Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Edit

May 30, 2013

Nigella Yoghurt Pot Cake Miniature Bundt

 

My favourite things right now: Nigella yoghurt pot mini bundt cakes, English Rose Spitfire vintage kitchens, Next Home Industrial Stool, Natural History Museum Butterfly enclosure.

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House Tour – Living Room

May 27, 2013

When we bought this flat over a year ago it was this room that sold it to us, it had wood-chip walls and ceiling (ok most of the flat had that) hideous blue carpet (ditto), plastic air vents, bright orange polyurethane doors, mahogany shelving and a particularly hideous mock Victorian fireplace. Past all the hellish design choices made by the previous owner (& the fact that he was either a dangerous D.I.Y enthusiast or the employer of the original cowboy builder) this room had the most potential.Read More

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The Edit

May 23, 2013

Man Ray portraits NPGMy favourite things at the moment: Man Ray portraits, Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou, taxidermy book.Read More

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The Taxonomy of Design

May 20, 2013

BHL Archive Vintage Entomology PrintsOf all the things I love spending time looking at for the home, entomology, curios and Victorian natural history are amongst the most regular. One of my favourite things in the flat is my collection of butterflies below.

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D.I.Y Colour Pop Chairs – quick & simple Upcycle project

May 12, 2013

D.I.Y Colour Pop Chairs - Bright Plywood School Chairs
So, whilst planning our kitchen I have been looking for some new dining chairs. I love French Tolix cafe chairs but alas budget does not stretch that far. So I switched to looking at examples of the current zeitgeist – mid-century modern. A few places are selling neon bright plywood chairs – Habitat have some really nice ones called Hester at £95 and Bloomsbury&Co are selling similar Canteen chairs for £200 a pop.Read More

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