I am very pleased to introduce this new book, State Of Craft published by Cicada Books. A book dedicated to craft projects written, and illustrated with cute simple graphics and friendly layout. Different designers/makers have collaborated in this book, showing some of their projects, from how to knit to how to make a bag, a brooch etc...I will keep you updated of when it will be available to purchase, possibly this October. I am happy to have been included in the book with The project below showing a transfer T-shirt. Thanks Kate and little Ella for helping me to put it together! I will post about the full project and instruction next!!
Monday, 29 August 2011
NEW online shop, run by Patricia and Aurelio. They collect and sell some interesting pieces, my favorites the FDB chair from Folke Palsson & Jorgen Baekmark, and the cute wooden letters.
London never stops surprising me, it is an incredible city, full of life and beautiful corners such as Richmond park. Last weekend we walked along the park and canal for hours making the most of the last Summer days. I refuse to think that the season is almost over and that the Sun is going to hide till next year...I do not cope with grey cold days very well, and the thought of Autumn and Winter being round the corner do not make me very happy, so I am going to keep this photos in my diary to remind me of the sunny days that I have enjoyed and book my flight to Gran Canaria as soon as possible...
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Well, back to reality, Gassy is gone back home, Summer is almost ending, and I have to focus on work, because I want to and as a way to avoid thinking too much how hard is to have a boyfriend who lives in another country, (4 hours flight from London), not so bad, as he is from my home town, Gran Canaria, but still so far away....We visited Spitalfields antique's market last Thursday, and he totally loved it. We are even thinking of having a stall ourselves to sell all the stuff we like and keep collecting, well that is if he chooses to come and live in London with me haha...My favorite stall was run by two girls who had the most curious stuff, loved the wood games, cards, stamps, etc...they displayed the items so well and make you want to buy them all, if I only have a bigger house. The market is stuffed with all sort of things, from old frames, taxidermy, pottery, paper goods, I trully recommend a visit, although prices are much higher than in other markets, well you are in the city after all.
designskool is a great blog full of interesting images. I really enjoy Justine's words about the interiors that she features in the blog together with artworks, products etc...I share her views on interiors and style, and are happy to see photos of my house and Gassy's in her site. She has created a very nice piece about my work that summarise and explain my style and decorating views very well. Her blog is worth a visit if you are interested in personal spaces lived in by creative people and much more.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Hi, how is Summer going? Hope well, apart of the riots that took place all over the city, things are good, I have not being around much...Summer, boyfriend staying, show to prepare for, trying to relax etc...So I am just popping in to let you know about Gorgeous Juno, (She is just over two year's old, had all her jabs, spayed and microchipped). She needs a new home, she is a lovely cat that needs to be rehome. She would love to be in a cosy house with some nice people who really love cats and have time to look after her and give the love she needs. Please let me know if any of you would love to have her or pass the word to your friends and relatives. She lives with my dear friend in East Dulwich, South London, so London would be ideal. I can not have her as I already have Missi. Lets find her a new home please!! and keep enjoying the lovely Summer. If interested in adopting her, please leave a comment and I will contact you.
Friday, 12 August 2011
Thanks Pippa, (the interior stylist behind Pippa Jameson Interiors), for sending over a photo of my yellow damask cushion, being used in one her latest styling projects, The California Shutter Company brochure. Love the white and yellow scheme with the blue shutters. You can see more photos of the same project over at Decor8.
Monday, 1 August 2011
AD Russia just send me a pdf of their August issue, where the cushions Leni paper doll and the Red vintage truck have been featured. I hope I can get a printed copy of the magazine here in London, as I would love to keep it for my press cuttings and browse the magazine. I love AD Spain, and I am very curious about the Russian edition. Judging by the cover, I can only expect the best! Thanks AD Russia and Alisa for getting in touch and having the cushions in such a good publication.
(photos AD Russia)