May 2010 archive

Peagreen

Many many apologies for being so awol of late, life has been busy, busy, busy. Promise I’ll revitalise my inspirations and be back after the bank holiday! I hope these prints from British based design consultancy Peagreen make you cheery on a Friday. Read more…

Textile Studio

I found this airy textile studio in the OWI library and fell in love with it. It’s such a tranquil space, punctuated by bold patterns and piles of fine linens. Read more…

Ryantown

Every now and then I like to peek at what Rob Ryan’s up to on his blog and at Ryantown… I love the poetic notions that fill his world. ‘Keys to my heart’ display in the Ryantown window… Cute, cute, cute and poetic egg cups… Rob Ryan’s collaboration with Tatty Devine, necklaces that read ‘Our […] Read more…

The Papered Parlour

This is such an inspirational and inviting space… The Papered Parlour, is a new independent craft venue in London. Tucked down an alley in the heart of Clapham, the space is decked out as a quirky and homely parlour – a home from home where workshops are run and performances and exhibitions held. Inhabited by […] Read more…

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Jumpsuits, Playsuits and any Romper style outfit has been the discussion of my life lately, with nearly all my female friends. Firstly am I bold enough to wear one, secondly will I look like I am trying to be cool or look like I am in fancy dress and thirdly will I look like a […] Read more…

Summer Dreams

It’s summertime, and all I can think about is food… quiches and avocados, mangoes and crumbly pastries… I just have to look at My Tartlette… Provencal Filled Zucchinis Savory Greens, Tomatoes and Goats Cheese Tarts Vanilla Bean Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Roasted Root Vegetable Soup Read more…

Hanging Lights

DIY Hanging Jar Lanterns

Well this weekend was absolutely glorious, as predicted. That was good news for be because I’d been planning a BBQ to celebrate my friend Audrey’s birthday. I wanted to create atmosphere with candles but was worried about the wind blowing them out. The perfect solution? Use old jars to make hanging lantern tea light holders. […] Read more…

We Make London

Notecards above by Cecily Vessey There’s something about a mini-break that brings out the psycho in me. I wish I could be one of those spontaneous types who just books a flight and then finds accommodation/ bars/restaurants as they go. However, even the very thought of this brings on a sweat. Holidays for me involve […] Read more…

In Conversation With… Hunkydory Home

My name is Alison Ellerbrook and I run Hunkydory Home. Stared in 2005 selling my own colourful handmade lampshades and cushions now we also offer a range of design-led and handmade home accessories and gifts – there’s something gorgeous and quirky for everyone. I collect… Vintage kitchenware – I have a thing for Hornsea pottery. […] Read more…

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