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, Meet the Maker

Meet the maker Betty De Paris

Betty De Paris is a Shibori and natural dye craftswoman and artist. Hidden behind a large door in Paris’s 20th arrondissement is a courtyard housing a tiny garden and a tall narrow building where Betty De Paris lives and works. The area is where, forty years ago, artists took over old abandoned artisans workshops. Did… Continue reading Meet the maker Betty De Paris

Blog, Features, Press Show Picks

Petit Pan

Today I am going to introduce you to the most fabulous concept stores that I discovered in Paris. Petit Pan design and make a great deal of product, however it is the surface design that they have applied to both papers and fabrics that really commands one's attention. Before lock down they had three shops… Continue reading Petit Pan

Blog, Meet the Maker

Meet The Maker, Cookery Author Blandine Boyer

Blandine is a prodigious cookery writer and many of her  books have been on the bestseller list for years. Currently she has five books in the top 30 cookery books on French Amazon. She writes under her own name and uses a pseudonym as well. Before becoming a cookery writer, food stylist and recipe developer… Continue reading Meet The Maker, Cookery Author Blandine Boyer

Blog, Exhibitions

New Interior Trends For 2019

This feature first appeared on the blogazine http://www.magpieonline.co.uk Creativecolour.org’s Juliet Bawden has been to the design shows in London and Paris and has come back with what’s hot to trot for the coming months in interior design. Want to be the first to know next year’s trends? Well you have come to the right place.… Continue reading New Interior Trends For 2019