Posts Tagged ‘Craft’

Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm

Who doesn’t like stripes!? US home-ware brand West Elm just announced a collaboration with American fashion designer Steven Alan known for his fresh and directional clothing collections. ‘Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm’, the first collaboration of its kind for both the fashion designer and the home furnishings brand, includes bedding, vases, rugs and furniture […] Read more…

Renegade Craft Fair

This weekend the Renegade Craft Fair came to East London. A curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design it has counterparts in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and San Francisco. Despite a very wet weekend, droves of shoppers browsed the cheery halls of the Truman Brewery. Here were some of […] Read more…

Our Wedding in Mumbai

Before the moment slips away from me – I thought I would briefly share some inspiration from my once-in-a-lifetime trip to India this past November and our magical wedding in Bombay/Mumbai. To spare those who have heard all the details many times over already I will briefly say that at the beginning of November 2012 […] Read more…

The Gentle world of Herriot Grace

I’m obsessed with the multifaceted blog of Nikole Herriot and the Herriot Grace shop which artfully documents her activities cleverly interspersed with products available to buy made and designed in her father’s workshop in Canada. Her photographs and styling are just so simple and emotive it makes me want to have a gentle home like […] Read more…

Folk Art

Re-discovered the folksy work of British illustrator Natasha Newton this week. She has been working on some new designs for her Etsy store where she sells small accessories. I love these mid-century-esque decorative beach pebbles and pottery shards hand-painted with acrylic ink.They would look lovely scattered amongst indoor plants or to weigh down random paperwork. Read more…

Futagami Brass

Lovely glowing hand-crafted pieces from Japanese metalware company Futagami… Founded in 1897 Futagami has a long history of making brass products such as artifacts used in the Buddhist traditions . Their collaboration with young Japanese designer Masanori Oji has produced a unique and elegant series of contemporary household products. The collection includes brass trivets that […] Read more…

The Rosenfield Collection

The trend for collecting and sharing collections has really been gathering pace the last few years. I’ve been seeing exciting examples cropping up everywhere from events like The Museum of Everything which curates wondrously themed exhibitions each year and Miracles and Charms at The Wellcome Collection [see previous post]. What’s really nice to discover however […] Read more…

Blue

Back from the home of Delftware I have had the deep blue pigment on the brain… and watching the Antiques Road show last weekend I discovered my love of Wedgewood’s powder blue Jasper Ware. So I’m now on the hunt for large focal pieces – either a large flat painterly Delftware plaque [sooooo expensive] … […] Read more…

Petit Plat Bakery

If you head on down to Petit Plat bakery you will find tiny sweet treasures made by Stephanie Kilgast that won’t leave you feeling guilty about any new years resolutions. Stephanie creates perfectly formed miniature food and tiny desserts!!! I don’t know what it is about tiny food that just makes me so happy. I […] Read more…

Age of Innocence

Do you feel like you’ve just stepped into the set of Little Women? Or a wholesome pioneer novel? I do! These gorgeous and generously proportioned candlesticks are hand carved from English and Welsh timbers, some from fallen trees or rescued from old buildings. Robin Linklater a retired University lecturer, theatre and opera designer, draughtsman and […] Read more…

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