Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Edit

March 31, 2014



My favourite things right now: brass pineapple at Debenhams home, Sticky 9’s, industrial fairground arrow hanger and springtime colours.Read More


Through the aperture

March 24, 2014


Viewed from the aperture – Snapshots from a weekend in Scarborough: Beach hut brights, Victorian amusements, sand and esplanade.Read More


Design Trend – 2014 Bohenian Yarn

March 20, 2014

Modern Bohemian interior style home trend

I absolutely love the carnival tones and eclectic patterns of a trend I am choosing to call  bohemian yarn until somebody informs me of what the actual design term will be. We are all accustomed to the design staples of old – global traveller and modern bohemian but there is a real focus on the craft of design in the current trend and an eclecticism that doesn’t merely suggest a hint of the hippy trail installed in the villa of a Notting Hillbilly to me, I am absolutely smitten with it.Read More


Through The aperture: Columbia Rd Flower Market

March 17, 2014

columbia road flower market picture scrapbook

If you are looking for something to do during a Sunday in high Spring and you want to be immersed in a wash of colour and smells then I can recommend nothing more highly than Columbia Rd Flower Market in East London. Amongst the hubbub of thronging people, the soundtrack of cockney stall holder patter and enough young and trendy to fill your boots you will come across the most overwhelmingly colourful array of flowers & plants at very reasonable prices. The street is dressed by lots of trendy cafes and home boutiques but really this road on a Sunday morning is all about flowers, flowers flowers.Read More


Peep around Our New Bedroom Design

March 13, 2014


We have at last completed the bedroom and upstairs hallway (well except for the floors, but that’s the case with most of the flat!). So I thought I’d share how it turned out, I’m really pleased with it, it’s a room that makes me smile and I’m glad we’ve been able to bring some personality to a small space without overwhelming it.
There was naturally a very cottage-y feel to this room with its small dimensions, uncentralised window and sloping ceiling which threw me in my initial thought process. It seemed to be insisiting that it required a rustic cottage look and I wasn’t sure if I should go with this and celebrate it, but having moved from town to country and back again I didn’t feel entirely comfortable paying homage to a rustic country look in the heart of urban Tooting.

Eclectic Bedroom native american Scandi white, bisson, arrows, elephant, stag wall hook, entomology, polagram, pompom

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The Edit

March 10, 2014


My favourite things at the moment: Exotic pink pineapples, coral, display boxes, Alain Resnais, unusual re-purposed spaces, Amalfi lemons and cakes.Read More


Typography Homewares

March 8, 2014

Typography Homewares Arne Jacobsen, Vintage Art Deco French Postcard Book, Monopoly Typefont Fleet Street

Typography has been courting time in vogue for the last few years prompting books and articles on the meaning of type choice as signifier of personality and lifestyle with the design aware set. I fully admit that I have a slightly more than casual interest in this too and have picked up a fair few typographic homewares for the apartment, including the trinkets above. In the modern world we are bombarded by type fonts, they create brand and identity and this has been translated in a plethora of ways by home design from old adverts to art work taking in many kinds of trinkets along the way.Read More


New Season: Ikea Brakig

March 3, 2014

IKEA-BRÅKIG-storage boxes, cups chairs

Ikea SS14 is having a bit of a Ferm Living moment through its Brakig range – hurrah! I can only assume it is inspired by the highly successful pastel geometric homewares of Danish brand Ferm Living whose covetable canon of spears and stripes is now interpreted at very accessible price points in this limited edition range  by Ikea. The range consists of everything from duvets, stools and rugs to storage boxes, bowls, trays and cups taking in cushions and chests of drawers along the way. It’s mixture of plywood, pastels and geometric shapes make it the most complete range by Ikea that I have ever coveted. Only available in store at present, we have already bought bowls and storage boxes but I have my eyes on a particularly cute pouf if I ever happen upon it in store…Read More