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Month: December, 2010

Folsky love-in: Julia Smith Ceramics

I recently found ceramicist Julia Smith on Folksy.com, who hand throws and decorates these delicately illustrated cups, bowls and jugs in her studio in Ardesier, near Inverness. While the Christmas present hunt is on, and all everyone wants to do is hit the shops, splash some cash and tick it off the list, giving something […]

DIY Christmas decorations: it’s not too late

And baubles always break. Crochet Christmas decoration patterns (stocking, star, red robin and tree), £1.50, The Tree Bridge at Folksy.com

5 rugs that will make you smile

Manish hexagon rug, £650, Conran Confetti rug, from £99, Woven Ground Missoni Liuwa rug, £1,954, Amara Xian butterfly rug, from £95, the Rugseller Summer estella multi stripe rug, £475, Heal’s

Teapots with a twist

Zoe, whose appetite for quirky London design shops knows no bounds, tells us what’s top of her list this week: If you are near London’s Portobello Market, I strongly recommend you take some time to visit Golborne Road at the top. Apart from the choice of delicious Middle Eastern food stalls and Portuguese coffee and […]