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Inspiring Business: Luma

Alison Satasi, moved back to London from Bermuda in 2006 after thirteen years working for the Bank of Bermuda. She found the island a beautiful place to live but the banking industry very sterile and was itching to do something that was creative and with some social value. With an ever present love for textiles and an interest […] Read more…

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Another affordable collection from Ikea: NIPPRIG

Often, a trend or collection really makes you want to completely re-invent your home’s aesthetic and IKEA’s new NIPPRIG collection of summer pieces really makes me wish our home was more whitewashed floors and rustic charm rather than ‘modern classic’. Designed and made in collaboration with local producers in Vietnam and Indonesia, NIPPRIG uses renewable materials like […] Read more…

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Something for the Weekend: Rosa’s Thai Cafe: The Cookbook

I’ve had a love affair with Rosa’s [Rosa’s Thai Cafe] from the very first day I stepped into its happily crowded and steamy doors in the heart of Spitalfields on a winter evening five years ago. I was meeting friends for a long overdue catchup after work but downtrodden with a cold, wasn’t feeling my best. As I shrugged […] Read more…

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Instagram Obsession: Flora Forager

These days if anyone asks me where I go to find inspiration for my work and really somewhere to find ideas that are on that exciting cusp of discovery  – I always say Instagram. You can get wonderfully lost in a trail of discovery from click through to click through and in this very way I […] Read more…

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Inspiring Business: Skinflint

Frequently gracing the pages of the industry’s most beautiful interior magazines, Cornwall based company Skinflint are fast making a name for themselves as a key player in the restoration game with their characterful salvaged and rare vintage light fixtures. I’m always inspired by the progress of small businesses especially a husband and wife team – because working together […] Read more…

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City Break: Long Weekend in Lisbon

I have just returned from a short but sweet first trip to a city that has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Lisbon – Portugal’s capital city boasts a year round Mediterranean climate [it was a cat in the sun stretching 20 degrees this past weekend] old world European charm with cobbled streets and traditional […] Read more…

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Modern Meditation Inspired by Good Earth India

It’s been a pretty full on month in our home on all accounts, winter illnesses all round, lack of sleep, both of us feeling like we haven’t been able to come up for air with work or domestic life to enjoy much of either. You know when you can’t tell anyone what you have been […] Read more…

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Creating a Playful but Grown Up Family Home + the Smallable Spring Catalogue

Last week I worked on styling a house shoot for the first time since I had Aarya. It was a beautiful family home in Shepherds Bush – a townhouse with stunning original Victorian features and striking modern updates by architects McLaren Excell. The style was bright, cosy and artistic and enhanced by the colourful toys, artwork […] Read more…

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By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

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New Year, New Inspiration

Spending this past month in India kicked off my new year with a wealth of design inspiration. We spent three weeks hunkering down with family in Calcutta – a bustling Indian city nestled in West Bengal – known for its rich history of craft and talented artisans – from embroidery to sculpture and sketching to metal […] Read more…

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We are on A Break!

We are spending Christmas and the New Year in India this year, catching up on much needed sleep, good home cooked food and introducing Aarya to the sights and sounds of her other homeland. We will be back, refreshed  in the New Year with lots of inspiration from our trip. Till then! Read more…

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