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Andrea Ferrari

Oh my! I have a photographer crush and it's bad, really bad in the best way. I have seen Andrea Ferrari's work over the years in all my favourite magazines. Hey in the bad old days way back in the beginning when we used to feature scans from magazines with no credits (we were young so please forgive us) I unwittingly featured more than one or two. I honestly can't find an image in Andrea's impressive portfolio that hasn't made me gasp. All the elements are there. Spectacular lighting, clever composition, an understanding of colour and depth of field and lashings of talent. These are seriously great photos. OK the rooms are drop dead gorgeous, the homes simply stunning but Andrea Ferrari brings them to life, transports us there. Take the time to get lost in an amazing portfolio.









Flickr finds - stripes



... in the shops already!

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?



  • Treasures and curiosities and all things delicious. I love these vintage one-of-a-kind Ralli Quilts from Pakistan. Colour, pattern, hand embroidered, comforting, cosy and lovely. See more gorgeous goodies at Pergolina.

  • Found or made in the USA. The antithesis of the big box, cookie cutter look. It's all about the meaning and sense of a space. It's American Furnishings and I want almost all of it! Wonder if I can have it mailed over in small boxes to save on postage?


  • Really loving the playfulness of the pattern and colours of these carpets, part of the Whimsy Collection at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. Beautiful. A room is never complete without a rug. Ah if the budget only stretched to these. Yum.

  • Now this is a perfect valentine! Anything from Madeline Weinrib. Rugs, pillows, a pretty pink purse. Oh honey are you reading this? I know I'll be getting a bunch of flowers and maybe a chocolate heart and all your love but a girl can dream.



  • Colporter - vintage finds, salvage, antlers, Hungarian grain sacks, old trunks, Routemaster bus blinds (always fabulous when real ... I'm addicted). Catherine scours flea markets and the French brocantes for her website.  Signage? Old advertisements? Maps? Yes please.

Firmdale Hotels

To end of the week I thought I'd show some photos of one of the best designed hotels I've ever seen. The Firmdale hotels includes 6 London locations and a new one that opened in SoHo in October. "Firmdale Hotels' owners, Tim and Kit Kemp believe that 'hotels should be living things, not stuffy institutions'. Kit Kemp has designed all of the interiors in a fresh contemporary English style. Her mixture of colour and texture, modern and antique together with an impressive art collection, has combined to create a unique look and style." The colours and patterns are gorgeous and these rooms look SO comfortable I want to crawl through my monitor and into one of the beds.


Wilma Custers


All things calm, all things comforting. Natural elements and so cosy. The first photos are of a charming bed and breakfast ... yes please. A stay here would be just the perfect weekend away. Or a cool, calm stylish apartment, minimal but everything you'd need. Just a few of the interiors by Dutch stylist and interior designer Wilma Custers. Don't miss her styling portfolio. Looks of lovely rooms (unfortunately not big enough to do justice here).