Posts Tagged ‘Textiles’

To Dry For

I’ve slowly but surely been furnishing our new kitchen [photos very soon I promise] and sourcing pieces from my favourite brands. In a shiny new kitchen I couldn’t bear to use regular tea-towels and so turned to the inspiring To Dry For – an online boutique specialising in Online Pokies designer tea towels to brighten up dish-washing! […] 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…

Aelder Design

I love coming back from a press preview with the gloriously weighty feeling of discovery. Even if it’s just one beautiful brand, hours in a cold design-fair hall feel worthwhile. Last night at the press preview of Design Junction the object of my affection immediately caught my eye. ‘Aelder Design’ [pronounced ‘elder’] is a brand new mid-century inspired […] Read more…

Virginia Johnson Textiles

I recently discovered the effortlessly charming work of Canadian textile designer emulate. I love her  take on ‘market bags’ adorned with big yellow bananas and sophisticated merino wool scarves etched with a pattern of restless green frogs – and simple shift dresses featuring oversized portraits of women wearing frogs… She also produces illustrative prints and […] Read more…

New Marimekko, The Weather Diary

Ever since I saw the painterly new Weather Diary collection from Marimekko in Elle Decoration’s July issue, I have not been able to stop thinking about it, imagining all of the tableware, textiles and accessories nestled in my home. Designed by illustrator Aino-Maija Metsola, the products reflect seasonal weather patterns in Finland, such as the […] Read more…

Alv Textiles

      Sometimes an email pops into your inbox that gives you that, ‘I’m on the cusp of discovering something big’ feeling, which is thrilling for any journalist. The last time I felt this was when I met a young Fiona Douglas touting her sublime wares at a small trade show in London – and now […] Read more…

Wool House at Somerset House

Yesterday I visited Somerset House for the preview of a new exhibition Wool House in association with The Campaign for Wool dedicated to innovations in the material. At the entrance to the exhibition I was greeted by and instantly smitten with two tall elegant topiary plants which on second glance were found to be made […] Read more…

Shop Fog Linen

I opened my inbox yesterday morning to find an email telling me that lovely Japanese linen brand Fog Linen Work, have now launched a new collection for Spring. Is there anything more poetic and equally necessesary than the idea of refreshing your linens for Spring! Fog Linen Work is a pared back bath, kitchen, clothing and […] Read more…

Starry Night: Zodiac Pillows

As I grow older my thoughts have been turning towards astrology and how we might be connected to the universe : ) I’m not quite a convert yet but I love the idea of believing in something… and thinking about the stars… and dreaming… So the idea of resting my head on inky blue pillows […] Read more…

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