June 2010 archive

Books for Friends

Apologies for going ‘Awol’ last week, the work life and partying balance had gone way out of balance leaving me sobbing into my Weetabix in the morning with tiredness.  Life balance is definitely something I should learn to have more control over now that I am the big 2 and 7 this week and officially […] Read more…

New Tuck and Steamer Trunks from Anorak

Anorak the the design company well known for their hugely popular Kissing Animals Collection, are re-inventing the traditional storage trunk. Hand crafted in Britain by one of the country’s oldest and most established makers, the trunks are perfect for travel or storage, and come in two different sizes. Tuck Box, the smaller trunk is available […] Read more…

DIY Concrete bookend from Chez Larsson

It must be my all time favourite DIY blog, just crammed with super clever projects and DIY tutorials . So I am really pleased and excited that Benita Larsson, the brain behind the blog Chez Larsson has agreed to contribute a guest blog post this week. Recently Benita was asked by hobby craft shop Panduro […] Read more…

My Inside Life… Keep Calm Gallery

Keep Calm Gallery was established in January 2007 by Lucas Lepola and Hayley Thwaites. The site was born out of our passion for typography in poster design, British heritage and the medium of screen printing. We collect… Nice old and new vases and jars for flowers, old picture frames that have seen better days, and […] Read more…

Growing on Trees

These tiny wooden trees are a collaboration with French designer Stéphanie Marin and celebrity chef Mauro Colagreco to create Mangier, a series of untreated wooden trees that may be decorated with finger food! So cute! Read more…

In Conversation With… Michelle Mason

My name is Michelle Mason and I design contemporary interior and giftware products, I launched my homeware collection in 2006 with lampshades, cushions and kitchenware and am known for attracted my colourful and contemporary surface patterns. I’ve recently extended my range to include bone china and felted wool rugs. I collect… I’ve recently acquired a […] Read more…

A Visit to Merci

Hello! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I just got back from a research trip to Paris and was catching up. This trip was to research vintage markets in Paris but I was most excited to visit Merci the conceptual homestore for the first time… The courtyard was so pretty with a cute red Fiat parked […] Read more…

Mmm…

Good morning! I’m off to Paris this weekend for a work-trip and can’t get my mind away from biscuits and Macaroons, so these tasty USB sticks are really doing it for me. Read more…

BooksFeatured

A Must Read List of Children’s Books

This weekend I became godmother again to my friends ‘Small No2’ – it’s a bit like getting Chanel No.5 but they smell real bad. This seems to have astounded some people at work mostly due to the fact that I was picked twice. I frown at this judgement – just because I get absolutely smashed […] Read more…

Crafts at Cockpit Arts

This adorable ceramic tile by designer Sarah J Miller perfectly sums up how I’m feeling about Cockpit Arts – both in terms of where to spend my cash, and more importantly how to decide what to feature in this post. If you haven’t heard about Cockpit Arts Open Studios before, listen up. The even runs […] Read more…

Theurel and Thomas

A fresh and colourful re-brand of Mexican patisserie Theurel and Thomas – the first patisseries in Mexico specialising in Macarons! I love how everything else is white except for the candy coloured Macarons. Yum! Read more…

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