Flying home to Brighton tomorrow. Of course I’m not going to miss the Californian sunshine, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some good old British rain !
Spotted the new ‘Harvest’ tablecloth & napkins designed by Fiona Howard in Crate & Barrel today. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/harvest-yellow-90-round-tablecloth/s438473
‘St Ives’ design by FH for Sanderson looking so stylish here as wallpaper.
Fiona Howard Ltd is now supporting textile designers in third world countries through lendwithcare.org. This group of four women, “OWOLISHE” in Benin are aged between 30 and 42 years and are growing their business buying and selling textiles to support their families and put their children through school.
A wonderful walk today through the farmhouse rented by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and frequented by the Bloomsbury Group. It’s full of paintings, drawings and memorabilia, reminiscent of their era. Making you feel as if you have stumbled upon their house while they’ve just popped out for a walk. So inspirational and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Had a lovely conversation with Gunnel Sahlin last week about her beautiful work and her fascination with mushrooms and toadstools. I am completely obsessed with her incredible glassware.
Beautiful colours down at Shoreham Harbour in the sunshine.
After Chicago, we’re now having a very hot week in New York seeing clients and visiting the NY Now show.
Another beauty from Sister Corita Kent. A woman with eyes open to the world, an exuberance for life and a desire to pass it on.