June 2013 archive

Affordable, Magazine Worthy Rugs

Shetland Wool Rug, from £148 for 70 x 140 cm Our home is clad in wood and stone flooring throughout and although it’s wonderful and airy during the summer months, it can need warming up when the weather gets chillier. For years I have stared longingly at the luscious thick pile rugs in home decor […] Read more…

Frances Lab, Brooklyn

Debuting at this year’s National Stationery Show in New York, Brooklyn based studio Frances Lab showed a striking collection of vintage inspired cards play australian pokies online. Combining collage and monochrome prints, their style is super simple but out of the ordinary. Check out their new store here.   Read more…

Must Watch: Vikings

I have just finished watching a marathon of Love Film’s first exclusive acquisition, the gripping Vikings, a historical action drama from the US History Channel. All nine episodes were released at once – in keeping with other streaming services like Netflix who are tapping into the advantages of simultaneous release to keep viewers engaged. I for one know I […] Read more…

Prints Charming

The High Street is full of covetable all-over prints at the moment and with the weather acting so strangely, it’s nice to throw some pattern into the mix with a ditzy print cigarette pant, or a pretty toile jumper. As my wardrobe veers on the minimal side of fashion, I don’t like to spend too […] Read more…

8 Lovely Planters

Despite the tempramental weather, I have found myself charged up with an energy for gardening on my tiny balcony [more of that next week]. Anyway, one thing any gardener novice or otherwise will tell you is that the right container is the most important part of the process. I didn’t realise this until I actually […] Read more…

Celestial Dynamics

  Celestial Dynamics from Kim Taylor on Vimeo. My friend Louis is an explorer and an adventurer, I stole this incredible video from his blog 65 Litres. If you want to read a beautiful blog about outdoor adventures, cooking under the stars and poetic musings about the world bookmark his. This 1.39 min short animation […] Read more…

New Marimekko, The Weather Diary

Ever since I saw the painterly new Weather Diary collection from Marimekko in Elle Decoration’s July issue, I have not been able to stop thinking about it, imagining all of the tableware, textiles and accessories nestled in my home. Designed by illustrator Aino-Maija Metsola, the products reflect seasonal weather patterns in Finland, such as the […] Read more…

One Leicester Street

Last night was the press launch of One Leicester Street – a new hotel and restaurant venture by Michelin Star chef Tom Harris, located at the former St. John Hotel site in Leicester Square, London. Re-designed by interior design practice Universal Design Studio [founded by Barber Osgerby and perhaps most popularly known for their striking re-brand of […] Read more…

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