House & Leisure November 2011

Two of my prints made it to the pages of the gorgeous new House & Leisure issue (November 2011). This South African magazine is a constant source of inspiration for me and always manages to get me homesick for the wide open spaces and blue skies of SA. "Tiny Towers" (blue and lime) and "Robots in Love" looks great against the backdrop of a bright yellow wall in this Kids Room inspired shoot.

Available in South Africa at Vamp Furniture, Cape Town or online at the Mengsel Shop (shipping worldwide from London, UK).
"Robots in love" HERE
"Tiny Towers" HERE



"Robots in Love" in bright red
"Tiny Towers" in blue and lime

winter coats

After the fabulous last minute Summer comeback we've had for the past week, methinks it is probably time to start facing reality - Winter is coming, whether we like it or not! Apparently this first day of October was the hottest since records began 101 years ago. (Guardian article, 1 Oct) That's kind of nuts.

I usually go for a brightly coloured coat, but think I might have to get a basic black one this year. What do you think?

Double-breasted coat from Zara
Paul & Joe Sister Champagne Cape at Urban Outfitters
ASOS fit and flare coat with belt
Vila Vintage Style Belted Coat from ASOS
Double-breasted Coat in Mustard from Zara

Stone taped dolly coat in Stone from Dorothy Perkins
October 04, 2011

my furniture wishlist is deadgood

While visiting Clerkenwell design week last week, I really loved the quirky and stylish furniture from British label Deadgood. I love these...
Love Console Table by Ziglam and Brook, £634

Double Love Chair by Ziglam & Brook, £2507
Deadgood Bookshelf by Max Lamb, £36

this belongs in my home: ercol for john lewis

I've been an Ercol fan for quite some time and the Ercol Daybed is on my list of things that I would put in my dream home. So fantastic that John Lewis has an exclusive Ercol range now. I'm sure they will be snapped up pretty quickly. I think my favourite piece from the range is the Treviso desk by Matthew Hilton.

Ercol for John Lewis Chiltern Dining Furniture, £179 - £999
Ercol for John Lewis Chiltern Bench, £399
Ercol for John Lewis Chiltern Nest of 3 Tables, £399
Matthew Hilton for Ercol Treviso Desk, £950
May 16, 2011