Posts Tagged ‘Craft’

Guest Post: Silversmith Hal Messel

I haven’t had a guest post in a long time but when friend, fellow-journalist and kindred spirit Cosmo Brockway suggested he write about a talented friend of his silversmith Hal Messel for the site – i knew he has an eye for the beautiful and the soulful like myself so of course agreed. Over to Cosmo […] Read more…

New Shop to Watch: Curious Egg

Daily and often hourly, a lot of homeware passes my eyes and my inbox – mostly beautiful but not always original enough to make me do a double take. The Curious Egg is one such store that did. Founded by artist and sculptor Lorraine Aaron the store combines her unique eye with a curation of […] Read more…

Illustrating Dutch Interiors: Saar Manche

Something you didn’t know about me. I have been an amateur illustrator my whole life. I drew spidery sketches of fashionable ladies from the moment I could hold a pen, i filled pads with drawings of detailed faces with large eyes and long flowing hair well into my teens and as I developed an interest […] 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…

Heals Modern Craft Market 2016

Craft. The interiors magazines, those homely BBC design shows and our favourite high street shops, we just can’t seem to get enough of it –  the way a rough hand-thrown mug feels in our hands and the way a handwoven cushion looks on our sofa… Since I began work in the trends industry many years […] Read more…

New Book! The Crafted Garden

I hardly dare say it, but I can feel the cosy tendrils of Autumn creeping up on us… And with the season brings occasion to hunker down at home and craft. And with this new book brings occasion to craft with flowers… The Crafted Garden by Louise Curley landed on my desk this week promising the wholesome […] Read more…

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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