Monday, 24 May 2010

Garden Trading

Traditional glassware from Garden Trading, the like of which I remember seeing in my great-grandmother Lorna's kitchen.

La Rosa Campsite

I love the sound - and look - of this Yorkshire campsite. The showers are in original wooden shepherds huts and there's an open-air roll-top bath, a wind-up gramophone and a dressing-up box. You can rent out one of their hand-painted caravans, or a tepee, and everyone eats breakfast in the circus marquee.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Tamara Fogle

Tamara Fogle's bags are made from salvaged grain sacks, military tents, Indian quilts - even old mattresses. As a sucker for anything made of sacking, I'm bound really like these sturdy looking totes.

Oxfam online

It doesn't seem right to do thrift shopping online - with none of the satisfying rummaging or thrill of the chase - but there are quite a few quite tempting things on the Oxfam Vintage site.

Clodagh McKenna

I'm keen on Clodagh McKenna's simple, wholesome recipes - which have a nice thrown-together feel - and I also love her style.
Photographs by Alberto Peroli.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Domitilla Getty's house

If money were no object, I'd own a rambling Tuscan farmhouse like this one, owned by Mark and Domitilla Getty. I love how she's decorated it in such a spare way - leaving the rough patina of the stone walls, but cleverly bringing in colour with a stripy rug or bright lampshade.
Photographs by Simon Watson, from a very old issue of W Magazine.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Attridge & Cole

I've been boring my friend Matt with my pipe-dream of one day opening a coffee shop... and to inspire me, this morning he sent me a link to Attridge & Cole, the most swoon-worthy coffee cart I've ever seen: a lovely old Citroen van that drives around Belfast selling cappuccinos and pastries. I love.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


I am brazenly copying my colleague Bonnie and buying myself a pair of these perfect forties-style dungarees from Freddie's of Pinewood.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Ship shape

A nicely nautical, knotted rope-tie on this skirt from b Store.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Gardening kit

Our 2-metre terrace does not warrant much in the way of gardening kit (one trowel, one watering can) but if I ever did have a huge garden to tend, I'd be sure to equip myself for it with some sturdy tools from Labour and Wait.


I don't think it's possible to have too many blankets in your life. I like to have one within reach at (almost) all times - especially if there is TV watching involved. Vintage Welsh ones are lovely, but I'm also quite partial to these lambswool ones from Johnstons, too.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Edward Lear prints

It seems I have a thing for drawings of birds at the moment; I'd love to own a pair of these prints of illustrations by Edward Lear available from V&A Prints.

Rabens Saloner

I spotted Danish label Rabens Saloner in Wild Swans and love this range of clothes in muted tones and natural fabrics, all handmade in Nepal.