Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Artist: Matt Adrian

The fabulous bird paintings of Matt Adrian (aka The Mincing Mockingbird) are once again on display in our shop.   40 new works comprise a collection entitled: Murmuration.  (For those of you who like me had no clue what murmuration is, take a look at this fabulous video.)

The opening is Saturday June 2 at 5-8PM.  Please join us for a drink.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Not Your Grandmothers Macrame

I have a macrame piece for hanging a plant in that my great Aunt made.   It pretty much represents my knowledge of macrame.   And then I came across this site - Macrame Collective.  Incredible what people can do with hand knotting.  Particularly liked the work of Merrill Morrison (teapot and shoe) and Norman Sherfield (birds and lighthouses).

Friday, May 25, 2012

Chelsea In Bloom

The Chelsea Flower Show is on in London and to spread the floral joy, local retailers compete for the coveted floral crown of Chelsea of Bloom. Surprise surprise this year's theme is the Diamond Jubilee.  My favorite is Mary Quant even though the Royal theme content is marginal.  And what is not to love about Ted Baker's corgis:)  Full gallery here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Basket of Pillows

I took this picture yesterday and just love it.  The basket is an old bamboo and wire fisherman's basket that I found in a flea market in Paris years ago.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Fabulous photo collection taken in Havana on Garden and Gun.   That blue wall is luscious!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Seen And Liked On A Monday

Yummy orange quilt incorporating monk robes by Pauline Boyd - via LA Times;
Watching the flyby at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - via BBC;
Texture and color in the artwork "Silent Wall" by Nacho Carbinell

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Great Chair

Loving this yellow chair - via Solid Frog

Friday, May 18, 2012

Having a British Friday

Maybe the world is trying to tell me something....that it's time for a visit to London?   Just finished hanging this fabulous Brooke Bond Tea sign in the shop when the postman dropped off the latest edition of Selvedge magazine which has the Queen on the cover.    Having a cup of tea to celebrate is probably as close as I will be getting to London in the next while but I am going to make sure its a spectacular cup of tea and enjoy wading through my new mag!  Wishing you a spectacular weekend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Collage Pretty

A couple of beautiful and evocative photo collages for inspiration by a thing for...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Restaurant and Bar Design

A smorgasbord of great restaurant interiors vying for the UK Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.  These are some of my favorites.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Seen And Liked On A Monday

Perfect stripes by Ditte Isager;  Loving the pattern created by a side view of artwork by Michael Mapes;  Take me to Venice (via LanaLou Style);  All topped off by an awesome red roof via here

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Wishing everyone a Mothers Day weekend filled with laughter and good memories!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fridays Fabulous: Vidal Sassoon

Years ago when I first started traveling, my friends and I would head over to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London to get our haircut by students.   At five pounds a cut, it was the only haircut and color we could afford and we knew we would end up with something cool and edgy.   Because of the fun I had back then, I have frequented Vidal Sassoon Salons all over the world at one time or another.  Vidal Sassoon, the man behind the brand, was an awesome creative talent,  a great business man and a very nice man who I was lucky enough to meet briefly a few years ago.   RIP

Images via People and The New Yorker.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Restaurant Design: Urban Interiorites

Over the top, crazy and amazing restaurant design.   This is Urban Interiorites, a restaurant, lounge and sake bar in Tokyo.  Design by Ali Rhaim, Tiffany Dahlen and Virginia Melnyk. Via Chictip

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wooden Quilt by Robyn Gordon

Wonderful texture and shape in this wooden quilt via artpropelled

Monday, May 7, 2012

Seen and Liked On A Monday

Spring singing! Delicious pink posie via AbsolutelyBeautifulThings.  A title to dream about via TheBeautifulSoup; And a handpainted horn by BeesCuriosityShoppe that makes music in color!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Market Haul

This morning's market haul includes adding a new person to the team -- a girl's gotta have a cowboy in her life!  Okay so a face would be a good addition but nobody's perfect.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Store Refresh

Some pics of this week's labor to get the shop ready for summer with new displays and lots of new things.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fabulous Tables

Wood casting by Hilla Shamia at Milan Design Week via a great roundup of show highlights at Yatzer

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sebastien Preschoux

Stunning!  Stunning!  Stunning!  Via here.