Getting used to Instagram

Saturday, 29 September 2012

I do not you guys, but I refuse to get involved with every single media device that happen to enter the market every other year, I am not interested in documenting my life by constantly taken photos of all the things I see, do, or talk about my mundane existence, but at the same time I am contradicting myself by having a facebook, twitter, blog, Pinterest, and now Instagram accounts, haha...I still refuse to dedicate all my spare time to these devices, never the less I have to admit that Pinterest is great for putting together inspiration, facebook for communicating with my family and friends, twitter to find out about events and news, and my dear blog to simply archive my work and the things that interests me. Below photos of some corners of my house, I hope not to get addicted to it and only snap the cat sleeping or playing...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

London Design Festival is on and there are plenty of events going on, I always plan to have this week free to try to see and visit as many things as I possibly can, specially this year as I am not exhibiting myself....Monday was Craft Central one day designers sale, where many of my friends were exhibiting. I fell in love with the tea for one table by designk, as well as the salt & pepper pots by Alison Brent.

Later on went to the design shop Mint, please don't miss this shop and the amazing curated space they create for each year festival, shame on me for forgetting my camera...followed by Skandium round the corner, to end the day at the Heart Home magazine 1st year party, where I mingle with friends at the new Squint show room in South Kensington. What a day, being a social butterfly is tiring home freezing and hungry as I was wearing summer sandals in a rather cold day,  but happy to get to see many interesting places, designs, venues and talk to new people as well as my friends. If in London what shows are you visiting?

Saturday, 15 September 2012

I am glad it is the weekend, the decision making process continues...I just had a very stressful week and I am looking forward to have some rest and social time with my friends. Yesterday I spent all day at my friend Bree's wedding, love and romance makes me happy, and today spent the afternoon at the Renegade craft fair in London. I met some of my designers friends and got to see new designer's work, bought some stuff and had a nice lunch by myself. The fair was busy and very warm, it was glorious and busy outside, and you could feel the buzz an heat indoors too. Have you been at renegade? I hope it becomes as big as it is in the States. People need to know about all this amazing designers and crafters out there.

 Above, 1 nice prints by hello dodo, 2 cute products and display by mrnico.
 Love the ice cream prints by Sean Mort.
 Entrance to the fair, plus leather goods by Love Jules leather.
 Making lounge, plus Folksy stand, the English equivalent to Etsy.
Friends Zeena (above) with her textiles, and Mary and James (below) stands at the fair, 
it is always so nice to see and chat to them. 

And gorgeous vintage paper woods by Ladybird likes

Monday, 10 September 2012

Hello happy Monday to all, it is being a very sunny and glorious weekend in London, September is my favorite month of the year and the best weather in this city.  I am glad my life is back to normality, I have had a very stressful week, haven't slept in 5 days and have lost a few kilos, (that I like haha). I have been trying to make a risky decision to grow the business, done numbers, worry about risks, money, debts, etc...I have learnt so much in just one week, about business, myself, and how much support I have from my friends and mother. It is a difficult time to expand and spend money on risky projects, but I am an entrepreneur and as such have a vision. You learn to live with uncertainty and not knowing how much money you would make each month, still if you offer me a full time job I would say NO and continue to do what I do. Enough of my business life...

Now and again I manage to get out London and get to explore different areas of England. Hastings is easy to reach from London and has plenty of things to see and do. Love the old town, filled with interesting shops and buildings, can't say the same about the new area, not worth to venture in and same as any other hight streets across the country. Here are some snaps of my latest trip to this beach town, I had a great day out, it was sunny and warm, had fish and chips, ice cream, sweets, and managed to get some new pieces from the so many antiques shops in the area. Do you go to Hastings?


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Good news, if you are a fan of the simple things in life, enjoy slow living, baking your own cakes, make your home personal an interesting, or at least try, (I do and I hope to get there soon...), then NEW magazine The Simple Things would be the ideal read. The publication is a new monthly print magazine – launching tomorrow – celebrating the things that matter most. It’s about knowing the greatest rewards come from the simplest things, that there’s no satisfaction like that at the end of a long muddy walk, no pink so pretty as freshly-cut rhubarb, no perfume to compare with your own home-grown flowers. It’s about making warm inviting homes – big or small – sharing food with friends, growing your own vegetables. It’s about shopping for a coffee table only to find you’re happy with a tea chest.  I am already subscribed to the sister magazine Mollie Makes and can't wait to get my hands on this first issue, with a nice cup of tea and spend a few hours of  ME time!.