if there’s one account that always brings a smile to my face it’s that of British artist Wilfrid Wood. he studied graphic design at Central St Martins in London, went on to work in publishing and when he got bored of that he applied to train as a ‘headbuilder’ for the…

on the tip of Cap Ferrat, between Nice and Monaco, sits villa Santo Sospir – almost unchanged since it was built shortly after WWII. Alec and Francine Weisweiller used it as a holiday home, and the walls were empty until Jean Cocteau visited there in the summer of 1950… “When I stayed at Santo…

rrres is based in Oaxaca and Barcelona and currently work with local artisans in Mexico to make these amazing one of a kind handmade rugs. they also have fantastic photos of their travels in their diary. rrres is a project made of places, people, traditions and culture. All our pieces are…

i really love Ashley Seil Smith’s illustrations. totally worth an follow as she updates there regularly. she’s based in NYC but also has a studio in the Hudson Valley. the dream! I grew up one of five girls in southern California and the conservative south, which led me to ask…

i discovered Stvdio Brooklyn last year and started following designer Erica on Instagram after featuring her work on the blog – her braided jewellery is gorgeous. she just released a new collection and shoot inspired by a painterly French Vogue shoot from 1986. The shoot was inspired by a Deborah Turbeville photo from…

i have been doing calendar round ups since 2013 (unfortunately I skipped 2018) and this year i have over 25 to show you! this will probably be my last post of the year as we go on holiday this week. i hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. see…

i’ve been considering doing gift guides this year because i find myself with some time in the mornings to blog again (hooray! thanks new baby for napping long stretches). and while looking around gathering ideas i have found some GOODIES. and you know i can never resist sharing a goodie.…

i’ve always wanted to do some kind of home tour here, and although i regularly share snippets of our home on Instagram i never really got round to do a concerted photoshoot effort. but since we just put our house on the market i thought it was a good time to finally…

i’m always keen to feature new things from local jewellery label WAIF, by designer Gisèle Human, so when she emailed me about this collaborative shoot she did with clothing label SELFI i managed to put the new baby down for 2 seconds and actually write a blog post. Gisèle says…

hey hey hey what’s this?? a MUSIC MIX YOU SAY?? wait, is it 2011?? i still get people asking me to make music mixes like in the old days and i keep promising to do it, but it’s hard to really delve into new music these days. i tend to…

we are roughly 1 month away from the expected due date of Baby No. 2. i have a feeling she might make a surprise early entrance, but for now i’m just trying to wrap up a few work strings before settling into the waiting game. Axel was one week overdue…

Joanne Ho is an artist from New Zealand whose favourite subject to paint is water: lakes, pools, the ocean… she did an entire illustrative series of swimming pools which i love. you can buy prints at her Etsy shop or on Society6. you can see more of my favourite affordable art…

there are many people in this world whose talents i envy, but most of all i am always in awe of two kinds of people: artists and ceramicists (and often they are one and the same). there’s something so satisfying about ceramics, and though i have never attempted it myself…

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