Thursday, 30 September 2010

on the prowl in kensal rise

popped out for a little bike ride today and spotted a couple of foxy foxes...not sure who they are by...hopefully not just some new viral marketing for estate agents Foxtons!  also stopped for a cuppa at Harvist Tearoom and had a chat with the lovely german waitress about our love for our bikes as she was admiring Onbie with all its new bike accessories that i purchased in my favourite dutch winkel HEMA at the weekend in Brussells. and later i spotted this little cutie................woof!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

sharks on walls

found this  fantastic shark wallpaper from wallpaperdirect.  sadly i can't seem to capture the photo so have to use a darker version from here.

Adeline Adeline

so good they named it twice...Adeline Adeline is another fab bicycle shop (spotted via mishy lane).  based in NYC it is choc full of stylish bikes and accessories.  i am particularly loving the bags and (pet) baskets!


its quite unusual for me to go for something that is not all bright and colourful...but i love the soft muted tones in this house - seen in light locations spotted via bliss

anthropologie kitchen

cute kitchen accessories from anthropologie the butter dishes and measuring spoons

reflector girl

now that the nights are drawing in and its darker earlier...i think i need one of these - at £39.99 its a little pricey...but what price do you put on safety and anyway it looks far more stylish than the usual dayglo vests!


via bloesem

wall inspiration

from here via here


discovered this new interior design site called HUB (handmade, unique, beautiful) - accessories for the home that are all made by British designers. Lovely.
i particularly love the dutch house cupboard

cool iphone apps

i am just loving these two new iphone apps...sadly they are not compatible with my shonky old 3G...i need to upgrade!!!
Cartolina (£1.79) - send pretty messages to your friends via text/email - choosing from a selection of gorgeous designs.  also contains a customisable calendar for birthday reminders, etc.

Hipstamataic (£1.19) - making your digital photos look analog cool using blurring, saturation, discoloration - images can be uploaded straight to facebook, flickr, etc.

Dining Inspiration

via design sponge


the Very Peculiar Chocolate Bar containing a hint of Marmite goes on sale in BHS, Debenhams and Robert Dyas from the 4th October.  i LOVE marmite but even to me this just seems WRONG...still i can't wait to try it!!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

R2D2 sucks

i badly need a new vacuum cleaner...where can i get one of these suckers?! (from here spotted via Lost at E Minor)


one of my absolute favourite places to visit in London is the Wellcome Collection as its a "free destination for the incurably curious".  i'm looking forward to their upcoming "Things" exhibition as they invite the public to "bring a thing, no bigger than your head" to the home of the world's greatest collector, Henry what shall i bring....hmmmm....

bike shelf

another cool bike holder to add to the list spotted via the cool hunter.  stylish and practical...designed by Chris Bigham of Knife&Saw in San Francisco...see his other design work here

Thursday, 23 September 2010

mattress update

just a handful of the latest mattress-spotting..

at the end of summer...under the westway in Blagrave Road, W10 (15th August)
and a month the phone booth in Harlesden Plaza, NW10 (15th September)
...cycling along near home i spotted this one on Springwell Ave, NW10 (19th September)...
and just along the same road...another one...behind an ornate iron gate.

on my bicycle to the local caff in Kensal Rise last weekend i spotted two on Holland Road, NW10
on the way to work this week in Kingsley Road, Hounslow....
i must add that i have seen many, many, many more abandoned mattresses in the last few weeks...but i can't always get my phone out quick enough to take photos...but they are there...and i have spotted them!


what a great idea...what to do with a lone drawer...from here via design sponge

does a cake

how delicious are these plates from James Ward as seen via the fabulous Kingdom of Style...i just LOVE them!  coincidentally i saw some of James' pieces in a little gallery on my recent trip to Hastings.