Saturday, 27 August 2011
Summer's done a runner. Time to take drastic measures.
Off to Florence with the Fam today, really excited. We'll be doing a bit of traveling around Tuscany over the next ten days, so i'll keep this up to date with where we're moving. Very much ready for some sun, sea air, interesting little streets, cathedrals. And food, of course.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Oh but to visit this shop in Tokyo. I somehow stumbled across The 100% Chocolate Cafe whilst trawling the net yesterday. I love the packaging and pretty much everything about them, especially the slightly pharmaceutical look. I can't decide if i'd want to eat, collect or apply all of these squares topically. I can imagine spending hours choosing which of the 56 flavours to go for.
Oh so nice!
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Like last year we didn't pack the day full of performances, we mostly wandered down the cobbled streets watching street performers, and sampling the local pubs. We also checked out a couple of exhibitions, there was a particularly good Rauschenberg one at Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The main highlight was a free show held at 'The Hive' by comedien Phil Kay. I never know what to expect with free shows, i usually assume i'll leave with several pulled muscles from awkward jokes gone down like a lead balloon. Phil Kay was refreshingly funny. It was a musical set of semi-improvised songs that built up layers of laughter. I can honestly say that i left with an aching face, i really enjoyed it.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
I really love these prints by Wendy MacNaughton. They remind me a bit of the illustrations done for Jamie Oliver's TV series, 'Jamie at Home', which i also loved. Now that the kitchen at home is starting to take shape (units in, walls mostly painted, utensils ready to be wired up) it's exciting to start thinking about the decoration and accessories (my favourite bit). As it's not really my kitchen to be decorated, i don't get to cast the deciding vote on what goes in, however i might suggest doing some homemade versions of these prints to go up on the walls.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Faith in humanity not lost yet.
Monday, 8 August 2011
A photographer born in Copenhagen Denmark, and living in New York since 2006. Shoots include interiors, personalities, lifestyle and travel. The style is often simple nordic. I love the colours, textures and contrasts, she creates an almost magical feeling. I wish i had taken some of her photos, especially these ones of Venice.
The first photo i saw of hers was this one below. It was from a shoot for Bloomingdales bedding, and it just looks like such a perfect place.
Browse through some more of Ditte's lovely images here.
Friday, 5 August 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Has anyone else been watching it?? I fell straight in love with it. It's a BBC drama set in 1956, which takes viewers behind the scenes of the launch of a topical news programme at the BBC in London. I love the clothes, the clipped British accents and the fact that every character seems to have a glass of whiskey or similar in their hand at all times. It's a pretty sturdy cast,with quite a few familiar faces popping up all over the place. Catch up with the first few episodes on BBC iPlayer.