Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ho ho ooooohhh

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh Christmas, season of over indulgence.  If like me it's time to start recovering from the festive period you might want to take a peek at some of these goodies to help you on your way...

Anya Hindmarch : Remedies pouch for those restorative potions
Liberty : Mr & Mrs Liberty cushion to rest your weary head on
Hairy Sock : Pearl person earrings so you can imagine you're as light as a cloud
Origin Coffee Roasters : Coffee to revive you
Postcard Tea : Teas to soothe you
Amanda Fatherazi : Polly brooch to wish you resembled
Marc by Marc Jacobs : Velvet mouse slippers to keep those tired tootsies warm
Rifle Paper Co : Thank you cards for all of those kind gift givers

Or, if you prefer, maybe just stick to the Christmas routine a few days longer...


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

On the seventh day of Christmas

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, seven birds a slimming


and

On the sixth day of Christmas


On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, six birds crocheting


and

Find your balance


Living with a condition that affects your energy levels means finding balance is essential.  Therefore today, this doodle is very apt!


Monday, December 05, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

On the fourth day of Christmas

Sunday, December 04, 2011

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, four birds a brawling

and


Saturday, December 03, 2011

On the third day of Christmas

Saturday, December 03, 2011

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three vintage pens


and

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Let the singing begin!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a bird in a cuuuuup of teeeeaaaaa 


A quick pit stop during the morning commute



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Puppy Power

Monday, November 14, 2011

Between pugs, beagles and sausage dogs my obsession is growing by the day...


Monday, November 07, 2011

Feeling Blue

Monday, November 07, 2011
 The colour blue seems to have every type of emotion connected to it...it can be calming yet evocative of sadness.

In Iran it's the colour of  mourning whereas in the West wearing something blue is a bridal tradition used to represent love.

In France during the 19th Century blue became fashionable to wear among artists and the general public.  Not that this was the influence on Picasso's Blue Period, during which he demonstrated his own melancholy through a series of sentimental and sombre paintings.

   
Madame Soler

I didn't intend to look too deeply into the background of a colour but it's actually quite interesting!  And on a lighter note, it definitely has the best shade names...

Azure, Cerulean, Cornflower, Cobalt, Prussian

I'm partial to a bit of Yves Klein Blue, or IKB as it's officially known (although it doesn't quite have the same ring to it does it?)


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Remember Remember

Saturday, November 05, 2011


Whenever they met there were fireworks

Friday, November 04, 2011

Mo Prints

Friday, November 04, 2011


Some moustache sporting birdies coming soon to raise money for Movember

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day Off

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Sometimes it's good to give your wings a rest

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Creature Comforts

Sunday, October 09, 2011

A very good friend of mine recently acquired some rather lovely little bunnies...I've been inspired!



Thursday, October 06, 2011

Nice Socks

Thursday, October 06, 2011
It's true love (if socks are anything to go by)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Margaret Howell

Sunday, October 02, 2011
Painting in my light and airy studio, nipping out in the sunshine to get a cup of coffee and wandering back, baguette and fresh fruit in my straw market bag.  A little far fetched, I know but I can dream.


This is how I imagine myself spending the day in my Margaret Howell wares.  Every season I covet her collections, understated, classic and the essence of good British design.  There's something serene and calm about her designs as well as the androgynous edge that I love.




Saturday, October 01, 2011

Toasty

Saturday, October 01, 2011
I can't say I've ever been inspired by photographs of soap before but I have to hand it to Toast, they look like lovely blocks of jelly (which, by the way, is the best way to eat jelly...in cubes and raw)


Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cos I want to

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hey Cos, I think you and I better have a catch up some time soon...



Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hello Yellow

Friday, September 23, 2011
Hurrah!  It looks like yellow will be making lots of appearances next Spring.  Seeing as the UK Summer seems to last no more than a week it will be nice to have a little sunshine around.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Inspiration Spotting

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Venturing up to Oxford Circus whilst ill really isn't a good idea (I'm a glutton for punishment).  I sought refuge in Kaffeine but on my way home I spotted this...


I wonder if designers this season were inspired by what I am now referring to as "Camden Underground Station Blue" ?

It's nice when inspiration appears in the strangest of places.