Archive | 2011

DELIGHTFUL VINTAGE WINDOW DISPLAYS

Over the past few months I’ve been collecting some images of this little bookshop around the corner from where I live. It’s called The Winton Bookshop. I’m afraid it doesn’t have a website, but perhaps that’s why I just love this place. It is a traditional old second hand bookshop where you have to rummage. […]

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A DAY WITH LUCIENNE

I can hardly contain my excitement from visiting Pallant House Gallery this morning for the Lucienne Day exhibit. In fact I just didn’t want to leave! Awf, the fabulous fabrics and furniture on display – I was in my element.

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NATIONAL TEXTILE ARCHIVE AT KEW

I was watching the Genius of Design last Friday night – it’s an excellent five part series produced by the BBC showing what design is and how it affects our lives. I just had to take some (slightly skewiff) ‘on screen’ pictures on a section about William Morris.  As part of the Morris review they […]

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BRITISH TEXTILE INDUSTRY – CRABTREE FABRICS

As some of you may know I upload my vintage fabric finds to Flickr every week. Sometimes I’ll write a little something about the textile if it has the manufacturer or designer printed on the selvedge, but in general most of the fabrics have been cut and are unidentifiable. What I LOVE about Flickr is […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ORLA KIELY ‘PATTERN’

Yonks ago (well, November), I bought this Orla Kiely book called Pattern from Selfridges. It’s obvious to me that Orla Kiely is heavily influenced by vintage fabric in her design and that why I have come to love her stem print and have purchased duvet covers, pots, handbags and aspired to buy pieces in her […]

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