How To Create A Beautiful Spring Table

Spring is finally here! What better time to gather friends and family for a delicious lunch – complete with seasonal flowers, crisp cotton napkins and beautiful place settings. We show you how to create a beautiful spring table… Start with the flowers – daffodils, narcissi and tulips are plentiful at the moment, either picked fresh from the garden or from your local florist. Trim the stems at an angle with a sharp knife or scissors, enabling the flowers to drink more water and prolonging the life of your blooms. Then gather into several small posies, twisting the bunch gently in your hand as you pick up the flowers. Then…

Passages Through Colour – the Do Ho Suh Exhibition

To visit the Do Ho Suh exhibition at the Victoria Miro gallery is to immerse yourself in colour. This week, both Julia and Louise visited and their Instagram accounts have been flooded with the ghostly images of Suh’s beguiling work. Suh is a Korean artist who has lived a fairly peripatetic life, moving from place to place for education and work. While most of us are concerned with the destination, Suh focuses on the spaces and places in between, the passages that lead us from a to b. In ‘Passage/s’, you walk through a corridor of fabric structures that are 3D representations of places Suh…

A visit to the Josef Frank exhibition

Juliet and I have long admired the work of designer and architect Josef Frank (1885-1967) – so last week we made a bee-line for the current exhibition which is on at London’s Fashion & Textile Museum.  You may have seen our post of his Tulip fabric on Instagram. I first came across Josef Frank’s work years ago in Juliet’s flat as we were starting to work together. She had upholstered a bench in her kitchen with the Celotocaulis print, originally designed by Josef Frank in 1930. It is a hairy, rooty, green gooseberry like fabric.  I loved its clean aesthetic and gentle subversion: it’s…

Mother's Day Gifts

Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, spoil your Mum with gifts that add a little bit extra. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a lovely gift even more wonderful, then we’re here to help you. Here are some ideas that will really make her day: Inspired by the Japanese tradition of Furoshiki (the art of wrapping gifts in cloth), we used our tea towels as gift wrap. Screen printed in an array of delightful designs, they make a really special alternative to traditional wrapping paper. Tied around a potted plant, folded over a gourmet treat, or tucked around a bottle of something delicious, it’s the perfect way…

Win a Year of Flowers

Receiving flowers in the post is one of life’s little luxuries. Who doesn’t enjoy the scent of fresh cut blooms in the house – especially as we get more impatient for Spring? So we were thrilled when florists Bloom & Wild asked us to collaborate with them on a competition – to offer one lucky winner a year’s worth of flowers, delivered fresh through their letterbox each month. Bloom & Wild are the original letterbox flower delivery company. It’s a genius idea: your freshly cut blooms arrive in a sturdy cardboard box that fits neatly through your door. And it’s…