I’m afraid the last solid week has put me MIA deep, deep under my duvet covers with a dreadful bout of the flu. Hence, being a one-woman show, I have had no trusty off-sider to step in while I’ve been religiously administering drugs, vitamins, rehydration, in between lengthy periods of sleeping and fighting off intermittent spells of boredom. While in the unrelenting clutches of the lurgy, I did venture from my death bed twice; once to complete a window installation for french fashion 2012 at Ballantynes, and the other to purchase two extremely important anti-boredom devices, 1 an iphone and 2 an ipad.
As the rest of you know, who have effortlessly joined the 21st century long before myself on this front, there is much needed additional paraphernalia required to go along with these sexy gadgets. One simply needs the cases and the covers to protect our investments and it goes without saying they must be stylish. After spending many hours surfing the net from the absolute comfort of my bed, with ipad in lap, I finally decided on the understated chic diagonal stripes from New York’s Kate Spade (above). With the world of retail therapy at my fingertips and nothing but time on my hands, I admittedly indulged in a few on-line purchases. Along the way, a found a few gorgeous and interesting things I’d like to share.
I found this handsome, angular ‘Geo’ thermos from Normann Copenhagen which is available in six bold colours from Normann Copenhagen.
If you happen to be in Manchester between now and the end of September, there are a host of sixteen fascinating artists’ works which draw on the theme of “Flights of Fancy” for Tatton Park Biennial 2012.
In search of something with an air of understated chic for my ipad protector, I decided on Kate Spade’s black and white diagonal stripes, from Papier D’Amour in Sydney.
If ever in search of a stunning resin piece of jewellery, look no further than Dinosaur Designs.
British illustrator, Diane Boyle, makes intricate drawings of buildings all over the world including this one of an Oamaru 19th century hotel turned Victorian pub in Southland.
The one thing I love about this gorgeous rug by Charlotte Lancelot for Gandia Blasco, is the illusion it casts from afar as a well-worn heirloom piece of tapestry, but at close quarters, it has been meticulously cross stitched to appear just so! Enquire through Matisse in New Zealand.
This photograph comes from an award winning photographic series, ‘Abandoned’, set in post-apocolyptic Dubai. This personal project of British photographer, Richard Allenby-Pratt, explores ”the fragility of our economic systems and the desperate need for us to live in harmony with the other occupants of our world”. To enquire about prints contact Richard here.
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