Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Edit

August 29, 2013


My favourite things at the moment: vintage toy soldiers, summer on the Southbank, our new kitten and London Open house 2014. Read More


Through the Aperture (on The Promenade…) British Seaside – Part 2

August 26, 2013


Field trip to Modernism by sea:

Bexhill is a lovely seaside town. It has all the usual Georgian & Victorian decay common to Sussex seaside towns complete with net-curtain-twitching-B&B’s, uniform beach huts and murky brown healing waters, but it also has something unexpected – Modernism. Bexhill is home to the De La Warr Pavilion which is the second ever modernist structure built in the UK. And just like famous childhood resident Eddie Izzard the pavilion is surprising, beautiful and unexpected, I give you my second photo diary of English Seaside towns:Read More


The Edit

August 22, 2013

Bodys Isek Kingelez

My favourite things at the moment: Bodys Isek Kingelez’s city scape art, butterfly houses, copper watering cans, the very beautiful Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig. Read More


Through the Aperture (on The Promenade…) British Seaside – Part 1

August 19, 2013


There’s nothing I love more than visiting a new English seaside resort and we seem to have notched up quite a few this summer, sigh.  So in the first of a series of photo diaries I give you Scarborough on Yorkshire’s East Coast. It’s a fabulous town, full of beautiful Victorian architecture, both decaying splendor and starkly cared for beauty, there is an authentic British beach that feels like the shore that time forgot, all kiss me quick and bus mans holidays with a particular charm of its own:Read More


The Edit

August 14, 2013

vintage pelican coffee barrel
My favourite things at the moment: a vintage pelican coffee barrel bought at Petersham nursery, Tate modern Coffee pot, pigeon hole shelving, the tales of E.T.A Hoffmann,Old school drawers and Regina Spektor. Read More

Peep Around Our Kitchen and Kitchenalia…

August 5, 2013


When we moved into this flat last year we knew that the kitchen would be one of the priority spaces for redecoration. There is something a bit depressing about cooking and trying to impersonate a domestic goddess with artex ceilings, yellow walls and orange & red tiles! And there is almost nothing I dislike more in the home than something false pretending to be something else, melamine cupboards and mdf worktops are essentially the trompe l’oeil of the kitchen world and our kitchen sang its impersonation boldly! However, the word kitchen is, like the word wedding, a touchstone for throwing money down a wishing well. Looking at the cost of a completely new kitchen is  dream shattering, everything is amazingly expensive when the word kitchen is attached. In lieu of many thousands of pounds we have spent the last six months slowly transforming the space into something that we could be happy with for under a grand.

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