Still life with tulip

Just popping in to say a quick hello today as I'll be busy working on a new project for most of the day.  Hope you're having a good week.

Image by me.


What every home needs...

Inside the home and wardrobe of Jane Keltner de Valle, Fashion News Director, Teen Vogue, New York via The Coveteur.

Every home should have a whippet.

Images: The Coveteur.



Tulips & Anemones.

Images and flowers by me.


Makers and their spaces

Jennifer Causey is a Brooklyn based photographer who documents people who make things and the creative spaces they work in.

Tha Makers Project is a beautiful series of images that includes perfumiers, food stylists and jewellers.... and these pictures of Brooklyn florist, Saipua.


Images courtesy of Jennifer Causey.


Sunday edition

The Sunday Times is reporting today that Kate Middleton's wedding dress is being designed by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen.  If it's true this is exciting news indeed.  I loved Sarah Burton's first collection which was widely hailed as remaining true to McQueen but introducing a more feminine and romantic mood.

Staying with weddings, I had only one word for this Planet Flowers wedding on Rock My Wedding this week - wow!

Image: Designers Guild icon


Threads of Feeling

This weekend is the last opportunity to catch the 'Threads of Feeling' exhibition at the Foundling Museum in London.  If you can't make it, you can read some of the stories behind the exhibition in the March edition of World of Interiors.

On display are scraps of fabric (either provided by the mother or cut from the child's clothing) that illustrate the moment of parting as mothers left their babies at the Foundling Hospital.  These or other small tokens were kept as an identifying record in case the child was later reclaimed by their mother.  Sadly, most stories did not have a happy ending - of the 16,282 children admitted between 1741 and 170 only 152 were reclaimed.

Almost unbearably poignant, these scraps of fabric are incredibly beautiful too.

On a happier note, I'm off to visit my sister and new baby nephew this weekend.  Do you have plans?  Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting this week.  Have a great weekend.


Images: The Foundling Museum & World of Interiors


Colour inspiration: antique turquoise

I've found myself drawn to lots of images in this colour palette recently.  A little more turquoise than duck egg blue, I'm calling it antique turquoise and for todays post I've put together some of my favourites.  It's a simple, soft hued, pared down look - there are no contrasting colours or bright accents here.  Interest is added by combining different styles and textural elements, old wood with distressed paintwork, an industrial style metal lamp, simple ceramic vases and bowls and fresh flowers.

I love how an old climbing plant has left it's imprint on this faded wooden door.

For me there's a comforting feeling of slightly faded elegance about this colour palette.  What do you think?  Is this a colour you've used or would think about using?

Images: 1. Cox & Cox  2. The stdio of Alexander Gnadinger photographed by Robert Wunsch via Emma's Design blog  3. Oi Soi Oi via Purple Area  4. Grainne Photography via April & May  5. Cox & Cox  6. Oi Soi Oi via Purple Area 7. Ellen Brookes  8. Factory 20.

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