March 2013 archive

Inspired By: Easter Eggs!

As Easter is just around the corner, the blogs have been filled with wonderfully decorated Easter Eggs. Here are some of the favourite DIY’s I have come across – and I think I might just take to marbling my eggs on a regular basis! [PS I am pretty sure none of these are safe for […] Read more…

Curio Magazine

A slightly lazy post today, but wholly inspirational I think you will agree. Since their launch in May 2012, I have have been contributing to the gorgeous online publication Curio. Curio is a premium but friendly quarterly online magazine with beautiful imagery, intelligent insights and featuring interesting people. It’s kind of the antitode to the quick […] Read more…

The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier

I’m absolutely captivated by accounts of people leaving everyone and everything they know to start new lives in other countries, especially centuries ago when the world was so vast and unknown and there was no way of turning back [see my review of Sarah Wheeler’s new novel O My America Second Acts in a New […] Read more…

Movie House Roundup

I don’t have a section for this on the blog but over the years I’ve found a lot of my interior inspiration has come from films. Now more than ever beautiful interiors and film sets are taking centre stage in cinema. Trawling through my archives I thought I would share some interiors that have featured […] Read more…

New Book: Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles in the Air

The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow. A new book by Taschen Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles […] Read more…

Fredrick Paulson & Fantastical Colours

I have been meaning to share the glorious work of this designer for some time now, spotted at Stockholm Design Week, Fredrik Paulson creates simple wooden furniture in brutalist silhouettes which are dyed in psychedelic colours and decorated with off the shelf resin floor flakes. His original forms were conceived a project for an organic cafe fit […] Read more…

Inspiring Home: Sarah Shepherd, Designer and World Traveller!

After working with the lovely Sarah Shepherd for three years, this past weekend was the first time I visited her gorgeous home – can you believe it? Sarah Shepherd is a freelance trend forecaster who puts together seasonal trend directions and colour forecasts for the interiors market. Her job involves travelling the globe absorbing inspiration, visiting exhibitions, trade […] Read more…

Colour Inspiration: Mociun

New York jewellery and home accessories brand Mociun has some beautiful pieces in striking colour combinations for summer. I love their brightly coloured coasters made of resin, wood, rubber, acrylic mesh and plastic and their simple but bold necklaces made of ceramic and brass. They also have some lovely mid-century style pottery in painterly glazes. […] Read more…

Liberal Arts

I can’t stop thinking about Liberal Arts [2012], a film by actor and director Josh Radnor that I watched last Thursday night. It’s a really simple but perfectly pitched comedy-drama. Jesse Fischer [Radnor] is a 35-year-old college admissions officer from New York City who loves literature and language. His deep nostalgia for his own student life […] Read more…

Windows Of New York

This is for all you NYC fans. A gorgeous web project by graphic designer Jose Guizar, Windows of New York is a series of simple and charming illustrations of windows that catch Guizar’s Online Pokies eye in the teeming streets of the iconic city and is updated weekly. Jose’s lovely project is part ode to […] Read more…

Lovely Bones

Anyone with an interest in interior design knows that the most important thing about a home is its bare bones. If you can afford to, the flooring, the walls and the basic constructions should not be compromised on. Use the best wood you can afford, think long and hard about the paint you use and choose any […] Read more…

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