Thursday, 22 August 2013

Shed's dead, baby, shed's dead

We've killed the monster shed. 

When I say "we", obviously I mean The Boy. And when I say "killed", I mean smashed to smithereens with a massive sledgehammer. And when I say "monster", I mean 15ft by 9ft. I exaggerate not.

Feels so good. I can see the back fence now. Can't wait to get planting, but that's a way off still. Next spring.

Elephant grey

I'm back! Been a while, no?

Here's a nice remake I am pretty pleased with:

£20 charity shop seventies raffia chair, spray painted elephant grey (I heart spray paint) with a graphic print cushion, fabric from the lovely Ray Stitch on Essex Road (N1).

More to come...

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Reader is dead, long live Reader

Along with half the world's geeks, I was dismayed to find that Google was "powering down" (how's that for a euphemism for "killing off"?!) Google Reader.

You can read their justification here: Official Google Reader Blog | Powering Down Google Reader

I have been playing around with numerous alternatives - I was very Reader dependent, using it to manage all my online reading - and have finally landed on one which has all the functionality of Google Reader and more, plus a really really pretty interface. Feedly seems to be build on the Reader API and, on the upside, it's easy-peasy to import your blog subscriptions across. Unlike NetVibes.

Check it out if, like me, you are dreading Reader-cold-turkey come July...

Monday, 4 March 2013

Paper memories II

New house, new renovation - more lovely paper histories... this time in the bathroom under some hideous pastel pink tiles with gold highlights. The tiles look very 1980s - what a design crime!

This paper is pink with forget-me-nots and a trellis pattern, the print is layers of thick ink but quite accurate, so I am guessing it is mass-produced screen-printed paper, maybe from the 1900s.

I'd like to frame it and hang it in the renovated bathroom - which will be Edwardian in style, although not slavishly"period" - as a bit of continuity with the past.

Friday, 25 January 2013


Making the most of the snowy weather and living near the marshes and canal:

See more on my followgram

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Lawtons Bookshop 1

Such a romantic story in The Guardian Family section about dreams coming true, falling in love and second-hand bookshops ... what's not to like?

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy 2013

Resolutions, eh? In one year, and out the other ...

Trying to ignore the fact that I am three days late, here are mine:

Idea borrowed from this fab Design*Sponge article

And here's a TV industry joke from the Boy for you: 
"My New Year's resolution will be 1080p." 

[fnar, fnar]


Blog Widget by LinkWithin