My 1970′s chairs, upholstered in orange plastic that I picked up for not-very-much, in an antique shop in Fulham, have finally been delivered.
I went for a plain charcoal-y wool fabric. Normally I would have chosen a more popping colour, but we are moving and I have no idea were they will fit in the new place.
The fabric is from Bute, a Scottish contemporary textile company, they are all about colour, texture and performance. Bute have designed and woven wool since 1947 on the Isle of Bute and now they collaborate with designers such as Matthew Hilton, Jasper Morrison and Tom Dixon.
Dixon made a greeny bobbly wool fabric I can’t stop thinking about!
At the moment I’m completely obsessed with flooring.
We live in a 1850′s house in London with original floorboards, ie floorboards with gaps in them, and I have 2 Lego crazy boys. I guess you understand my problem.
It’s especially when the tiny Life Sabres from Star Wars slip through the floorboards that the loudest screams can be heard.
How to get them up?
Take a long wooden skewer, put some double-sided tape at the end and get the strongest torch you can find. Even my 8 year-old know how to do this now (I’m so proud).
The flooring I’m completely fixated on right now are the following:
1. Dinesen Douglas Planks as seen at The Saatchi Gallery in London. They are up to 12 meters long and 45cm wide!
2. The clever use of marble AND carpet in the newly refurbished Prada store on Bond street. Don’t know if you can see where the carpet turns into marble, used my battered Iphone to take the picture.
3. The amazing use of different coloured carrera Marble at the Womens Designer Galleries at Selfridges, London.
Forget Celine and Haider Ackermann. I came here to gawk at the floor.
I have a new favorite shop.
Venusrox sells the most beautiful sparkly, high quality crystals in a lovely white showroom on All Saints Road in Notting Hill (London).
I was on the lookout for a small crystal to have in my pocket, to focus my energy on a little project and found a beautiful dark amethyst, not the crystal I had in mind at all!
I have always be drawn to crystals for their beauty and vital energy.
I use them for meditation, to help me connect to what is important, small ones in my pocket or under my pillow and big ones to create harmony at home.
You will know which crystal is for you, sometimes this might take a while. The owner of this treasure trove, Victoria Forster, encourages you to touch and feel the crystals and to use your gut feeling.
Some of the crystals in the shop are truly extraordinary, and they are all so beautifully displayed.
These amazing plates by UK artist Rory Dobner are top on my shopping list. I can either get two or I can get these quite nice court shoes by Kurt Geiger. Decisions decisions…
Thanks to Pinterest I am now completely obsessed with interiors.
It’s not just virtual shopping and moodboarding, it has spilled over into the real world as well.
I’m now the proud owner of the above plastic chair from the 70′s, actually I bought 4.
I have not picked them up yet, as I’m suppose to find a new fabric for them.
Orange plastic is not really my thing.
Any suggestion of fabric type and make? Please!
The Swedish Christmas fair in Marylebone is now on.
Lots and lots of handmade Christmas decorations (the choice is sooo much bigger and than at Skandium), glögg, skandi-candies, lingonberry crispbreads, organic cheeses, reindeer, smoked moose, julmust, kitchen ware, even a DVD on how to celebrate Christmas swedish style, well basically everything you need for your scandi X-mas… And It’s not just expats flocking this event, the peeps I met were mostly born and bred in the UK.
I guess a lot of people are really into the whole scandi inspired design philosophy at the moment and these traditional handmade Christmas decorations fit into that esthetic.
It’s on for 2 more days: the 19th 11am-6pm & 20th 12.00-5pm
6 Harcourt St
I absolutely love the colour white. (I might dress in black, but that is for slimming purposes only).
I’m dreaming of moving into a white house with white interiors and if it wasn’t so bleeding cold I would check into The Ice Hotel pronto.
White stands for light, goodness, purity and perfection. And apparently people who like the colour white are often organized and logical.. yeah right!! That’s not me at all! But I guess I do long for a more organized life in general and an organized office space in particular
Stepping into Selfridges Concept Store my heart skipped a beat!
Everything is white, Absolut Vodka bottles, Birking bags, home stuff from Martin Margiela Maison, art by Mark Quinn, ride-in Daleks, lamps, shoes, watches, you name it. Most of it is made specifically for Selfridges.
I wouldn’t mind moving in! Check it out if you are in town.
WB&Co Pure unpasteurized veg-only juice. All the goodness still intact, perfect for lazy days when assembling/washing your juicer is not exactly top of your list. Spinich-carrot-parsley is my favorite. Ultra green, ultra healthy (sadly not for pregnant women or kids).
Another great product for lazy days is Pedon’s Basmati Oat and lentils mix. Boil for 10 min - that’s it. Great healthy alternative to pasta when time is at an essence.
Talking of lazy days. I’m dreaming of having this concrete YES concrete sofa at the bottom of my garden spending a hot afternoon away with the fairies. Two drawbacks though, one, don’t have a garden only a roof terrace which would not be able to take the weight and secondly the price, a hefty £5000 at Selfridges.