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

Friday, 9 December 2011

Lulu magazine

Mostly I feel like I should always be somewhere else, doing something else.

But occasionally there is a rare still moment when I feel I am in the right place at the right time and there is nowhere else, but right there and then.

One of those times is reading Lulu magazine.

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Location:Voltaire Rd,,United Kingdom

Monday, 5 December 2011


The Guggenhiem's Maurizio Cattelan's "All" is a strangely moving experience. As they say, he is hailed as a tragic poet of our times, a humorist or a prankster.
He seems all that and more, a comic tragic poet.
This installation filled me with awe - in the spiralling journey around it, I could not but wonder at the comically dark soul of his thoughts, plus add to that, the feat of engineering that put all those pieces of art together hanging of a rig in the Guggenhiem atrium and you have something, dear readers that makes my heart sing.

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Reasons to be happy

Eight delightful cheering thoughts, actions or events to lighten up any December cold dark day
1. Berocca boosts (been living on one a day now for a couple of months)
2. My new furry lined duck boots from Asos
3. Going down the Carsten Holler slide in the New Museum in New York
4. A meal for 2 on the Gingerline in December
5. Alain de Botton's sunday sermon on Religion for Atheists at the School of Life in January
6. Jeanette Winterson's new(ish) biography waiting on my bedside table
7. Gilbert and George with their new Matatabi ball toys from Kiosk
8. Sequin antlered calico reindeer with gorgeous long eyelashes

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Location:Clapham Manor St,Lambeth,United Kingdom

Sunday, 4 December 2011

John Derian

I can't believe I hadn't been to John Derian's amazing two stores in New Yorks lower east side before now.

Crowded to bursting with unique, gorgeous and very special Christmas gifts, like an Aladdin's cave of deliriously desirable items. I was overcome with longing and filled with a sense of sadness that neither my home or purse couldn't accommodate everything in the shop.

The range of dinosaur Xmas decorations was especially heart meltingly desirable. I longed for one of each.

The toadstool trend continues, now as a xmas decoration, it is a trend to be dissected in a later post.
Meanwhile my admiration for Mr Derian is limitless.

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Paper bags

What is it the gives paper chains and paper dolls an air of poignancy?
Maybe it is the sense of past celebrations, a now old fashioned decoration...
However here the idea is refreshed into a classic handbag shape

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Location:Bowery,,United States

Monday, 28 November 2011

A slice of office life

Pause, for 10 secs to take in the view.

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011


A gloriously handmade prop, lovingly crafted and beautifully made. She looks through her paper mâché eyes and smiles her Christmas smile at the secrets she holds.

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Location:London,United Kingdom

Cath Kidson does good gift

A tender hearted installation from the house of Cath Kidson, consisting of patchwork wooden reindeers toting trays of glorious stocking fillers and glossy red pegboard walls full of floral treats.

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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Tomato time, the quiet moments

A little on my mind lately yet contented and at rest by the act of filling a bowl with home grown tomatoes.

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Location:Chelsham Rd,Lambeth,United Kingdom

Sunday, 6 November 2011

White Christmas

An autumn day

The last flowering of the garden

Last weeks pumpkins gone mouldy

Home grown tomatoes

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