pretty things and random musings

Ferm Living Wallpaper April 17, 2009

Filed under: Children,Home,Interiors,Kitchen,lifestyle — Alison @ 5:07 pm
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I know this wallpaper by Ferm Living is targeted at parents of small children but I can’t help wanting it for myself. Just how fabulous would it look in a sunny kitchen, for example? With white units and a wooden work surface. Perhaps a limestone floor. And some daffodils in a vase on the windowsill. Oh dear, the decorating monsters are taking up residence in my head again…


Kitchen Envy April 14, 2009

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


Nicolette Owen’s pretty home March 11, 2009

Filed under: flowers,Home,Interiors,Kitchen,lifestyle — Alison @ 6:04 pm
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Saw Nicolette‘s beautiful home on Design*Sponge and I really want a house in all shades of blue now. What do you think?

So many gorgeous plants too. I have about three plants in the whole apartment and it’s a struggle to keep them alive. But I do love fresh flowers and try to get some every week if I can. At the moment I’m loving hyacinths which I put in tiny blue and white striped jugs in my sitting room. So spring like but not as obvious as daffodils (though I love daffs too!)


Asquith London Yoga Wear February 18, 2009

Filed under: Fashion,lifestyle,Sport — Alison @ 5:36 pm
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One of the things I’d love to be good at is yoga and these bootleg yoga pants and wrap top from Asquith London (also available here) make me want to give classes a go again. I keep putting it off until I lose weight but I might just seize the day and sign up for a course. Who wouldn’t want to be toned, relaxed and supple?


Ink & Peat February 10, 2009

Filed under: flowers,Home,Interiors,lifestyle,Shopping,USA — Alison @ 4:23 pm
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Isn’t this the dreamiest shop imaginable? It’s called Ink & Peat and is in Portland, Oregon (so about 6000 miles away!) and I found the photos via their fabulous blog housemartin. They sell flowers and homeware and other delectable objets and I’m already planning a trip stateside to go there and check it out. Kind of. When finances allow.


City Bar and Canteen, Cardiff Bay January 28, 2009

Filed under: Eating and Drinking,lifestyle — Alison @ 3:29 pm
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This rather snazzy looking cafe bar is right round the corner from my new office and, while I haven’t been there yet, I’m raring to go.