Archive for August, 2012
Carnival in full swing, we’re thinking about our favourite Hill hues. And ‘Hue’ Grant. Him too.
What do you mean he doesn’t actually live here?
Why wouldn’t he?
Bright ideas from the carnival…
Don’t ruffle our carnival-inspired feathers!
We don’t know why they call it ‘jerk’ chicken – we think it’s really rather nice. Espesh with this pretty plate…
Homeware for less – excellent when you are feeling a bit Lad-broke. Tee-hee!
More Portobello piccies…
Marvellous, marvellous. Yet another week of fabulous finds and home-spiration.
We’re pretty certain that’s what Shakespeare meant to say… So let’s play ‘Barbecue vs. Picnic’. Which do we homeware-heart most this summer?
Picnic: Anything you can fit in a basket.
Bbq: Anything you can fit on a skewer.
VERDICT: Well, we do love our food, and a basket is bigger than a skewer… PICNIC.
SAUCES FOR COURSES
Picnic: Dip into some hummus and tzatziki for starters and drizzle olive oil and on the mains.
Bbq: Starters? Mains? Don’t be pretentious and pass the ketchup.
VERDICT: Nothing beats the retro tomato-iness of ketchup. BBQ all the way.
Picnic: ‘The rain run’ – a British pastime in its own right.
Let’s just say there’s a fine line between a parasol and an umbrella in this country…
Bbq: In case of rain simply devour burger indoors.
HOW ABOUT THE HOMEWARE?
Picnic: My brand new oriental rug? On the GROUND?!
Grass stain on the gingham, everyone! Grass stain on the gingham!
Bbq: Introducing the man apron…
VERDICT: Man apron mishaps? No thanks. We pick the PICNIC.
RESULT: DRAW! Pic-becue, anyone?
Let’s hope it catches on…
It’s festival season! To mark the Edinburgh Fringe, we’ve organised a recital of our new spoken word piece on homeware and the meaning of life. No, not really. We’ve come up with some arty interiors instead….
Did somebody say Fringe?
Waiting for Godot? He probably just got carried away homeware shopping…
Dream catcher in face – an occupational hazard of being a poet.
Sometimes the lanterns get in the way a bit too.
Poetry has everything to do with homeware. Especially the fridge poetry genre.
Books make us feel very deep and meaningful. Especially if they are pretty.
Right well, we’re quite tired from listening to music and making shapes with our bodies. Time for a sit down.
Until next week…
Fifty years on, we still love marvellous Marilyn. Needless to say, it’s come to our attention that she’s often remembered as a film icon – but as we all know, Marilyn was rather multi-talented. So we wouldn’t want to overlook her significant contribution to homeware now, hmm?
Let’s start with what is evidently Marilyn’s favourite wicker chair.
Charming upholstery? Big smile.
If only she had found an ottoman for less though…
The perfect sofa poser…
Yes, this is exactly how we lounge too.
When all else failed, she even looked pretty on a cushion. We’re going to try the “What? Yes, this is exactly what I’m meant to be doing” expression next time we miss the sofa…
Interior inspiration from the 50s…
What a darling kitchen!
And thank goodness for those new modern whatchamacallits…
Gals, what a gadget!
Okay, the 50s aspirational lifestyle is getting a bit scary now…
But we still love Marilyn’s Hollywood homewares…
And we’re sure she wouldn’t mind if you stole a bit of her 50s starlet style too…
Just don’t steal her favourite wicker chair.
It gets her very upset!
We popped over to The Old Rectory to shoot our fave autumn/winter homewares and accessories. Sneak peak, you say? Yes please!
Queen Elizabeth I herself once stayed at this rather historic home. Needless to say, we thought it best to bring some truly majestic homeware…
Everybody was feeling the excitement as stylist Abigail Edwards arranged our lovely accessories for the winter season. Very Nordic!
…apart from Boo, the resident pup.
“Well if nobody is taking me to the pet department, I’m going to have a little snooze.”
Stumpy the cat may have no tail, but at least he has fabulous homeware friends…
This deer old chum.
A rocking horse with all our new season toys
A rather marvellous parrot statuette – for a lot lot less.
No, that’s a real cockerel.
Then we shot some gorgeous gifts for the holiday season…
And set up some trees for our Christmas lights.
A quick ‘check’ of the images and we’re done!
That’s a wrap.
HomeSense Christmas here we come!