Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Virginie and I celebrated with some pumpkin carving and spiced chair lattes. YES AUTUMN!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

I won!

I don't know if you any of you visited Origin as part of London Design Festival this year? but if you did you may have met the lovely Esther Coombs in her booth. Esther collects old china and gives it a new lease of life with her beautiful illustrations! I'm sure you've seen her work already since she's been featured on lots of great design blogs but I really felt I should do a little post on her work. Esther was asking peole for a little feedback during Origin so I happily oblidged and filled in a little postcard. A week or so passed and then my inbox lit up with the news that I had won £100 to spend in Esthers etsy store! I literally never win anything, well besides christmas hampers from my Nans church raffle full of tinned spam and excelent jams! haha I couldn't believe it.

If you've visited Esthers store already then you'll probably understand when I tell you that I found the decision of what to pick pretty agonising! Any of the pieces would have been wonderful but after changing and rechanging my mind over and over I finally settled on these two

I'm definitely going to be buying some more things from Esther in the future, I'm imagining a little shelf in the kitchen (of my future house) with a little collection! So go on run along and buy something!
Thankyou so much Esther!

p.s Virginie was a runner up and just updated about the treat she got! The post which incidentally reminded me I should also do one!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My days through Instagram
Top Row - Excelent packed lunch courtesy of Virginie, Poncho at the ready for Sunday Spot, Tools for the explorers at Sundays workshop
Middle - Been busy turning wood on the lathe, home made Cinnamon rolls thanks Anna!, wooden rich tea (I'll explain later)
Bottom, First outing in a winter hat!, Gavins excelent anniversary cookies, Garlic mushroom crepes with pickles in the lunch box

Friday, 14 October 2011

Two video posts in a row- bad form! but I'm going to see Paper Cinema at Battersea Arts Centre tomorrow evening and I'm so excited! Have you seen it before? It's the most beautiful hand illustrated live projected cinema! I've seen the one below twice before but this time around it's a new one, and I'm sure it'll be just as magical. I think it's sold out but if it ever comes around you really should go and see it.

Monday, 10 October 2011


 I should really employ this technique from time to time (see also All of the time!)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Studio days

Making, Making ,Making! Next week me and the lathe are going to become firm friends and I couldn't be more excited!

Thursday, 6 October 2011


Remember my beautiful lunchbox I got for my birthday? It's finally getting regular outings now that school has started again.
Tuesday (no picture) - Quinoa salad, hard boiled egg & Knackerbröd & apple puree. Prepared by Virginie
Wednesday - Pearl Barley, Creamed leeks & Watercress with Lemon and pepper breadcrumbs, Pear & Gruyere pie. Prepared by moi
Thursday - Betroot & Carrot Salad, Potato gratin, Fruit and choc ovo, Virginie once more.

Tomorrow is me, but it's a suprise! I thought the guys who designed the lunchbox and lovely recipe book had a blog which you could submitted your lunch pics too but either im being silly and can't find it , or in fact it was all a dream!.So I might have to start one!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


So apparently as well as my unwaning love for photobooths I'm also a creature of habit when it comes to hairstyles!

As illustrated above - Bryony and I in Berlin back in, gosh, probably around 2005? sporting an almost identical haircut to the ones taken a week or so ago in the garden at Cargo!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


First few days out of the way. Lots of ticking off the lists and making big plans

I'm feeling all inspired and excited about what's to come! so watch this space I guess!