Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I don't suppose Ssssssanta...

Emilio Pucci 
Embellished brass snake bracelet
found via design*sponge

EDIT: now $345. Still...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

book plate

I'm not sure why I like this book-plate. 
It's pretty vile. But graphic & bold.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Well, I need some new pyjamas...
"For the November 15, 1931, Vogue, George Hoyningen-Huené captured the beauty of flowing bias-cut crêpe pajamas by designer Madeleine Vionnet. The model's Grecian-style pose also emphasizes the Classical quality with which the designer is associated."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

queen mary

Shopping bag from fabric designed by Duncan Grant for the Queen Mary. His design was rejected. Ancient Industries have brought back some of his lost designs, including 'Queen Mary' (1936), above, and 'Charleston Grapes' (1932), below.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Demeter 'Paperback' scent.
I've mentioned library/bookish scents before.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

sarah coventry

The Sarah Coventry pineapple.
It's really known as 'Autumn Haze' (1966).
Image sources (1), (2), (3)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

more squirrel love

The Lady Buxton purse

He looks like he just mugged an old lady.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Rutger Hauer & Sean Young

Aren't these wonderful? 
Sean Young's polaroids from Bladerunner.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

poire william

I am completely smitten by Poire William, a very potent eau de vie, best served chilled. But I am even more smitten by how they get the pear in the bottle (known as poire prisonnière) in some of the versions of this delicious digéstif:

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Daffodils, coming out everywhere at the moment.
These are by Yana Beylinson.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

welsh tapestry

I bought a sort of gorgeous, sort of vile Welsh tapestry handbag from ebay (where else?). Orange. Brown. Hmmm. But it works. The colours and patterns of Welsh tapestry are quite gorgeous. Their bold colours are nicely balanced by their very rigid patterns.

Credits: bluecoat (top); me (bottom)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

demonstration purposes only

The description from the Australian War Memorial (ID 140486) reads: 
"Melbourne, Vic. 1944-02-29. A papier-mache cow, used for milking demonstrations at the Werribee experimental farm, being tied on to the luggage carrier of Mrs O. Mellor's car for transport to the farm. Mrs Mellor is Field Officer in charge of the Women's Land Army Mont Park training depot.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

keep calm...

I'm so over the KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON posters 
but I do like a customising thingy:

Make your own at Keep Calm-O-Matic.

(found via jeri's organizing & decluttering)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

more squirrel love

Log and Squirrel plant pot from
When the squirrel drops out of sight, 
it's time to add more water.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Hunslet bowl. An eighteenth century design classic. 
From ancient industries shop.