My partner and I recently started a new series of articles for Strong Island called Dwelling. Its about the homes of Portsmouth residents that are in some way beautiful, interesting or tell a story.
You can read the interview with participants Rudy and Anna here and view all the images on a blog we set up for Dwelling.
I think you’ll agree there home is unique and full of love.
Hooray it’s Monday, whether you like it or not it’s the idea for a fresh week ahead with endless possibilities. I felt a little uninspired last week and didn’t get any art work done, I’m hoping this week I can knuckle down and get creative.
NEEDLE AND THREAD BY: VIRGINIA KRALJEVIC ON ETSY.
THE MADONNA INN, CALIFORNIA.
MY VINTAGE BOOK COLLECTION
An enduring craft and easily workable into any home. From vintage to modern bright prints, paintwork, paper and plain burlap stitched round lampshades I really think there is a patchwork style to suit any interior.
This week we got a miniature Dachshund puppy and called her Margot. The sun has been shining and the house is coming together too. I love my little owl ornament my friend Sarah gave me for my birthday and have been hanging out in the Southsea Coffee Co for the best coffee and pan au raisin in Portsmouth.
I also made a yummy roast vegetable and goats cheese pizza and teamed it with a colourful summer salad. Summer eating is so good and so is a great read like The Simple Things magazine. The article on the London Underground was wonderful and I really want to get hold of some of the prints of poster to display in my home. The London Transport Museum shop has a wonderful selection of posters and other deign pieces.
Im thinking about having a bit of a rearrange in the house
So make a hot tea and look at these wonderful spaces and lets dream together of a place we can escape to.
Let’s get fresh with some ideas for making super awesome things. It’s not hard just use your hands and begin to create something new.
Sometimes it’s hard to set aside a time for being creative. I find early mornings with a cup of coffee work well and sometimes I just don’t ‘feel’ like I can do it.
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A bit of homely inspiration for a wet Wednesday…
I am totally in love with orange at the moment, if you ever need an injection of colour in your life orange is a total winner!
Jielde Lamp from Caravan
Falcon Bike from Togs and Clogs
Fox Friends by Teagan White
Creamola Foam designs by Gillian Kyle
Orange Woodland Doll from Lapin and Me