Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Table Talk

Strange but true - apparently the Romans had a thing for tables.  According to the New York Times, 'the Romans held their tables in the highest estimations'.  Seneca, apparently, 'possessed 500 small ones.'  Who knew?  After decades of function outweighing emotion, we are now seeing somewhat of a table revival.  The latest trend in 'upcycling' has meant that we have decided to get creative with our furniture again, turning the old into new, the unwanted into coveted and the contents of next doors skip, into, well, the jury is still out on that one.

Most images sourced from Pinterest.

Monday, 19 November 2012


It is not often that I suffer from FOMO but I have recently come across a place so magical, so peaceful, so full of extremely cool knitwear that I am mentally packing my bags as I type to go off in search of it.

Heartbreakingly, it doesn't actually exist unless you are Emeli Sande as it was dreamt up for her new video, Wonder.  Taking dreamy to another level with a stunning use of colour and great styling, I have been completely swept up in the 'wonder' of it all.  I badly want to join the gang of effortlessly cool people, jump into one of the little 'Swallow and Amazon' style boats and head towards the door of dreams.  

Watch the full video here

Images taken from stills of Naughty Boy ft. Emeli Sande video for their new single 'Wonder'.

Friday, 2 November 2012


Right, here we go then.  Following from my last post, I am staying true to my word as I show you Halloween, my style.  P-Middy eat your heart out!

Paper bats and cobwebs

Paper Mice idea from Martha Stewart

Haunted house mice and cobwebs

Pumpkin carving

Smoked salmon on charcoal biscuits

Sliced frankfurters to make 'worm dogs' and curly fries for 'fried worms".

Cocktail sausages with almond 'finger nails'

Eye ball dough balls

'Bat wings'