Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Yum Yum

Just found these 2 lovely recipes - both from Sweet Paul - Brie and figs and Orange and Cranberry cake - ideal for New Year celebrations.

Food glorious food

As if we need to see any more food at this stage...but these images are so beautiful I could not resist. A fabulous cafe we have somehow missed - Ottolenghi's
on the must do list for 2009!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Lovely images...

All the rushing is over and now its time to relax and enjoy - Hope your having a lovely rest too!

{Via: Livingetc}

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Just back from a lovely winter walk - and then the eating begins again...

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Dear Santa...

Oh Oh is it too late to add this to my list?
Beautiful leather bag designed by Assouline and made by Cole Haan.
{Via: notcot}

Monday, 22 December 2008

Christmas is coming...

Lovely ceramic pinecones by coe&waito.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Classic phone

How great would this look on the kitchen wall...
From: Urban Outfitters.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Made me smile...

The easiest way to get dressed up for christmas dinner!
Hector Serrano Studio - very cool.

Monday, 15 December 2008

To hang on the tree

Love these little handmade birds to hang on the christmas tree by Catsmiaow.

Sunday, 14 December 2008


There are loads of decals around these days but I really like these by Australian based stick meon.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Wishing I was here...

or here...

or here...

or even (you get the picture...)

Great photos by Nicolas Matheus.

{Via: emmas designblogg}

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Material things...paper

Gorgeous paper creations by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Vintage ercol

Love this image by Photographer Nick Carter. Especially since we just bought 4 ercol chairs just like this one for our kitchen.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Farm house lovely

Designed by Australian architect Richard Cole the Bluff Farm House, is located in New South Wales, Australia.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Cool stop

Great door stop by Landscape (available at The Future Perfect).


Thursday, 4 December 2008

Cool hotel...London

Oh I really like this new 9 room London hotel - Rough Luxe: half rough, half luxury.
The Grade II listed home has been transformed by designer Rabih Hage. Very cool.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

First class design

A set of first class stamps are to be issued in January 2009 commemorating ten icons of British design. The Royal Mail’s new series offers a nostaligic look at some great British Design Classics.

Among the series are; Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s telephone box, Robin Day’s polypropylene chair, George Carwardine’s angelpoise lamp, Edward Young’s designs for Penguin and Concorde.

{Via: CR Blog}

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


Here are some of the before and after pics of the Parker Knoll wingback I have been working on for ages. I stripped the chair and restained and French polished the feet then covered it using a fabulous red flocked velvet by Romo.

Dear Santa...

The Audi Auto Union Type C pedal car is a limited edition - 'almost exact' replica of the 1936 racer. Powered by a mean 0 horsepower, 7 speed, chain drive, pedal-it-yourself engine. It has a hand brake lever and hydraulic double disc brakes and inside a real oak dashboard and leather steering wheel - very cool indeed! Oh I wish I was 7 again so I could put it on my list to Santa...

A paper bottle?

The 360 paper water bottle from Brand Image is an attempt to address the millions of plastic bottles thrown away daily. The paper vessel is made from 100% renewable food-safe resources, fully recyclable. Very cool.

Have a seat

Loving these orange chairs...

Image is from Sydney interior designers Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke (Do check out their website they have done some amazing stuff).

{Via: desire to inspire}

100th post!

The 100th post for DesigNova wow!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Shop: twentytwentyone

Great stuff at twentytwentyone

Friday, 21 November 2008

Cool chair

The Fit chair designed by Swiss based Christine L├╝deke.


Thursday, 20 November 2008

Love vintage...

Recycled crates - very cool ideas...

Available from Baileys