Monthly Archives: July 2016

Design Crush #10

July 27, 2016

Studio-Flock-geometric surface patter ply furniture
Image: Studio Flock

Help, I have literally nowhere to put this, but I am totally in love with it! The coffee table on the right (but I’d take either of the others too) It’s glorious, the definition of style, so colourful, so noisy, so anarchic, hell just so everything! OK, enough of the hyperbole, but it makes me want to bin other bits of furniture to make room, I’m a little in love with this company and their fine sense of pattern. I bought a cushion from them a while back which is a real stunner and, having seen a peek on their Instagram feed, I can’t wait for their rug collection for FLoor_Story to launch at Design Junction this year. A fellow blogger featured these tables last week just when I’d started drafting this so it’s clearly going to be a design hit everywhere soon!

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Weaving Workshop – Upstairs at Smug

July 25, 2016

hand weaving workshop smug bezalel
Last weekend I enrolled on a day course to learn hand weaving. I’ve been a big fan of the bohemian home trend with a tribal twist for a while now and admiring the various wall hangings I’ve come across. So when I saw a course come up in one of my favourite London design stores – Smug,  it was a bit of a no brainer. It was a fantastic thing to do, contemplative and relaxing in a way I’d liken to gardening which is in contrast to my experience of sewing or cross stitch which I find a bit frustrating. Weaving is therapeutic, it has less maths and more fun than other techniques I’ve learnt before so I thought I’d share my experience on the blog today. Read More

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Living Room Makeover: Our Natural History Infused Bohemian Modern Space

July 20, 2016

Natural history decor coral, eucalyptus, shells, curios. styling nature interior design

 

We are now at the really nice point in decorating the house (hallelujah) where we have finished decorating everything internally so can look to objects and styling spaces to make it feel more our own and interesting. This is everyone’s favourite part, right? The bit where you edit down your pieces, add a few special new ones to embellish with and drive your partner crazy moving things around until they are just right (all before a tiny toddler comes into the room and makes his own stylist decisions about exactly what belongs where!).Read More

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Through the Aperture – The Great Outdoors

July 18, 2016

Japanese Sago Palm - Plants on PinkSago Palm on Pink

Confession time, today was supposed to be a post on our living room update but it isn’t quite finished (for various very boring reasons) so I am posting a few summery pics instead. This weather has been amazing the last few days, perfect temperatures, light and of course nature in abundance. From the crinoline blush of the pink poppies in my garden to the hot house bananas in Lisbon, nature is creating a dream right now. House tour will roll out on Wednesday if you can hold your breath til then (insert your favourite cheeky faced emoji here)!Read More

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New Designers Show, 2016

July 11, 2016

New Designers Show, interiors textiles round up 2016

Image: Design Soda

Last week I was lucky enough to be given some tickets to the New Designers shows 2016 by a crafter & designer who’s work I really love (more on that in a post soon!). I really love design shows, the atmosphere, the creativity, the inspiration, I always feel pulled in a thousand directions all at once as my eyes glance something new at each turn. With an event like Decorex you expect to be wowed by the presentations of design houses at the top of their field, but what’s really special about platforms like New Designers is the wealth of talent out there waiting to become the future mainstream. I was excited to see quite a few of the designers in One Year On which was curated this year by the founder/owner of Luna & Curious which I’m a big fan of. It’s amazing to see the output of businesses which have been going for a year. Perhaps even more inspiring is the work of graduates (both BA & MA) some of whom displayed work with a truly stunning attention to pattern & detail, form and purpose. So, here is my photographic rundown of the things which really caught my eye, I include contact details of all designers under each piece.Read More

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Design Lovers Guide To: Lisbon

July 4, 2016

la vida portuguesa vintage packaging toiletries

 

We’ve just had 3 days KID FREE in Lisbon. It was bliss, Lisbon was magical, welcoming, pretty, hilly, hot & inspiring. It’s a great city for design lovers, a town of typography and tiles, pretty paving, colour, great food and a really convivial culture. We packed so much into a short time, I knew I had to see beautiful Sintra and also to escape to the beach for a few hours so fitting in all the cultural sights and the things highlighted in the fabulous Wallpaper* guide was a bit of a squeeze but well worth aching feet for. Today I’m sharing the top things we saw, did & ate in the city and on trips around which I think you could comfortably squeeze into a long weekend, wherever possible I have included a google map for directional purposes.Read More

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Through the Aperture

July 1, 2016

Pink architecture Splendid Urban London

Pink Architecture - Bayswater. Splendid Urban

I have seen so many amazing things over the last month, I love how London and summer come alive together, so I am reintroducing snaps through my aperture. There are so many places I want to go right now, think Palm Vaults in Hackney is next on my list. How about you?

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