Sunday, 30 May 2010


wonderful colored taps spotted in the window of Ludlows in hammersmith the other day...want!


inspirational shapes (future tattoos?) from here via a lovely mess

papa bear

look at this brill papa bear tattoo spotted via lovely a beautiful mess

serena mitnik-miller

dreamy watercolours from serena mitnik-miller as seen via lushlee

dwell deep

darling paints and prints from dwell deep

fancy a cuppa

if it came in one of these just noey cuties - yes please!  spotted via we make london


i already love the multi-coloured version of the cynthia rowley wedges from Roxy (sadly i was unable to get them as they are only available in the US!) - but these checked ones are delicious too...and these stripeys too from oak

mara hoffman

kinda loving mara hoffman colourful summer pieces as spotted via oh joy... tho the model looks a tad moody!


cute illustrations from chipmunk cheeks via oh joy

flower power

 bright and beautiful print by josie hurst available here via oh joy

kitchen inspiration IX

i want this kitchen....via bliss

brochu walker

absolutely love versatile american label brochu walker spotted via bliss

Saturday, 29 May 2010

house of quinn gorgeous is the graduate collection from house of quinn love the clothes, accessories, model, look, hair, bones...mmm...spotted via kingdom of style


beautiful interior furnishings from australian designer jodie fried - she started bholu after working in India after the Gurjarat earthquake in 2001, helping villagers rebuild their lives and ultimately creating a sustainable income for the local women.  all items are hand-crafted and tho they are a little pricey - they are stunning....and all for a great cause.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

iphone cases by amy ruppel

 i just love illustrator amy ruppel and she's just designed this amazing iphone cover for grove.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

my milk toof!!!

 i LOVE my milk toof via making it lovely

perfect drawers

says what it does on the drawer...via making it lovely ....nice!

screwy birdies

 penguin and parrot corkscrews....available here

keepy cuppy

never use disposable coffee cups again...get one of these great reusable ones from keep cup in a varierty of fab colours, made in australia...i've ordered mine!

B&Q birdies

brill best of british wallpaper from B&Q (apparantly!) via posterous

messy but nice

 quite liking this idea for place spotted via design sponge


 fab traffic cones - inspired by chicago geese - made by michael savona spotted via design sponge

bug out

just bought a new pair of shoes from united nudethese lovely waspy looking things in black...think i might have to get another, orange, yellow...hmmm


i like how these illustrations make me feel when i look at Polish born illustrator gosia now based in Canada. i hope i look like that on my bicycle...but somehow i think i'm rather more red-faced and sweaty...hmmm!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

mattress spotting

been a while since i updated the mattress-spotting in finest mattressland (and thereabouts) here's a few of the latest.  there seem to have been rather a lot of abandonmentsin one particularly road lately...

10th March 2010 - Leghorn Rd, NW10

11th March 2010 - Leghorn Rd, NW10

 25th March 2010 - Leghorn Rd, NW10
26th March - Leghorn Road, NW10

25th April 2010- Leghorn Road, NW10

 5th May 2010 - on the way to vote - Leghorn Road, NW10

15th May 2010 - still there...

17th May 2010 - home after a weekend away and there to greet me - Leghorn Road, NW10


and now for some other roads.......!!

this one on Longstone Ave, NW10 on the 14th March...which begs the question....why is he sleeping on the sofa when there's a perfectly good mattress nearby??!

 27th March 2010 - spotted on a visit to nearby Kilburn - Glengall Road, NW6

  31st March 2010 - these didn't even make it back into the shop - Harlesden High Road, NW10

3rd April 2010 - a trip to Bristol, home from home!

9th April 2010 - back home - Wrottesley Road, NW10

21st April 2010 - a trip to France...not technically abandoned but still felt compelled to record it - Flayosc, France

 2nd May 2010 - inaugural bike ride - Harlesden Road, NW10
2nd May 2010 - and another one - Harlesden Road, NW10

2nd May 2010 - and - Churchill Road, NW10

3rd May 2010 - on my 2nd bike ride lots of spotting - Waldo Road, NW10

3rd May 2010 - Rigley Road, NW10

  3rd May 2010 - Maximum Speed Mattress - Channel Gate Road, NW10
5th May 2010 - banged up - Inwood Park, Hounslow (near work)

10th May 2010 - teeny tiny mattress - Station Road, NW10

11th May 2010 - from the bus - Scrubbs Lane, NW10
12th May - near work - Hounslow
12th May - live in mattressland, work in mattressland clearly - Hounslow again

17th May - cycling home from the Lexi - Liddell Gardens, NW10

and people wonder WHY i say i live in MATTRESSLAND??!!