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Frederick Parker To Parker Knoll

Last year when visiting the Second Sitters Exhibition at The Cass, I was lucky enough to get access into their archive of chairs on loan by the Federick Parker Foundation. At the time I thought I would save the pictures for a future post, and then – of course – I forgot…only to be reminded […]

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Christmas in London Town

Oh London, how I adore your Christmassy lights and festive feel in December. I just love Christmas time in London. For a few years now my Mum and two sisters have met for the weekend over my Mums birthday and stayed in the gorgeous Covent Garden Hotel on Monmouth Street. The hotel is designed by […]

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EXHIBITION: SECOND SITTERS

Every now and again I like to take a trip to London to see an exhibit for inspiration, sometimes its beautiful vintage fabric, sometimes an interiors exhibit or design show, but this time it was all about the Upholstery. Not just any old upholstery. Upholstery created by really really talented young designers. Boudoir Chair by […]

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PRINT, DESIGN & WINE

I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to Art, so when I was invited to go along to the opening of an art gallery exhibition at the University of Bournemouth at their Atrium Gallery last week I was a little nervous. To my delight it was a […]

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ORIGINAL DESIGNERS OF VINTAGE TEXTILES

Last month I made a last minute dash to the Fashion & Textile Museum just before it closed down it’s exhibition called ‘Designing Women-Post War British Textiles’. I’m really glad I made the effort, even though the decision was a little disastrous on the family front (my mother in law tripped over and broke her […]

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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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THREADS OF FEELING EXHIBITION

I had big plans on Wednesday. I was going to drop Ding Dong off at Nursery in the afternoon and head up to London on the train for both the signing of Orla Kiely’s new book ‘Pattern’ at Selfridges and  to visit ‘Threads of Feeling’ at the Foundling Museum. Unfortunately the all- consuming house renovation […]

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OUT & ABOUT IN LONDON

Living in London you sometimes feel like you have the world at your feet. There are so many things to do of a weekend – visiting museums, concerts, shops, restaurants…the list goes on…and do I ever get off my arse and explore the beautiful city that is London? Well this weekend I am. I’m going […]

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