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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Time for tea with Pip Studio

Getting into the festive spirit, this week has seen me hit the fairy-lit streets of Oxford Circus. Yes, I too thought I must be mad! However, I had a surprisingly calm run of the high street on Friday evening. It would seem that whilst some of us were stocking up on gifts, others were more concerned with hitting the pub for post work drinks. Tip for all!

Whilst hunting down the perfect present for my favourite people is enough to get me excited about the month ahead, I have to admit that I found just as many treats that I would love to receive myself. So, just in case Santa is listening - my wish list has to start with Pip Studio... her entire collection will do!

I just love the vibrant colour combinations, along with the playful print compositions. The use of graphics is inventive; combining florals, stripes, birds and polka dots - the designs conjure up a real sense of twee delightfulness, whilst still managing to tell a tale of the unexpected. In my opinion, nostalgia and innovation have never been combined so masterfully as they have here.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Upholstered Loveliness

Moving flats has seen me take even more of an interest in treats for the home this month, although I've found myself far too busy to log the delights that I've stumbled across (I'd like to say because I've been decorating, painting and restoring finds from the junk shop, but the reality revolves more around the mundane practicalities of sorting utility bills & hammering in picture hooks.)

So, to spread some cheer on this foggy, mid November evening - I thought I'd share the patch-worked side table below, which I absolutely fell in love with on a trip to a string of random home stores yesterday... If only more inanimate objects could be upholstered - the world would be transformed into a much prettier place.