Posts Tagged ‘Lifestyle’

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…

Entertaining: Southern Charm for a Snow Day

Since I have spent the majority of January hunkered down watching the new ABC drama Nashville and three season’s of Friday Night Lights set in Nashville and Texas respectively – the menu for a snow day lunch this past weekend could only be inspired by one thing – Southern fare. It strikes me as strange […] 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…

New Online Obsession: Garden & Gun Magazine

The Deep South of America is my dream destination and the top of my wish list. I guess a lot of our dreams come about from intangible ephemera like favourite movies we watch over and over again, well-thumbed books and pored over imagery. I know my fascination with The South started in my teens and […] Read more…

Instagram: A Sense of Belonging?

Ok so I am a very late starter with this Instagram business but I am officially hooked. For those who have been hiding under a rock like myself – Instagram is a free photo sharing program that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a […] Read more…

Inspiring Magazine: Kinfolk

Browsing at Anthropologie the other day, I came across an achingly beautiful magazine I hadn’t seen before. Kinfolk has sweet and holistic concept of a lifestyle magazine that “celebrates small gatherings” by slowing down life and appreciating the small things. Produced in Portland, Oregon primarily by couple Nathan and Katie Williams [who are a contender […] Read more…

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