Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Marimekko collection alert!

I always live a season ahead of most people, as we're always working issues ahead, so while everyone else is settling into summer I'm getting excited about new stuff for autumn. Check out the warm and wonderful fabrics from Marimekko for autumn 2009.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Oh wow, two of my favourite things in one day. I just received an email informing me that it's National Bed Month. I would love to combine my celebration of that and World Book Day by vegging out under a duvet with a stack of books until March 31st, but sadly that's just not feasible. What is feasible, nay, necessary is me finally getting around to buying a proper new mattress for my huge new bed from Ikea. Apparently Stearns and Foster are one of the world's most prestigious bed brands, up until now only available in the US but are launching for the first time in Europe in Arnotts, of all places (Harrods Schmarrods, eh). They sound so swanky that I'm afraid to ask about the price - they contain up to four layers, are sprung right through from the base upwards and contain materials like alpaca and cashmere, and they have a patented Shock Absorber foundation spring system. Sounds a recipe for some seriously indulgent snoozing.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Here it is in all its glory: my new home. It's clear to see why I could afford it!!! I obviously have quite a job on my hands, but I'm looking forward to getting stuck in.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Art in the garden

The Crafts Council had lots of crafts on display at Bloom - how much fun would it be to have these bright and cheerful ceramic flowers in your garden? And decidedly more low maintenance than the real thing.