Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bloomin Marvelous

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The summer flowers have been replaced with crispy leaves and bare branches.  So maybe try a few of these bloomin marvelous finds to bring a bit of that floral feeling back.

Winter Warmers


After visiting the Rene Gruau exhibition last week (more of which later) I popped into the newly refurbished Savoy hotel.  I must admit I'm not a glamourous dresser, I prefer the fashionably dishevelled look (that's my excuse anyway).  So I felt a little bit out of place traipsing through there with a huge heart shaped lollipop they were giving away at the Somerset House ice rink.  But it is a grand hotel and very traditional in its styling.  There's even a little tea salon where you can watch all of the confectionaries being made by a patisserie chef. 



As you can see, they've remained true to the original Deco design.


This sign across the road caught my eye too, I'm a sucker for a good typeface.

A couple of bloody mary's later and I was reminded how nice a treat it is to indulge in a winters day warming cocktail, which has in turn inspired today's Gimme Gimme Gimme...




Monday, November 22, 2010

Come on, Vogue

Monday, November 22, 2010
A few months ago I was honoured to be asked by Vogue China to illustrate their special Christmas gift guide.  Now the fruits of my labour have been revealed (although I'm still as yet to find a copy in London...I must go and hunt further!) and I can share them with you!

Here are some of my favourites...
Plus, to carry on the celebrations the first person to comment correctly with any three of the designers each little bird is wearing will win some goodies!  Good luck!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's the Little Things

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Every time I visit the V&A I stumble across things I haven't seen before.  Which is exactly why it's my favourite place to escape to in London.

My  most recent visit uncovered the Theatre and Performance collection which comprises of material about live performance in the UK.  From posters to stage costumes, it's a pretty fascinating insight into the creative side of performance...but these tiny theatre set models were my favourite discovery (closely followed by the costume from Adam Ant's "Prince Charming" video!)



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Biscuit Bird

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In times of need it is perfectly acceptable to make an offer on someone else's biscuit

Monday, November 08, 2010

Going Gaga

Monday, November 08, 2010

It had to happen eventually...the first in a series of Little Gaga Birds


Sunday, November 07, 2010

The perfect type of Sunday at the V&A

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I'm sure you all know me well enough by now to realise that I can't resist taking photos of anything sweet and bird themed.




But it was the typography on statues that I was seeking today.  It's the little details that you might not initially notice that tend to catch my eye.





Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The colours of Autumn

Wednesday, November 03, 2010




Library Girl


When I was little I longed to be a librarian.  Not because of the romantic notion of working in a grand old building full of books (do these actually exist in places other than films?) but because I loved the special scanning pen and stamps that were used by staff when books were taken out.  How embarrassing.  Then again it's probably a good indication of a growing love for all things stationery related, even if it was only a date stamp.

Had I followed through with my ambition I imagine myself to float around the aisles in an outfit like this....