Yesterday was a day spent with the family in the Cotswolds. It’s lovely to leave the city every now and then for outdoor space, fresh air and a leisurely pace. We drove first to the picturesque village of Woodstock, near Oxford. The cottage above was the dwelling of Thomas Chaucer, […]
Heal’s Discovers, Heal’s Autumn/Winter preview collection
As promised, here is Heal’s Autumn/Winter collection and the annual Heal’s Discovers preview which showcases exclusive collaboration with new design talents. What caught my eye when I entered the room was the hand-blown glass lighting by Rothschild & Bickers, one of only a few glassworks still active in the U.K. Each […]
The Monocle Country Fayre 2013
Last weekend, I was invited to the Monocle Country Fayre at Midori house, the London headquarters of Monocle magazine. Monocle is a popular International magazine launched in 2007 with a large online following. It provides global reporting on current affairs, culture, business and design with a portfolio of shops worldwide catered to […]
Maria Hatling – another talent unveiled
I recently came across Maria Hatling, the resident artist of the week at the Fritz Hansen store in London. She was there as part of the Makecreate project in which a negotiated space in store allows for an artist to exhibit their work, to gain further exposure. Maria is a Norwegian […]
The Cockpit Arts open studio, Summer 2013
It is always a pleasure to visit Cockpit arts studio, to discover fresh talents and to see the new works of established artists. Last time, I was there for the Christmas open studios. You can read about it here. It was exciting to see Abigail Brown’s new work in her […]
The Soho flea market, Dean street, London 2013 – my picks.
Today, after work, I was determined to have a daughter-mother day. Especially since my dear daughter had only just returned from her one week holiday to Mallorca with her best friend and family. We decided to explore the Soho flea market together. This is an annual Summer market selling vintage […]
A fresh Summer bloom from The Urban Flower company
Hello all! I previously posted about my talented local florist Matthew Richardson from The Urban Flower Company. I revisited his store again to get some fresh blooms made up for a digital magazine collaboration. He made 2 floral arrangements for me, one of which I will show to you when […]
Clerkenwell Design week 2013, London – my picks.
This week was Clerkenwell Design week in London. In short, I sifted through the wealth of design on display and honed in on the products that I found aesthetically pleasing. Here’s a selection of what I liked. Above are The Dots by Muuto, hanger of coats, but also seen used as […]
Little M’s bedroom.
This is my son’s bedroom, one of my favourite rooms in our house. Here is where bedtime stories are told and sweet good night hugs are given. It’s also special because little M and I decorated it together. Previously, his room was a bland white. We wanted to devise a […]
An interview with Alice Mary Lynch – her dolls for Alice Temperley
A few months back, my lovely friend, Ursula, of the blog Room to Bloom e-mailed me about a talented designer called Alice Mary Lynch, who had created a collection of dolls to adorn the walls of famed fashion designer, Alice Temperly’s store in Bruton Street, London. I was instantly drawn to the […]
Cockpit Arts Christmas open studios 2012
The last time I was at Cockpit Arts studio, I was there to interview Tamasyn Gambell. I remembered walking up the corridor in the East Wing of Cockpit Arts. Flanked on either side of the corridor were large closed studio doors. Above each door is the resident artist’s name plaque. […]
Interview with Tamasyn Gambell at Cockpit Arts
Tamasyn Gambell is a talented print textile designer. She first came to my attention when I noticed her beautifully upholstered Mid-century chairs, a collaboration with Forest London. I used to own a vintage Ercol day bed and was frustrated by the lack of fabric choice that would complement this classic […]