Wednesday, 21 January 2009

How Fibreglass Chairs Are Made

I found another film by Charles and Ray Eames. This one was made for Herman Miller, and it covers the fiberglass chair manufacturing steps in wonderful detail. It's amazing to see the craftmanship that goes into these chairs... Enjoy!

Lucky 7 Perfect for Inauguration Dining

I had a fun dinner last night at Lucky 7 diner on Westbourne Park Rd in London. It was excellent - especially as they had the Inauguration of Barack Obama on on TV in there. It felt all very authentic! Lucky 7 is owned by Tom Conran (son of Terence Conran - of the Conran shops fame), and he has gone to town making the place feel as 1950's America as possible. It's super cosy with lovely booths, and the food is perfect (the right price and the right amount). I would recommend the milkshakes - they are amazing although very filling. Just in case you don't like burgers he has 2 other wonderful sounding restaurants that serve different food in the same area!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Cool Drinking at The Bowery - Edinburgh

It's been a fun old weekend! I just got back from Edinburgh - we went up north for a friend's birthday party, which was amazing. The party was at a place called The Bowery that has only just recently opened. If you know Edinburgh, it's on the site of the old Roxy Art House on Roxburgh place. It's not the easiest place to find as there is no sign out front - just a board on the pavement. Expect rustic DIY decoration, old chairs and sofas, a reading room (the bookery) and cocktails served in mis-matching china cups and saucers. Really cute, laid back and definitely worth a look if you find yourself in Edinburgh.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Moby-Dick Makes Pretty Picture!

Firstly, happy new year! Secondly, check out my jugs! OK, so it's only one jug, and that didn't work. This wonderful whale pitcher is made by American born ceramic genius Jonathan Adler. It's high fired stoneware, with a matte white glaze and I want it! Luckily for us they deliver internationally, so for $95 this can be the finishing touch to your dining table.