advent calendar . 22 days until christmas . liberty london

There are not many stores in London that do visual merchandising at Christmas time quite like Liberty – and the icon in Great Marlborough Street knows all too well how to set the scene effectively to celebrate this fact. Every year mid of November the pavements alongside the stunning mock-Tudor building fill with hundreds of spectators for the big Christmas Window Reveal. And this year was no exception…

23 days until christmas . petersham nurseries

Finally, my darkrooom bright advent calendar is here. Over the next 24 days I will open one “window” each day and show you my favourite shops and the most beautiful window displays in London, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Stuttgart, the places I will spend the weeks coming up to Christmas. My advent calendar kicks off with one of my favourite…

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…

the new copper: brass

Almost exactly 12 months ago I wrote about the lovely and, oh so fashionable autumn colour copper that popped up everywhere. It has been a huge trend ever since and is still going strong. One year on, there is a new metal kid on the block and I must admit I like it just as much: brass. I am…

weekend envy: flos 265 wall lamp

There is one wall lamp that I have been thinking about for quite some time – actually from the moment on when we bought our current house a few years ago: The Flos 265 wall lamp, designed by Paolo Rizzatto in 1973 which provides directional light by moving an adjustable arm. The lamp comes in three…