Posts Tagged ‘Gifting’

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…

Organising my life with Muji

You may have heard me mention that we are expecting our first baby in May. From what I gather from others in the know, it is inevitable that our lives will be turned upside down from that day and not return to anywhere far from chaos for at least 20 years! With this in mind […] Read more…

Inspired by American Gothic Decor

Christmas always inspires something a little Gothic in me as well as the usual festive decor. Maybe it’s the promise of atmospheric period dramas soon to be played out on TV, or ordinary homes transformed by old-fashioned charm and an otherworldly spirit, but on the run-up to Christmas it seems i’m inspired by American Gothic […] 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…

Beautiful Basics

Growing up in the design industry and coming into contact with a barrage of trends every month, I have always gravitated towards the simple colours and clean silhouettes of minimal homeware items. I’m always drawn to the ‘basics’ and ‘own’ ranges supermarkets carry and whilst some people might go for all singing all dancing appliances – […] Read more…

Pop Up Paris: Diamond Candles

Sometimes ‘hidden surprise’ concepts can feel a bit gimmicky and more of a marketing idea than a basis for a good product – but French design brand Popup Paris have fallen just the right side of cool with their scented Diamond Candles that may reveal a diamond when the wax burns! One in every 50 candles […] Read more…

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