Monthly Archives: February 2014

Through the aperture

February 24, 2014


Viewed through the aperture around London: Hoxton & Waterloo street scenes, vintage camera booth, creme brulee.Read More


Design Crush #4

February 17, 2014

Coral & Tusk Emroidery Cushion Five Arrows Fox Headress feather Native American

I am not a massive fan of cutesy crafts, however, I am a big fan of folksy items with charm. Nowhere do I find folksy more charming than in Coral & Tusk‘s simply darling embroidered homewares. Created by textile designer Stephanie Housley, Coral & Tusks designs start life as drawings, by Stephanie, of nature, travels and things that spark her imagination which are then laboriously redrawn stitch by stitch to be machined in her Brooklyn workshop. Her designs are just magical, bringing out the spirit of adventure and a multi-layered representation of the touchstones of nature. I could not love these whimsically charming items any more than I do.Read More


The Edit

February 6, 2014

Heals Think Pink - Pastel Pink Baines Side Table Powder Coated - Bitossi Clessidre Timer - Imogen Heath Rosa Pink Tray

My favourite things at the moment: The new Pink edit at Heals, Bison in Native American headdress poster, Ostheimer, Grand Hotel Budapest and Embers by Sandor Marai.Read More


Little Details – Light Bulbs & Fittings

February 3, 2014

incandescent SQUIRRELCAGE filament vintage light bulbs

I tend to call this having a tedious moment, or a middle class dilemma, when I find myself scouring endlessly¬† online for the cheapest version of some design detail or indulgence I am certain a room refurb won’t be complete without! And without wishing to sound too worthy, I do scowl inwardly at myself for getting caught up in the chase for these objects. But I am also quite a firm believer that it is the small details which can bring most joy and be designed most effectively. I’d love to be able to buy vintage radiators but have scaled my detail hunting down to more economical items like light switches, bulbs & door handles. They are often the bits that can get overlooked in the bigger picture of a room design but the ambiance of light and the feel of a switch are the essential jigsaw pieces that complete a space. Here are some of my favourite finds.Read More