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


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

Anchor print leather shoulder bag

Lines print leather shoulder bag


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