Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Last weekend I visited Hidcote Manor Gardens in The Cotswold's near my hometown of Chipping Campden. Among all the lovely tulips, Hellebore's etc I saw this bush, some sort of Clematis? 

Just found out that this fantastic Flamingo flower lookalike plant that grows close to the little stream at Hidcote is called "Skunk Cabbage". Amazing!

Just love these big pale yellow tulips with their red edging. Flowering now at Hidcote!

More tulips, these small and very delicate ones are just gorgeous!

And finally, the view from Hidcote, like taken from a Jane Austen book! More soon!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


The most known sign of spring in the UK is without doubt the bluebells flowering in the forest. This is close to Dovers Hill in Chipping Campden where I live. Me and the husband went there for a lovely walk yesterday morning! 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Inviting and sweet easy chair "Bras" by Khodi Feix/Artifor shown last week in Milan.
Classics chairs in spring colours for SS15, in the window of George Smith at their showroom in Kings Road, Chelsea, London.

Classic chesterfield sofa at George Smith, Kings Road, London, in fresh turquoise velvet in the company of hares!

Beautiful spring flowers on Kings Road yesterday!

Saw this on Lots Road in Chelsea Harbour yesterday, I love the neon coloured balcony pots and how they match the boxes on the street! They are just waiting for spring bedding plants!

More flowers, this time from the recent interior week in Milan. This flower mini market is by Marni!.

And finally an other taster from Milan, small tables in sweet colours and for multi use, "Balans" by Khodi Feix/Artifor.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Moooi is one of the biggest reasons why I regret not having gone to Milan and Salone di Mobile this year. Looks absolutely fab! They have emphasised their efforts on carpets but there was no pictures of any rugs etc in the press kit that arrived today in my mailbox. You will have to do with the above picture. 

Marcel Wanders has passed 50 and seems to have started going down memory lane! I love this rocking horse that combines imagination with classic furniture. "Arion" is one of the new products showing at Milan this spring.

Piet Mondrian never seems to get out of fashion! This is Marcel Wanders homage to the world famous painter. Chair "Charles".

Specially designed for all power nappers! This Sofa is called just "Power Nap". By Marcel Wanders and shown now in Milan! I hopefully will have more to report tomorrow even though I am not "live" in Milan"    

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Denim is back this summer, washed and smooth, not hard and super tight like in the 70s and 80s. From short jeans jackets like we saw at Burberry to cropped flares or dresses to high wasted jeans with super flares! Cool and easy wear for the summer! HM has the ultimate flared and high waisted jeans with front pockets in light or darker blue denim. And under £30!
Tom Dixon news for this Milan Show (happening now. His high armchairs in indigo blue and geometrically shaped small tables and mirrors!

More from Tom Dixon, randomly shaped lamps. Like water filled balloons!

This fake summer fur jacket with hints of Chanel was shown at Fashion Scout SS15. Cool with blue trousers and leather bra!

And finally, some spring blues from Sweden. This picture was taken a few days ago in Gåsö outside Stockholm. It is the ultimate spring sign for us Nordic people! Springtime is finally here!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


Easter dinner party according to Ikea with creased linen, the grey scale of colours and of course, yellow! 

Easter decorations for the Swedish tradition of hanging them in some birch branches, with or without feathers! See below! These fabric cockerels are from Swedish department store chain Åhléns.

More from Ikea. Use their decorative sellotape. Not so sure if this will appeal to all, a bit too Gothic ans "black". Hmmm, not so sure I like it, a bit to "funeral"like.

I found these sweet decorations at my local Ica Maxi (Swedish "Tesco") for my "påskris" (Easter branches). the black and white feathers are from Åhléns.

Close up of Ica Maxi Easter bunny egg!

My Easter feathers in green!

More feathers and decorations "Swedish Style". HAPPY EASTER.

More from Ica Maxi, matching paper napkins! Suits my black and yellow branding...

More from Ikea, again, decorative but a bit to "serious" for Easter. Trying to hard to be trendy and different?