Sunday, 28 February 2010

bird bowl

loving these little birdy bowls from tasha mckelvey's etsy store....

and this one from darielle's clay art shop for keeping yarn tidy...lovely...

and this lovebird bowl from prince design 

Saturday, 27 February 2010

mattressland stamp badly do i want one of these custom made house stamps...made to order by hollys houses aren't they fab.  of course i don't have a grand home, or even a small cosy one...but i'd love one of my no.38 shop front...with a mattress propped outside naturally...

more alice...more bunnies...more more more

looking forward to visiting the find Alice in the British Library exhibition which is on till June 2010.


From 24 February, the original manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground will be on display in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library at St Pancras in a special exhibit that includes the original manuscript, Lewis Carroll's diaries, the 'Wonderland' Postage Stamp-Case, 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Salvador Dalí and original costume sketches from the new film Alice In Wonderland directed by Tim Burton by two-time Academy Award-winning designer Colleen Atwood (on loan from Disney).

also loving these book/bookmarks series by icoeye especially the waaaabbit!

shelf life

love this made-over bookshelf via design*sponge...having just got hold of an old wooden desk/shelf unit that needs upgrading, i think i might do this white with orange accent this space.  and as for that ceramic banana...i would go totally bananas for that...

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

all that glitters

i am loving these  beautiful gold brogues that Queen Michelle of  kingdomof style is wearing...aren't they fabulicious...

Monday, 22 February 2010

this week in mattressland...this week in fashionland...

spotted at LFW fashionland....naughty but nice
 via the guardian

spotted in mattressland...nasty and probably full of mice...

Friday, 19 February 2010

choc heaven

the most beautiful and most delicious chocs ever are made by the wonderful charbonnel et walker
my particular faves are the lovely round boxes of truffles....mmmmm...strawberry, champagne, banoffie.....i got the capuccino ones from my brother for christmas....yummy...

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

mattress BUNNY!

just found this site mattress bunny this is soooo cool!  artists Lucia Fabio and Robert Andrew Mueller (more commonly known as Lucy and Andy) have started this project - taking pieces of abandoned mattresses and splicing them together to create this beautiful comfy creature....THE MATTRESS BUNNY ...which will be installed in various locations over the pond - its last pitstop was Miami stop MATTRESSLAND?!!!

mattress chairs

cool...recycled mattress chairs from madam rubens collection

toasty! is crazyness...available here

sleep to fit


mattress street art...again

spotted in LA...

mattress-street art


super mattress

this $50,000 handmade mattress from Sweden is so luxury it goes on holiday to the lakes once a year...apparantly Tom Cruise has one...


Faranheit 212 paintings by Drew Bream

mattress art...

more mattress art...nice...
 Jim Lambie
Tangerine Dream, mattress and paint; 
at the Rubell Family Collection

Michael Endo
Untitled (Mattress), 2008
Oil on panel, 48" x 30"

mattress silliness

catbird loveliness

some really beautiful pieces of jewellery on this site like this delicate name necklace and these letter and heart rings....sooo cute...

perpetual....part II

i love this perpetual calendar from upon a fold isn't it lovely...with the little wales....and not only can you change the can also select the weather!

Monday, 15 February 2010

pre-mattress mattressland

before NW10 was filled with abandoned mattresses, pound shops and loud-speaker wielding god-botherers - it looked like this...
look...the Jubilee Clock...and my, how wide the road is without those horrid traffic lights...and in the distance...Park Parade where i live....and isn't it odd that it looks like everyone in the pictures are looking directly to camera...spooky.

nipple tassles

loving kate wilson's new little doodle

a single man

saw Tom Ford's A Single Man tonight ... TOTAL .... DESIGN ... PORN ....fabulous.  it was visually stunning, wonderfully moving and very sexy.  Colin Firth deserves the Oscar ...just for the dog-sniffing scene alone...beautiful.

along the grand union canal...

i took a leisurely stroll along the Grand Union Canal today...from Willesden Junction to Westbourne was pretty cold, and grey...but lovely...and i spotted several birds, cyclists, boats,2 men carrying a mattress (but sadly they were too far away to capture on the camera) and in the distance the wonderful Trellick Tower....
fair warning! (Railway Cottages, NW10)

Willesden Junction - Grand Union Canal - Trellick Tower

feed me!

its grim...and stripey up north west ten

oi, you following me!


don't mention the war...someone left their U-boat behind!
all the ducks (& geese) are swimmmmming in the waaaater...
us pigeons, however, will remain on dry land

Kensal Green Library

old school canalside housing...beautiful

local wildlife

off the canal...past the Cobden Club and round the corner...

the brutalist majesty of Trellick Tower...thankyouverymuch Ernő Goldfinger