weekend envy – and the beginning of a love story…?

I am not sure if I should feel very lucky or really upset at the moment. In January, my husband will be moving to Copenhagen for work while I stay in London with the children. We have settled here in London over the last decade, this is where we feel at home, and the mere thought of moving…

milan retrospective: villa necchi campiglio

There is one more thing about Milan I need to write about: Villa Necchi Campiglio. We visited this beautiful residence of the middle-class industrialists Gigina Necchi, her husband Angelo Campiglio, and her sister Nedda on our first day. The villa was built between 1932 and 1935 by the Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi, and is a real treasure of Rationalism…

milan: studio museo achille castiglioni

Today has been our last day in Milan. After breakfast and before heading off to Lenate airport we called a cab to take us to the Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni. What a delight for anyone remotely interested in design!

a gem in the city: furniture workshop “unto this last”

I had the unexpected pleasure this weekend to have a few hours to myself strolling around Shoreditch. I haven’t been to that area of the city for a long time and it was wonderful being back and rediscovering all those quiet streets hidden behind the main roads, the quaint independent stores, designer workshops and galleries and small delightful cafés…

designer: alvar aalto

The view from our hotel in the German mountains this morning revealed a clear blue sky and crisp snow glittering in the sun. “Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form” came to my mind, before getting our daughter ready for her first ever ski lesson. Gliding down the slopes in this beautiful gift of nature…