March 2010 archive

Weekly Roundup

Have a lovely weekend everyone – I will see you all back here on the 6th of April [schedule your reminders!] Our highlights of this week were… – My Inside Life with Sofia from innovative French decal company Les Invasions Ephemeres. – Modern Glass inspired our week ahead. – A designer lampshade DIY. – Dreamy […] Read more…

3 Things…

Fruity Beauty Lip Balm £2.50, M&S, Jersey Travel slippers £6.95, Muji,  Travel journal £8.32, Sukie Read more…

Louise’s Brown Bread Ice-Cream

This recipe is fantastic. If you balk at the idea of ‘brown bread’ ice cream, I urge you to give it a try … I promise you’ll be converted. The bread in question is made into breadcrumbs and toasted with brown sugar giving the ice-cream a deep fudgy caramel taste which is so moorish. The […] Read more…

Pivot

These ‘pivot’ standing wall cabinets by young Israeli designer Shay Alkalay were launched by Dutch brand Arco at the IMM Cologne furniture fair earlier this year. There is pure genius in it’s simplicity – the unit rests against the wall and features drawers that pivot open rather than sliding. Unlike usual cabinets, these drawers can […] Read more…

Balbegno Castle from Pedlars

So now for somewhere closer to home… fans of the bright and characterful lifestyle brand Pedlars, you will be delighted to hear about their self-catering family holiday home in Kincardineshire, Scotland. The holiday home is infact, Balbegno Castle which is a spectacular 1560’s L Plan castle with a Georgian wing attached. As well as multiple […] Read more…

Away

Goodmorning! In tribute to my travels and our impending summer, I thought I’d take a look at some colonial designs from Oka. I’ve always been drawn to the Oka lifestyle of east meets west, even if it didn’t always fit my city aesthetic – and once I began creating my grandmother’s home in India,  I […] Read more…

To Dry For

I absolutely love the huge range of cheery designs at online tea-towel retailer To-Dry For. With luscious illustrated full-colour designs of anything from giant foil wrapped tea-cakes, and childhood ice-lollies, to pastel scenes of English Summer fetes and tongue in cheek slogans like ‘If You Want Breakfast in Bed, Sleep in the Kitchen’, if anything […] Read more…

Andrea Walsh

Wow, how lovely are these vessels from Andrea Walsh? The bottom of each one looks alive and glistening with the slopping about of luscious wet paint, but in fact what we see is glass. Andrea works with bone china clay combined with paper to create vessels containing glass which is cast directly inside the piece, […] Read more…

Meet me in the Sky

The idea of this leaves me panicked yet exhilarated! Dinner in the Sky is a concept from Stephan Kerkhofs, where a mobile communal dining table is suspended at a height of 50 metres from a crane to host breakfast in the sky above Istanbul, lunch in the sky above Budapest, cocktails above Capetown or a […] Read more…

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