February 2012 archive

Arctic Tumblers

Super sweet unusual partyware from London ceramist Reiko Kanieko. I love these delicate ceramic ‘Arctic’ champagne flutes and water tumblers that would usually made of glass but in ceramic somehow take on a more luxurious feeling. Also how lovely are these tiny geometric petal hors d’oeuvres plates that can be tessellated for effect. The plates […] Read more…

Stripped!

Well… kind of… it is week three and we still have a LONG way to go with the prep… our bathroom work starts next week [3 weeks behind schedule] – you always hear that phrase on renovating shows and I always wonder “how??” – but it’s reality I guess… decisions take longer than you think […] Read more…

Leather Baggu

I’m not as much of a fashion person as I am a home person and would rather spend £50 on a Jonathan Adler whale jar than a handbag (i think I might have lost a little perspective on this) but when I saw Baggu’s simple leather shoppers in an array of candy colours [new editions […] Read more…

Dishoom

Soft Glow

One week into our renovation and I can honestly say, “I hate DIY”. I have never been more exhausted, frustrated or close to tears on a daily basis as I have been this past week. Maybe its the miserable weather – cold morning trips to the dump and trekking the cavernous freezing halls of overpriced […] Read more…

A Home of One’s Own

Finally, after a long six months of anticipation, disappointments, excitement and stress we have the keys to our very own home!!! I’m sure anyone who remembers buying their first home will remember the sense of achievement and relief felt when they step through that door for the first time. It has been a long time […] Read more…

Moon River Chattel

Moon River Chattel

Could there be a more lyrical name for a store? I discovered this treasure today in Williamsburg on a strange kind of street common to Brooklyn I suppose – a contrast of ugly urban architecture prettified with boutique stores on a street that sloped down towards the industrial banks of the East River. Stocking a […] Read more…

NYC in Colour

Everyone says that London has some of the most beautiful old architecture in the world but as i’ve been walking the streets of New York this week I have noticed the most stunning colour combinations gracing the city’s warehouse style buildings. Rarely in London do I see buildings with complimentary aesthetics sitting side by side […] Read more…