things that I like and look at ..........

Stuff to share, stuff I like, things that make me happy, things that bring joy
and lots of other things as well. It might make no sense, infact if its here, it very likely is a load of stuff & no sense

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

xmas things


some xmas things, seen over xmas time in ulster visiting my folks
xmas toilet roll
xmas parents (aged p's)

xmas slippers!
 a lovely lovely pair of red felt
Camper slippers from my brother and sister in law



my fav Christmas pressies were
this book 
and red liquorice laces, very yummy


 the repetiton of tea cakes in bulk

a lace frozen car windscreen


my aged P's are very fond of this visiting pigeon
They've named him Pete, Pete the puffed up pigeon




Sunday, 19 December 2010

a pursed world

game, aim, blame, proclaim
a dreamscape by artist Kendal Murray





I ripped a picture out of a magazine years ago with a picture of one of Kendal Murray's purse  works
I kinda fell a little in love with the mind that created these works - 










Artwork by Kendal Murray: 'Race, Chase, Displace, Space'
It is a small world


http://www.art.net.au/art-results.asp?idArtist=1850

tomorrows kitchen today




Flow by John Arndt


this kitchen follows the flow of nature, 
it is a mini-ecology system. 
The above bench dish rack eliminates storage and
enables the dripping dishes to water bench top potted herbs
Below bench there is worm composter processing organic waste to feed the above bench greenery, it is the flow of kitchen life, the ever spinning world that keeps turning and it could doing so in your kitchen 


it is as clever as it needs to be
and quite frankly we all need one now




http://www.johnarndt.com/INFO.html

an evening at the Tate Modern


Friday evening and we zipped through the Gauguin
 heading straight to the Tahitian pictures. I just wanted to eyeball them close up
to see if their colour was as good as I had thought it to be

and you know what..... it was better
strange, sensual, warm, exotic colour juxtapositions


princess dresses

the work xmas party!
Regina and Laura in their princess dresses
beyond irony, uber cool

Saturday, 18 December 2010

George Gilbert Scott’s Midland Grand hotel

St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel staircase.jpg










One of the many buildings that I wish I had seen the inside of - the deteriorated Gothic splendour of George Gilbert Scott’s Midland Grand hotel at St Pancras station
The newly renovated and expanded St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London is scheduled to open May 5, 2011, exactly 138 years after the original hotel began receiving guests. 






st-pancras-hotel.jpg

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winter warmers




































I am feeling the cold tooo much these days
I really need warming up, so much so that want these 3 things now..... like this minute, no waiting,


1. a thick organic sheepskin rug in woolly shades of greyness 
2. a steaming mug of hot marmite 
3. a pair of women's caribou Sorrel boots

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

4 New Street Square


this made me want to grow my own living wall




I loved this building
I haven't a clue what is it used for
But you have to agree
It is rather FAB

Tateness







The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei

As those Tate people say .....
There are over one hundred million seeds, five times the number of Beijing's population and nearly a quarter of China's internet users. The work seems to pose numerous questions. What does it mean to be an individual in today's society? Are we insignificant or powerless unless we act together? What do our increasing desires, materialism and number mean for society, the environment and the future? 

all LOVELY stuff

http://www.alllovelystuff.com/LOVELY_files/newsletters/newsletter_1/newsletter_1.html



I wish all pop ups were this lovely. 
Go see it 
It is well well well worth it



Monday, 13 December 2010

christmas wreath

silver bells and birch twigs
a more trad christmas wreath
this year versus last

bulb beauty

a hyacinth bulb growing in water is a thing of beauty


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Personalise your cornishware

Our Lovely Packaging



I've always loved a bit of cornish ware. 
I grew up with it, it was the china my Mum & Dad had as a wedding present although by the time I came along and reached conciousness, there was not a lot left. 

Now I've learnt (probably a bit late) that you can personalise some bits, so I did! 
Now have some great gifts on order. ........ 

POSTCARDEN




Clever cardness, xmas cards that grow!
Send these for xmas
and feel you've done a good thing

Saturday, 27 November 2010

I really really want these....

A.P.C. 
APC boots from ...
NET-A-PORTER | Luxury online retailer of designer clothes, designer bags, designer shoes and designer accessories


and these....
ain't they something, something gorgeous methinks
so.... I'd like these and all



I heart knuckle dusters

verameat - DUSTER IN BOLD
VERAMEAT
http://www.verameat.com/product/duster-in-bold



The original fab four

They were cool
way back then
and they are
still f$%^$**
 cool 
now

2 out of the 4 remain with us
and long may that remain a fact

SKATE at Somerset House


We went for brunch at Tom's Kitchen this morning, my brother, sister in law,  Kev & I

Sponsored by Tiffany,  complete with a Tiffany gift box shaped shop

Beautiful Tiffany windows in a Tiffany gift box


Tom's skate lounge was full of blinged up skater chicks in fur ear muffs eating Tiffany cupcakes


The SKATE lettering on the facade is UBER cool!



I love Somerset House anyway, but I love it that little bit more at Christmas

This side is a printed hoarding! An printed optical illusion

All in all it is kinda the purrrfect threesome - Tiffany, Ice skating and Somerset House!