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est. 2007

Category Archive: Design

How to Make Your Bed Like A Stylist: Part 2

Why hello again, welcome back to my bedroom. Ahem. As I explained (and revealed) in my previous post, I have a rather capricious approach to dealing with what is essentially a practical chore. The thing is, I’m immersed in the world of “stuff that likes rather nice”, so it’s impossible to ignore that inner Martha […]

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Wee Find: Crispin Finn at Soma

Here’s a last-minute Christmas shopping heads-up for all my lovely UK readers. Escape the madding shopping crowds and head online to Soma Gallery, who also have a proper bricks-and-mortar shop in Bristol. You’ll easily make delivery by Christmas, as long as you put in your order by 4pm Friday 19th December. Soma boasts a brilliant […]

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How to Make Your Bed Like a Stylist: Part 1

Why yes, my bedroom always looks this immaculate. I always fold my duvet cover back just so, and arrange my pillows in a handsome arrangement worthy of a bed linen catalogue. Ha. Kidding! I reckon the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who get up in the morning and make their beds, […]

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Wee Find: Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

After a touch of vintage Kitschmas to add to your Christmas decor? How about this amazing vintage macrame-inspired crochet Christmas tree by Pilgrim Lee of Draw!Pilgrim? Inspired by the knit and macramé wall hangings of the 60s, Pilgrim has created a detailed PDF crochet pattern that’s available to purchase from drawpilgrim.com and Etsy. It’s an instant […]

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25 Excellent Presents for Book Lovers

A kind of niche industry of ‘gifts for book lovers’ has popped up online, and some of the stuff you can get is actually quite good. If you know someone who has a favourite well-known author, chances are, there is some kind of gift that pays homage to that person or their work. From Hemingway […]

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Wee Find: Dot Musee and Flower Crayons

Top of my Christmas present recommendations is this genius set of Dot Musee Crayons from the amazing online design store, Mycuppatea. Made in Japan, each crayon represents a different painting by Claude Monet: 1. Sunset in Venice (1908) 2. Iris Bed in Monet’s Garden (1900) 3. Waterlily Pond – Green Harmony (1899) 4. Water Lilies […]

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