A Few Batchelor Pad Essentials…

I fear I have been neglecting the men lately, so here’s a few little essentials that might just make the batchelor pad just a bit more homely.

And they might go down well with the ladies too!
Sources: Extendable wall lamp (also in main image). Delightful. Shoreditch bus blind, Pedlars.  Armchair, Conran Shop.  Hound cushion…

I Spy – Emma Molony

Emma Molony calls herself a printmaker but that does not in any way describe her many talents.
She started printmaking in 2002 when she was living in Venice and she was fascinated by the dark inky print studios.  She learnt etching, mezzotint and woodcut before returning to Devon in 2005…

I Spy – Zeena Shah

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Zeena on her stand at Home London. Her dazzling smile was hard to resist and so were her designs.

 She graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2007 and has since worked in both the fashion and interiors textile industry and…

To be, or not to be, my Valentine

You would have to be living under a stone not to know that Valentines day is less than a week away.  Every shop is filled with red hearts and cheesy cards after all, and a little bit of me wants to ignore it all and protest against this over commercialised…

Inspiration – Schoolroom Chic…

Just because we all rely on our computers for everything these days, doesn’t mean we can’t still yearn for a workspace that brings with it a certain nostalgia for a simpler life. 
Even if we’re too young to remember ink and quills the sight of them can  still evoke…

I Spy – PiP Studios

For anyone not already familiar with PiP Studios, it’s a lifestyle brand based in the Netherlands.  Catharina (PiP) is the founder and designer and her inspiration comes from designing products that she could never find but always wanted.

Colours are bright, patterns are exuberant.

Waking up in these sheets must be…

Inspiration of the Feathered Kind

A whole menagerie of our feathered friends.
Tweeting, flapping and chirping across a cushion near you.

Bag a bird here: 1 West Elm 2 Lorna Syson 3 Natural History 4 House of Hackney 5 West Elm 6 Clare Nicolson 7 Moska 8 SJ Guest 9 Graham and Green

Something for the Weekend…

I know it’s only Wednesday but the weather forecast says the UK is heading for a big chill.  And there’s nothing like a bit of forward planning…
…so I intend to stay in, put on my most comfortable joggers, a thick pair of socks and snuggle up on the sofa with…

Blog Tour NYC – The Facts

What is BlogTour? 
The brainchild of the super talented Veronika Miller from Modenus, which is a networking platform and resource catalogue for the interior design community.
BlogTour NYC is the second event.  Last September a group of bloggers from the US visited London during the Design Festival and I was very lucky…

I Spy – Hand Painted Folksy Enamelware

Now this is what I need to cheer me up on a dull day in late January.
This Frangipani enamelware range available from mid March from Fairwind Online. 

Colourful folksy flowers in pink, blue and jade reminiscent of the traditional canal art that you can still see on some barges in the UK.  That tradition…