Blog, Exhibitions

ARCHITECTURE For DOGS

I went to see this totally bizarre, and beautifully curated, exhibition at Japan House London. It is as the name suggests a series of houses for dogs designed by Architects. I think it should be called IN THE DOG HOUSE. However that said, what is it about dogs at the moment? Next week from 2nd… Continue reading ARCHITECTURE For DOGS

Blog, Press Show Picks

Maison & Object A/W 2020

With lockdown, self isolating and Covid still in full swing , Maison & Object has taken place on line this year. So rather than stay in Paris I have had to make my design choices from my lap-top . Recycling and sustainability are very much in evidence. Dirk Vander Kooij sells his work from Popcorn.… Continue reading Maison & Object A/W 2020

Blog, book review, Book Reviews

Need some baking inspiration? Look no further than April Carter’s book DECORATED

  by April Carter  photographed by Danielle Wood This is a cookery book with style. Decorated is April’s third book and she has a fresh modern approach to baking. The book has a gorgeous cover photo, a clever ‘shabby chic’ take on the humble Victoria sponge. It is made up of a pyramid of cakes of different… Continue reading Need some baking inspiration? Look no further than April Carter’s book DECORATED

Makes, Uncategorized

Customized seed storage jars

As we are having such glorious weather I thought it would be fun to create some interesting storage jars for any seeds you have hanging around. I searched for small  toy animals  in a charity shop, where  I found these wooden bunnies that I thought would be perfect for this project. I then  discovered Rustoleum’s… Continue reading Customized seed storage jars

Blog, Makes

Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging

I purchased a simple frame loom from a thrift shop but the similar can be found at Hobby Craft or Tiger or you can make your own using a picture frame and some nails.  I displayed  the hanging from a broken branch I found in the garden. Materials Plastic bags in a variety of colours… Continue reading Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging