Wednesday, 30 June 2010


A sweet dip-dyed dress, with pockets, from Jesire.


These very pretty hand-painted porcelain plates are inspired by ancient Persian designs, and are exclusive to OKA.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Love Espadrilles

Perfect stripey canvas espadrilles for summer hols.

Junya Watanabe

I love the wholesome-looking duffel coats, stripey jumpers and cagoules in this men's collection for next spring, by Junya Watanabe. Photographs from

Christa Davis

Christa Davis makes a range of sweet dresses and coats sewn from vintage fabrics, for grown-ups, but it's her collection for babies - Liberty-print bloomers, vintage-embroidered-cotton frocks - that really catches my eye.

Its Loveliness Increases

I can't wait to pay a visit to stylists Ros Badger and Karen Long's (the genius behind those rooms in Bright Star) pop-up shop, Its Loveliness Increases, next time they open it. This picture - from their last event earlier this month - bodes tantalisingly well. They both have a brilliant eye for treasures; they'll be selling jewellery, paintings and other hand-made delights from Ros's own home in Dulwich. Join the mailing list to find out when.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Flower cards

These greetings cards with botanical illustrations, by artist and gardener Ase Strodberg, are printed on watercolour paper, and are so pretty. From my new discovery, Cosas.


Apparently, Indiska is huge in Sweden. Their interiors and fashion range is all inspired by India - like this tablecloth in bright Madras checks.

Thursday, 24 June 2010


I would never imagine I would find anything remotely me in Carhartt. I see it as a place for grumpy teenage boys, or grown-up men who dress like teenage boys, and should know better. But to my surprise there are some pretty cute things for girls in there, too. I've been looking for a pair of stripey jeans like these for ages; some of their checked shirts are pretty, and their woven leather belts come in nice colours.

Permanent Vacation

I've traipsed around a few of summer sales and found nothing I'm tempted by. But online, at Swedish label Permanent Vacation, there quite a few things that take my fancy (I love the colour of those shorts). Everything is half-price, plus they ship to the UK for a bargain flat-rate of 5 euros.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Joyful African prints cut into cute and wearable clothes, from Suno.
Via The Vogue Blog

Ally Capellino for Apple

I can't really see myself carrying a laptop bag. But if I did, it would be one of these canvas ones, made especially for MacBooks and iPads by Ally Capellino.

Damson and Slate

And on the subject of nice things from Wales, I love the look of stylist Hilary Lowe's year-old online shop, Damson and Slate. It's her pick of the prettiest and most covetable Welsh things, from pottery to knitted hats and vintage blankets - even bunches of Pembrokeshire-grown lavender.

Brixton Pottery

Such a pretty salad bowl from Wales's Brixton Pottery.

Forte Forte

Forte Forte clothes are both insanely beautiful - and insanely expensive. £160 for a cotton shirt is steep by anyone's standards - but is it lovely: all those washed-out colours and everything a bit crumpled looking...

Beach shack

This wooden beach shack, sadly only available to filmcrews and photographers (from TurnKey Locations), would be the perfect spot for a honeymoon.

Anna Lizzio

I love Anna Lizzio's edit of designers in her Gloucestershire shop - particularly the clogs and smocks from Local, 0039 Italy and (the horribly named, but really lovely) Hunkydory.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Exceedingly adorable French things for children from Bonton. And I love that scrap of Liberty print tied into a plait.

agnes b

Pretty checks and florals at agnes b.

Monday, 21 June 2010

The French House

Beautiful things for farmhouse kitchens (or for people who live in Shepherds Bush, and long for a farmhouse kitchen) from The French House.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Uruguayan holiday house

In reverie over so many of the details in this cottage retreat in Uruguay, photographed by Jean-Marc Wullschleger: the thread-bare rugs, the tea-towel-tied curtains, the toungue-and-groove walls, open shelving, the small wrought-iron stove and sturdy kettles...

A sewing shed

I am beside myself with jealousy over Artemis' white-painted sewing shed. Dreamy. There are some lovely finds in her shop, The Bucket Tree, too. I'm very partial to Fair Isle slipovers, and this one is a beaut.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Glass earrings