Mondrian Hotel London

I would love to stay in this hotel. Even though I live in London I covet a number of hotels in the city.  I walked past a few weeks ago (as close as I’ll probably get) and thought it looked very slick. The Mondrian London has been created at the old Sea Containers House, a former … Continue reading

Story Hotel Stockholm

Last weekend was the first child free weekend my husband and I have had in what feels like 10 years (it’s only been 4!) We went to a picture postcard wedding in By Kyrkby, and for our final night we stayed at the Story Hotel in Stockholm. Located in the Östermalm area it’s in a great location surrounded by cool shops, … Continue reading

Our new kitchen!

Finally after many years of of dreaming, pondering, planning, saving and then designing (thank you Julian!) our kitchen is finally complete. We couldn’t be more happy with it. The whole build took about 10 weeks in total, which was painful, especially the part where we lived on site – but it seems like a distant … Continue reading

Interiors Envy

This home in an old factory building near Lille is stunning. It belongs to Fanny and Pascal François. With the help of local architecture firm Bo Architectures the couple have created a large open plan family home. The integrity of the building has been kept intact with concrete floors, exposed brick walls and large industrial windows. … Continue reading

A travel revolution for designers and visual artists

I have definitely caught the house swapping bug. We started with Intervac a few years back but now that has launched I don’t think I’ll ever go back to hotel rooms and expensive apartments. is the only home exchange community for design and art professionals. Just look at some of the homes they have … Continue reading


I’m back! Well we got back last Friday but I’ve been busy filling orders for my Etsy shop and for SNAP store.  We had the best time in Barcelona. We divided out time between the local swimming pool and trips into the city. Here’s just some of our photos. It was HOT but this just … Continue reading

The Serpentine Pavilion by Fujimoto

Today we braved the unpredictable London weather and visited the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. This year it has been designed by the very young, multi award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. I look forward to it every year and I was not disappointed this year. Made of 200mm steel poles the lightweight structure reminded me of a spaghetti model – that every … Continue reading

Garden shed summer house

Just imagine waking up here! Located on a remote Finnish island and originally designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth as a greenhouse and shed, Linda took the architecture a step further by creating a summer house. She added a wooden floor, solar panels for lighting and steps made from reclaimed bricks. Fantastic idea but I’m guessing you’d be … Continue reading

Kitchen inspiration

My architect husband has been busily designing our new kitchen for the last 5 years (it’s really only been about 6 months but as I’m really, REALLY impatient so it’s beginning to feel like 5) We are hoping to extend and open the back onto the garden (fingers crossed for planning permission!) I have been … Continue reading

Ed Atkins at the Chisenhale Gallery

I am really lucky to have the Chisenhale Gallery right on my doorstep. It occupies a part renovated 1930s veneer factory with Chisenhale Road on one side and the Hertford Union Canal on the other. The veneer factory and Godson’s brewery industrial buildings have been occupied by three organisations Chisenhale Gallery, Chisenhale Dance Space and … Continue reading