Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I skipped work the other day...

Last Monday I skipped work (friends staying from Australia. That's my excuse) and did a spot of site seeing.

It is so easy to forget what London has to offer - the history, art and culture, so I always enjoy taking time out to enjoy it.

We started our journey at the British Museum with it's stunning atrium by Norman Foster, skipped straight up to my favourite room, the mummies, before heading to lunch.

Next stop was the National Portrait Gallery and the fantastic photographic exhibition of Camille Silvy, a pioneer of early photography. Silvy captured the society of the time, not only the celebrities and aristocrats of the day, but the uncelebrated people of the streets, with the eerie streets of London as a back drop for many. (Image of a Paris street above).

In stark contrast to the Camille Silvy exhibition, an unusual portrait caught my eye, the Isabella Blow portrait by Noble and Webster (pictured below)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Little Paris...Little Gem!

It's not often I come across a shop that I fall in love with, so I was absolutely delighted to stumble across this little gem of a shop in Crouch End.

Helene, the owner, has hand chosen unique and interesting pieces from the markets of her native France and brought them back to London. The stock is forever changing and her style is simple, elegant and fabulous.

And I just couldn't resist this lovely mustard chair, perfect for my hallway...

Monday, 4 October 2010

Ruth and her Knitting Army

The new Autumn Collection is now online!

Our makers have been so busy getting all our lovely new products made. Especially Ruth Cross and her army of knitters up and down the country, who've been whipping up stunning products, exclusively for Roost Living. They really are the most beautiful blue and each piece knitted by hand.

Below are our gorgeous new Tea Cosies available in both Bessie fit and to fit our own Candy Tea Pot, £27 each.

New for Autumn too is Selina Roses' Bloom throw, £250