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Friday, March 22, 2019

Dresses by DÔEN

Monday, March 11, 2019

I came across the LA-born brand DÔEN while researching ethical clothing brands. I instantly fell in love with their dreamy feminine pieces inspired by vintage California.

In their own words,
“DÔEN has prioritised making small changes in the day-to-day of our supply chain that will make a huge impact in aggregate. We use primarily natural fabrics, and embrace a “fewer, better things” mentality in regards to consumption. By creating quality, timeless pieces, we ensure that they can be worn season after season. We reject the idea that clothing is disposable, and encourage secondhand sales of our clothes via resale and consignment retailers. Our packing is 100% recyclable, and our eco-shippers include a minimum of 90% post-consumer content.” X
I would like one of everything, please!

Here are some dresses I've picked out from their extensive and exquisite catalogue. You'll find many, many more pieces on their website.



Kate

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Stationery compositions by Present & Correct

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Present & Correct founder Neil Whittington puts together these aesthetically pleasing candy-coloured compositions on the blog Stationery Compositions using rubbers (erasers), tape, pencils, post-its etc. from his beautiful shop. 

Neil is quoted saying that he's always wanted Present & Correct to feel like a "sweet shop of desk supplies" and that rubbers have a "confectionary-like quality". True, I think that's why I'm so drawn to them. There's something so satisfying about the pastel shades and soft shapes that rubbers come in. I also love symmetry and organisation, so this post is basically heaven.

Photos © Present & Correct. See more on Instagram & #pandcerasers.


Kate

March

Sunday, March 03, 2019

A beautiful khaki green top I recently picked up from the Fat Face sale. Fits like a dream and has beautiful iridescent buttons.

It was my 25th birthday yesterday - I spent most of the day in my pyjamas eating as much food as possible and being with my amazing family. I received a HP Sprocket from everyone which I've been having so much fun with, and I treated myself to a beautiful cotton linen wash bag from HannahRelf because I caught sight of my current one the other day and it looks pretty grim on the inside. Time for a refresh!

Would love to never hear 'window treatments' or 'curtains' ever again after this module tbh.

For the last few weeks I've been busy working through a difficult module on my course, however I've not had a lot of time to work on it this week because of birthday celebrations, being out all day with friends and family, basically enjoying my week off work etc. so I've had to extend the due date which has given me so much relief, I don't feel half as stressed now I know I've got more time.

Next week I need to go into town and photocopy a sketch that needs rendering. I want to use my new watercolour pencils but I tried them out recently and made such a mess of this drawing that I had to throw it away. I figured I'm going to need pleeeenty of photocopies to practice on before I commit.

If all else fails with the watercolour pencils I'll just use normal coloured pencils and keep my fingers crossed that it'll be good enough.

Most of my frames have Little Greene or Farrow & Ball wallpaper samples in them. The tiny frame on the far right has a picture of my brother's dog in it, naturally.

In other news, yesterday my step-dad put up the picture ledges I bought from Rinkit. I was so glad to finally get my pictures back up...

This picture is a cut out from an interiors magazine (I think). I just love that door with the brick and the flowers and the bike wheel poking in frame. Gooorgeous.

The little grey frame with pom poms on it I actually made myself. We had an old photo frame lying around in the spare room so I painted it in Winter Grey by Rust-Oleum and stuck on some lilac wool felt pom poms I got from Etsy. The bottom frame is a rose gold one from Sainsbury's.


My mum also got me this cute lil giraffe planer for my birthday. He now lives on the shelf above my desk. :-)

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. I'm happy to be back blogging after a brief and completely unintentional hiatus.


Kate

A modernised 18th century cottage in Ireland

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Came across this beautiful home on Livingetc and had to share. I'm not often drawn to minimalist interiors because I find they can look characterless, but there's something about the punches of colour in the soft furnishings and artwork (especially the artwork) that really give this place personality, and I really enjoy what the owners have done with the staircase constructed using salvaged railway sleepers (the fact that they're 'floating' is both terrifying and amazing).

This build is in County Clare, Ireland on a secluded hill with no neighbours. It looks like such a peaceful home, and with nothing around but the odd cow grazing outside your living room window - it's basically the dream.

Read more about this home here.

Photographs © Paul Massey. Originally featured in Livingetc.


Kate

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