Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Chastened by Hephzibah Anderson

Fully back into the swing of work [after a brief interlude in Iceland] and the joys of London living, my life seems to be a juggling act where occasionally I drop the ball. Too much to do and too fast a pace, is my cry like all fellow Londoners. During ‘sardine can’ train trips, [a […] Read more…

Editions Paumes

No doubt, anyone with an interest in design has seen the name ‘éditions PAUMES’, making the editorial and blog rounds. ‘éditions PAUMES’ is a small and dynamic family run Japanese publishers, working in close contact with artists and designers in Europe on different editorial projects. Although I was intrigued about these so called ‘gems’ of […] Read more…

Hammer by Sara Stockbridge

I have just returned from Iceland and in the euphoria that London seems positively warm compared to the North Wind that was blowing me away. I have however managed to almost cause myself a serious back injury getting home the books that I bought there.  A full works edition of the ‘Sagas of the Icelanders’ […] Read more…

Boxed and Labelled

Since it’s Book Review day, I thought I’d also take a look at a very different kind of book which is just as absorbing as a good novel. As visual beings, package design plays a huge part in our lives, in my opinion if you have to look at something you use everyday, a soap […] Read more…

Risotto with Nettles by Anna Del Conte

This week I have really started to feel that Christmas is truly on its way. Now I know the lights have been up since August and commercial hype was started long ago, but I was not paying much attention. That was until I woke up with the realisation that I have so much to do […] Read more…

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

This week I shall be watching London lit up with fireworks and Guido Fawkes being stacked precariously on an inferno. I can’t say I am too partial to sparklers as they seem to me one of the most misguided inventions around – ‘ooooh look a firework children can hold in their hand’. However I do […] Read more…

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

This week marks the true end of the harvest season with Halloween, which I am celebrating broomstick and hat in tow in Burghley within the New Forest where legend has it, once lived a White Witch. I am not sure if most of the ghostly apparitions will be seen after a couple of glasses of […] Read more…

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

I am contributing to the Book Reviews today as I have been reading a ghostly book perfect for this time of year… Sarah Water’s is one of the few authors of our generation who makes me grateful for being born in this lifetime. I have read all of her books [The Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet, […] Read more…

A Girl’s Guiding To Decorating by Abigail Ahern

As excited I was about holding ‘A Girl’s Guide to Decorating’ [see yesterday’s post] by stylist, entrepreneur, interior designer extra-ordinaire Abigail Ahern, and having admired her bold style for so long…I was apprehensive as to what I would find inside. Could I relate to the high-end, eclectic style that prevails in her shop and own […] Read more…

Wallpaper, The Ultimate Guide by Charlotte Abrahams

Look what beauties I found on my desk yesterday afternoon from Quadrille! I’ve been waiting eagerly to take a peek at stylist and iconic interior designer Abigail Ahern’s new book, ‘A Girl’s Guide to Decorating’ since it was announced. So as soon as I had my hands on it, I sat down right where I […] Read more…

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