Wednesday, 23 May 2012

This is what I would like in my future dining room; a huge long table, with enough chairs and benches for plenty of guests. In the centre, a stunning chandelier and at one end, an original Chris Ofili (from the Tate Exhibition from Tate Britain's Upper Room.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Hermes Exhibition

The Hermes 'Leather Forever' exhibition, at 6 Burlington Gardens (behind the Royal Academy), is open throughout May and I will be visiting it next weekend. Christies will be auctioning four specially made Royal Academy handbags for the exhibition.

There will be some live work there too, showing the craftsmen making things, which I am quite interested in seeing.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Adam Johnson

We went down to Brighton today to go to the first weekend of the Brighton Artists Open Houses 2012. It's on throughout May and I will try and go a few weekends as there is so much to see! Adam Johnson's house is part of the Independent Houses Trail. His gorgeous ceramics are reasonably priced and can be made to commission. Here's a pick of my favourites from his website.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Bodie & Fou Binge

I thought I'd have another nosey around Bodie and Fou's website. It's all a bit mismatched but I can't help but flick between all of the categories and all of the lovely things. So let's start with a Cote Bastide scented candle
camping daybed by Normann Copenhagen.
Rob Ryan's "Believe in People" mug.
And a wooden desk by House Doctor DK

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Whilst wandering through Liberty's this afternoon I discovered a new wonderful thing - Baileys (no, not the liqour) candles. I looked them up online and found a lovely website full of recycled, natural and homely things that are incredibly well priced. Their loft sofa's are to die for!

This mown grass candle, at £12 (£15 in Liberty) is so exactly that gorgeous smell of freshly cut grass that I was tempted to buy a bundle of the candles there and then. But then realised that I admire that smell almost weekly in my parents garden over the spring and summer so may be a slight waste of money. I will save the purchase for my next escapade overseas or if I ever leave the countryside.

I also found this nice rattan pouffe, available in small and large. The large one would act as a great extra seat for guests. Also, potentially, a cat/dog bed? 

Lovely pendant cloche light for £90 or £110.