Monday, 16 May 2011
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
LinenMe is one of the few places you can buy these really lovely, heavy, coarse linen bath towels that last years and years and get better the more you wash them. Inga, who owns the Surrey-based company, sources her linen in Lithuania, and it's good value - the set of four blue towels (two big, two little) in the top picture is yours for under £40. Pictures: LinenMe.
Friday, 6 May 2011
I read about this beautiful sampler kit by the talented Alicia Paulson on Swoon and Sigh. Each letter of the alphabet is in a different font, inspired by vintage lettering books. I absolutely love it - particularly the Q, which is tiny garlanded daisies. I could stare at it for ages. The kit is only $25, which I think is very good value. Buy it here. Pictures: Alicia Paulson, via Swoon and Sigh.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
I love Sarah Raven's Kitchen and Garden, the online shop of the brilliant writer, cook and horticulturalist. It's stocked with the things Sarah loves and uses in her own home at Sissinghurst, including lovely bits for picnics, like enamel mugs and campfires, really good floristry kit and vases, and everything you could possibly need for your garden. Pictures: Sarah Raven.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
I'm not really a fan of those ubiquitous "clever" typography prints you see everywhere these days, telling you to keep calm or eat local, or whatever - but I do absolutely LOVE these prints by Woop Studios. This collection is inspired by the brilliant subject of collective nouns, and includes ones I knew (like a murder of crows) and ones I didn't, and am now extremely pleased I do - such as a waddling of ducks, a troubling of goldfish and - the sweetest - a charm of finches. If I was rich I would buy the lot. Wouldn't that be amazing for a child's bedroom wall? Pictures: Woop Studios.
Top, top quality leather sandals from Rondini - handmade in the same family-run workshop in Saint Tropez since 1927. Not cheap, but they do last years. If you order online (and have never owned a pair of Rondinis before), they'll ask you to do a drawing of your foot to make sure the fit is just so. Pictures: Rondini.