Posts Tagged ‘Gifting’

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…

Minor Goods

Simple styling, earthy pottery and vintage glazes have long been the mainstay of many of my favourite Californian brands ( like Heath Ceramics, Mt. Washington and Victoria Morris) so when I spotted these gorgeous speckled plates in a recent issue of Elle Decoration I had to double check that Minor Goods were indeed a UK brand – hooray! Designed in the […] 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…

The Craft Edit Market

Just a quick one today friends – tomorrow in the heart of Shoreditch i’ll be popping up with Napeansea and taking part in a sweet new shopping experience The Craft Edit Market.  50 crafters, designers and makers like Etoile Home, Patch Fabrika and Know & Love will fill Protein Studios on Shoreditch High Street for an afternoon of shopping and […] Read more…

10 Organic & Monochrome Pieces from Zara Home

Fringed Floral Placemat (set of 2) £11.99 Sometime’s Zara Home slips off my radar for a while – they’re not that big on advertising – although they have some amazing lookbook campaigns and the home business seems to take a backseat to their main ( 68 Zara stores vs 13 Zara Home’s in the UK). However once […] 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…

Glad Tidings: Homeware with Feelings

Somehow the festive season and a marked ending of a year brings out sentiment and poetry in all of us. During this time, I’m partial to accessories adorned with whimsical words and phrases that enhance the excitement of the season, warm the cockles and spread good cheer. Christmas entertaining to me is about building the […] Read more…

My Top Drawer Highlights 2016

Ah September, it’s that whirlwind month in the calendar when the design industry descends on London town for a fortnight-ish of product launches, glitzy parties, catch ups with old friends and new design discoveries – everyone runs around like their *** is on fire but it’s all actually really fantastic – and inspiring. Kicking off my […] 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…

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