Posts Tagged ‘Tableware’

New Shop To Watch : Handpicked By Kate

I get a lot of emails from new homeware shops introducing themselves. I like to support small businesses as I have one myself and it’s exciting to get access to businesses in their early days without all the bells and whistles of commercial thinking which can lead to things feeling a little homogeneous. At this […] Read more…

New Kitchenware Collection from DeVOL

Over the last decade I’ve had one luxury kitchen brand that i have been steadfastly faithful to. It’s been my lottery win kitchen… my forever kitchen… but last year I was blindsided by another who has taken it’s place – the whole thing is a little emotional and bittersweet if I’m honest. The new love […] 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…

Impressionist Nina Campbell Espresso Cups

Last night I watched the new BBC series Handmade By Royal Appointment – a behind the scenes look at the great pottery institution that is Wedgwood. It made me appreciate the delicacy of working with porcelain and the care that goes into it. Seemingly following my train of thought a set of new espresso cups from Nina Campbell […] 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…

Kate Spade Tableware at John Lewis

I’ve been a fan of preppy, whimsical and girly American brand Kate Spade for years now. Known for witty wordings, polka dot patterns and gilded details. Launching on the 15th of March is it’s first super-sweet tableware collection in the UK with John Lewis. I guess what has always attracted me to the brand is […] Read more…

Scandinavian Style at M&S

As the nights draw in quicker each day and we hurry home to hunker down for the evenings, we might consider taking our cue from the Scandinavians who use clean silhouettes and lighter tones to combat the darkness. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know I have a very soft spot for high street homewares […] Read more…

Aarya’s Picnic Themed 1st Birthday

Aarya’s first birthday came and went in a flurry of confetti, precariously teetering sugary confections and wild, wild times with homemade party hats [that’s a lie, they made her scream in terror everytime one came near her]. Actually Aarya’s party was a happy joint occasion because Dave and her share a birthday weekend – hers […] Read more…

Inspiring Business: Luma

Alison Satasi, moved back to London from Bermuda in 2006 after thirteen years working for the Bank of Bermuda. She found the island a beautiful place to live but the banking industry very sterile and was itching to do something that was creative and with some social value. With an ever present love for textiles and an interest […] Read more…

By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

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