Friday, 22 May 2009

This week...

This week I have been mostly...

engrossed in this book recommended by my friend Melissa - Buddhism, a history of western philosophy and a personal travel journey all rolled into one good read,

wishing I had written this letter about Madonna's mid life crisis,

wondering why the slugs have eaten most of my tomato plants,

and helping Albert with his flower arranging skills.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The best wedding video ever

Wouldn't you just love to have been a guest at this great couple's wedding. Looks like they had so much fun.

Now, go get your grandma playing some air guitar.

via A Cup of Jo

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Droog brooches

I've got a bit of a vintage French style thing going on this week. I love these Alice in Wonderland-esque baroque style brooches by Iris Nieuwenburg for Droog.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Sweet avalanche roses

Here are a couple of images from my final college assessment last week.

The brief: design a front facing triangular arrangement and create a moodboard to show the interior for which it would be suitable.

The arrangement we had to produce to meet the brief is quite a formal, traditional design. I aimed to give mine a slightly vintagey feel, inspired by elegant Parisian apartments and romantic English country style.

I used my favourite Sweet Avalanche roses, which were the flowers carried by my gorgeous bridesmaids.

image by Fiona Ensor Photography

Sunday, 10 May 2009


They grow in our garden and their colour is the most intense purple I have ever seen.

They have stamens which look like little furry golden caterpillars.

They will last for just another day or two but when they start to fade they don't dry out like most flowers, they melt magically and dissolve into indigo ink.

They are weird, they are wonderful, and I love them.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Shifting vase

Simple, sculptural, architectural design by Isolation Unit.

This shifting marble vase is sliced into layers that can be twisted and rearranged.

Via Dezeen