The Edit

March 10, 2014


Pink Pineapples and White Lilac, Columbia Rd Flower MarketMy favourite things at the moment: Exotic pink pineapples, coral, display boxes, Alain Resnais, unusual re-purposed spaces, Amalfi lemons and cakes.


  1. I finally visited Columbia Rd Flower Market in East London yesterday, so, so stunning and slightly overwhelming. The very best thing I happened upon were these extraordinary beauties – pink dwarf pineapples. I had no idea such things existed, surely they suggest cultivation for a particularly demanding dandy aristocrat? As I’ve had a bit of an obsession with pineapples in home design I was tickled pink by them. I’m hoping I can dry them successfully so I can display them in our bedroom.                          Pink Pineapples and White Lilac, Columbia Rd Flower Market
  2. Not cheap but very lovely and soon to be in stock at Cox and Cox, I love this display box £50 and faux coral £16. They are a simple but great way to cheat curios in your living space and would fit in perfectly amongst the natural history in our living room.                                                                                                                                                      Faux Coral & Glass Display Box Cox & Cox
  3. To mark the sad passing of wonderful French New Wave film director Alain Resnais last week I shall be re-watching his most famous films Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad for the first time in years, a true auteur and first class master of subtlety, fragility and the fractured nature of human identity.
  4. Nothing says Spring to me like freshly baked lemon drizzle cake with a cup of tea in a sun spot in the garden. And this week my online grocery treat was Amalfi Lemons, as it’s my first cake bake of the year I also treated us to a sprinkling of lavender sugar on top – life affirmingly lush!                                                                                                                                                             Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset
  5. I love the unusual re-use of spaces that have been reclaimed for another purpose and have come across a few gems of this ilk recently. My best friend sent me this wonderful pic of an old theatre turned into a bookshop in Buenos Aires called Al Ateneo Grand Splendid (I would be in heaven if I ever visited this place), and I also love The Michigan Theatre in Detroit which is now used as a car park, intriguing, eerie and kind of beautiful.


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