Friday, November 28, 2014

Then It All Went Tits Up

I have just spent a few hours looking back on my blog reading posts about how happy I was with my life. Well 3 years gone March that all changed when Harvey walked into the cottage and told me he had cancer. Yes the dreaded C word. After almost being physically sick we decided to take it a day at a time. This was the hardest thing we had ever faced. It put all our other trials and tribulations in the shade.
It's been just over 4 months since the C word took Harvey from me and the kids and it's been tough to say the least. Everything has changed but stayed the same. I feel his presence all the time but not his touch, his breath or his voice.
It's almost Christmas but I don't feel at all festive. I am going to France to be with our youngest daughter and granddaughter for Christmas and New Year and when I return I will face 2015 without him.
I need to take a serious look at my life and what I want to do with what's left of it. Decisions like this used to be exciting but now they just seem a necessity.
I know I can do this and with the help of my fabulous family and friends my life will be happy again and full of lovely memories. I shall take him with me in whatever I do but in my heart this time.
I feel blessed to have experienced life with a man that never bored me and made sure I always knew how much he loved me. It wasn't all a bed of roses but it was often fabulous.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Docking Stations To Please

Moai iPad docking station by scott eaton
 A couple of years ago I featured Venus (bottom image) a docking station by Scott Eaton. Since then he has designed two new ones. Not just Hercules XIII but the Moai iPad docking station, based on the monolithic icons of Easter Island. Love that he is looking at his iphone whilst charging.
Hercules XIII docking station by scott eaton

Venus docking station by scott eaton

scott eaton studio

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reflecting on The Narcissus Desk

The Narcissus Desk
Sometimes you just come across something and think- I WISH I HAD THOUGHT OF THAT - this is one of those things. A genius idea from Sebastian Errazuriz via Mocoloco
The Narcissus Desk

The Narcissus Desk

The Narcissus Desk

The Narcissus Desk

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson

Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson bulldog
I never mastered the art of corchet even though I was a knitwear designer for many years. Had I seen these I may have tried. Shauna Richardson creates taxidermy that doesn't make you cringe in fact it makes you smile. Love how she calls it Crochetdermy.
Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson stag

Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson gorilla

Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson bull

Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson deer
Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson lioness

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weird But Strangely Fascinating

clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga
I know these clay sculptures are weird to the extreme but they are beautifully executed. Eating my food from one of those bowls could be quite disturbing but what the hell! By Ronit Baranga
clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga

clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga

clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Polar Light

polar light by Arturo Erbsman
What a fabulous idea. A chandelier to hang outside which looks gorgeous but even more so when it is icy or it snows. Genius idea by Arturo Erbsman
polar light by Arturo Erbsman

polar light by Arturo Erbsman

Friday, October 03, 2014

Simplicty at it's Very Best

sans souci atelier france
 Bringing together industrial design and graphic design has been a huge success for this French company Sans Souci Atelier. Clever how simple everything is but obvious that a lot of thought has gone into each piece. I am a fan!
sans souci atelier france

sans souci atelier france

sans souci atelier france


Friday, September 26, 2014

Dali Does Drawers

bd barcelona white lambs
With the approval of the Gala Salvador DalĂ­ Foundation, BD has decided to launch a limited edition of twenty white lambs. Deyrolle of Paris have provided the sheepskins. What's not to like?
bd barcelona white lambs

bd barcelona white lambs