Design Inspiration from Aitutaki

December, 2016 will go down as one of my most memorable Christmasses of all time after I jetted off to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands for two weeks. Where on earth are the Cook Islands you may well ask? Well they’re pretty much as far from the UK as you can possibly get and, just to …

Date Day at the William Morris Gallery

My boyfriend, Christian, and I started a fun little tradition in January this year where we take it in turns to organise a fun mystery “date day” for each other every month. Since we started, we’ve done all kinds of crazy activities – everything from Go Ape in Battersea Park to Dim Sum Sunday lunch at …

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016

Read all about my quest to create a rag rug piece worthy of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition here. The ups, the downs, the planning behind the piece all laid bare in blog instalments over the year. Sign up to our Ragged Life Inspiration Newsletter to get the instalments delivered to your inbox. BITTEN OFF MORE …

Tea at Furlongs with Eric Ravilious

The Eric Ravilious Exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery is finishing this weekend (31/08/15) and all pre-sale tickets have now been sold. Fortunately there are still a few tickets up for grabs on the door if you get there early. We couldn’t recommend it more! Eric Ravilious was mentioned in our feature about Marion Dorn, carpet …

Sonia Delaunay Exhibition at Tate Modern

I had a wonderfully fun-filled time this weekend… catch ups with old friends, excitable puppies, Pimms on South Bank and a meal out or two… but one of the absolute highlights of the weekend was my trip to the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at Tate Modern. A curator friend of mine spotted it and thought it would …

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Chelsea Flower Show is one of those events that gets me giddy every single year. The magic the designers and growers weave with their fabulous gardens and floral displays needs to be seen to be believed. This year I managed to wangle going on both the Thursday and Saturday of the show which meant I got to …

Discovering Marion Dorn

It was a gloriously sunny day last week when my mum had the pleasure of visiting the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire – a gorgeous art deco hotel on the seafront, overlooking the Lake District fells. In its heyday the Midland Hotel showcased pieces from the most pre-eminent artists and designers of the time, including Eric Ravilious, Eric …

Where Do Our Charity Shop Clothes End Up?

For most of us, charity shops are an all too familiar sight on the British high street, nestled as they normally are between the local cafe and Greg’s Bakery. With an estimated 10,200 shops across the UK, access is usually pretty easy and most people have at some point in their lives dropped off a bag of their unwanted …

A Catch up with Penny Seume

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of catching up with fabric designer extraordinaire Penny Seume over a cup of tea at her pop-up shop in Clerkenwell. I’ve admired Penny’s work from afar for a while so couldn’t wait to find out more about her and her work. Here’s how our chat went: So Penny, …

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

So those of you who know your stuff will catch me out on this one and quite rightly point out that Chelsea Flower Show was a whopping three months ago but I was browsing through my photos earlier and thought what wonderful inspiration these photos could be. As the weather is so lovely today (yay, please …