Friday, February 4, 2011

fred shand

Fred Shand recently developed a range of rugs and pillows for Anthropology and I absolutely adore them - I couldn't help but show you her creations!

Fred worked closely with artisans from Delhi, London and New York to design each piece. Perfectly designed and created, each rug and pillow is beautifully unique - the colours and patterns work so well together - I haven't seen anything like them before.

I can't stop looking at them! They are gorgeous!


Thursday, February 3, 2011


My sister has recently started learning French and it has got me thinking how wonderful it would be to spend three months living in France, learning the language and experiencing the "French lifestyle".

I have to admit, I'm not entirely sure what the "French lifestyle" actually is!, but I picture waking up in a gorgeous French villa, riding my bicycle into the town in the morning to collect croissants for breakfast and bread for lunch, enjoying a lovely, long breakfast, followed by a long lunch a few hours later (with a glass or two of wine, of course!) and then a nap in the afternoon, followed by dinner.

I know this a fantasy and that the majority of French people don't live like this everyday, but it sure would be nice to experience this for a few months in one's lifetime! I think it's the simplicity that I am drawn to and being able to enjoy the scenery, food, wine and quietness that the French countryside has to offer.

I think this will definitely be added to my bucket list!

images courtsey of South France Villas