Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Edit

June 27, 2013


My Favourite things right now: terrariums, Missoni bathroom, Caribbean calypso, What We wore exhibit.Read More


Lipstick for Walls – Favourite Wallpapers

June 24, 2013

CUSTHOM-_COLUMBIA-ROAD-WALLPAPER-BRONZE MetallicSo, I see wallpaper as the lipstick of home cosmetics. You can be as bold as you like, but I think wallpaper is most effective when used sparingly.  The old mothers truism about make-up transfers rather well to home design I think- paint your eyes or your lips, cleavage or legs, overkill leaves no room to think and nothing to the imagination. With this in mind, having filled downstairs with a bric-a-brac of objects and pictures, we have not ventured into wall lipstick. I am now tentatively turning my attention to the upstairs hallway and  bedroomsRead More


The Edit

June 20, 2013

Riess White Enamel ladel set skimmer

My favourite things right now: Riess enamelware, Linklater’s latest film Before Midnight, Eton mess in summer, Francoise Sagan’s A Certin Smile.Read More


Piero Fornasetti – Design Crush

June 17, 2013

Fornasetti HomewaresI love Piero Fornasetti, he is a full on design crush for me, from hot air balloons to his obsession with Lina Cavalieri, his designs rarely fail to amuse me. If anyone was ever silly enough to give me a couple of grand to spend on an object for the home it would probably go on a vintage Fornasetti piece, maybe one of these umbrella stands:Read More


The Edit

June 13, 2013

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Earl Grey Buttercream & Salted Caramel


My favourite things right now: Recipe for Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Earl Grey Buttercream & Salted Caramel, vintage images of New York Skyline trapeze artists, The love letters of Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald, Liberty print sunglasses. Read More


The Great Outdoors – Small scale gardening (my attempt at being green fingered)

June 10, 2013

Succulents & Terrariums Assorted

I will be honest, I am writing this post purely because of the self satisfied joy I felt when the dried ranunculus flower heads I planted began to properly sprout last week. I am not at all green fingered but this year I have tried to start some very small scale gardening with window boxes and the like but my efforts are very much from the lazy girls guide – or as my husband likes to term it survival of the fittest!Read More


The Edit:

June 6, 2013


My favourite things right now: Memlite 30’s industrial work lamps, Tamasyn Gambell textiles, Lana Del Rey and Apple and Pear cake decorated with Schleich animal figurines in hats.Read More


La Nouvelle Vague – The Subtext of Style

June 3, 2013


Filming Le Petit Soldat Jean Luc Godard Pierrot-Le-Fou-Iconography-Godard-Belmondo-pop-Art“Film, Andre Bazain said, substitutes a world that conforms to our desires”

Le MeprisRead More