I Spy – Bob Crooks……….

Today I wanted to share with you the work of award-winning glass maker Bob Crooks.
Each piece is designed, handmade and finished by Bob.  No moulds are used so each is a complete one-off.

He is continuously thinking of original and challenging ideas inspired by Geometry, Architecture, the Natural and Man-made worlds…

I Spy – Louise Body Tile Wallpaper……….

I love these fun wallpapers from Louise Body.

Launched earlier this year, there are 7 decorative tile designs which incorporate ideas from original Victorian tiles with Louise’s photographs and delicate drawings of flowers.  All enhanced by her own muted colour palette.

They are printed onto paper that is robust enough to…

I Spy – House of Hackney……….

Fun, irreverent and playful. I love the prints, furniture and accessories from House of Hackney.
Once described as ‘Colefax and Fowler on acid’…

what appears to be quite traditional at first glance soon transpires to be grungy chintzed florals in the Dalston Rose collection…

badgers drinking cocktails and sloths smoking the hookah in…

I Spy – Riviera Maison……….

One of the nicest things about Amsterdam last weekend was the opportunity to indulge in a little window shopping.  Sometimes we spend so much time online that we forget the simple pleasure of browsing… 
Of discovering new shops. 

That little quickening of the heartbeat when we see a window display that…

Lazy Like a Sunday Afternoon in Amsterdam……….

The weekend started grey and wet but spirits were not dampened at the Meet the Blogger event in Amsterdam.  For some pictures and links pop over to the Heart Home magazine blog.
And then it was Sunday. 

The clouds parted…slowly at first…just enough for a leisurely breakfast, canal side…

and then the…

G’Day Clancy’s Fish Bar……….

Clancy’s Fish Pub in Perth, Western Australia just makes me smile.
Situated overlooking the sand dunes of City Beach, the architect Paul Burnham was given a very tight deadline and an even tighter budget to turn a large uninspiring building into a colourful, family friendly pub.

It’s certainly colourful! 

The project was actually completed…