Sunday, 11 November 2012

Neo Nostalgia

I realized that I'm obsessed with new/old things, it's taken me a while!

Just bought this gorgeous mid-century Aquascutum overcoat from ebay - feels very Mitford-esque, it's so wind-proof. See Vogue A/W 2012 it's very evocative.

Cue a clip from Hitchcock's 'Rebecca'

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Donna Summer

Gloria or Donna? Doesn't fabulous Terence Stamp make a lovely woman?

Thank you, Donna Summer - you'll be missed.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Lucienne Day

Such beautiful and witty fabrics, Lucienne's thoughtful ideas are still seen.

This is "Fuego" designed for Heal's in the early 1960s - the V&A has some in its Textiles collection, but no image - here you are! evocative view of a recent exhibition of the Days' work, too. Thank you buscadavideo  - lovely blog with so many other wonderful designers' work, thank you Jocelyn.

 And just seen this bit in the Guardian's Obituaries.

Recommended listening: Bill Evans' "Midnight Mood"

Monday, 9 January 2012


What larks were had on Christmas Day.
We discovered Moscow Mules ... na zdrowie!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Saul Bass

 Saul Bass, just because ... thank you Chicklet x

Friday, 18 November 2011


Portmeirion, on the west Welsh coast, is a hidden gem. It was home for The Prisoner, back in 1967. The village was established by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, and begun in the 1920s. Ingrid Bergman, Bertrand Russell were among a few of his guests. Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit while staying in The Portmeirion Hotel.

What a nifty idea - a concave window ...