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new home | #thepeacefulbohobathroomlife

March 31, 2016

bathroom inspiration

we’re doing up our bathroom – nothing crazy, a new floor + new taps, that kind of thing – we’re going to get as close to a toilet dream as early 2016 monies will allow – a light filled plant heavy wooden accented space where i will bathe long and moisturise deeply. as earth mothers do. surrounded by greenery and burning insence sticks on imperfect stone dishes..

#thebigkitchenlife is ours. now on to achieving #thepeacefulbohobathroomlife.

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i definitely have a coherent dream-house vibe across the (pinterest) board. my style doesn’t differ by room. although we sometimes chat about painting a dark bedroom – deep midnight or charcoal walls + french linen and blankets in grey + sooty sheepskins + towering plants – but moody nordic feels a bit adult for now. my love of light+bright stays strong.

so we’re going with blue and white patterned floor tiles. keeping the existing white shower tile & white-washed wood panelled walls + adding some hooks and shelf for more plants. new taps and a new shower with power to wash all of the coffee scrubs & other earth mothery natural products i plan to buy for this life of slow living we don’t yet lead.

+ (because this is sure to complete #thepeacefulbohobathroomlife i we dream of) a woodworking friend is making us a bath shelf from beautiful off cuts of fallen tree* – the most exciting item planned since the open shelf project.

#thebigkitchenlife just keeps on giving.

i will share it all when we get round to the do. though when it comes to doing we go pretty slow. and i. don’t. mind.

[images via apartment therapy / design sponge / regardsetmaisons / Emily Katz / IKEA / dwell]

*fallen tree workshop – two talented friends of mine from school days started hand carving home accessories from bits of fallen forest – and have grown now to designing and building custom pieces and full interiors. a hobby > a career. inspiring right? read their full story here & follow on instagram for behind the scenes stories & current projects. so happy to still have these two pals in my life. fist bump emoji x5.


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March 22, 2016

jeanne damas

dressing that simply and looking that cool is just not that easy.

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all images found via pinterest.



March 7, 2016

kindo kids boutique this is a kids boutique in mexico. if you can even begin to believe that.

K I N D O sells a collection of fashion forward original clothing for kiddos. and the store design is insanely amazing.  inspired by a didactic bead maze with a colour palette chosen to reflect the littles sense of playfulness and personality using pastels and neons and the simple geometric shapes + function of the classic learning toy.

the coloured tubes that wind through the space are used as clothing rails + the giant beads to display different accessories. the design concept is carried through to the packaging / stationery / shopping bags + such like. and i can’t believe what i’m seeing.

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design by ANAGRAMA.

[i can’t remember where i first saw this because once googled you will see it shared on SO MANY DESIGN BLOGS – and rightly so. crazy good.]


me + the blue knit top

knit top 70ssheepskin types and knits with the 70s feels – GIMME.

since i’m joining the knitting revolution im sure i am soon going to be able to make my own clothes …  + maybe one day i’ll have the know how and yarn power to make something like the blue knit top.

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if at some point this year i can knit even a scarf + play one full tune on the ukelele (WELL) – i am winning 2016.

crazy note | the blue knit top is from river island. i was as shocked as you might be.