Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Every year around Christmas time there's a tradition in my house for everyone to go to Tottenham Court Road (home to favourite stores Paperchase, Heals, a huge Muji and the lovely Habitat) and load up with Christmassy bits and bobs. This year was no different and so we went, we shopped and now we sparkle!



A teeny bakery just outisde of Habitat and Heals, I've never noticed it before, I could have sworn it was a florist last time I walked past!

Cute wooden toys in Habitat - sometimes simple and traditional is best!

Little etched light in Habitat, can I sense a Swedish influence?

Strange little ceramics in Heal's, must remember to look these up!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006
I love books, I'm an avid reader and can remember being so since I was very young but after seeing these I got to wondering what it is that makes me pick up books in the first place? A few are chosen on recommendation I suppose but I have a sneaky feeling that most of them are based around the covers. I know, I know, don't judge a book by its cover and all that but some are just so lovely! Just like these wonderful book covers by Petra Borner (found via Lena Corwin's oh so lovely blog)


Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Does anyone know anything about water chestnuts? I have found myself addicted to them...I think it's their crunchiness...there's something very satisfying about crunchy food!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

New York New York

Thursday, November 23, 2006
Yes, this has been a long time coming, I'm sorry for the delay but just to assure everyone I had a wonderful time in New York. I felt right at home there, it is such a lovely city, I enjoyed myself beyond belief! We had some wonderful meals, great walks, fab shopping and just enjoyed being there in general. I'm sorry I wasn't able to stay for longer, there really was too much to see in just three short days. Among the highlights...strange as this maybe...was a second hand Japanese book shop Book Off where I bought several Japanese craft books. Why don;t we have anything like that in London?


Images scanned from "Happy Life With Green Objects"



Thursday, November 16, 2006

Reading for inspiration

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I've been feeling somewhat empty in terms of creativity lately...maybe it's boredom although I don't really like to say I'm bored of drawing. However, I came across Keri Smith's blog which had been a complete inspiration. After spending a good hour reading back through as many posts as I could I found inspiration in all she had written, as well as several quotes I now intend to write up and stick on my wall. It goes to show that reading blogs can be good for the soul!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Is it me or does this remind you of an old fashioned jelly mould? Not that there's anything wrong with that, I love jelly!

Ring by Kara Ross

Monday, November 13, 2006

Home again

Monday, November 13, 2006



Sigh...take me back!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006



Office how I love thee!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I'm still here immersing myself in the world of nature...I've been looking at all kinds of products that are influenced by the natural world but I think it is the jewellery that resonates the most with me. I think it must be because it can speak such volumes simply from being worn and that replicating such naturally occuring wonders into new and wonderful pieces that reaches out to me the most.



As always, the work of Abigail is beautiful, and as her sketch books show, nature plays a huge part in her work.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

New York, New York a wonderful town...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I need some recommendations...in a week I'll be off to New York for the first time, and whilst I'm brimming over with excitement I seem to be overwhelmed by what to do and where to go. So I'm sending out a plea of help...I don't want to just stick to the normal guidebook haunts...can anyone out there direct me in the direction of quirky and different things to do?

Many thanks!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I think I like this one best...something about the colours and the wood together.

Progress at last




Finally I feel like I'm getting some work done...I guess lots of little pieces eventually come together to make one big pile o sketches! It's strange how you can feel like you're going round in circles sometimes without really getting any outcome, especially when it comes to art and design. I guess it's almost like writers block. Hopefully I'm passing over that now! I'm still exploring nature but trying to team it with fashion...but still very much a work in progress.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006




Nature at its finest...project research images

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
I've been a bad blogger, I'm sorry for my absence, I've been caught up in a flurry of project work. However, I did find time to come to the realisation that even door handles can be beautiful!

Monsoon Home

Anthropologie

Monday, October 09, 2006

Interesting jewels

Monday, October 09, 2006
Wow, stunning sculptural ring by Aalto Jewelry




There seems to be a strong sense of embroidery in Brigitte Adolphs jewellery, I'm not quite sure whether the 2nd and 3rd pieces are made out of some sort of strengthened thread or they've been cast to look like that but I love them either way!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006





Some really pretty and delicate jewellery by Carla Caruso, I particularly like the rings
Found through The Carrotbox blog