Wednesday, November 14, 2007

holidays & all things beautiful

Johanna Basford Design, Hand printed Cuckoo wallpaper.

My apologies for such a long absence. I've been away in Sydney taking a little holiday with my family. Sydney was as lovely as ever. We did lots of walking along beautiful beach fronts and the weather was just perfect. We also managed another meal at Fratelli Paradiso and it certainly lived up to all of my longings. Mmmmmmm, it really is a must.
Before I left, I received a parcel in the post from my lovely friend Jo, in London (yippeee, congratulations Jo & Fish!!!). It was a copy of 'Origin - The London Craft Fair at Somerset House' catalogue. It's chock full of incredible artists like Johanna Basford, I'm in love with her hand printed wallpaper; Laura Marsden, who makes delicate lace wallpieces and accessories out of waste plastic and Sarah Grove, who makes hand built porcelain which mimics stuffed upholstered padding. There are so many incredible artists in this catalogue that I think I'll slowly work my way through exploring each one and post a new artist to share each week.

I hope you're having a great week. xox


Francesca said...

that laura marsden work is amazing. i went to origin on the 2nd weekend, i must have missed her.
hope you're well, sydney sounded lovely. Bah!

Sixty Six Stitches said...

hello Fran, I wish I could have gone along but I have loved the catalogue all the same.
Sydney was lovely and so relaxing. I know how dear sydney is to you. I was thinking of you when i walked around Potts Point. xoxo