Posts Tagged ‘Lifestyle’

Shop Love: Cisthene

I’m probably the last person to discover and fall in love with ‘online apothecary’ Cisthene, curated by the extremely talented Jen Altman. Jen is a professional photographer and author whose clients include Chronicle Books, Martha Stewart Living and Kinfolk Magazine. Self-described as ‘Purveyor of Talismans, Potions and Pouches’ Cisthene carries an irresistible and unique product collection of […] Read more…

Seriously Cool Hardware from Frends

I think it’s fair to say that everyone is obsessed with warm metals at the moment – I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them! I like clothes but I’m not really into fashion – preferring to spend my money on a nice lamp! But when I saw this stunning collection of super cool […] 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…

New Medieval from Faye Toogood + Make

British interior and furniture designer Faye Toogood is well-known to surprise and delight with poetic collaborations with the likes of food designers Arabeschi Di Latte, installations for fashion labels Opening Ceremony and furniture collections made from unusual materials like Mercury. In her most recent project she continues to surprise by teaming up with new beauty label […] Read more…

Call Me Maybe?

Beautiful business cards, expensive procrastination [time spent browsing and dreaming vs working] or essential to your business? I’m going for the latter! After returning to freelancing this month after three years of full-time trend forecasting, I seem to have lost all my business cards from all those prior years of freelancing [seven to be precise] […] Read more…

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

There can only be one topic of absolute obsession for me this week [and possibly the year] and that is the 200 year anniversary of Jane Austen’s world beloved novel – Pride and Prejudice. Two centuries ago, on a very wintry 28th of January in the year 1813, this luminous novel came into being. There […] 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…

West Elm Marketplace: A Fresh Start

Copper Measuring Spoons West Elm Market After a seriously indulgent and frivolous holiday it seems everyone has hunkered down into nesting mode. My brain for one has spiralled sharply away from thinking about must-have cut glass punchbowls and the perfect candle-sconce to deck our halls with – and towards practical and beautiful utilitarian ‘fresh start’ […] 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…

Autumn Instagram

A seriously lazy post but I thought i’d share some of my Autumn Instagram’s with you… A super realistic Autumn Berry wreath that now has pride of place on the inside of our front door. Purchased at a very reasonable price from Butlers [I am thinking I can add Ivy to make it last through […] Read more…

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