Posts Tagged ‘London’

London Design Festival: The Highlights

Navigating London Design Festival with a four month old baby on the blistering September city streets was no mean feat, but hell bent on getting my design fix during the design worlds version of fashion week, I was determined to make it work! Here are my highlights from the week’s festivities. Newbie Taiwanese Studio IF ‘s striking […] Read more…

West Elm Is Coming!

This might just be the singular most exciting thing to happen in UK Home Retail since Anthropologie came to London. US Homeware darling West Elm is due to open the company’s first UK store in London on November 14th, 2013. The 12,000 square foot store on Tottenham Court Road will feature furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts, as […] Read more…

Summerill and Bishop Online

I was delighted yesterday when I received an email from the press office of a shop close to my heart. On the corner of peaceful Portland Road in London sits this gem of a kitchen and dining store stocking French provincial goods. Summerill and Bishop was a place I was sent to a lot when […] Read more…

A New Lollipop Shoppe

It’s so great to see one of our favourite interior shops hit London! Brighton based contemporary lifestyle retailer The Lollipop Shoppe launches a new branch this month in Old Spitalfields market in the East End of London. Designed by leading architects Found Associates, the store is spread over two stories and has been stripped back […] Read more…

Make you Melt

With Easter fast approaching, it seems like I’ve got chocolate on the brain more so than usual. I couldn’t resist drooling over the website of London chocolatiers Melt. Their shop has a kitchen on site so you can see and smell the chocolates being made! Specialities include sea salted caramel bon-bons, slabs of chocolate popcorn […] Read more…

New Mr. Rob

Have you seen Rob Ryan’s new website?? Its so new and exciting, just because it’s so new…and exciting [how shallow am I]! It features all the Rob Ryan stuff you could want all in one place – I know most websites do this, but Rob had a few different sites and blogs running simoultaneously for […] Read more…

The Afghan Kitchen

Yesterday I was at the home of the owners of The Afghan Kitchen in Islington, working on a shoot with photographer Rachael Smith and her assistant Esther. We shot at home with the lovely Habib while his wife took care of the restaurant. At the end of our day [2pm, we were quick!] Habib phoned […] Read more…

Darkroom

Last year we featured Rhonda Drakeford, founder of new London concept store Darkroom in My Inside Life. I thought I’d share the inside of the striking store created by herself and partner Lulu Roper-Caldbeck. Part art installation, part retail store, the space is a platform to showcase high-end design talent and also to sell their […] Read more…

Parma Lilac

What a clever  and completely natural way to display your store’s wares… Stylist Janie Jackson, who launched herself at 100% Design, has just opened the doors of her West London home [by appointment only] to entice us all with her beautifully styled and lived in homewares – much of which she has made herself. Nestled […] Read more…

Elphicks

Above image from Paumes London Ateliers Guide. Finally a place to hang my hat! This is the discovery I have been waiting for! My love of acessable illustration and art prints is high on my list of passions, and our move this weekend leads me to a place where there are no restrictions on wall-hangings  […] Read more…

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