Wednesday 27 July 2011

Home stuff....

According to Sunday Times' Style magazine last week using jars as vases ('shabby chic' apparently) is on the way down...oh dear. I still think it looks rather good, but perhaps I am just not on the cutting edge of interior design.

Antiques dealer Robert Gordon's home was profiled in the Sunday Telegraph magazine and wow, I just found it incredibly inspiring. The kitchen is particularly gorgeous and such a contrast to the modern, package-ordered kitchens I seem to see so often. Gallery via The Telegraph.

Monday 18 July 2011

Cool Summer Stuff I want to do but probably won't get round to...

......but don't let that stop you! Weekend time seems to be at a premium at the moment and the next few are already booked up with weekends away and trips to see family up North but there is some very cool stuff going on in London in the coming weeks and I would suggest those of you with some free time check it out.

1. Visit the Urban Physic Garden, a pop-up community built garden celebrating medicinal plants. The garden is open to the public from 11 June to 15 August and there will be talks, workshops, film screenings and other very interesting-sounding stuff going on.

(Picture credit: Mike Massaro)

2. Attend Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair at Old Spitalfields Market on the 29th of August. This fair is a nationwide one and takes place not only in London but also in 30 other towns and cities. All traders are scrutinised for quality and affordability. I haven't ever attended one of Judy's fairs myself but apparently the careful screening makes it more accessible than some...and more likely to induce you to part with your cash.

(Picture from Vintage Style blog)

3. See a film outside on the Summer Screen at Somerset House. Screenings take place from 4 July to 7 August and films being shown include The Princess Bride, Thelma and Louise and The Big Blue.