pretty things and random musings

J Crew Denim Trousers April 14, 2009

Filed under: Fashion — Alison @ 10:43 am


Aren’t these lightweight denim trousers the best jeans option for spring and summer? I adore J Crew and wish they’d open some stores in the UK. Once I lose enough weight to fit into their clothes, that is!


Kitchen Envy

Filed under: Interiors,Kitchen,lifestyle — Alison @ 10:37 am
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Isn’t this the most gorgeous kitchen? I love the whiteness and the light and the layout and the yellow chairs. Oh to have my own house again instead of renting!

From Emmas Designblogg


Envelope Angel

Filed under: Stationery — Alison @ 10:32 am

I’m rather taken with this clever and environmentally sound product called Envelope Angel. The idea is that instead of throwing away used jiffy bags and padded envelopes, you stick one of these labels on it (there’s one for the address where it’s going and one for the sender’s address) and it gets re-used. And you put an unused label in with whatever you’re sending so the recipient can use it again. Simple but brilliant! And it comes in regular or London Underground varieties. Want!


Bianco e Nero Twine

Filed under: Gift wrapping — Alison @ 10:25 am


I know I covet a lot of things but top of my list at the moment is this amazing bianco e nero twine from Angela Liguori. I want it to tie around gifts and hold up my drooping plants and all sorts of things. Is it wrong to want string so badly?!


Sarah Drake Mini Journals

Filed under: Stationery — Alison @ 10:19 am

I’ve just been to collect the post and these delightful mini journals from Sarah Drake Design have arrived (from Chicago in less than a week – wow!) They’re letterpress (surely not, I hear you cry!) and teensy and tied with beautiful ribbon. Perfect for stashing in a small bag for notes and lists and happy thoughts. I love it when the post brings nice things and not a pile of bills.