Stella and Issy’s Gilded Borders

I understand when Stella Tennant says: I’ve been itching to return to making, and now I’m doing it. I’ve been working on projects, mainly renovating houses, and that’s been my outlet. It’s really exciting to focus on this now.  ‘This … Continue reading

Curio Couture

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli crafted an exquisite AW13 couture show  for Valentino stating, couture is celebrated in its essence, it is the maker of dreams, because imagination creates reality. What dreams, what research, what inspiration created this couture-reality. … Continue reading

Curiouser and Curiouser

Well I was on line, as you are … and this article caught my eye; Curiouser & curiouser Discarded curios are finding a new narrative context in fashionable interiors. Mark C O’Flaherty explores the growing trend for pop architectural salvage… I … Continue reading

21st Century Curio

I am embracing Christmas at this stage – but everywhere I look – I am curio-struck, SO I couldn’t resist… Clockwise-ish from top left: House of Hackney tray for Christmas drinks, features woodland animals engaged in cultural activities, very curio. … Continue reading

Curios, Curious and Curiosity

“Out of Curiosity comes everything”.* Adam and Eve, Painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder 1528 Curious? Well I am, and  I think we should start at the beginning, not in the garden of Eden, where curiosity first raised a woman’s … Continue reading