Back to the 70’s

The new Standard Hotel in Kings Cross is just my idea of heaven! Total 70's, meets Deco, meets Biba, meets Stranger Things, all rolled into one fabulous palette of blues, pinks, reds and oranges. Designed by Shawn Hausman , every single detail has been meticulously taken care of, oozing style and so many curves! Brought to life in the renovated Brutalist Camden Town Hall Annex building, but not feeling like London at all.

DATE: July 18, 2019


Love these Omkstak colourful chairs - a design classic since the early 70's and still looking good! Designed by Rodney Kinsman who's still going strong and has stuck to his original design aesthetic's.  Another fave is the Sling chair that came in either leather or canvas sling seat.  And the chrome tubular chairs that were my family chairs as a kid, have just recently been resurrected and had a makeover in tan leather, they look amazing!

DATE: October 17, 2017

In Progress…

This geometric patterned kitchen wall was designed using handmade encaustic tiles from Bert & May.  They have such a nice uneven, mat texture...we also put in a new skylight window with architectural tube lighting and a new end-cork wood floor.  Shelving and storage are still a work in progress...

DATE: March 3, 2017

Adobe Style

I've been looking at 'adobe style' interiors for a basement project I'm working on - this involves using a special natural clay to plaster the walls.  It gives such a natural, warm feel and is going to really suit the cottage I'm working in - very exciting & quite a challenge!

DATE: January 6, 2017

shelf envy

These pictures are from one of my all time favourite exhibitions by Martino Gamper a couple of years ago at the Serpentine - it was called 'Design is a State of Mind' and featured an array of mixed shelving designs from Ettore Sottsass to Charlotte Perriand to Ikea!  Each piece displayed a collection of objects which were chosen by Gamper from the personal archives of his friends and colleagues, all telling a personal tale...knick knack heaven!

DATE: June 9, 2016

The Toy

This was my favourite piece from the recent Eames exhibition at the Barbican - I just love its simplicity and versatility - It's just pure genius! I wish they still made them.

DATE: January 25, 2016

Bar Luce

Wes Andersons amazing Bar Luce was inspired by the famous Milanese cafes and landmarks of the 50's and 60' of course it looks like one of his film sets! Upholstery in beautiful pastel shades, sit with formica covered tables and veneered wood panelling, plus a delicious pink terrazzo floor - I love it!

DATE: November 17, 2015


I recently came across this fantastic building, designed and built in the 70's by Ricardo Bofill just outside Barcelona.  The internal courtyards of the building are a beautiful mix of blues violets and greens,  contrasting the external terracotta red colour, which is what attracted me to it.   There are 18 towers, seven courtyards, a modular but unsystematic grid, and extensive public space, creating a vertical labyrinth with no repetitiveness or uniformity - which is incredible!

DATE: July 31, 2015


This beautiful, simply light is the work of Norwegian designers Daniel Rybakken and Andreas Engesvik and consists of 2 pieces of coloured glass in pink and blue and backed with a circular light diffuser. The pieces are lean't against the wall to emit a beautiful atmospheric light that changes in different environments. I saw this during design week at Viaduct in Clerkenwell...its amazing!

DATE: May 26, 2015

Alvar Aalto customised

Love these special Alvar Aalto customised classic stools, by German designer Mike Meire. They were produced for the Aalto 80th anniversary a couple of years ago and have been placed in a few museums and public spaces. A classic design that still look completely in place today!

DATE: January 12, 2015