student couple based in Brighton who in their spare time sell and create wonderful gifts of plants and herbs in old radios, teapots and a variety of wonderful vintage tins! Plants can be ordered directly through James and Charlotte. Read more…

Fine Little Day

Adorable and unusual illustrated cutting boards by Swedish artist Elisabeth Dunker – buy them here at Fine Little Day. Read more…

Shortbread Buttons

I literally couldn’t stop myself from sharing this with you. When I relaunched this blog last year I promised to dedicate it to European talent because there are so many American blogs out there documenting the rest of the design world beautifully – and also so that European readers could have access to buying the […] Read more…

Where The Wild Things Are…

Last night, with a takeaway, we watched Where the Wild Things Are. The film was about a lonely 9-year-old boy called Max [who wears a wolf costume] with an active imagination who’s often too much for his mother to control. One night Max and his mother have an argument and he runs away. Max finds […] Read more…

Ceramic Arts London 2010

If I went to lectures, took courses, watched demonstrations for every art and craft form I wanted to try or learn more about, I doubt I would have time for anything else! To think women complained about living lives of leisure and having to take up hobbies to keep themselves occupied, dare I say I […] Read more…

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