January 2014 archive

Sculleries, Pantries and Draughty Passages

I read a lot of historical fiction, especially atmospheric books set in 18th and 19th century England. Tales of lonely Gothic Manors in the English countryside and their curious inhabitants, or imposing London townhouses with their cast of secretive bustling characters. For me, it’s always the descriptions of the interior of the homes that fascinate […] Read more…

Creature Comfort

I noticed I had quite a collection of creatures in my home the other day… here is a small selection. – A pair of brass mice candlesticks, a hand-me-down from an eccentric animal loving Aunt in Calcutta. – A stork that keeps watch of my treasures from Anthropologie – A gulping guppy I couldn’t resist […] Read more…

Home London 2014

On Monday I visited London’s first design show of the year HOME London, which after being launched in 2012 is steadily making it’s way to being the definitive venue for homeware brands to showcase their wares in the UK. It’s a good chance to catch some the international brands that will show at Maison and […] Read more…

Magnet Hero Products 2014

Recently finishing renovating our apartment’s kitchen doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped shelving ideas for my next kitchen [whenever that might be]. I was invited down earlier this week to check out Magnet Kitchen’s new hero products for 2014 and was itching to try out a stylish innovation or two. The first product was Magnet’s new […] Read more…

Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm

Who doesn’t like stripes!? US home-ware brand West Elm just announced a collaboration with American fashion designer Steven Alan known for his fresh and directional clothing collections. ‘Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm’, the first collaboration of its kind for both the fashion designer and the home furnishings brand, includes bedding, vases, rugs and furniture […] Read more…

Starting the New Year with a Thai Kick!

Like millions of people around the globe, I supremely over-indulged during the festive period. I know that trying to wean myself onto fresh salads and healthy options is going to be an uphill battle, especially since the weather outside is still pretty frightful. Over the months of November and December, when I found myself battling […] Read more…