Category Archives: SHOPPING: ONLINE

Clockwise from top left: My ‘new’ vintage stool, from Lovely & Co; Vintage Welsh Caernafon blanket – made in the Derw Mill and found on eBay – no photo but it’s identical to this mustard one at Labour & Wait although much cheaper … …keep reading

Clockwise from top left: 1950s ‘Tinsel Flitters’ – vintage glitter; Woollen mittens, hand-knitted in Iceland; Welsh blanket print oil cloth, Adra; French market basket liners I made using Wiltshire and Mitsi Tana Lawn fabric, Liberty.

As US homeware giant West Elm prepares to open its first London branch next week and cult store Anthropologie spreads the upscale-boho vibe out-of-town to straight-laced Surrey, it seems we British are having a fling with all-American ‘décor’ brands. Post-recession, … …keep reading

Following my back to basics rant (!) this simple-but-chic ‘preview launch’ store just caught my eye: Fate London. It’s elemental, dear Watson – with products arranged by material: WOOD & PAPER, METAL, GLASS & STONE, FIBRES. I love the Fort … …keep reading

The older I get, the less stuff I want. Over the past few years, my taste has become simpler and more specific. As my work life continues to speed up and I spend more hours than ever before in front … …keep reading

The lovely Sarah Campbell, of Collier Campbell fame, has collaborated with West Elm to produce a gorgeous new collection of accessories… I was lucky enough to interview Sarah with her late sister (Susan Collier) in 2011, shortly before Susan sadly … …keep reading

Am currently obsessed with these Scandi votives (£15 for three) from BHS. That is all.  

So, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ has pretty much been plastered on everything and anything over the past five years. No time or energy to go into all that now – but there’s an excellent article/video online here that gives … …keep reading

Neon lights inspired these brand new hot-off-the-press designs from the ‘Jungle Fever’ range by Dutch designer, Mariska Meijers… These new cushions and trays are more graphic and less painterly than her previous pieces. She explores symmetry and fluoro colours – … …keep reading

Number 7 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London, used to be a grocer’s shop. Today, there are still pears and strawberries in the windows. But also pink wobbly jellies, fish and pigeons… Yes, Delia Peel and Juliet Thornback (AKA Thornback & Peel) … …keep reading