14 October 2014

Leila Jeffreys

Yes again, such is my admiration for this photographer.  Birds are my all-time favourite animal, and birds are Leila's focus.  I just stumbled across this August interview which talks about her latest exhibition Prey.

12 October 2014

A beautiful sofa

I'm still besotted with the Ruche sofa by Ligne Roset.  Pity it carries an eye-watering pricetag...

This new dusky coral pink with natural legs is beautiful.  We are looking for 1 or 2 new sofas to replace a sink-into messy looking thing which provides zero back support and I've found it's really difficult to find one that does offer support.  Sofa backs these days are so low to the point of useless.  The Ruche is not only beautiful but provides excellent support, and the stitching creates plays of light on the velvet fabric.  Hmm, time to save up…?

P.S.  How they make one...

11 October 2014


I've been working hard on new womenswear patterns for weeks now, the above blouses in wool/silk and woven wool, and a wool cashmere pullover at the back.  The sewing room is mostly brown paper offcuts and patterns ready for grading. Simple pieces courtesy of many pattern tweaks.