Saturday, 12 December 2009

In the shadows

Shadow play by Lotte Reiniger

Ortiigia  olive oil body cream

Friday, 4 December 2009

Pure and Simple

From Hus & Hem .

Low beds and plants and the dream bedroom accessory a dog (*sigh* maybe one day)

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Organising books by color of spine

When at uni I used to get laughed at for organising my CD collection by colour of the spine of the case. I am dyslexic, I have to count a,b,c,d,e,f,g to find a CD in my collection but if I know it is pink CD it makes it so easy to find. I had, however never thought of organising my books in this way, such a good idea!

Books organised by the color of spine

San Francisco's Adobe Bookshop exhibition

Photograph by Jason Schmidt for The New York Times, 2006.

Red books organised by color
books organised by color of spine

Vivienne Westwood boots

Ok, so I need a little advice. I am in LOVE with some boots, madly passionately in love with them. So in love I cant stop thinking about them. I would need to save for a fair old while, as my student bursary does not quite stretch that far.

So the question is, I know that £335 is a lot of money for some boots but how can i justify this purchase?


The Beautiful boots in question. Vivienne Westwood pirate boots

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Artists have such interesting bathrooms...

Graham and Green


My yoga teacher told me the other day that she loves going to do the local art trail as she loves going to look around peoples houses, as artists have such interesting bathrooms. So this post is dedicated to her

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Habitat vouchers for christmas please!

Personally I think habitat are really really hit and miss, but this season I could easily find plenty to spend some good old fashioned gift vouchers on.I drink a lot of tea (I'm British) and I am very particular about my mugs, I hate matching crockery so try and seek out intresting pieces. My latest find was this  lovely mug from Habitat. Good size, good shape hmmmm tea

Haman Towels. hmmmmm

Fox glove cushion expensive but sooooo nice

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Heavenly Room

What can I say other than wow!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Designing the perfect home

I have an essay to write, so whats a better time to start planning my ideal home. Procrastination doesn't have to be worthless!!!
poached from the wonderful cottage cheese
google images

Monday, 9 November 2009

Tibetan Ghau

I have just purchased a Old Tibetan Ghau  (A Ghau is a Tibetan buddhist amulet container or prayer box that carries powerful amuletic objects). When I was in China over the summer I nearly brought one from a Tibetan street seller but my friends talked me out of it (they dont seem to share my love of the obscure) and I have been kicking myself ever since. 

The one I have just brought is like the one above, . I am so pleased with my purchase, and although I wish i had got one in China, mine was actually 1/4 of the price the Tibetan Man was selling his for. Mine contains a small Avalokitesvara character in the centre. I was attracted to this one as Avalokitesvara's other name is  Padmapāni which means holder of the lotus. 

Friday, 6 November 2009

Bangles, Beads et Boheme

The Home of jewelry designer Loulou de la Falaise in Paris  

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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Rajasthani Puppets

Images from google

Freshly back from China I have began planning my next  big holiday already. Dream destination Rajisthan in India, home to so many talented craft men.

I am in love with these beautiful Rajasthani puppets, not simply used for decoration, the puppets are part of a traditional performance narrating an event from history, myths, folklore or legend, representing the traditional wisdom, knowledge and social mores of the region.

They are available to buy online at shops such as the wonderful Jupiter and Suns but as tempting it is to get my hands on these now and although it is so much nicer (and expensive) to get them  abroad.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Glass Bottles

Rustic wall bottles from sage
Beautiful bottles, Good house keeping

I have been in love with this beautiful rustic bottle rack for a couple of months now from Sage (Top picture). The problem i have is that my house is rented and therefore have no where to put it.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Sleeping under the trees

fRom here

Ever since i was little i have loved lying under the trees and looking up at the patterns and shadowing that the leaves make. I have always wished i could live in a tree house with a large glass roof.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Ikea, hell or heaven?

I know, Ikea is like being stuck in hell, everyone is stressed, no natural light etc... but i do love it. I have wanted this mirror and bed combo for a while now, and at only 369 for the pair you can't really go wrong. They look so much more expensive. Has to be done.


i am off to China in a week and have been browsing the internet for an idea of what purchases can be made, and i cam e across this blog, and found these amazing items. The blog is wonderful and really deserves to be checked out. Hope i find these items

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Twig Hutchinson

favourite Twig Hutchinson is someone whose design work i came across working for one of my favourite clothing brands Toast.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Moroccan pouffe

I have had an obsession for a long while. Pouffe's. I really want one but at £65-80 for a good-en they always seem a little out of my student budget, and there is always something else i need a little more when it comes to birthdays and christmas. Here is a couple of rooms with pouffe's that feed my current obsession. They look just stunning with the moroccan trays on-top too. i am hopefully off to Morocco next year so i will just have to wait.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Monday, 3 August 2009

Brighton Pavilion

So I am from Brighton, and being from brighton i of course love the Royal Pavilion.  The pavilion is a former royal residence built in the early 19th century as a seaside retreat for the then prince regent. Wish someone would build me a seaside pavilion to chill out in. I swear when i was younger the roof was green though.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

My favorite paintings

Practical magic

The house from Practical Magic
Conservatory in Practical Magic Movie

Ever since i set eyes on this house I have been in love. From the kitchen, to the conservatory to the massive Yoga/meditation room. The Practical Magic film and home is my dream.... can you believe they knocked this place down after filming?