Friday, 30 July 2010


Sifting back through my photos from Milan Furniture Fair I have realised that I must have got distracted as I have so many more images I wanted to post from there. Here are some from the Hotel_RCA exhibition featuring graduates work - I loved the industrial feel of the building against the products.....a disused factory of concrete greys, stone and pipes, paint splatters and drain covers, coloured rubber and raw wood.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Printing chocolate

I saw this woman printing chocolate on tiles during Milan Design Week back in April. It's still one of those things I keep remembering, so thought I'd share the photos (thought I already had, but perhaps not?!). The entire thing was very theatrical in that she never said a word - just printed chocolate onto tiles, offered them to passers-by, smiled, and mimed at them to lick it off.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Vintage table settings

The beautiful table settings at the Vintage Brides' wedding reception - embroidered tablecloths and cushions, vintage plates and floral patterns. I had a lovely surprise when I went to my seat to find the cushion (image 6) made from one of the embroidered place mats I sourced for her wedding in Paris (see post here) - a very unique and personal touch.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Hybrid rug

I love this rug, made from sections of crochet square blankets, lace tablecloths and embroidery. A beautiful hybrid of shapes stitched together.

Image from at-swim-two-birds.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Clusters of wildflowers

Flowers in jam jars, plant pots, vases, bouquets and on plates....the textures and colours of summer for a nostalgic, feminine wedding day.

Monday, 19 July 2010

A vintage wedding

Highlights from one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to.....a vintage-inspired 50s theme for The Vintage Bride and her new hubby.

*Handmade fascinator and oversized hand-painted silk flowers *vintage prints for the bridesmaids *flower garlands at the church door *lavender strewn across the church floor *rose petal confetti *vintage cars embellished with silk ribbon *champagne and rose petals *china cups for earl grey tea *flower-layered cake *mini scones *homemade jam and chutney to take away

New York bonbons

Ruth brought some sweets back from her trip to New York......nice colours, random flavours! They look good on the desk in a vintage cake stand - maybe inspiration for spring/summer 12 colour palette?!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Collection of curiosities

Another group of photos from Boulevard Leopold in last post on this B&B but I could keep adding more and more stories from this amazing place. A collection of curiosities brought back from travels and sourced from flea markets.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

On my wish list...

I want one of these! Liberty fabric-covered suitcases seen at Merci during my last visit to Paris. Also some gorgeous brightly coloured espadrilles hanging in a chaotic rainbow on a metal peg frame.