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 […]


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 […]

Interiors, Kids' Room

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 […]

Events, Product

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. […]

Product, Trends

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 […]