February 2017 archive

New Shop To Watch : Handpicked By Kate

I get a lot of emails from new homeware shops introducing themselves. I like to support small businesses as I have one myself and it’s exciting to get access to businesses in their early days without all the bells and whistles of commercial thinking which can lead to things feeling a little homogeneous. At this […] Read more…

MADE.com and The Story of My Home

A few months ago, I was approached by Made.com to take part in a Home Tour for their Made Unboxed platform that shows Made products in real homes. They wanted to come interview me and film my home. As soon as I saw the other beautiful videos they had created – I knew I had […] Read more…

I Love Conran’s 2017 Collection for M&S

I remember when the first Terence Conran for Marks and Spencers collection came out in 2011, the limited range of products felt a little conceptual in comparison to the rest of M&S’s Homeware in store at the time (take a look at the slideshow here). There was a glass dome with a thick black base that was […] Read more…

New Book! Ladies Drawing Night

The subject of this post (if you are a lady or even if you are not) should hopefully send a thrill right through any latent creative tendencies you have – and if you are reading this blog I assume you do. Ladies. Drawing. Night. What a gladdening vision those words conjure up. The Ladies Drawing Night […] Read more…

New Kitchenware Collection from DeVOL

Over the last decade I’ve had one luxury kitchen brand that i have been steadfastly faithful to. It’s been my lottery win kitchen… my forever kitchen… but last year I was blindsided by another who has taken it’s place – the whole thing is a little emotional and bittersweet if I’m honest. The new love […] Read more…

Soulful Interior Design: No 8 Project

Lately I’ve become besotted with the elegant and soulful Facebook and Instagram feed of Swansea based interior design service the No 8 Project which has been like stepping into the cosiest of Toast catalogues. Thrillingly it is in-fact the creation of Toast’s ex-senior designer Tamsin Leech-Griffiths (she has also designed for Loxley England and Paul Smith). Tamsin has […] Read more…

10 Beautiful Pottery Lamps

Two things I’ve never been able to get enough of is pottery and table lamps… every room in my home has at least three lamps and well pottery…i’ve lost count. It will come as no surprise then that i’m a sucker for craft inspired pottery table lamps – rustic lamps, mid-century lamps, glossy glazed lamps, chalky […] Read more…