Monday, 9 July 2012

New tiles !

Although I was spectacularly rubbish at all science subjects in school I'm really trying to make up for it by having the periodic table of elements fired on tiles in our new bathroom, they compliment nicely the kings and queens of England poster in the studio loo !!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Degree show delight

Beautiful ceramics I saw last night at Kingston illustration degree show by Louise Madzia.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Take stuff and leave money

A few years ago in the summer holidays me and Lorna went on holiday driving around the Isle of Wight, all over the island we found little boxes of fruit and veg outside peoples front gardens, sometimes with a little box to leave money in and sometimes with a handwritten note saying 'help yourself'.
It's a good, simple trusting thing.
Lorna made a cool collection of photographs of them.
So it was pretty damn excellent to stumble across this box of plates last week in Rye.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Flowers from the garden

We've never had a garden until now. With our flat we have a small yard attached that I do nothing but Lorna does everything to keep it looking beautiful. This year there has been a great crop of roses and I cut a few to put on our bedroom window, a simple act that I'm shocked at how much it made me happy !

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Pig foot scraper

When my two daughters were little girls I used to walk them to school the same way every day, one of the daily excitements was when we walked past one house that had a pig shaped boot scraper in the door step, we used to point and shout "pig! Pig!" as we passed it. A simple pleasure that I had forgotten about long ago until last week I rode past that house on my bike and there he was still, ten years later, hopefully delighting some other young children every day.

"PIG ! PIG!!"

Sunday, 1 July 2012

I bought these little lucky cats in Kobe in Japan. Now they live in Rye in Sussex in England where they nap and stretch and wave to people through the window.