Our small collection of Mariskooli bowls make me very happy. They're such beautiful objects. They're made by iittala for Marimekko.
I am especially fond of them tonight, as one is doing a magnificent job of looking after some Belgian chocolate covered peanuts and raisins... delicious!
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Monday, 25 February 2008
Yesterday, P and I went to the Kids.Modern show at Dulwich College, with my brother, his wife and my utterly gorgeous one year old nephew. As a treat for being such a brave girl, P treated me to a new Petra Boase print.
Say hello to this cheerful little fella... isn't he cute!
Friday, 22 February 2008
Thursday, 21 February 2008
It was so difficult to decide as there are so many places to choose from, but in the end I settled for Japan and Helsinki
Monday, 18 February 2008
Paul A Young which P also gave me... they didn't even last 24 hours!
Here is the Rob Ryan gift which I gave to P for Valentines day, along with the vintage globe and some handmade cranberry and pistachio heart shaped chocolates.
Rob Ryan's work is enchanting, and I am one of 500 lucky people to own the "This Is For You" large format hardback book, which was accompanied by a limited edition signed print. A very special and treasured Christmas present from P...
Thursday, 14 February 2008
As usual, we went to Columbia Road Flower Market on Sunday. P bought me these beautiful tuberose and ranunculus, as well as a bunch of 50 blue hyacinths. The scent of the tuberose and hyacinths are incredible and means that I haven't wanted to burn my black Diptyque Baise candle all week...
As a token of my love I gave P this globe, which I picked up in Caravan. It's Danish and dated 1976, so it's not terribly old, but the colours are amazingy bright... he loves it! I also gave P some chocolates which I made from a Donna Hay recipe and a screen printed Rob Ryan tile, which I will show you later... along with the treats I received!
Today is very special for us, it's one year since P asked me to marry him. His proposal was a wonderful suprise, we had taken the day off work and had booked to have lunch a one of our favourirte local places, The Garrison.
Tonight we're feasting at another all time favourite place of ours, The Quality Chop House. Yum!
Enjoy your day!
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
The original Penguin Donkey, designed in 1939 by Egon Riss:
Monday, 11 February 2008
I got it from The Modern Warehouse. They had a pair, and both had been reupholstered crudely in rather unplesant orange fabric so I knew I'd have to get it recovered. I contacted Fritz Hansen who are the official manufacturer of Arne Jacobsen's furniture, who put me in contact with their UK upholsterer and I arranged to have my chair covered in lovely dark grey Kvadrat wool felt.
Our Showhome Midcentury.Modern fair last spring. Fingers crossed for more Cathrineholm this year.
Also, new this year, Our Showhome are hosting Kids.Modern later this month, which I'm really looking forward to -- despite not having kids of my own!
Thursday, 7 February 2008
How wonderful would it be to own even one journal which contains these illustrations below by Honda Shotaro and Okamoto Kiichi, which were part of the Kodomo no kuni illustrated journals written for children between 1922 and 1949.
The website is definitely worth some of your time... oh, and make sure you listen to the songs!
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
I'm very excited at the idea of grey dotty bedlinen at Cath Kidston, new this season, and I can't wait to get to a store to check it out. I'm hoping to suggle up in these sheets very soon...
For me, it's the perfect balance between contemporary and homey. Well done Cath!
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Yesterday I received something wonderful in the post. It is the Spring and Summer 2008 Caramel Baby & Child look book... pure little fashion heaven! Their website doesn't yet have the new collection, but the Autumn and Winter 2007 collection is also top eye candy...
Friday, 1 February 2008
In the backround of the photo above you can just see another of P's paintings. It's called Bedroom and hangs in our bedroom. Love it!!