Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Mo Mo Mo

And so it is that we come to the end of a very special month.  Not only is November the month in which I was born, JFK was assassinated and the Russians sent a dog into space but November has now become better known as the month of the facial hair, Movember.

Mo Cushion- well we are meant to be an Interior Design Blog

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.  Those men that take part are not only raising vital funds for charity but are also doing the great public service of putting a smile on all our less fury faces.  The sheer delight it gives me to see a familiar face sprouting not so familiar fluff is worth every penny of sponsorship. 

So goodbye and thank you to the crumb catchers, nose neighbours, lip foliages and flavour savers.  I await your return with impatience.

PS. Get involved next year to take advantage of great deals like these:


 Byron Burger rewards all registered Movember fund-raisers who raise £25 or more with a free hamburger EVERY DAY for one week in November.

For the month of November, any man growing a moustache in support of Movember who purchases a ticket on the day and quotes “Movember” received a free fast track upgrade to jump the queue ahead of the clean shaven public.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


This time I am not writing about anything design related, nor am I going to plug our wonderful Andara products.  Nope, today I wanted to write about my fantastically talented friend, Cosima Crawley aka. COZI.  

I recently went to see her play a very small and intimate gig at The Cellar at The Worlds End Distillery.  It was, quite simply, fantastic.  Cozi co-writes all her songs which all revolve around the intricacies of human relationships.  The lyrics and the meaning behind the words are incredibly important to her and as a result, her songs are hugely witty, steeped in double entendres and brimming with powerful statements.  I encourage you to look her up asap- she is going to be HUGE.

Cozi with her two insanely talented guitarists, Ollie and Johnny

Saturday, 5 November 2011

In Stitches

Wow and Love.  That pretty much sums up my thoughts on these stunning embroidered book covers by Penguin.  I can't believe I have only just come across them, especially as I am a huge fan of the clothbound series which Penguin brought out to celebrate their 75th birthday. 
Penguin Clothbound Classic Series

Known as the Threads (very cool), they have been designed by Jillian Tamaki for Penguin.  A visual delight.  

The Threads are available to buy from Amazon
My creative juices are now in full flow.  I have been thinking about taking up needlepoint this winter to wile away the long, cold evenings and now I have a project- embroidering a cover for our wedding album... or have I gone the wrong side of naff?