Friday, 29 July 2011
Daisy Garnett's book, Cooking Lessons, is my one of my favourite food memoirs, about her discovery of a passion for cooking while on a journey by boat from New York to London. I'm also quite addicted to her chic listings site A Little Bird, full of stylish finds and reviews. So it's really no surprise I think her office is rather lovely, too. I think that colour green is perfect. Pictures: Simon Brown for the Daily Mail.
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Dorset pottery Hinchcliffe and Barber make lovely hand-painted spongewear and have just opened a small online shop. This large water jug would be perfect on a summer lunch table in the garden, or as a vase for a huge bunch of sweatpeas. It's £45. Picture: Hinchcliffe and Barber.
Archie bought me the most beautiful opal earrings from the Japanese jewellery designer Akiko Kawayanagi for my birthday. They're not actually the ones pictured here - they're even nicer. All her jewellery is delicate but quite rough-hewn-looking, which I love. Really precious, but the kind of thing you want to wear every day - and indeed I have. Pictures: Mykonos.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
French ethical label Les Racines du Ciel make very simple, very beautiful clothes - t-shirts, dresses and jeans - that are designed to be worn for years and years and not date. All the fabrics are either organic or recycled, and everything is made with a minimum impact. Pictures: Les Racines du Ciel.
Friday, 15 July 2011
Christina Martini used to design for Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga, but now she runs this beautiful new sandal company in Athens. She does 31 different styles based on traditional designs (my favourites are the Myrtis and Electra), all of which you can buy online. Pictures: Ancient Greek Sandals.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Keller, a label designed by Kelly Clark in Brooklyn, joins the list of labels to lust after. Kelly says her clothes are designed to "slip on, love, and wear unbothered." I like that very much. Her only European stockist is The Moon and Mars in Edinburgh, but I think they only sell her shoes. Found via Primoeza. Pictures: Keller.
The great British company Falcon Enamelware - makers of sturdy white-with-blue-trim pots and things for kitchens since 1920 - have revitalised their brand and range and, honestly, I would like one of everything. And their website's lovely, too. Thanks to Beatrice for the tip off. Pictures: Falcon Enamelware.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
If I were about to head off on holiday, I'd be tempted by the summery things - kaftans, sunhats and dresses for the beach - from Sophie Paget's company, Beach Candy. Everything is designed and made - hand-woven, hand-printed, hand-dyed etc - in India, where Sophie lives. Pictures: Beach Candy.
Monday, 11 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Tim Bowen's collection of antique Welsh spongeware is the kind of thing I really swoon over. I'll never have too many bowls. I'd love to visit Tim and his wife Betsan's gallery near Carmarthen - full of these lovely ceramics and what looks like a really amazing collection of oak country furniture, Welsh paintings and folk art. Pictures: Tim Bowen Antiques.