Weekend in the Westcountry


Don’t you just love a Bank Holiday weekend? I joined the hoards heading west, squeeeezed onto the most crowded train I’ve ever seen and a couple of hours later I was back in my native Somerset for a few days of R&R. We spent Saturday morning mooching about the garden. Isn’t it looking pretty? Our… 

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Friday, I’m in love…


… with dresses with pockets, like this one from Joules {above} and this one from Sunday’s car boot sale … with this yellow Midcentury-style chair from Heal’s … with these evocative photographs of furniture maker Andrea Brugi at work … with the 1980s dream of a monorail in Rhyl … with this simple vintage brooch… 

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Explore a light, bright Paris home


Neëst is a lovely web shop selling understated products for the home made from natural materials by small-scale designers and makers. The owner chooses her stock based on her taste for ‘the simply beautiful’ – an aesthetic she also applies to her fresh Paris home. Shall we have a look around? {*Neëst* via Flickr} I… 

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Simple pleasures: Falcon enamelware


When I was a child we had a set of Falcon enamel mugs for camping, bought from the village hardware store. I’ve loved the oh-so-simple style ever since. But while those in the know realised the white and blue designs were a style staple long ago, it seems that Falcon themselves have only just caught… 

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Vintage Womble to Wimbledon


Yesterday my friend and I set off for Wimbledon Greyhound Track at the crack of dawn. She took a car boot full of junk to sell, while I took an extra pair of hands and an eye for a bargain. It’s not the most high-class of London car boot sales, but I still came away… 

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Have you ever seen an Indian summer?


It’s about now – the middle of August when the rain is pouring down, the evenings are already drawing in and the leaves are prematurely falling from the trees – that people begin to utter those fateful words: “Perhaps we’ll have an Indian summer…” I’ve got a feeling it might just be one of those… 

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Inside a cool coastal home


I don’t want to sound mean, but I think it’s fair to say that the North East of England isn’t exactly considered a Mecca of interior style. So imagine my surprise when I came across a post entitled ‘Newcastle Home’ over at The Design Files. I’m not one for all-out coastal themed rooms, but there’s… 

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The Paris Colour Project


The web is packed to bursting with beautiful blogs, but it’s a rare thing to come across one as breathtaking as this. Little Brown Pen is home to the Paris Colour Project, a visual diary of photographs taken by Nichole and painstakingly organised into subtle colour groups. {all Nichole Robertson} Lovely, non? A selection of… 

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