November 2011 archive

Future Heirlooms

Next year is a big year for my group of friends and myself… three weddings – two in England and one abroad in India, respective bachelor/ette parties, nearly everyone is turning 30 and we are buying our first home. Because it’s spurred a feeling of sentimentality, commemorating and nesting in me, I’ve been eyeing heirloom […] Read more…

Midcentury Magazine

Earlier this year I wrote my first piece for the independent publication Midcentury Magazine without actually having ever picked up a copy myself…the issue I worked on went to print this month and earlier this week I opened my mail to find a surprisingly beautiful, compact tome filled with poetic imagery and packed with super […] Read more…

Wall Envy

We are moving home in January and for years i’ve been thinking about my art wall, but because we have always rented and never really been allowed to have art up, I haven’t collected as much as I would have liked. These two walls from Dwell Studio catalogue really have me swooning – I love […] Read more…

Sugary Sweet 60’s Style, The Help

I saw The Help this past weekend… a perfect Sunday film watched from under my blanket on the sofa… I loved the sugary sweet set and styling… at such odds to the subject matter, but for that very reason so moving. The film was was just as beautiful and gripping as the book – we […] Read more…

Necklaces from Bailey Doesn’t Bark

I love re-visiting the site of one of my old favourites – I used to be obsessed with Bailey Doesn’t Bark’s unusual style a few years ago… they are known for their simple ceramics decorated with sweet bugs and trailing ants. Since my last visit they have added a small collection of exquisite jewelery with […] Read more…

TheWayWeLiveNow

The Way We Live Now

Last week I went to the press preview of for The Way We Live Now at The Design Museum marking the 80th birthday of Sir Terence Conran who is one of the most pivotal figures in British design history. It’s was a truly moving and impressive exhibition showing the remarkable extent that Terence Conran has […] Read more…

You are Loved

I re-discovered my love of New York based illustrator Shanna Murray’s work the other day. In the last few years, Shanna has very cleverly transformed her chalkboard style illustrations of wild flowers and laurels into poetic wall decals (and stationary) . I’m not a huge fan of decals as I rarely find any that aren’t […] Read more…

In Conversation With… The Vitrine

We haven’t had an Inside Life feature for a really long time so I’m pleased to kick start them again with someone who has been on my radar for a while. Blaire Dessent is the founder of beautifully curated online design store The Vitrine. Based in Paris The Vitrine operates online and also holds occasional […] Read more…

Bodie and Fou Catalogue Love

Beautiful online boutique Bodie and Fou have recently launched a truly inspiring new online catalogue. Designed like a mini-interiors magazine, the catalogue is filled with exquisitely styled imagery with click through links to product and snippets of stylish information. The first issue features Karine and Elodie’s [the founding sisters] London and Paris style files. I […] Read more…

Great Food

I think I have found the perfect Christmas gift… Great Food is a collection of 20 charming tomes from Penguin charting the  “the sharpest, funniest, most delicious writing about food from the past 400 years,” The books offer a mouth-watering selection of food writing fare from which to choose, with authors ranging from the classic […] Read more…

Futagami Brass

Lovely glowing hand-crafted pieces from Japanese metalware company Futagami… Founded in 1897 Futagami has a long history of making brass products such as artifacts used in the Buddhist traditions . Their collaboration with young Japanese designer Masanori Oji has produced a unique and elegant series of contemporary household products. The collection includes brass trivets that […] Read more…

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