Friday, 27 February 2015

The Swoon Pop Up

Last year I collaborated with Swoon Editions on this post and I've kept an eye on their designs ever since. Earlier this week I got an email about their first ever pop up store in Soho, London. Previously their work has only been available to view online so it's really exciting to be able to see the different pieces all under one roof.
 












Wednesday, 18 February 2015

3 Things to Love about Aesop

One of the things workshop students frequently comment on is the hand soap we have in the bathroom. That's because it's kind of special.


 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Coming Up! Paint Like A Pro Workshop at Komedal Road Studio, Bainbridge Island - March 7-8, 2015

I'm so excited to be heading back to the US to teach the Paint Like A Pro weekend course at Komedal Road Studio on Bainbridge Island, W.A on March 7-8, 2014. It's going to be amazing.


Friday, 23 January 2015

A cosy corner in West Egg Cottage

This last week it's been pretty chilly here but we're very lucky to have a lovely log burner fitted in the inglenook. It was fitted last year and I must admit I was really taken aback by how different the house feels when it's lit. The heat is more subtle than heat from the radiators, it's less drying and seems to warm through the walls keeping the house warmer for longer. The old part of the cottage is a two up two down affair with the inglenook in the middle so when the log burner is going it's absolutely wonderful and feels like the little old cottage has really come to life.



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The wonderful world of Mari Orr

I discovered the wonderful world of Mari Orr through the instagram rabbit warren and I'm so happy I did. Mari is a super talented artist whose current work includes watercolours, oil paintings, weavings and calligraphy. As well as being super talented, Mari is also super generous and regularly gives away free downloads of her work as well as donating a portion of her profits from the Kind Notes to the National Alliance to End Homelessness or The Fund for Global Human Rights.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Roly by AABE - A Perfect Glass Box Extension in Belgium

Over the weekend I spotted the most wonderful glass box extension on Pinterest. It was actually one of the "picked for you" pins which is the new-ish smart feed feature on Pinterest - I think it started some time mid-2014. At first I was really skeptical about this new smart feed because I felt it was going to go the same way as facebook, but actually, I really like it. I've seen a lot of pins I wouldn't have otherwise and this extension project is one of them.

So anyway I thought I'd share these stunning images today since it is so chilly here. Lots of the UK has snow, particularly Scotland and I know it's a pain for things like travel, but it does make everything so extraordinarily beautiful. Currently we only have some frost in Bedfordshire, and the lane was very icy this morning. But no snow, yet. I'm sitting upstairs in the barn writing this which is lovely and cosy (downstairs is really not). I have a White Company winter candle burning and the Amelie soundtrack playing which I haven't listened to in ages. So it's really lovely here, but no snow. So, I sort of wish I could shut my eyes and open them to find myself here...

Roly by AABE | Image Credit: Jean-Luc Laloux
























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