The first snowfall here in a couple of years and the countryside has ground to a halt, with winter making its presence felt once more both indoors and out. A day spent snowed in reinforces my awareness of everyday life’s clutter: these fabulous felt baskets in tones of cool ivy and charcoal grey suit today’s mood perfectly….
With stiff sides, the baskets hide much from view, and I love the contrast stitch detail. Sold as a set of three, £52 from Nordic House.
Two wintery walks in completely different environments today and yesterday gave me the opportunity to take these images… The first is along a disused railway track in rural Sussex….
The second just outside London Bridge station, looking upwards on this sunny day at the brand new Shard building….
A reminder of whether natural or man-made, sometimes the world around us can be more similar than it originally appears.
The angles in both pictures got me thinking about the popularity of geometry in homeware product design currently: there are lots to choose from, but my current favourites include those by Mini Moderns and FermLIVING.
Mini Moderns new cotton dhurries come in fab, zingy patterns and shades:
Whilst FermLIVING’s geometric patterned homewares, including trays, ceramics and cushions, are styled in muted shades: find them at Cloudberry Living.