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.
- A dear old friend recommended a brilliant short story this week – The Sandman by E.T.A Hoffmann. A truly incredible, grotesque, burlesque, carnival of horror by one of the great German Romantics. It sent me on to read Freud’s essay on The Uncanny which references the tale, not sure I’m buying his castration complex, still a great story and an interesting companion piece.
- My favourite purchases of the last month is a vintage coffee box I picked up at Petrsham Nurseries. It’s currently being used as an occasional table in the living room, in lieu of having an actual purpose for it, maybe an umbrella stand? Either way I keep smiling at it, I love pelicans, they look too ridiculous to be real animals…
- It’s our Fourth wedding anniversary this week, which I am told is fruits and flowers, we celebrated by spending the day on the Southbank drinking Bellini’s. On our first wedding anniversary I sent my husband the lyrics from Cole Porters You’re The Top, although I still can’t think of anyone better to send them to, I have come across another one that tickles me, step in Regina Spector: You’re like a party that somebody threw me, You taste like Birthday, You look like New Years You’re like a big parade through town You leave such a mess, but you’re so fun’