Philippa Green

I’ve been a fan of Philippa Green’s jewellery since I bought one of her perspex cuffs – a neon orange one with gold detail – about 10 years ago.  I still often wear it and love it just as much as when I first spotted it!
Here’s my pick of what’s currently available on her website:

Bagel ring


Bronze ring with copper chrysocola stone


Clear/black Mexican flower cuff


White perspex cuff with beads


White perspex cuff with beaded strip


Hand cut sterling silver earrings with wooden backing


 

UASHMAMA washable paper

Say what?
UASHMAMA is a company that makes paper bags, braces and aprons out of paper … which feels (and looks) like leather.  Ingenious!
Here’s what they say:

“Our paper bags, braces, and aprons are all sewn in a cottage in Tuscany, so we are proud to call ourselves a cottage industry. The more sophisticated designs our totes and handbags are produced in Florence by manufacturers who also produce for the fashion elite. 

UASHMAMA washable paper looks and feels like leather but washes with ease. Our bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather the paper is stretched and tanned making it durable to withstand washing and daily use.

UASHMAMA washable paper is made using a virgin fibre through cultivation and not deforestation. Paper that washes like fabric holding it’s form so it can be used over and over again promoting sustainability perfect for catering and homewares.”

Paper handbag


Paper Lunch Bag


Paper Purse


Paper Satchel


Paper Tote


Reversible Paper Bag


Metallic Shoulder Bag


 
 
 

Grey days

Grey-haired men are silver foxes, and grey-haired women are over the hill?  I think not.
I had my first grey hair at 16, and have a substantial amount now, 15 years later.  So I’ve decided to embrace the colour, rid myself of permanent dye and see if I can recreate one of the gorgeous looks below.




 

Klomp Ceramics

Made in South Africa Klomp Ceramics are glorious.  Really.
Here’s some of the Klomp story from their website:
Klomp Ceramics was born out of a lifetime of preparation. Like a part of herself that had lain in wait for the right time to present itself.
What do you love to do? Mr Klompje asked his wife Alexia. A simple question not always so simple to answer.
‘Ceramics’ said the voice in her dream that night, and that part of herself was awoken.
Alexia Klompje creates handmade ceramics inspired by her life, experiences and things around her. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, adding to each collection’s individual organic quality.”

Geometric Platter I


Urban Tribe Necklace III


 

S&P Dishes VI


 

Circle Board II


Midnight Bowl I


Round pendant I

Zana

I love this South African label, especially these lovely little every day bags:

Anchor print leather shoulder bag


Lines print leather shoulder bag

Colonel

Colonel is a French design company offering specialised furniture and other design beauties.  Everything is perfect.  I mean just look at those bowls!


Caracas chair


Suzie lamp


Diablo lamp


Dowood lamp


Reversed volume cauliflower bowl


Reversed volume chirimoya


Reversed volume bowls


Kyoto sideboard