Posted on June 14, 2019
Another sunny day … It’s now June and we’re six months in, can you believe? It’s been quite a year already at this end, there’s a lot of exciting change ahead and I’m so happy to be sharing the news that we’re moving house!
The changes ahead are as much a surprise to me as to anyone else. I’d have happily carried on living in our little London house “forever”, so it had to be something very very different to pull me away. And it is. We’re off to a Victorian seaside bungalow later this year (with a few stops in between).More »
Posted on February 24, 2019
This warm sunny spell is making me feel like bringing the outdoors in!
I’m enjoying hanging plants galore right now while underfoot (bare, not slippered, as we’re having these warmer temperatures 😉 ) I’m falling in love all over again with our Armadillo rugs.More »
Happy New Year
Posted on January 7, 2019
Happy new year! I hope you’ve been enjoying 2019 so far and the year ahead is set to be a good one. I love the promise a new January can bring – and trust our shiny thoughts don’t tarnish too quickly 😉
Christmas Gifts & Last Posting Dates
Posted on December 6, 2018
I’ll be sending out a few Christmas gift ideas via email over the next few days, so do sign up to our mailing list if you’re in need of some help! And remember – I LOVE TO WRAP – which means each of your purchases will be ready to pop under the tree / hand over at the office party. I’m always happy to include a hand-written gift message if I have time, just leave a request in the comments section at check-out.
Last order dates for pre-Christmas delivery are as follows:
Australia/New Zealand/Japan/South Korea – Sunday 9th December
USA/Canada – Saturday 15th December
Europe – Monday 17th December by 12 noon
UK – Thursday 20th December by 12 noon
Local and last minute? Choose “local collection” at check-out and I’m sure we can arrange something…
Posted on October 31, 2018
The Barbican will be celebrating the work and life of Lee Krasner in their Art Gallery next year. I relish any chance I get to visit that amazing Brutalist estate – to immerse myself in some Abstract Expressionism while I’m there will be AMAZING!
Details of the upcoming exhibition (30th May – 1st Sept) appeared in my inbox alongside this image of Krasner’s “Icarus”. This fascinating painting inspired me to dive into my silk scarf collection and plan out a few more drapes for the shop. Isn’t it great when art inspires creativity just like that. I wonder if Lee ever had any idea how many billions of people her work has and will continue to touch in this way.More »
Posted on September 19, 2018
I am obsessed with vintage florals. I love old floral everything – paintings, fabrics, postcards, silk scarves, ceramics. The lot! I’m also a bit of a minimalist, which doesn’t always sit happily with this particular obsession, but I make space for my beloved collection of vintage floral postcards.
I find most of my cards in French flea markets, picking up a few each time I have the pleasure of a weekend in Paris, which is usually tagged on to a visit to the biannual trade show, “Maison et Objet”.More »
Posted on July 19, 2018
Ooh, I do love a dwelling! Camper van, caravan, tree-house, cabin, boat… You name it, I can imagine myself in it. Put it on wheels and I’m in my element.
Recently browsing in my local bookshop, I chanced upon a beautiful book, “Hit The Road: Vans, Nomads and Roadside Adventures”. What a dream title.More »
Posted on June 27, 2018
The end of June is usually Glastonbury Festival time for me. I’ve enjoyed this unique gathering since my late teens and I met my husband there – it’s truly a family affair! I find the summer solstice a very special time of year for many reasons.
The festival site is currently having a fallow year and I’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to celebrate Midsummer in Stockholm, another wonderful experience. The trip has reminded me of the work of a favourite Swedish interior stylist, Sofia Jansonn of By Mokkasin.More »
Posted on June 6, 2018
Amidst the gables along the Amstel River in Amsterdam, a richly adorned gate leads to Swigters Almshouses. The gate is decorated with a sculpted tympanum depicting a hand and Latin text stating “Blissful is he who is gentle towards the miserable. The Lord will set him free on Judgment Day.”.
Isaak Swigters hoped that founding an almshouse would result in eternal life in heaven.More »
Posted on May 10, 2018
I’ve had a lovely session going through silk scarves with a customer this morning – we were oohing and ahhing over the wonderful palettes and patterns that each tell such a unique story of their time.
I adore vintage silk and satin scarves and have collected quite a selection over the years, from which I pick out and put together to create our dreamy Caravan Style Silk Scarf Drapes. These striking lengths of eclectic vintage fabric hang beautifully as a window dressing or to divide a living space.More »
Posted on April 24, 2018
We had a wall plastered and it’s been setting for some time now. I’m loath to paint over it as the natural textures and tones look just lovely as they are. If it wasn’t for the fact I’m smitten with a certain off-white which covers every inch of our home and studio (and covered my last two shops… yes, addicted!), I think I’d go for Farrow & Ball’s “Setting Plaster”.More »