I’ve been lusting after Castle and Things bedlinen for some time now… With the release of some new designs, I think it’s time to bite the bullet. I mean, how could you not wake up happy laying in a sea of the brightest and cheeriest colours going around?!
1. Prepping sage x clare blankets for the soft launch 2. On set with stylist Beck Simon 3. Chillin’ with my favourite man (nephew), Harry 4. The Design Files Open House view from the balcony 5. Soft launch details 6. All white bike 7. Lyn Gardner’s amazing home 8. Twiggargerie featured in TDF Open House 9. Peonies blooming 10. New favourite product – Kora luxurious rosehip oil 11. Rachel Castle’s cheerful artwork 12. sage x clare block print quilt
It isn’t every day you get to brag about your family and truly mean it… But in this case, I truly truly do. These super cute ‘twiggy bits’ are designed and made by my Dad and creative partner, Neats. How clever are they?! Made and painted by hand, each one is like a little piece of sunshine – they seriously make me happy just looking at them! They have been selected to appear in The Design Files ‘Open House‘ event (which I blogged about here) and will also be available via my online store once it is launched.
The name for these beauties? Twiggargerie. If there is one thing Neats is good at (besides the obvious), it’s her knack for coming up with cute made-up words…
For more info or to order, head to their webpage at twiggargerie.com
Photography and styling by me
Well that certainly got your attention didn’t it?! Sorry to say but I won’t be giving you some enjoyably cringe-worthy rhetoric on my love life and how to find it. I am referring more to how hard it can be to find content I love enough to post about. Most weeks, I am bursting with ideas and inspired by almost everything I happen to come across, and other weeks I am scouring my go-to sources in a panicked state. And really, when will you ever find anything in a state like that?
This week has been one of those weeks… Feeling rather lackluster, which may have something to do with the fact that everything I touch either seems to go wrong or stop working, I have been struggling to feel that hint of exhilaration when you discover something truly special. Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s me… it really is.
So in an attempt to get brainstorming I stepped back and…
a. Poured through the pages of Sibella Court’s ‘Etcetera‘
c. Bought my first sketch book and pencil set and began sketching ideas
d. Re-opened one of my favourite books – Recycled Home by Sally and Mark Bailey
e. Indulged in some retail therapy
f. Hell, I even bought some neon thread just because I liked the colour
I wouldn’t exactly say I am cured from my failure to see brilliance yet, but things are on the up. It got me thinking though, how many of you lovely fellow bloggers have similar days or weeks? Or is it just me? Do you wait patiently until that inspiration comes back or do you have rituals, places, or things that help? I’m off to style a Summer wardrobe today – let’s see what the day will bring!
In one of my favourite blogs, Tales of Endearment, Natalie Joos thoughtfully captures Ryan Roche’s home in all it’s coral, neon, fairly floss, and tutu pink glory. As Joos reports, Ryan’s favorite color is pink because in her opinion, “no better color exists in so many lovely shades”. To me, this shoot feels like a warm hug from an old friend or a balmy summer night…
To see more, check out this gorgeous blog here x