Monday, 29 November 2010

Milo's Chair

Here's the chair I mentioned in my recent post about Robin Day. An original Hille manufactured chair from the 1960s, won for 99p on ebay.


Yesterday, our very good friends Stephen and Christophe came for lunch and brought with them this lovely gift for Milo, a Carlton Ware Pirate money box.

Thank you very much dear boys... x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Back in February I received a beautiful gift of toadstool fabric from Lisa, of Krims Krams blog. It has taken a while, but the fabric has been turned in to a comfy cushion (by P's Aunty Joan) which now resides on our Arka chair.

There was also some fabric left over from Milo's nursery blind, so we have two new cushions made from that too!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Robin Day

In the week when I won my 99p starting bid on a navy blue child's Robin Day designed, Hille manufactured, polypropylene stacking chair, I was very sad to learn that the greatest of British designers has passed away, in the same year as his wife Lucienne, aged 95.

We also have a white
Polo Sled chair which is a dream to sit in and, until we have more space at home, lives at P's studio.

Thursday, 18 November 2010


Of all the gifts Milo received when he was born, his favourite by far is his bear, which my parents gave to him.

The bear in question is a FLATOUTbear, made from 100% Australian sheepskin.

Affectionately named Rocky Dennis by me and P, it's the best thing for comforting Milo when he is over-tired or just a little grumpy. Rocky Dennis travels with us everywhere, even though I am a little allergic to him.

Visit Seventy Tree if you would like the opportunity to win something lovely.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Globe chandelier

I absolutely love this globe chandelier, found at Ă…pent hus.

Friday, 5 November 2010


TOP: Hand printed letter postcards; consonants black, vowels red; £3.00 each; Labour and Wait

BOTTOM: Make your own words plaster letters; £4.00-£9.00 each; Shelf

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Bust of a Child

On a recent trip to Tate to see Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds, a rather dapper French gent approached me in the shop to say that he thought Milo looked like Paul Klee's painting 'Bust of a Child' (1933)... I can see why.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Milo's things

For a very small boy, Milo already owns lots of things. Some new (gifts from family and friends) and some old (my Snoopy and dolls house, which I've had since I was 5, to name a few). Here's some of Milo's things...