March 2012 archive

Process… Jaime Hayon x Choemon

I find the process of ceramic making and pottery absolutely mesmerizing and lost several minutes watching this beautiful video in a trance. This is the making of eccentric Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s 2010 pottery collection for Japanese tableware company Choemon in their factory in Ishikawa, Japan. I was astounded at the many levels of hand […] Read more…

Ariele Alasko: Brooklyn Wood

Since thinking about flooring has taken up 30% of my brain activity this past month, this will probably be my last post on anything wood/floor related for this year! Whilst after careful consideration we went for classic honey coloured Oak floorboards I know I will always wish we had been a bit more adventurous. I […] Read more…

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The Gentle world of Herriot Grace

I’m obsessed with the multifaceted blog of Nikole Herriot and the Herriot Grace shop which artfully documents her activities cleverly interspersed with products available to buy made and designed in her father’s workshop in Canada. Her photographs and styling are just so simple and emotive it makes me want to have a gentle home like […] Read more…

Weekend In Bath

This weekend I made a very special trip to historic Bath for my best friends hen party. I cannot believe I had never visited Bath before… It was like my soul-mate city. Home to Miss Austen for six years, everywhere I looked I felt her presence, in the rolling countrysides and church spires and yellow […] Read more…

Folk Art

Re-discovered the folksy work of British illustrator Natasha Newton this week. She has been working on some new designs for her Etsy store where she sells small accessories. I love these mid-century-esque decorative beach pebbles and pottery shards hand-painted with acrylic ink.They would look lovely scattered amongst indoor plants or to weigh down random paperwork. Read more…

Setbacks and Progress

So remember my last post – “Stripped”? Oh how naive I was… Soon after and I don’t quite know how this happened, we found ourselves stripping off all the wallpaper that lined the rooms late late into the evenings… [I cant even bear to think of those cold exhausting evenings now they are passed]. I […] Read more…

Cool for Kids

Another Stylish Friend shout out is Poppy Norton of the clever clever Baby Style File – who I have never actually met but feel I have known for years through the wonderful Twitter design family. Run by interiors stylist and writer Poppy –  Baby Style File is a godsend for parents who care about well […] Read more…

Stylish Friends

[Image from Neest] This weekend I slotted in a shiny new addition to the blog’s sidebar – Stylish Friends which will soon be populated by links to just that – super inspirational blogs by people I am so proud to call my friends. Blogging can often be a lonely [albeit chic] pass-time and after beginning […] Read more…

Quill and Fox

Who doesn’t love a terrarium? These sweet terrarium illustrated postcards by Oregan based Etsy store Quill and Fox are injecting a burst of spring and Victorian magic into my Sunday morning living room. Check out the brands other designs – they kind of have a Rifle Paper Co. aesthetic about them – with similar blousy […] Read more…

Breakfast @ La Fromagerie

Yesterday I had one of my favourite kinds of work meeting – a breakfast meeting. It was in a place that I walk past often in Marylebone but have never had the time or pleasure to visit. La Fromagerie nestled just off Marylebone High Street is a snug and atmospheric cafe and cheese cellar. It’s […] Read more…

Nothing But Navy…

Sometimes an email pops into your inbox that just strikes a chord and makes you think ‘how come no one has done this before?. Nothing but Navy is a unisex brand formed by Central Saint Martins graduate Gem Waggett from a love of the colour navy! It sells a range of carefully selected homewares, limited […] Read more…

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