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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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Zara Home A/W 14 Loungewear

I never knew Zara Home had a clothing section did you? On the hunt for nightwear that will take me through a balmy Christmas spent in India and a cold New Year in the UK, I stumbled upon Zara Home’s ‘Loungewear’ section. Beautiful basics at affordable prices, the collection is made up of a mix […] Read more…

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New Christmas Opening: Anthropologie Marylebone

Nothing signals the beginning of Christmas in London more than a sparkly new store opening – last year excitement was at its peak with US Homeware brand West Elm which filled a lonely corner of Tottenham Court road with joy and American charm. This year a new Anthropologie joins its Regent Street and Kings Road […] Read more…

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New Fail Homewares

My obsession with hardware has always made me think of hinges, doorhandles and hooks as jewellery for the home – which makes this new collection by Austin, Texas-based jewellery designer Christine Fail pretty perfect in my eyes. Using the same techniques of hand-cutting and hammering brass as her line of handcrafted jewellery, Fail has created a delicate collection […] Read more…

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Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Beautiful Gifts Under £20

Christmas season is swiftly approaching, bringing with it not only the big day but catch up drinks, festive soirees and office parties – all tied up with the excitement of the obligatory Secret Santa, gift exchanges with friends and hastily wrapped last minute buys to add to the pile under the tree. We all want […] Read more…

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Things on Strings: Simple Keepsake Mobile

As winter steadily approaches here in the UK, it’s nice to have a glimpse of summer in the form of a Beachcomber inspired DIY guest post from a very clever and creative friend of mine Harriet Cox trend analyst and go-to crafter for hair brained social gatherings. This guest post follows several queries into this […] Read more…

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