Sunday, 26 September 2010

a nip in the air

what's going on? red and golden berries on the trees, leaves changing colour and falling to the ground, a nip in the must be autumn. naoooooooooooooooooooooo! im not ready! yes i know it's my favourite time of the year but autumn would be much more welcome here if us scots had had a proper summer first! ah well whinge over, now it's time to embrace the changes in all their glory!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

london design festival 2010 (wish i was there part 6)

one of the very many (over 200) amazing exhibitors at tent london is showshow 'sustainable danish design with a loving touch'. i am drawn to these capulo and condessa chairs from oficina kreativa, not only because they are based on classic mexican designs from the 1950's but also the fact that the designers engage socially with the factory in a low income region of mexico, working with issues such as saftey, fair wages, equal rights and make sure all the plastic used is recycled and free of toxic metals.

london design festival 2010 (wish i was there part 5)

design store scp are hosting two launches, one by all lovely stuff - a range of unique homeware founded by carl clerkin and ed ward (includes this bare face mirror i rather like) and

Friday, 24 September 2010

london design festival 2010 (wish i was there part 4)

i love paumes books and ella doran's fabby shop so i wish i was going to her tea party tomorrow! i once shared a train journey from edinburgh to glasgow with ella and she is lovely!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

london design festival 2010 (wish i was there part 3)

a miniature design world at shoreditch store caravan.

jolyon yates

im so smitten with the ode chair by jolyon yates (previous post) that i had to show you more of his fabby work. check out his website and blog.

london design festival 2010 (wish i was there part 2)

tables and chairs: new contemporary voices in wood. a showcase of some of the best emerging talent in uk furniture design today, presented by the crafts council in partnership with prescilla carluccio, at few and far.
how freekin amazing is this ode chair by jolyon yates!!!! love it, love it, love it!

london design festival 2010 (wish i was there part 1)

dolls and drums -music, dance and play at the arcola theatre cafe dalston.

Monday, 20 September 2010

richard wright (part 2)

this new work by richard wright uses a handpainted repeated blue mofit that plays on prespective, varying as the eye travels across and down the wall. turner prize winner wright considers paintings less as discreet objects but more as ideas. the paintings only become activated by the vision of the spectator and exhibition ended, the work is painted over and the event is complete. this temporary nature is deliberate: ''i am interested in the fragility in the moment of engagement-in hightening that moment, to see a work knowing it will not last, emphasizes the moment of its existance''.

richard wright (part 1)

i love this exhibition by richard wright at the modern institute glasgow, on until 23rd october. be there or be square!

a sunday in september

a perfectly lovely way to spend a rainy sunday in september, keeping cozy in the glass houses at the botanics checking out all the weird and wonderful plant life.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

lets eat cake

this little blog is one year old today!

i started it to give me something to focus on whilst poorly (i have cfs/me - i blog about that here) and being part of the 'blogging world' has helped me keep sane at times when all around me is falling apart!

thanks to each and every person who stops by to visit now and again and for all the lovely comments which have made me feel very hyggelig and very happy indeed!

Monday, 6 September 2010

a hidden gem in the city

a lovely sunday afternoon at the hidden gardens. a green space that used to be industrial wasteland, i always love being there. i wish everyone had a smile on their face too.