Monday, 21 October 2013
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
- Image from Retronaut: London Markets 1961 -
Retronaut is a regular web destination for me, and today while doing some research for a couple of projects I'm working on I stumbled upon this beauty of a photo. Oh how I wish I could go back in time and snap up all those pretty petticoats.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
So I took a break from blogging this summer. I pretty much stopped reading them too. I knew I would come back, and I think I have but with a fresh perspective. I'm still not too sure what I want to gain or give through blogging but I think it will work it's self out soon enough - maybe I'm getting to deep in to it which could be the problem and non of this really matters anyway!
I too am one of those people who loves dressing for Autumn, in fact I had a sticky moment during our lovely summer where I had run out of summer clothes as most of what I own is for colder months, somehow long sleeves and thick wool just didn't cut it this year!
This is my Autumn uniform with a handful of shirts on rotation.
Top - Bottom: Coat - Zara (via carboot). Shirt - Muji. Necklace - (beetle) Topshop. Bag - Vintage. Jeans - Cos. Shoes - Office.
I am also really enjoying catching up on lots of blogs I missed so please leave me your links!
- Charlotte x
Friday, 16 August 2013
I just thought I'd put it out there that this is one of my all time favourite music videos. I might make this a feature where I share some of my favourite music videos.
I love the medium and I want to make them one day so lets share.
Because sharing is caring.
Monday, 12 August 2013
So here is the first installment of my 'Flat 13' series. Today I am tackling home ware that doesn't make you sick with sugar coating.
|All from rocketttgeorge.co.uk|
Etched Apothecary Bottle - £25
Copper & Black bowls - £9.95
'Bertie the Bassett' dog Candle - £12.50
Tropical Lady Cushion - £55
Rockett St George offer an eclectic mix of homeware, gifts, furniture and lighting that are all a bit different. I love the kitschy inspired dog candle and tropical lady cushion that are more cool than camp. And I can't get those copper bowls out of my head. Just beautiful !
|All from roseandgrey.co.uk|
Pineapple Box - £18
Bear Head Bottle Opener - £14.95
Hammered Aluminum Vase - £5.50
Gold Bowl - £25
Rose and Grey are boderline. They are 75% twee but I found these gems in there and taken out of the context of their 'crafty cupcakes'-esque website they are pretty stunning pieces. The pineapple, obviously, is a favourite of mine as I've gone mad for tropical this summer. The bear head bottle opener is just bad ass and that gold bowl with it's organic shape would look perfectly contrasted next to the copper ones above, right?
Here are some little bits from around our flat that we've collected so far.
Adam collected this trio or triangle shaped rocks from Portishead beach. We drove there one evening for something to do and it was so creepy I thought I was going to trip over a dead body ! We managed to take away something constructive that evening in the shape of this little ornament. The skull head was hand carved into this bit of wood Adam sawed off a log. It was for a project years ago but we love him and his manic grin.
My poor dying succulent I found in Ikea reduced to £1.50, I am nursing him back to health and he is brightening up my days. The vase on the left was a drink I bought purely for the bottle. Expensive for a drink but cheap for a vase ! Adam picked the other vase up in Ikea it was 65p and we like the bobbles on it. I like these equally as much with and without flowers in.
Perhaps quite a simple trick but effective none the less is propping up a book with a
I hope you enjoyed my first installment and that I have offered some alternatives to the shabby chic look !
A wee disclaimer that I don't hate the shabby chic as much as it comes across, it's just not my thing and yet I find myself getting sucked into it and regretting my purchases.