Sunday, 31 January 2010

Gypsy roots


Possibly the most glorious picture I have ever come across!!














The story is that my great great grandfather came back from his exploring with a mysterious woman with raven black hair and big wide dark soulful eyes. This lady (my great great grandmother) was a Romany gypsy. I love romance, stories of far away lands and the idea of building a home where ever the wind takes me, I am proud that the mysterious woman is part of my history.

Have a marvellous Sunday





Friday, 29 January 2010

Plumo

 Well it didn't take long for me to get back on track after a warm mug of Chai and a moment to rediscover the latest bohemian interior treasures from Plumo . I am off out for the evening hope you all have a marvellous well deserved Friday night.....

Bohemian lamps
Bohemian accessories 
Russian Music boxes and Bhatik Lampshade
Bohemian interior accessories - bells
Luna Wallet, Nomadic brooches, Indian Monk bells and Milane hanging lamps all Plumo 

Charming

Charles Faudree's bathroom from Cote de Texas 

I have chosen this image as it reminds me of my parents little 13th Century Welsh cottage and their choice of decoration. It is a 5 hour car journey to get there from where I live, I have had such a rotten day, that today (if I had a car) I would quite honestly drive for 10 hours to sit chatting at the dinning table, scoffing my mums delicious home made, Aga cooked dinners, sand ampling my fathers home made sloe gin.

Ah well...... Tomorrow is another day, and Easter Holidays are just around the corner


Thursday, 28 January 2010

Cori Kindred








I love coming across talented peoples blogs or flickr pages. One of my new finds is Cori Kindred , not just a great photogrpaher but artist and maker as well.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Something Serene




Stella Nicholaisen at Agent Bauer 

I think these images are so beautiful, I can't tell if it is the content of the photography I love. So simple and relaxing.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Bohemian bathrooms to warm your bones


Classic bohemian bathroom Via Marie Clare Maison



Unusual bohemian bathroom via the telegraph


Beautiful vintage bath via Twig Hutchinson


Bohemian Moroccan bathroom Via Riad Meriem


In the darkest depths of a British winter there is one thing left to keep us sane, the loyal bath.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Riad el Fenn


Looking for some summer sun? Me too, Britain is no longer covered in snow (hurrah) but now it has started to rain again(boo), so i am starting to plan a summer away in Morocco, home of dreamy furnishings. Here are some to die for rooms from the lovely Riad el Fenn, being a horder myself I can never imagine having such minimal rooms, but wow what colour. Maybe less is more?

p.s. 3 blogs in one day may be a bit obsessive, but I have an essay due so what better way to procrastinate?

Bat for Lashes



Originally from Brighton, as I have proudly mentioned before, I am pleased that an artist such as Natasha Khan aka Bat for Lashes has been proudly boasting her residence in the wonderful sea side city.

A musician, artist and former primary school teacher is there nothing this lady can't do?I just love her quirky style her music is pretty good too.

See more from Bat for Lashes here

Twig herself

Twigs Bathroom



"Interiors stylist Twig Hutchinson, 30, lives with her husband and their 21-month-old daughter in a Victorian semi in Stockwell Park.
In four years, Twig has transformed the family's two-bedroom house using faded hues and salvaged treasures. The bathroom cost around £5,500 including a state-of-the-art shower (but not builders' costs on top). 'I sanded back the reclaimed pine floorboards from Lassco and treated them with a grey lye from Dane Care.
'In the middle of the room is a 1920s French bath from The Water Monopoly, which cost £2,500. The washstand is made up of a French sideboard from Kempton Antiques Market and a basin from Holloways of Ludlow and handmade Moroccan tiles from Habibi Interiors.
'The base was a snip at £120 and the taps just £100 but the tiles were £158 per sq m. But that's the key to reclamation  -  some fixtures are an expensive outlay but others can be picked up cheaply if you know what to look for.
'I love our bathroom. I feel happy whenever I go in there. Taps in the middle is the way forward. Oh, and a bath rack to put your gin and tonic on! I can sit in the bath with my husband chatting for hours.'

Orginal article From here
May I add I most certainly do not read the Daily Mail Newspaper that this article was from but thought it was an intresting article.

Oh and don't you just LOVE her boots?

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Jaune












A number of my favourite blogs have dedicated some images to yellow. Not usually a colour I would go for so I thought I would give it a go :)


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Handmade houses



I was asked when I previously posted the bottom image for more. So here we go. They are from the book Handmade Houses: A Guide to the Woodbutcher's Art  
I do have to warn you though, the book is very inspiring...... :)

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Snow



Finally seen the back of the snow in England. It has been here since before Christmas and for the first time ever I am actually glad to see the back of it. How sad


Thursday, 14 January 2010

Frida Khalo





Tonight I watched Frida for the second time, it really is such a good film. I guess however I am biased, I love her art work, and secretly also have a mono-brow (thank god for tweezers)

Dhal


I was off work today as I slipped in the snow and hurt my knee. When you are feeling sorry for your self there is nothing nicer than a spicy bowl of Dhal and a Japati. Here is a great recipe

Ingredients (serves 4)
1 cup (300g) red lentils, rinsed well
3cm fresh ginger, grated
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
2 tbs (40g) butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garam marsala
1 green chilli chopped
2 tbs lemon juice
pinch of salt
Chopped coriander leaves
Japati, to serve

Method
Place lentils, ginger, bay leaves and cinnamon in a large saucepan with 3 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring to prevent sticking for 10-12 minutes. Discard spices and set aside.
Heat the butter in a large frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, turmeric, cumin, garam marsala and chilli flakes and cook for a further minute or until fragrant. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste with salt.
Add the lentils to the pan and mix well. Cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in coriander and serve hot with naan bread or pappadums.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Bohemian bedrooms : A Matress on the floor

Bohemian Bedroom via


Stunning bohemian eclectic bedroom via

We have been sleeping with just a matress on the floor for about 3 years now. We had a futon for the 2 years proir to that. Although I do love it, I do kind of miss having a bed to get down from and although I am yet again a student (nurse this time) I kind of wanted to leave my art student habits behind. Although our room is lovely i do feel embaressed when people ask why we have no bed.

If Twig and Atlanta think it is ok then I guess it is ok with me :)