Posts Tagged ‘Gifting’

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…

Something for Mother’s Day: Luxe Box London

Mother’s Day is a tricky one. Giftwise it’s kind of treated like a birthday but occasion-wise it’s meant to be a day of indulgence. There’s never really anything less than stereotypical in the shops that covers all bases or seems a worthwhile purchase – so it usually ends up being a bunch of flowers from […] 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…

New Christmas Candy from Diptique

How stunning are these designs for Diptique’s new Christmas collection?! Diptique always manage to pull something fabulous out of the bag and these three scents inspired by the Arabian Nights and housed in jewel toned casings with on-trend geometric patterns make them super covetable and a hands-down perfect Christmas gift. The sapphire cased Oliban is […] Read more…

Curious Candle: True Grace

It seems that in the past candles have a bad rep with the general male population – considered a solely feminine item – they were often labelled fussy and sickly – they were even delegated to ‘nick nack’ status! These days, the tide is on the turn with highly designed luxury candles tapping into the trend for muskier […] Read more…

Glamping it Up

What a fabulous film. Sex and the City 2 that is. I don’t know what all the bad reviews were about. OK, so it got a little cheesy towards the end and the outfits for shopping in the souks were nothing short of ridiculous but how funny was Liza Minnelli singing ‘Single Ladies’ and how […] Read more…

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