Sunday, 31 August 2008
at the top of the mountain is a restaurant with 360 views - lovely!
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
this cute tote from ratherwhimsical reminds me of holiday tea where twinings comes in special buttercream colour branding, and i love the fact that the lining of the bag has been matched to the colour of the twinings teabag sleeve!
Monday, 25 August 2008
if you're not making it out to austria or switzerland any time soon you can get the prints from here though i would definately recommend seeing in person.
Sunday, 24 August 2008
this visit we tried the less traditional but still delicious thai/chinese takeaway from the restaurant angkor - situated within puls 5. our visit to the loo revealed the lovely restaurant that we hadn't seen due to sitting outside in the takeaway section, and left us a little sad that we hadn't had our meal inside. we were particularly taken by the table decorated in traditional thai style with thai silk cushions and carvings, and situated within a koi carp pond! definately worth a visit if you are in zurich. the cushions reminded me of the gorgeous designs in pamelatang's shop...
Friday, 22 August 2008
first day in liechtenstein and already gorging myself on cheese....kasespaetzle on our arrival (which is the most wonderful doughy twiddly things smothered in melted gruyere and served with caramelised onions...i will try and post a photo next time i have these) and cheese and egg for breakfast! it's good to be visiting friends and enjoying unfamiliar surrondings. one of the things that strikes me most about liechtenstein and zurich (where we flew to) as being particularly different to the uk is the minimalist design...fewer teeny winding and cluttered streets, no 70's airport design with brown 'classroom' carpets, more so a wide tidy 'openess' both in the space and almost in the air, and particularly at zurich flugenhafen (airport). seeing this designated wheelchair space made me so happy....in the vastness of an aiport even wheelchairs have their place. i'm almost inspired to mark spaces for everything within my home, though fear i may be accused of being obsessive...
more sightings in zurich:
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
but, whilst i'm still weaning myself off leather, i've also been admiring these....
particularly this gorgeous butterscotch coloured leather laptop bag from hard graft (previously working class heroes). their shop is also full of gorgeous asphalt black industrial felt accessories. on a similar work + leather theme, this bag from neikodesigns is a fab combination of simple modern lines and classic style design - I particularly like the masculine touch with the chrome handle.
i have a very secretive outfit planned for an upcoming 'A' fancy dress party (to dress as something beginning with the letter A) and stumbled across this beautiful leather fairy mask from faerywhere in my fancy dress foraging
more news on the fancy dress outfit soon....
Thursday, 14 August 2008
is purple the colour this autumn? i'm particularly loving these gorgeous dusky shades from gaiaconceptions, schmanda and celia birtwell at topshop
had a sudden flash of memory today whilst browsing purple knits - a bright raspberry wool took me straight back to being 15, walking through the autumn woods, wearing my favourite raspberry thick roll neck jumper, hand in hand with the new boyfriend.....wow, how time flies, and yet still the memory seems so fresh. i still have the jumper, though it is a little out of shape now...have been thinking about turning it into a cushion cover, but i haven't quite been able to bring myself to cutting it up yet.....
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
bristol based seaurchin's textural ceramics are stunning, and lots of pieces with gorgeous melted glass
Friday, 1 August 2008
could wear it with these though, a cute vintage fabric purse from ridikridonk....