It’s an eclectic bunch, the five little things lighting up this grey February week.

1.When it’s love at first sight and you’re totally hooked. Then it doesn’t matter that your son points out that; ” We don’t have long umbrellas”.

This vintage Fornasetti umbrella plate belongs in our Edwardian house’s hallway. Period.


Umbrella stand, “Test Antiche”, Piero Fornasetti, 1950s. Auctionet.

2.Right now I’m on the hunt for a replacement table or generous desk for our living room. The one we had there ended up in my study.

On the claim list: Dark wood with some nice carving work. And of course it should be a vintage one. Both for aesthetics and sustainability.

When I spotted this, it was exactly what I had in mind and that also goes for most of the styling. Maybe not the grass. It’s was close to a “grass fire” on social media #interiors last year so I think I had my dose. Otherwise this is pretty much the look I’m after.

Found at Apt 34 via Automatism.

3.These boots where made for sauntering. Had my eyes on these really tall, tan boots all winter. But I couldn’t see myself running around in them in wet winter London.

So when I spotted them on 50% sale this week and realised it was the last pair in that store and it was my size. Well, then it could only end in one way.

I’ll be wearing them with my ecru coloured jeans tucked in. And together with my cream and beige coloured midi dresses they will be another spring/summer tonal combo.

High leather tan boots, now £99, at &Other Stories.

4. “I never fell in love with fashion, I liked the pace of making collections but I never felt passionate about it in the way I feel about sculpture”,  says the former designer turned artist Nicole Farhi to Wallpaper Magazine

Cybele, 2018.

So no surprise, she sold her fashion label and left the fashion industry seven years ago to pursue her passion for sculpture. Last week her exhibition “Folds” opened at gallery Beaux Arts.

It’s a serie of female torsos that are utterly sensual and beautiful.

Fahri’s Studio in Northern London. Photo: Louise Long for Vogue.

“FOLDS is my antidote to the world of fashion. I believe there is beauty everywhere, and wanted to show parts of the body you don’t even know you have. The fold of the back, for example, is so beautiful and harmonious, the lines become abstract. And the works are sensual, too.”, Nicole Fahri told British Vogue.

FOLDS by Nicole Fahri, 31 Jan- 2 Mar at Beaux Arts, London.

5.The season for one of my favourite fruits, the blood orange, is in full swing. That reminded me to share one of my heavy rotation albums of the latest half year or so.

The fourth album by British-born musician Devonté Hynes under his Blood Orange artist namn is a fusion of funk, soul, R&B and jazz with warm, glossy electronics.

A vitamin well for every season.

Negro Swan by Blood Orange, Spotify.

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